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Danielle Riendeau

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Danielle is the Editor-in-Chief of this delightful website, as well as a part time game design and film professor, volunteer EMT, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt (really working for purple one day), and a hobbysist game developer and screenwriter. She has two kitties and a puppy, all of whom are obscenely cute.


Cody Rhodes’ Disgusting Injury from WWE Hell In A Cell 2022: An EMT’s Review

I am Fanbyte’s EIC, but a couple of days (or nights) each month, I put on my little EMS uniform, jump on my ambulance, and go on 911 calls in the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn as a volunteer EMT. This experience has given me a truly unique and fascinating…

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WRESTLING

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Gives Us Much More Than Just Leo Memes

We are starting a brand new theme month on You Love To See It (our fabulous movie review podcast), and it’s a good one: Join Us June! That is, we’ll be watching movies about cults, in some fashion or another, and we’re starting off with 2019 Tarantino Hollywood “fairy tale”…

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TV/FILM

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once is a Masterpiece

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once is hard to spoil, and it’s even a little hard to get your mind around (by design). But this week on You Love To See It (our movie podcast!), we tackled this beautiful, ridiculous, epic film, alongside our fantastic colleague, Imran Khan. We tried to…

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MJF Being Treated After Getting Wrecked at AEW Double or Nothing 2022: A (Medical) Review

I’ll admit it right now: I don’t know much about professional wrestling outside of the lessons I learned from LB during our glorious Fanfyte podcast days, and the bits and pieces I pick up from our incredible Fanfyte editor, Colette Arrand. But this weekend, Fanbyte staffers sent me images from…

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WRESTLING

Kirby in Underwater Purgatory: A Review

I had a fun plan today, to write a little story about Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It’s a game I rented for my Nintendo 64 back when it was released, around 2000 (so I was in the middle of high school), and while I only had it for a…

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MICROREVIEWS

New Hitman 3 Patch Adds Yellow Rabbit Suit, Duck Hunt, and a Ducky Gun

We are somehow in the third year of GOTY 2020 contender Hitman 3’s life, and the content for the dark humor immersive sim is still coming. The May patch notes for the game offer a couple of tantalizing new challenges: like the Duck Hunt Challenge in Berlin (which unlocks the…

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NEWS

Batman and Robin is the Best Batman Movie

You probably know that while I harbored fond memories for it, upon rewatch, I hated Batman (1989). So it’s with great joy and pleasure I can confirm that Batman And Robin, one of the most maligned movies of all time, remains a wonderful, ridiculous, extremely gay banger. Oh yes, this…

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TV/FILM

Logjam Explores Gay Lumberjack Fantasies and Queer Cottagecore Dreams

I wouldn’t say that I find most creators (in or out of games) personally and genuinely inspirational, but that is absolutely the case for me with Robert Yang’s work. He’s a game designer who has spent the last few years making work that explores play, queer sexuality, and various subcultures,…

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FEATURES

I Want To Play This Gorgeous Mega Man Legends-inspired Game

I recently became aware of Fermata on the pithos thanks to some arresting videos on developer Kyu Fu’s twitter: showing off an intriguing 32-bit aesthetic and smooth-looking 3D platforming. Merritt shared the following video in our editor’s chat, and I immediately needed to see more. pic.twitter.com/YfyRqHCRP4 — 休符 (@kyu_fu) May…

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Three Leaked Plots from Black Mirror Season Six

Thanks to an interesting bit of muffin-related espionage, the Fanbyte team has gotten our hands on several (slightly crumb-stained) treatments for Black Mirror Season Six. Straight from the Black Mirror writer’s room in San Junipero, these treatments contain plot details, crucial casting information, and exciting (and totally real) details from…

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TV/FILM

Viola Davis Deserved a Huge Payday for Widows

This month on You Love To See It (fanbyte’s movie podcast!) our theme is Payday May. That is, we’re watching movies where an actor infamously got a massive paycheck from a movie, according to Hollywood legend and/or the reporting we could find on the subject.  This week, we’re watching Widows,…

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TV/FILM

Mission: Impossible Pays Great 90s Action

We’re continuing Payday May on You Love To See It (Fanbyte’s premiere movie podcast!) with Mission: Impossible (1996), a movie where star (and executive Producer) Tom Cruise famously got a sick paycheck (and continues to do so, as the franchise is alive and very well). We have extensive show notes…

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TV/FILM

Cursed Films Cares about the Human Cost of Filmmaking

I stumbled upon Shudder’s Cursed Films this weekend: it’s a documentary series about movies with “cursed” productions, that is, where stories about terrible things that happened to the cast and crew have taken a life of their own. The second season just launched on Shudder, so it was featured prominently…

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Sadly, Batman (1989) Actually Sucks

Oh, folks, this is a hard one. For You Love To See It (our premiere movie rewatch podcast), we’re doing a fun theme for the month: Payday May, watching movies where an actor famously got a ridiculous sum for their performance. We’re starting off here with Batman (1989), wherein Jack…

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TV/FILM

Cozy Grove Spring Update: How to Find and Feed Ducklings

As a daily Cozy Grove player (a Cozy Grover, you might say), I’ve been pumped about the Spring Update, which started just this week. Among other things, has brought cute butterflies floating about my island and the brand new dye shop. Ms. Carouse also showed up the other day, boasting…

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GUIDES

Cozy Grove Spring Update: How to Find Orchids, Butterflies, and Fresh Water

As a daily Cozy Grove player (a Cozy Grover, you might say), I’ve been pumped about the Spring Update, which technically started yesterday (with cute butterflies floating about my island, and the brand new dye shop). But the party truly started today, with the sighting of seasonal superstar bear, Ms.…

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GUIDES

Remembering the Best Episode of Nailed It

This week, we ran an especially excellent older episode on You Love To See It: a review of Mortal Kombat (1995) by my incredible co-host Fernanda Prates and her excellent husband Rodrigo del Campo. As Fernanda mentioned in that episode, it wasn’t the original intention to close out Spring Fling…

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PODCASTS

Cozy Grove Spring Update: How to Find Dyes

As a daily Cozy Grove player (a Cozy Grover, you might say), I’ve been waiting for the Spring Update with bated breath. I’m also pretty pumped about today’s DLC, the first paid expansion pack for the game, called the New Neighbears DLC! We wrote about saying goodbye to four bear…

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GUIDES

Cozy Grove New Neighbears DLC: Which Bears are Leaving

As a daily Cozy Grove player (a Cozy Grover, you might say), I’ve been pumped about today’s DLC, the first paid expansion pack for the game, called the New Neighbears DLC! It’s the first batch of new character content, and since finishing all the main game story content last… August,…

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GUIDES

Shang Tsung Can Absolutely Get It

We had another very special episode of You Love To See It last week, since I was sick, and my esteemed co-host Fernanda took over the reigns. She wrote and recorded a new intro to a fantastic Mortal Kombat (1995) movie review, co-starring Rodrigo (her perma-crush and husband). Fernanda writes:…

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