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Cool Stuff: 'Star Wars' Black Series Line Expands with 'The Mandalorian' in Beskar Armor, Admiral Ackbar & More

Last week, Hasbro celebrated Star Wars Fan Appreciation Day, because every single day is a new chance for the population at large to be marketed to by major corporations. Thankfully, we’re Star Wars fans, and the announcement of new Star Wars Black Series figures is an exciting one, especially when they include a new version of The Mandalorian in Beskar armor, the respected Admiral Ackbar, a fierce Ewok warrior, and a slick carbonized version of a beloved character from The Empire Strikes Back.

The Mandalorian Black Series Action Figure

Just before The Mandalorian arrived on Disney+, the first wave of merchandising from the live-action Star Wars series arrived in stores along with the first action figures from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But it seemed Hasbro didn’t properly anticipate demand for the Black Series figures associated with the series, because nearly all of them have been extremely difficult to find, especially Mando himself. But hopefully that will change with this new version of the bounty hunter.

Unlike the first version of The Mandalorian Black Series figure, this one comes with shiny new Beskar armor. It’s a much cleaner version of the character, and he still comes with all the appropriate weaponry. Unfortunately, there’s no two-pack that comes with The Child known as Baby Yoda, but you can still buy the little guy separately.


Admiral Ackbar and Teebo Join the Black Series

Two characters from Return of the Jedi are getting their due diligence as Black Series figures. Admiral Ackbar joins the line, looking like his back has been seriously injured in the promotional photo above. Meanwhile, the Ewok known as Teebo is clearly not in the mood for dealing with any Stormtrooper crap, so don’t mess with that dude.


New Carbonized Boba Fett and Stormtrooper

Finally, after first being introduced on Triple Force Friday last fall, the carbonized variant line of Black Series figures is getting two new additions this year, and they should be infinitely easier to find than that initial wave, especially since they’re both available for pre-order over at Big Bad Toy Store right now.

Boba Fett is easily the coolest of the two new carbonized figures. Much like The Mandalorian carbonized figure released last year as a Target exclusive (which now goes for a 400% mark-up on the retail price), the armor looks slick with that metallic shine. Meanwhile, the Stormtrooper still looks pretty cool, but it would have been much better if they made a Captain Phasma figure with the carbonized paint style instead.

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Towie's Lauren Pope reveals growing baby bump and shock of pregnancy in isolation

LAUREN Pope gave her fans a glimpse of her growing baby bump, revealed she's 24 weeks today, and thanked her “amazing” mummy network for keeping her sane during isolation.

The 37-year-old reality star, who quit Towie last year after nine years on screen, is expecting her first child with millionaire boyfriend Tony Keterman.

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Looking radiant in next to no make up and just a tiny crop top and comfy jogging bottoms, the model smiled happily for the camera as she rested her arm on her blossoming tummy.

DJ Lauren wrote next to the beautiful photo: “Bump watch…Not quite how I imagined pregnancy would be but isolation isn’t so bad, at least I will be well rested by the time baby arrives! ⠀
“Keeping me sane is all the amazing women over on the Facebook group I’ve set up called 👉🏼 The Mum Space.⠀
“It’s basically a safe space for any mums or mums to be during lockdown to be able to chat to each other, ask Q’s, talk about our anxieties & vent if we want to!”


Her fans were quick to heap compliments on her and her beautiful bump, and thank her for creating a place to go to chat.

One wrote: “Amazing group 😘 thank you Lauren! It's so nice to have a mummy group that isnt bitchy! Just helpful, kind lovely advice and ladies”

A second added: “So beautiful glad you’re taking time to rest lots on lockdown 😍🙏”

While a third gushed: " Such a cute bump"


Lauren revealed she was expecting a child with her financier beau back in early March with a series of adorable photos on Instagram.

The star, who celebrated her first anniversary with Tony in December last year, posted pictures of her bump and the words: "Pure Happiness 💕."

In a collection of Polaroid-style snaps stuck on a pinboard, he was seen kissing her tummy, while she posed cradling the bump in another snap.

A third picture showed their child, the gender of whom they have not revealed, in a hospital ultrasound scan.


Lauren was bombarded with congratulations from her celeb pals, with Gemma Collins writing: "Wow 💖💗💖💗💖❤️💫 So happy 💖."

Lauren has long spoken about her wish to be a mum, saying in 2014: "I want to meet someone and have children, sooner than in the next five years."

Before settling down with Tony, Lauren dated a string of Towie fellas, including Kirk Norcross, Mario Falcone, Tom Pearce and Lewis Bloor.

She also had a short-lived relationship with Geordie Shore's Aaron Chalmers in 2016.

Tony is a 33-year-old millionaire financial guru who once dated Imogen Thomas – but has no interest is being famous.

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Holly Willoughby’s appearance leaves This Morning viewers distracted ‘Bad news?’

This Morning fans were in for a bit of a shock when the show kicked off as Holly Willoughby sported a very different look to what viewers are used to. The presenter is usually seen in a variety of colourful, bright clothes but today chose to wear all black alongside her co-host Phillip Schofield who was also adorned in dark colours. 

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Holly paired a black turtleneck jumper with a black skirt, black tights and thigh-high black boots for Tuesday’s show.

Viewers were distracted by her appearance and flocked to Twitter to comment on whether her outfit choice was related to the news she would be reporting on later in the show.

One said: “#thismorning lovely and sunny outside and Holly’s in black.”

Another said: “Just tuned in to #thismorning – who do Phil and Holly look like they’re about to go rob a bank?”

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“Is Holly grieving? What the hell is she dressed in black for? She looks ill herself #thismorning,” someone else added.

“Susannah [Reid] in navy earlier now Holly all in black it’s as if they’re expecting to have to report on bad news… #ThisMorning,” a fourth said. 

“Do Phil & Holly know something we don’t, what’s with all black @thismorning #thismorning,” a fifth shared.

While another added: “Like things aren’t miserable enough, these two dressed in black to cheer us up #ThisMorning.”

More to follow…

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Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix strip totally naked for cheeky prank on US road trip – The Sun

GINO D'Acampo and Fred Sirieix stripped totally naked for a cheeky prank on their US road trip.

The pair dared to bare while filming for ITV series Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip, which also stars Gordon Ramsay.

First Dates' Fred, 48, brightened his followers' morning earlier today when he shared the throwback photo on Instagram.

In the snap, he and 43-year-old Gino are posing either side of a member of fully-clothed production crew in the buff.

Both men are smiling proudly, with well-placed emojis preserving their modesty.

Gino is showing off his tribal chest tattoo – with the Italian chef's tan lines also on display.

Fred simply captioned the post: "Who’s idea was this? @gordongram @iamginodacampo #gordonginoandfred is on @itv on Thursday at 9pm".

Needless to say, fans were floored by the picture – and many flocked to comment on the two stars' impressive bodies.

One wrote: "Thank you very much, this has certainly brightened my lockdown."

A second swooned: "Ooh la la monsieur, you are spoiling us!"

A third cheekily asked: "Where's the uncensored version?" alongside a winking face.

Others questioned where 53-year-old Gordon was when the photo was taken – expressing their disappointment that the father-of-five did not join in with the fun.

The current series of Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip sees the trio take to their camper van to explore the best food in Mexico and the US.

 

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What I Rent: Rebekah, £428 a month for a two-bedroom house in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

In our weekly series What I Rent, we go inside people’s rented properties to take an honest look at the varied world of renting, from the super-pricey London studio flats and cramped househsares to the dreamy spaces up North.

Today we’re in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, to nose around the two-bedroom home of Rebekah, 43.

Mum-of-three Rebekah is a part-time carer and personal assistant – and a tarot card reader.

She lived in Nottingham, Oxfordshire, and Coventry before moving to North Leicestershire two and half years ago.

Hey, Rebekah! How much do you pay to live here?

Rent is £428 pcm, council tax is band B £178 a month and roughly £80 a month gas & electric. Water is £37 a month.

And what do you get for what you pay?

Two bedrooms and one bathroom plus a downstairs loo.

How did you find this house?

The house is housing association, I wanted to move my children from Coventry as it’s not safe there now and the air pollution is so bad.

When my middle child finished school I moved to an estate about 10 mins drive from my current house. Then we exchanged mutually to this house five months ago as it’s a much quieter, friendlier area with shops nearby and public transport closer.

And who lives here?

My middle child aged 19 is at uni but comes home in holidays. My son aged 22 stays two nights a week when he’s not working, otherwise I’m alone.

How did you make this house feel like home?

The house needed a lot of love when I came here! Everything was broken or missing, but was so easy to put my own stamp on.

I was ill with inflamed lungs on moving day but my wonderful partner decorated and tiled, and slabbed the garden in no time as well as installing a new shower and put new wooden flooring in the hall, kitchen and downstairs loo!

Do you feel like you have enough space?

If both my son and daughter are here (I have another daughter aged 14 who lives with my ex) there aren’t enough bedrooms but we pull out the airbed, or my daughter shares with me.

Are there any problems with the house?

There are no issues and compared to my last house it’s heaven, everyone has their own parking spot and it’s quiet safe street with considerate residents.

Also a five-minute walk to the shops instead of 20 minutes.

Do you have plans to move again?

I can’t imagine moving but I’d love to live in west London. I’d only achieve that by swapping with someone in the future.

And what about buying a place?

I don’t earn enough to get a decent mortgage to buy, sadly.

Shall we have a look around?




























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If you fancy taking part, please email [email protected] You’ll need to have pictures taken of your kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom, plus a few photos of you in your room.

Make sure you get permission from your housemates! You’ll also need to be okay with sharing how much you’re paying for rent, as that’s pretty important.

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Emmerdale spoilers: Dan Spencer left sobbing in agony as he tries to cook for himself after his paralysis

DAN Spencer will be left crying out in pain as he tries to cook for himself next week in Emmerdale.

The poor mechanic has been left partially paralysed after suffering an allergic reaction to one of Brenda Walker's wraps from the cafe.

Emmerdale viewers watched in horror as Dan Spencer was hospitalised last week after suffering an allergic reaction to almonds in one of Brenda’s wraps. 

Dan was left paralysed by the ordeal and strapped to a stretcher at hospital to protect his spine. 

Kerry and Amelia were left fearing the worse when a panicked Dan told them he couldn't feel his legs. 

Determined to find out why Dan had collapsed, Kerry started quizzing those who Dan had been in contact with on the day he suffered the reaction. 

Wendy admitted she’d given Dan a few painkillers before he left for the hospital, but the nurse said an allergic reaction to paracetamol was rare.

Wendy then visited Brenda in the cafe and quizzed her about the sandwiches she’d given to Dan, but the cafe owner shut her down and refused to answer any questions. 

But under Eric’s orders, Brenda later went to visit Dan and apologised for what had happened. 

The scheming cafe owner then hid any evidence she could find at the cafe that could incriminate her. 

Upcoming scenes will see Mandy vow revenge against Brenda for what she’s done to Dan, and fish around in the bin to find evidence. 

Next week’s episodes of Emmerdale will see Dan insist that he can look after himself to Amelia. 

But when she leaves, the kitchen looks daunting. 

Dan struggles to cook for himself, and ends up having an accident that leaves him screaming out in pain. 

Will anyone come to his rescue?

Speaking about the long-lasting effects of the incident on his character, actor Liam Fox – who plays Dan – told Digital Spy:  "He [Dan] grabs a wrap in Brenda's café, and unbeknown to him, it's got allergens in as he's allergic to almonds."

"There is a source that has been used, unbeknown to Brenda, that has these almonds in. He bites into it at the garage and collapses. He gets this itch in his mouth, and it's pretty horrendous."

He added: "First time, [Brenda] wasn't aware and it wasn't too bad. Second time… there's a mayonnaise that's in it that has this almond milk, which she's not aware of. I suppose it's stuff that's happened in the news over the years, without naming names.

"The effects this has on Dan is quite life-changing for a bit.

"He's ill, but it's what happens because of the reaction to it that leads to a chain of events, which is going to change his life for a while.

"I can't really say much about it at the minute. It's the after-effects and a medical thing which will change his life for a while. It's fairly long-term."

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Lady GaGa Teams Up With Late Night Show Hosts to Curate Coronavirus Fundraiser Special

To be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, ‘One World: Together at Home’ will air on NBC, ABC and CBS on April 18 to raise funds for COVID-19 relief effort.

AceShowbizLady GaGa is teaming up with U.S. late night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert for a historic global broadcast to raise funds to fight the coronavirus.

The Oscar winner will serve as curator for “One World: Together at Home”, staged in partnership with officials from Global Citizen and the World Health Organization on April 18.

The two-hour event, which will air live from each of the stars’ homes, will celebrate community healthcare workers and feature comedians Fallon, Kimmel, and Colbert as hosts, with appearances from Paul McCartney, Elton John, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong, Idris Elba, Stevie Wonder, Kerry Washington, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lizzo, J Balvin, Maluma, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and FINNEAS.

The big digital gathering, which will air on America’s NBC, ABC, and CBS networks simultaneously, while being streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Amazon Prime Video, and other platforms, will also offer educational insights into the pandemic by featuring interviews with health experts.

Donations received during the showcase will benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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As Donald Trump Scolds Reporters For “Horrid” Questions, News Networks Take Herky Jerky Approach To Briefings

President Donald Trump spent the Q&A portion of his daily coronavirus press briefing on Monday by attacking reporters not for their recent stories, but for the way that they are asking their questions.

“It’s such a positive event and you ask it in such a negative way,” he complained to McClatchy’s Francesca Chambers, who had asked about glitches in the rollout of the small business loan program.

“You should say, ‘congratulations, great job,’ instead of being so horrid in the way you ask a question,” he told Fox News’ Kristin Fisher, who had asked about testing shortages.

He lit into ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, who had asked him about a Health and Human Services inspector general report on hospitals’ lack of medical supplies.

“You’re a third rate reporter,” Trump told Karl. “You’ll never make it.”

Karl, who is this year’s president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, has known Trump for years, back when he was a reporter for the New York Post and Trump was the showy real estate developer.

Were we not in the midst of a national emergency and global epidemic, none of these nightly Trump tiffs with reporters would be surprising or perhaps even newsworthy. He’s been using the media as his foil from the start of his political career, and the coronavirus press briefings are now his primary platform to offer his version of events.

What was different on Monday was that, one after another, reporters had questions that challenged Trump’s insistence that everything is going just fine on the federal level even as the immediate prospects are grim. “Things are going really well,” Trump said. “Light at the end of the tunnel.”

Yes, there is some good news — albeit it may be a bit premature — as New York and Louisiana offer some hopeful signs of a slowdown in cases and new hospitalizations. But the U.S. passed more than 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, and members of Trump’s task force warned that this will be a very difficult two weeks.

“This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localised. It’s going to be happening all over the country. And I want America to understand that,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned on Sunday.

Trump and his supporters say that these expressions of positivity are what’s needed for the country at this bleak moment.

Ari Fleischer, press secretary for George W. Bush during 9/11, argued over the weekend in a USA Today op ed that the press is too fixated on the worst case scenario and what is going wrong when what the public needs is reassurance. He wrote that “if this becomes a fight between a president who realistically represents hope and reporters who reject it, that’s a fight the press can’t win.”

But on Monday, the questions being asked of Trump were ones that mirror pragmatic public concerns of the crisis at hand.

The SBA says that there have been $4.3 billion in loans as part of its paycheck protection program, but there also are reports of glitches and slowdowns in distributing money. Trump says that there have been 1.79 million tests, more than any other country, but hospitals and doctors still report being overwhelmed by demand.

The HHS inspector general report, meanwhile, had to do with whether hospitals have the tools they need to fight the virus. Trump outlined a list of steps the administration to get supplies where they are needed, but it’s hardly out of bounds for a reporter to ask a question about a government study on that very issue.

Instead, Trump dismissed it and suggested that its author was political biased, even though she started her career with the office in 1999 and was appointed to her current role just a few months ago.

“Did I hear the word inspector general, really?” Trump said in indignation, an obvious reference to fire the intelligence community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson, on Friday for his role in alerting Congress to the Ukraine whistleblower’s complaint.

There is pressure on broadcast and cable news networks to stop covering Trump’s press briefings live, as critics complain that they have become a blizzard of misinformation and misleading statements, or, as it was on Monday, a scolding to the nattering nabobs of negativism.

The FCC announced on Monday that it isn’t going to touch the issue, but at the networks, more on-air personalities are speaking out in favor of a more judicious approach to covering the briefings, which have stretched to two hours.

“Donald Trump’s treatment of Jonathan Karl is predictably disgraceful. Why is anyone carrying this farce live?” Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe tweeted.

Most recently, CNN and MSNBC have been taking kind of a herky jerky approach to that question — going live to the briefing then cutting away.

At one moment on Monday, it looked as if CNN would skip Trump’s entire opening statement and wait until he took questions, before Wolf Blitzer abruptly announced to viewers that no, they were joining those remarks in progress. They stayed for a while, then cut away again, then returned for the Q&A. Given the nature of the briefings, that’s probably the way it will be for the time being.

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Victoria Derbyshire hosts BBC News with domestic abuse helpline number on hand

Victoria Derbyshire used her position hosting BBC News as a means to share the number of a domestic abuse hotline after discovering a huge surge in calls amid coronavirus self-isolation.

The BBC newscaster was seen with the phone number for the National Domestic Abuse helpline written on her hand throughout her reports on today’s programme. 

Victoria later revealed she had deliberately done so in order to get the number out for those who may be suffering abuse at the hands of people they’re self-isolating with. 

Sharing the number on Twitter afterwards, the journalist wrote: ‘The National Domestic Abuse hotline has seen a 25% increase in calls & online requests for help in past week.

‘During the lockdown there’s also been a daily rise in people going on the helpline website & last wk that figure was up by 150%.

‘The helpline is open 24/7.’ 


‘I’d written the number on my hand to tweet a photo of it at 7am this morning and left it on my skin deliberately in case it could help any of the millions watching,’ Victoria later told The Independent. 

Her silent way of helping those who might need it did not go unnoticed by viewers who praised the subtle signalling for anyone in trouble.

Dozens of fans poured their praise to her online, calling her ‘ahead of the curve’ when it came to important moments of journalism and use of her platform.

Among them, one wrote: ‘Victoria Derbyshire behind the @bbcnews desk is a powerful tool! She’s one of the best newsreaders/ journalists i’ve seen in ages.’

‘For work like this and much much more that’s very personal to me, there is just no question that British journalism would not be the same without @vicderbyshire. Bravo,’ added another.

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NBCU to Cut Back Commercial Time as Advertisers Pause Campaigns

Company will also provide talent and production resources free of charge to marketers

When I need a distraction from reality, I often turn to video games for solace, because they tend to focus my attention more than watching a movie or TV show or reading a book does. And with the coronavirus pandemic causing so much harm and creating a ton of stress and anxiety for everyone, video games are more helpful than ever in that regard. So here’s a list of games that are great for chilling out with while you’re stuck at home for the foreseeable future.

  • “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” –

    This game for Nintendo Switch is all the rage at the moment just because, well, there’s pretty much nothing stressful about it. It’s like a real life simulator, but without any of the stakes. So, for example, you could pay down on your mortgage, or you could just not. It’s nice. Plus, if you have friends who play you can go visit them, or they can visit you, so you can do some socializing while you’re social distancing.

  • “Euro Truck Simulator 2” – 

    This game, which is available for PC and Mac, has been one of my favorites for a long time. I just turn on one of the European pop radio streams available in the game, and drive around. I pretty much only do jobs so so I’ll have a destination — you could just not do them if you’d rather just wander.

  • “The Sims” –

    You probably know all about this series a this point, so let this simply serve as a reminder.

  • “Katamari” series –

    These games are about rolling up garbage into a giant ball. They’re cute, and nice, and upbeat. The most recent of these, “Katamari Damacy Reroll,” is a remake of the original game for Switch and PC. If you’ve got an Xbox 360 or PS3 lying around you can play some of the older games too.

  • “Flower” –

    This game, which you can get as a digital download on any recent PlayStation device or on PC, is so chill and therapeutic. You’re just a flower petal floating on the wind drifting around with other flower petals. It’ll make you feel good.

  • “Portal” series – 

    It’s got a novel brand of puzzles, as well as a similar, though less crass, sense of humor to “Saints Row.” The story is overall almost nihilistic, and it’s got plenty of jokes about giant corporations exploiting people in horrible ways. It feels just about right.

  • “The Talos Principle” – 

    It’s another 3D puzzle game in the vein of “Portal,” but instead of cracking jokes it’s more about musing about the nature of humanity, which has long since gone extinct. That may sound upsetting, but honestly it’s pretty calming. It’s like going to therapy, but in a puzzle game that’s available on every platform, including mobile devices.

  • “Viscera Cleanup Detail” – 

    So when you’re playing a shooter game, you tend to leave a lot of corpses behind as you move to each new area. But in this game, which is available on Steam for PC and Mac, you’re not the one doing the shooting — you’re the one who cleans up all the bodies and mops up and blood. Some people enjoy cleaning their homes to chill, and this is like that but you don’t have to stand up.

  • “The Stanley Parable” – 

    Nothing really happens in this game. You just wander around pressing buttons and try not to do what the narrator tells you to. It’s a weird comedy meta-game of sorts, mocking standard video game storytelling. If you play a lot of video games, it’ll amuse you. Available for PC and Mac.

  • “Cities: Skylines” – 

    It’s kinda like Sim City, but I like this one much more just because it’s generally less complicated and annoying. Even better: you can get it on PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch, which is unusual for a game like this.

  • “Final Fantasy XV” – 

    Like all “Final Fantasy” games, the plot here is ludicrous. But the appeal of this game for me has always been as a sort of road trip simulator. You roll around the country with your bros, stopping every once in a while to get gas, kill some monsters, go camping, or climb to the top of a volcano to take down a giant bird so you can take its giant eggs and eat them with cup noodles. It’s nice.

  • “Goat Simulator” – 

    This may be the dumbest game ever made. It’s not a real “simulator” in the normal sense — it’s actually just a goofy physics game where you like strap a jetpack on your goat or whatever. It’s available on pretty much every platform you might use for gaming so you should probably just go for it.

  • “Yakuza” series – 

    The main stories in these games are overwrought Japanese melodrama, but the real fun is the wacky shenanigans that gangster Kiryu Kazuma gets into in his every day life. That juxtoposition hits the sweet spot. You can get these for PlayStation or PC.

  • “Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone” – 

    It’s just a silly PS4 rhythm game where you perform songs by the famous “vocaloid” Miku and her digital friends. There’s plenty of excellent songs, and most of them come with stupidly amusing music videos. And unlike the other Miku games, this one doesn’t bother with a plot or any kind of unlock progression. You just have all the 200+ songs from the start and there’s nothing to try to force you to do songs you don’t like.

  • “Saints Row IV” – 

    I will admit that I’ve had a pretty tough time laughing at anything the last few weeks, but the ludicrous action comedy game “Saints Row IV” manages to hit the spot even so. Plus it has just enough of a dark tinge to fit this moment in history — it’s pretty much just “The Matrix,” except it’s aliens running the simulation after they blew up the Earth. Anyway it’s funny in the right way for right now. You can grab this on any current game console or PC. For maximum chill, just turn down the difficulty setting and enjoy the madness.

  • Any mobile puzzle game – 

    This is your reminder that any app store you have on your phone is absolutely full of free puzzle apps, like word searches or crosswords or whatever. My phone go-to is sudoku, but almost certainly you can get whatever your preferred puzzle time-waster is without having to pay anything.

  • There are plenty of chill video games you can enjoy while there’s nothing to do outside your home

    When I need a distraction from reality, I often turn to video games for solace, because they tend to focus my attention more than watching a movie or TV show or reading a book does. And with the coronavirus pandemic causing so much harm and creating a ton of stress and anxiety for everyone, video games are more helpful than ever in that regard. So here’s a list of games that are great for chilling out with while you’re stuck at home for the foreseeable future.

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