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Imran Khan

Imran is Fanbyte's News Editor and owns too many gaming t-shirts.


Netflix Resident Evil Series Reportedly Cancelled After a Single Season

In today’s modern, data-driven streaming world, if your show does not take over the world in the first few weeks of its existence, then it’s doomed to failure. I can’t say I have any idea what Netflix’s expectations were for the Resident Evil TV show that premiered in July of this year,…

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Here’s Everything You Missed From Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022

Slowly but surely, Geoff Keighley has taken over a number of the video game industry’s tentpole reveal events. Between Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards alone, Keighley produces two of the biggest shows for game trailers and announcements of the year. Sandwiched between those two, however, is the lesser…

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Dead Island 2

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New Genshin Impact Characters Include Candace, Nilou, & Cyno from Sumeru

With Genshin Impact 3.0 coming soon, bringing an entirely new region and new characters, quests, and even a new element along with it, you might think it a little silly to already be talking about updates past that. After all, we haven’t even really seen Sumeru yet, nor received any of…

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Genshin Impact: Candace, Cyno, Nihou

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The Game Awards Returns This December with Best Adaptation Category

There’s probably a good argument to be made that entertainment pop culture is over-scheduled. We lose our minds at the idea of events that announce things to add more events — be they movies or video games or whatever — to our agenda. Movie producers can stand on massive stages…

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Where is Our Saints Row Review?

Like a lot of you, I have been waiting quite a while for the new Saints Row title. While the series can be divisive, even amongst individual games, there was a magic to Saints Row III that I still think about almost a decade later. When open-world games felt like they were…

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Saints Row: A member of the Saints gliding by on a hook in front of a monster truck.

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Evolution 2022 Was Not Guaranteed to Succeed After Years on the Sidelines

In the bright lights and air-conditioned casinos of Las Vegas, it’s easy to forget that all that separates you from a desert of concrete and eventually sand is a wall or a ceiling. By design, you are not supposed to think about much beyond your immediate surroundings, all of which…

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Overwatch is Trash: Some Wisdom from Guilty Gear EVO Champ UMISHO

This year, EVO — the world’s largest fighting game tournament — did not end with Street Fighter as it traditionally does. Instead, seemingly due to the incredibly high number of contestants participating, the Sunday night finals finished with Guilty Gear Strive, the latest and greatest from developer Arc System Works. The finals…

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UMISHO winning the EVO 2022 Finals

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EVO 2022’s Most Compelling Narrative Was iDom’s Street Fighter Insurgency

One of the most attractive things about competitive sports, both organized and otherwise, is the idea of compelling narratives that build up and play out over time. There’s a larger context to an event than just the actions taking place in front of you, a storyline of momentum and relative…

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iDom beating Daigo at Evo 2022

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A Twitter Glitch Got Multiple Accounts Banned for Stray Gameplay

So last week, I got inexplicably banned from Twitter for posting a video clip from Stray. Twitter’s algorithm had decided that the clip of the cat falling through the world was classified as intimate imagery posted without consent, a rule usually being used to ban revenge porn. Being the usual…

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Stray - stray cat butt lick

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The Nier Automata Church Was a Clever, Entertaining Fake

Earlier this week, we reported on a strange church that had seemingly been discovered in Nier: Automata via a Reddit post in the Nier community. At the time, no one really knew what was going on, but no real answer really seemed to make sense. Now it has been revealed that the…

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Genshin Impact’s Summertime Odyssey is Ambitious But Boring

It’s probably difficult to really fathom the size and flow of games like Genshin Impact, a title that reportedly makes about $2 billion a year for developer Hoyoverse. The game has a seemingly unrealistic development pace, pushing out significant content every few weeks to keep players logging in and doing new…

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Genshin Impact Summertime Odyssey Event

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The Curious Case of Nier Automata’s Newly Discovered Church

On July 25, a reddit user that goes by the moniker of sadfutago accidentally blew up the Nier: Automata community. In a post on the subreddit r/nier, sadfutago consigned a thread that was actually an update to several earlier attempts to draw attention to an oddity he discovered in Nier: Automata,…

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A2 standing in the odd church in Nier: Automata

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Ubisoft: Reports of Roller Champions’ Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The road — or track, I guess — for Ubisoft’s Roller Champions has been a long and bumpy one. Since its announcement at E3 2019, the most common mention of the title from the French developer & publisher has been exasperated denials of its cancellation at quarterly financial calls. When it…

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Roller Champions

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How a Clip From Stray Got Me Banned From Twitter

I am currently on vacation. It’s been nice, I get to sleep in a lot, no one asks for my opinion on video game news (besides No. 3 Games Journalist Jeff Grubb), and I get to just play games rather than critically evaluate them for work. One of those games…

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Stray B12 Memories

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The Unfortunate Super Mario Sunshine Summer Games Done Quick Run

Summer Games Done Quick, an annual video gaming charity drive that raises money while people play video games very quickly, is not an event that runs like clockwork. The people that make it happen work tirelessly to get everything going on a schedule and the speedrunners who perform the feats…

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Super Mario Sunshine

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Genshin Impact 3.0 Leaks Vary Up New Characters A Little Bit

It’s hard to really say how much Genshin Impact’s recent update delay pushed the free-to-play game’s unbendingly rigid live schedule, but it’s safe to say it must have had some kind of effect. As we near the 2.8 content, and are getting a livestream to detail exactly what that must be,…

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Genshin Impact 2.7

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Battle Royale Spellbreak Hangs Up Its Wizard Hat in 2023

In 2020, developer Proletariat released the projectile-based PVP battle royale game Spellbreak on PC and consoles. The game was a little different from your standard battle royale, in that it involved gathering and combining magic spells to use on your opponents, which carved out a unique niche for it among the…

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Spellbreak

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No One Will Say Why Soulcalibur Disappeared From Digital Stores

Transcending history and the world, the Soulcalibur series has long been a fan favorite for 3D fighting game fans. I remember playing the first title, Soul Edge, in the arcades as a child. The desire to play more unleashed from the tether of quarters and tokens was a primary motivation in buying…

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Soulcalibur II HD

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Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5 are Coming to Switch, Too

For the first time on Nintendo consoles, the last three Persona titles are on the way. While the games had recently been announced for Xbox, PC, and PlayStation, Nintendo fans were worried they were going to be left out in the cold. As we found out from today’s Nintendo Direct,…

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Persona 4 Golden

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Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Announced

Today’s Nintendo Direct, which was announced to be a shorter third-party Direct focused on non-Nintendo titles, definitely had a very quiet crowd-pleaser waiting in the wings. The oft-requested Mega Man Battle Network series is finally seeing a revival of sorts on the Nintendo Switch in the form of Mega Man…

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