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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]


Celeste Releases First And Final DLC, Updates Assist Mode Text

Celeste fans are getting one last hurrah, as promised by Extremely Okay (formerly Matt Makes Games). The studio released a free DLC pack dubbed as Chapter 9, titled “Farewell,” including a slew of new levels as well as some minor game tweaks. The DLC is one last good-bye for the…

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Kentucky Fried Chicken Is Releasing A Dating Simulator

Updated 4:00 PM ET: Confirmation of official status as a KFC promotion, and other details!  Since internet culture became one giant conglomerate and mess, there have been extremely, visibly thirsty depictions of pretty much everything you can imagine in mass culture. And obviously, fast food chain mascots are no exception. Now,…

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6 Dreamcast Games I Wish I Could Have Played In The Console’s Glory Days

On the day of Sega Dreamcast’s 20th birthday, I have a confession, dear Fanbyte readers: I did not get to experience the Dreamcast during the peak of its existence. Nor have I ever. Period. It’s not a proud fact of my life. Having just turned 25 less than a month…

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Kingdom Hearts 3’s First DLC Re Mind Has A New Trailer For Tokyo Game Show

As promised, Square Enix has released a new trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC, Re Mind. In just over 100 seconds, they’ve given plenty of action, story and new gameplay to simmer on. We still don’t have a precise date, though, just that it’s coming “This Winter.” It’s common…

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Reveals Crossplay And Cross-save, Plus Updated Theme Song

Square Enix has put out a brand-new trailer with plenty of cool new information about the upcoming Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. We already knew, of course, that the game would come out on the Playstation 4, Switch, iOS and Android. But now, thanks to the trailer, we have…

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A Game Dev Documented Her Discomfort Of Networking As A Woman In This Tiny Game

After some pretty intense conversations recently about sexism and abuse in the video game industry, there’s been a heightened awareness of uncomfortable behavior by male colleagues towards women. Rosa Carbo-Mascarell, a game dev known for “Sort Your Life Out” and an accomplished wearer of many industry hats, vented some of…

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80 Minutes Of Death Stranding Footage Coming To Tokyo Game Show; “Very Easy” Mode Announced

With the release of Death Stranding impending, its famous director Hideo Kojima has let information trickle out piece by piece. In this case, that’s “tweet by tweet.” Kojima has shared two interesting pieces of information that’s gotten fans talking. First, more directly related to actual gameplay, there will be a…

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Now Lets You Play Quidditch

The Harry Potter wizarding world’s most famous game Quidditch, the flying broomstick soccer-rugby hybrid, is now in the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile visual novel game. The latest gameplay update, dropped yesterday, promises not only the opportunity to play this worldwide phenomenon, but also a slew of new missions and potential friends…

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Fairy Tale Video Game Announced for 2020 on Playstation 4, Switch, and Steam

The famous fantasy anime/manga series Fairy Tail is getting a JRPG adaptation by publisher Koei Tecmo and developers Gust Studios, the companies announced today. More importantly to fans around the world, it’ll be sold internationally for the Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and on PC via Steam in 2020. Fairy Tail  centers…

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Overwatch Switch Release Date Likely Imminent, Per Leaks

Trying to grind your Overwatch rank on the go? It’s your time to shine, as Overwatch may be landing on the Switch soon. Multiple sources have confirmed rumors that Overwatch will, in fact, have a port for the Nintendo Switch mobile gaming system. The release was initially leaked per European…

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Finalized Pokémon Go Settlement Includes Mandates For Pokéstops And Park Hours

From the very start in July 2016, Pokémon GO has been a source of joy for its players. However, as new “Pokémon Trainers” tried to scour the world for Pokéstops and Gyms, many of their journeys ended up on private property. Or, they’d be out on “semi-public” property, such as…

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New Nintendo Direct Announced For September 2019

Nintendo fans will get their first general Nintendo Direct since E3, as the company will have a new iteration of the video announcement series tomorrow. Nintendo shared via Twitter and other social media that there will be a new Nintendo Direct held on September 4th at 3:00 PM PT. This…

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Apex Legends Releases “Voidwalker” Lore Movie Ahead Of Today’s Event

Fans who already fawned over Apex Legends’s Wraith for her agility and abilities now have a new reason to love her: her intriguing lore and an entire event around her. In anticipation for the “Voidwalker” event, which centers on the edgy but skilled character, Apex Legends has released lengthy “Stories…

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Annapurna Pictures Reportedly Recovers From $200 Million Debt

Annapurna Pictures, the holding company of video game publishing studio Annapurna Interactive, has resolved over $200 million in debt, according to a new report from Variety. In order to resolve the debt, those involved in this revolving credit facility will receive about 82 cents on the dollar. The entertainment production company…

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Gearbox Announces First Borderlands 3 DLC And Events

Borderlands 3 already looks like a massive endeavor for their dedicated fans to explore, but already, Gearbox is preparing them for more. At a panel hosted by the studio at PAX West on Friday, they unveiled an absurd amount of information, including the information for the first set of upcoming…

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Cyberpunk 2077 Cutscenes Will Be In First-Person Perspective

Details of the Cyberpunk 2077 experience have been trickling out bit by bit from all sorts of sources, especially as the summer’s gaming conferences and conventions march out. Now, thanks to one inquiring fan, we know one more interesting tidbit: cutscenes in the game will be shown in the first-person…

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Fortnite World Cup Recap: Bigger Than Your Average Esport

When I was a kid, anything that would affirm my love for video games would make my day blissful. Gaming was still relatively niche and questionable in schoolyard conversation, and I’d rarely see my cousins who also played with the Nintendo 64. Every short trip to GameStop was a profound…

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Fortnite World Cup Combines Esports and Spectacle

Over the past few years, Fortnite esports has tried to reach the level of production of other esports live events. From PAX East 2018 to this year’s celebrity Pro-Am, at every event, Epic Games has tried to step up the production quality. Now, at the Fortnite World Cup finals in…

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