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Nerium

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Senior Managing Editor of Fanbyte.com and co-founder of the website. Everyone should listen to their opinions and recommendations sooner.


Fanbyte Game of the Year: Most Agonizing Trend 2018

Game of the Year season isn’t just about highlighting our favorite works. It also means reflecting on the year that’s been — looking back at all the things we can learn from going forward. Yes, usually that means picking out our faves (and/or problematic faves) and cherry picking their best features for…

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Worst Trend 2018

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Smash Ultimate Incineroar Guide – Moves, Outfits, & More

Smash Ultimate is mostly comprised of characters that appeared in previous games in the series. But there are a few exceptions. One of the most notable is Incineroar, who just feels custom built for a fighting game from the start. The flaming, wrestling cat-man is as flamboyant as they are interesting…

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Incineroar Smash Ultimate Guide

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Where is the Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge This Week? Dec. 18, 2018

It’s the Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge, everyone! If you’ve played Destiny for a while now, you probably already know it. You might even know where this week’s challenge is! But maybe you need a refresher on where the very helpful Powerful Gear event is this week. The Dawning is on now,…

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Smash Ultimate Ridley Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Most Super Smash Bros. players are bound to have their favorite fighters. Smash Ultimate reintroduces every character the series has ever known, after all, and some of these brawlers have been around for decades. But a few are brand-new to the uber-franchise. Many, like the pterodactyl-looking intergalactic pirate, Ridley, have been…

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Ridley Smash Guide

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Smash Ultimate Piranha Plant Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Smash Ultimate is already set to receive a glut of DLC characters in the future. We know that Joker, the protagonist of Persona 5, is schedule to release down the line. But early adopters of the game will get their first taste much sooner. The first DLC fighter for Smash Ultimate…

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Piranha Plant Smash Ultimate Guide

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Smash Ultimate Bowser Jr. Guide – Moves, Outfits, & More

Smash Ultimate is a family affair. What more proof do you need of that fact than the inclusion of Bowser Jr., the mysterious offspring of King Koopa himself? Bowser Jr. has followed in his father’s large, evil footsteps a few times now. He’s even been the main villain in a…

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Bowser Jr. Smash Ultimate Guide

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Smash Ultimate Toon Link Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Smash Ultimate players don’t have to settle for just one version of Link from The Legend of Zelda. They have their pick of three different variations, all with their own unique move sets. But by far the cutest of the bunch is Toon Link: the representative of The Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass,…

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Toon Link Smash Guide

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Smash Ultimate Cloud Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Smash Ultimate recognizes a crowd-pleaser when it sees one. Everyone has their own favorite Final Fantasy, of course, but fans who grew up in the late 90s will always remember Cloud Strife. He’s angsty. He has spiked hair. And now he’s in Smash Ultimate, with a whole host of abilities based…

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Cloud Smash Ultimate Guide

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Smash Ultimate Duck Hunt Guide – Moves, Outfits, & More

Smash Ultimate just kind of gave up at a certain point (in the best way possible). “Duck Hunt” is not a character. It’s the name of a video game that features a cartoon dog and cartoon ducks. Said animals do not, apparently, have their own names. So they function together as…

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Duck Hunt Smash Ultimate Guide

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Smash Ultimate Corrin Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Smash Ultimate promised that “everyone is here” and it didn’t lie. Even characters that were DLC in previous Smash games made the initial cut this time around. That includes Corrin, the protagonist of both versions of Fire Emblem Fates. Sure, their presence adds yet another sword-swinging Fire Emblem hero to the mix.…

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Corrin Smash Ultimate Guide

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Smash Ultimate Sonic Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Smash Ultimate doesn’t care about old rivalries — just the ones you make with your friends along the way. That must be why Nintendo includes Sonic, once a would-be competitor to the console platformer throne, in its latest crossover fighter. Hopefully this will give fans something to cling to when that bizarre-looking live-action…

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Sonic Smash Ultimate Guide

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Smash Ultimate Mii Fighter Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Sure, Smash Ultimate. Why not? If we can have custom characters like Robin and the Pokemon Trainer in this massive crossover series, why not a Mii or three? The somewhat dead-eyed characters come with the same level of customization you’d expect, too. They’re technically three fighters in one, in that you…

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Mii Smash Ultimate Guide

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Where is the Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge This Week? Dec. 11, 2018

The Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge doesn’t stop for nothing. Even The Dawning, the latest Destiny 2 event, hasn’t paused the search for this weekly event. And it still remains one of the best ways to level up — which is more important than ever, now that the Black Armory is out and has…

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Destiny Ascendant Challenge

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Smash Ultimate Inkling Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Smash Ultimate brings a little something for everyone. The game is full to burst with single-player modes, multiplayer options, new characters, returning favorites, and secrets we haven’t even uncovered yet. Odds are you’ll find something to enjoy in this nostalgic romp through Nintendo history. Of course, that doesn’t just include old-timers. Smash…

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Smash Ultimate Ryu & Ken Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

There’s quite a lot to love about Smash Ultimate — the nostalgic platform fighter from Nintendo is stuffed with single-player modes and nearly endless multiplayer options. That’s not all, either. The game includes some seriously deep cuts (and fan favorites) this time around. Not just Nintendo mascots got that all-important invite. Smash…

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Ryu Smash Ultimate

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How to Prepare for Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne

Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne isn’t out yet. We know precious little about the “massive” expansion, which will supposedly rival previous entries’ ultimate editions, or what it will add to the game. But we can make some seriously educated guesses! That’s why we’ve put together this preemptive guide to the…

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Monster Hunter World Iceborne

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Smash Ultimate King K. Rool Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Smash Ultimate gives the villains just as much time to shine as the heroes. Maybe old struggles had to be put aside when Galeem decided to take on the greater Nintendo multiverse? Anywho, King K. Rool is a longtime Donkey Kong Country villain entering the Super Smash Bros. series for the…

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King K Rool Smash Guide

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Everything We Know About Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne

Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne is the next major expansion for Capcom’s beast slaying breakout. That sums up most of what we know for sure about the upcoming DLC. Well, that and the fact that it’s coming in late “autumn 2019. That feels like an eternity. Monster Hunter: World has…

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Smash Ultimate Pokemon Trainer Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Smash Ultimate has no shortage of unique heroes. There are robots, swordsmen, princesses, and cartoon characters from franchises that haven’t even been on a Nintendo console in years. Most of them have their own unique move sets. But only one of them can claim to be three totally different characters in…

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Smash Pokemon Trainer Guide

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Smash Ultimate Dedede Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

10Smash Ultimate has its fair share of one trick ponies. It basically has to, given the incomparable size of the game’s roster. Suffice it to say, a lot of fighters fall into a couple of basic categories. There are up close and personal types that like to mix things up with…

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King Dedede Smash Guide

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