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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]


Think, Drink, and Fail Through New Disco Elysium Hardcore Mode

Part of the praise for Disco Elysium, a late 2019 Game of the Year contender, is that its gameplay is hilariously frustrating. Now, ZA/UM wants to take a little bit of that humor in failure away. (Unless you really like pain.) Now available for download, Disco Elysium’s new “Hardcore Mode”…

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“The Game Is Done”: Six Major Answers From The Half-Life: Alyx AMA

Excited for Half-Life: Alyx? Valve too, apparently.  seem to be bursting at the seams with excitement — enough to make a whole AMA, aka a Reddit Q&A session, out of it. There’s definitely precedent to the hype. Half-Life: Alyx is the first real Half-Life game since Half-Life 2: Episode 2. And even…

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Dishonored Tabletop RPG System Lets You Play Out The Void Rogue Life

The world and lore of Dishonored are so big, it’s possible that no number of video games could let you do everything you want. Which is why tabletop RPGs exist, right? Now, after years of asking “how can I play a Void Walker in 3.5e/5e,” Dishonored fans can finally live out…

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Looks Like We’re Getting More Mental Health Stuff From Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory doing mental health-related thingstuff? What a concept. But that seems to be what it’s doing yet again per their latest new title in their lineup. Announced today via Xbox, Project: Mara is the latest title announced from the studio behind Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. The studio calls it “an in-development…

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Thirsty Gamers Are Vying to See Leaked Xbox Series X Port Photos

After its announcement, gamers are thirsting for Xbox Series X leaks. And to be fair, leaks of the desirable have defined the modern era in ways we cannot begin to comprehend. Kim Kardashian’s sex tapes preceded her building an unmatched empire of fashion, influence, and mobile gaming from her name…

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Garden Music Risk-Free In Mutazione’s New Sandbox Garden Mode

Mutazione, one of the quiet hits of 2019, won over nature-loving players with a multitude of its little charms. The writing, the characters, and the fascinating premise, all taking place on a gorgeous mutated island, drew in interest from indie fans. But perhaps the most interesting, and understated, mechanic of…

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Fan-Proposed Untitled Goose Game Lego Set Lets You Beak Havoc

Did your kid enjoy wreaking havoc on a small village as a goose? Are you ready for them to wreak havoc across all their Lego sets? If this one Lego fan modeler has their way, Untitled Goose Game could very well make the title goose a menace in your own…

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Why Won’t Studio Ghibli Be On Netflix For Me, Specifically?

We won’t speculate on how many of y’all anime fans engaged in “Totoro And Chill” in the DVD days or watching free anime online, you sick heathens. However, it’ll be much easier soon to have a family-friendly Studio Ghibli Netflix marathon if you live in the UK, Mexico, France, South…

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Steam On Chromebooks May Be Very Real One Day

Did you really think your kid or cousin’s Chromebook would be safe from video games for long? Forget Cool Math Games or YouTube marathons of gaming videos. Now, there’s a chance kids will be able to play Steam on Chrome OS, aka Chromebooks’ operating system, if the product development team…

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Valve Squashes Leak Hype By Confirming Left 4 Dead 3 Is Not In Works

Yes, Valve is making new games. Yes, they’re making… sequels? Franchise follow-ups? But! No, they are not working on one in specific. And for once, we can actually say they’re not squashing Half-Life rumors. (Not that they ever say much to begin with.) In recent weeks, alleged leaks regarding the…

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Did Pokemon ASMR Star Chespin Eat The Entire Microphone?

Pokemon has been on a serious roll with making approachable content lately. The famous Ash Ketchum has recently entered the Galar region in the official anime series. Meanwhile, the Twilight Wings webseries looks like it’s going to be an emotional ride. Just the premise alone is tear bait! And the…

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Underground Punks In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Make Me Want To Play

Did you get all three houses’ storylines in Fire Emblem: Three Houses? Good, because that must have been a lot of time. And Nintendo wants to take more of it by throwing in a fourth house! Yesterday, as Byleth was unveiled for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Nintendo unveiled the trailer for Cindered…

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Sure, Fine, We’ll Take Byleth In Smash Ultimate, I Guess

In the beginning of today’s Smash Direct, now known as “Mr. Sakurai Presents,” Masahiro Sakurai said he had today’s secret final DLC fighter under tight wraps. Even fewer people than usual at Nintendo knew! Except, sorry chief, absolutely nobody was surprised it was Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Absolutely…

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Cyberpunk 2077 Hit With Five-Month Release Date Delay

Yep, another game got delayed. I don’t think anyone is going to be surprised when I say that Cyberpunk 2077 is the latest to get delayed, because it’s a AAA game in 2020 so of course. And hell, even Animal Crossing: New Horizons got delayed to its current March 2020 date. But…

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Universal Japan Unveils Gamified Super Nintendo World Featuring Mario

Theme parks have leveled up in recent years, and Universal Studios refuses to get left behind. So, after years of rumors and slow, quiet confirmations, Super Nintendo World is almost set to go in Japan. The new region at Universal Studios Japan focuses on Mario and friends, with plenty to…

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Baby Yoda Coming To Build-A-Bear Worries Me A Lot, Honestly

At Build-A-Bear Workshop, anyone looking for a new friend to squish can can get bears, frogs, bunnies, and… The Child? It turns out Build-A-Bear will be the next major toy manufacturer on the Baby Yoda train. According to Business Insider, which had a reporter present at the ICR Conference in…

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Epic Games Is Continuing Free Games In 2020, Because Free Games!

Free games? Free games. Epic Games Store did a great job of tempting us all onto its platform with free games (if you weren’t already on for Fortnite). After all, it’s gotta sell you its exclusives somehow. Now, it seems it’s a good enough program that it’ll continue into 2020,…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Officially Delayed Until April 10th

We’re so close, yet so far from the release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Now, sadly, we have to wait a little longer to trek with Cloud and friends. This morning, Square Enix announced that FF7 Remake would be delayed several weeks, down to April 10th. This is exactly five…

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Awesome Games Done Quick Once Again Broke Its Fundraising Record

Twice a year, dozens of speedrunners — that is, gamers who play games as quickly as humanly, and technically, possible — come together to raise money for charity. In Awesome Games Done Quick last week, run by the Games Done Quick organization, the group broke its own fundraising records. This…

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NieR’s And NieR: Automata’s Soundtracks Are Officially Streaming Now

Slowly, video game publishers are making it easier to not turn to YouTube for your video game soundtrack needs. Thanks to Square Enix, the latest is likely a big deal to any fan of orchestral music and/or JRPGs. Now, you don’t have to pause your Spotify to get the NieR: Automata soundtrack…

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