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Natalie Flores

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Natalie is Fanbyte's Featured Contributor, with bylines at places like VICE, Polygon, PC Gamer, Paste Magazine, and more.


Capcom is Reportedly Already Working On a Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 3 may have been released only *checks notes* less than two weeks ago, but Capcom isn’t letting the hype cool down. Video Games Chronicle reported on April 12 that the developer is already working on a remake of Resident Evil 4. “Multiple development sources have told VGC that…

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The Most Iconic Gaming Journalist in Latin America, Gus Rodríguez, Has Died

Gustavo “Gus” Rodríguez, the most famous gaming journalist in Latin America who was responsible for introducing and spreading a passionate love for video games to millions of people, has died. He passed away on April 10, 2020, at the age of 59. The screenwriter, producer, and beloved gamer had announced…

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Obsidian Gets It, Will Implement an Arachnophobia Mode for Grounded

Obsidian Entertainment has announced that its upcoming game, Grounded, will get an arachnophobia mode to help those of us who rightfully detest spiders with every fiber of our beings. The announcement was made on Obsidian’s main twitter. In response to someone expressing hesitation in playing Grounded because of the giant…

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I Reunited with My Best Friend in Animal Crossing: New Horizons After 15 Years

“If you take good care of them, flowers reward you with blooms,” tells me Olive on the first day after she moves into my island. “They can’t talk to us in words, but I feel like our hearts can commune with each other.” I smile to myself because, funnily enough,…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a Mean Simulator, Actually

You won’t trick me. I see y’all. I see you calling Animal Crossing: New Horizons a Nice and Peaceful and Relaxing Simulator when, in fact, it’s truly a Mean Simulator. I have the evidence to prove it, too. It started when I asked on Twitter for people to share the…

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ESA Announces the Dates for a “Reimagined” E3 2021, But There’s No Reimagining Its Troubled History

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced the dates for E3 2021, which will take place on June 15-17, 2021. The announcement was made earlier this week to the company’s partners, GamesIndustry.biz reports. The ESA canceled E3 2020 in early March after it became clear COVID-19 would pose a serious…

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Carlos Oliveira Shirtless Mod: A Review

hmm #CarlosOliveira #Shirtless #WIP #RE3R pic.twitter.com/K4l6oc1zpO — Tsar (@Le_Tsarev) March 31, 2020 ❤️ https://t.co/RX84JWQgLO pic.twitter.com/vfbJna8xk8 — Tsar (@Le_Tsarev) April 1, 2020

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This Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sheep is More Divisive than Bayonetta

Nintendo now houses two of the possibly most divisive characters in gaming: Pietro from Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Bayonetta. But, if Animal Crossing fans are anything to go by, the sheep might be the one to finally dethrone the queen. Pietro is a smug sheep villager with a very…

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NieR Fans Rejoice Over a Deluge of New Franchise Announcements

If there is one class of people currently powerful enough to defeat the bourgeoise right now, it might just be NieR fans. Just kidding, haha… unless? Okay, I’ll admit: as a NieR series fan, I got a little carried away there. But one thing is for sure: NieR fans have plenty…

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12 Video Games You Can Play to Ease Your Anxiety During Quarantine

Hi, hello. It’s been a rough last few weeks, hasn’t it? Chances are you had enough to worry about before a global pandemic. And now, you’ve been thrust into a world in which the extremely valid problems you were stressing over probably feel distant compared to how they are now. You’re…

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You Can Currently Play Resident Evil Resistance’s Open Beta Only On Xbox

Resident Evil Resistance, the asymmetrical multiplayer game included with the upcoming Resident Evil 3 Remake, can currently only be played on Xbox One. Yesterday was the release of the game’s open beta, which was slated for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam. However, PlayStation and Steam users quickly ran into…

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For Some Reason, People Are Obsessed With This Animal Crossing Cat

It’s easy for Animal Crossing staple characters like Isabelle and Tom Nook to gain massive fandoms (or hatedoms in Tom Nook’s divisive case). It’s much harder for one of the many regular villagers throughout every game to achieve this, though Roald the penguin has shown it’s not impossible. But, if…

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GameStop Stores are Now Temporarily Closed, But Permanently Inessential

GameStop is an inessential retailer, so much so that it has actually never been less essential — we’ve known this and, thankfully, it’s official now. As of today, March 22, GameStop storefronts around the nation are temporarily closed to combat the ongoing COV-19 pandemic. The company made the announcement yesterday,…

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What Your Fire Emblem: Three Houses Golden Deer Romance Says About You

So, you’ve found out what your Fire Emblem: Three Houses Blue Lions and Black Eagles romances say about you, and now you’re here for Golden Deer. This (extremely bi energy) house is interesting because it’s not as deeply involved in the war as the Blue Lions and Black Eagles are.…

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New Seasonal Event and More For Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Announced

Earlier today, the developers of Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the game’s first expansion, released their fifth development diary. The diary contains a deluge of new information on the next title update, which includes the Raging Brachydios, Furious Rajang, Full Bloom Fest, and much more. The diary…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Has Better LGBT Representation than the MCU

Some might not agree, but I personally think it’s a fairly lukewarm take: Animal Crossing: New Horizons seems to have better LGBT representation than the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the first mainline entry in the beloved Nintendo series in almost eight years, was released just…

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Naughty Dog’s Crunch on The Last of Us 2 Shouldn’t Be Praised Now or Ever

Earlier this week, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier published a scathing report on the intense crunch developers at Naughty Dog are undergoing to ship the highly anticipated The Last of Us Part II. It’s a long article that is well worth your time to read, but the general gist is this: The…

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What Your Fire Emblem: Three Houses Black Eagles Romance Says About You

Fire Emblem: Three Houses has an extremely large cast filled with compelling, dynamic, and, most importantly, romanceable characters. You really enjoyed learning what your Blue Lions romance says about you. So, we won’t waste time. This round, it’s time for us to tell you what your Black Eagles romance says…

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Rumor: Silent Hill Fans Might Not Be Mourning the Series Forever

Long-running and reliable horror games site Rely on Horror has been consistently reporting on rumors that the Silent Hills series is being rebooted for some time now. This week, the site reported the rumor that PlayStation might have already backed the revival of not just the series, but also Silent…

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Baldur’s Gate III Developers Talk Link to Past Games and More in Reddit AMA

At the end of this week, several leading developers on Baldur’s Gate III held a Reddit AMA to answer burning questions about the highly anticipated game. The developers answering questions were Swen Vincke, Founder of Larian Studios and Creative Director; David Walgrave, Producer; Nick Pechenin, Lead Systems Designer; Adam Smith,…

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