An Animal Crossing Group Chat Helped Me Survive Lockdown

I know, I know – you’ve heard enough about Animal Crossing: New Horizons becoming the new way to socialize amid the pandemic. We even mentioned it in a post about video games as a social platform just a few months ago. Well, I have firsthand experience in meeting new friends…

How are Video Games Fighting Seasonal Depression?

Seasonal Affective Depression (SAD) is a struggle for many of us. Cold weather—not to mention a pandemic—is forcing us to stay inside more, the sun sets way too early for comfort, and our sleep suffers because of these changes. Because of our need to remain isolated and indoors, more video…

Animal Crossing Has Been a Vital Connection in the Pandemic

Animal Crossing: New Horizons hasn’t been just another Nintendo release. In 2020, it became a major bridge of connectivity between friends and family who couldn’t see each other thanks to the dangers of the pandemic. In the early days of COVID-19, the game’s portal of creativity helped players develop unique…