GameStop Location Sells Physical Copy of Anthem for a Penny

As a person who repurchased a copy of BioWare’s ill-fated loot shooter Anthem last year, I’m finding myself a little bit jealous of a TikTok user who happened upon the game at a GameStop last week, as they were only going to be charged one penny for the game. Yes, you read…

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GameStop Location Sells Physical Copy of Anthem for a Penny

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I Tried Giving Anthem a Second Chance, Then it Literally Pulled the Floor Out From Under Me

After all the news came out that Bioware wouldn’t be continuing its planned revamp of Anthem, the RPG studio’s foray into the loot shooter genre, I felt a mix of emotions. I mostly thought it was a good idea, because Bioware’s talents are better used elsewhere, but I was kind of…

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Anthem Was a Mistake, but BioWare Trying Something New Was Not

I didn’t like Anthem. And it’s hard to imagine that a complete overhaul of Bioware’s loot shooter would’ve been enough to make me feel anything more than ambivalence toward it. But the announcement that Bioware is ending its plans to overhaul the game and salvage it still doesn’t feel good.…

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Anthem Next Has Been Cancelled

In the years since Anthem‘s release, both Electronic Arts and BioWare have been fairly transparent about the fact that the mission-based jetpack-shooter did not land with either critics or the audience. BioWare, the developers behind classic titles like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, implied that they were going to do their best…

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EA Reportedly Still Hasn’t Decided if It’s Going to Fix Anthem or Not

A new report from Bloomberg has revealed that Bioware and Electronic Arts are getting ready to hold a meeting about Anthem this week. The topic at hand? Whether or not Bioware’s shot at the loot shooter genre is going to get a second chance at life. According to three sources, EA…

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Fanbyte Evening News May 15, 2020

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Yet Another Anthem PSN Sale Is Like a Gravestone for the Human Race

I consider myself a bit of an Anthem apologist. Don’t get me wrong — the game was an undeniable mess at launch. It was confusing, barren, and a narrative nightmare. But there was a kernel of a good idea there. And as a longtime Final Fantasy XIV stan, I love a…

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An Anthem Overhaul Shows Bioware’s Learned the Wrong Lessons

Bioware isn’t giving up on Anthem yet. After reports surfaced back in November that said the ill-fated looter shooter was receiving some kind of major overhaul, Bioware General Manager Casey Hudson finally made these rumors official in a blog posted on the studio’s website earlier this week. Hudson explains that…

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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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Report: Bioware Rebuilding Anthem From the Ground Up

Bioware is leveraging both its Austin and Edmonton studios towards a complete rework of its floundering online shooter Anthem, according to a report published today on Kotaku. According to sources involved with the project who spoke with Kotaku on the condition of anonymity, this massively overhauled version of Anthem is…

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Is Anthem Worth Ten Dollars?

I bought Anthem for twenty dollars. Back when developer BioWare was hyping it up as the new prestige multiplayer game, a sci-fi action experience to rival Bungie’s Destiny, that would have seemed impossible. But eight months out from launch, after a release plagued with issues and a failure to sustain ongoing interest,…

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How Live Games Are Making Players Act Like Ancient Astronomers

A comet, blood red and burning bright enough to be visible in the high noon sky, has appeared over the land. The continent is at war, with six would-be rulers vying for control. The hurtling scarlet rock is visible to all of them, and they are all desperate for a…

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Watch the EA Play 2019 Stream Here: Start Time & Video

EA Play 2019 might not be officially part of E3, but the press briefing will definitely include a smorgasbord of information. Anthem, Apex Legends, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and a whole lot more will all have plenty of new announcements and video. So be sure to watch the livestream…

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9 Things That Could Make Anthem a Whole Lot Better

Anthem has been out for a hot minute and reception has been… mixed, to say the least. Developer BioWare has been quick to respond many of the game’s glitches and bugs. But there are a number of much more fundamental problems holding the game back. That’s not to say Anthem is…

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Anthem Elysian Stronghold Cache Guide – Stronghold Chest Details

We already know BioWare has some improvements planned for Anthem (scheduled to come later this month). One such new feature are the all-new Anthem Elysian Stronghold Caches. These chests are now placed at the end of strongholds and contain cosmetics (aka vanity items) such as emotes, vinyls, and graphics. Which is nice.…

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Fanbyte’s Best of February 2019

February…the shortest month but the greatest month??? I don’t know. For us, it was pretty great! We had Kiss Week, a five-day celebration of smooches which was so nice we think we’ll do it again next year! We also had some amazing content from our team of extraordinarily talented writers.…

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The Real-Life Inspiration for Anthem’s Fort Tarsis

In Anthem, Fort Tarsis is a frontier city used by the game’s Freelancers as a base of operations. While the gargantuan structure called “The Wall” protects the city itself, Freelancers are tasked with venturing out into the world on missions to get supplies, scout nearby areas, and ensure that no…

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Anthem Ranger Build Guide: Best Loadouts, Javelin Gear, Combos

The Anthem Ranger Javelin is something of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to the flying, armored suits of BioWare’s epic. It’s a balanced mix of offense and defense, compared to the game’s other Javelins, but that doesn’t make it any weaker than the rest. Ranger gear abilities are varied. You…

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Anthem Interceptor Build Guide: Best Loadouts, Javelin Gear, & Combos

Of the four Javelins available in Anthem, none evoke the aesthetic and feel of a stealth bomber better than the swift, sleek Interceptor class. Naturally, the best Anthem Interceptor loadouts are the ones that enhance that feeling, too. You want to glide and flip through the air like some sort of mecha-ballerina,…

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Anthem Colossus Build Guide: Best Loadouts, Javelin Gear, & Combos

The Colossus. The name says it all, doesn’t it? Colossus. Big, strong, towering, and powerful. Or as the kids say these days: Big Chungus. Well, the Colossus is the Chungus Javelin of Anthem. It’s certainly the tank of the game if there ever was one. But it’s not all about absorbing damage…

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