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ENTERTAINMENT

‘Norman F***ing Rockwell’ is a new best for Lana Del Rey, as well as one of this year’s best records

 ‘Norman F***ing Rockwell’ is more than just all of the stars aligning for Lana Del Rey. Sure, it’s the best production, writing, and singing to ever be on a Lana record. But there’s also unprecedented elevation of her craft featured all across the record. The character that Lana has crafted across her discography has never felt so fleshed out, emotionally potent, or real before.  


BYTE

Revisiting an essential album: Kid Cudi's 'Man on the Moon'

On Sept. 14, 2009, Kid Cudi gave the world a vibrant, psychedelic tour of his mind and his lifelong struggle with mental illness. Now, ten years and several albums later, Cudi’s breakout concept album Man on the Moon: End of the Day remains as essential, fresh, and moving as ever.



ENTERTAINMENT

Input 2 S7E1 - Disney's Endgame

Welcome back to the semester premiere of Input 2! On this episode, we discuss the recent dispute between Sony and Disney over Spider-Man. How does this conflict showcase the more sinister side of Disney? Find out this and more on this week's episode of Input 2!


BYTE

Predicting the new Smash characters

Arguably the biggest crossover event in all of gaming, many people are excited to see which of their favorite video game characters will make their way into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While there are some people who get way too heated over which characters make it in or not, there’s something incredibly fun about trying to guess which beloved gaming icons will make the cut while also seeing what kind of unexpected fighters Sakurai and his team will throw at us next. With the first two DLC fighters of Smash Ultimate being candidates that nobody would’ve expected, Piranha Plant and Persona 5’s Joker, it seems like just about anything goes when it comes to who could be potential candidates.


BYTE

EVO 2019 player guide

The fighting game community has become one of the most prolific in all of esports. Year after year thousands of combatants flock to tournaments and test their strength in the pursuit of both impressive monetary prize pools as well as global recognition. As we head straight into the group stages let me give you a quick player guide and some useful predictions of who might be sitting on the main stage in top 8.


BYTE

Behind the redesign of 'Sonic the Hedgehog'

I’m sure by now you’ve already heard about the backlash the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been receiving lately, most notably for Sonic’s uncanny design. Ever since the design was initially leaked, everyone and their mother has been tearing this naked man-hog apart. The mockery only increased when the trailer dropped just a few days ago and we finally saw Sonic with realistic human teeth and the proportions of a weird toddler-adult hybrid. Even Byte’s own Tanner Kinney couldn’t help but join in on the Roast of Sonic, and we’ll be following up on his thoughts with this feature.







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