Logo for Byte Magazine at Ball State University

Byte




Taken from DIYMag

Only Heaven Knows how she does it again

Coming off an outstanding year on TikTok, Pinkpantheress returns from her debut EP 'to hell with it' with her first full album release 'Heaven Knows'. While her songwriting may have needed a bit more effort, the drum and bass beats and Y2K vibes are a quality listen through and through.


Image taken from PCMag

History of: 3DS

Nintendo is one company that has consistently embraced the allure of 3D. The 3DS is Nintendo’s fourth hand-held video game system and it was not perfect from the start. Here’s a look at the many successes and failures of one of the most influential video game systems.



Taken from Nintendo

WORLD OF HORROR makes the macabre mundane

Adding to the ever growing list of rogue-like games, WORLD OF HORROR offers unique and inventive gameplay, settled into stylish pixel art and eldritch horror in equal amount. While the loop approach to the narrative can end up a bit predictable, WORLD OF HORROR is an indie title well worth time and price tag. 


Taken from Nintendo

A whisk of 'Wonder' for Mario fans

With a stunning new artistic direction and a plethora of inventive power-ups and abilities, Super Mario Wonder is a marvelous addition to Nintendo's 2D Mario lineup. Adding a host of new ideas, Nintendo captures the wonderful wackiness of imagination.


Taken from Nintendo

Sonic Superstars: Blurring to the finish of nostalgia

With innovative level design and a healthy amount of new gameplay, Sonic Superstars is a solid addition to the legacy franchise. Borrowing the better elements from past titles, the new Sonic game feels refreshing and familiar all at the same time. 




Taken from IMDb

‘Lies of P’: the puppet of Soulsborne

With stylish game design and intense mechanics, Lies of P finds itself in a world of grim fairytales and despair. Following in the footsteps of FromSoftware's growing legacy, this Soulsborne-like masterpiece captures magic with no strings attached.


Image taken from Garden&Gun

Artist of the Month: Brittney Spencer

October Artist of the Month, Brittney Spencer, is crafting her own unique place in the predominantly white and historically conservative world of country music. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, her early experiences in gospel music and church choirs laid the foundation for her soul-stirring, emotive performances. Who is Brittney Spencer? And how did she get on so many country music mega stars’ radar? 


Image taken from MattelDolls

History of: Monster High dolls

What other doll brand in recent memory has taken over the world by storm as soon as it hit shelves? One that manages to captivate audiences from children to adults alike? There is still more to be written in Monster High’s story. As we approach spooky season, here’s a look into the history of the distinctive and unprecedented doll franchise: Monster High.