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The Fancies 2021: Fanbyte Community Picks

Community Picks include any game that prominent members of our community enjoyed this year, regardless of release date, genre, or format! (They’re really good, too. Last year’s list introduced me to some of my new favorites.) These goofballs genuinely made my year. Thanks to everyone who read, watched, kicked my ass…

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Bloodborne Demake Beats Any Kind of Bloodborne Port to Release in January

Why the hell isn’t Bloodborne on PC yet? More and more people are asking this! FROM Software’s PS4 exclusive action game has been locked to its original hardware while every genre-contemporary from the studio has made it to PC. It’s not like PS4 exclusives never come over, Sony has even established a…

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Who’s The Boss? Bloodborne’s Father Gascoigne

Whenever Japanese developer From Software is brought up, the “difficulty discourse” tends to come up as well. The studio behind the Souls franchise is notorious for its wildly challenging games that often force players to learn from their mistakes or die. With no difficulty tweaking options, From Software sends players…

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Why “Demakes” Fascinate Us in a World of Remakes

As hearsay continues to swirl that a remaster of From Software’s Bloodborne is in the works, a developer decided to move in the opposite direction and remade it as if it was a Legend of Zelda clone from 1994. Dubbed Yarntown, the “demake” transforms the lamplit streets of Yharnham into…

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7 Video Game Villains That Would Make Great Roommates

Since we’ve all been spending a lot of time stuck inside with whomever we live with lately, I’ve been contemplating what makes a good housemate. Neat, responsible, able to give others space, fun — these are good qualities for sharing a living space with other humans. I’ve also been replaying…

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Bloodborne Players Crowd-Document All 2300 Root Chalice Dungeons

Bloodborne fans either love or hate the Chalice Dungeons. Invoked by placing, of course, a Chalice and several materials, they allow players to take on a random combination of bosses and enemies — or at least, random to a degree. While it was previously thought that Root Chalice Dungeons, a…

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10 Game Voices Improved By H. Jon Benjamin

Visiting John DiMaggio’s IMDB page reveals how versatile the voice actor is. Over the years, the voice of Jake the Dog and Bender has lent his pipes to video games, as well. DiMaggio is perhaps most well-known in games spaces for his portrayal of Marcus Fenix, protagonist of the Gears of…

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A New Bloodborne & 4 Other Titles From Software Should Announce Next

After years of making action and mech games, From Software created Demon’s Souls: its punishing-yet-intricate twisted, fantasy opus. Instead of releasing a sequel, however, the studio made Dark Souls. That game imbued the concepts of Demon’s Souls into a darker, medieval setting. Bloodborne came soon after, ratcheting up the Souls games’ rhythms to fit into…

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Ween’s The Mollusk is the Perfect Soundtrack to Bloodborne: The Old Hunters

Not every game has werewolves and cosmic horrors and invisible demon babies and self-administered injections of what’s probably menstrual blood, so when a game does, it’s natural to want to dig into how they got there. Armchair Bloodborne theorists have drawn tired comparisons between the game and Kentaro Miura’s dark…

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The Science of Difficulty with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

FromSoftware has produced some of the most difficult games of recent memory and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. The discourse surrounding accessibility and difficulty is a vital one. The right answer here, of course, is accessibility is good. Period. That said, video producer Frank has put together this fascinating…

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3 Reasons I Bounced Off Soulsborne and How Sekiro Flips the Script

I’m a serial bouncer-offer of FromSoftware’s Dark Souls and Bloodborne games. I adore how bizarre these games are. I love this stuff. I don’t love playing these games, though, which is why I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and didn’t put it down a couple hours later with…

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A Brief History of Romance in Dark Souls

Bioware fans had a bit of a shock when it turned out that there was no romance in Anthem. With games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age featuring a whole host of arresting companions, it seemed odd that the studio would eschew one of the things that has become a…

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The Deeper Meaning of ‘Fashion Souls’ in Dark Souls and Bloodborne

Grimes’ gaming-inspired outfits are a familiar sight to her fans by now. In a recent Instagram post, the pop star and tastemaker wore a bulky pauldron strapped to one shoulder, molded into the shape of two grotesque faces. She wore vambraces made of clear plastic with golden filigree on her arms and a little black…

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Parallels: The Science of Jump Scares

It’s a great honor to debut our new show Parallels with the launch of the Fanbyte site. Parallels is here to trace the connections between the world and the virtual worlds we love to explore.  In the premiere episode, we’re looking at jump scares in video games just in time…

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Fallout 4 and Rocket League win big at BAFTA game awards

The annual award event hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has just wrapped up in London, with Fallout 4, Rocket League and Her Story earning major nods.

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15 most memorable creepy videogame soundtracks

Mood music for your Halloween

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