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Danielle Riendeau


From Software Might Be Teasing Elden Ring DLC with a Crucible Knight Post

This week, the official From Software Steam page dropped an Elden Ring nugget on Steam, in a mysterious news post asking “Who Did the Crucible Knights Serve?” It’s a short post with an enticing header image, with upwards of 800 comments (as of this writing) of speculation, asking the developer…

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RoboCop Is An All-Time Great Satire

RoboCop is fantastic. It’s a classic piece of satire, a phenomenal 80s sci-fi-action masterpiece, and one of Fernanda’s all time favorite movies. So, you can probably guess where it might end up on You Love To See It store shelves! As always, you can listen to the show in the…

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Thousands of Hours in, Into The Breach Still Has It (and Has Me)

It’s hard to overstate how much I love Into the Breach. I can give the easy stats: how many pieces I’ve written about the game, how many hours I’ve put into the various platforms (somewhere north of 2800), how much I’ve evangelized the game since its release in early 2018.…

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FEATURES

Stranger Things Season 4: The Good, The Bad, The Vecna

This week on You Love To See It, we decided to ditch all the “traditional” business plans and scams and end “Nice Try July” by looking at Vecna’s business plan. That’s right, we spelunked into Stranger Things Season 4 with a deep, deep dive into Lover’s Lake (and the hell…

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TV/FILM

No More Linear Single-Player Games for Arkane? Let’s Talk

Rock Paper Shotgun has recently published a fantastic piece centering on the design of Deathloop and Arkane’s overall approach to game design. Writer Chris Wallace interviews Arkane Lyon Campaign Director Dana Nightingale, as well as Studio and Co-creative Director Dinga Bakaba, on broad design questions and Arkane’s philosophy. Much of…

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The WeWork Documentary Filled Me With White Hot Rage

The WeWork documentary nearly sent me into a blind rage this week, and that’s really saying something! It’s what we chose for this week’s pick for You Love To See It (as part of Nice Try July!), and the combination of sheer biz bro and tech bro hubris and worker…

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Into the Breach Tips Guide – 3 Things The Game Doesn’t Tell You

Into the Breach is one of my favorite games of all time, and I’d contend it’s one of the best and most elegantly designed games in its genre — maybe even in any genre. It’s also a tough game to get a grasp of since it is a tactics puzzler…

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PSA: Into The Breach is Free for Netflix Users on Mobile, is One of the Best Games of the Decade

Into The Breach is free for Netflix users on mobile platforms today: if you have a Netflix account and an iPhone or android device, you can partake in one of the best-designed strategy games ever made. Better yet, the new release includes the Advanced Edition content, which arrives on all…

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A Stranger Things Fan Made a Giant Vecna Playlist

Spoilers for Stranger Things season four ahead. I just finished Stranger Things season four, which is maybe the season of TV most in need of an editor (an editor who says no to things) that I’ve ever watched. It has its ups and downs, with the biggest down being any…

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Sexual Orientation Settings are Coming to The Sims 4

Sims fans, sexual orientation settings are coming to Create a Sim in The Sims 4, and the feature will be available to all players of the base game. In a post today explaining the feature and some of its ins and outs (pun only somewhat intended), design lead SimGuruJessica explained…

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Fortnite Almost Had a Dark, Gritty, Depressing Look

I’m officially a Fortnite fan now, what with my first battle royale victory last week and all my enjoyment of the game’s vibes. So I’ve been poking around in some of the game’s GDC (Game Developer’s Conference) talks from the last few years, looking for some fun nuggets about the…

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FEATURES

We Came Down with Beanie Mania This Week

This week on You Love to See It (YLTSI, our lovely movie rewatch podcast), we dived into Beanie Mania, a 2021 documentary about the late 90s craze and bubble. It’s all part of this month’s theme: Nice Try July! This month, we are twisting the habitually positive narrative around human…

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My First Battle Royale Victory in Fortnite: A Review

I started playing Fortnite again after about four years for a few reasons. For starters, I wanted to start playing a live service game for coverage on Fanbyte. I wanted to play something popular, and basically begin to understand live service games (though I currently play Cozy Grove and plenty…

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MICROREVIEWS

Fortnite’s Indiana Jones Quests, As Explained by Indiana Jones Movies

I’ve been enjoying Fortnite’s big update today, with all the Indiana Jones quests and goodies, though I still think it’s funny that a large chunk of the game’s demographic wasn’t around yet for much of Professor Jones’ tenure. When asked, Fanbyte Editorial intern Charles Harte (a noted member of gen…

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FEATURES

Cozy Grove Summer Festival Guide: How to Get Sparks and Fireworks

Ms. Carouse, the seasonal character who graces all the exciting festival content in Cozy Grove, is back for the summer festival! If you weren’t here last July, the content appears to be similar: feeding imps means you can find sparks, which in turn can be used to craft fireworks with…

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What’s in the New Star Wars Bar’s Five Thousand Dollar Drink?

Disney announced its drink list for the Hyperspace Lounge today — a bar on the new Disney Wish cruise ship. Under the “hyperfuel” section is a selection of non-alcoholic drinks, and then, in its own section (you might say, a galaxy far away), sits the Kaiburr Crystal Cocktail. Unlike every…

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Fortnite’s Ripsaw Launcher Week and Flare Gun Update Have Arrived

In today’s Battle Royale v21.10 June 28 hotfix, players will be able to find Ripsaw Launchers in more areas, and shoot fireworks at enemies with the remixed Flare Gun. According to Fortnite’s official site, Ripsaw Launchers will be in much mightier supply all week: Been causing destruction with Ripsaw Launchers?…

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I’m Glad Fortnite is So Chill in 2022

Last week, I decided to download Fortnite on my Switch and make it a regular game in my rotation. I’ve been playing during the work day, jumping into a match between meetings and other tasks, and I’m delighted to say, it fits my schedule (and my mood) like a glove.…

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Paul Thomas Anderson, WTF is The Master?

This week on You Love To See It (Fanbyte’s movie rewatch podcast!), we closed out Join Us June with a viewing of The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s beautifully acted 2012 drama about a charismatic cult leader. With incredible performances by dearly departed Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, and gorgeous…

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Into the Breach Free Update Announced, Mobile Version Coming to Netflix

Today, via the studio’s official twitter, Subset games made a series of big announcements for their tactical mech masterpiece, Into the Breach — including a huge free update for all versions and a mobile version of the game via Netflix. All of it is slated to launch on July 19th.…

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