Fanbyte’s Games of the Decade: Missing the Cut Part 2

Welcome to day two of our completely calm and rational deliberation to narrow down a list of over 150 games to our top 50 games of the 2010-2019 decade! Yesterday was wild! We yeeted Street Fighter V into the abyss with great fanfare. We got in our feelings about horror…

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PODCASTS

Jordo’s UNAUTHORIZED 2019 Game of the Year MEGAPOST

Over the past couple weeks, some people at this website have spent hours upon hours debating the very best games of not only this year, but the last 10 years as well. You’ve probably been enjoying the bountiful fruits of their labor, and in doing so, have also noticed that…

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FEATURES

The Best Nintendo Switch Puzzle Games

The Switch, like the Game Boy long before it, is the perfect platform for puzzle game lovers. The classics are well-represented on Nintendo’s console, as are newer series. If you’re looking for a game that tests your quick thinking abilities, these will do it. Here are the best Nintendo Switch…

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Mini Motorways

FEATURES

I Finally Understand Why VR Is Dope as Hell

There was a local arcade called FunScape that I went to in the mid-to-late 90s. This place had everything—bumper cars, minigolf. It was connected to a movie theater and had the widest selection of games in the area. But most importantly, FunScape had a VR station. Through some searching, I…

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Best VR Games

FEATURES

Fanwidth Episode 012: Thanks for the Knowledge

Due to technical issues, we couldn’t have merritt on this week. She’ll be back next week, though! In the meantime, Steven sat down with Fanbyte social media specialist Niki Grayson for a wonderful discussion about Overwatch, The Division 2, and next generation hardware news. Please join us for this news-heavy…

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Fanwidth Podcast

ICYMI: Here’s Everything at Nintendo’s Indie World Presentation

Indie World, Nintendo’s Indie-focused event that sits in parallel to the typical Nintendo Direct presentations, got another quarterly show today. There’s usually quite a few reveals and updates, plus a lot of shadow drops — games that get released the day of the show. Here’s everything and the kitchen sink…

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Eastward

NEWS

Nintendo, It’s Time to Bring Back Panel de Pon

Back in 1995, Intelligent Systems developed a new puzzle game for the Super Famicom called Panel de Pon. It featured fast gameplay, a cute aesthetic, and some novel ideas. When it was released for the SNES the following year, it was rebranded Tetris Attack (despite having nothing to do with Tetris) and…

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Panel de Pon

Sony Will Aim to Bring More PlayStation Exclusives to PC

In Sony’s 2020 corporate report, the company has expressed the goal of bringing more PlayStation exclusives to PC. “To reinforce content IP, SIE will accelerate the enhancement and rollout of its portfolio of exclusive PlayStation titles,” says the report on page 43. “As a result of cooperation with in-house development…

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NEWS

Some Old GBA Games Make Me Excited for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 has a terrible name, but an awesome pedigree. The game comes from Vicarious Visions: makers of the recent (and most would say quite impressive) Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy — a modern mix of the mascot platformers. So we know the studio has history remaking…

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NEWS

All 7 Tetris Blocks, Ranked

After a lifetime of suffering at the hands of certain blocks, and waiting frantically for the saving grace of certain other blocks, I’ve decided that it’s time to finally put each Tetris piece (or tetromino) in its place. The best way to do that, of course, is by ranking each…

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Tetris Effect Review

LISTS

The Top 10 Game Console Names That Feel Good in My Mouth

There are many ways to evaluate the quality of a video game console. One could consider its technical specifications, its game library, its physical design, and so on. But there is only one criterion that truly matters: how much pleasure it brings to speak its name. Move over Super Nintendo,…

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Casio Loopy

LISTS

5 Games That Need Horrifyingly Realistic Movie Adaptations

Cute is out. Horrifying realism is in. As the real world continues to shift further and further into a bizarro, nightmare version of itself, complete with packets of nug sauce nestled in presidential gravy boats, the world of entertainment has likewise transformed. Our cartoonish childhood faves are now monstrously surreal.…

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