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merritt k

merritt k is Managing Editor at Fanbyte, covering retro games, Destiny 2, and new releases. She is also the host of the Channel F podcast and streams regularly.


Splatoon 3 Tips — 7 Things the Game Doesn’t Tell You

Splatoon 3 tells you how to do a lot of things, but leaves out some details. Here are a few tips for the game that should help you fill in the blanks. 1. Use the Super Jump One of the mechanics that Splatoon 3 doesn’t really explain is the super jump. It’s easy to…

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How to Do a Super Jump in Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 is kind of a weird game as a newcomer to the series. On the one hand, it insists on tutorializing a lot of things and preventing you from trying some of the different weapons and modes until it decides you’re ready. On the other, it just doesn’t surface some…

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I’m a Warlock Main and Well of Radiance Needs a Nerf in Destiny 2

Well of Radiance needs a nerf in Destiny 2. There, I said it. I know that’s probably an unpopular sentiment — Warlocks have so little, Well is such a fundamental ability, and so on. But that’s just it. As it is, Well of Radiance is so good that it warps…

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The Iron Banner Reputation Grind is Ridiculous in Destiny 2

We’ve all been playing Iron Banner for about a week now in Destiny 2, and while I’m thrilled to be playing something other than Rift, boy is the reputation system a slog. First, you have to get to the maximum reputation multiplier by completing your weekly challenges — a total of…

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How to Squid Surge and Squid Roll in Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it does bring some new tools to the proverbial table for players to mess around with. Two of these, the Squid Surge and the Squid Roll, are movement abilities tied to the Squid/Octo form. If you want to get an edge on other players…

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Why Doesn’t Destiny Have Secrets Anymore?

Destiny 2 has a weird relationship with secrecy. On the one hand, Bungie has recently moved to a model where new content isn’t revealed until right before its launch. On the other, the game is more transparent than it’s ever been, with very little in-game content hidden from the player. And…

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How to Complete the Crew’s Control Triumph in Destiny 2

For the most part, the Scallywag title in Destiny 2 Season of Plunder isn’t too bad. But there are a couple of Triumphs, like Salty Smith and Robber Baron, that are a little tricky. Another sort of confusing Triumph you’ll need to become a Scallywag is Crew’s Control, which tasks you with…

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They Should Put the Queen in Fortnite

UPDATE (9/8/22): A prior version of this article referred to Queen Elizabeth II as “alive” and having a “continuing life.” This has been corrected. Fortnite, as it turns out, is a pretty good game — all they had to do for me to get into it was take out the building.…

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Throwback Thursday: A Look at Nintendo Super Power Supplies

Back in the 90s, before fan-created, bootleg, and official Nintendo merch was everywhere online, it was pretty slim pickings for kids who wanted video game memorabilia. Maybe that’s why Nintendo Super Power Supplies is so memorable to me — it was a mail order catalogue that came with Nintendo Power…

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A Fan Favorite Destiny 2 Character Pairing is Becoming Canon

Destiny 2 has had a lot of character-defining moments over the last few years: Crow’s growth as a defender of the city; Saladin stepping up to take responsibility for him and join Caiatl’s war council; Ghost’s “this far and no further” speech to Savathun at the end of Witch Queen. But of…

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How to Easily Complete the Salty Smith Triumph in Destiny 2

If you’re looking to get the seasonal Scallywag title in Destiny 2 Season of Plunder, then one of the requirements you’ll have to complete is the Salty Smith Triumph. This Triumph requires you to craft each of the six seasonal weapons, which in turn means you have to grind out five red-bordered…

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Tinykin is a Surprise Contender for Game of the Year

I don’t really do marathon gaming sessions as an adult. Sure, I’ll play through a bunch of Destiny 2 while catching up on podcasts or my YouTube subscriptions, but it’s rare that I pick up a new game and just tear through it in a single sitting or two. And yet, yesterday…

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Everything Right and Wrong With Gambit in Destiny 2

Gambit, Gambit, Gambit. The eternal misfit of the Destiny 2 playlist family, the PVPVE mode has been long-neglected and much-maligned. Many Destiny 2 players avoid it entirely, while others dip in only for their weekly Pinnacle drops and to complete the now-requisite seasonal challenges associated with it. While Crucible is in a challenging place…

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In Praise of Fallout’s Quick and Dirty Destiny 2 Xur Videos

I don’t watch a lot of YouTube videos to get information on games. If I’m looking for a guide or explanation of something, I’d typically rather just read some text than watch a video — and it doesn’t help that YouTube’s push for longer videos means that guides on the…

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Destiny 2 Fallout

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PSA: Slow Down in Destiny 2’s Expeditions to Take Out Ruffians

We’re into week two of Season of Plunder in Destiny 2, and some players are already gunning for the seasonal title. One of the requirements for that seal and title is to defeat 50 Ruffian enemies in the Expedition activity playlist. There’s just one problem — if you’ve been playing well…

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Throwback Thursday: Microsoft Bob Was the Future of Computing

When I was pretty young, my family got our first home computer. I’d messed around with my dad’s work machine and some old DOS computers at school before, but this was a brand new shiny Windows 95 multimedia suite, with a CD-ROM drive and everything. It came preloaded with a…

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TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is Retro Done Right

It kind of seems like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did things backwards this year. Retro compilations are often a test by publishers to see whether there’s sufficient interest in a series to bring it back with an original release, but The Cowabunga Collection came out months after Shredder’s Revenge, a brand-new TMNT game that’s a lot…

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Throwback Thursday: What Was Camp Hyrule?

Back in the 90s, one of the first things I did when I got on the internet for the first time was check out Nintendo’s web presence. After a near-disaster visiting “zelda.com,” which was a pornography site until Nintendo took it over sometime in the subsequent decades, I landed on…

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Try Out This Finisher-Focused Arc 3.0 Warlock Build

My first impression of Arc 3.0 as a Warlock main in Destiny 2 was a little underwhelming. There doesn’t seem to be as much build complexity as Void or Solar gave us, but Arc still has some fun new options to play around with. Here’s an Arc 3.0 Warlock build that’s all…

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Destiny 2 Arc 3.0 Warlock Build

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I Am Going to Shoot the Spider Out of a Cannon in Destiny 2

The Season of Plunder is underway, and it sees our Guardians working with a ragtag crew to take down the recently un-frozen Eramis, the Eliksni warrior who was the big boss of Beyond Light. I figured Eramis would be a part of this season back when I was wildly speculating about…

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