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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]


Vampire: The Masquerade Board Game Funded In 90 Minutes

Looks like vampire fans are ready to experience a Montreal masquerade from the comfort of home (or board game cafe). A Kickstarter for a board game edition of Vampire: The Masquerade clawed past its goal easily, and with 21 days to go, fans can still get the massive game at a lower…

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Teamfight Tactics Mobile Starts Limited Beta, Aims for March Launch

You can finally scratch your Teamfight Tactics itch on the go pretty soon. And for some people, “pretty soon” is today. In an announcement today, Riot announced the first slow rollout of the Teamfight Tactics mobile game, plus the planned launch date of March 2020. The catch? The current beta…

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Eat KFC Gacha to Fight as Colonel Sanders in This Arena of Valor Promo

Are you an Arena of Valor skin collector in Taiwan? Hope you like fried chicken, because you’re going to need to grind up some chicken for a promotional skin. In Taiwan, Arena of Valor and KFC (yes, that KFC) have teamed up for a promotional event, featuring the legendary Colonel…

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This Final Fantasy 14-Themed Room in Tokyo Is Already Booked Up

Final Fantasy 14 has become a worldwide phenomenon, with fan fests, concert experiences, and expo booths around the world. Its latest collaboration moves the MMORPG’s aesthetic into The Royal Park hotel in Tokyo Shiodome, featuring a gorgeous faerie-themed FF14 room and tons of little practical perks. But, of course, bad…

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Evo 2020’s Announcement Stream Brings Plenty of Punchy Choices

It’s now 2020, which means tournaments are in full swing. Even the Evolution Championship Series, better known as Evo, had a great start to the year, with the second year of Evo Japan going smoothly (minus one literal slip-up). Now, as everyone scrambles to start summer plans, the main Evo…

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Warcraft 3 Classic Owners Are Forced to Download Reforged Instead

To say Warcraft 3: Reforged is “a bit of a disappointment” would be a massive understatement. It’s buggy, under-delivers on promises, and forces custom game creators to abandon their intellectual property. Outcries escalated to the point where Blizzard is even offering near-instant refunds on the game.  But when I installed…

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Multi-Platform Port Kickstarter for the Wonderful 101 Smashes Goal

As it turns out, there are a lot of fans ofThe Wonderful 101, which became a cult hit after its exclusive Wii U release. And those fans really want to see it ported, because a Kickstarter for a self-published, multi-platform port blew past its financial goal within hours of the…

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A New Death Note One-Shot Manga Is Available Online for Free

A fresh take on a classic franchise is always welcome in the world of anime. Bring in the original creators of the international craze, and you have what’s sure to be a small classic on your hands. Today’s newest Death Note one-shot, just titled Death Note: Special One-Shot, follows up on all…

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If You Hate Warcraft 3: Reforged So Much, Why Not Just Get a Refund?

There seems to be two camps of opinions about Warcraft  3: Reforged. One is that’s perfectly usable and is a decent way to revisit a classic game. The other is that it’s, unironically, literally unplayable, lacking not only the “Blizzard polish,” but also many of the major changes promised. If…

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Star Wars: Underworld Was a Rad Live-Action Show That Never Made It

If you wanted cool, on-the-ground action from the Star Wars universe, like some of the scenes in Rogue One, there was a chance it could have happened. Star Wars: Underworld was pretty much exactly that: the aesthetics and stakes of a spin-off film with all the charm of an early 2010s sci-fi…

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These 10 New Emoji From Unicode v13.0 Bop Real Hard

Emoji is a regular part of everyday online conversation now. Whether using the “joy” emoji to express that something has us dying in laughter, or the eggplant emoji for… nefarious uses, we’re all familiar with the good ol’ stuff. Now, we’re finally getting a fresh batch of new emoji to play…

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Revenant Is Apex Legends’s Newest Hot Revenge Robot Man

Apex Legends is always introducing spicy new characters into its fray of edgy life and exciting death. Now, Revenant, the newest legend, turns up the heat pretty high. Maybe literally. But at the very least figuratively. Revenant is yet another robot, joining fellow bot Pathfinder in the fray. Difference is,…

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Nintendo’s Doing Way Better Than Fine, Don’t Worry

Nearly 18 billion Switches. Over 16 million swords and shields. And nearly… *puts pinky to mouth*  Ten. Billion. Dollars. Is this a rich man in a submarine crafted to look like him, or is it a video game corporation? Both are doing fine today, but in this case, it’s Nintendo’s end-of-year…

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Smash Trophy Controller Leaves Sakurai’s Hands, Is Promptly Dropped

Have you ever won something extremely cool and extremely valuable and extremely unique, and then just… watched it fall to the floor, before your every eyes? One Smash Ultimate player grinded to the top at Evo, only to have this exact scenario befall him (mind the pun), as a golden…

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Code Vein’s First DLC Drops With New Story, Bosses, And Rewards

If you’ve needed a reason to return to your dream vampire life in Code Vein, Bandai Namco just released one today. Code Vein, everyone’s favorite vampire action game of 2019, has a new DLC titled Hellfire Knight, featuring a new area to explore and quite a bit to do. In Hellfire Knight, Revenants…

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Kingdom Hearts Re:Mind May Trap You for an Hour at a Time

Many of us played Kingdom Hearts 3 like a marathon when it came out. And clearly, Nomura took that to heart in the new Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC, Re:Mind. We wanted more, but… you know, in moderation. One of the charming, if sometimes frustrating, parts of Kingdom Hearts 3 is how…

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You’ll Get One Month To Dig Up And Transfer Your 3DS Pokemon For Free

If you’ve been playing Pokemon for a while, you’ve probably been itching to get your hands back on your old Pokemon. Sun & Moon (and their Ultra derivatives) were a hit with fans, and plenty jumped back in time to try out Red, Blue and more on the Virtual Console.…

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Pokemon Home Makes Your Phone Or Switch Your IRL Pokemon Box

Are you a bit of a Pokemon hoarder? Did you tell yourself, “One day, the 400 Pokemon I have saved in my 3DS will pay off?” Or did you catch a bunch of shinies in Let’s Go, and are looking to hoard it up? Looks like your day to shine…

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Even Esports Is Affected by the Coronavirus in China

Unless you’ve been actively avoiding any human contact whatsoever, which you probably will after hearing this, you’ve likely heard about the newest “coronavirus” mutation. The new coronavirus has put the whole world into panic, and with origins in China, the nation has taken precautions. Many events in China are postponed…

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Broken Setups, Borky Patch, and a Garage Kick Off Call of Duty League

Right now, Activision-Blizzard is trying to follow in the questionably-successful footsteps of the Overwatch League. (That is, they’re trying to get those sweet, sweet franchise fees, but that’s sort of another story.) So, of course, it takes the biggest franchise owned and turns it into its own league: the Call…

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