Here’s What Your Favorite Star Trek Characters are Playing on the Holodeck

The characters of Star Trek play video games constantly. When seeking refuge from the day-to-day tedium of steering a ship through the stars to discover new places, people, and things, they hop into this thing called the Holodeck (or Holosuite, if you’re playing the arcade version at a bar) and do…

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I’m Writing This So I Can Claim a $450 Disco Elysium Jacket on My Taxes

For a long time, apparel based on video games wasn’t particularly well-designed. That didn’t stop some of us from lusting over it, though — I remember staring longingly at an Ocarina of Time pocket watch in a Nintendo Power catalogue that was never to be mine. Things started to change when…

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The Case for Skeuomorphism in Video Games

Familiarity enables access. As a millennial, I’ve grown up online  — computers aren’t difficult for me to parse and use for basic tasks. An older audience, however, is accustomed to different tools. How do we reconcile this gap in experience where it concerns digital interfaces? Software developers of the late…

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The Fancies 2021: The Fanbyte Mod Squad’s Game of the Year Lists

The Fanbyte community moderators decided to share some of their favorite games (and their favorite stories about them) from the year! Take a look below for their choices.   Plants vs Zombies (2009) Taylor: Yeah, you’re reading that right. The one from 2009. This year I got an Xbox Series…

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The Fancies 2021: Fūnk-é’s Games of the Year 2021

Sweet! We made it to the end. I’m glad we got through this. The year 2021 started off rough for me. My cat Joemama, one of my best friends in the world, passed away suddenly in January. I’ve dealt with death before, but only as a child, tangentially saying goodbye…

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The Fancies 2021: John Warren’s Top 10 Games of the Year

In a year I promised myself I’d play more Final Fantasy XIV to prepare for Endwalker, I ended up playing everything besides the best MMO on the market today. It’s not that XIV isn’t great, nor that I don’t want to see it to its magnificent conclusion. It’s more that…

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