Fighting game legend Justin Wong created a 'Pogchamp room' in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • April 1, 2020 at 4:23 a.m. PDT | Comments: 10

I haven't played a single second of any Animal Crossing games, but have had them described to me by friends who have as "a more fun version of real life activities." This is usually communicated with a small pinch of admitted guilt, but judging by the immense success of the recent Animal Crossing: New Horizons title, it seems very much worth the price tag and hours of investment.

That sense of control that comes with games that offer such high levels of personal customization is more alluring than we may first think, and the fact that the stakes of these IRL mimicries are so low frees us almost entirely from the fears of long term consequences.

It's from that amateur psychological analysis of why people love Animal Crossing so damn much that I garner enough significance in Justin Wong's "Pogchamp room" creation to share it with you today.

Wong has been playing a good bit of ACNH over the better part of these last two weeks (though he's still producing some great fighting game content as well) and wound up importing fighting game personality Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez's famous "Pogchamp" emote into the game's visual customization options.

Wong proceeded to plaster this image as a repetitive wallpaper that covered all walls as well as the floor of his Animal Crossing home. He also added a Pogchamp to the front and back of his character's shirt for good measure.

This was a particular highlight of the streaming session and thus was clipped and posted to Twitter, where it got quite a bit of additional attention. The clip even features the song "Halcyon On and On" from musical group Obital. Those who have watched the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie will recognize this particular tune from near the film's ending.

You can view the custom room by clicking the thumbnail here. After you're done hit up the comments section with either your own personal psychoanalytic conclusions concerning the allures of customization and control in games or your simple appreciations for repetitious Pogchamp wallpapers.


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