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Nicholas Grayson

Niki's Fanbyte's Brand Editor+. They're in charge of... a lot of stuff, but they basically make sure everything we do feels, looks, and sounds like us. Follow 'em on Twitter, @godsewa.


Fortnite Vaults the Firework Flare Gun, Limiting My Freedom to Start Fires

Epic just ruined Fortnite. The Firework Flare Gun is dead. After an eternity of threatening to do so, Tim Sweeney made the call and, for the first time ever, made his video game bad. For years, players have been clamoring for one thing: more environmental kills in battle royale. Many…

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NEWS

EA’s New Skate Is Free to Play Because of Course It Is

Do you remember Skate? The series of video games that EA and their internal studio Black Box used to make in the late 2000s? The series that culminated with Skate 3, an arguably perfect game? Electronic Arts is making another one, and they’re calling it skate. It’s going to come…

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Saints Row Character Creator Review: A Post-Monster Factory Debut

Saints Row is the fifth (or 5.5th, if you count Gat Out of Hell, or 5.75th, if you count Agents of Mayhem) game in a string of open-world criminal goofball simulators. It releases later this year and will be the series’ first entry in a post-Monster Factory world — where making…

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FEATURES

Ranking the New Scarlet & Violet Pokemon by How Tasty They Look

The Pokemon Company released a new trailer for the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, the next entries in the mainline games. With the locale for this title moving to the majestic vistas of Spain and Portugal, there are a lot of new opportunities for Pokemon designs. There have been Pokemon…

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The AYN Loki Takes Aim at the Steam Deck and Starts at $299

As time marches forward, computers get smaller and smaller. At the beginning, a computer could take up an entire room. But now? You can put a computer in your hand. Eventually, the computers will be so small we won’t be able to see them. The computers will be in our…

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Sports: A Review

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38 Video Game Name Ideas for the Folks at Square Enix

Square Enix Sony hosted a State of Play today, which was conveniently timed right after eight more women came forward as part of a harassment lawsuit against the company, and also right after they announced that they were stopping sales of all of their games, hardware, and services in Russia in…

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FEATURES

We’re Hiring an Intern (Again!)

¡Bienvenidos! What if I told you that you could work at Fanbyte dot com. That could get an inside look at how a games and culture website is run, have the chance to create your own content, and assist in determining the site’s output over the summer. What if I…

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The Fancies 2021: Niki’s Normal and Regular Game of the Year List

I spent my last night as a 25-year-old weeping on the floor. The floor is an underrated place to cry, imo. You can just kind of writhe there and not hit anything. The rug that I wept on used to sit under my coffee table and couch in LA. It…

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FEATURES

Halo Infinite Reinvents The Fight

Don’t tell my co-workers, but I’m writing this review in the wee hours of the morning, just a couple of hours separated from Halo Infinite’s review embargo. I’m overwhelmed, frankly. I don’t know how I got here. Through a combination of luck and conviction I happened to end up in…

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REVIEWS

10 Things You Can Do While The Internet Is Down

The internet’s dying right now. Facebook? Down. Twitter? Down. WhatsApp? Also down. Slack? Okay well Slack isn’t down (make you think) but if you are trying to go online right now, chances are that the website is sick. Don’t fret, though – I’ve come up with a list of things…

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Halo Infinite’s Multiplayer Proves it Doesn’t Need a Campaign This Year

In August, 343 Industries announced that Halo Infinite would not include campaign co-op at launch, with the feature coming early next year. I was pretty heated about it back then, and I’m frankly still heated about it now because it’s fucking Halo, you know? How are you going to release…

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A Letter From the Fanbyte Staff on PAX West 2021

As the summer rolls on, the Fanbyte staff wanted to provide an update on our coverage plans for this year’s edition of PAX West, scheduled for this September. Due to Reedpop’s current health and safety protocols not requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for entry to the convention, we do not feel…

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NEWS

Smooth by Santana feat. Rob Thomas: A Review

There’s no song that screams “it’s summer” louder than “Smooth” by Santana feat. Rob Thomas. It’s the best song ever written. We kicked off Smooth by Santana feat. Rob Thomas week with a special episode of Friends Reunion, which you can listen to below:    

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MICROREVIEWS

Welcome To Fanbyte’s Hot Game Summer 2021

Hello, gamers. Tis the season of games. With E3, the Summer Games Fest, publisher events, and a bevy of other presentations across the industry just around the corner, we’re excited to announce our plans to cover (almost) all of it. Press Conferences It’s been a long time since we last…

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Announcing Fundbyte 2: A Charity Stream For The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund

Video games. They’re everywhere these days. Did you know that you can stream them now? We’re gonna test it out with a charity stream tomorrow (May 22, 2021) as we raise money for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) on our second ever charity stream, now known as Fundbyte. Fundbyte…

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Those Wild Palm Pre Commercials: A Review

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MICROREVIEWS

Palm Pre: A Review

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My Co-Workers Harassing Phineas Because Of His Head Shape: A Review

My co-workers are being very mean to Phineas from the hit Disney Channel original animated show Phineas and Ferb just because his head would have made Pythagoras lose his fucking mind. Just because Phineas’ head looks like the broad side of the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, LB Hunktears felt…

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