Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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Subverting the Bury Your Gays Trope in The Quarry

This article contains spoilers for The Quarry.

Sonic 06 Has Been Relisted on a Digital Store After Over a Decade

Nearly 12 years since it was taken off digital stores, a piece of Sonic the Hedgehog history is available to purchase and download digitally again. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)&nbs...

New Mass Effect Game Merch Listing Implies the Return of Shepard and I'm Gonna Be Sick [UPDATE]

The next game in the Mass Effect series continues to be an enigma and a never-ending nightmare to me, a long-time fan who has loved the series largely for its aspirations in player ...

No, the Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake Hasn't Been Canceled

Earlier today, word started to spread online that the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake may have been canceled. This was specifically because there were whispers of GameStop em...

Cutting the Link-Cable: How the 3DS eShop Shutdown Could Change Pokemon Trading Forever

The looming shutdowns of the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U online shops hang over Nintendo as we barrel toward their projected March 2023 date. But while the company doubles down on taking a wrecking bal...

For Rural Players, PlayStation Plus Premium is a Non-Solution

During a time in which the question of how to preserve video games only seems to become more complicated, video game streaming feels like a solid answer. Services like Sony’s PlayStation Now and M...

Fallout 76 Development Was Unsurprisingly Unbearable According to Devs

Fallout 76 is widely regarded as a game with a disastrous launch followed by some level of a redemption arc (largely thanks to a community that made the best of a bad situation)....

Pokemon Creates New Pokeball to Circumvent Lore Discrepancies in Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Home, the Pokemon storage app available on Switch and mobile devices, is getting updated to support Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & ...

I Hope DLC Gives Pokemon Legends: Arceus a Real Ending

In the face of a complete mechanical overhaul, a semi-open world to explore, and a banging soundtrack, my favorite thing about Pokemon Legends: Arceus is how it uses its setting of the Hisui ...

Danganronpa Decadence is a Collection of Caveats

Danganronpa on Switch should’ve been a sure thing. And for the most part, the Danganronpa Decadence collection brings the series’ three visual novels to Nintendo’s console in a serviceab...

You Can Be Non-Binary in Harvestella

In the mess of yesterday’s Nintendo Direct and State of Play, there was a bit of news that came out of Harvestella’s new demo that got a little lost. The demo launched yeste...

We Are OFK is a Game About Itself

We Are OFK is an episodic series rolling out weekly starting on August 18. We were able to play all five episodes early, and this article is based on my experien...

Cyberpunk 2077’s Romance Update is Small, But Meaningful

Cyberpunk 2077 is finally on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, and along with those ports came the 1.5 update. The patch has a fair amount of quality-of-life tweaks, new apartments t...

Larian Says Wyll and I Won't Make Sweet, Sweet Love Until Baldur's Gate 3 is Finished

If you were to boot up Baldur’s Gate 3 right now and engage in any of the game’s romances, just as things are getting hot and heavy you’ll be met with an extremely judgmental mind f...

After Years of Silence, Mass Effect 3 Devs Talk About What it Took to ‘Fix’ Its Ending

Mass Effect 3’s ending controversy is nearly ten years old at this point. Back in 2012, BioWare was the subject of a barrage of fan backlash for the Mass Effect trilogy’s conclusion,...

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Can Sometimes Be Too Faithful a Remake

Nearing the release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, Nintendo was upfront that the Switch remakes were meant to be faithful recreations of the original DS games. But I don’...

Star-Lord is Bisexual, So When Will Games and Movies Catch Up?

The following article will contain spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy.

Baldur's Gate 3 Has 'About a Year' Left in Early Access

Baldur’s Gate 3’s seventh big patch is out today, and with it comes a new class, some major UI overhauls, and the ability to just throw objects in the environment at enemies. But as the RPG h...

My Baldur’s Gate 3 Character is a Dirty, Dirty Man Now

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a lot prettier now, thanks to a graphical update that’s part of the early access RPG’s latest big patch. At a whopping 60GB, the update brings enhanced textures and effe...

Let the Guardians of the Galaxy Say 'Fuck'

Who among us doesn’t like to drop the f-bomb into casual conversation? I get the sense someone in the writers room of Guardians of the Galaxy does, but probably didn’t have the greenlight b...