It began as many things do on the internet — as a meme. Someone joked that Bieber’s mansion looked like a building owned by The Avengers. Soon after, Twitter user pooldad pixelated the image and remarked that it “looks like it’s from a 1999 strategy game.” And the rest, well, you’ll have to see for yourself.
if you pixelate the picture of justin beibers house a bit it looks like it’s from a 1999 strategy game pic.twitter.com/biaiRpA4ek
— pooldad (@pooldad) April 6, 2020
Command & Conquer is a natural pick for Bieber’s lofty bungalow. But how is this for a blast from the past? Twitter user epsilene dropped the circular château right into the middle of a Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds match. The game came out not too long ago in 2001. And in a game where you can command armies of stormtroopers and AT-ATs, Bieber’s mansion fits right into the sci-fi fantasy.
Just(in) like the simulations
But it’s not just RTS games that have been graced by Bieber’s ridiculous house. A couple other users got into the fun, dropping the home into SimCity as well as The Sims. Though, personally, I don’t think it fits the overall SimCity motif. It’s a bit too circular for all the square, normal-looking buildings. Regardless, it does seem at home in The Sims, maybe as some kind of modern art museum. Or an aquarium. Or a sewage treatment plant, I don’t know.
It is interesting to note that Justin Bieber’s house manages to look somewhat normal when placed in a more fantasy setting. But it’s all in good, Photoshop fun. I mean, it’s not like Twitter users are tossing his house in any dangerous digital locations. Right?