New Homes for New Villagers! – Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Part 4

With three new villagers on the way, I scramble to set up their homes in time for their arrival! We also do a show & tell with a round of Animal Crossing Amiibo cards!

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Another New Villager! – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Live Stream – Part 3

Wasn’t expecting to get a new neighbour, but I’m glad to have them! We also discuss the latest Twitch DMCA news, being sad that my PlayStation 5 probably won’t arrive on launch day, and my early impressions of Fuser!

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Our First New Villager is… – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Live Stream – Part 2

Welcome to the neighbourhood, _______! Before we finally meet our new friend, I test out some new spoopy voices and we discuss partying as a young adult!

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Brand New Start! – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Live Stream – Part 1

With Steff and I’s shared island having been transferred to her new Switch Lite, it’s time for me to set up roots in a new spot! We begin our adventure by finding a new island, setting up a tent, meeting our new neighbours, and buying our first house!

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How-to Safely Transfer Your Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island to a New Nintendo Switch

Transferring your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island from one Nintendo Switch to another is…not the easiest process. In order to minimize the potential for cheating, Nintendo has implemented some rigid restrictions into the game. The biggest of which is that players can only have one island per Switch and that islands can’t be easily transferred between consoles.

As Steff was awaiting for the arrival of her new Switch Lite, I scrambled to find a way for us to transfer our island to her Switch. Based on the little information online, I got a lot of conflicting messages and couldn’t find a solid answer on how to do it. Some guides even suggested lying on the phone with Nintendo in order to get them to do it!

Our island is now safely on Steff’s new Switch. In case you’re wondering how you can transfer your island, here’s how we did it.

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Visiting Dream Islands! – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Live Stream

Welcome to the neighbourhood! My wife Steff joins for the important task of finding a new villager for our Animal Crossing: New Horizons island! We’re so happy with who we ended up with! Along the way, I make goofy voices for each villager, Steff leads an island tour, and Steff dishes the dirt on the whole Haley situation…

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Easing Out of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

From year-round events, to hundreds of villagers to meet, to the struggle of paying off your mortgage, Animal Crossing games are generally designed with longevity in mind. With New Horizons, it’s probably the best equipped in the series to keep players engaged for years to come.

I’ll certainly pop back in from time-to-time to manage my turnips and partake in major events. However, my daily grind is probably over at this point. And that’s okay.

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Villager Search! – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Live Stream

Welcome to the neighbourhood! My wife Steff joins for the important task of finding a new villager for our Animal Crossing: New Horizons island! We’re so happy with who we ended up with! Along the way, I make goofy voices for each villager, Steff leads an island tour, and Steff dishes the dirt on the whole Haley situation…

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Recreating My Streaming Studio in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

“What if I built my actual streaming room in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?”

The question hit me fairly early on as I uploaded the image of my Toronto Raptors championship banner that adorns my IRL studio. That night, I uploaded a few more images to give my house the “feel” of my basement, such as Link to match the art that Kris and Rachel from Double Jump gave me for Christmas, my Notorious B.I.G photo, and a picture of my best boy Snorlax.

Finally, I went all the way and built out the whole room.

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What Makes for a Good “Comfort Game”?

These last few weeks have been some of the hardest in modern history. Forced to retreat into our homes for the sake of social distancing, many are turning to games for some mental health relief. Ever since Animal Crossing: New Horizons released, my wife and I have poured hours into our shared island.

Part of that is because it’s the hot new game of the moment. But it’s also a fitting game for where we are from a mental standpoint. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the ultimate comfort game, considering the circumstances at hand.

This got me thinking about the greater concept of “comfort games”. Technically, any game can be comforting to someone. But what is it about a game that makes it more comfortable during times of high stress? I take a stab at defining the broadest parameters of what a “comfort game” is.

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