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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.


How to Get the Quicksilver Storm Exotic Auto Rifle in Destiny 2

What a day for Destiny, huh? The Season of Plunder just dropped, and we got a lot of details on the upcoming Lightfall — the new Neptune location, Strand subclasses, and more. Lightfall is available to pre-order now, and in something of an unusual move, doing so will allow you to play around with a…

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Destiny 2 Fortnite Warlock Ornaments With Different Shaders

The Destiny 2 x Fortnite collab is here, as Fornite-inspired skins are the new Eververse seasonal armor for the Season of Plunder. While all three sets are pretty cool, the Warlock one is probably the most iconic, being based on the Fortnite Drift skin. Unfortunately, Destiny 2 doesn’t let you preview new ornament sets with different shaders. If you…

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Destiny 2 Expansions are All Free to Play This Week

Bungie’s Destiny Showcase stream happened earlier today, and there were a ton of announcements. We got a look at Lightfall, the upcoming expansion to Destiny 2, as well as a reveal of Season of Plunder. For players considering jumping into Destiny 2, now’s a great time to do it — Bungie also announced…

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Destiny 2 Lightfall — What We Know About Neptune

Lightfall is the newest upcoming expansion for Destiny 2, and it’s bringing with it a brand new patrol location — Neptune. This planet on the edge of the solar system has rarely been mentioned in Destiny up until now, but here’s everything we know about it based on Bungie’s reveal stream today. Neptune was…

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Destiny 2 Strand — What We Know About the New Subclass

It’s been a while since we got an entirely new subclass instead of a revision of an existing one, but the upcoming Lightfall expansion for Destiny 2 is introducing a new one called Strand. (Get your jokes in about this being the first Strand-type subclass now, because they’re going to get old real fast.) Here’s…

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Why Nintendo Should Stop Making (Traditional) Pokemon Games

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are coming out later this year, and I feel nothing. I haven’t been keeping up with information on the games, and odds are I’m not going to play them. My disinterest in the series is a pretty new development — I was the prime age to be…

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The Cowabunga Collection Features the Weirdest TMNT Game

When people talk about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games, they’re typically referring to the beat-em-up games that appeared in arcades in the 90s and their console counterparts. Probably the most well-known and highly-regarded of these is Turtles in Time, which was notable for being one of the first arcade ports to a home…

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You Aren’t Owning Anyone By Buying Saints Row (Or Any Game)

Saints Row is a video game that is being released next week. It’s an open world action game where you shoot people, drive cars, and generally cause mayhem while building up a criminal empire. Despite liking prior games in the series, I thought it was kind of middling and found the…

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Throwback Thursday: Yoda Stories Was Star Wars But Chill

For nearly as long as there have been video games, there have been Star Wars video games. Some of these, like the Super Star Wars games on the SNES, the Jedi Knight series, and Knights of the Old Republic have been highly acclaimed and remain classics. Many, many other have been much less successful. One game…

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The Best Arc Weapons for Arc 3.0 in Destiny 2

Arc 3.0 is only a few days away in Destiny 2, and if you’re trying to prepare for the updated subclasses coming with the next season, I’ve got you. We don’t know all of the Fragments that will be available with Arc 3.0 just yet, but based on the ones Bungie…

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Nuts and Bolts: Bravado in Hard West 2

Turn-based tactics games necessarily abstract the chaos of battle. Sometimes, though, the you go-I go rhythm is a little too basic, and so developers introduce mechanics to disrupt the proceedings. One of the most common of such mechanics is “overwatch,” which allows units to sacrifice their turn in order to…

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How Crank 2 Inspired Destiny 2’s Arc 3.0 Update

I never saw Crank 2: High Voltage, the sequel to one of Jason Statham’s most ludicrous action films. In the original, his character has to keep his adrenaline up by any means necessary to slow the effects of the deadly poison in his body. For the second outing in the Crank cinematic universe, he…

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Arc 3.0 is Adding a Hunter Blink and Titan Dash in Destiny 2

Bungie released some details on the changes coming to Arc subclasses in Destiny 2 next season today, and there are a whole lot to cover. Here, I want to specifically talk about the movement tech that Hunters and Titans are going to receive when Arc 3.0 drops next week. Since…

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Hunter Blink Arc 3.0 Destiny 2

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I Watched a Two Hour Video to Understand the Story of Tekken

I’ve never been much of a Tekken fan, to be honest. As a kid, I always preferred the colorful sprites and over-the-top action of games like Street Fighter to Tekken‘s more subdued combat. I’ve only played Tekken 7, and while I enjoyed it, I just felt like there was way too much there —…

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Get Treasure Keys for the Updated BXR-55 in Destiny 2 This Week

We’re into the last week of the Season of the Haunted in Destiny 2, and beyond a short little exchange in the H.E.L.M. there’s nothing much to do while we wait for the launch of whatever season 18 is. If you want to get prepared for the next season, though, there’s…

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How to Not Have Skin Like Kiryu Yakuza

Dunkey just put out a new Yakuza video, one of my favorite genres of his, and it reminded me of a piece I wanted to write way back when I first started at Fanbyte and played Yakuza Zero. I never finished that game or got that far into it, but something…

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Month of the Week: September 1993 in Games

I was still in single-digits back in 1993, and I don’t think we even owned a game console yet. We had a Game Boy that my parents had picked up for cheap at a yard sale, and I’d played some games on a borrowed NES, but beyond that I don’t…

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What’s Up With Those Horny RPGMaker Games on Steam?

If you’ve browsed Steam for any amount of time, you might have spotted some titles on the New and Trending lists that appear to simply be hastily-made RPGMaker games, only with anime boobs. Maybe you left it at that — or maybe, like me, you were curious about who makes…

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A Brief History of Pinball Spin-Off Games

Pinball has been around much longer than video games, so it makes sense that developers and publishers who were looking to extend their market reach in the 90s and 2000s might build off of successful titles and characters by basing pinball games on them. Sometimes, this meant actually licensing out…

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The Legend of Acrius Sweep is Coming to Destiny 2

The Legend of Acrius is maybe one of the least-used Exotic weapons in Destiny 2. It’s a short-ranged Power shotgun that dates back to the earliest days of the game, and while it can be fun to blast groups of enemies with it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single…

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