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Judgment Says More About Police Violence Than We Give It Credit For

This article contains spoilers for Judgment and Lost Judgment.  Yakuza has always tussled with the law. Kazuma Kiryu’s adventures were beset with politicking on a national and international level, frequently getting wrapped up in the affairs of and taking the fight to the government, the police, and everyone else in…

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Lost Judgment Finds Its Own Voice in the Yakuzaverse, But It’s Messy

Slick, handsome detective-lawyer Takayuki Yagami can elegantly beat the shit out of 100 burly yakuza dudes in one go. And in-between brawls, he gets to the bottom of insidious criminal cases. It’s all in a day’s work for a protagonist who bears the voice and likeness of Japanese idol and…

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REVIEWS

Kazuma Kiryu Joins Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

The upcoming Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania has included a fair number of guest characters from Sega’s history so far: Beat from Jet Set Radio, Sonic & Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog, but I do not think any are quite as odd as Kazuma Kiryu — the Dragon of Dojima — from…

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Judgment Sequel Coming From Sega’s RGG Studio

Not that it was all that hidden, but Sega has finally revealed Lost Judgment, the sequel to their 2019 Yakuza spinoff and recent remaster, Judgment. In this brand new title, protagonist Yagami leaves the lights and bustle of Kamurocho to visit Ijincho, where Yakuza: Like a Dragon took place because the RGG Studio…

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Hades Reminds Us That, Now More Than Ever, the World Needs Hunks

You’ve seen him. You’ve heard him. There’s a strong likelihood you’ve played as him. Prince Zagreus has been an unavoidable presence online ever since the game Hades was born (or, reborn, from a lengthy period in early access) back in September. People have a lot of time for the Prince…

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Fanbyte Morning News May 20, 2020

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Yet Another Anthem PSN Sale Is Like a Gravestone for the Human Race

I consider myself a bit of an Anthem apologist. Don’t get me wrong — the game was an undeniable mess at launch. It was confusing, barren, and a narrative nightmare. But there was a kernel of a good idea there. And as a longtime Final Fantasy XIV stan, I love a…

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5 More Video Game Remakes You Should Play Right Now

As many of you gorgeous readers may already know, Capcom has outdone itself with the new Resident Evil 2 remake. The developer has once again raised the bar for how a modern recreation of a classic game should be done. Between the dramatically enhanced gameplay, beautifully bloody visuals, and plenty of new and altered content, many across…

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7 Minigames That Deserve Their Own Spin-Offs

Finding micro-experiences in video games has always been my favorite scavenger hunt. From taking part in ordinary activities, such as pool or bowling, to diversions that are completely different from a game’s core idea, some minigames just shine above all others. Yet only a few have managed to become full,…

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LISTS

Steven Strom’s Top 10 Games of 2018

It’s finally time! With what feels like only seconds to spare, I’ve gone and completed my personal Game of the Year list. 2018 had some real bangers, huh? Although it wasn’t nearly as strong a year as 2017, I still had major trouble narrowing it down to just 10 games…

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Fanbyte Game of the Year: Best Snack 2018

We made it, folks. 2018 is nearly over and 2019 is finally upon us — with all the illogical promise that each new year brings. To celebrate, we’re going over some of our favoritest games of this year, in an attempt to find some bright spots in these horrible times. And…

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