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Paul Tamayo


With Netflix-Style Business Models, Comes Netflix-Style Release Lineups

On this week’s 99 Potions, filling in for John and Natalie are fellow Fanbyte RPG friends Mike Williams and merritt k to talk about all of the biggest headlines in July. So get ready for Pokemon drama, Mike’s impressive toy collection, Star Wars video games, the Netflix-ification of games via…

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Square Enix’s Reluctance to Comment on Nier Mod Only Added to the Hype

On this week’s Thanks for the Knowledge, our very own Imran Khan is guest-hosting with special guest and reporter at IGN, Rebekah Valentine, to go over the latest headlines in games and entertainment. Tune in to hear them talk about all of the latest Marvel news out of Comic Con,…

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How Does Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Stack Up?

On the latest episode of 99 Potions, Nerium and Imran sat down with Three Houses scholar LB Hunktears to have a spoilercast on Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Tune in to hear the crew talk about mercenary whistles, Elizabeth Holmes impressions, wine vs Gatorade, menu heaven and why October 2005…

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Rollerdrome Is an Extreme Sports Ballet in Bullet Time

Rollerdrome, from OlliOlli World developer Roll7, is a game that involves wheels and guns (the peanut butter and jelly of gaming) and manages to feel both new and familiar all at once in the best ways. And that is great news for anyone who’s ever enjoyed the likes of Tony…

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FEATURES

Stray Explores Humanity’s Impact From the (Cat) Eyes of Those Left Behind

On the latest 99 Potions, we’re reviewing that cat game you’ve probably seen all over your social feeds: Stray. Join expert cat owners Nerium Strom, Fūnk-é Joseph, and I as we dive into what makes this simple and linear game so special despite a few stumbles. But what would a…

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F1 2022 Beginner’s Guide — 5 Things the Game Doesn’t Tell You

Formula 1 2022 is an enjoyable and engaging way to strengthen your understanding of racing, as well as a thrilling chance to drive these freaky spaceships on wheels. But the onboarding process is, unfortunately, lacking in pretty fundamental ways. While not much has changed in regards to F1 2022‘s user…

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Naomi Schiff Is More Than Qualified to Cover F1, You Bozos

Earlier this week, some racist bozo thought he did something by tweeting out a photo of Sky Sports presenter and former racing driver, Naomi Schiff, in her literal racing suit (I swear, you can’t make this up) and questioned her qualifications for the job she has now as a presenter…

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F1 2022 is Exhilarating, but It’s Still a Slow Start for New Players

F1 2022 is a game that I’ve effectively been training for on a racing wheel since the beginning of 2021 when I started to fully “send it” down the motorsport tunnel. Learning the fascinatingly intricate mechanics of Formula 1 was like catnip for me. So after pouring hundreds of hours,…

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Forza Horizon 5 is Getting Hot Wheels DLC and It Looks Just As Wild As it Sounds

Forza Horizon 5 is finally getting some sweet sweet DLC, and it’s coming in the form of wacky Hot Wheels tracks, baby. Showed off during Xbox & Bethesda’s showcase earlier today, it looks like more of what we’ve seen in Forza Horizon 4’s DLC and trust me, that’s a great…

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NEWS

Forza Motorsport Aims to Overtake the Competition By Improving in the Fine Margins

Forza Motorsport finally got a gameplay reveal during today’s Xbox & Bethesda Showcase with a gorgeous single long take demonstrating all of the game’s newest features that should make its main competitor nervously looking into its rearview mirrors. The new look at Xbox’s answer to the Gran Turismo series showed…

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Terra Nil Aims to Respectfully Rebuild the City Builder Genre

Terra Nil, a “reverse city builder” from Free Lives, blew me away earlier during the 2022 Wholesome Games Direct. In the trailer, we see a game that feels familiar for those of us city-building perverts who enjoy the relaxing nature of infrastructure design without thinking too much about how said…

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Oddada Looks Like The Perfect Little Musical Terrarium

It’s rare when a thing comes across my radar that just drifts gracefully into my wheelhouse and Oddada might just be the magical musical fidget cube for my life right now. As someone who went through the hell of moving within New York City for the thousandth time (with COVID…

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Before Everything, Everywhere All At Once, Michelle Yeoh Was Still an Action Hero

With Everything Everywhere All At Once getting the kind of hype that feels reserved for anything released by that mouse company to hordes of Funko Pop enthusiasts, I was hesitant about recommending it for our weekly movie review show, You Love to See It. Thankfully, our hosts (and News Editor…

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TV/FILM

You Love to See It Reviews Widows (2018) | The Annotated Podcast Transcript

Payday May continues on You Love to See It, although this week we’re flipping the script on those sweet Hollywood paychecks to show how different the game is for people of color — especially women of color. So, we decided to focus on one actress who has been a leader…

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You Love to See It Reviews Mission: Impossible (1996) | The Podcast Transcript

Payday May continues on You Love to See It, and we’re taking things back to the beginning once again with 1996’s Brian De Palma-directed Mission Impossible. It’s the first in a series that started it all for one Tom Cruise and his perverted obsession with making each subsequent film an…

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You Love to See It Reviews Batman (1989) | The Podcast Transcript

Payday May is in full swing at You Love to See It where we take a look at actors who were paid egregious amounts of money to play make-believe on film. And the performance that landed Jack Nicholson’s wildly lucrative deal on 1989’s Batman is first up on the chopping…

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Forza Horizon 5 Is Motorsport Heaven on Earth

Forza Horizon 5 is the latest open-world arcade racing game that originated as a less stuffy spinoff of the mainline Forza Motorsport series. Despite Xbox positioning it as Gran Turismo’s competitor, Forza Motorsport always felt more like its little brother, walking around in a suit just a hair too big for its frame.…

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Forza Horizon 5 Review

REVIEWS

Forza Horizon 5’s Mexico Promises To Be ‘Made With Care and Love’

In the eternal leadup to Forza Horizon 5, I got a chance to check out some new details revealed during Gamescom that I can’t wait to beam into my eyeballs and ear holes at 4K HDR (and in Dolby Atmos) respectively. The more I see and hear of this game,…

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A Brazilian Video Game DJ is Bringing Dance Parties to YouTube

As I near a full year of being in lockdown, all this newly discovered time has given me a chance to reconnect with music again. I can’t tell you how nice it is to tune in to my favorite DJs on Twitch or support new releases on Bandcamp from my…

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Blocky Dungeon Lets You Build a Dungeon Crawler Out of Tetris Blocks

Blocky Dungeon, from SquareDev, takes the perfectly satisfying formula of Tetris and inserts an adorable miniature dungeon crawler between all the blocks you stack. It’s an easy concept to grasp. I could instantly understand it from the video a friend sent me (thanks to my burning love for all things Tetris and anything that dares to meddle…

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