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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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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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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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review

How do you revitalize Animal Crossing? Many may argue that this question is built on a false premise and that’s fine. For me, every gimmick they’ve bolted onto each subsequent release couldn’t mask the fact that I’m still catching fish, talking to villagers, and paying down a mountain of debt in the same ways that I did on the GameCube decades ago.

Much of what’s defined the franchise still persists in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, right down to how annoying it can be to cast your lure at the exact angle. Even so, I find myself completely enamoured with this Switch iteration thanks to a host of quality-of-life improvements.

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Welcome to My House! – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Live Stream

Welcome to Steff and I’s island of Pawnee! We just got a shop and I’ve got a boatload of tasks to cross off my to-do list. I have also put in a lot of work making sure the art on my in-game walls is reflective of what you see in the basement. Towards the end of the stream, we take a visit to Randy’s island that is rich in fruits!

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How Animal Crossing: New Horizons Focuses Players Within its Open-Ended Structure

One of the coolest things about the Animal Crossing franchise is that its open-ended structure allows players to have a rewarding experience however they approach it. Want to collect one of everything? Go nuts! Prefer to focus on designing clothes? Have fun! Want to dabble in everything the game has to offer? Me too!

However, this openness can feel like aimlessness. With so much to do, where does one even begin? Or, as someone who has played almost every entry in the series, “What is my incentive to fish, talk to strangers, and collect fruits again?”

Admittedly, I did not expect Animal Crossing: New Horizons to have a compelling answer to this question. The franchise has struggled with this question with every release past the original on GameCube. Lo and behold, I think New Horizons figured it out.

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I Try Out Ashe for the First Time in Overwatch!

While in the process of squashing a new audio de-sync issue that’s been going on with my stream of late, I give the latest hero in Overwatch Ashe a try! I really like what I’ve played so far to the point where I’ll heavily consider making her my main someday!

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