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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Haven Proves Games Can Be Queer Inclusive If There's the Will

Last week, indie developer The Game Bakers updated Haven to allow players to play a same-sex version of its central romance. The original RPG centers around a woman named Yu and a man...

Intimate Space: The State of Queerness in Mass Effect

In Mass Effect’s vision of the far-flung future, humanity has integrated into a galactic society. Long gone are the otherings and dissension of modern-day Earth, as humans take their place in t...

Death Stranding: Director's Cut Condemns Original's Headass View of Asexuality

Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is coming to PlayStation 5 tomorrow, and it brings with it a pretty meaty update to the original PlayStation 4 and PC game. But alongside new modes and content...

Why I Forgive My Life is Strange: True Colors Boyfriend For Breaking My Heart

The following contains spoilers for Life is Strange: True Colors.

Cyberpunk 2077's Wardrobe Update is a Gay Night City Fashionista's Dream

Cyberpunk 2077’s Edgerunners update brings new quests, an anime tie-in, and a bunch of new guns I won’t use, but the most important thing it’s brought to my second playthrough of CD Proje...

No More Heroes III's Phone Calls Made Me Miss the Wiimote's Speaker

No More Heroes III was a throwback for me, for better or worse. It’s a game I wanted a decade ago, but that means it feels like it should’ve come out a decade ago. But while I was happy to ...

I'm Still Crying About the Sonic Symphony Concert Days Later

It’s been two days since Sega achieved world peace by holding the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th anniversary symphony concert, but I have not known peace since. Because, friends, I cannot stop cry...

I'm So Glad Pokemon Shining Pearl's Elite Four Whooped My Ass

Pokemon games are almost never hard — at least not when you’re an adult who played them throughout your childhood and grew to understand the series’ type match-ups. This has been the case for m...

An Ode to Ashley Williams from Mass Effect

The following will contain spoilers for Mass Effect and its sequels. Reader discretion is advised.

Shepard on Shepard: Mass Effect's Mark Meer on His Journey in N7 Armor

With the Mass Effect series in a state of revitalized fandom thanks to the Legendary Edition remasters, and the future in an uncertain limbo, seemingly hinting at some kind of return...

Pixar Says Luca Isn’t Gay, but the Movie Speaks for Itself

Between failing to capitalize on Frozen’s queer subtext to positioning a cop mentioning her girlfriend in passing as a watershed moment, I’ve long since stopped hoping Disney would put quee...

Gnosia Has a True Ending You Probably Won't Find Organically

This article will contain no concrete spoilers about the nature of Gnosia’s “true ending,” but will discuss some general themes of the game to contextualize the whole...

Shadow the Hedgehog Wasn’t an Edgelord Until Sega Made Him One

It’s Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary today, and what better way to pay tribute to the Blue Blur himself on his big day than by ignoring him entirely to talk about the real star of the...

It Takes Two to Co-Op Operation: Tango – The Hacker’s Side

[Operation: Tango is an asymmetrical co-op game where two players fill the role of Agent and Hacker. I played all six of the game’s missions with Destructoid Senior News Reporter and my No...

Horizon Forbidden West is the Latest Case of Complicated PS5 Upgrades

Sony announced today that Horizon Forbidden West is getting a few different editions that are available for pre-order now. That’s not what we’re really here to talk about, but if yo...

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Sprites Drop Original Details and Color

During its E3 presentation yesterday, Square-Enix announced Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, a collection of the first six mainline games in the RPG series for Steam and mobile devices....

Kai Leng Would've Sucked Less if He Shut the Fuck Up

The following will contain spoilers for Mass Effect 3.

Pitch: Forget Batman, Give Me a Green Arrow Video Game, Dammit

After Zack Snyder’s Justice League, I’ve been reconnecting with my inner DC fan. I watched the whole Harley Quinn series, Young Justice has become my workout show, and I’ve be...

Bioware Breaks Down Gameplay Changes Made to the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, the remastered collection of Bioware’s original trilogy, is coming out just under a decade after Mass Effect 3’s launch in 2012. While Bioware has sai...

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Choice Statistics Show Players Grew a Conscience

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has been out for about two months now, and BioWare has released some statistics on some of the choices that players made across the trilogy. And honestly, a lot...