Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase Revealed (and Released) Some Cool Indie Games

Nintendo held another Indie World Showcase today, showing about 20 minutes of new footage and announcements for independent games coming to the Switch. As it turns out, a non-insignificant amount of them were made available for the console/handheld hybrid today. Hades After just under two years of being on early…

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Fan-Proposed Untitled Goose Game Lego Set Lets You Beak Havoc

Did your kid enjoy wreaking havoc on a small village as a goose? Are you ready for them to wreak havoc across all their Lego sets? If this one Lego fan modeler has their way, Untitled Goose Game could very well make the title goose a menace in your own…

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merritt’s Top 10 Games of the Year – 2019 Edition

2019 was a weird year for me. After getting hired here at Fanbyte, I tried to keep up with current releases to a degree that I hadn’t since I was a kid. I spent hundreds of hours playing Destiny 2, a game I only got into to broaden my utility to…

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Ten Best Cheap Games For That Nintendo Switch Your Kid Got As A Gift

It’s that time of the year – your kid probably got a Switch for Christmas, or a birthday gift, or just because. The good news is, they’ll probably be quiet in the back of the car, enjoying whatever you got them. The issue is, you need to get them games.…

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Everything Announced at Sony’s Final State of Play for 2019

Sony held its final State of Play presentation for the year today, and with it came some announcements of new games coming next year and also just some confirmation of things leaks already told us about. If you missed the show, here’s a rundown of everything that was announced: Untitled…

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Untitled Goose Game Makes Civility the Highest Stakes of All

Untitled Goose Game has been described as “Hitman, but you’re a bird.” But any comparison between it and games centered on combat undersell its greatest accomplishment: maintaining its tension without the go-to threat of violence. Combat and death are shortcuts in games. They are visceral, straightforward, and bring their own obvious stakes,…

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Untitled Goose Game High Street Guide – Toothbrush Location, Break the Broom, & More

After honking your way through a garden and vexing its poor groundskeeper, the second area of Untitled Goose Game sends you to High Street. Here, you’ll encounter a playful child, an electronics shop, and the proprietor of an open air sundry market. The checklist of goals is a step up…

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Nintendo Switch Games on Sale Roundup — September 27, 2019

The goose is loose — everyone’s talking about Untitled Goose Game this week. But it’s just one of many great indie Switch games on sale this week. If AAA release season has you overwhelmed, maybe you’ll find something to like in this collection of discounted gems. Minesweeper Genius — $1.19, down from…

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Untitled Goose Game is the Colin Mochrie of Video Game Comedy

We’re in the midst of a goosenaissance. Whether it’s copious fan art, reviews focused on the biological nature of geese, or stream-of-consciousness goose fanfic, House House’s Untitled Goose Game has rapidly exploded in popularity beyond the usual audience interested in indie games and expanded to the internet at large in…

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The Fanwidth Podcast Episode 32: Chewy Gatorade

We get straight to the point on this week’s episode of Fanwidth, the Fanbyte podcast. It’s time to talk about edible Gatorade… Seriously, though, NBA 2K20 continues to sound like the wildest game of all time. Niki takes Steven and merritt further down that dark and thorny path. Meanwhile, Apple Arcade…

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Untitled Goose Game is the HONK HONK of HONK! HONK! HONK!

A lot of people have things to say about Untitled Goose Game. Frankly, I’m no different. Its smoothed-over aesthetic and lack of dialogue make it perfect for applying any number of critical reads. The one I’ve seen repeated the most is that your victims in Untitled Goose Game are quietly…

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Late Lunch September 20, 2019: Peter McCallister, the Father

It sounds like we recorded this episode of Late Lunch with a Talkboy from Home Alone 2. No idea what went wrong, but enjoy the Link’s Awakening chat! Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm PST on twitch.tv/fanbyte. We’ll put the VODs up…

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