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Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Has Rollback Netcode on PS4 and PC

It’s been close to five months since Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launched on modern platforms with delay-based netcode. Atlus said before the fighting game was ported to PS4, PC, and Switch it would be implementing rollback netcode post launch. My friends, that day has finally come. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax has rollback netcode…

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Now Has Rollback Netcode on PS4 and PC

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The Best Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Pre-Order Bonus is France Exclusive

For North American fans, Pokemon pre-order bonuses tend to be less exciting than other regions. We often get digital content for buying games early, like the Terastallized Pikachu or some additional in-game supplies when you boot it up. Those are all well and good, but sometimes I see pre-order bonuses given in…

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet's Best Pre-Order Bonus is France Exclusive

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Sony Asks If EVO Guests Want PlayStation NFTs, Doesn’t Let Them Say ‘No’

You know how Sony wanted folks to know that the PlayStation Stars digital collectibles weren’t NFTs last month? Well, it doesn’t sound like Sony is completely opposed to dealing with NFT bullshit with the PlayStation brand, as EVO attendees in Las Vegas this weekend are apparently being asked what kinds…

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Sony Asks If EVO Guests Want PlayStation NFTs, Doesn't Let Them Say No

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What Were the ‘Endless Possibilities’ for Eevee if Not a New Evolution?

Earlier this week, Pokemon fans were convinced we were going to learn about a new Eevee evolution either during this week’s Pokemon Presents showcase, or in the new episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime titled “The Possibilities are Endless for Chloe and Eevee,” which aired in Japan today, August 5. No such Pokemon…

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What Were the 'Endless Possibilities' for Eevee if Not a New Evolution?

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Judge Orders TextNow to Name Users Who Threatened Bungie Employees in June

A new report has outlined an instance of harassment directed at two employees working at Destiny 2 developer Bungie, which included stalking and escalated to the point where the developers pursued legal action to identify the perpetrator. The Record reports two Bungie employees requested information from TextNow, a Waterloo-based, anonymous…

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Judge Orders TextNow to Name Users Who Threatened Bungie Employees in June

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Every Pokemon Confirmed to Appear in Scarlet & Violet

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is still a few months away, but if you’re trying to get a sense of what Pokemon will be available in the Paldea region, we here at Fanbyte have a complete list of every confirmed pocket monster that will be out in the game’s open world. First…

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Every Pokemon Confirmed to Appear in Scarlet & Violet

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Does Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Need Voice Acting?

Today’s Pokemon Presents showcase spent a lot of time with Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, but there was one part of the trailer Game Freak showed off that was odd in that it brought attention to something the series has long lacked and just how outdated that omission has felt in recent…

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Does Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Need Voice Acting?

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Rating the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Tera Jewel Crowns So Far

As Pokemon games often do, Scarlet & Violet has a new gimmick to shake up battles called the Terastal phenomenon. This crystalizes any Pokemon in the region and gives them a cool hat called a Tera Jewel with a corresponding element. While we have yet to see what they all look like, today’s…

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ICYMI: Pokemon Presents Spotlights Scarlet & Violet’s Paldea Region

The Pokemon Company held a new Pokemon Presents showcase this morning, and while Pokemon Scarlet & Violet were the headliner, the company also gave updates on other projects like Pokemon Go, Pokemon Masters EX, and Pokemon Unite. The Pokemon World Championships is taking place in London this month, and will include Pokemon Go and Pokemon Unite competitions…

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ICYMI: Pokemon Presents Unveils the Secrets of Scarlet & Violet's Paldea Region

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’s Free Roguelite Mode is Available Today

It’s been a minute since I stepped away from Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which, despite having really enjoyed the game and even buying the season pass, was soured when I couldn’t complete the final quest due to a bug. But almost two years removed, the game’s frequent free content updates (on…

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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's Free Roguelite-Inspired Mode is Available Today

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Thank You We Are OFK for Having a Vinyl Soundtrack Out of the Gate

More video game soundtracks should have vinyl records (I’m looking at you, Boyfriend Dungeon), so with music being so central to We Are OFK, I’m glad to see the game is leading with a vinyl pre-order alongside the episodic adventure game’s release. The first and second episodes of We Are OFK are…

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Thank You We Are OFK for Having a Vinyl Soundtrack Out of the Gate

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Ash’s Original Voice Actor Returns to Pokemon for Deep Dive Audiobook

It’s been 17 years since Veronica Taylor portrayed Ash Ketchum, the protagonist of the Pokemon anime, and yet, for a lot of older fans, her performance is still pretty ingrained in their minds. That’s not a diss against Sarah Natochenny, who took on the English role in 2005, but when you grow…

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Original Ash Voice Actor Returns to Pokemon for Deep Dive Audiobook

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A Fan Is Building Every Pokemon Region in One Minecraft Map

Every Pokemon fan fantasizes about a game that contains every region for players to freely travel between, and while Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s co-op mode is making the dream of going on a Pokemon journey with your friends a reality, its open world isn’t expansive enough to take you to old regions like Kanto and Sinnoh.…

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A Fan Is Building Every Pokemon Region in One Minecraft Map

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Fans Think Pokemon Scarlet & Violet May Introduce a New Eeveelution [UPDATE]

Update: There was no new Eeveelution reveal. However, there was a reveal that Eevee will be able to change its type using Scarlet & Violet’s Terastallize mechanic. Original story follows: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are still a few months away, but fans are starting to speculate the next mainline RPGs in the…

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Fans Think Pokemon Scarlet & Violet May Introduce a New Eeveelution

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Pokemon Presents to Reunite Me With Professor Turo This Week

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are hosting a new Pokemon Presents stream this week on August 3, and it will hopefully reunite me with my long-lost husband Professor Turo, as the show will include new information about Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. However, it doesn’t look like that’s all the company…

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Pokemon Presents Showcase to Reunite Me With Professor Turo This Week

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Now That It’s on Mobile, I Am Once Again Asking You To Play Before Your Eyes

If there’s one thing you’ve gotta know about me, Fanbyte readers, is that I will never stop telling people to play certain games. Before Your Eyes, GoodbyeWorld Games’ adventure game that uses your webcam to track every time you blink to progress the story forward, is one of those games I…

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Now That It’s on Mobile, I Am Once Again Asking You To Play Before Your Eyes

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The Most Impressive Last of Us Part I Update is in Accessibility Features

Sony and Naughty Dog have released a lengthy video breaking down the technical changes made between the original Last of Us and the upcoming Last of Us Part I remake launching on PlayStation 5 on September 2 (and PC eventually). The 10-minute video goes over the graphical update, DualSense haptic feedback, as well as…

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The Last of Us Part I

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Coromon Team Calls NFT Twitter Account Using the Game’s Assets a Scam

TRAGsoft, the developer behind monster-battling RPG Coromon, says an NFT scammer is pretending to represent the game on social media and started posting yesterday, and is looking into legal action. The Twitter account started posting under the handle @CoromonGame, and its tweets use art and footage from the actual game…

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Team Behind Monster-Battling RPG Coromon Claims NFT Scam is Using its Assets

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Stray Makes Me Wish I Wasn’t Allergic to Cats

Friends, I am not a cat person. It’s not because I’m offended at the supposed indifference cats feel for human existence, or because my home is adorned with fine china that I’m worried about one of these rascals casually knocking over. It’s because I’m allergic to them. My mother and…

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Stray Makes Me Wish I Wasn't Allergic to Cats

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Bungie to Hold Destiny 2 Event Next Month to Discuss What’s Next

Bungie has announced it’s holding a showcase next month to talk about the future of Destiny 2. The announcement itself was light on details, but it included a trailer showcasing several moments from Destiny 2’s Light and Darkness saga, which began with the original Destiny game and will last until the Final…

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Destiny 2 Villain

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