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Damn Daniel: White Vans Adventure is a Rhythm RPG Fever Dream

It has been six long years since teens Daniel Lara and Joshua Holz graced the internet with the phrase, “Damn Daniel, back at it again with the white Vans.” Since then, the bite-sized video platform it was originally posted on, Vine, has died; we now live in a seemingly perpetual…

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Neon Electrifies the Competition in Valorant Episode 4

Valorant‘s freshest addition is a speedy blue agent, and no it’s not Sonic the Hedgehog. Today we welcome Filipino agent Neon, the bioelectric speedster that cannot stop going fast. I played her during a preview event a few days ago and even though I’m more of a defensive/control oriented player,…

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Tumblr Users Baffled After Latest Wave of Content Bans

Tumblr was once a land of unfiltered expression — a lush HTML community garden where budding creatives from all fields could share their pieces, converse, or just laugh at funny images as they scroll. However, due to a series of abrupt and poorly announced content bans, the crops are dying,…

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The Fancies 2021: Fūnk-é’s Games of the Year 2021

Sweet! We made it to the end. I’m glad we got through this. The year 2021 started off rough for me. My cat Joemama, one of my best friends in the world, passed away suddenly in January. I’ve dealt with death before, but only as a child, tangentially saying goodbye…

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Solar Ash is Optimistic in the Face of Futility

Our world is dying. Sometimes, we try to forget that to soothe the pain of an almost inevitable loss, but we know it’s happening. It’s frustrating how hopeless living with that knowledge feels — like all we can do is buy metal straws and wait. Heart Machine’s Solar Ash taps…

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond is Cute and Superfluous

After years of fans chanting at Nintendo employees, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have finally been released. Today, resident Pokemon veterans Fūnk-é Joseph, featured contributor, and Nicholas Grayson, Fanbyte’s brand editor, had a candid conversation about the series’ trajectory, Sinnoh’s many musical bangers, and why it feels a bit…

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