LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga celebrates Star Wars Day with two DLC packs

Two new DLC packs are now available for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

The DLC comes in the form of two character packs, The Mandalorian Season 2 and Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

The Mandalorian Season 2 Character Pack includes Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett, Bo Katan, Fennec Shand and Moff Gideon. Star Wars: The Bad Batch Character Pack comes with Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Crosshair, and Echo.

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Sims 4 seemingly teases the return of werewolves in latest content roadmap

Following a bit of a bumpy start to 2022 for The Sims 4 – thanks to the frustratingly buggy launch of My Wedding Stories – EA has teased a look ahead at the next few months of expansion releases, including what appears to be the long-awaited return of playable werewolves.

According to a newly shared content roadmap, The Sims 4 will receive three new expansions of varying sizes over the next two months. EA is gathering all three together under the banner Seize the Night, and all are connected by a loose nocturnal theme.

At the smaller end of the scale are two new Kit packs, currently being teased under the names Chic Nights Out and Cozy Nights In, which perhaps points to a new selection of nightlife clothing in the first expansion and comfy new furnishings in the latter.

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In defence of Soul Calibur 4’s horrible Star Wars guest characters

Link suits the world of Soul Calibur. The elf-like little twink fit into the roster as well as any sword-wielding fantasy hero could – facing off against the likes of the machiavellian Frenchman Raphael, the inhuman hellspawn Astaroth, or the horny gimp Voldo, the Legend of Zelda guest character fits right in. Weaponry, aesthetic, move set… all of it gels with Soul Calibur’s camp high fantasy world – even when you’re pulling massive bombs out of God-knows-where and hurling them across the stage. It just fits.

You know what doesn’t fit, though? Lightsabers. No amount of sci-fi reasoning, magic, or blaming it on wizards can make Yoda, Darth Vader, and (eurgh) Starkiller fit in the war-torn European and Silk Road settings of Soul Calibur. It just doesn’t track. Why Bandai Namco decided to shoehorn the trio of characters into the fourth Soul Calibur game, then, remains a mystery; it’s damaging to both brands, it makes no sense canonically, and – more than anything else – it’s just all a bit tacky (or should that be Taki?)

And yet, I like them. All of them. Even Starkiller and his stupid every-00s-action-game protagonist face. As guest characters in a fighting game, they’re fun – a surprisingly low bar, but one that is very often tripped over and mashed into the ground beneath (here’s looking at you, Negan).

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BioShock High School musical wins show choir competition

A musical based on BioShock from California’s John Burroughs High School Powerhouse choir has won the Hart Encore 2022 show choir competition.

The choir performed a series of songs that together tell the story of Rapture, the iconic underwater city from the first entry in the game series.

The likes of Andrew Ryan, Brigid Tenenbaum, and Sander Cohen all feature, singing classics like Proud Mary – the lyrics switched to “rolling underwater”, of course.

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DLC Trailer Released For LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

“I am one with the Force and the Force is with me”.

A new trailer has been released that showcases the various DLC Character Packs available for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

The packs displayed in the new trailer include the Bad Batch Character Pack, the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Character Pack, The Mandalorian: Season One and Season Two Character Packs, the Solo: A Star Wars Story Character Pack, the Trooper Character Pack, and the Classic Character Pack.

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Here’s your first look at Sonic Prime coming to Netflix

Our first look at Sonic Prime is here and you can get somewhat of an idea of what to expect from the Netflix animated series in a short clip.

Granted, it’s just super short, but it still provides a look at the 3D animation, and shows Sonic running and catching rings before posing with one. So it’s more of a teaser than anything, really.

As announced in February last year, the series will consist of 24-episodes aimed at kids, families, and long-time fans. In it, the blue speedster will become entangled in the fate of a “strange new multiverse”.

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Genshin Impact has reportedly raked in over $3bn since its release

New data shows that the free-to-play Breath of the Wild-like Genshin Impact has surpassed $3bn in player spending worldwide for its mobile versions. Not a bad sum for a game that only released in September 2020. This basically means that Genshin Impact makes roughly $1bn every six months.

These impressive figures come from Sensor Tower, with the company saying: “Following its worldwide release, the title took 171 days to generate its first $1bn on mobile, not including spending through third-party Android stores.

“It then took an extra 195 days to accumulate a further $1bn – resulting in the title picking up $2bn in its first year alone. Genshin Impact crossed the $3bn milestone 185 days later, meaning the game has averaged revenue of $1bn every six months, making it one of the most successful mobile games of all time.”

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