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Fūnk-é Joseph

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Fūnk-é is a writer, artist, and producer from Toronto. Their favourite game is (REDACTED). You can find their bylines in VICE, IGN, Paste Magazine, MTV, and more.


Sifu is a Sharp, but Uncomfortable Action Movie

Sifu does not care about you. It will kick your teeth in, spit on you, and watch you scramble as foes serenade you with a symphony of shit-talk. It is an arduous journey; there is no grinding for better equipment, cheesing bosses, or lowering the difficulty. To survive, you must…

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Everything You Need to Know About TFT’s Mid-Set 6.5 Update

It’s been three months since Teamfight Tactics “Gizmos and Gadgets” shook up the TFT formula with new champions, traits, and ever-changing Hextech Augments. Those updates spiced up the auto-chess scene delivering brand new metas (and more flexible playstyles). Though it also brought about an air of uncertainty regarding said Augments.…

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TFT 6.5 Neon Nights

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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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Damn Daniel: White Vans Adventure

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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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Solar Ash Review

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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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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Review

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Subway Midnight Finds Horror in Bleak Uncertainty

“I really love making games and doing art for games, but it seems like there’s no way around, you know, that sort of hellscape of layoffs and crunch unless you try to do it yourself.”  Those are the words of Bubby Darkstar, the humble, solo developer who recently released Subway…

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Netflix’s Arcane Marks a New, Harmonious Era for League of Legends

For the past few years, Riot Games has been hard-resetting the lore for League of Legends; completely throwing out the old scattered texts and replacing them with surprisingly captivating narratives. It was a brazen decision to make, but it’s already paid off tenfold with fresh and well written character introductions,…

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Arcane Jinx

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All Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC Fighters, Ranked

After three wonderful years, the spectacular crossover of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming to an end. To some it’s an intense competitive fighting game, and to others it’s an activity with friends. It’s incredibly multifaceted, and that’s what makes it so special. This vibrant museum of video game history…

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Fanbyte Staff Pet of the Month: Gogeta

Full name: Gogeta Super Saiyan 4 Jacobs Owner: Fūnk-é Joseph, Featured Contributor Nicknames: Gogeta, Gogo, Gojo, baby boy, baby Age: 13 Likes: Running around like a little guy, curling into a croissant, knocking on the door to leave and then coming back moments later, plants, eating dirt, purring, meowing, looking…

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Wields Vintage Fashion as a Narrative Tool

Ace Attorney is a visual novel series about legal disputes and the judicial system, and over the past 20 years it’s carved a space for itself by transforming historically dull, monotonous court processes into some of the most dramatic reveals in games. It’s a series full of endless spectacle, and…

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

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Eastward is a Tender, Fulfilling Family Roadtrip

The first time I saw a glimpse of Eastward was in a trailer from 2018, and its grungy pixel art aesthetic sent me off into a daze like no other. I’ve never seen a game paint such scuffed yet simultaneously sweet environments, making busted up caves and rundown towns look…

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Eastward Review

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SPOOKWARE is a Microgame RPG for the Ages

Straightforward puzzles and tight timers are essential in microgames, forming a minimalist game design that captures attention spans with a nonchalant ease. These unmatched and intuitive party games offer an even playing field, and it’s a foundation that SPOOKWARE understands intimately. SPOOKWARE – Episode 1 creatively carries those ideas into…

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Fortnite Isn’t the Platform for a Martin Luther King Jr. Event

Over the past few years, Fortnite has transcended the traditional confines of a video game. It has simultaneously become a lucrative event venue raking in millions of dollars for performers like Ariana Grande and Travis Scott, while also dominating the battle royale scene as a metaverse with purchasable outfits and…

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12 Minutes is a Convoluted and Ultimately Foul Puzzle Game

Within my first hour of Luis Antonio’s 12 Minutes, I was quickly invested in this time loop thriller’s many mysteries. The bold top-down perspective pairs well with the Hollywood voice cast of Daisy Ridley, James McAvoy, and Willem Dafoe. And it’s fun to see how you, as a player, can…

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Everything You Need to Know About League of Legends’ Preseason 2022

As days and cycles blend together, it may feel like the passage of time has lost all meaning. But worry not, League of Legends pushes on into the future with Preseason 2022, a decent sized, lower key update that signals a more concentrated and polished era of Summoner’s Rift. The…

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Samurai Gunn 2 is Rapid, Multiplayer Fun You Shouldn’t Miss

It feels like same-screen arena fighters — those local multiplayer “party game” staples — have slowly faded into the mist. They had their time in the mid 2010s with bangers like Towerfall, Duck Game, and the original Samurai Gunn. Since then there hasn’t been a tight space battler focused on high-speed reactions…

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Pokémon Unite’s Zapdos Turns Players Into Unstoppable Gods

When playing Pokémon Unite, TiMi Studio Group and The Pokemon Company’s new joint collab MOBA, there’s a moment when the tide of battle becomes intense.  The air shifts as the 10-minute match nears its end. Zapdos spawns in the central pit, and everything changes as players brace for a final…

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