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Imran Khan

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


Diablo II Resurrected Will Get Two Playtests

If you’re looking forward to playing Diablo II Resurrected later this year but can’t stand the wait, you may not have to wait as long as you think. According to Blizzard, the game will get two playtests before its release, including both a single player and a multiplayer test. The news…

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Alamo Drafthouse Files for Chapter 11, Closing Several Theaters

If you happen to live in the neighborhood of an Alamo Drafthouse, you’re probably well-acquainted with the movie theater chain. Claiming a boutique theater experience, Drafthouses had big seats, food service, days where children were allowed and most days where they’re not, with a movie enthusiast feel and aesthetic. Like…

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Dead by Daylight Dives into the World of K-Pop

In some ways, Dead by Daylight serves as a hall of fame museum for many of the horror genre’s most iconic names. For players looking to purchase their favorite monster, dream-based murderer, or psychological manifestation of grief, the asymmetrical multiplayer game has plenty of options to choose from. For its next…

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Epic Games Picks Up Fall Guys Developer Tonic Games

Epic Games and Tonic Games Group, the owner of Fall Guys-developer Mediatonic, have announced that the North Carolina-based company behind games like Fortnite will be purchasing the British developer in an official blog post today. Fall Guys, which became a smash hit when it was released last year, is an obstacle-course…

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Frogwares Accuses Former Sinking City Publisher of Hacking Game Code to Resell

The tale of The Sinking City has now become as mangled and twisted as the beasts the game itself is about. In Aug. 2020, developer Frogwares pulled its Lovecraftian horror game The Sinking City from digital stores amid a legal battle with its publisher Nacon, formerly Big Ben Interactive. Frogwares claimed that…

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Prove Me Wrong: Super Mario Sunshine is the First Yakuza Game

While 2002’s Super Mario Sunshine may be one of the most divisive Mario games in the series’ long history, it is also so much more than just a moderately rushed 3D Mario game. Thanks to modern science, we can finally and firmly establish that Super Mario Sunshine is not just…

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Next Need for Speed Delayed as EA Moves Criterion to Battlefield Support

Last year, Electronic Arts told Gamesindustry.biz that they were internally reshuffling their studios to bring the long-running Need for Speed back to Criterion, the studio which developed that and the Burnout games during their heyday. It was welcome news to fans of that decade of racing games from EA as it…

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Welcome to the Last Month of Mario’s Life

We are officially in Mar. 2021, which Nintendo has declared will be the final month for all characters whose names start with M-A-R. At the end of this month, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a Switch collection of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy will stop being sold both physically…

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This Week in News is All About PlayStation And Pokemon

Welcome to This Week in News, where we quickly run down a summary of this week’s biggest news you may have missed with the option to dive a little deeper. Everything You Missed From Today’s PlayStation State of Play – Sony held their first general State of Play of 2021…

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The Mystery of the Real-Life Ryu

For decades, Street Fighter‘s Ryu has had one consistent characteristic: he wants to fight and then move on to the next battle. Ryu doesn’t care about money, he doesn’t care about ceremony, he simply wants to walk into the sunset and fight stronger opponents. During Wednesday Night Fights, a weekly online…

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Google Reportedly Paid Tens of Millions For Stadia Ports

According to a report from Bloomberg, Google’s Stadia initiative spent tens of millions of dollars on multiple third-party ports each in an effort to bring more games onto the streaming platform. NEW from me on the failure of Google Stadia: – Missed initial sales targets by hundreds of thousands– Tried…

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Report: Sony Allowing PlayStation 5 Harddrive Upgrades This Summer

Your PlayStation 5 says “1TB” on the box, but the realities of harddrive manufacturing and necessary functions for the console come close to halving that number. While the console needs the faster SSD as a baseline for new games, you can quickly fill up a harddrive with just a few…

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Monster Hunter Rise is Coming to PC in 2022

A few months ago, Capcom was hit by a ransomware attack that threatened to leak numerous internal documents if the Japanese game developer did not pay up. Capcom refused and these documents then flooded the internet, giving away future Capcom release strategies in a way their schedule did not intend.…

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Sony Reportedly Closing Japan Studio [Update: Confirmed]

[Update 5:05 PM PT]: IGN has confirmed with Sony that the Japan Studio is being restructured around Team Asobi. Coupled with the departures, this seems to confirm VGC’s reporting. According to a new report from VGC, PlayStation Worldwide Studios is letting go of most of the developers from their venerated Japan…

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Everything You Missed From Today’s PlayStation State of Play

Sony tends to use the term State of Play loosely, employing it for everything from single-game deep dives to new console reveals. Today’s State of Play, however, is a bigger look at the PlayStation ecosystem’s upcoming library, including both older titles and and a few new reveals. If you didn’t…

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Gets an Updated Release Titled Intergrade

During today’s State of Play, Square Enix revealed what many people already expected: Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting a port to the PlayStation 5. For those expecting a quick resolution upgrade and faster loading, though, Square Enix is hoping to confound those expectations with some new content. Dubbed Final Fantasy VII…

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Against All Odds, the Halo TV Show Will Seemingly Premiere in 2022

In 2013, Microsoft held a reveal of the Xbox One with an odd focus on TV shows and cross-media branding. The headliner, of course, was a brand new Halo TV series, with perennial name-attacher Steven Spielberg headlining as executive producer. In the past eight years, as Microsoft has become subsequently less…

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Deadpool Will Stay Rated R, but the Rest of the MCU Will Not

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always rode a fine line between being movies for children and having adult appeal. Characters used profanity, but within reason to still be on toy shelves. Characters were killed, but it rarely reveled in the gore. Explicit jokes could be told if they’re likely to…

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Anthem Next Has Been Cancelled

In the years since Anthem‘s release, both Electronic Arts and BioWare have been fairly transparent about the fact that the mission-based jetpack-shooter did not land with either critics or the audience. BioWare, the developers behind classic titles like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, implied that they were going to do their best…

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Cyberpunk 2077 Developers Delay Patch After Hackers Hijack Their Servers

CD Projekt Red, the Polish developer behind The Witcher III and the recent Cyberpunk 2077, has had a rough few months. After the mainstream backlash against their cyber-dystopian release, CDPR reported that a hacking group infiltrated their servers and stole their employee information and source code for their games. The publisher also…

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