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Taking a break from cryptic-clues/crosswords puzzles, this simple puzzle has a couple of firsts for me. Given the following songs from video games, find the name of someone who's a fan of anagrams.

Full Force Forward - Payday 2
Encounter - Metal Gear Solid
Sea Bottom Segue - Sonic Lost World
K.K. Cruisin' - Animal Crossing: City Folk
Danger Mystery - Undertale
Ringside - Rhythm Heaven Fever
POP/STARS - League of Legends
Faceless Disco Dance - Paper Mario: The Origami King
Golf - Course Select - Wii Sports
Boomer Kuwanger Stage - Mega Man X
Semi-Charmed Life - Rock Band 3

Hint:

If you wanna go by appearances, the fifth song could be "Amadeus (Opening) - Steins;Gate 0".

Hint 2:

This puzzle is entirely solvable with no video game knowledge; just the songs themselves are sufficient.

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The answer is

SILVAGUNNER.

First, we see that every video linked here is

by SilvaGunner, a parody channel who makes "rips" of video game songs that are secretly remixes and other songs in disguise. (https://siivagunner.fandom.com/wiki/SiIvaGunner)

The person who is a fan of anagrams, therefore, is

SilvaGunner themself, as they have also gone by the anagram GilvaSunner, which is the video game ripping channel they parody. (https://siivagunner.fandom.com/wiki/GilvaSunner)

This also reveals that the title is a reference to

SilvaGunner's running joke that he only makes "high quality" rips. ("I only upload high quality video game rips.")

However, I think maybe there is more to this puzzle, as evidenced by Hint #1, so I'm going to go down the list of songs, because

each of the songs is secretly a remix of a different song.

1. Full Force Forward - Payday 2
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

2. Encounter - Metal Gear Solid
El Sonidito by Hechizeros Band

3. Sea Bottom Segue - Sonic Lost World
Snow halation from Love Live!

4. K.K. Cruisin' - Animal Crossing: City Folk
Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai

5. Danger Mystery - Undertale
Giorno's Theme/Il Vento D'Oro from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

6. Ringside - Rhythm Heaven Fever
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

7. POP/STARS - League of Legends
Gentleman and Gangnam Style by PSY

8. Faceless Disco Dance - Paper Mario: The Origami King
Replay by Lady Gaga

9. Golf - Course Select - Wii Sports
I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys

10. Boomer Kuwanger Stage - Mega Man X
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

11. Semi-Charmed Life - Rock Band 3
All Star by Smash Mouth

And from Hint #1:

Amadeus (Opening) - Steins;Gate 0 ("the fifth song, if you want to go by appearances")
Lose Yourself by Eminem

The first letters of all these hidden songs forms:

SILVAGUNNER.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hint #1 is there because rot13(FvVinThaare vf fcryyrq jvgu n hccrepnfr v gung ybbxf yvxr na y), but you got it! $\endgroup$
    – samm82
    Jan 15, 2021 at 20:27
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    $\begingroup$ Ahhh, that's why I got tripped up the first time :) makes sense now. $\endgroup$
    – Sciborg
    Jan 15, 2021 at 20:37

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