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Andrea Shearon

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Andrea Shearon is Fanbyte's weekend news editor. She's got a soft spot for most RPGs, but FFXIV occupies a majority of her free time.


FFXIV Housing Lottery Schedule: Dates for Bidding and Claiming Plots

The FFXIV housing lottery is back in action after a rough launch in Patch 6.1, and now it’s time to get those bids in. For those of you needing help in the chaos of entry periods, lottery results, claiming land, and making sense of the housing lottery schedule⁠—don’t worry. You’ve…

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Nintendo Switch Won’t See a Price Increase – For Now

As predictions point toward a drop in its net profit for the fiscal years, Nintendo says a Switch price increase isn’t a consideration “at this point.” The platform holder points to a rising cost in production and shipping as the reason behind some of its slimmer profit margins. In an…

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Nintendo says it has no plans to raise the price on the Nintendo Switch.

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Genshin Impact 3.0 Stream Details Sumeru, Dendro, & Update Schedule

During its latest Special Program livestream, HoYoverse announced that Genshin Impact 3.0 launches this month with playable Dendro characters, the Sumeru region, new events, and helpful gameplay tools. It’s the first time Teyvat has seen a new element introduced through an update and one its community anticipated for quite some…

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Genshin Impact 3.0 launches in August with Sumeru, a Dendro character, and new events for Primogems.

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FFXIV Launcher Error: Steam Version Temporarily Down For Some Players

If you’re a North American player, an FFXIV launcher error may greet you this morning when trying to log in. While there’s no official word on what’s behind the connection difficulties, it looks like the “technical issue” error is limited to folks using the Steam version of Final Fantasy XIV.…

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Become What You Must With FFXIV Merch, Like This Jacket & Elpis Flower

Even if you missed the Final Fantasy XIV 6.2 Live Letter announcements, there still may be time to score the new FFXIV merch. On Friday, director and producer Naoki Yoshida revealed the MMO’s collaboration with Insert Coin for a new Endwalker look, along with other things I don’t need (but…

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FFXIV merch includes a PLD jacket from Insert Coin and a new Elpis Flower light up glowstick.

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FFXIV Patch 6.2 Adds More FFIV Nostalgia With Estinien’s Kain Quote

FFXIV Patch 6.2 keeps the FFIV references coming, and the trailer for the next arc isn’t even subtle with it. This latest look at Final Fantasy XIV’s Buried Memory update gave us plenty of throwbacks to the classic RPG, including a wink-and-a-nod reference to known troublemaker Kain Highwind. While we’ve…

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FFXIV 6.2 FFIV references continue as Estinien quotes the RPG's dragoon, Kain Highwind.

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Alone in the Dark Returns With Original Story From SOMA Writer

Another classic horror series will see the makeover treatment as publisher THQ Nordic announced there’s an Alone in the Dark remake on the way. After years of critically-panned installments, the publisher revealed its Alone in the Dark remake returns to its roots with a visit to New Orleans and nostalgic…

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Alone in the Dark remake announced at Gamescom, no specific release date but launches on PS5.

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FFXIV Best in Slot Sage Gear For The Average Player (Patch 6.18)

In the advent of Endwalker, Final Fantasy XIV introduced its newest healing job, Sage. With its powerful barrier abilities and convenient healing-on-the-go kit, Sage is an attractive job for healing veterans and newcomers alike. However, reaching the level 90 milestone and wrapping up MSQ isn’t all there is to do…

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FFXIV Sage BiS gear guide for raiding and materia melding.

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FFXIV Best in Slot Astrologian Gear For The Average Player (Patch 6.18)

Making it to Endwalker’s finale and level 90 doesn’t mean your Final Fantasy XIV Astrologian journey is over. As an endgame healer, you’ll want to pick up the best gear available in any given patch, and that doesn’t necessarily mean hours grinding FFXIV’s Savage raids, either. New players and veterans…

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FFXIV Astrologian BiS gear guide for Endwalker Patch 6.18 raiding.

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SNK Hits Up EVO 2022 With Fatal Fury Reveal, KOF XV DLC Plans

It’s the last day of Evo 2022, and SNK is sending the show off with a few surprises. During its main stage spotlight, the publisher revealed a new Fatal Fury is in the works after a 22-year absence. Plus, King of Fighters XV will see a trio of DLC characters…

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SNK announces new Fatal Fury and King Of Fighters XV DLC characters at EVO 2022.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Rollback Netcode For PS5, Xbox Revealed at EVO

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a little over four years old now, but it’s got a new update on the way. At EVO 2022, Bandai Namco revealed it’s bringing rollback netcode to DBZF. The fighter will see next-gen versions on PS5 and Xbox Series with the update and upgrade paths for…

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Dragon Ball FighterZ rollback netcode announced at EVO 2022, plus new gen upgrades for PS5, Xbox Series.

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FFXIV Best in Slot White Mage Gear For The Average Player (Patch 6.18)

The Final Fantasy XIV endgame grind doesn’t stop upon hitting the leveling cap, but acquiring some of the best healer gear for your White Mage doesn’t necessarily mean a new career in grinding Savage Raids, either. Regardless of your skill level, outfitting FFXIV’s classic healing job to the best of…

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FFXIV WHM BIS for Patch 6.18, Patch 6.2, and beyond.

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Dead by Daylight Studio Reveals Meet Your Maker, Beta Sign-Ups Live

Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour has announced its next project, Meet Your Maker. It’s a building, crafting, make-your-own dungeon deal focused on raiding fellow players and perfecting your outpost. Instead of a game of Survivor versus Killer (or Survivor smooches Killer), Meet Your Maker drops players into a post-apocalyptic, open…

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It's no Dead by Daylight 2, but Behaviour's next game is Meet Your Maker - a survival game focused on building, crafting, and raiding pvp.

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Stardew Valley And Haunted Chocolatier May Have “Some Shared Lore”

Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone (ConcernedApe) is busy at work with his next game, Haunted Chocolatier.  And while there’s still no concrete date for Barone’s next release, the developer took to Twitter to share a glimpse at his progress and answer a few fan questions. Mostly, folks are dying to…

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Haunted Chocolatier Stardew Valley similarities are there, but maybe not in the ways you expect.

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Guilty Gear Strive Season 2 Roadmap Outlines Crossplay Beta, PS5 Fixes

This weekend, Arc System Works is hitting up EVO 2022 with its headlining fighters and a few announcements for Guilty Gear Strive Season 2. On day one of the Las Vegas show, developers on Guilty Gear took to the stage to outline Strive’s PlayStation 5 improvements,  upcoming character releases, and…

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Guilty Gear Strive Season 2 Updates and new characters announced at EVO 2022.

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FFXIV LunarCon Delivered a Weekend of Parties, Panels, and Pride

“Good day, my friends,” It’s the same familiar voice I’ve heard for almost a year now, always ready to present a new lesson on faraway places, fascinating people, and unfamiliar customs. The greeting is so familiar now I sit up straight in my chair, instantly attentive like a university professor…

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FFXIV Lunarcon took over Crystal and crashed Data Center Travel.

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Destiny 2 Text Chat Disabled After Users Report Weasel Error Exploit

Bungie has disabled the Destiny 2 text chat on all platforms as it investigates an issue causing Weasel error crashes. Early player crash reports appear to stem from a malicious string of in-game text forcing players to disconnect. Bungie says it’s aware of an exploit causing some players to be…

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Destiny 2 weasel error caused from in game whisper. Bungie has turned text chat off.

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Artist Claims Call of Duty Plagiarized Its Upcoming Loyal Samoyed Skin

Developer Raven Software just dropped its patch notes for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, but an artist claims not all of the upcoming skin reveals belong to the studio or publisher Activision Blizzard. Shortly after the skin’s reveal, the artist shared their original work and allegations, while Raven…

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The Call of Duty dog skin an artist says is a rip off of their Samoyed concept art.

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Meta Charging $100 More For Quest 2, Apologizing With $29 Beat Saber

Both models of the Meta Quest 2 will see a price bump within the next week. Starting August 1, Meta will charge $100 more on its Quest 2 VR headsets, but it’s not offering much to sweeten the deal consumer end. In an update from the Oculus blog, Meta announced…

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Meta says its Quest 2 price increase is all thanks to rising shipping and part costs.

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Eidos Montreal Exec “Heard Rumors” Sony Interested in Square Enix Deal

Square Enix’s Eidos Montreal sale may have been part of a bigger picture plan for future Sony acquisitions. At least, that’s according to a rumor the Montreal studio founder, Stephane D’Astous, mentions in a new interview. Speaking to Games Industry.biz, D’Astous — who departed Eidos Montreal in 2013 — speculated…

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Sony may be interested in buying Square Enix - which is why SE may have sold Eidos Montreal.

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