A website could pay you $1,000 if you log 50 hours playing Nintendo's 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'

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  • An internet service comparison website is hosting a contest for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” players.
  • Applications are open until Aug. 6. The winner must accept by Aug. 16 and will then have until Sept. 30 to play 50 hours on the popular game to receive a $US1,000 prize.
  • The game is Nintendo’s latest instalment in the franchise and has become a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering players a much-needed escape.
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An internet provider comparison site could pay you hundreds of dollars for simply playing a video game.

If you enter HighSpeedInternet.com’s contest for a chance to play “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” for 50 hours between Aug. 16 and Sept. 30, the company could award you $US1,000, as CNET reported.

Applications are open until Aug. 6, and contestants must be a US resident, at least 18 years of age, and have a copy of the game and, of course, a Nintendo Switch device to play it on.

The only catch with applying is that the company will ask you to run an internet speed test and report back your findings in a form found here. You also have to submit your first and last names and email address.

The winner will be chosen on Aug. 6 and will have until Aug. 16 to accept, at which point the challenge will commence to log the 50 hours of playtime.

Nintendo’s much-anticipated “New Horizons” game debuted in March and quickly became hailed as a much-needed respite from the COVID-19 pandemic. Players are able to build homes, make friends, and escape to a different reality. Some have even celebrated important life moments, like weddings, inside the universe.

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