38 Video Game Name Ideas for the Folks at Square Enix

Square Enix Sony hosted a State of Play today, which was conveniently timed right after eight more women came forward as part of a harassment lawsuit against the company, and also right after they announced that they were stopping sales of all of their games, hardware, and services in Russia in…

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Elden Ring Puts Rubber Stamped Open World Games to Shame

I never know how much time I have. Previous From Software games feature parades of NPCs — representatives of worlds twisting in on themselves, literally and figuratively — in hidden alcoves and corners of safety. My ability to push on that world, by slaying giants and cracking frosted-shut gates, might…

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The Fancies 2021: Some of Imran’s Top Games of the Year

I don’t think we have enough appreciation for how weird 2021 has been for video games — or really anything. That anything came out this year is a small miracle; that enough really good things came out this year to fill a list, much less the list of 50 games…

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The Fancies 2021: The Cool Mike’s Top 10 Games of the Year

Have I been at Fanbyte long enough to do one of these? It was a tumultuous year for me professionally, and that’s extended into the games that I had a chance to play. I went from reviewing most of the biggest games at USgamer to leaning toward hardware and apps…

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The Fancies 2021: LB Hunktears’ Games of the Year

Game of the Year, Period, 2021: Wildermyth The reason Wildermyth is my game of the year is pretty simple: it does nothing I don’t like. It’s beautifully balanced. Tonally, it’s the perfect fantasy adventure game — the stakes feel high, but not stressfully so. Sad things happen, and they feel…

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A Squid Game Inspired Mode is Coming to PUBG Mobile

Surprising nobody after that whole Among Us mode teased earlier in the year, next week, PUBG Mobile will welcome a mode that’s clearly inspired by Netflix’s latest mega-hit show, the Korean thriller Squid Game — specifically the deadly game of Red Light, Green Light featured in its first episode. Technically…

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