Riot Adding Pride Month 2022 Collectibles for All Games This June

Pride is incoming, and this June Riot Games is adding LGBTQIA+ themed Pride 2022 emotes, icons, artworks and more to League of Legends, VALORANT, Teamfight Tactics (TFT), Legends of Runeterra, and League of Legends: Wild Rift. In a blog post, Riot included a short teaser video showing off the upcoming…

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Valorant’s New Turkish Agent, Fade, Makes Her Cinematic Debut

Fade, Valorant‘s inescapable new Turkish agent, made her cinematic debut after weeks of teasing from Riot. During today’s Valorant Masters pre-show, Fade’s first trailer demonstrated her shadowy kit at work clowning on a cast that thinks they can catch her. I’m rooting for Fade. After these last few days of…

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Neon Electrifies the Competition in Valorant Episode 4

Valorant‘s freshest addition is a speedy blue agent, and no it’s not Sonic the Hedgehog. Today we welcome Filipino agent Neon, the bioelectric speedster that cannot stop going fast. I played her during a preview event a few days ago and even though I’m more of a defensive/control oriented player,…

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Netflix’s Arcane Marks a New, Harmonious Era for League of Legends

For the past few years, Riot Games has been hard-resetting the lore for League of Legends; completely throwing out the old scattered texts and replacing them with surprisingly captivating narratives. It was a brazen decision to make, but it’s already paid off tenfold with fresh and well written character introductions,…

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Valorant Player Jay Won Suspended and Losing MVP Overwatch Skin Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Valorant player and ex-Overwatch League pro Jay “Sinatraa” Won has been suspended from the North American Valorant Champions Tour after being allegations of sexual abuse from a past partner. In an extensive, nine-page Google Doc, Cleo Hernandez went into detail about the two’s nine-month relationship, where she describes sexual encounters where Won…

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My Brain Isn’t Big Enough to Main Astra, the New Valorant Agent

Riot Games has revealed Astra, the latest upcoming agent in Valorant. On one hand, I am happy to meet her. Her design is outstanding, her concept is fantastic, and I’m happy to see another lady agent (especially a black woman, which we don’t see enough of in games). On the…

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Niki Grayson’s Game of the Year List 2020

Aye. It’s Niki. I’m here to tell you about my favorite video games from the year of our lord 2020. Even though the year was an absolute fucking tire fire, Big Video Game™ managed to release some good video game products. This was also a big year for the website…

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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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Portrayals of Latinx Characters in 2020 Video Games Already Have Me Tired

Earlier today, the first details of Far Cry 6 were leaked on the PlayStation Hong Kong Store, and I immediately became tired. I don’t like jumping the gun with my assumptions about video games enough to write articles about them before they’re released. This is especially true these days, considering…

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Numbers Go Up 8: Escaton Judgement

Steven and Collin are back sans our usual host merritt k, whose internet was unfortunately sick this week. Instead they are accompanied by a fact checker that lives inside a computer, which isn’t entirely dissimilar to the classic PBS program Ghostwriter, though the computer ghost on that show never had…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 072: Ambush Clown

In this episode of Fanwidth (The Fanbyte Podcast), Steven ruins their whole life by trying to finish Divinity: Original Sin 2, Niki gets owned by a hyper-capitalist shoe app, Ren is under siege by both Raiden and Raiden, and Danielle witnesses and honest-to-God miracle. We also get a deep dive…

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Riot’s New Region Locks Spell Trouble for Valorant Players Worldwide

Riot Games’ Valorant has been out for less than a month, and there’s already an array of requests from the community. Weapon balancing and discussions about the current meta are not uncommon for an online hero shooter, even this early in its life cycle. But players weren’t expecting a region-lock,…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 070: The Aggro Crag Illuminati

We skip right to the good stuff by going heavy on games this week! The usual gang goes deep on Griftlands, Valorant, Clubhouse Games, The Last of Us Part II, and Divinity: Original Sin 2! Plus stick around for some lighter chat about the Game Boy Advance (again) and some…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 067: Gary Larson’s Skyrim

We’re joined this week by the special and wonderful Reviews Editor of US Gamer, Mike Williams, with the scoop on Skyrim! Well, he’s really here to talk about The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor expansion. The new add-on brings us back to Skyrim, though, as we battle vampires and get a…

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How To Buy The Battle Pass and Unlock Everything in Valorant

The menus of Valorant are incredibly clean, visually, but actually finding things is a bit harder than it may seem. There’s also the issue of unlocking characters which, again, despite being a simple system isn’t made particularly clear by the game. This guide will cover the character unlock process, EXP…

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The Valorant Spotify Playlists: A Review

Y’all heard of this music stuff? It’s sounds, but put together in a fashion that feels good to the ears (or bad, if you like pervert shit like atonal music). There are immense repositories of it all over the place. YouTube, Apple Music, my grandma’s garage. The folks over at…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 066: A Four-Trick Pony

Join Niki, Ren, John, and Danielle on an afternoon chat of the things we have on our minds today. We have a few games we’re into, including Sludge Life, Valorant, and Umurangi Generation. We’ve got a lot of music, including… our most embarrassing secrets on Spotify. And we have a…

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Valorant Launches, Beginning Episode 1: Ignition

After a long four day wait Valorant has finally returned. It is time to get some blood my friends. With today’s official launch comes a long list of buffs, debuffs, and new additions. We’ll start with the biggest things first: a new map and a new agent. Ascent is Valorant’s…

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Fanbyte Evening News May 29, 2020

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

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Fanbyte Morning News May 21, 2020

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

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