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Fanbyte’s Game of the Year 2020 Podcast Day 4: Games That Defined 2020

It’s Game of the year 2020 time. For real! Day four of our deliberations winds down the week with the closest thing we have to a main contender for GOTY 2020: the games that defined the year for us here on the staff. These are the titles that meant the…

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Niki Grayson’s Game of the Year List 2020

Aye. It’s Niki. I’m here to tell you about my favorite video games from the year of our lord 2020. Even though the year was an absolute fucking tire fire, Big Video Game™ managed to release some good video game products. This was also a big year for the website…

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THE 2020 JORDIE AWARDS

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 46th annual 2020 Jordie Awards. I’m your host, the frog/whale mafia boss from Mirai Sentai Timeranger, and it is my genuine pleasure to be here with all of you tonight. Let’s begin. Best Live Game Winner: Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Honorable Mention: Destiny 2:…

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merritt k’s Game of the Year 2020 List

This year I realized I basically only like two kinds of games: live service/arcade titles with no clear ending that let me chill out with my friends online, and tightly-paced experiences that take a few hours max. The Last of Us Part 2? Cyberpunk 2077? Never heard of her! 10. Destiny 2: Beyond…

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John Warren’s Game of the Year 2020 List

I played a lot of games this year, which doesn’t sound like a huge accomplishment for someone who works at Video Game Website, but my role really changed at the tail end of 2019 and I wasn’t sure how much time I’d have. Still, you’ll notice that a lot of…

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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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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 071: The Danny Phantom Incident

Get ready for a nice, smooth week of podcast discussion as the crew jumps straight into dental hygiene. Okay, so maybe we don’t talk about games right away this week, but we get to them eventually! And the results are awfully fun and friendly as the crew dives deep on…

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Fuser Is a Rhythm Game for the Spotify Era

When I spoke with the developers over at Harmonix about their upcoming “rhythm-action” game Fuser, they did all of the things a development team does during one of these E3-style meetings. They told us about their goals (“make music more accessible”). They told us about their inspirations (“Each game at…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 53: The Decompression Chamber

Your regular Fanwidth podcast crew is back again this week after a very, very long trip to PAX East. It’s a short and pretty relaxed episode this week, as we let our brains recover from the absolute hell we put them through during the Boston show. As such, we talk…

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Fanbyte Does PAX East 2020: Day Four

We made it, friends. We made it all the way through PAX East 2020, and oh, the sights we saw! John played Maneater, a game about being a terrifying shark that eats beach-goers. Danielle and Steven had a wild PAX experience with a demo of SoundSelf, designer Robin Arnott’s semi-experimental…

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Fanbyte Does PAX East 2020: Day Three

Ok, we’ll admit it. By day three of PAX East 2020, the intrepid crew has started to lose their minds a little bit. But that didn’t stop them from presenting a panel at the show today, and playing tons of games, including perspective puzzler Moncage, far-out Everspace 2, satirical firefighting…

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Harmonix Returns With Fuser, a Festival DJ Mixing Game

Harmonix Music Systems, the melodic studio known for such classics as Guitar Hero, Dance Central, Rock Band, and Amplitude, is back with a new jam that seeks to recreate the thrill of cramming parts of songs into other parts of songs, like so much musical peanut butter and chocolate. Fuser…

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