by Jessica Ham
The world is scary right now, and the future is unknown, but there is one thing that you can rely on during a crisis, video games. Despite what is going on, video games are still being released and are a welcome distraction from the chaos.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released for the Nintendo Switch on March 20. Fans of the series have been crossing days off their calendars for months in anticipation for the new game. My fiancé Rick has not stopped talking about it since it was announced. Finally, the game is here and is the perfect game to relax with during this trying time. Unlike previous Animal Crossing games, online interaction is available. Anyone from another island can visit your island, and players can make houses on your island and help you with chores and various other tasks. Fans have been playing the game non-stop since its release and are excited for what is to come in the coming days.
Doom Eternal was released for the Xbox, PS4, and PC on March 20. This game is a heavy contrast from Animal Crossing with action and a first person shooter style gameplay. The game takes place two years after the previous game with sixty percent of humanity being wiped out. The Doom Slayer is once again the protagonist returning with new weapons and a satellite fortress. The game has received glowing reviews with a five out of five star rating from most game reviewers. The gameplay is difficult but fun and engaging and is a welcome change to the Doom universe.
Gamestop has been in the spotlight lately, and not in a good way. Gamestop announced earlier this week that they would continue to keep their stores open despite warnings for non-essential businesses to close their doors during the crisis. Because of backlash, however, today they announced they will be closing the stores after all.
Video games and entertainment are a constant in the world, despite whatever is going on. Games will always be there for you when you need them.
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