TWITTER

How a Clip From Stray Got Me Banned From Twitter

I am currently on vacation. It’s been nice, I get to sleep in a lot, no one asks for my opinion on video game news (besides No. 3 Games Journalist Jeff Grubb), and I get to just play games rather than critically evaluate them for work. One of those games…

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FEATURES

Shang Tsung Can Absolutely Get It

We had another very special episode of You Love To See It last week, since I was sick, and my esteemed co-host Fernanda took over the reigns. She wrote and recorded a new intro to a fantastic Mortal Kombat (1995) movie review, co-starring Rodrigo (her perma-crush and husband). Fernanda writes:…

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PODCASTS

Revisiting Inglorious Basterds in 2022

Content warning: as we discuss a movie expressly about the nazi occupation, this piece (and the embedded podcast) carry a content warning for violence, anti-semitism, racism, and really, everything related to nazi Germany and the holocaust. We’re going strong through Spring Fling Month here on You Love To See It…

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Drinking in the Good Stuff with Only Lovers Left Alive

This week on You Love To See It (Fanbyte’s premiere movie rewatch podcast), Fernanda and I continued spring fling month with Only Lovers Left Alive, a very chill 2013 movie about Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), two ethereal creatures of the night who are very much in love.…

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PODCASTS

I Love the Poison Mist Incantation in Elden Ring

Ever since my esteemed colleague Collin MacGregor turned me onto the fact that poison mist could be used to cheese certain strong foes in Elden Ring, I’ve been positively hooked on the incantation. It’s a beautiful, all-purpose, non-aggro spell that suits my cowardly (you might say, “cheese-friendly”) playstyle so perfectly,…

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GUIDES

Bound is a Masterpiece, and Maybe the Wachowskis’ Best

This month on You Love To See It (Fanbyte’s movie podcast, styled after a delightful neighborhood video store!) we’re pursuing our Spring Flings. That is, my co-host Fernanda and I (and our intrepid Producer, Paul Tamayo) are picking movies where we have a big old crush on a character, watching…

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I’m Playing Elden Ring, Even Though I’m Pretty Bad At It

After being inspired by watching my friend and colleague Steven Strom play (and enjoy!) Elden Ring, I took a chance — I downloaded the game. This wasn’t a sure bet, as I wrote late last week, since I’m decidedly not great at Soulsborne games and really not the most patient…

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FEATURES

Happiness is Watching A Friend Play Elden Ring

Will I ever play Elden Ring — FromSoftware’s latest epic game in the Souls tradition, this time a Witcher 3-esque open world take on the difficult-but-beloved action-RPG? Maybe! It’s been intimated to me that it’s more accessible than previous entries, with more forgiving fast travel and an open structure that…

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FEATURES

The NCAA Is Trying To Pass The Buck

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. The big question about the NCAA in 2022 is, “Why…

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SPORTS

Brian Flores and the Heart of the NFL’s Persistent Inequality

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Recently fired Dolphins head coach Brian Flores probably would have…

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SPORTS

Genshin Impact Was the Most Talked-About Game on Twitter in 2021

Every year, Twitter coalesces all the data and identifiable gaming discussion of the year and puts it in everyone’s favorite form: data. In 2021, it’s no galloping shock that a lot of social media conversation focused heavily multiplayer and live-service games. Not only do consistent patches and updates keep discussion…

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NEWS

What’s With All Those Squares On Twitter? (A Wordle Explainer)

Over the last few weeks, you’ve likely had a new type of post engulf your morning social media doomscroll, assembled out of obtuse patterns of colored squares and indecipherable text. This, as you may already know, stems from the online word-guessing game Wordle. The game’s meteoric rise is a testament to how…

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FEATURES

Dragon Ball: The Breakers Developers Are Candid About Their Obvious Influences

Last month, Bandai Namco announced the latest Dragon Ball game in their generally fighting-heavy portfolio for the series. Eschewing the usual genre choices this time around, The Breakers is actually a 7v1 asymmetrical multiplayer game where non-fighter characters in the Dragon Ball universe work together to escape an evolving villain like Buu…

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FEATURES

Tumblr Users Baffled After Latest Wave of Content Bans

Tumblr was once a land of unfiltered expression — a lush HTML community garden where budding creatives from all fields could share their pieces, converse, or just laugh at funny images as they scroll. However, due to a series of abrupt and poorly announced content bans, the crops are dying,…

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FEATURES

Bringing NEO: The World Ends With You’s Stylish World to Life in the West

Localizing a video game is a monumental task under the best of circumstances, but there’s an additional layer of pressure when working on a sequel with a devoted fanbase that has held out hope for over ten years. This was the situation Square Enix’s English localization team found itself in…

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FEATURES

In Failure, Eddie Kingston Is the Wrestler of the Year

I have abandoned a half dozen attempts at writing about Eddie Kingston. In theory, I gave myself an easy assignment. Eddie Kingston was the best wrestler of 2021. He was the best in the ring. He was the best on the microphone. I know those things are true, but I’m…

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WRESTLING

DDT Pro-Wrestling’s Tokyo Dome Cup Was 2021’s Best Match

As a professional wrestling company, DDT has long since transcended the a reputation built on quietly traded .avi files and hastily summarized show results. Though the company has always maintained a steady amount of buzz online and in Japan, it’s within the last three years that it has taken off…

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WRESTLING

Trish Adora is 2021’s Independent Wrestler of the Year

It’s December and I’m stoned, watching Trish Adora wrestle a robot. As Adora flusters Shockwave the Robot by grinding a bit in the middle of a tight waistlock, I have to double-check the frayed wires of my short-term memory to make absolutely certain I didn’t sprinkle some recently-procured magic mushroom…

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WRESTLING

Miro’s Redemption Was One of 2021’s Best Stories

Of all the ex-WWE talents reviving their careers in AEW, none had a more dominant 2021 than Miro. Now one of the promotion’s top stars, the wrestler formerly known as Rusev broke free from WWE’s creative restraints and reinvented himself as a terrifying behemoth hell-bent on wanton destruction. As the…

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WRESTLING

In 2021, Matt Cardona Was Indie Wrestling’s Best Heel

The tag of somebody being an “ex-WWE” wrestler is not exactly a rare one. In the United States, in the 21st Century, WWE was practically the only major wrestling company until the advent of All Elite Wrestling in 2019. As a result, there are quite a few former employees of…

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