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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.


Shadowkeep’s Hive Lore Leaves Me Hungry for More

The Hive are the most interesting faction in Destiny 2. I don’t see how anyone could disagree. The Vex are networked AI that want to turn everything into a big computer — which, fine — the Cabal are space Roman Battletoads, and the Fallen — well, the Fallen are okay. But they…

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Where’s Xur in Destiny 2? – October 11, 2019

This week, you’ll find our good buddy Xur on the Tower, behind Dead Orbit. You know, that area of the Tower that isn’t really used for much of anything lately? Head east and you’ll find him lurking in the northwest corner of the Hangar area. What’s he selling? This week,…

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Frasier: The Game: A Review

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Destiny 2 Dead Ghost Guide – Lost Ghost Trace, Dead Ghost Locations

In your Moon adventures in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, at some point you’ll come across an item called a Lost Ghost Trace. These will randomly drop from Moon activities after you complete the campaign. Once you have a Lost Ghost Trace, you can take it to Eris Morn to start a number of…

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Destiny 2 Weekend Update, October 4, 2019 – Xur Location, Inventory

I am just having the best week, everybody. Shadowkeep dropped on my birthday, and after some initial server issues, I’ve been having a great time with it. I got a lot of delicious new Hive lore to pore over. And my hair looks great today. Hopefully, things are going well for you…

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I Watched Rajang Really Give it to a Bunch of Hunters But Good in Monster Hunter World

Monster Hunter World is the first and only game in the series I’ve played, so I don’t have any associations with Rajang, the newest creature being added to the game. But if what I saw at New York Comic Con yesterday is any indication, any hunters looking to take it down…

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Project Resistance First Impressions: Like Saw, But With Zombies

I love asymmetric multiplayer games. Done right, they’re complex and engaging experiences with tons of possibility. Of course, doing them right is hard. It’s tricky enough to balance strategies, characters, and items when all players have access to the same ones. When you break that symmetry, the design challenges become…

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Dear Bungie, Please Let Me Change My Guy

I’ve been enjoying Destiny 2 Shadowkeep this week. But there’s one thing missing, something that I thought might have slipped in to this week’s update: the ability to change my guy. Destiny 2 has a rudimentary character creation system, as far as these things go. You pick one of three races, then can…

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How to Get Your Dreambane Armor Back if You Dismantled it in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep

Early on in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, you’ll have to work with Eris Morn to craft a suit of Dreambane Armor. Each piece is the reward for completing a specific quest, but in all the excitement it’s easy to miss one important thing: you need the full armor set to progress in…

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Destiny 2 Symbol Chests Guide – Open Locked Chests, Hive Symbols

In your Lunar wanderings in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep you’re going to encounter all kinds of mysteries. One such enigma is that of the chests scattered across the Moon’s surface which seem unopenable. Unlike most chests in Destiny 2, these ones don’t even provide a message telling you how to proceed when you encounter…

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Destiny 2 Trove Guardian Guide – Hidden Chests, Pathway Has Opened

While exploring the moon in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, you might stumble across an unusual Hive enemy called the Trove Guardian. These guys are tough customers, at least early on. In my first encounter with a Trove Guardian, I discovered that it could cut my whole body apart with a single sword…

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I Accidentally Did JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Cosplay in Destiny 2

After a somewhat rocky launch earlier today, I’ve finally been able to sit down with Destiny 2. And in between grabbing screenshots, figuring out questlines, and working on guides, I’ve even been able to play it a little. I’ve been playing around with mods and the new stats a little, and I’ve…

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Destiny 2 Upgrade Guide – How to Get Upgrade Modules, Enhancement Prisms, Ascendant Shards

Destiny 2 has changed a lot with the launch of Shadowkeep. Bungie has reworked several of the game’s systems, including how players go about upgrading their gear. Previously, players spent Legendary Shards, Glimmer, and Enhancement Cores to infuse and boost weapons and armor. Shadowkeep introduces three new materials to the mix: Upgrade Modules, Ascendant…

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A Lore Primer for Destiny 2 New Light Players

Well hey there, Guardian. Welcome to the Tower, the glorious last bastion of humanity of in the galaxy. That’s what the Vanguard would say, anyway. Guessing you got a lot of questions bouncing around in your head right about now. Well, I’ll tell you what. I know we just met,…

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Nintendo Switch Games on Sale Roundup — September 27, 2019

The goose is loose — everyone’s talking about Untitled Goose Game this week. But it’s just one of many great indie Switch games on sale this week. If AAA release season has you overwhelmed, maybe you’ll find something to like in this collection of discounted gems. Minesweeper Genius — $1.19, down from…

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It’s Release Season But All I Want to Play is This Switch Mobile Port

Destiny 2’s Shadowkeep expansion comes out in less than a week. After that, October’s bringing The Outer Worlds, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Modern Warfare. And yet, all I can think about right now is a port of a mobile game called Minesweeper Genius that I got for a dollar on the Switch eShop. I came across Minesweeper Genius on…

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Mutazione is All About Hot Goss and Chill Beats

When I first played Mutazione at PAX West earlier this year, I was struck by its unusual visual design. The game’s papercraft aesthetic, which also references Rotoscoped titles like Out of This World, immediately makes it stand out. And now that I’ve had some more time with it, I can say that…

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How to Get the Bow in Link’s Awakening

Link’s Awakening is an atypical Zelda game in many respects. One of these is that the Bow — a staple of Link’s arsenal — is not found in a dungeon. In fact, the bow is available at almost any time during your quest, but there are only two ways to get it. Buying…

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Tips – 9 Things the Game Doesn’t Tell You

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening isn’t among the more difficult Zelda games. But between the intentionally cryptic vibe of the original and new additions to this Switch remake, there are a number of things you might not know that can be helpful in your adventure on Koholint Island. So here are nine…

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