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These Narrative Games Ditch Capitalism for Relaxation

Over the past few years, the cozy gaming community has heralded simulation games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Stardew Valley as pinnacles of relaxation. With adorable environments and carefree characters, these games promise escapism. But even though they’re meant as an escape, many of these titles replicate the real…

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The Best Nintendo Switch Games Under $10

There are plenty of full-price retail releases on the Switch, many of which are excellent games worth checking out. But the console is also home to a number of games with substantially lower price points that are also great playthroughs. If you’re looking to pick up a new game without…

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ICYMI: Here’s All the Games Shown During PlayStation’s Indie Showcase

Today, Sony hosted another PlayStation Indies showcase to spotlight games from independent developers that will be coming to PS4 and PS5. This wasn’t a live stream or show that you might have missed, but a series of blog posts released over the course of the day. So we’ve gathered all…

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A Short Hike Has Me Excited About Game Design Again

A Short Hike has always been a game I meant to play. It received serious positive buzz from smart folks when it arrived in 2019, and its pitch is very appealing: it’s a small-scale — yet complete — open-world platformer. In its adorable, outdoorsy world, you play as a bird…

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Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase Revealed (and Released) Some Cool Indie Games

Nintendo held another Indie World Showcase today, showing about 20 minutes of new footage and announcements for independent games coming to the Switch. As it turns out, a non-insignificant amount of them were made available for the console/handheld hybrid today. Hades After just under two years of being on early…

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12 Video Games You Can Play to Ease Your Anxiety During Quarantine

Hi, hello. It’s been a rough last few weeks, hasn’t it? Chances are you had enough to worry about before a global pandemic. And now, you’ve been thrust into a world in which the extremely valid problems you were stressing over probably feel distant compared to how they are now. You’re…

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Fanbyte Morning News March 19, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this morning’s news! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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