Amongst Us, Minecraft and Animal Crossing: Video gaming throughout quarantine

After we had been one week into the pandemic, my good friend Xochilt determined she had lastly had sufficient. She invited me and our different associates, Jack and Hailey, to a Discord server, a chatting platform that permits communities to attach by means of textual content and voice channels in real-time. 

On our small server, we performed video video games like Minecraft and Animal Crossing collectively utilizing the voice channel capabilities. Quickly, our small group of 4 associates expanded to our outer good friend group, and later associates of associates. Our server is now made up of 20 different college students experiencing related emotions of loneliness.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our important supply of connection has come by means of our screens. Now we have discovered salvation in texting, hope in FaceTime calls with associates and happiness within the cute digital animals we have now invited to dwell in our digital cities. Video video games equivalent to Animal Crossing, Minecraft and Amongst Us have change into an integral a part of our quarantine expertise.

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