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Company offers to give $1,000 to player willing to play ‘Animal Crossing’ for 50 hours

/ 04:33 PM July 10, 2020
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The “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” special edition Switch contains a code for the game in some regions but not others. Image: courtesy of Nintendo via AFP Relaxnews

A company is hiring one lucky gamer to play the hit Nintendo video game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” in exchange for $1,000 (around P49,500).

HighSpeedInternet.com, a website that aims to help consumers find the “perfect” internet package, will be giving one player a “dream job,” and all he or she has to do is play the game for 50 hours, according to its post last Monday, July 6.

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The applicant must be 18 years old or older, has a copy of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” and a Nintendo Switch console to play the game. The site will only accept applicants residing in the United States.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re new in town or a master gamer perfecting your private utopia—we’re open to entries from all our gamer neighbors,” the website said.

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The winner will be selected on Aug. 8, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). The candidate must confirm by Aug. 16 at or before 11:59 p.m., MDT.

The Nintendo Switch enthusiast must have logged 50 hours of playing “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” by Sept. 30, MDT, in order to collect the payment.

To apply, the applicant must run an internet speed test and submit the result, together with the rest of his/her personal information, in the website’s form.

HighSpeedInternet.com will notify the winner via letter or email within seven days after the selection date. According to the company, the applicant will be chosen based on the “quality of application as judged by HighSpeedInternet.com employees.”

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has turned into a virtual escape or safe haven for gamers who are stuck in lockdown amid the COVID-19 crisis. In the first three days since it was released, the game set a new record for Nintendo Switch games in Japan by selling 1.88 million copies.  /ra

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TOPICS: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Gamers, internet speed, Nintendo Switch, United States
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