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Imran Khan

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


Nier Automata: End of YoRHa Edition Coming to Switch

Five years after its initial 2017 release, Square Enix is bringing Yoko Taro’s seminal open-world action game Nier: Automata to the Nintendo Switch for the first time. The title was announced today as part of Nintendo’s third-party partner Direct, which focused on titles from Nintendo partners like Capcom and Square…

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Looks Like Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is Releasing on October 20

Ahead of tomorrow’s Nintendo Partner Direct, which very likely was going to feature the newest Mario + Rabbids title, Ubisoft continues their grand tradition of accidentally leaking these games like a ship made of swiss cheese. It appears, absent of official confirmation through a press release, that Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of…

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Why Won’t Epic Games Put Grunkle Stan in Fortnite?

For the past few weeks, I have been engaging in a campaign to get Disney executives to put Great Uncle Stan — from the 2012-2016 Disney Channel TV show Gravity Falls — into Fornite. This started as a whim. I had been rewatching Gravity Falls with my partner, who had never seen it…

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Ms. Marvel is Cultural Representation Wrapped in Bubblegum and Pathos

Ask any practicing Muslim you know in America if they have a story about losing their shoes at a mosque and I guarantee you’ll get someone who knows someone who had it happen to them or they themselves lost a pair to the dreaded mosque shoe-bin. It’s just one of…

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A List of Charities to Support Reproductive Healthcare Services

Fuck the Supreme Court. URGE (Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity)  Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation In Our Own Voice National Network of Abortion Funds ActBlue Abortion Fund (Split across 35 groups) State-by-State Abortion Funds via Independent These organizations all also need more than just money…

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We Showed Our Cats the Trailer to Cat-Game Stray

Alongside the PlayStation 5, Sony showcased a few games that would be coming to the console in its June 2020 “Future of Gaming” showcase event. One of those titles, the cat game Stray, immediately caught the attention of every cat owner in the world because it looked a lot like…

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Fanbyte Staff Guesses the Subtitle For Final Fantasy Remake Part III

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth was announced earlier today, finally revealing the second part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy. Well, it wasn’t known to be a trilogy until today, when Yoshinori Kitase on stream revealed that there are three games planned for the Remake story. The first, obviously called Final Fantasy VII…

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Finally Revealed at Anniversary Event

I absolutely loved Final Fantasy VII Remake. That game absolutely had some problems, and I know a lot of people have issues with the liberties it has decided to take on the story, but the game made me realize how big a place in my heart the original 1997 release held.…

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Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core Reunion Revealed at Square Enix Livestream

During Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII anniversary stream today, the developer and publisher of all things Final Fantasy revealed that they will be remaking an older Final Fantasy VII-universe title for modern audiences. Crisis Core, which originally released on the PSP in 2007, will be remastered  for release later this year on PS5,…

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Dragon’s Dogma Sequel Announced During Anniversary Event

During Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma anniversary event, the Japanese publisher finally made good on a long-rumored game announcement. Fans of 2012’s Dragon’s Dogma have reason to rejoice as Capcom has revealed Dragon’s Dogma 2, a sequel to the quiet critical darling that has been ported to pretty much every modern platform. The…

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Like Activision, I Have Also Cleared Myself of All Wrongdoing

Friends, I write this story today to proclaim some good news: I have done nothing wrong, ever. Those times I might have made mistakes or gotten something incorrect have actually been found to be somehow beneficial to me. Even old tests in which I got answers wrong, or that haunting…

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Here’s Why Each Day of the Devs Indie Title Was Fascinating

With Day of the Devs now largely becoming a streaming event for the world to enjoy, some part of me does miss the old warehouse event spaces. In previous years of Day of the Devs, I would go early in the morning, take a little notebook, and play a bunch…

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How Aaryn Flynn’s Survival Game Nightingale Avoids Colonialist Pitfalls

When Aaryn Flynn left the role of BioWare’s General Manager, no one really expected a game like Nightingale to be his next project. The survival adventure game is a far cry from his previous work on series like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, titles that more or less built his reputation, so…

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Cuphead Does Not Get Drunk If You Pour Alcohol Into His Head & Other Thoughts

I beat the Cuphead: Delicious Last Course demo at Summer Games Fest. I had time between appointments, so I sat down on the strangely-deep couches in front of the demo station and figured I would inevitably beat it in an hour. I got nearly every achievement in the first game, so…

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Street Fighter 6 is Really Good

I approached Street Fighter 6 this weekend expecting to be disappointed. You can’t really expect to be disappointed, I suppose, but the game had a number of things working against it from the outset. To begin with, when I made an appointment for a secret Capcom game at Summer Game Fest,…

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ICYMI: Everything From Capcom’s 2022 Showcase

Presumably finishing off Summer Game Fest — absent a surprise of yet-to-be-announced presentation — is Capcom. The Osaka-based publisher has already had a few announcements and details in other showcases so far this month, including State of Play and hands-on demos with Street Fighter 6 during Play Days, but their own show…

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Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 Next-Gen Updates Coming Today

For years now, Capcom has made no bones about how their business plan resolves around getting people to play older games in a modern context. Sometimes this means remasters, like how Resident Evil‘s Gamecube remake was then remastered and brought to then-modern platforms in 2015. Other times, it means remakes, like Resident…

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I Don’t Really Understand What Sonic Frontiers Wants to Be

When I was younger, I would play all these inventive, creative, revolutionary video games and then run up to my room, open a notebook full of graph paper that I was ostensibly to use for science class, and start writing down ideas and levels of my own. While these were…

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ICYMI: Everything From the Xbox & Bethesda 2022 Showcase

Every year, Microsoft’s E3 show gets bigger by the sheer fact that the Xbox division itself gets bigger and bigger. Although it is titled the Xbox & Bethesda showcase, Microsoft brought a fairly full force of its entire weight to their gaming initiative this year. If you didn’t get a…

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Which Super Smash Bros. Character Would Ms. Marvel Main?

This week, Disney and Marvel debuted Ms. Marvel, the newest inclusion to Disney+’s original TV show portfolio and to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show, based off the latest Ms. Marvel comics that started in 2013, follows the story of a young Pakistani girl named Kamala Khan living in Jersey City…

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