EGG WEEK

Best of Fanbyte April 2019

Today marks the end of April and, conveniently (unbelievably), Fanbyte’s six-month anniversary of existence. That, frankly, is incredible. We’re done a lot in our short time here and more and more it’s getting harder to choose a small percentage of our pieces to feature here. But alas, I have a…

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This Was: Egg Week 2019

What a celebration Egg Week was here at Fanbyte. Cracking open the finest oeuf stories in games and entertainment was our goal and with the help of our wonderful staff and freelancers, we accomplished just that. If you missed this amazing theme week, omelet you catch up! Chansey: A Review…

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One Dozen Magic: The Gathering Eggs, Reviewed

The sun may be setting on Egg Week here on Fanbyte, but there’s always enough day left for a little Magic: The Gathering, right? As the grand-pappy of all CCGs, Magic has been around for 26 or so years, and in that time pretty much anything you can think of has been turned…

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How Junichi Masuda Made Me A Murderer

I’ve loved the Pokémon games for almost my entire life, but they make me feel guilty. It’s not the core premise: I can live with the fact that the franchise is built around collecting, subjugating, and battling innocent creatures. No, there’s a deeper, more personal connection that haunts me every…

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Fleas: A Review

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A Dirty Lawyer’s Dozen of Bad Eggs: A List

Ryan Stevens presents Egg.

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Egg Mobile-H: A review

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The Most Rotten Eggs in Games

Eggs are often very useful in video games. You can use them to cook in Breath of the Wild, sell them for money and affection in Stardew Valley, and even use them to create death-defying elixirs in Tales of Berseria. However, there are also eggs that are not so helpful,…

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Creatures 2 Showed Us a Different Kind of Artificial Intelligence

The bubbly splashing of water heralds the start of a new world. Creatures 2 opens on the incubator room, golden-hued and filled with three-second audio loops I still hear in my sleep. A soft electrical hum, a low croak from a frog, the squeaky-toy chirp of a doozer, a gentle…

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All 5 Mega Bomberman Egg Kangaroos, Ranked

It’s Egg Week here at Fanbyte; a miraculous time where we each, in our own way, celebrate the indelible egg and all the blessings it has given us in our daily lives. And if you thought I wouldn’t use that as an excuse to talk about Bomberman, you obviously haven’t…

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Dizzy: A Review

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The Promised Neverland Challenges Our Relationship With Animals

I had no foreknowledge or expectations when I started watching The Promised Neverland. The show seems heartwarming at first, opening on a peaceful orphanage filled with smiling children that get along and play outside together. They all rely on Isabella, a woman they lovingly call “Mama,” for guidance and love.…

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Cracking the Egg, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Solas Romance

I have about 400 hours on Dragon Age: Inquisition alone, with another 100 across Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 combined. I have Dragon Age art hanging on my walls. I own every book and comic. I want to know where the hell the promised Funko Pops have gone.…

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Dragon Warrior Monsters Made Catching ’em All Horrifying

The story is a simple one. A girl is kidnapped in the middle of the night. A monster arrives to tell her brother that the only way to get her back is to follow him. Transported to a magical tree kingdom, the boy is informed that if he ever wants…

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Eggplant Wizard: A Review

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The 7 Very Worst Things to Come Out of Video Game Eggs

The video game world has an extremely tenuous relationship to actual biology. Most of Sonic’s friends are not the proper shapes or sizes of their real world counterparts. The citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom are some sort of primate/fungus hybrid. Real bandicoots absolutely do not wear jorts. Also, no one…

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Chansey: A Review

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