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8 More of the Best (and Worst) Switch Ports on the Market

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are upon us, but with stock in short supply, many of us are left playing our PS4 copies of Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The new (dystopian) future has arrived alongside the new consoles, and as frame rates and loading times improve, it’s hard not…

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Alleged GOTY Contender Doom Eternal is Coming to Switch Next Week

Doom Eternal, the sequel to the much-beloved 2016 reboot of the shooter franchise, is coming to Switch, and it’s actually going to be here fairly soon. Bethesda announced that Doom Eternal will be coming to Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid next week on December 8 so you can take iD Software’s latest on…

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How PlayStation 5’s Instant Loading Could Change Video Game Storytelling

Ever since details of the PlayStation 5’s proprietary SSD were revealed in 2019, the impact of this new technological milestone has been largely described in terms of convenience. The ability to access data at roughly 100 times the speed of the PlayStation 4 means less time looking at loading screens and…

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Fanbyte Evening News May 4, 2020

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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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 61: A Coat Full of UMDs

This week on Fanwidth, your usual hosts are left to their own devices again. This inevitably leads to talk about fucking aliens, philosopher kings, and LiveJournal. But that’s not all! I promise we actually talk about video games, and that all these topics are relevant to things like Final Fantasy…

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Fanbyte Morning News April 20, 2020

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Doom Eternal Composer isn’t Too Happy With the Mixing of His Score

Mick Gordon, the score composer for both 2016’s Doom and its 2020 sequel Doom Eternal says he doesn’t plan to work on another game in the series, and it appears it’s because a majority of the music for Eternal was mixed by someone other than him, and he’s unhappy with the final…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 57: THE TIME OF DOUG

We’ll give you five guesses to figure out which 90s Disney cartoons we talk about this week! Or maybe you want to know why it’s raining ash in New York City? And should you, or should you not, want to fuck a cartoon? Find the answers to life’s greatest questions…

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12 Video Games You Can Play to Ease Your Anxiety During Quarantine

Hi, hello. It’s been a rough last few weeks, hasn’t it? Chances are you had enough to worry about before a global pandemic. And now, you’ve been thrust into a world in which the extremely valid problems you were stressing over probably feel distant compared to how they are now. You’re…

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The Demonology of DOOM Eternal

When you picture a demon, what do you see? Because despite their prevalence in media, there’s no real definitive description of a citizen of hell in most major religions. Some might look like regular people, like Michael from the Good Place. Others might have cartoonishly devilish features, like Hellboy’s red…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 56: That Deep Nook Lore

The Fanwidth gang may be afraid to go outside, but the same can’t be said of our Animal Crossing villagers! This week, while one of us recovers from a real-life illness, the rest took a virtual vacation to the island of Tom Nook. The latest and potentially greatest Animal Crossing…

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Ignore Doom 3 at Your Own Peril

In 2016 Doom was back with bright colors, cartoonish demons, gore, speed and violence. Players and critics alike hailed it as the long-awaited return of a series that lost its identity with its previous game, Doom 3 (2004). But Doom 3 is a real Doom episode: it explores lesser known…

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DOOM Eternal Review Podcast: Hell Isn’t Other People, It’s Just This Guy

Danielle and Steven convene to review DOOM Eternal: the latest, greatest demon killing simulation this side of Dante’s Inferno. Earth has gone to Hell and it’s up to the Doomguy to stop the invasion. But besides a fresh coat of paint, what makes this all that different from the 2016…

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DOOM Eternal Tips Guide – 10 Things the Game Doesn’t Tell You

DOOM Eternal is no joke — which is why we’ve put together these essential DOOM Eternal tips for players on all difficulty levels! The game is a good deal harder than its predecessor, with frantic action and tons of enemies in any given battle. But it’s not impossible to mitigate…

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East Coast Office Hours 5: New York John

We have one Brooklyn gal and one LA guy on the east coast podcast today, so let’s call it a meeting of the coasts! A virtual meeting, importantly, as Fanbyte Editors John Warren and Danielle Riendeau discuss life in our current reality, keeping our dogs clean from pandemic pets, apocalypse…

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Fanbyte Evening News March 18, 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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Gamestop Cancelling Midnight Launch Events Indefinitely

It seems that even the capitalists on the bridge of the S.S. Gamestop are willing to concede the dangers of cramming 50 or more people into tiny strip mall suites, as cities nationwide continue shutting down non-essential businesses and/or instituting shelter-in-place orders amid the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the novel…

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Fanbyte Morning News March 17, 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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East Coast Office Hours 4: Yodas, Goblins, Roald

Today, the east coast crew of Fanbyte: Features and Trending Editor merritt k, and soon-to-be-EIC Danielle Riendeau discuss the fun of launching a new sports podcast when all the sports are cancelled, a Destiny podcast when considering the future of the series, and whether Yodas are goblins. We’re also excited…

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Doom Eternal Preview: ‘This is our Evil Dead II.’

id Software’s 2016 reboot of its flagship demon-slaying franchise, Doom, was anything but a chill time. When players weren’t dismembering, disemboweling, or chainsawing demons down the middle, they were sprinting and dodging to keep from suffering the same fate. The game’s core loop revolved around moving and killing quickly to keep health, ammo,…

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