News | Gremlin Stripe and superhero Black Adam are coming to Multiversus

The Gremlin named Stripe and superhero Black Adam are coming to Multiversus sometime in the future.

Both characters were leaked via an ad on the Xbox dashboard. Several individual people have tweeted the ad.

It is unknown when the characters will be coming to Multiversus. By the way, Stripe is not the only character from the Gremlins franchise that could come to the game: it was previously leaked that Gizmo would also become a playable character, although this has not yet been officially confirmed.

Stripe is the evil Gremlin from the first movie. Black Adam is the comic book hero where a Warner Bros. movie starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the lead role.

After a short delay, the first season of Multiversus is due to start later today. The full patch notes have already been released. For example, the characters Bugs Bunny, Finn and Velma, according to many the three strongest characters in the game, are made slightly less strong. LeBron James, Wonder Woman and Arya Stark just get a little more powerful.

The patch notes also state that Morty Smith from the cartoon Rick and Morty will be added as a new playable character on August 23.

Multiversus is a Smash Bros.-style fighting game featuring various characters from Warner Bros. franchises. The game mainly focuses on 2v2 combat, but 1v1 and a four-player free-for-all mode is also available.

The game which is still officially in beta formย  is now playable on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox consoles, including cross-play. There are seventeen characters to choose from so far. The game has become very popular in a short time.


News | PS5 System Update Beta Test Adds Folders

In the latest beta test of the PlayStation 5 system software, folders have been added to the console.

The beta test, which will be available today to a select group of PS5 gamers in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, France and Germany, introduces ‘Gamelists’. You can now create a so-called ‘game list’ in the ‘Your Collection’ tab at Game Library and add games to it. One can add a total of one hundred games per list and create fifteen lists.

Furthermore, the update ensures that 1440P HMDI video output is supported, allowing people who game on specific televisions and game monitors to select new graphics settings for games that support it. Finally, the update also makes it possible to compare 3D audio and stereo sound before choosing one.

More details about the update, including other minor changes, can be found here.

According to Sony, all of the above features should be rolled out to all PlayStation 5 users in the course of this year.


News | Multiversus Beta Hits Over 140,000 Simultaneous Players on Steam

The beta of Multiversus officially started yesterday is proving very popular on Steam. Last night there were 140,868 concurrent players.

As a result, the game came in fifth place on the list of most popular Steam games. At the time of writing, the game is in ninth place.

Yesterday, the game’s open beta officially began – allowing anyone to try the game out. Previously, however, the beta was already available to a select group of players. The game has since become the most popular fighting game on Steam.

The beta is not only available on PC , it can also be played on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox consoles. There is also cross-play available. People can choose from seventeen characters.

Multiversus is a Smash Bros.-style fighting game featuring various characters from Warner Bros. franchises. The game mainly focuses on 2v2 combat, but 1v1 and a four-player free-for-all mode is also available.


News | Overwatch 2 beta begins June 28

The Overwatch 2 beta will begin on June 28. Blizzard announced this yesterday.

In any case, the beta will come to PC and consoles, will feature a new Australian heroine in the form of Junker Queen, and will also allow players to test out a new map. More details are not yet available, but Blizzard will broadcast a livestream tomorrow (Thursday) at 7:00 PM GMT, revealing more details about the beta, including the way for those interested to sign up.

During the Xbox and Bethesda Games Conference last Sunday, it was announced that Overwatch 2 will be released as a free-to-play game on October 4.

The Early Access version will be out that day on Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.


News | PC Building Simulator 2 Open Beta Now Playable

A beta of PC Building Simulator 2 is now available to play for a limited time on the Epic Games Store. It will be playable until June 20.

People can download the beta from the Epic Games Store and play until June 20. The beta includes the first five levels and part of the Free Build mode with a limited number of parts. The full game won’t be out until later this year.

The original appeared on consoles and PC several years ago and was a huge success on Epic Games Store, where it was downloaded four million times for free in one day. The sequel will be released exclusively on Epic Games Store for a year.

Players can again use all kinds of video cards and cases to put together gaming PCs. There are also options for RGB lighting and cooling. The career mode should keep players entertained for about thirty hours.


News | Gotham Knights beta appeared briefly on Steam

There was briefly an unannounced beta test for the upcoming Gotham Knights on Steam. Perhaps accidentally published too early?

The mention of the beta was discovered on Reddit. Although that post has since been deleted, the details of the ‘Gotham Knights Playtest’ can still be seen on SteamDB, where everything that appears on Steam is tracked. The beta would be 82.5 GB in size.

It is possible that publisher Warner Bros. accidentally published the beta too early. After all, no beta has been officially announced. As far as we know, the game, which is being developed by Batman: Arkham Origins creators Warner Bros. Montreal, out this year on PS5, PS4, Xbox consoles, and PC.

In the game, players like Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin fight against villains who take over Gotham City after Batman’s death. The game features an open world, where players take on missions solo or online with one another. In addition to the main story, the city has to ‘evolve’ and offer new content.


News | Dragon Ball: The Breakers will get closed beta next month

Dragon Ball: The Breakers will enter a closed beta next month.

Players who sign up may be able to play the game at certain times on December 4 and 5. On Saturdays, the servers are live between 3:00 AM and 7:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, and on Sundays, between 3:00 AM and 7:00 AM.

A new trailer also explains the game’s gameplay systems. In Dragon Ball: The Breakers, so-called Survivors must escape from a Raider. Surviors have various resources at their disposal, such as the souls of well-known characters to fight back. The Raider is a powerful fighter from the Dragon Ball universe that tries to take out all Survivors.

Dragon Ball: The Breakers is set to release in Spring 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.


News | Call of Duty: Vanguard beta starts tonight at 7pm

The Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta kicks off tonight at 7:00 PM UK time.

For the first 48 hours, the beta will be available only to PlayStation 4 and 5 gamers, as well as Xbox and PC gamers who have pre-ordered the game. Xbox gamers need Xbox Live Gold for that. The beta will be available to everyone on PlayStation, Xbox and PC this Saturday at 7:00 PM. The beta runs until Monday evening.

Once downloaded, the beta can be accessed through the main menus of Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare. In the beta, the new Patrol mode can be tried out, as well as common modes such as Team Deathmatch, Domination and Kill Confirmed. The new Champion Hill mode is also available. Players can explore the maps Hotel Royal in Paris, France, Gavutu in Japan, Red Sar in Russia, and Eagle’s Nest in Germany.

Call of Duty: Vanguard releases on November 5 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC.


News | New World Open Beta Announced

An open beta of Amazon Games' New World was announced during Gamescom Opening Night Live.

It looks set to be Amazon Games’ first successful game as the current closed beta is popular on Steam. Amazon’s Lord of the Rings mmo was canceled and the multiplayer game Crucible was also removed after launch.

Despite the large player numbers, the New World beta did not run smoothly. Last month it was revealed that beta testers had broken video cards – especially the GeForce RTX 3090. This seemed to be due to too high frame rates being reached. Amazon said it has no indication that it is a widespread problem, but released a patch that locks the number of framerates per second.

The open beta is from September 9 to 12. The mmo will be released in full on September 28.


News | Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt in beta starting September 7

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt will be playable in beta on PC starting September 7.

In a new trailer, developer Sharkmob showcases the Toreador, one of the game’s playable factions.

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt is a free-to-play battle royale game where players compete against each other on rainy rooftops. It is also possible to use vampire powers to outsmart other players. The game takes place in the Vampire The Masquerade universe.

The game will be playable in beta on Steam starting September 7.