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Every week the Byte Me Podcast dips into the games you should be playing! Featuring news and reviews for PC, console and mobile games, along with fun discussions about games from the classics to new releases. Perfect for casual gamers or for casual gamers that want to be a little more hardcore, join Byte Me and find your next favorite game!
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Apparently, Grand Theft Auto 5 is causing a rash of carjackings in 2021, eight years after it was released. And because of that, the Deer Hunter games might soon be illegal in Chicago. Other Video Game News Stardew Valley Has a Board Game and It’s Available Now Days Gone is Coming to PC PlayStation VR 2 Officially Confirmed Google, ID and Bungie Are Getting Sued Because of Stadia The Geforce 3060 Will Limit Mining What We're Playing Colby: Crashlands, Spiritfarer, Roombo: First Blood, One Leaves  Cliff: The Medium, Sundered, Carto, Maneater  Dylan: The Witcher 3 Questions DA VINSTER: We just saw the announcement of Days Gone, a PS4 Exclusive making its way to PC this Spring. We've now seen it happen with Xbox going full PC day one with their exclusives. PlayStation has now ported Horizon Zero Dawn to PC and now Days Gone to PC come this Spring. Is there a future where we see PlayStation having the same strategy as Xbox and releasing all their first-party games day and date on PC? And if you think so when do you think it'll be? Elfsawrath52: Who's the best Robin? 1, 2, 3, or 4? Rdeacon: So who do you feel has a better approach ... Nintendo that doesn't strive for the highest performance benchmarks but works to develop a console that potentially has a wider appeal by less console churn and lower prices OR Xbox/PlayStation that is always trying to push the bar on performance with higher-priced units? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Sunless Sea Games with Gold Warface: Breakout: March 1-31 VALA: Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse: March 16-April 15 Metal Slug 3: March 1-15 Port Royale 3: March 16-31 Playstation Play at Home: Ratchet and Clank (March 1 Game Pass: Killer Queen Black (Cloud and Console) ID@Xbox – February 23 Dirt 5 (Cloud, Console and PC) – February 25 Elite Dangerous (Console) – February 25 Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PC) ID@Xbox – February 25 Madden 2021 - March 2 Twitch Prime Strata - March 5 Adventures of Chris - March 12 The Academy: First Riddle - March 19 Troll Corner Just When You Thought Hogwarts Legacy Couldn’t Get Worse Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
Nintendo had its first Direct in a long while and announced some cool stuff...and some other stuff. Other Video Game News Microsoft is Doing Even Cooler Stuff with Accessibility Xbox BC is Making Games Run Even Faster Update Your Game While You Sleep xCloud is Coming (to iOS) Stadia is Writing Its Own Punchlines Now What We're Playing Colby: Crashlands, Bartlow’s Dread Machine, Wilmot’s Warehouse, Mekorama Cliff: The Medium, Sundered Dylan: Immortals Fenyx Rising Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): Classic question, what game do you want to see get a full from the ground up remake of? Princess_Megan: What is one weird thing about the area you live in? For example, in NE Ohio we generally talk about the distance to locations in terms of minutes/hours, not miles. Rdeacon: I have an oddball one. So HS friend posted he broke his favorite spatula.. I was like really.. then I realized I had a favorite spatula as well.  So if you cook what is your favorite spatula? Princess_Megan: Who is your favorite Mario Kart character and why? Tr1pletrouble88: What new release that you know of, do you think would win GotY Cheap/Free Games Epic Games: Absolute Drift: Zen Edition Rage 2 Game Pass: Code Vein (PC) – February 18 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition (Cloud and Console) ID@Xbox – February 18 Wreckfest (Cloud, Console and PC) – February 18 Killer Queen Black (Cloud and Console) ID@Xbox – February 23 Dirt 5 (Cloud, Console and PC) – February 25 Elite Dangerous (Console) – February 25 Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PC) ID@Xbox – February 25 Small Bites Troll Corner Six Days in Fallujah Stadia Has No Idea What is Going On Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
Semi-Aquatic Mammals

Semi-Aquatic Mammals

2021-02-1101:46:35

Is there any way that we could ban console scalping and not screw it up somehow? Probably not. Other Video Game News The UK is On It’s Way to Banning Console Scalping Literally Who Doesn’t Own GTA 5 at This Point? Anthem Might Be Dead at This Point GoldenEye Almost Came Out on the Xbox 360 Some Company Called Embracer Bought Gearbox PS5 Controllers are Drifting and Getting Them Fixed Can Be a Pain Your New Series X/S Controller Has a Hidden Feature What We're Playing Colby: Crashlands Cliff: The Medium Dylan: Finished Cyberpunk, Immortals: Fenyx Rising Questions Megan: This Sunday is Valentine's day, I thought I'd ask something fitting for the holiday. All three of you have been with your wives for a while, what is your favorite thing about them? F3ar13: For next week as well, who's your gaming waifu? Tr1pletrouble88: Favorite sea animal? Rdeacon: What do you feel makes a good boss level?  What makes a bad one? Elfsawrath52: What's the best mario game v the worst one. Based on story, graphics, and how many times yoshi shows up? BIG CHAPPIE: Best home base/hub world? Peaches Castle in Mario 64, the Normandy from ME, and Sanctuary from Borderlands to name a few. Bases/hubs can be fairly different in some games so this should maybe be two questions. JoeColeslaw: Getting back into battle royal. What is your strat back in the day when you played... would you ever think about getting back in it? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Halcyon 6 A retro space strategy RPG with base building, deep tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling. Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a massively enhanced version of the Award Winning indie strategy RPG, Halcyon 6. Game Pass Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (Console and PC) – February 11 Jurassic World Evolution (Android and Console) – February 11 Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones (Android and Console) ID@Xbox – February 11 Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Android) – February 11 Nintendo Online Super NES – Nintendo Switch Online: Doomsday Warrior Psycho Dream Prehistorik Man NES – Nintendo Switch Online: Fire ‘n Ice Troll Corner WB Managed to Get the Nemesis System Patented CDPR Got Hacked and Gamers Are Dumb Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
Google has announced the shutdown of both of their internal studios that were making games for Stadia in what will probably be known eventually as foreshadowing. Other Video Game News A New Lawsuit Claims That Valve is Price Fixing The Mass Effect Legendary Edition Isn’t Coming to Next Gen Consoles Marvel's Avengers Is Finally Getting a Next Gen Update...Probably Scalpers Sold a LOT of PS5s Wanna a TV and a Console In Your Car? What We're Playing Colby: Summer in Mara, Haven, Donut County, Crashlands Cliff: CrossCode, Torchlight 3 Questions Vinny: What game did you love at one point, stop playing but came back to it later and enjoyed it just as much or even more. I've been getting back into Sea of Thieves with the new season and I'm loving it! Squid: When rating and playing an indie game do you give it more leeway than say a AAA game? I ask myself. Cpt Insano6: What celebrity or celebrities would you want to play games with; video games, board games, etc. Princess_Megan: Who is your favorite Disney character and why? Elfsawrath52: What is the optimal gamer food? Cheap/Free Games Game Pass: Ghost of a Tale (PC) ID@Xbox – February 4 Project Winter (Android, Console and PC) ID@Xbox – February 4 The Falconeer (Android, Console and PC) – February 4 Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (Console and PC) – February 11 Jurassic World Evolution (Android and Console) – February 11 Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones (Android and Console) ID@Xbox – February 11 Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Android) – February 11 PlayStation Now Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - April 29th WWE 2K Battlegrounds - August 2nd Detroit: Become Human Darksiders Genesis Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Little Nightmares Amazon Prime All games available to claim through March 1 Spinch Stealth Bastard Deluxe Monster Prom: Hotseat Swimsanity! Couch Party Edition Table Manners Algo Bot Cyber Hook Little Big Workshop Troll Corner Activision Refuses to Mandate Increased Diversity Hiring Practices Patreon Patrons John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
GameStop stock is being manipulated in a ton of really dumb ways, but at least hedge funds are the ones mostly paying for it. Other Video Game News Tencent is Going on a Buying Spree and They May Not Be Done A Diablo 2 Remaster is in the Works What We're Playing Colby: Star Wars Squadrons, Jydge, Haven, Summer in Mara Cliff: CrossCode Dylan: Cyberpunk, Vermintide 2 Questions SweatySpookz: Question for the show: In 2020 when covid first began, what would you do to keep a positive mind frame? Not an easy task but this could be something as simple is diving into a backlog of video games. I find it important to discuss methods or ways we can remain positive and look out for one another. F3ar13: If you're in a restaurant and you're drinking your drink, if the waitress brought you a refill, do you finish your drink before moving on to the next drink, or put the old drink aside and go for the next drink? Rdeacon: What major game or game series would people be shocked you have never played - My example Final Fantasy... just never got into it Elfsawrath52: Newest iPhone camera v. Professional grade camera? Elfsawrath52: What console is most photogenic? Games Releasing in February Control Ultimate Edition (PS5, Xbox Series X/S) – February 2 Destruction AllStars (PlayStation 5) – February 2 The Nioh Collection (PS5) – February 5 Little Nightmares II (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – February 11 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Switch) – February 12 King of Seas (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – February 18 Persona 5 Strikers (PS4, PC, Switch) – February 23 Ghosts 'n Goblins: Resurrection (Switch) – February 25 Bravely Default II (Switch) – February 26 Cheap/Free Games PS Plus available  February 2, 2021: Control: Ultimate Edition (until  March 1) Concrete Genie (until  March 1) Destruction AllStars (April 5) Epic Games Store Dandara In a bizarre universe where the oppressed are on the brink of oblivion, Dandara has awoken to reshape the world. Welcome to a unique 2D metroidvania platformer full of mystical creatures and boundless exploration. Game Pass Cyber Shadow (Android, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – January 26 The Medium (Xbox Series X|S and PC) ID@Xbox – January 28 Yakuza 3 Remastered (Android, Console, and PC) – January 28 Yakuza 4 Remastered (Android, Console, and PC) – January 28 Yakuza 5 Remastered (Android, Console, and PC) – January 28 Games with Gold Gears 5 ($39.99 ERP): Available February 1 to 28 Resident Evil ($19.99 ERP): Available February 1 to 28 Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition ($14.99 ERP): Available February 16 to March 15 Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb ($9.99 ERP): Available February 1 to 15 Lost Planet 2 ($19.99 ERP): Available February 16 to 28 Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
Cyberpunk 2077 problems just keep getting worse between no next-gen update until the second half of 2021, a new expose by Jason Schreier and yet another lawsuit. Other Video Game News Having You Been Gaming More This Year? So Has Literally Everyone Else. Arcade1up Announce New Games at CES What We're Playing Colby: What the Golf, Summer in Mara, Star Wars Squadrons, Jydge Cliff: CrossCode IT’S HANS BISH!: Tarkov. Questions DA VINSTER: What are your top three standout music tracks from games? Cliff: Abzu (Austin Wintory) - To Know Water Skyrim (Jeremy Soule) - Dragonborn Doom 2016 (Mick Gordan)  - Rip and Tear Celeste (Lena Raine) - Resurrections Oxenfree (scntfc) - Beacon Beach Cliff: If you had to prevent WW2 without killing Hitler, what would you do? Princess_Megan: I don’t remember this one's been asked already or not. What is your favorite non-gaming podcast? Also, it can't be Behind The Bastards. As awesome as that podcast is, we already know you guys enjoy it (Robert Evans is both interesting and amusing as hell) Elfsawrath52: What is the best way to organize computer cords? Princess_Megan: The three of you have to appear on a current reality TV show. Which show are you choosing, and who would emerge the victor? Cpt Insano6: Is or was there a game, that as a kid, you quit playing bc it was too difficult, that you came back to as an adult and blew through said game? Rdeacon: I want to ask a follow up to the last question: What game do you struggle with now that a kid can beat you at? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Galactic Civilizations III Ultimate Edition Game Pass Control (PC) – January 21 Desperados III (Android, Console, and PC) – January 21 Donut County (Android, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – January 21 Outer Wilds (Android) ID@Xbox – January 21 Cyber Shadow (Android, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – January 26 The Medium (Xbox Series X|S and PC) ID@Xbox – January 28 Yakuza 3 Remastered (Android, Console, and PC) – January 28 Yakuza 4 Remastered (Android, Console, and PC) – January 28 Yakuza 5 Remastered (Android, Console, and PC) – January 28 Twitch Prime Bridge Constructor Playground - Offer ends Feb 1 Sword Legacy Omen - Offer ends Jan 29 Alt Frequencies - Offer ends Feb 1 Along the Edge - Offer ends Feb 1 Cyber Hook - Offer ends Feb 12 When Ski Lifts Go Wrong - Offer ends Feb 1 Void Bastards - Offer ends Feb 1 Troll Corner Composers Haven’t Been Paid Their Royalties in Almost Two Years --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
It Belongs in a Museum!

It Belongs in a Museum!

2021-01-1401:35:42

All Star Wars games are going to live under the Lucasfilm Games Label from now on, including a new Star Wars game from Ubisoft and an Indiana Jones game from MachineGames. Other Video Game News Ubisoft is Making an Open-World Star Wars Game Bethesda is Making an Indiana Jones Game with Todd Howard at the Helm CD Project Red Could be Facing a HEFTY Fine Microsoft Once Tried to Buy Nintendo. It Did Not Go Well Duncan Jones Wrote an Entire Script for a Full Throttle Movie Old Tech Let Hitman Trilogy Get 80 GB Smaller Get Your Free PSVR Adapter Now! What We're Playing Colby: Snow Runner, CrossCode, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, Cat Quest 2, Demon’s Crystals, Star Wars Squadrons Cliff: Crosscode, Cat Quest 2 Dylan: Cyberpunk Questions DA VINSTER: What genre of game have you always wanted to get into but just can't for some reason? Some of mine include RTS's, Souls Games, and Fighting games. SweatySpookz: I want to hear a first time story. For each of you, when was the first time you felt rewarded for any content you’ve worked on be it a podcast, YouTube, what have you. How did that impact you & is there anything you would have done differently? Princess_Megan: I wasn’t going to ask the Jumanji question, but with today's riot, 2021 just looked at 2020 and said hold my beer. What else is in store for us over the next month? Rdeacon: My question.. do you feel there is a line that games cross that makes them too real?  This could be the chores in Zelda/Red Dead,  disturbing realistic graphics or even games that give you morality consequences that diminish feel of the game. JoeColeslaw: Happy new year! Glad to be back! So question, - how competitive are you with leaderboards in games? How about gamerscore, trophies, and achievements? - Since you are answering questions all willy nilly... I had another question as far as the Lucas Film Games / Indiana Jones news... -Is it almost too late for Indiana Jones? For some reason, "from Russia with Love" comes to mind. I played it as a kid, but I don't know why... not like I had nostalgia for the film... but was a  fan of the 007 series. Maybe this would be along the lines of their previous game, 2003- Emperors Tomb, stand-alone. Or coinciding with a new, movie. Elfsawrath52: Where’s the best place to put a Buttloadda stickers? Charisma_Icon: What are your favorite taco toppings? Are you a chicken, beef or beans? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II: Celebration Edition Includes the complete collection of customization content acquirable through in-game purchase from launch up to – and including – items inspired by STAR WARS™: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER™ (everything pre-2019). Game Pass Neoverse (PC) ID@Xbox – January 14 Torchlight III (Android and Console) ID@Xbox – January 14 What Remains of Edith Finch (PC) ID@Xbox – January 14 YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (PC) ID@Xbox – January 14 Troll Corner The Pogchamp Removal Has Been a Disaster Go follow CriticalBard who had to deal with the fallout Patrons Follow us at: https://www.patreon.com/bytemepodcast John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
Mallrats

Mallrats

2021-01-0701:32:28

Epic bought themselves an almost 1 million square foot mall that they are going to make into their headquarters. The Dead Rising jokes almost right themselves. Other Video Game News Minecraft Earth is Shutting Down This Summer Slay the Spire is Coming to the Real World Breath of the Wild Characters Are Actually Miis Want Some Xbox Rumors? What We're Playing Colby: Snow Runner Cliff: Cat Quest 2, CrossCode Dylan: Cyberpunk Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ $5,731 Questions DA VINSTER: What franchise movies, games, tv, etc. would you like to see a lego game made out of? Rdeacon: Since I just opened up the backbone and started using it... which is the best and worst system controller you have used? Elfsawrath52: Out of all the consoles you have, what is your favourite remote not the console itself but the remote it used? Princess_Megan: Which Funko Pop is your favorite? F3ar13: Hi guys, maybe you guys can help me out with a little debate I had with a friend, what is your guys’ opinion, whom to blame for the shortage of new consoles? Sony/Microsoft, scalpers or the people who pay the crazy amount for consoles? Also, 2nd question, do you think the console had been released too early? What if they postponed it 6 months from now or year would we have the problem we have right now? Elfsawrath52: Alexa or Google and why? Cheap/Free Games Game Pass eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (Android and Console) – January 7 Injustice 2 (Android, Console, and PC) – January 7 The Little Acre (Android and Console) ID@Xbox – January 7 Neoverse (PC) ID@Xbox – January 14 Torchlight III (Android and Console) ID@Xbox – January 14 What Remains of Edith Finch (PC) ID@Xbox – January 14 YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (PC) ID@Xbox – January 14 Epic Game Store Crying Suns Crying Suns is a tactical rogue-lite that puts you in the role of a space fleet commander as you explore a mysteriously fallen empire. In this story rich experience, each successful run will uncover the truth about the Empire... and yourself as well. Playstation Now The Crew 2 Surviving Mars Frostpunk: Console Edition Patreon Producers John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
...and a Happy New Year!

...and a Happy New Year!

2020-12-3101:31:51

CDPR is getting sued by their own investors for not disclosing that "Cyberpunk 2077 was virtually unplayable on the current-generation Xbox or PlayStation systems due to an enormous number of bugs." That's probably bad. Other Video Game News Play Your PC Games on the Go Kayne West Tried to Make a Game with Nintendo Tencent Acquires Warframe Developer What We're Playing Colby: Snow Runner, Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, Cat Quest 2 Cliff: Crosscode, Maneater, Tetris Effect: Connected Dylan: Cyberpunk, Super Meat Boy Forever Games Coming Out in January Five Nights at Freddy's: Core Collection (PS4, Switch, Xbox One) - January 12 - $40 Five Nights at Freddy's, Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Five Nights at Freddy's 3, Five Nights at Freddy's 4, and Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, PC) – January 14 - $15? Hitman 3 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, PC) – January 20 - $60 Cyber Shadow (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – January 26 - $20 New game from Yacht Club, the folks that make Shovel Knight The Medium (Xbox Series X/S, PC) – January 28 - $50/GP One of the killer-app exclusives for the Xbox Series X, this mystery horror game puts you in control of a medium who has the ability to walk through two worlds at once, the real world and the spirit world, overlapped on top of each other. The Yakuza Remastered Collection (Xbox One, PC) – January 28 - $30/GP Remastered versions of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 Olija (January 28 – PC, PS4, Switch Xbox One) - $15 Olija is an interesting game that is part puzzle platformer, part Metroidvania. Questions DA VINSTER: What are your gaming New Year’s resolutions? Elfsawrath52: What’s your favourite desert plant? And In your mind the best 80s video game? Princess_Megan: Tell us about your Christmas'. How were your dinners? Did you play anything? If so what? What was your favorite gift? And What are your New Year's eve/day plans? Mansocks: How has doing the Byte Me Podcast for the 5 years affected your life? Cheap/Free Games Game Pass Killer Queen Black (Jan 5) Cyber Shadow (Jan 26) The Medium (Jan 28) - Xbox Series X/S Only Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 Remastered (Jan 28) Prime Gaming Battlefield 3 Yooka Laylee - Offer ends Jan 1 Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair - Offer ends Jan 8 HyperDot - Offer ends Jan 15 Wizard of Legend - Offer ends Jan 15 Sigma Theory: Global Cold War - Offer ends Jan 15 Turmoil - Offer ends Jan 15 Sheltered - Offer ends Jan 15 Close to the Sun - Offer ends Jan 15 Overcooked - Offer ends Jan 22 Playstation Plus Maneater Shadow of the Tomb Raider GreedFall --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
Merry (Almost) Christmas!

Merry (Almost) Christmas!

2020-12-2401:15:25

This episode is a little strange because there isn't a news section, because a) there wasn't much news and b) Cliff didn't have time to write show notes. But we still managed to ramble on for 85 minutes, so... First off, big shoutout to our patrons (because I forgot to do it during the show). Huge thanks to: Alan Schulte Austin Palmer Joe Cole Jr. John Tippens Sean Palmer What We're Playing Colby: Snow Runner, CrossCode Cliff: Xbox Series X, Call of the Sea Dylan: Cyberpunk Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What backlog games will you try to get through on your holiday break? Princess_Megan: Merry Christmas! What will you be doing to relax post-Christmas dinner? If it's playing a video or board game, which do you plan to play? Rdeacon: Which 3 games past, present and future would you send the spirit of Christmas to so they could fix ONE item in the game that made it unplayable, tarnished the game, or has ruined the hype of a new game in some way. Example for me Past: Mario 64 - Camera angles, Present CP2077 on console and future.. lack of cross-play still an issue SweatySpookz[XB1]: Have you ever experienced a snotcicle? & if your male, have you ever had to experience it freezing to your beard? If you have ever used an N64 emulator to play Golden Eye, did you manually map your controller buttons & if so, roughly how long did it take you to map it correctly and figure it out to feel comfortable to you? Perhaps not just golden eye but mapping N64 buttons to Xbox or PlayStation controller for example? And in the spirit of @rdeacon question, which game or games would you like to either see a remaster or continuation of? And have you checked out Anthems 2.0 update yet? What did you think? Tr1pletrouble88: Favorite color? Cheap/Free Games Games With Gold For January 2021 Little Nightmares: January 1-31 The King of Fighters XIII: January 1-15 Breakdown: January 16-31 Dead Rising: January 16-February 15 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
Game(s) of the Year

Game(s) of the Year

2020-12-1702:19:31

It's been a week of ups and downs for Cyberpunk 2077. The good news? If you have a PC and a 3070 the game is great. The bad news? Pretty much everything else. EA Play Coming to Game Pass PC Has Been Delayed Remember How We Were Surprised That Codemasters Was Only Worth $770 Million? Among Us Coming To the Switch with Cross-Play Someone in Parliament Must Have Wanted a PS5 Stern releases another band themed Pinball for old people Arcade1Up’s Zen virtual pinball tables delayed into next year Atari VCS is out… and its game store is empty? What We're Playing Colby: Far Cry 3, Snow Runner, CrossCode, Alba: A Wildlife Adventure Cliff: Imagine Fun Minecraft Server (https://imaginefun.net/), Kona, Mummy Demastered Not Dylan. Surprise Hans!: Tarkov, CyberPunk 2077 GOTY Cliff: Knights and Bikes Hans: Star Wars Squadrons Colby: Hypnospace Outlaw Vinny: Do you think the criticism and/or hate CDPR is getting specifically for CP2077 is warranted?  JoeColeslaw: Just last night a Holiday Miracle took place! I started explaining GamePass to my Girlfriend and showing what I have downloaded already, she downplayed it, so I kept showing all of the games offered, and she stopped me on Hellblade. I was explaining how it took a deep dive into experiencing Psychosis, she was intrigued. I managed to get past the boss of illusion, and she is buckled in the backseat, ready for a Hell of a Ride! The last time this happened was with layers of fear, odd choice, I know... With that, I have a question! What games would you think would be just as fun watching, as playing? Something that's not too long, not too grindy, but an engaging experience. TheBigDog: Which game was a bigger Disaster. Cyberpunk or Anthem.  Princess_Megan: When you're stuck in a game, would you rather use an online walkthrough, or work on it until you figure it out yourself? I prefer figuring it out myself, but there is a point where I will watch one if I'm spinning my wheels too long. SweatySpookz: Do you think BioWare will ever consider making another star wars KOTOR game for console, and if not, how come? It’s been a genuine question of mine for quite some time. Mansocks: What is your favorite holiday-themed game? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Humble Bundle NES Online NES Nightshade SNES Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! The Ignition Factor SUPER VALIS IV Tuff E Nuff. Game Pass Mørkredd – Android (Cloud gaming), Console, and PC - Now The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition – Android (Cloud gaming) and Console - December 15 Among Us – PC - December 17 Beholder: Complete Edition – Android (Cloud gaming) and Console - December 17 Code Vein – Android (Cloud gaming) and Console - December 17 The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan – PC - December 17 Monster Train – Console - December 17 MotoGP 20 – Android (Cloud gaming), Console, and PC - December 17 My Friend Pedro – Android (Cloud gaming) - December 17 Neoverse – Android (Cloud gaming) and Console - December 17 Wilmot’s Warehouse – Console and PC - December 17 Troll Corner And that's what we call *actual* censorship --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
Halo has a release date. And by that I mean, they narrowed it down to a season? Better than nothing I suppose. Other Video Game News Halo Announces a Release Quarter and Other Goodies If You Suffer From Epilepsy, Maybe Don’t Play Cyberpunk Destiny 2 Gets Next Gen Updates...and Eventually Cross-Play xCloud Coming to iOS and PC in Spring 2021 You Can Now Get a Little Extra Mileage Out of Forza Horizons 4 Sea of Thieves is Getting Seasons and Battle Passes Twitch Has Removed the Tag Blind Playthrough Scott Pilgrim vs The World is Back South Korean game retailer Gamewoori Is Fighting Back Against Scalpers What We're Playing Colby: Far Cry 3, Eastshade Cliff: Mummy Demastered, Kona Dylan: Not Guerilla War Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): Cyberpunk has been getting 8's and 9's for review scores, however with that, I still see many people in my eyes critiquing the game extremely negatively for it. Is this because it was over hyped, are the fans just being asshats, or what's the deal. Full disclosure, I've only seen tweets and small paragraphs of people's thoughts on the game. Haven't read a full review so take my opinion with a grain of salt. Mansocks: So.. the question then in my mind.. Why are ALL reviews a 7 or 8 or 9 or 9.5 or .2 err 9.2 We never see "Damn this game just sucks.. 1 out of 10" at least from the mainstream reviewers TheBigDog: With Fortnite being the Smash Bros of the shooting genre by adding Kratos and a rumored Master Chief, who would you guys like to join the game? John Wick? Wolverine? Princess_Megan: Christmas is quickly approaching. Which game would you be most excited to see under the tree on Christmas morning? That is if Santa thinks you were good enough to get one. JoeColeslaw: The Shipping Industry as of late has GONE POSTAL! locally... due to the pandemic, staff shortages to sick leave, Christmas shopping, the peak of online sales.... the main hubs are backed up and shipping has slowed down and packages are delayed. USPS is doing all they can with what they have left. You also see a lot of stories now about porch pirates and more shenanigans. What are your words of wisdom in dealing with the anxieties, worries, etc. In this world of Mail service? Rdeacon: What major property, aka Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc do you feel has had the worst overall games associated with them? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Pillars of Eternity Tyranny --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
PlayStation users are getting their accounts banned for effectively robbing a house and leaving a business card behind. Other Video Game News MS Addresses Questions About One X Performance Prince of Saudi Arabia Looking to Buy SNK The Xbox Series S is a Really Solid Emulator MS Flight Sim Is Getting Official VR Support Nobody Seems to Know What “Other” Space is on the PS5 Who Wants to Sneak Into Japan in February? Let’s Talk About the Game Awards What You're Playing Colby: Far Cry 3, Sky Force Reloaded, Cross Code Cliff: Knights & Bikes, Mummy Remastered, Trials Rising, Destiny 2 Questions DA VINSTER: You can get one fully remade game from the ground up, what game is it? JoeColeslaw: For someone who slept on the Xbox last generation what 5 game pass games are a MUST PLAY? I have some catching up to do, so 5 DIFFERENT GAMES EACH! evil cackle Princess_Megan: We have now reached level 12 of Jumanji 2020: Ho, Ho, Hey We Made It edition. What are your predictions to round out the year? Aslan the Incompetent: What game, in your opinion, is grossly overrated? Mansocks: What is your favorite post Turkey Day leftover creation/treat? Cheap/Free Games Game Pass: Control (Android & Console) – December 3 Doom Eternal (PC) – December 3 Haven (Console & PC) ID@Xbox – December 3 Rage 2 (Android) – December 3 Slime Rancher (Android & Console) ID@Xbox – December 3 Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (PC) ID@Xbox – December 3 Yes, Your Grace (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – December 3 Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Console & PC) – December 4 Call of the Sea (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – December 8 Monster Sanctuary (Android & Console) ID@Xbox – December 8 Starbound (PC) ID@Xbox – December 8 Unto The End (Console & PC) ID@Xbox – December 9 Assetto Corsa (Android & Console) – December 10 Gang Beasts (Android & Console) ID@Xbox – December 10 GreedFall (Android, Console & PC) – December 10 Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Android & Console) ID@Xbox – December 10 Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox  – December 10 More Games with Xbox Touch Controls Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Golf With Your Friends Hyperdot Ikenfell Indivisible ScourgeBringer The Touryst Vambrace Cold Soul Prime Gaming Turmoil Sigma Theory: Global Cold War HyperDot Close to the Sun Wizard of Legend PlayStation Now Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition Stranded Deep Broforce Wreckfest: Drive Hard. Die Last. The Surge 2 Darksiders III Epic Games Cave Story+ Cave Story+ features an original story brimming with personality, mystery and fast-paced fun. Run, jump, shoot, fly and explore your way through a massive adventure reminiscent of classic 8 and 16-bit games! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
It's the holiday season, which means almost nothing is coming out this month, with one very, very big exception! Yes, it's Puyo Puyo Tetris 2! Chronos: Before the Ashes (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) - December 1 - $30 Empire of Sin (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 1st December - $40 Sam & Max Save the World Remastered (PC, Switch) – December 2 - $20 Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Switch, PC) - December 3 - $60 Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 4th December- $40/GP John Wick Hex (Switch, Xbox One) – 4th December - $20 FIFA 21 [PS5, Xbox Series X] – December 4 - $60 Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Switch)- December 8 - $40 Call of the Sea [PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox One] – December 8 - $20/GP Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)- December 10 - $60 Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond (PC) – 11th December - ??? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
Phil Spencer says that you might be playing xCloud on your TV as soon as next year via an app on your smart TV, bringing cloud gaming even closer to the masses. Other Video Game News Starting Dec. 1 You Can Play RDR2 Online for $5 Phil Spencer Hates the Console Wars as Much as You Do Firewatch Dev Bans Dota 2 Player Sony is Working on Their Game Pass Competitor Controller Usage Has Doubled on Steam You Can Play Geforce Now on Your iPhone Now PS4 Games Might Have Problems Hitting 120 FPS, But Not For the Reasons You’d Think Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): Why do you (or do you not) want to upgrade to next-gen? Nearly all games currently are cross-platform and will be according to Microsoft and Sony for a minimum of 2 years. Is it just about future-proofing, and if not why are you looking to get next-gen? TheBigDog: What it do homies!!! The big dog wants to know. With Farm Sims, trucker Sims and some cooking Sim games already out in the market. What kinda Sim game would you guys like to see and play? Big dog gotta go deliver sofas. Holla if you hear me!!! BAAAAYBBEEE!! JoeColeslaw: What would you like to see come to game pass? Entire series coming together? Mass entries of a specific genre? OG XBOX CLASSICS? Aslan the Incompetent: After 11 years do you think the controversial "No Russian" mission in Modern Warfare 2 was necessary or unnecessary? Cheap/Free Games Games with Gold The Raven Remastered: Available December 1 to 31 (Xbox One) Bleed 2: Available December 16 to January 15 (Xbox One) Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell: December 1 to 15 (Xbox 360) Stacking: December 16 to 31 (Xbox 360) Epic Games Mudrunner Playstation Plus Worms Rumble Just Cause 4 Rocket Arena. Troll Corner Comcast Sucks --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
It's looking like it's going to be hard to get an Xbox Series X or Series X well into the new year, maybe even as late as April! I am very sad. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
It turns out that xCloud is also pretty handy for developers like Activision, who are using xCloud to make developing games during the pandemic even easier. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
In completely unrelated news, Todd Howard revealed a bunch of new information about Starfield, the next game we are going to see from Bethesda. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
November sees the release of both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 and a TON of new games!YesterMorrow (Switch, PC, Xbox, PS4) - Nov 5 - $20Dirt 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – November 6 - $60PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – November 6 - $40Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Switch) - November 6/13 - $40Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC) – November 10 - $60Yakuza: Like A Dragon (PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC) – November 10 - $60/GPPlanet Coaster: Console Edition (Xbox, PS4) - Nov. 10 - $50The Falconeer (PC, Xbox) - November 10 - $30Demon’s Souls (PS5) – November 12 - $70Godfall (PS5, PC) – November 12 - $70Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5, PS4) – November 12 - $50Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC) – November 13 - $60Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch) – November 13 - $60Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Switch) – November 20 - $60Katamari Damacy REROLL (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – Oct 30/November 20 - $20/$30 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
In a recent interview, Phil Spencer brought up the idea of a Google Chromecast like device that would allow you to stream xCloud directly to your TV, no Xbox required and we are HERE for it! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message
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Justin Salas

love the show!! just sometimes I feel like there is rambling. sometimes I just stop listening because I want the topic to move on that's only my advice. love hearing the news and especially the cheap/free games because most of the time I know nothing about what is out there. thank you for the show

Jun 6th
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Joshua Fulkerson

A great podcast with a bunch of dudes (sometimes a girl), having a great time talking about video games. Weekly news and viewpoints from a variety of generations, with the occasional comedic relief, and interactive questions from the community, all compacted into one clip. Great for a listen in the car or anywhere you go. The online discord community are great people! come check it out!

Apr 26th
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Vinny DaVinster

Best Video Game Podcast in existence today. Give these guys some love and listen in week in and week out

Nov 2nd
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