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The Fancies 2021: LB Hunktears’ Games of the Year

Game of the Year, Period, 2021: Wildermyth The reason Wildermyth is my game of the year is pretty simple: it does nothing I don’t like. It’s beautifully balanced. Tonally, it’s the perfect fantasy adventure game — the stakes feel high, but not stressfully so. Sad things happen, and they feel…

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The Demon King’s Castle in SMTV: A Review

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A Normal Barrel Not Containing Link From Zelda: A Review

Ever since the first Donkey Kong, the humble barrel has had a powerful place in the history of video games. In the 2002 classic The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, this legacy is honored by the presence of many barrels. You can throw them, admire them, or cut them…

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Insomniac’s Wolverine Game Has the Chance to Do Wolverine Right

Last week at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase, Insomniac Games announced a new Marvel Universe building off the success of Spider-Man. In addition to Spider-Man 2, they teased a game about everyone’s favorite fast-healing Canadian mutant: Wolverine. On the most recent Thanks for the Knowledge, John Warren had a great conversation with…

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I Tried to Understand ‘Cottagecore’ with Sims 4

I’m old. I’m not like old old, but TikTok scares me and my back hurts a lot of the time. Born in 1989, I’m a solidly middle of the pack millennial, which, to a young person, makes me basically ancient. I’ve come to terms with this. I’ve made peace with…

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Who at Fanbyte Would Survive the Beach That Makes You Old?

I haven’t seen Old, the M. Night Shyamalan movie about the beach that makes you old, so I don’t know how the beach that makes you old works. But I have listened to this week’s episode of Friends Reunion, in which usual host John Warren discusses Old with special co-hosts Features &…

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