Yesterday, Nintendo released new guidelines for its game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The new guidelines discuss what businesses and organizations can and cannot do. A guideline that stood out to most was “…refrain from bringing politics into the Game.” since a few politicians have played the game. Some for the benefit, and some for fun. Nintendo also stated that if any of the guidelines have been broken or are damaging/influencing a community they ask to stop the activities; or they (Nintendo) will take action. The reason why these guidelines are so important is that Nintendo has done similar things before. When Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released their custom stage creators, Nintendo banned/suspended many players for their offensive stages. As well as any political stages. The other reason for the importance of the new policy is that Animal Crossing is a very innocent game. With the new guidelines that don’t allow political activities, vulgar acts, discriminatory, and offensive acts. Nintendo is pushing to keep the game family-friendly. More importantly, Animal Crossing is a peaceful game that is relaxing and is an escape from reality which makes it a perfect game.
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