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10 Games That Should’ve Won the Grammy for Best Video Game Score

The Grammy Awards, which annually recognizes the year’s best in music, has finally added a dedicated category for Best Video Game Score. This comes just after 8-Bit Big Band won an award for Best Arrangement with their version of “Meta Knight’s Revenge” from Kirby Super Star. The award is a…

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10 Games That Should've Won the Grammy for Best Video Game Score

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Paradise Killer, One of 2020’s Best Games, Adds New Content and Platforms

Paradise Killer, a serious contender for my 2020 game of the year and favorite murder mystery ever, is headed to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on March 16, along with versions for last gen’s PS4 and Xbox One. Publisher Fellow Traveller and developer Kaizen Game Works also revealed additional…

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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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Cold Cases: On Framing, Freedom, and Failure in Mystery Games

When it comes to solving a mystery, I think Persona 4 distills the idea into the purest form I’ve seen it represented in a video game. After a murderer has killed two women in the small town of Inaba, Yu Narukami and his friends have spent the past few months…

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Natalie Flores’s Game of the Year 2020 List

As Samara once said in Mass Effect 2, “I am a ruined vessel of sorrow and regret, but I am free.” With this Game of the Year list, I will be free. Y’all, I am so very tired after 2020. This was a hellish year that was made so much…

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Fūnk-é Joseph’s Game of the Year 2020 List

We did it gamers. 2020 is almost over. I can’t believe it. And while it was definitely a wack year, I didn’t entirely hate it! The world has been exploding. We all made a shift towards a more online-centric way of life. It’s bittersweet; I like not having to walk through the snow…

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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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Game Maker’s Toolkit Releases Annual Analysis on Accessibility in Games

On Dec. 11, Game Maker’s Toolkit released an 18-minute video on the accessibility of games released this year. Mark Brown prefaces that he played more than 50 of the biggest games released in 2020 to examine a wide range of accessibility options, from controls to subtitles and difficulty. To try…

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Games of 2020 As Pokemon

The Pathless Final Fantasy VII Remake Hades Gears Tactics Ghost of Tsushima Paradise Killer Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War The Last of Us Part II Persona 5 Royal        Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

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Building Paradise: The Philosophy Behind Paradise Killer

Paradise Killer, the first project from independent development studio Kaizen Game Works, is one of the most confident games I’ve ever played. And yet, when I ask its developers about what part of Paradise Killer they felt most confident about leading up to its release, they struggle to name anything…

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I Did Not Care About Vinyls Until a Paradise Killer Vinyl Was Announced

I’ve watched as many of my close friends have succumbed to the temptation of vinyl records over the last few years. I don’t think most of them would consider themselves audiophiles, but they love collecting vinyl records of their favorite video game soundtracks. I’ve managed to resist getting into them,…

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Paradise Killer Deserves to Be as Confident as It Feels

I can’t help seeing Paradise Killer, Kaizen Game Works’ debut title, as one of the most confident games I’ve ever played. It’s loud and exuberant, relentless in its eccentricity and style — so much that it was initially off-putting. The contrast between its complicated, shrouded mystery and its glamour and…

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