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xQc hits the jackpot while fishing in Animal Crossing

Published: 24/Mar/2020 17:30 Updated: 28/Mar/2020 17:51

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch personality Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel caught one of Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s largest and most valuable fish on one of his first casts of the day.

Like a lot of other streamers and people stuck inside, xQc has been giving New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch a try – and so far, he seems to be enjoying himself.

xQc hosted a fishing contest on his first day in the game, and was apparently so impressed with one player’s Ocean Sunfish that he just had to get one for himself.

The Ocean Sunfish can only be caught from 4 AM to 9 PM from the months of July-September in New Horizons, so Felix was up before the sun to try and snag one.

Despite its massive size, the Sunfish only appears as a medium to large-sized fish shadow, with a fin sticking up when it’s in the water, so xQc had no idea what he was going to catch as he reeled it in.

After a few seconds of precision angling, xQc lifted the beast out of the water and marveled at his catch, which completely covered up his character model.

“Oh my god, are you kidding me, are you kidding!?” Felix exclaimed. “First try! Ocean Sunfish baby! Oh my god.”

The fish is absolutely massive, and would make quite the conversation piece in a tank at your home – but the Ocean Sunfish also sells for a cool 4,000 Bells to Tom Nook if you need a little extra cash.

However, xQc decided to donate his trophy to the Museum instead, so he would always be able to remember his ridiculously good luck.

“Chat, you can always have money, but you can’t always have memories,” xQc told his chat as he donated his prize. “Goodbye Ocean Sunfish.”

After giving his fish a new home, the streamer decided to check out how it was doing with chat in the aquarium before moving on to other tasks.

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xQc was blown away by his fishy friend’s new pad.

So far, Felix seems to be enjoying himself in New Horizons – probably in part due to his string of incredible luck so far in the game.

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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.

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.

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.

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.