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Brie Larson embraces memes of her reimagined as Animal Crossing villagers

Published: 27/Feb/2020 1:00 Updated: 28/Mar/2020 17:53

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson has responded to a viral Twitter meme that sees herself compared to several cute Animal Crossing villagers, and it seems as though she’s a fan!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is almost here, and players are ridiculously excited for it. The last mainline entry in the Nintendo franchise released in 2013, so it’s been a long, almost seven-year wait for the next instalment.

One fan decided to compare villagers from the series to Brie Larson, and some of the side-by-sides actually look pretty similar. They were so good, in fact, the Marvel actress herself responded and gave a nod of approval.

On February 23, Twitter user ‘tessaracts’ shared a post captioned “Brie Larson as Animal Crossing villagers; a thread” in which they uploaded a picture of money-hungry raccoon Tom Nook wearing a leaf print shirt next to a photograph of the 30-year-old in a similar outfit.

The tweet went viral with over 3,800 retweets and 21,700 likes, and caught so much attention, that the actress herself managed to see it and responded to it.

“Literal actual facts,” she quote-tweeted, clearly impressed by the creativity. The thread also included comparisons like villager June wearing a floral outfit, and Resetti raging out after the player reset their console without saving.

The California-born star responded again when another user replied with a picture of smug squirrel villager Marshal next to a picture of the actress as Envy Adams in movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

“I would like to add this,” the fan said, to which Larson quote-tweeted a second time with “Addendum to the actual literal facts!” as a follow up to her first one.

The comparison meme has been around for a while, with other versions including a whole horde of celebrities and their counterparts such as cartoon characters, flowers, and weirdly enough, fruits.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases on March 20 onto the Nintendo Switch, and promises to be the best game yet in the life simulation series.

If you’d like to preorder it, the limited edition console, or any accessories, all the information you need is in our handy guide.


Animal Crossing player’s crazy Smash Ultimate tournament venue goes viral

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Animal Crossing New Horizons player designed a brilliant Smash Ultimate tournament venue in-game, and many fans are absolutely loving it.

The global health crisis really hurt LAN events for Smash Ultimate and other fighting games in 2020. Many venues that thrived off hosting events suffered immensely, and while players have been missing in-person competitions, that didn’t stop one player from recreating a tournament venue within Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing is chock full of materials and objects that work well to design a fighting game venue, and Redditor ‘timshady11’ made good use of them for their creation.

Anyone who has ever been to a weekly tournament at a bar, restaurant or arcade is familiar with the general layout. You have the front desk for signups and registration, numerous setups for people to compete and a spot designated for streaming high-profile matchups.

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The Smash scene got a bit beaten up.

In this case, timshady11 included all of those things and then some. As you can see in the video, there is a desk area by the entrance with a laptop and Smash Ultimate book to keep track of tournament entrees.

Moving on from there, the venue has all sorts of desks with two chairs, a monitor and a Nintendo Switch. In total, we count six of these non-featured setups, which is a respectable number for a weekly event.

The venue also has numerous arcade cabinets, vending machines, booths, couches, and of course, a stream setup. That section is pretty well-made with cameras, a computer, and three couches in the vicinity for observers.

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Users on Reddit were certainty impressed with the creation. “Awesome! The aesthetic is cozy and cool, really like the vibe overall,” one complimented.

“This is amazing! It made me really nostalgic for IRL tournaments tho,” another remarked with a frowny face emoji.

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Smash players have been missing LAN events.

If you want to visit the island for yourself, timshady11 revealed it as: DA-3428-2657-9989.

While Smash tournaments have been forced to move online, hopefully, players will get the opportunity to return to their venues in the foreseeable future and duke it out in person once again. Until then, at least there’s always the Animal Crossing island to tide us over.