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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.


Every Apex Legends Character and Their Preferred Coffee Orders

Yup, everybody is still thinkin’ about Apex Legends, the new free-to-play battle royale shooter set in Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall universe. I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t have high hopes for this thing when it was announced. A Titanfall game with no giant robots or wall-running? How could that…

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Fortnite Challenges and Solutions Guide – Week 10, Season 7

Well folks, we made it! It’s the final week of Fortnite Season 7 Battle Pass challenges. If you, like us, are still a few dozen levels away from unlocking the Beef Boss kigurumi (and thus defeating Fortnite: Battle Royale forever), we bid you patience and efficiency during the long weekend…

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Top 10 Most Metal Apex Legends Cosmetics

It’s only been three days since Apex Legends dropped from Respawn Entertainment’s secretly hovering spaceship, but the game has already  captured the time and attention of everyone I know that enjoys a good ol’ fashioned battle royale. Hell, it seems like it’s capture a lot more than just them.  And with…

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Fortnite Challenges and Solutions Guide – Week 9, Season 7

Well folks, we’ve entered the penultimate week of Season 7. There’s only a couple weeks left to complete your Battle Pass challenge backlog before Season 8 arrives and does whatever the heck it’s going to do. Thankfully, none of this week’s challenges are too outrageous of an ask. We personally…

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3 Other Bad Ways to Steal a PlayStation

Earlier this week, Kotaku reported on the story of a 19 year old kid in France named Adel, who stole a PlayStation 4 by tricking the self-checkout machine into thinking it was fruit. He then fenced the PS4 for a little over a hundred bucks, in order to finance a…

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Top 3 Ways the Epic Games Store Is ‘Unfair to Steam Customers’

Full disclosure: Fanbyte is owned by Tencent Holdings, which also owns a majority share in Epic Games. But it don’t own me, baby! I’m contract and am subject to shockingly little editorial oversight, and I write whatever I dang want! *Editor’s note: Tencent Holdings owns a minority, not majority, stake…

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5 Other Collaborations for the Mountain Goats to Consider

Today the Mountain Goats announced a new concept album in partnership with Wizards of the Coast, makers of Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. The album, In League with Dragons, comes out April 26 and you can listen to the first single here. Spoilers: It’s real good. A Mountain…

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KonMario: Applying Marie Kondo’s Lessons to Game Design

Organizational consultant and worldwide best-selling author Marie Kondo is all over the internet these last couple of weeks, following the premiere of her Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. The show follows Kondo as she applies her trademark “KonMari” method to real people’s homes, helping them de-clutter their lives…

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Every Leon S. Kennedy, Ranked by ‘Does He Look like He’s on “Supernatural” Right Now’

By the time you read this, that new Resident Evil 2 rebuild is either out, or will be in a matter of hours. Our reviewer thinks it’s pretty dang good, calling it a “masterclass in remakes” and giving it a solid nine out of 10. I personally am pretty excited…

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5 Other Games That Might as Well Be Esports Now

The Farming Simulator simulator series is getting its own esports league, developer Giants Software announced today. The Swiss studio is fronting 250,000 euros (about $284,553) of its own capital as prize money for the 10-tournament season, which has no announced schedule as of yet. Teams of three will compete in…

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5 More Games That Don’t Star Pigs, but Should

I saw the pig again today, and this time I was ready. Just look at him up there. He’s so beautiful. Just a big lump of folds with a snoot on the end. Truly, Neighbor Pig is everything I aspire to be in life. A perfect example of simplicity and…

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10 Coheed and Cambria Songs to Accompany Your Destiny 2 Dailies

Destiny 2 and the discography of concept band Coheed and Cambria were separated at birth, one could argue. They’re as close to each other in spirit as two things so vastly separated by time and form can be. Both works involve grandiose space politics, last-chance heroes on quests for salvation,…

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Every Fatality in the New Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer, Ranked

This post contains graphic depictions of extreme violence and detailed discussions of that violence. It’s totally okay if you wanna skip this post. Take care of yourself, okay? As part of yesterday’s big Mortal Kombat 11 detail dump, Netherrealm Studios put out a supercut showcasing 10 fatalities from Ed Boon’s…

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6 Questions About This New Power Rangers Fighting Game

Alright, so while everybody was either watching the trailer for the new John Wick movie or the Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay reveal, Hasbro quietly announced a new sentai fighting game called Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. The announcement trailer (below) is uh, well it’s kinda sparse, as far as…

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4 Ways Epic Could Spend $2.4 Billion of Fortnite Money

Fortnite made an estimated $2.4 billion over the course of 2018, according to market research firm SuperData (via The Verge). That’s more than any other free-to-play game, they say, by over a billion dollars. The next closest game, League of Legends, made an estimated $1.4 billion, which is still an…

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5 Possible Reasons EA Cancelled Its Open-World Star Wars Game

EA has cancelled its secretive and beleaguered open-world Star Wars project, according to a Kotaku report citing three anonymous sources. The untitled game had been in development at EA Vancouver since the fall of 2017, when EA closed its subsidiary Visceral Games and absorbed the art assets of a different,…

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10 Games That Don’t Star Pigs, but Should

This morning I looked out my bathroom window and saw a gigantic black pig, just sniffin’ around doing pig stuff. He was totally chill, not at all a wild boar or something that I would have to call animal control about. Just a big ol’ fat piggy-wiggy shufflin’ his big…

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2 Rare Video Game Consoles You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

You strike me as the kinda person that gets a lot of joy out of classic consoles. I bet you can spot a Turbografx-16 at a swap meet from a hundred yards. I bet you can tell whether an estate sale has any Atari hardware from smell alone. I bet…

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5 Potential Conditions of the Bungie/Activision Divorce

In a surprise missive to both fans and employees, Bungie today announced the end of its Destiny publishing agreement with Activision. Bungie will retain the rights to the Destiny franchise and plans to self-publish from here on out. “Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce plans for Activision to transfer publishing…

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5 Games That Might as Well Add Battle Royale Modes

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive recently became the latest online multiplayer game to add a battle royale mode of some kind, joining the likes of Battlerite, Black Ops, and even Fortnite, if you look back far enough. We know that the Battlefield franchise has its own battle royale mode in the oven,…

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