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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.


Destiny 2 Season of Plunder Lost Sector Rotation Schedule

In Destiny 2, you can complete normal Lost Sector activities at any time. However, the Legendary and Master versions are only available on a rotation. Completing these versions of the activity solo has a chance to reward you with Exotic gear, and is typically the only way of getting the new…

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Dopamine Fasting, Addiction, and Video Games

Have you ever tried to take a break from something you habitually use or do? I’m not talking about like, a heavy drug or alcohol addiction here, but say, trying to cut out refined sugar or to use social media less? If you have, you know that it can be…

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Throwback Thursday: RPGMaker 2000 & Don Miguel

When I was younger, the RPG Maker series didn’t have nearly the same western presence as it did today. I don’t even remember how I initially heard of the software, but it was probably through some forgotten anime forum. Back then, the RPG Maker series wasn’t being published outside of Japan, except for a few…

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What Are the Darkness Relics in Destiny 2 Season of Plunder?

A major part of the Season of Plunder storyline in Destiny 2 so far has been retrieving Darkness relics from Fallen pirates. We’re not exactly sure what these relics are yet, only that they seem to be powerful and old. There have been a few clues, though — Eido mentions a Vanguard…

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GoldenEye 007 is Much Worse Than You Remember

Earlier today, we learned that classic Nintendo 64 shooter GoldenEye 007 will be added to the Nintendo 64 Online service for Switch Online, as well as Xbox Game Pass. While it’s always nice to see Nintendo adding more titles to their retro libraries on the Switch, I feel the need to remind…

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How to Easily Complete the Robber Baron Triumph in Destiny 2

We’re a few weeks into Season of Plunder in Destiny 2 now, and many players likely have their eye on the Scallywag seal and title. Probably the trickiest triumph — aside from the crafting one that can be completed with a bug — is Robber Baron. This triumph requires players to defeat…

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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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