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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.


Sly Motherfuckin’ Cooper is Coming to PlayStation Plus Premium

It’s hard out there for a Sly Cooper fan. It’s been nine years since Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time left our kleptomaniac hero stranded in time and Sony didn’t let Sanzaru Games finish the story, and it’s been confirmed that no one is making a game in the platformer series to wrap the thread…

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Sly Motherfuckin' Cooper is Coming to PlayStation Plus Premium

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The Last of Us Part I Relocates the Uncharted and Jak Easter Eggs

The Last of Us Part I has remade the PlayStation 3 game for PlayStation 5, and while it’s really pretty to look at, most of the game is the same. However, if you’re a long-time fan of Naughty Dog’s original game, you might notice some smaller details new fans won’t. This…

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Ranking Ellie’s PlayStation Shirts in The Last of Us Part I

The Last of Us Part I remake doesn’t do a whole lot new with the 2013 source material, but one thing I find delightful is it gives Ellie, the co-protagonist of the game, a series of skins (comprised of long-sleeve shirts under graphics tees) that reference other PlayStation franchises. And…

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A Last of Us Part I Glitch Halts Progress in the University Segment

Over the years, I’ve not usually dealt with too many bugs or progress-halting glitches in Naughty Dog games, but during my playtime of The Last of Us Part I, there was a repeatable issue that stopped me from progressing in the game’s University of Eastern Colorado section. But luckily, I was able…

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A Last of Us Part I Glitch Halts Progress in the University Segment

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The Last of Us Part I’s Problem isn’t Price, it’s Hubris

Back in June, Naughty Dog released an extensive breakdown video about the changes that would be coming to The Last of Us Part I in the PlayStation 5 remake of the 2013 PlayStation 3 game. It began with studio Co-President Neil Druckmann talking about how the team remaking scenes from…

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NetEase Acquires Quantic Dream For Undisclosed Amount of Money

NetEase has acquired Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream for an undisclosed amount after three years of having a minority investment in the French studio since 2019. In an interview with GamesBeat, Quantic Dream Co-CEO David Cage said “editorial independence” was key in its decision to sell to NetEase. “We had…

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NetEase Acquires Quantic Dream For Undisclosed Amount of Money

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SNK Says Both Parties Are Interested in Reviving SNK vs. Capcom

As often happens after EVO each year, there’s been a spike in fervor for fighting games these past few weeks, and that infectious feeling is apparently getting higher-ups at SNK considering a revival of SNK vs. Capcom. Speaking with VGC, SNK’s Yauyuki Oda suggested there is mutual interest in an SNK…

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The Shovel Knight Dig Roguelite Spin-off is Coming Out Next Month

Shovel Knight Dig, the Yacht Club Games/Nitrome co-developed roguelite spin-off of the original platformer, has a release date, and it’s pretty soon. Yacht Club Games announced the next installment in the Shovel Knight series will launch on Apple Arcade, PlayStation 4, and Switch on September 23. In a post on the studio’s…

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The Shovel Knight Dig Roguelite Spin-off is Coming Out Next Month

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Facebook Gaming to Shut Down Twitch Competitor App in October

Not sure what the Venn diagram is of people who read Fanbyte and people who stream games through Facebook’s Gaming app, but nevertheless, Zuckerberg has got to pay for metaverse somehow, and is shutting down the app in October. Facebook made the announcement through a block of text that shows…

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Facebook Gaming to Shut Down Twitch Competitor App in October

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Hangar 13 Officially Announces Long-Rumored New Mafia Game

Earlier this year, it was reported by Kotaku that Hangar 13 was working on a new Mafia game amidst the Studio Head Haden Blackman leaving the company, and now the studio and publisher 2K Games has gotten around to making it publicly official. The announcement came as part of a 20th…

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Is Pokemon Teasing a Regional Variant for Smeargle in Scarlet & Violet? [UPDATE]

The Pokemon Company does this thing every now and then where it holds a lengthy, in-universe online marketing campaign that reveals something about its upcoming games, and it looks like Pokemon Scarlet & Violet won’t be any different. Hopefully it isn’t as drawn out as the 24-hour live stream Game Freak…

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Is Pokemon Teasing a Regional Variant for Smeargle in Scarlet & Violet?

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Sony Acquires Savage Game Studios to Expand PlayStation Mobile Presence

Sony has acquired a new company for PlayStation Studios, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be for anything that will end up on your PlayStation 5. Instead, this acquisition seems like it’s in service of putting games on your phone, as Savage Game Studios is joining PlayStation’s first-party…

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Starters Get Their First Merch with New Plushies

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are still a few months away, but the Pokemon Center is starting to stock new merch for it ahead of launch. Which means we finally have official plushies for Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, the starters for the games’ Paldea region. The first Scarlet & Violet starter merch includes…

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Starters Get Their First Merch with New Plushies

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Guilty Gear Strive Developer Denounces Fake Emails Claiming Bridget Isn’t Trans

Arc System Works has responded to attempts to fabricate an official response regarding Guilty Gear Strive and its confirming of Bridget as a trans woman. It’s been a few weeks now since Bridget was added as a playable character to Guilty Gear Strive and her story mode included a route that confirmed her…

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Guilty Gear Strive Developer Denounces Fake Emails Claiming Bridget Isn't Trans

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What’s Supposed to be the Joke of High on Life’s Shooting Kids Gag?

High on Life, a shooter from Squanch Games coming to PC and Xbox on December 13, and while we’ve still only seen a few vertical slices, I’m not really feeling the vibe it’s going for, and I think a recent clip that’s come out during Gamescom this week has solidified…

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What's Supposed to be the Joke of High on Life's Shooting Kids Gag?

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Nintendo Confirms Switch Price Won’t Increase Like the PS5

Yesterday was a weird day for anyone looking to buy a PlayStation 5, because Sony announced it would be raising the price of the console in most territories outside the United States due to inflation and the “global economic environment.” The announcement came without warning to most regions (Japan got…

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Nintendo Confirms Switch Price Won't Increase Like the PS5

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Amazon Reportedly Not Looking to Acquire Electronic Arts ‘Today,’ At Least

There was a series of reports and rumors swirling around the internet this morning about Amazon looking to acquire publisher Electronic Arts and all its subsidiaries. So just in case you saw only one part of the entire saga: it doesn’t look like Amazon is going to bid on the…

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Amazon Reportedly Not Looking to Acquire Electronic Arts 'Today,' At Least

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Xbox Series X/S Isn’t Getting a Price Increase, In Case You Were Worried

This morning, Sony announced the PlayStation 5’s price would be increasing in most regions around the world. The United States was spared from this, but the surprise announcement hasn’t gone over well since it was published earlier today. As such, the Xbox Series X/S is now the cheaper system in…

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Xbox Series X/S Won't Get a Price Increase, In Case You Were Worried

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Fans Accuse Sonic Frontiers of Ripping Off Old Sonic Games

Sonic Frontiers is playable at Gamescom in Cologne right now, and as footage of Sega’s take on an open-area Sonic surfaces from the event, some fans are pointing out some of the game’s level design looks pretty familiar. Twitter user @mikesterp1 posted two videos on Twitter comparing off-screen Sonic Frontiers footage to clips from Sonic Unleashed and Sonic…

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Fans Accuse Sonic Frontiers of Ripping Off Old Sonic Games

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Denuvo Launching Switch Emulator Protection at Behest of Publishing Partners

Infamous PC gaming DRM company Denuvo by Irdeto, who makes anti-piracy software Denuvo, has developed a new product to fight against Switch piracy called Nintendo Switch Emulator Protection in an attempt to prevent games from the console/handheld hybrid from being pirated on PC. In an announcement post on its website,…

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Denuvo Launching Switch Emulator Protection at Behest of Publishing Partners

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