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The Playdate Invokes a Better Bygone Era of Handhelds

The Playdate is an irresistible little thing more of us at Fanbyte have gotten our mitts on in the past few weeks. For this week’s Thanks for the Knowledge podcast, I sat down with two proponents of the device, featured contributor Fūnk-é Joseph and podcast producer Paul Tamayo, to check…

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The Case for Skeuomorphism in Video Games

Familiarity enables access. As a millennial, I’ve grown up online  — computers aren’t difficult for me to parse and use for basic tasks. An older audience, however, is accustomed to different tools. How do we reconcile this gap in experience where it concerns digital interfaces? Software developers of the late…

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Playdate Delayed After Battery Issue Discovered During Manufacturing

As companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Valve have all been struggling with supply shortages, thus delaying console launches and manufacturing, it seemed only a matter of time that Panic would announce it’s pushing back the launch of the Playdate. But as it turns out, it wasn’t an issue of shortages,…

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Panic Announces Price and Pre-Order Window for Playdate Handheld

Panic hosted its first Playdate Update video showcase to share new information on its upcoming handheld device. The 15-minute digital presentation covered various Playdate news, including a first look at the games launching as part of its first season of games, pre-order information, and a look at the device’s first…

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Fanbyte Week in Review 5/24/19

We’ve posted the pilotyest pilot we could pilot with Fanbyte Week in Review. We wanted a video show to wrap up the events of the week and here it is! Join EIC John Warren, Content Editor Dillon Skiffington, Social Media Specialist Niki Grayson, and Senior Video Producer Ryan Stevens as they…

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The Playdate is a Handheld Beauty Powered By Indies

Today games publisher Panic (publisher of Firewatch) unveiled the Playdate: a new handheld game player that will come with 12 indie titles, released one by one each week. The new system was unveiled via Twitter thread and an official website for the product. Panic still publishes games like the upcoming Untitled Goose…

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