#AnimalCrossingDoomCrossover


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The timing couldn’t be any more perfect for the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom Eternal.  With everyone stuck in the house from school or work, now’s a better time than ever to play some video games.  These two titles make for great games to play.

Ironically enough, both Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom Eternal were released on the same day (March 20th).  Many fans waited months until they could get their copies.

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To celebrate this glorious release, audiences created various mashups of Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  Some created artwork while others made videos that incorporated one game over the other.  There were ideas that featured Animal Crossing characters with weapons from Doom Eternal.  Then there was also Doom Slayer entering Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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Whatever the idea may be, they are all amazing in their own ways.  Both fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom Eternal are coming together over one anticipated date.  They mashed Isabelle with Doom Slayer (and vice-versa).  It’s this kind of crossover that connects all games alike.

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Whether you play Animal Crossing: New Horizons or Doom Eternal, you still have one thing in common with the other gamer.  You were both waiting for that one amazing game to play while being quarantined for a while.

Doom Eternal + Animal Crossing: New Horizons


One of the most popular activities you can do while quarantined at home is play some video games.  Lucky for us, two highly anticipated game just came out a few days ago.  There is Animal Crossing: New Horizons where you can escape to your dream island getaway.  The other popular game that also came out was Doom Eternal.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The time has finally arrived to start your vacation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  You get your own tent to set up after meeting with Tom Nook (who you will have to work for while you’re here).  There tons of collectibles and friends to meet with during your vacation.  Animal Crossing: New Horizons features lots of incredible customization options to choose from.  Not only can you pull weeds or cut down trees, but you can also shape the lay of the land along the way.  Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a great game for escaping to that dream vacation while still being quarantined.

Doom Eternal

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Doom Eternal is the fifth game of the Doom series and the sequel to the 2016 game Doom.  Players take on the role of Doom Slayer, the ancient warrior who battles demonic forces of Hell.  Some of the various firearms you collect in the game include the Combat Shotgun, Super Shotgun, Rocket Launcher, Heavy Cannon, Plasma Rifle, BFG 9000, and Ballista.  It’s the perfect game to take out your frustrations on all of the enemies.

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With that, Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been out since March 20th.  They both make for great games to play while being quarantined at home.  You can either escape to your dream vacation or fight demons in Hell.

#50ActivitiesWhileQuarantined


Are you feeling bored from being quarantined these days?  Not in school or don’t have any work to do this week?  Feel like your about to go stir crazy from being in the house most of the time?

Well folks, you don’t have to panic.  You can prevent yourself from becoming like Jack Nicholson in Stephen King’s The Shining.  There are many things you can do to keep yourself occupied while at home.  While you can’t be with your friends or family, you can have fun while being in quarantine.

Here is a list of 50 things you can do at home during these times of isolation:

  • Watch TV
  • Play Video Games
  • Draw a picture
  • Cook a meal
  • Play with your pet
  • Smoke a joint (or two!)
  • Clean your room
  • Read a book
  • Take a bath
  • Start a blog
  • Call friends
  • Dance around your apartment or house
  • Go window shopping online
  • Reorganize furniture
  • Organize your closets
  • Learn a new hobby or craft
  • Scrapbook with old photos
  • Sing with karaoke
  • Play basketball
  • Solve math problems
  • write a poem, essay, etc.
  • Make plans for the future
  • Build a structure out of ordinary materials (Popsicle sticks, toothpicks)
  • Take professional photographs
  • Drink alcohol
  • Check out the sunrise/sunset
  • Order products online (Amazon!)
  • Go for a walk
  • Brainstorm solutions for complex problems
  • Make a video
  • Play Card games
  • Knitting
  • Play an instrument
  • Practice karate
  • Decorate your living space
  • Water your plants
  • Bake a cake
  • Start a collection
  • Indulge with some chocolates
  • Complete a puzzle
  • Walk your dog
  • Grow plants/flowers
  • Color on a coloring book
  • Paint your nails
  • Bird-watching
  • Balance your checkbook
  • Sculpt with clay
  • Jump rope
  • Brew your own beer
  • Go for a run

The Witness Review (4 Years Later)


Over four years ago, an entertainment blog was created.  The blog featured topics from all kinds of categories.  TV, music, movies, video games, fashion, and eventually cannabis were some of the various categories of entertainment being discussed.  That blog is MakeSandcastlesNotWar.

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MakeSandcastlesNotWar began in March 2016 as an entertainment blog that covers various ranges of topics.  As the years went on, MakeSandcastlesNotWar reached into more complex and intriguing ideas.  There were PR nightmares, product reviews, advertisement sightings, philosophical passages, quotes, memes, and so much more.  The very first post was dived into a simple, yet perplexing puzzle game known as The Witness.

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The Witness is an adventure puzzle game where you explore an open world island that is filled with both man-made and natural structures.  You roam around the island solving more than 500 puzzles.  Some are on grids featured on panels while others are all around the environment.

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But its not just puzzles you discover while wandering through the island.  Hidden across the different areas are audio logs that play recordings of famous passages being read.  Many of these audio logs coincide with the stage of the game you are in.  These passages are from educators such as Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Nicholas of Cusa, B.F. Skinner, and Arthur Eddington.

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What really drew me into The Witness were the incredible amount of small details found within the island.  There were times I had to walk slowly around the Jungle or the Tree house to find that hidden audio log.  Just one more step to the left and I found that other environmental puzzle I was searching for.  Even when I thought I found everything there was when I first played The Witness, I end up finding even more to discover. It’s a game where you have to take a step back for a bit and look at your surroundings.

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Four years later and we have yet ANOTHER post discussing the The WtinessThe Witness is more than just another puzzle game – it’s a game that challenges you to a whole new way of thinking.  You have to think from this other perspective to fully comprehend what is happening.  While there are no enemies or bosses, The Witness still pushes you to think a little deeper to solve the puzzle.

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As the title of the first MakeSandcastlesNotWar blog post went, The Witness is about solving the maze within your mind.