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A black-suited Spider-Man perches on a rooftop and overlooks a city. Spider-Man 2 released a new DLC on March 7. (Jonathan Shelby | Northern Star)

‘Spider-Man 2’ DLC adds fan-requested features

By Jonathan Shelby, Lifestyle Writer | March 19, 2024

While waiting for that mouth-watering Carnage story, Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man 2’ fans have a brand new update to explore that introduces a few long-requested features.  Released on March 7, this DLC allows players to change the color of the symbiote’s...

A screenshot from Sonic Frontiers: The Final Horizon, which depicts Sonic and friends facing an enemy. The new storyline contains new characters and has improved the storys boss fights. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Sonic DLC looks promising, franchise savior

By Jonathan Shelby, Lifestyle Writer | October 9, 2023

Sega’s games have built up a reputation for being plagued with multiple issues such as horrible frame rates, clipping through stages and unbalanced boss fights that have left fans disappointed. However, the company’s newest 3D platformer, Sonic Frontiers,...

A screenshot from the trailer of the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet game pack. The company recently released a new DLC that expands the base game. (Nintendo)

Pokémon delivers fresh cultural experience with new DLC

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 18, 2023

With the newest release by the Pokémon company, players enter the beautiful land of Kitakami, a mountainous region inspired by real-world Japanese culture.  “The Teal Mask” is a downloadable content for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. This...

Frugality is tough for a gamer with GOTY

By David Thomas | September 6, 2010

The current generation of video game consoles has given us gamers a reason to celebrate: downloadable content (DLC).Once reserved for PC games as expansion packs or third-party mods, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 allows Internet-connected gamers to download...