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The 10 Best Horror Games You Can Play on PlayStation Plus Premium

It’s tricky to find the best horror games on PlayStation Plus Premium With the launch of PlayStation Plus Premium. Players now have access to over 300 different games from a variety of different Sony consoles. This can make the service a little overwhelming, as no one wants to waste time…

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GUIDES

The Fancies 2021: Dillon Skiffington Breaks the Rules Again

I’m going to go ahead and rip the Band-Aid off right now — my game of the year lists are always a bit strange. As a guide writer, I get far too into a couple of games per year (many of which never end) and spend five to ten hours…

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FEATURES

Remedy’s Control Gets a Multiplayer Spinoff and Possibly More

When it came out in 2019, Control had one of the most intriguing universes among Remedy Entertainment’s portfolio, to say nothing of the wider video game fiction in general. Since its release and two major pieces of DLC, Remedy has said that the team is moving on to their next big…

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Despite Claims it Was Impossible, Control: Ultimate Edition Was Briefly Available to Season Pass Owners

I truly feel sorry for whatever social media manager is running any channels associated with Remedy’s Control today, as the situation with the game’s free next-gen upgrade has gotten a bit stickier after publisher 505 Games seemingly did the thing it claimed it couldn’t: upgraded people to the game’s Ultimate Edition for free,…

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505 Explains It Had to Decide Who to Exclude With Control’s Next-Gen Upgrade Restrictions

After the studio announced that Control’s next-gen upgrade would be limited to people who buy the game’s “Ultimate Edition,” Remedy and 505 Games have responded to backlash regarding the exclusion of fans who bought the original version of the game in this deal. Through a post on the game’s official website,…

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Control’s Free Next-Gen Upgrade Comes With a Catch

With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X a few months away (three months, in the case of the Xbox Series X), several developers and publishers are looking for ways to incentivize moving into the next generation by allowing people who own games on older systems to upgrade to next-gen…

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Bugsnax and Other Stuff, Probably, Shown During Today’s State of Play

Sony hosted another State of Play presentation today, and at the outset, it was confirmed that this will be all about third-party games on PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, with the occasional PlayStation 5 announcement. So let’s all keep that in mind and be chill as we dive into everything they…

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The 6 Chunkiest Video Games Featuring Retrofuturist Tech

“Retrofuture” is a strange term. Contradictory, it asks us to imagine what tomorrow might look like through the lens of yesterday. This strangeness brings something else into focus: the fact that “the future” is always rooted in history. When we talk about the future, we’re not just referring to some point in time,…

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LISTS

Fanbyte Morning News March 26, 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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PODCASTS

Fanbyte Evening News March 13, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this evening’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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PODCASTS

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Control’s Threshold Kids

Control was one of the most beloved games of 2019 around these parts. It was my #2 game of the year, and it sure did pretty well on other folks’ lists and in our myriad end of year coverage. So much of what makes the game special is its world:…

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PODCASTS

Fanbyte’s Game of the Year 2019 Awards

Another difficult year in the world was met with another year’s worth of great games. Fanbyte’s Game of the Year 2019 awards are here to celebrate the ones that challenged us to think about that world, made us laugh, made us cry, or simply filled a void when we needed…

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PODCASTS

My New Year’s Resolution is to Let Fewer Games Waste My Time

I know a lot of people who have gaming-related New Year’s resolutions, and usually that means they want to beat a certain number of games in a year, or they want to reach certain milestones in specific ones. But in the final weeks of 2019, I’ve realized I want to…

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Niki’s Top 10 Games of 2019

Wowee. 2019’s over. Can you believe it? I can’t. When I started this year, I was playing games for fun while doing asinine shit like running the Disney Princess YouTube channel. Now, I play games for work while doing asinine shit on Late Lunch, which airs live every Monday, Wednesday,…

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FEATURES

Fanbyte’s Games of the Decade: Missing the Cut Part 1

Hello and welcome to Fanbyte’s extremely labored and entirely correct weeklong celebration/discussion of the best games of the decade 2010-2019! We’ll have a podcast every day this week, with the first three being discussion about what should make the top 50 and two days of counting down our list. We…

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PODCASTS

Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 44: The Minions Breeding Pits

Danielle is out sick this week, leaving Niki, merritt, and Steven to their own devices. Things naturally go off the rails almost immediately as merritt explains the timeline of The Young Pope and the upcoming New Pope. Thankfully, Niki finally beat Control, meaning he can talk about some of its…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 43: This Is Just a Bionicle

Welcome back to the wonderful world of Fanwidth, the Fanbyte video game podcast. merritt takes over hosting duties these week, and the conversation predictably turns towards Pokemon as a result. That’s not all, though! Niki and Danielle have finally given Control a chance and decided they might love it. Steven…

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Epic Fronted over $10 Million for Control’s Exclusivity

505 Games, the publisher of Remedy Entertainment’s paranormal action thriller Control, has made explicit the details of its exclusivity agreement with the Epic Games Store. According to an Italian disclosure (warning: PDF link) from 505 Games’ parent company Digital Bros, Epic forked over 9.49 million Euro, or $10.49 million, for the…

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Fanwidth Episode 31: Basketball Magic on Planet Moon

Niki, merritt, and Steven all get together this week to discuss the hottest new releases in games. No, really! It’s a jam-packed episode of discussion about Borderlands 3, Control, Daemon X Machina, NBA 2K20, and… Well, the new DuckTales show isn’t a game, but it does seem very good. We…

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Help, I Chose Borderlands 3 Over Control This Weekend

We only have so much time, so much shelf space, so much money to spend on games. In a games industry-adjacent job where I’m finding myself with less and less time to dive into new games, I’m often firing up games I’ve already sunk a ton of time into. Recently,…

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