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MultiVersus, a game developed for the PS5 and PS4, is facing criticism for a perceived “bug” that enables players to purchase additional lives

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MultiVersus has made a comeback, and we believe it’s quite impressive, as detailed in our review. As is customary with free-to-play titles, however, its business model is facing significant scrutiny. Some players have expressed dissatisfaction with the slow pace of unlocking new characters. They hope that future in-game events will address this issue and provide a faster progression system.

One particularly concerning aspect is the mention of a microtransaction for additional lives. The latest iteration of the game introduces a challenging difficulty level called Looney in the fighter’s single player Rifts mode. This mode requires players to complete matches with a restricted number of lives per day, with the option to purchase additional lives if desired. Looney mode was originally scheduled to be released on July 10th, but due to a glitch, some players managed to access it ahead of time. Interestingly, these players also discovered that a single life in Looney mode comes with a price tag of 49 Gleamium, which is roughly equivalent to $0.50.

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As per the latest update from Player First Games, this has been classified as a “bug”. This is what it posted on Discord and social media: “We would also like to inform you that the issue regarding the ability to buy additional lives has been resolved. This was an unintended feature and has been fixed in the game.”

It’s quite disappointing to see that the developer failed to take responsibility for their mistake and admit it. It’s worth noting that the code for purchasing additional lives is already implemented in the game. It’s highly unlikely that this feature would be unintentional, as it seems to be a deliberate addition. Maybe the intention was to remove the option at launch after some experimentation, but that still wouldn’t classify as a bug, would it?

In the realm of gaming, it is crucial to prioritize honesty. Although it is commendable that Player First Games has decided to remove this microtransaction, their handling of the situation has caused unnecessary harm. Rather than taking responsibility, they have chosen to deceive, which is regrettable.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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