Games Like Destiny 2 — Warframe, Borderlands, Final Fantasy XIV

If you’re a fan of Destiny 2 and looking to give something new a shot, there are a lot of other games that scratch similar itches. Here are seven games like Destiny 2 that you might want to check out on your next break from fighting the Hive. 1. Warframe Probably the closest…

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Ranking 6 Video Game Crews Based On Their Ability to Sing a Sea Shanty

There aren’t a lot of ways to pass the time when you’re apart of a video game crew. Typically your crew just stands around doing nothing while waiting for the protagonist to solve all of their issues. It’s a good life, but a very boring one. So what’s the best…

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Numbers Go Up 8: Escaton Judgement

Steven and Collin are back sans our usual host merritt k, whose internet was unfortunately sick this week. Instead they are accompanied by a fact checker that lives inside a computer, which isn’t entirely dissimilar to the classic PBS program Ghostwriter, though the computer ghost on that show never had…

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Numbers Go Up 6: All About That Haunted Energy

This week is light on big news, so we dig a little deeper outside our usual wheelhouse. Farming in Path of Exile, the Old West in Borderlands, and colors in Diablo 4 all get some love (and hate). What is it that makes a good, fun loot game? That’s the…

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PODCASTS

Numbers Go Up 1: Good Night (For Now) EDZ

In case you missed it last week, we’ve decided to relaunch and rebrand Good Morning EDZ as Numbers Go Up! This new and improved version of your weekly Destiny podcast isn’t just about Destiny anymore. Instead, your hosts will cover a variety of loot-based games ranging from Warframe, to Monster…

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Fanbyte Morning News April 1, 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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Gearbox CEO Reportedly Tells Financially-Slighted Devs They Can Quit if They’re Unhappy

Kotaku is reporting that developers over at Gearbox Software won’t be receiving royalty bonuses equivalent to what they were promised for the development of Borderlands 3. For some context here, Borderlands 3 sold about 8 million copies according to publisher Take-Two, which touted these numbers out an earnings call back in…

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Yeah, a Gay Wedding With Shooting and Looting Checks Out for Borderlands 3

Full disclosure: I’ve not played Borderlands 3. In fact, my most vivid memories of the Borderlands franchise are from Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands (secretly the studio’s best game). But based on what I know, a wedding being punctuated by a lot of looting and shooting sounds about right for…

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Borderlands 3 February Patch Brings Level Cap Raise, Endgame Tweaks

We’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of Borderlands 3’s announcement, which was awkwardly executed at PAX East 2019 in late March. Since then, players dove into the worlds and lore of the fan-favorite franchise. Now, five months later, it looks like Gearbox isn’t done delivering the experience. Borderlands 3…

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How To Get Loads Of Free Borderlands 3 In-Game Loot This Holiday

‘Tis the season to be jolly — and merrily grab a ton of loot in Borderlands 3. Luckily, you don’t need to do too much slaying and hunting to get some of what Gearbox is offering this holiday season, in the form of SHiFT codes galore. (And some Borderlands 3 Amazon…

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Borderlands 3 Drops “Day 60” Patch With New Content, Balances & Fixes

While the most dedicated Borderlands 3 fans wait for the upcoming campaign DLC, the team at Gearbox was preparing to drop what they called on stream the “Day 60” patch. Every player got a little something in yesterday’s patch. For end-game players, that means more ways to challenge themselves through Mayhem…

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Borderlands 3’s First Story DLC Lets You Wreck Handsome Jack’s Casino

After the most recent Halloween event, Borderlands 3 is continuing their rollout of new content. This time, the Season Pass holders will be getting their first DLC treat, with their first new campaign content. “Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot” is arriving in mid-December, and it looks like a dazzling…

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Borderlands 3 Zane Builds Guide – Under Cover Tank/Support Build

Perhaps the best part of Borderlands 3 is the customization of its heroes. Okay, maybe shooting hordes of bandits, skags, and guardians is the best part, but discovering builds is a close second. Of the four playable characters, Zane the Operative is arguably the most versatile, with a balanced skill…

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Borderlands 3 Mayhem on Twitch Event Week 4 Guide – Anointed Gear & ECHOcast Features

All this month, Gearbox has been celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the original Borderlands with week-long events and in-game goodies for Borderlands 3. Festivities kicked off with a bump in Legendary loot drops and continued with increased spawns for rare enemies. Last week Gearbox turned up the Eridium rewards. This week’s…

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Nothing Really Matters, Anyone Can See, Every Game’s a Roguelike to Me

In online gaming communities, gamers can sometimes get a bit pedantic with their genre labels, occasionally to an obnoxious extent. It’s one of the immutable laws of the internet: scroll through the comments on any article or forum thread that mentions a hyper-specific descriptor such as “Metroidvania” or ‘Souls-like,” and…

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Go To Heck In Borderlands 3’s Bloody Harvest Halloween Event

Already, Borderlands 3 is getting into the festive spirit with not only its first event, but also the first seasonal one. And with it being Halloween, a gamer favorite, they’ve brought in some nifty content for this one, titled Bloody Harvest. This event gives players the chance to earn what…

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Borderland 3’s First Major Patch Is Out — Here’s What Got Changed

Was Borderlands 3 more like buggy-lands to you? 2K is hoping their first major patch, or their “Day 15” patch, as they’re calling it, will make your experience more rad. And just in time, because their Bloody Harvest event is just around the corner. For instance, Borderlands 3 was struggling to keep along…

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An Awful Borderlands 3 Glitch Ruins the Best Boss Fight in the Game

Borderlands 3 is not a very polished game. To its credit, developer Gearbox Software has been addressing the various glitches, bugs, and balance issues with hotfixes. These mini updates apply to the game directly — without the need to download them through the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, or what-have-you. However, the…

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Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest DLC Update – Event Guide & Details

Do you like loot shooters? How about limited-time events in your loot shooters? Well, like ’em or not, they’re pretty much here to stay for the foreseeable future. Such is the case of the first free Borderlands 3 DLC. It’s a free Halloween event in the spirit (ooh, spoooooky) of The Zombie Island…

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PSA: Skip Side Quests Until You Reach the Borderlands 3 Endgame

Borderlands 3 has been out for exactly one week. I only managed to beat the admittedly beefy campaign myself last night, and that was after skipping most of the side quests. It was a good thing I did, too. Every enemy, repeatable boss fight, and side quest become much more rewarding…

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