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Pokimane loses it over Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ most annoying bugs

Published: 28/Mar/2020 20:41 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 17:08

by Brent Koepp

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Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys lost it during her Animal Crossing: New Horizons broadcast when she was continuously bested by the island’s pesky bugs.

Animal Crossing saw the release of its latest installment New Horizons on March 20. The relaxing social simulation game was a much needed break for players, as they were whisked away to their very own uninhabited tropical island.

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However, Twitch personality Pokimane found aspects of the laidback title frustrating, as the land’s wildlife seemed to get the best of her. The streamer lost it when she struggled with the game’s bug catching mechanics.

Pokimane loses it over Animal Crossing’s bugs

The latest Animal Crossing title has taken Twitch by storm, as popular streamers such as Pokimane have been playing it for their viewers. In the series, players are given a net to catch insects and wildlife, however the Moroccan-Canadian has been struggling with this mechanic.

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In a hilarious video she uploaded to her YouTube channel on March 27, the star compiled clips of her being bested by the island’s inhabitants. “He was literally in my net!” the streamer exclaimed, after an insect escaped her catching attempt.

In another clip, Poki gets chased by a tarantula, only to get bitten after failing to capture it. She then lost it when another of the bug crawled away from her into a hole, and began to jokingly break down ‘crying’ before ranting, “They got into the water! They fall off ledges! They go into holes!?! Holes!?! Just stay where I put you!”

(Timestamp 02:41 for mobile users.)

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Catching insects wasn’t the only thing she had trouble with. She also became frustrated with the game’s fishing, as she accidentally scared off a fish after trying to re-position her hook in the water.

Faced with another hard lesson about the games design, she found herself being swarmed by wasps after chopping down a tree. Only problem is, since she was visiting another island, she had no buildings to run into for cover.

“Oh no, no, no, no! How do I lose them? Oh my God! I can’t go indoors!” she exclaimed, before admitting defeat and getting stung by the pesky insects.

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While the streamer seemed to struggle with the creatures, she eventually managed to capture a spider running at her and celebrated the victorious moments – something that all AC players can relate to.

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Animal Crossing originally made its North American debut in 2001 on the GameCube, and the adorable simulation franchise has gone on to become a cultural phenomena. Despite releasing a week ago at the time of writing, New Horizons has already become the fastest selling Switch title to date in Japan.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp

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An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.

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The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.

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Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.

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Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.