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Ana Valens

Ana Valens is a freelance games journalist. Her work has been published on Dot Esports, The Daily Dot, Waypoint, Glixel, and Kill Screen. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she shares an apartment with a gaming PC, a PlayStation 4, and a Nintendo Switch.


Hardcoded Has the Trans Representation We Need in Adult Games

Warning: This article contains sexually explicit images. The adult games industry sucks for trans women. Just search up the words “futa” and “visual novel” on Google, and you’ll learn everything you need to know. There are exceptions, of course. Knife Sisters by Transcenders Media is a “dark, explorative, and erotic visual novel”…

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5 Games That Need Dating Sim Spin-Offs as Soon as Humanly Possible

I think every games journalist can agree: we all have one video game character that we seriously need to smooch. Sure, classic visual novels like Clannad and Katawa Shoujo — even kinkier stuff like Christine Love’s Ladykiller in a Bind — scratch that itch to go on a date with somebody. But now more than ever, it feels…

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How to Pull Off a Solo Fortnite Victory Royale

Fortnite is a difficult game – doubly so if you head into matchmaking alone. Without any teammates to help you stay alive, you’re completely reliant on your own skills in building, traversing the map, and going head-to-head in combat. Solo mode is arguably the most difficult matchmaking setup available in Fortnite, but…

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Fortnite Creative Codes for the Best Classic Video Game Levels

Fortnite Creative mode is here to stay — and fans are already creating some phenomenal levels with it. For the uninitiated, Creative mode is Epic Games’ approach to custom user-generated levels. These run the gamut from warm-up courses to free-for-all deathmatch arenas. Select users can even share their creations with the world…

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The Best Fortnite Practice Levels in Creative Mode

If you haven’t fired up the Fortnite Creative mode yet, then you’re missing out. Epic Games’ sandbox mode lets players explore each others’ islands, build their own deathmatch levels, or just simply hang out with friends to build wacky forts. There are endless opportunities and it’s a nifty addition to Fortnite’s multiplayer capabilities! One…

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How to Get an Island Code for Fortnite Creative Mode

Late last year, Epic Games introduced one of the most exciting multiplayer modes in Fortnite yet: Creative mode. Unlike Fortnite: Battle Royale, Creative mode focuses on building, tweaking, and messing around in an open-ended sandbox. Players can design their own deathmatch levels, kart races, and training sessions — or just goof around with…

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The Absolute Worst Skins in Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite has plenty of skins — arguably too many. Epic Games regularly adds new outfits to the game through both its seasonal Battle Pass and the cosmetic Item Shop, assuring players always have a new look to throw on their character if they can spare a couple bucks. And, sure, there…

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Here Are Some of the Best Fortnite Island Codes Available

Fortnite remains one of the gaming’s most popular multiplayer titles, thanks to its intense player-vs-player battle royale mode. But there is a lot more to Fortnite than fighting for a Victory Royale. During Fortnite Season 7, Epic Games introduced Creative mode: a sandbox feature that lets users create their own levels through…

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Here Are the Best Ways to Enjoy Fortnite Creative Mode

Creative mode is now available to all players across Fortnite: Battle Royale! There’s plenty to do, see, and build throughout the new feature. So let’s take a look at the best ways to spend your time with it. For the uninitiated, Creative mode is an open sandbox where players can experiment…

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Fortnite Guide: Own the Skies With the X-4 Stormwing

Earlier this month, Fortnite Season 7 introduced the game’s first plane: the X-4 Stormwing. The X-4 is quite a powerful vehicle that can even take a beating upon crashing. That makes it both a stable way to move from location to location and an incredibly forgiving addition to the game’s vehicle roster. If…

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Fortnite Wraps Guide: How to Use and Unlock Season 7 Wraps

Just in time for the holidays, Fortnite has a new unlockable cosmetic category: wraps. Season 7 introduced the customization option, letting players add some personal flair to their in-game weapons and vehicles. Wraps aren’t too complicated to earn and apply, but can be a little difficult to understand if you’re new to Fortnite…

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Best Landing Spots in Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 7

Fortnite Season 7 is well underway, and just like last season, there’s been a couple changes to the map. A new winter region was just added on the southwest side and it significantly changes up the Battle Royale game mode. If you want to get a head start on your next Fortnite…

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Everything You Need to Know About Fortnite Creative Mode

Fortnite Season 7 is well underway and Epic Games has just introduced something new for players to mess around with: Creative mode! If you haven’t kept up, Fortnite’s Creative lets players build their own private islands for deathmatches, race modes, or free play — among other things. The feature was originally…

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How to Complete Fortnite Season 7 – Week 2 Challenges

Another week, another round of challenges are here in Fortnite: Battle Royale. Season 7 is underway and this Thursday kicked off Week 2 for the game’s new weekly challenges. If you’re interested in completing the Dec. 13 weekly challenges, just log into Fortnite, look over your objectives, and start playing some…

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Fortnite Guide: Week 1 Battle Star Hidden Location

Fortnite Season 7 is well underway and Epic is celebrating the winter holidays with hidden Battle Stars through the Snowfall Challenges section. If you keep up with your weekly challenges, then you’ll be rewarded with a scavenger’s hunt for a hidden Battle Star that will bump up your Battle Pass by…

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Here’s how to complete Fortnite’s Season 7 Week 1 Challenges

The Fortnite Season 7 challenges are here! Epic Games is kicking off the new season with three freebies and four exclusive tasks only for Season 7 Battle Pass owners. To complete these challenges, all you need to do is hop in the game and fulfill the objectives. That’s it. Some involve…

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How to Improve Your Frame Rate in Fortnite: Battle Royale

Epic Games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale is all about reflexes. The difference between landing a headshot with a Sniper Rifle or building a set of panic walls for cover can come down to just a few seconds. That means players need a high, consistent frame rate if they hope to win…

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Fortnite Building Guide – How to Make a Durable Sniper Tower

Fortnite: Battle Royale is a game all about building strong, towering structures that will protect you from incoming fire as you try to gain the high ground. For players with a marksman’s eye and a powerful Sniper Rifle to boot, one of the best ways to do this is by…

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Review

Remasters are fickle beasts. On the one hand, a high definition remake has to look, feel, and play like its original release—at least enough to elicit some nostalgia from its players. On the other, remakes also call for something fresh. Whether that’s a graphical update, a new soundtrack, voice acting, gameplay tweaks,…

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How to Secure Your First Fortnite Mobile Win

Fortnite: Battle Royale is now out on Android, which means smartphone users across the globe can finally play the game together. Before you hop in, though, you should know Epic Games introduced significant changes to the game’s controls, aim assist mechanics, and UI layout for the battle royale hit’s mobile…

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