Biggest Video Game News of the Week (October 8)

Black Adam in Fortnite, The First Soldier is closing and all the other biggest stories of the past week in video games.


Between the shutdown of Stadia, the leak of GTA 6 footage, and CD Projekt’s announcement of what games it will be working on in the past few weeks, some may have been fooled into thinking the past seven days have been a bit quiet. By comparison, those folks may be right, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t much going on in video games in the past week. The Rock is coming to Fortnite (again), PlayStation is bringing another game to PC, and the MultiVersus roster just got a little bigger.


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Adriana Chechik breaks her back on Twitchcon

Twitchcon took place last weekend and has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons ever since. Leading that list of bad reasons is Adriana Chechik who breaks her back during the event. A video of the streamer jumping into a foam pit quickly went viral after it was revealed the jump broke her back. It soon becomes apparent that Chechik is injured and people rush to help her. The fall broke Chechik’s back in two places, and a post-surgery update she needed has revealed she needs a back brace. Other clips have also surfaced of Lenovo’s foampit users hurting themselves on Twitchcon.

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Black Adam is coming to Fortnite

Black Adam hits theaters next week, and to celebrate the arrival of the antihero, he’s also being added to Fortnite. Hero similarities for Fortnite skins are varied. While some resemble their movie counterparts, others, like Thor, are based on comic book designs. Black Adam’s design is very much pulled from the movie, meaning he looks exactly like The Rock. The problem with that is that The Rock is already in Fortnite as The Foundation. Fortnite’s lore and story are already pretty confusing, so good luck to anyone trying to figure out the logistics of his universe that now houses two Dwayne Johnsons.

A new gym leader and a new Pokemon

The revelations surrounding Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are coming at us thick and fast with the games now only a little over a month away. This week, the leader of the Levinica Gym Iono introduced herself and promised that she would also reveal her partner Pokemon before the end of the week. Everyone, meet Bellibolt. A brand new frog-like Pokemon. The electric type will be waiting for you at Iono’s gym when you play Scarlet & Violet later this year, launching exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 18.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to PC

November 18 will be a busy day. The Spider-Man: Miles Morales PC port will be included with the launch of Scarlet & Violet. A while ago, Sony promised to be here before the end of the year, but this week Sony confirmed that the PlayStation Exclusive will finally arrive on a new platform in five weeks. It’s not the only game to be revealed to more players this week. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be available on Steam on October 18.

Stripe joins MultiVersus

The first season of MultiVersus is currently in full swing and one of the characters that was revealed as soon as it started has finally been added to the roster. Gremlins’ Stripe is now a playable Assassin and you can check out his full set of moves before diving into the game and trying him out for the first time. Stripe joins his Gremlins nemesis Gizmo in the game as well as Rick who was also added this season. The only announced character yet to come in season one is Black Adam and while his arrival date hasn’t been confirmed, it seems likely he’ll be joining the game shortly after the film hits theaters.

Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier Closes

Less than a year after the launch of the Final Fantasy 7 mobile game The First Soldier, Square Enix has revealed that it will be discontinued in 2023. On the plus side, the BR version of FF7 will continue to receive updates until the big day on January 11, 2023. On the other hand, it’s not that FF7 fans don’t have plenty of other things to look forward to. Crisis Core Reunion launches in December and then Rebirth, part 2 of the FF7 remake, is still scheduled for late 2023.

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