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Victoria Rose

Victoria is a Brooklyn-based, chaotic-good former dungeon master and a Contributor-At-Large for Fanbyte. She's a self-proclaimed esports pundit, and used to do Dota 2 news and reporting as a full-time part-time gig. She's also four red pandas stacked in a hoodie. [she/her/hers or they/their/theirs]


Play a Magical Girl Cat Cafe Owner With a Cat on Your Head in Calico

Calico has everything you’d want from a game about magical girls running cat cafes exists. You are a magical girl, you run a cat cafe, and there are cats… among plenty of other animals. Obviously you can pet them all. The graphics are adorable, with soft pastel colors. And most…

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Someone Had to Sculpt Spider-Man’s Bare Nipples – This Is Their Story

Xavier Coelho-Kostolny wants you to know that he sculpted the nipples on Spider-man. “As the man who sculpted Spider-Man’s nipples, I have nothing to finish this sentence and just wanted to start a tweet with ‘As the man who sculpted Spider-Man’s nipples,'” he proclaimed on Twitter on Feb. 20, 2020.…

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Please Protect These Geeky Cosplaying Ducks in My Stead

Sad news, loyal friends who click through the link to read my pieces each day: today’s my last day doing daily news writing for Fanbyte. The good news, as I’ll explain later, is that I’ll still be around. And the better news is, y’all get Ken in the morning and…

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Final Fantasy 14 Developers Withdraw PAX East Attendance

Major game conventions’ attendance numbers are going down — no, not in fan attendance, in industry presence. Final Fantasy 14, the hit MMORPG, announced today that its developers voluntarily withdrew from attending the consumer-facing Boston gaming convention. “As the community may be aware, COVID-19 (also known as “novel coronavirus”) is…

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Eli Roth is, for Better or Worse, Directing the Borderlands Film

Randy Pitchford and horror film vet Eli Roth announced yesterday that Roth will direct the blockbuster adaptation of Borderlands. The announcement came with the above questionable photoshop of Roth onto a Borderlands character.  Roth is most well-known as the director of the Hostel movies. Most recently, he directed The House with a…

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Fortnite Finally Has Customizable Avatars and Deadpool

Another Fortnite season, another batch of new skins to work towards. Earlier today, Epic dropped the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Battle Pass for fans to start grinding at. But this time, Epic is mixing it up. Or Deadpool is. He’s a fourth-wall-breaking character, after all. A new collaboration with Marvel…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’s Biggest Direct Livestream Takeaways

Everyone’s ready to live on a deserted island! Yes, we’re sure you, too, are ready to grab the Nook Deserted Island Getaway Package. Which is to say, everyone you know is raring to pick up Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch. And there’s no better meter of this than…

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Sony Cites Novel Coronavirus Worries in Cancelling PAX East 2020 Plans

Sony announced today that it will back out of PAX East due to the COVID-19 virus, better known as novel coronavirus. An update on the official PAX East appearance announcement blog reads as follow: Today [February 19], Sony Interactive Entertainment made the decision to cancel its participation at PAX East in…

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Incubate and Hatch a Living Spaceship in No Man’s Sky’s New Update

Have you ever wanted to hatch a spaceship? What about a living, maybe-breathing, procedurally-generated spaceship with a beating “heart?” Thanks to No Man’s Sky, that’s very much a thing. In the game’s latest update, the aptly-named “Living Ship Update,” you can literally hatch a spaceship to fly across the universe. The…

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Killers Can Soon Smash Through Walls in Dead By Daylight

Years after its launch, Dead By Daylight is anything but crawling. The one-versus-four horror survival game is well-supported by players and developers alike, with new characters and franchises introduced regularly. Of course, any good “game-as-a-service” game needs to spice things up, so Dead By Daylight has come up with a mechanic reminiscent…

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We Know Where Mario Went for ‘Sonic at the Olympic Games’

This week, a big press and advertising push started for a popular game themed to the Olympics. In fact, this “Olympic Games” series has full endorsement from the actual Olympic Games. And now, Sonic is back for more Olympic sports, with Sonic at the Olympic Games. It’s just in time for…

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PlayStation 5 Price Reportedly In Jeopardy Over Part Costs

Apparently, the PlayStation 5 is gonna be hella expensive to make. That’s causing an internal dilemma for Sony, which is now withholding the price for the PS5 until it can figure out how to stay in competition with Microsoft this holiday. According to a report from Bloomberg Technology, “scarce components”…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Unveils Very Cursed Summons, The Doggo, and More

While Final Fantasy 7 Remake is getting released on some extra borrowed time, that’s not stopping Square Enix from keeping the hype up. (Though admittedly, Square Enix fans can do that on their own.) This time, thanks to PlayStation Blog, we’ve got more details on some of what FF7 Remake players, nostalgic…

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Geoff Keighley Drops E3 2020: ‘I Just Don’t Feel Comfortable Participating’

E3 has taken quite a few major losses, in a literal way. Now, the latest is one of their biggest, most well-known hosts and producers: Geoff Keighley, an industry veteran of over 25 years, has chosen not to participate in E3 on behalf of organizing foundation ESA. The announcement was…

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Raging Brachydios, Furious Rajang Come To Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has been on a roll with updates lately. Capcom specifically promised two new variants to take on in March. Now we have a trailer showing them both off. We know that Raging Brachydios and Furious Rajang are making a comeback in the next Iceborne title update,…

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Borderlands 3 February Patch Brings Level Cap Raise, Endgame Tweaks

We’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of Borderlands 3’s announcement, which was awkwardly executed at PAX East 2019 in late March. Since then, players dove into the worlds and lore of the fan-favorite franchise. Now, five months later, it looks like Gearbox isn’t done delivering the experience. Borderlands 3…

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The Last of Us 2’s ‘Road to Launch’ Brings Hour-Long PAX Demo, Merch

Like plenty of other AAA games as of late, The Last of Us Part 2 already caused a delay scare, after its February 21st release date fell back to May 29th. Now, however, good tiding are arriving in the form of pre-release pushes from Sony and Naughty Dog. And for…

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3 Brings Major Gameplay Changes

Dragon Ball FighterZ roared onto the scene as an exciting and flashy games for both players and spectators. Coming up on its third anniversary, its player base doesn’t seem to be less any excited about the game’s future, and neither does Bandai Namco. The publisher announced DBFZ’s Season 3 content this…

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Anthem Studio Aims For ‘Longer-Term Redesign,’ Slows Current Content

Anthem  tried to be a fresh new adventure for fans of loot-and-shoot-style games. However, developer Bioware showed that it’s deeply aware of the reputation garnered at Anthem’s launch. That’s why, in a blog post released today, Bioware shared that Anthem will undergo a massive rework and redesign. Unfortunately for today’s players, it’ll…

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