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Jordan Mallory

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Jordan is a frog that lives in Texas and loves Girls Generation. He's also Senior Podcast Producer! Before that he wrote video game news for almost ten years at a lot of websites you've heard of, including this one.


Have You Ever Felt Like Someone Was Hypnotizing You?

On this week’s episode of Friends Reunion (a Podcast for Discerning Listeners™), John remains lost somewhere in the belly of an enormous cruise ship — almost certainly in the morgue, but not dead, crucially — just like, hangin’ out in there and looking through stuff. Meanwhile, LB and Niki decide…

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Please Do Not Mix Ketamine and the Hello Neighbor Wiki

In this week’s episode of Channel F (a Video Game Podcast About Video Games™), our bold new plan to talk about video games on our video game podcast continues to boldly go where no podcast has gone before: discussions about video games. During our Weekly Cool Gamer Check (tentative title),…

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Does Flashing Your Lights at a Stop Light Change It?

On this week’s episode of Friends Reunion (a Podcast for Discerning Listeners™), John is off enjoying a luxurious Alaskan cruise vacation aboard a ship that may or may not have room for dozens of dead bodies in its belly. This leaves LB Hunktears and Niki Grayson to celebrate the birthday…

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Get a Monogrammed Towel for That Ass

On this week’s episode of Channel F, host merritt k takes a little break from our regularly scheduled Video Game Game Show™ activities to focus on the “video game” portion of our program, with three new discussion-oriented segments designed explicitly for your enjoyment! (Note: Previous segments on this show were…

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Discord on Xbox, Lebron in Multiverses, and the $70 Remake Debate

In this week’s episode of Spawn On Me, host Kahlief Adams talks about Discord chat coming to Xbox, Lebron James arriving in Multiversus, and Spider-Man swinging to PC. Meanwhile, the “is The Last Of Us Part 1 worth $70″ conversation comes to a head on social media. In What We’ve…

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How To Know if There’s a Morgue on Your Cruise Ship

On this week’s episode of Friends Reunion (a Podcast for Discerning Listeners™), the Fanbyte Thinktank has travel on the brain. LB, for their part, has taken a trip to the International Space Vacation Station, leaving Niki Grayson and John Warren behind to plan John’s rapidly approaching cruise to Alaska on…

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Have You Ever Watched an Angemon Take a Dump?

On this week’s episode of Channel F (the Fanbyte Video Game Game Show™), Pokemon are pushed to the proverbial periphery as we finally do our due diligence (with respect to Digimon). (You can also listen on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!) Sweet little baby Jordo (Senior Podcast Producer), who…

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There’s Probably Good Jokes in Gilgamesh, Right?

On this week’s episode of Friends Reunion (a Podcast for Discerning Listeners™), the Fanbyte Thinktank reconvenes to address one of the most important crises facing modern Sleepy Americans: BMW’s new subscription-based seat warmers. Before John Warren, LB Hunktears, and Niki Grayson can tackle that nightmare of an idea, however, there…

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Which Fire Emblem Character Has the Most Delicious-looking Hair?

On this week’s episode of Channel F (The Fanbyte Video Game Game Show™), host merritt k and friends/coworkers/contestants LB Hunktears, Nerium, and Fūnk-é Joseph gather together to celebrate the third anniversary of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, a beloved game held in the possible highest regard by everyone on the show,…

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Dinosaurs, Robocop and Bones (And Kahlief Adams)

On this week’s jam-packed episode of Spawn On Me, host Kahlief Adams discusses the return of Ubisoft Singapore’s Skull and Bones from the murky depths of the sea. Meanwhile, there’s a new game in the Robocop franchise rolling our way, and Jordan is coming back to the cover of NBA…

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Would a Blood Infusion From Carlos Santana Make You Really Good at Guitar, or Just High?

On this week’s installment of Friends Reunion (A Podcast for Discerning Listeners), John is aboard the International Space Station to atone for the many, many sins that he committed during his birthday, which was last week. This week though it’s LB Hunktears’ birthday, and since they have never once sinned,…

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Because You’re So Smooth

After what we can all agree was an exceptionally rough year, our Smooth Week 2022 episode of Friends Reunion (A Podcast for Discerning Listeners™) has finally arrived to buff out those sharp edges. Unfortunately, resident Fanbyte Smoothness Expert™ LB Hunktears® (they have a PhD in Uniform Surfaces from the Hunktears…

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Is Squall Hotter in Kingdom Hearts Than in Final Fantasy VIII?

On this week’s episode of 99 Potions (Fanbyte’s premiere RPG podcast), it’s time for June’s monthly News Quest installment! Now you should know, full disclosure, the RPG Pals (sans John(?)) spend 30 minutes talking about Kingdom Hearts at the top of this episode thanks to a recent interview with Square Enix’s…

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Neon White Has Taken Over Kah’s Life

In this week’s episode of Spawn on Me, host Kahlief Adams talks about all the games he’s been having fun with since our last installment. Outriders: Worldslayer has dropped and is his new game to grind on; meanwhile, Neon White has taken over his life and made him into a…

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Wobbuffet Doesn’t Care if You Live or Die

On this week’s episode of Channel F (the Fanbyte Video Game Game Show!), special guest Eric Silver joins Steven and Fūnk-é for more of merritt’s maniacal machinations, and by “maniacal machinations” we of course mean fun games and friendly banter. Eric is the head of content over at Multitude Productions and…

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What Are the Best Wines for Pregnant Women?

Much like Yom Kippur, this week’s episode of Friends Reunion is a time for penance and atonement. The Fanbyte Thinktank (currently consisting of Head of Large John Warren, Brand Editor+ Niki Grayson, and Social Editor+ LB Hunktears) has said a lot of things over the last rolling calendar year, most of…

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How Would You Cast the Metal Gear Solid Movie?

This week on Channel F (the Fanbyte Video Game Game Show), host merritt k enlists Steven, Danielle and Fūnk-é to help suss out the actual best cast possible for a film based on Konami’s 1998 PlayStation classic Metal Gear Solid. Oscar Isaac? Who?? You mean Timothée Chalamet? And just how…

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Does the Gaming Industry Miss Having E3 Around?

In this week’s episode of Spawn on Me, host Kahlief Adams shares his thoughts about his favorite and most anticipated games from Summer Game Fest. He also digs into the conversation around whether E3 still has a space to flourish in the current gaming coverage climate. (You can also listen…

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Driving 5 Hours To Buy a Pinball Table That Doesn’t Fit: A Review

I’ve spent the last few months searching Facebook Marketplace for a virtual pinball machine, specifically the atGames Legends Pinball. I chose the ALP over Arcade1Up’s pinball offerings because I felt its retro cabinet art, 32″ screen, and native resolution/FPS of 1080p/60 offered a better experience than the Arcade1Up tables, which…

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Curating The K-Hole: Music Selection in the Apocalypse

Fanbyte Podcast Czar merritt k and I recently wrapped Season 1 of our interview show, The K-Hole. These 30 episodes (canonically at least) include discussions, diatribes, and discourse with the very best and weirdest folk the internet has to offer, such as political commentator Felix Biederman, child actress and writer…

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