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The Fancies 2021: John Warren’s Top 10 Games of the Year

In a year I promised myself I’d play more Final Fantasy XIV to prepare for Endwalker, I ended up playing everything besides the best MMO on the market today. It’s not that XIV isn’t great, nor that I don’t want to see it to its magnificent conclusion. It’s more that…

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

Games! Oh my god, games. These games rule. 10. Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective Were you into Where’s Waldo books as a kid? Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is like one of those come to life — in fact, it’s an adaptation of a Japanese series of books with a similar premise…

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What’s the Best Kind of Game to Just Hang Out With?

We play games for a lot of reasons — to challenge ourselves, to be immersed in a fictional world, to compete with other people. Sometimes, games can just be an excuse to hang out and chat with a friend or family member. Some games are designed for this kind of…

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Streets of Rage 4’s New Survival Mode Might Be My GOTY

Streets of Rage 4 arrived in 2020 to test the limits of my games industry prognostication instincts. I thought surely, all these years later and without much of the team that made the original trilogy so slick, so cool, and so catchy, developer/publisher Dotemu and company wouldn’t be able to…

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REVIEWS

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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John Takes to the Streets of Rage | Fanbyte Plays Streets of Rage 4

The original Mr. X of video games might not be back in Streets of Rage 4, but John has returned to one of his most beloved series! It’s the beat ’em up with the all the beats. It’s the suplex city that looks awfully pretty! But how does our most…

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VIDEOS

Streets of Rage 4 Review Podcast: Playing All the Hits

It’s time to take to the streets… We’ve got ourselves a Streets of Rage 4 review hot off the sizzling sewer grates and ready for your ears! Editor at Large John Warren stops by to talk about the series’ legacy (and music), and how well it’s been translated into this…

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PODCASTS

Streets of Rage 4 Tips Guide – 14 Things the Game Doesn’t Tell You

Streets of Rage 4 is the long-awaited follow-up to the legendary Sega Genesis/Master Drive brawler series of the same name. The beat-em-up is a fairly straightforward affair, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a bunch of neat little tricks that’ll help you and your crew stay alive. Here are 14…

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Fanbyte Morning News April 17, 2020

You can download this episode directly right here. Otherwise, check out the player above, or head to iTunes and Spotify. While you’re there, consider rating us or leaving a review. It helps. Seriously!

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NEWS

Streets of Rage 4 Has a Real Release Date Now, and It’s Soon

While the eShop listing for Streets of Rage 4 might have given a false release date last week, the real one wasn’t far behind, and it is certainly close enough to not pick at any wounds. 26 years after the last installment, Streets of Rage 4 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4,…

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Fanbyte Morning News April 8, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this morning’s news! Direct link here or use the embed above. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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Streets of Rage 4 Might Be Really Close, According to eShop [UPDATE]

Update: As it turns out, the release date that was on the eShop is actually false, but everything else that was on the eShop listing was true, including the inclusion of old music and retro versions of its characters. You can check all of that out in the newest trailer:…

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Streets of Rage 4’s Floyd Brings Multiplayer Announcements in His Big, Strong Metal Arms

We’re still a bit of time away from the launch of Streets of Rage 4, the first game in the beat-em-up series since 1994. However, to satiate your appetite, its final playable character has been revealed and he brings with him announcements about how you’ll be able to clean up…

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PAX West 2019: Streets of Rage 4 is a True Sequel

Video games are all about fantasy. The fantasy upon which beat-em-ups like the Streets of Rage series rest is, what if you could beat the living hell out of an entire city and also, eating whole roast chickens cured knife wounds. Streets of Rage 4 looks to stay true to the genre’s basic formula,…

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The Coolest Games We Saw at PAX South 2019

This last weekend was PAX South: the games industry’s annual sojourn to the Lone Star State. Amid the queso bowls and ample discussion of the Riverwalk, there were also some pretty rad games to see. Many of which were from smaller studios or independent developers! Since everyone was nice enough to come…

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LISTS

How Streets of Rage 4 Will Update a Classic Formula

The last Streets of Rage game came out in 1994, and a lot has changed since then. The brawler genre, or beat ’em up—where Streets of Rage was the high watermark—seemingly didn’t make the jump into the third dimension. The fantastic series has been absent ever since. But now two studios in…

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