DISCO ELYSIUM

The Legend of Dick Kicking

In this week’s podcast transcript of Channel F, the Video Game Podcast About Video Games™, Danielle, Nerium and merritt assemble for another week of discussions, diatribes, deadly decisions and desktop villages (simulated). Oh, and Dick Kicking, obviously. Goes without saying. Dick Kicking. In our first segment, the gang recounts their…

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Ranking Mystery Games by How Much Detective Work You Actually Get To Do

I possess a curious talent. Sit me in front of a thriller, and I’ll tell you how it ends. It doesn’t take long; a quarter of the way in, maybe, and I’ll know who the killer is, who’s lying, who’s having an affair with whom. It’s a curse, really. Clearly,…

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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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The Top 10 Nerd Culture Related Wrestling Fan Signs of 2021

Having already written about video game signs this year, Botchamania creator Maffew was asked to survey the field and determine the ten best wrestling/nerd culture cross over signs.  A lot of these signs are self-serving and irrelevant to the action happening in front of the wrestling which….is half the fun, but…

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The Top 7 Crossovers I Want to See in Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter is no stranger to crossovers. World featured costumes from Capcom games like Street Fighter, Mega Man, and Devil May Cry, but also more elaborate tie-ins with other properties — Geralt from The Witcher falls through a portal and hangs out with the hunters for a while, and a Final Fantasy XIV boss features as a high-level…

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LISTS

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Is as Good as Ever, but Not a Different Game

Everything Steven wrote in their original Disco Elysium review for Fanbyte holds true in its newly updated Final Cut. You’re still a drunk, amnesiac cop who wakes up in the run-down, capitalist world left behind after a failed communist revolution. That world is still abrasive on its surface but layered underneath with humor and beauty.…

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REVIEWS

This Week in News is Electronic and Acoustic

Welcome to This Week in News, where we summarize all the week’s biggest news with an option to dive deeper if you want to know more. Blizzard Entertainment Is Hiring for an Unannounced AAA Multiplayer Game – Blizzard is seemingly looking for talent to help build another multiplayer game which…

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NEWS

Musical Food, Spy Thrillers, and Console Disco Elysium Headline PlayStation Indies Showcase

Today, Sony spotlighted several independent games coming to PlayStation platforms as part of the PlayStation Indies initiative led by Shuhei Yoshida. These spotlights were rolled out throughout the day, so we gathered them all up in one place in case you missed any of seven games shown off. Operation: Tango…

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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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FEATURES

West Coast Office Hours: This Podcast is 4.5 Quibis Long

You can download this episode directly right here. Otherwise, check out the player above, or head to iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts. While you’re there, consider rating us or leaving a review. It helps. Seriously!

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PODCASTS

Fanbyte Morning News April 7, 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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Disco Elysium is Coming to Switch and We Have to Live in a World Where That’s Not Out Yet

I’ve been waiting for last year’s Disco Elysium, the dialogue-driven RPG by ZA/UM, to come to consoles since it launched on PC at the end of last year. Originally, my plan was to just hold off until it came to PlayStation 4, but in an interview with BBC 5live’s ‘Game On’…

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History, Life, and Death in ‘Disco Elysium’

Disco Elysium’s world is a corpse. The symptoms of its ongoing decomposition can be seen everywhere, creeping upon the shoulders of every character, reflected by the wild, fragmented expressionism of the protagonist’s mind. It emerges from a well-spring of nothingness, the chemically-bound erasure of a past self whose denial is nonetheless…

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Think, Drink, and Fail Through New Disco Elysium Hardcore Mode

Part of the praise for Disco Elysium, a late 2019 Game of the Year contender, is that its gameplay is hilariously frustrating. Now, ZA/UM wants to take a little bit of that humor in failure away. (Unless you really like pain.) Now available for download, Disco Elysium’s new “Hardcore Mode”…

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NEWS

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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