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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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It looks like Game Pass is getting a Family Plan that will let up to five people from the same "family" use all the benefits of Game Pass! What We're Playing Cliff: Weird West, Guardians of the Galaxy, Angry Birds Golf News Game Pass is Reportedly Getting a Family Plan E3 2022 Has Officially Been Canceled Lutris Game Manager Makes Your Steam Deck Even More Awesome What? Fortnite Raised a TON of Money for Ukraine Zero Build Mode is Here to Stay Can Games Just Not Come Out Anymore? Questions Primefan: What are your hopes for GTA 6? Rdeacon: Based on this weekend…..     What’s is your favorite Italian food? What is the best golf video game? Mansocks: Asparagus or Broccoli? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Rogue Legacy The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Xbox Game Pass Cricket 22 (Cloud and Console) ID@Xbox MLB: The Show 22 (Cloud and Console) – April 5 Chinatown Detective Agency (Console, PC) – Apr 7th Dragon Age 2 (Cloud) EA Play – April 7 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Cloud) EA Play – April 7 Star Wars: Squadrons (Cloud) EA Play – April 7 Life Is Strange: True Colors (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 12 Panzer Corps 2 (PC) ID@Xbox – April 12 The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk (PC) ID@Xbox – April 12 Lost In Random (Cloud, Console, and PC) EA Play – April 14 Playstation Plus Slay the Spire Hood: Outlaws & Legends SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated PlayStation Now Outer Wilds WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship Journey to the Savage Planet Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Anonymous Rich Deacon Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
This week the bad news is for indie devs, with two reports calling out toxic behavior at four beloved indie studios. What We're Playing Cliff: Kentucky Route Zero, Tunic Colby: Young Souls, BotW, Bowser’s Fury News Maybe Video Games Were a Bad Idea? This is a Very Smart Way to Solve a Very Stupid Problem Fortnite Turned Off Building I'm Into, Oh Murders and Executions Mostly The Wii and DS eShops Are Both Down Epic is Donating A LOT of Money to Ukraine I Am Getting Even More Excited for my Steam Deck Questions DA VINSTER: What video game franchise (Not Mario) do you think would best transition into an amusement park? One Family Friendly and One aimed more at adults. Joe Coleslaw: What would you do for a Klondike Bar? More than likely, I would do MORE for a chance to play Elden Ring. ShadoughX (Josh): Should there be a stigma around gamers spending money on F2P games on a mobile device (or other consoles)? People often make fun of me or others for spending money on or even playing free games like Raid Shadow Legends. How do we stop the poison from getting in the well? *monotone screaming*: Do you think there are some games better suited to be turned into movies? Or do you think they should be like the Sonic movie where there is a storyline not related to the game itself? Mansocks: What is your favorite "one more turn" game. You know the ones..  one more turn...oops 3 am. Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Demon's Tilt Xbox Game Pass Tunic - 3/16 Paradise Killer -3/16 Kraken Academy (Cloud, Console, and PC) – March 22 – Game Pass Tainted Grail: Conquest (Console) ID@Xbox – March 22 Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (Cloud, Console, and PC) – March 22 Norco (PC) ID@Xbox – March 24 F1 2021 (Console) EA Play – March 24 Crusader Kings III (Xbox Series X|S) ID@Xbox – March 29 Weird West (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – March 31 Leaving Game Pass 3/30 Madden NFL 20 (Cloud, Console, and PC) EA Play Narita Boy (Cloud, Console, and PC) Shadow Warrior 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) Humble Bundle Nintendo Online Super Fantasy Zone Alien Soldier Light Crusader Lord of the Rings MMO Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Anonymous Rich Deacon Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
Bobby Kotick Has Got to Go

Bobby Kotick Has Got to Go


What We're Playing Colby:  Zookeeper World, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Nexomon: Extinction Cliff: Forza 5, Psychonauts 2 Dylan: GTA 3, GTA Vice City News Blizzard is Literally a Dumpster Fire at This Point and Bobby Kotick Has Got to Go The 2021 Game Awards Have Been Announced Don’t Worry About MS, Game Pass is Doing Just Fine Go Hang Out at WDW in MineCraft Xbox Adds a Ton of Backward Compatible Games in “Last Update” We Did It! Twitch is on the Switch Now! This is Gross Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What is your favorite Xbox Memory as we are celebrating 20 years of Xbox today? *monotone screaming*: Did you ever camp outside of a game store waiting for a launch? Squid: Question for me! Have you ever played/beat a game and then gone to play it a second time and have no recollection of it? Because it sure just happened to me now. Primefan: How much did you mod your Xbox 1 or computer? Princess_Megan: Did you do anything special for your birthday? If not, will it be celebrated at Disney this weekend? JoeColeslaw: To a guy taking the 4k jump, what are games to go back to on Xbox series s to give my TV a run for its money? (Games i have cued so far : Tetris effect, horizon 5, halo, sea of thieves [duh], Lawn Mowing Simulator [double duh]) Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Guild of Dungeoneering KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION Never Alone Humble Bundle Game Pass Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta – Available now Dead Space (Cloud) EA Play - Today Dragon Age: Origins (Cloud) EA Play - Today Next Space Rebels (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 17 Exo One (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 18 Fae Tactics (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 18 My Friend Pedro (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 18 Undungeon (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 18 MS Flight Sim: Game of the Year Edition - November 18 Deeeer Simulator (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 23 Mortal Shell (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 23 Evil Genius 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 30 Halo Infinite (Console, PC) - December 8 Among Us (Console) Dec. 14 The Gunk (Xbox and PC) -  December 16 Total War: Warhammer 3 (PC) February 17, 2022 Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life $34 away from $4k! --- Send in a voice message:
Battlefield 2042 is getting crossplay and an AI mode that's going to let me play Battlefield 2042 with myself and 127 other bots. Other Video Game News Phil Spencer Hints About What Hardware You Might See From Xbox Next Undetectable Warzone Hack Taken Down Xbox Will Stop Your Kids from Spending All Your Money on Microtransactions Psychonauts 2 Wants Everyone to Enjoy It Maybe We Can Finally Start Buying GPUs Again...or Not Net Neutrality is Back Hunt Showdown Adds Shrek….’s House What We're Playing Colby: GTA 3/Vice City, Remnant From the Ashes, Pokemon Sword Cliff: Stardew, Prey Questions Vinny: What would be the best game pass games you'd recommend both to a 23-year-old and a 10-year-old!? squid: Normally we view games we loved through rose color glasses and even if we play them later on we still can look past their flaws. What’s a game that you played later on and thought “Oh. This was bad. Like bad, bad.” Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Obduction A sci-fi adventure from Cyan, the creators of Myst. Abducted far across the universe, you find yourself on a broken alien landscape with odd pieces of Earth. Explore, uncover, solve, and find a way to make it home. Offworld Trading Company Mars has been colonized, and Earth's corporate titans fight to dominate this new market. Competition is fierce in this fast-paced economic RTS from Civilization IV Lead Designer, Soren Johnson. Game Pass The Medium, July 15, Cloud Farming Simulator 19, July 15, Cloud, Console, and PC Bloodroots, July 15, Cloud, Console, and PC Cris Tales, July 20, Cloud, Console, and PC Last Stop, July 22, Console Microsoft Flight Simulator, July 27, Console The Forgotten City, July 28, Console The Ascent, July 29, Cloud, Console, and PC Omno, July 29, Console and PC Humble Bundle What the Golf Grab the new update with 50 new levels and 1000 new holes Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
E3 was this weekend and there is more news than you can possibly imagine. News Xbox is Bringing a Ton of Games to Game Pass Xbox is Bring xCloud to TVs and Streaming Sticks Xbox Bringing Z/S Games to Xbox One with xCloud Forza 5 Has an Interesting Approach to Weather Rocksmith+ Will Help You Play Guitar for Real Final Fantasy 1-6 Coming to Steam and Mobile Nintendo Switch Announcements FarCry 6 DLC Lets You Play as the Bad Guys Guardian’s of the Galaxy is a Coming, Switch will Get Cloud Version Disney is Open to Letting Indies Work with Their IP Rainbow Six Siege Getting Crossplay and Cross Progression Amped is a Major Inspiration for Shredders I am 100% Buying an Xbox Mini Fridge What We're Playing Colby: Observation, Abzu, Trover Saves the Universe, Narita Boy, Soma Cliff: Stardew Valley, Prey, A Short Hike Dylan: Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, World War Z Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What's the game(s) you're most excited for after the weekend? And why is it Halo? TheBigDog: Guess who's back? Back again. Eddie's back, tell your friends. Questions : Who  won E3? Who lost E3? Who was the most improved? Cpt Insano6: With God of War being delayed to 2022, would you rather a developer tell you a game is  delayed or go radio silent till the game is ready for release? Rdeacon: What do you feel was the worst console accessory?  Worst one you used? Examples: Power glove, Wii Sports pack, Sega x32, Sega CD, etc Cheap/Free Games Epic Games: Hell is other demons Overcooked! 2 Summer Games Fest Steam Next Fest Game Pass: Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Cloud, Console, and PC) Arx Fatalis (PC) Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PC, Cloud, and Console) Doom (Cloud and Console) Fallout (PC) Fallout 2 (PC) Fallout 3 (PC, Cloud, and Console) Fallout: New Vegas (Newly added for PC, Cloud, and Console) Fallout: Tactics (PC) Rage (Cloud and Console) The Evil Within 2 (PC, Cloud, and Console) Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PC, Cloud, and Console) Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered (June 24th)June 24th Game Pass Coming This Year Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X|S) – July 27 Hades (PC, Cloud, and Console) – August 13 Among Us (Cloud and Console) – 2021 Troll Corner Rockstart is shutting down GTA Online for Xbox 360 and PS4 owners Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
GTA 5 is getting released...again. This time an "expanded and enhanced" version is coming to Xbox Series X/S and PS5. More Video Game News Rambo and John McClane Coming to Warzone All nVidia 30 Series Cards Coming with Crypto Limiters VR Games Are Getting DLSS Support Twitch Subs Are Going to Start Costing Less in Other Countries Sony Files Patent for Betting on eSports What We're Playing Colby: Zombie Army 4, Livelock, Tesla vs Lovecraft, The Avengers Cliff: Stardew Valley, Spiritfarer, Rain on My Parade, Dragon Quest Builders 2 Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): E3 is coming up sooner than we realize. Only about a month or so away. What're some of your most anticipated games coming out this year or next that you think we may see more of at E3? Elfsawrath52: Baby wipes or regular disinfectant wipes? Who played Batman the best? How many consoles is too many? JoeColeslaw: So if you are not able to do something in real life... play the video game... BESIDES GTA: what game would you play to be able to something you can't IRL? Gas shortage, Horizon? Cost of Ammo too high, hunter call of the wild? Cant fly, flight sim? Rdeacon: So question time.... What was the worst gaming product you bought? This can be a game, a controller, a system, etc JoeColeslaw: Hey, CLIFF!  Is there a way to message the show with voicemails?! Sometimes it sounds better when I say it. ( Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Giant Mystery Game! Game Pass SnowRunner (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available Now Peggle 2 (Cloud) EA Play – May 20 Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (Cloud) EA Play – May 20 Secret Neighbor (PC) ID@Xbox – May 20 The Wild at Heart (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – May 20 The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 21 Knockout City (Console and PC) EA Play – May 21 Maneater (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – May 25 Conan Exiles (Cloud and Console) ID@Xbox – May 27 – Optimized for Series X|S on May 27 Fuzion Frenzy (Cloud) – May 27 Joy Ride Turbo (Cloud) – May 27 MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (Console) ID@Xbox – May 27 Slime Rancher (PC) ID@Xbox – May 27 Solasta: Crown of the Magister (PC) ID@Xbox – May 27 SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest (PC) – May 27 Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
Microsoft is making it easier to get a Series X, Quick Resume is even getting even faster and they do these things even though each Xbox that gets sold costs them money. Other Video Game News Ubisoft Might Be Pivoting to More F2P Games Steam is Getting Sued. So is Sony! Roblox is Huge Good Guy Sonic What We're Playing Colby: Monster Sanctuary, Zombie Army 4, Rain on Your Parade, King of Seas, Livelock Cliff: Spiritfarer, Stardew Valley Dylan: New Pokémon Snap Questions Elfsawrath52: What's your favourite dnd class? Squid: Favorite tertiary Star Wars character? Aslan the Incompetent: Have you gotten my "What would be your fatality if you were a MK character?" from weeks ago? Rdeacon: So game development has always been a brutal process for developers.  Do you see the day where they will be treated more fairly, or do you feel that its just the way its always going to be.. they are just break one you get another. Brooke: Who is your favorite Tik Tok personality? What is your favorite Tik Tok video? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games The Lion’s Song "The Lion’s Song" is a narrative adventure game. It is steeped in early 20th century history and focusses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. Twitch Prime Iris and the Giant - May 14 Healer's Quest - Jun 1 Beholder - Jun 1 Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac - May 28 The Blind Prophet - Jun 1 Yoku's Island Express - Jun 1 Figment - May 21 Faraway: Director's Cut - Jun 4 A Blind Legend - Jun 1 Humble Bundle Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
xCloud is coming to iOS and I personally feel that I should have gotten an invite by now. What We're Playing Colby: Deiland Pocket Planet, Rain on Your Parade Cliff: Spiritfarer, What the Dub?! Other Gaming News Xbox Will No Longer Require Xbox Live to Play F2P Online Games Sony F***ed Around and Found Out Xbox Mini Fridges are Real and I Want One Sony Has Sold A LOT of PS5s Max Payne 3 and LA Noire’s DLC is Now Free on PC Xbox is Getting New Quick Resume Features Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): If you could cross any franchise gaming, movies, tv, etc. and make it into an open-world narrative game what would you want it to be? Elfsawrath52: What's your favourite bobs burgers episode Tr1pletrouble88: At the upcoming VR events what do you think they might announce? Anything exciting, I mean other than the obvious. Oculus said that they won’t be making a quest pro anytime soon, so will there’s be a game showcase? I think it might be, but I’ll be waiting. :) Rdeacon: Go for a easy.. yet hard one.. favorite pizza, deluxe, veggie, hawaiian, etc AND if you had to pick one topping what would it be? Princess_Megan: What is your favorite dessert? Also, building on @rdeacon's question, has anyone asked which style of pizza do you prefer yet? Cheap/Free Games Game Pass MLB The Show 21 (Cloud and Console) – Available Now Phogs! (PC) ID@Xbox – April 22 Second Extinction (Game Preview) (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – April 28 Destroy All Humans! (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 29 Fable III (Cloud) – April 30 Fable Anniversary (Cloud) – April 30 Epic Games Hand of Fate 2 Alien: Isolation Troll Corner Days Gone Director says a bunch of stupid stuff Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
The PlayStation 5 can now use a USB drive for backing up huge games off your tiny hard drive, but still can't play them off of it. Other Video Game News Vermintide 2 Is Becoming a Roguelike for Free Ubisoft is Closing Down the Online Servers for Ten Games Is Your Hard Drive Space Disappearing? Hey Alexa, Download My GamePass Games Epic is Losing SO Much Money Giving Away Games What We're Playing Colby: Cozy Grove, Zombie Army 4, Iconoclasts, Genesis Noir, Solo: Islands of the Heart Cliff: Rounds, Zombie Army 4, Outlanders, Stardew Valley Dylan: Phalanx Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What's been some of your favorite gaming memories since quarantine started? Squid: Favorite sandwich? Rdeacon: Have you gotten so into a game that you were like... wow I need to scale this back I am playing WAY too much? JoeColeslaw: Sometimes, you must start anew! If you're unhappy, take a few steps back, evaluate where you are, and look to both where you can be, and where you should be. With the events of the last year and some change... what all has changed for you: personally, professionally, and within gaming. What would you like to see in your future? Princess_Megan: If you could have video games downloaded into your brain, would you? How do you think it will affect your daily life, both positively and negatively? Cheap/Free Games Epic Game Store Deponia: The Complete JourneyJunk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place. The Pillars of the Earth12th century, England: In a time of poverty and war, a small town begins the construction of a cathedral to claim wealth and safety for its people. In their struggle to survive, lives and destinies intertwine. Based on Ken Follett's world-bestseller ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. The First TreeA beautiful, 3rd-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a son reconnecting with his estranged father in Alaska. Uncover artifacts from the son's life as they journey towards The First Tree. Humble Bundle Troll Corner Hope you didn't want to patch your PS3 games Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
The New All Digital E3

The New All Digital E3


E3 is going all digital this year, which honestly will probably not changes E3 at all for the majority of people that aren't journalists. Other Video Game News Mass Effect is Getting a Few Changes in It’s Re-Release Noise Cancellation for Everyone! Apparently, nVidia is Going to Make More 1650’s What We're Playing Colby: Moonlighter, Winding Worlds, SongPop Party, Cozy Grove, Cattails, Risk of Rain, Iconoclasts Cliff: Spiritfarer, Narita Boy Dylan: Clu Clu Land Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What're your thoughts on E3 coming back in a digital format? What's the real purpose of big companies like Microsoft participating when they could go the Sony route and do their own event? Princess Megan: Being able to pet the dog, or any random creature in a game somehow makes it marginally better. What is your favorite game that allows this mechanic? Alan S (zeroskill): Controversial topic: Do you believe in the healing properties of crystals? Rdeacon: Black licorice: love or hate it? Cheap/Free Games PlayStation Plus: Marvel’s Avengers (until July 5th) Borderlands 3 (until Sept 29th) Long Dark (forever) Epic Games 3 out of 10 Season 2 Caffeinated super-powers, sentient AIs, and rival game studios all stand in the way of Shovelworks studios as they struggle to finally make a game that scores better than “3 out of 10”. Will this be the Season that they finally do it? Xbox Game Pass Grand Theft Auto V (Cloud and Console) – April 8 Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – April 8 Disneyland Adventures (Cloud) – April 8 Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure (Cloud) – April 8 NHL 21 (Console) EA Play – April 12 Rain on Your Parade Pathway (PC) ID@Xbox – April 15 MLB The Show 21 (Cloud and Console) – April 20 Plus: Play Over 50 Cloud-Enabled Games with Xbox Touch Controls Small Bites Apple Arcade is Even a Better Deal Troll Corner Sony Didn’t Warn Some Devs Before Shutting Down the PSN Store Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
If your backlog isn't big enough already, Game Pass is getting a huge infusion of games this year from the ID@Xbox program. Amnesia: Rebirth is Just “Moody” Now I Honestly Had Forgotten That Cyberpunk 2077 Wasn’t on the Playstation Store Enlisted, A New 100 Player WW2 Game is Hitting Open Beta Next Month Bleep Looks Like the PlayStation Stores Are Shutting Down What We're Playing Colby: Monster Sanctuary, Moonlighter Cliff: Wreckfest, Feynx Rising Questions DA VINSTER: We're getting a mortal Kombat movie, last of us tv show, etc. What other video game would fit a good tv show/movie medium? Squid: What’s a game you’ve tried to replay the most but haven’t been able to get into it? Rdeacon: With all the free games, including things like Game Pass, do you really see the need to ever purchase a game?  And with the rise of Game Pass and PlayStation Now, do you see all future gaming companies going to a subscription model? ShadoughX (Josh): Fun question time: What/ who is an artist or band that you listen to that falls outside the realm of your normal/ favorite genres that others may judge you for =)? I’ll go first: Hilary Duff Cheap/Free Games Twitch Prime The Escapists Moving Out Move or Die: Couch Party Edition Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron Before I Forget. PS Plus Oddworld: Soulstor Days Gone Zombie Army 4: Dead War Games with Gold Vikings: Wolves of Midgard ($39.99 ERP): Available April 1 to 30 Truck Racing Championship($59.99 ERP): Available April 16 to May 15 Dark Void ($14.99 ERP): Available April 1 to 15 Hard Corps: Uprising ($14.99 ERP): Available April 16 to 30 Game Pass Narita Boy (Cloud, Console and PC) ID@Xbox – March 30 Outriders (Cloud and Console) – April 1 NHL 21 (Console) EA Play – Coming in April Epic Games Tales of the Neon Sea Small Bites Rocket League is coming to your phone Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life --- Send in a voice 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 --- Send in a voice message:
Apparently you can buy all of Bethesda and Star Wars and still not quite buy a Farmville. What We're Playing Cliff: Superliminal Colby: Anvil, Inscryption, The Gunk, Wildfire News That’s a Lot of Farms  E3 Cancels In Person Event, Might Cancel Completely  Why Would Anyone Want to Play a 500 Hour Game?  Fallout is Getting the TV Treatment  Getting Screenshots Off of the Switch Sucks Less with this App  Don’t Install Norton Questions Mansocks: If you could have a pet from a video games (NOT POKEMONS) what would it be? John Tysinger (Krawdad): Have you ever had a real life event that almost stopped you playing a particular game or games all together? We had a 80 plus member raiding guild for WOW and one member unexpectedly passed away. Another member a week later had a heart attack.  Don’t think I’ve played the game since. rdeacon: Have you played a game that either the gameplay or the story seems out of place? Just riffing off the Golf Club Wasteland convo. Primefan: Have you ever played a triple a game that you don’t think should have been triple a if so which one? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Galactic Civilizations III Game Pass Spelunky 2 (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – January 13 The Anacrusis (Console and PC) – January 13th Nobody Saves the World (Console and PC) - Jan. 18 Pupperazzi (Console and PC) – 20th Windjammers 2 (Console and PC) – 20th Rainbow Six Extraction (Console and PC) - 20th Prime Gaming STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order on Origin Total War: Warhammer World War Z: Aftermath Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship Abandon Ship Paper Beast - Folded Edition In Other Waters Two Point Hospital Patreon Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Anonymous Rich Deacon Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
Perfectly timed for the pandemic, you can finally lick a screen and see exactly what the food you cooked in Breath of the Wild tastes like. What We're Playing Cliff: Anvil, Far Cry 6 Colby: Anvil Dylan: Wild Rift, The Witcher 3 News COVID and Lickable Screens, Together At Last! Samsung Announced Their Streaming Based Gaming Hub Square Enix Embraces The Blockchain Alienware Project Nyx Sounds Very Interesting The Best Selling Indie Games on the Switch 8-Bit Christmas Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What's a game you love that you would want to come to game pass so others can enjoy it as well? Cliff: The Pathless John Tysinger: Happy Holidays guys. It’s been awhile since I asked a question. I’ll start off with saying thank you for talking about Anvil. I’ve put in 20 hrs in the last week. With that being said. What game or games that is not exactly your type of genre but had a blast playing. One that comes to me is Lost In Random. Thanks and can’t wait to listen into the New year. Squid: What PC only games should I get! Let us know on Discord! rdeacon: What foods have you eaten for breakfast that aren't traditionally known as a breakfast food?  Mine is cold pizza.. sooo yummy. Misshappychildhood: What do you think of the Silent Hill franchise? Primefan: What was your favorite part of New Years? Joe Coleslaw: Who plays games "just for fun?" (Callback to square dude). What game have you contributed to in the past? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Tomb Raider GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION Gods Will Fall Playstation Plus Deep Rock Galactic (for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5) Dirt 5 (PS4, PS5) Persona 5 Strikers (PS4) PlayStation Now Mortal Kombat 11 Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Fury Unleashed Unturned Super Time Force Ultra Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition Game Pass Gorogoa (Cloud, Console, and PC) Olija (Cloud, Console, and PC) The Pedestrian (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox Embr (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – January 6 Mass Effect Legendary Edition (Console and PC) EA Play – January 6 Outer Wilds (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – January 6 Spelunky 2 (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – January 13 The Anacrusis (Console and PC) – January 13th Pupperazzi – 20th Windjammers 2 – 20th Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Anonymous Rich Deacon Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
2021 Game of the Year

2021 Game of the Year


2021 is almost over, which means it's time to pick our favorite games that came out this year! What We're Playing Cliff: Far Cry, Halo Infinite Colby:Halo Infinite, Anvil Dylan: Wild Rift News - GOTY - Riot Settles Their Lawsuit for a Cool $100 million - Sonic is Getting the Lego Treatment - GTA Trilogy Owners Get A Free Game - Maybe Planning a School Shooting Level is a Bad Idea - Steam’s Best of 2021 Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): Sorry I missed last week, work has been incredibly hectic. This may contain spoilers with your answers, but what are some of the biggest plot twists that stuck with you in games? Misshappychildhood: My kid thinks that the N64 controller was made for Vortigaunts from Half-Life. How do you feel about this theory? Squid: Do you have any gaming new year resolutions? Joe Coleslaw: You have a $75 giftcard from your great aunt Gertrude.... What game would you buy today, if gamepass didn't exist? Princess_Megan: What game released this year was the biggest flop? Primefan: What are your plans for New Years? Cheap/Free Games Games with Gold NeuroVoider ($13.99 ERP): Available January 1 to 31 Aground ($14.99 ERP): Available January 16 to February 15 Radiant Silvergun ($14.99 ERP): Available January 1 to 15 Space Invaders Infinity Gene ($9.99 ERP): Available January 16 to 31 Game Pass The Anacrusis - January 13 Pupperazzi - January 20 Windjammers 2 - January 20 Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Anonymous Rich Deacon Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
Things aren't sounding great at Bungie, where too much crunch, rampant sexism and bad HR are causing issues for the creators of Destiny. What We're Playing Dylan: I watched Arcane, Wild Rift Colby: Trigger Witch, Halo Infinite Cliff: 12 Minutes News Peter Molyneux is Making a Blockchain Game We Welcome Bungie to the List of Gaming Companies that Desperately Need a Union Top Songs on Console Spotify Google is Bringing Mobile Games to PC Battlegrounds Apparently isn’t Already Free? Blizzard…Blizzard…Blizzard Ubisofts NFT Sucks…And Everyone Thinks So Patch Your Minecraft ASAP Questions Vinny: Do you think this has been the defining year for Xbox and the Xbox ecosystem? No console war bs, but when looking at data, Xbox has released more first party games this year than Sony for the first time in a long time, as well as overall reviews being incredibly high compared to years past of Xbox games. Is this the beginning of a new Xbox ecosystem and do you see them continuing to grow? Rdeacon: Got two 1. Eggnog yea or nay? 2. Is there a perfect game length and would game type be the main factor in that decision? Primefan: What do you guys think about warhammer games for the Xbox and PlayStation systems? Joe Coleslaw: Have you ever considered joining a gaming community, game clan, or a full time squad? Did you ever have that core 4 you would play with back in the day? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Watch out for a free game every day starting on Dec. 16 Jingle Jam Game Pass Aliens: Fireteam Elite – December 14 (Console, PC) Among Us – December 14 (Console) The Gunk – December 16 (Console, PC, Cloud) Among Us (Cloud) ID@Xbox – December 15 Ben 10: Power Trip (Cloud, Console, and PC) – December 16 Broken Age (Cloud, Console, and PC) – December 16 Firewatch (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – December 16 The Gunk (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – December 16 Lake (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – December 16 Mortal Kombat 11 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – December 16 PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay (Cloud, Console, and PC) – December 16 Race With Ryan (Cloud, Console, and PC) – December 16 Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – December 16 Transformers: Battlegrounds (Cloud, Console, and PC) – December 16 Total War: Warhammer 3 (PC) February 17, 2022 Nintendo OnlineBanjo-Kazooie Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Anonymous Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
Console Locked DLC Sure Is(n't) Worth It episode 259_mixdown.mp3 What We're Playing Colby:  Doom 3, Exo One, Kingdom Two Crowns, Stories Untold Cliff: Death’s Door, Golf Club: Wasteland Dylan: GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, Halo: Infinite Multiplayer (for 10 minutes) Extra Life News New Spiderman DLC is Only Multiplayer Blizzard is Spiraling The Original Versions of the GTA Trilogy are Back...At Least on Rockstar Have a New LG TV? You Can Stream GeForce Now What Do You Think Sonic Smells Like? Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What're your thoughts on the free to play multiplayer for games like Halo? A lot of people love the ease of access of getting people in, a lot of others say they wish it was $60 like it used to be so they wouldn't have to deal with all the new microtransactions that come along with a free to play game. What do you think? Squid: Yo. What’s a small detail in a game that blew your mind. Primefan: Now that battlefield 2042 is out are you planning on buying the game Misshappychildhood: What are your 3 top choices for best Nintendo Switch games with the most fun and play value? *monotone screaming*: What is your favorite type of customization in video games? Do you like the Diablo style of putting a skin on something that looks like something you’ve unlocked, or do you like leveling up and getting skins? Or some other type of customization Tr1pletrouble88: Favorite thing to draw :) Joe Coleslaw: You are in charge of the Multi-Verse Thanksgiving meal! You have to choose up to 12 video game characters from all franchises for the invite to the big FEAST of Thanksgiving! What is your BEST list for a successful gathering? What would be your Murphy's law list, (everything that could go wrong can and will wrong) Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Antstream - Epic Welcome Pack theHunter: Call of the Wild Prime Gaming Frostpunk Journey to the Savage Planet Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Tales of Monkey Island Complete Pack Football Manager 2021 Morkredd Spellcaster University Youtubers Life PS Plus (Rumored) Godfall Challenger Edition (PS5 / PS4) Mortal Shell (PS4) Lego DC Super-Villains (PS4) Games with Gold Orcs Must Die! The Escapists 2 Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition Game Pass Deeeer Simulator (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 23 Mortal Shell (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 23 Evil Genius 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 30 Halo Infinite (Console, PC) - December 8 Among Us (Console) Dec. 14 The Gunk (Xbox and PC) -  December 16 Total War: Warhammer 3 (PC) February 17, 2022 --- Send in a voice message:
What We're Playing Colby: Red Dead Redemption 2, Flynn Son of Crimson Cliff: Psychonauts 2, Moonglow Bay Dylan: Back 4 Blood Extra Life News I’m Sure This WIll Fix Things Luigi is Getting His Own Lego Set If You Own a PC You May Never Have to Buy a Playstation Again Stadia is Testing Time-Limited Demos You Can Play Geforce Now On Xbox Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): Is there any game franchise that you wish had a Games as a Service? For Example, a God of War in a Destiny 2 kind of game. Misshappychildhood: Is it dumb to buy a Nintendo Switch for my family at this point in time? ShadoughX (Josh): What makes a good video game-based show or movie? *monotone screaming*: What are some of your favorite early 2000’s shooters? Primefan: Is there any Xbox exclusive game that you think is your favorite? Also, what are your thoughts on Battlefield 2042 ? Ryan: Do you have a favorite character from some smaller indie games? Tr1pletrouble88: Favorite carnival or pier game? Mansocks: C64: what was your favorite game soundtrack.. and why was it Commando.. and how HARD did that game go on music Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Aven Colony Games with Gold Moving Out ($24.99 ERP): Available November 1 to 30 Kingdom Two Crowns ($19.99 ERP): Available November 16 to December 15 Rocket Knight ($14.99 ERP): Available November 1 to 15 Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes ($19.99 ERP): Available November 16 to 30 Game Pass Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Editions (PC) – November 2 Unpacking (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 2 It Takes Two (Cloud, Console, PC) EA Play – November 4 Kill It with Fire (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – November 4 Football Manager 2022 (PC) – November 9 Football Manager 2022: Xbox Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 9 Forza Horizon 5 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 9 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition (Console) – November 11 One Step from Eden (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – November 11 One Step from Eden combines deck-building and real-time action with rogue-like MS Flight Sim: Game of the Year Edition - November 18 Halo Infinite (Console, PC) - December 8 Among Us (Console) Dec. 14 Playstation Plus Knockout City | PS5 & PS4 First Class Trouble** | PS5 &PS4 Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning | PS4 The Persistence | PS VR*** The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Standard Edition | PS VR*** Until You Fall | PS VR*** Prime Gaming Control Ultimate Edition Rise of the Tomb Raider Dragon Age: Inquisition on Origin Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Liberated BAFL - Brakes Are For Losers Demon Hunter 2: New Chapter Secret Files: Sam Peters Puzzle Agent 2 Troll Corner God I Hate This Ubisoft is investing in crypto apparently Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. --- Send in a voice message:
News Nintendo Releases Pricing for the Nintendo Online Expansion Still Looking for a PS5? This Install Size is Insane This Game Studio Sounds Amazing I Failed to Pre-Order a Fridge Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What's a game or game(s) that you've always been interested in playing but for some reason or another you keep putting off and have still yet to play it? Do you think you honestly will play said game at some point? *monotone screaming*: Do you prefer 1st person or 3rd person for different genres? (Shooter, puzzle, exploration, etc.) Mazelnut: Are there any movies that feel like they couldn’t be made into video games but you wish they would? *monotone screaming*: If you’ve played any of the superhero games like Batman or Spider Man, which one is your favorite? Rdeacon: Do you have a preferred type of headphone, can be brand and or type (over ear or earbud) for gaming? Princess_Megan: How are your backlogs coming? Have you completed anything off of them, or plan to soon? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Among the Sleep - Enhanced Edition In the game you play as a small child trapped in a weird nightmare where you go looking for your mom. Game Pass Outriders - October 19 - (PC) Into the Pit - October 19 (Console/PC) Echo Generation – October 21 (Console, PC, Cloud) Everspace 2 (PC) - October 21 Dragon Ball FighterZ (Cloud and Console) – October 21 Moonglow Bay – October 26 (Console, PC, Cloud) Age Of Empires IV – October 28 (PC, Cloud) Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (Console and PC) – October 28 Backbone (Console) ID@Xbox – October 28 Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – October 28 The Forgotten City (Cloud, Console, and PC) – October 28 Bassmaster Fishing 2022 – October 28 (Console, PC, Cloud) Minecraft (Java & Bedrock) - November 2 - (PC) Humble Bundle Troll Corner This is So Dumb Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
Episode 250: The Return

Episode 250: The Return


It's good news when your legal counsel quits without notice and you're being newly investigated by the SEC and the EEOC, right? Right? More Video Game News Activision Blizzard Is Now Under Federal Investigation! The New PS5 Firmware Might Increase Your FPS Quantic Dreams Might Be Making a Star Wars Game Warhammer Online Just Got New Cities...8 Years After It Went Offline Candy Crush is Now an Esport Toe Jam and Earl Originally Had a Way Better Final Boss What We're Playing Colby:  Night in the Woods Cliff: Torchlight 3 Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): I'm jumping the gun a little bit, but let's do it anyway! Halloween is a little over a month away. What would be your dream, unlimited budget, Video Game Costume and any other dream costume not video game-related you'd wanna be. *monotone screaming*: What were some of your favorite games from the older consoles, like SNES and Atari? Squid: Do silent protagonists still work Kim Cruz: Would you rather fight a 1 duck size of a horse or 100 horse size of a duck Hans Addleman: How many times during an average podcast recording does each host fart? Kent R. Johnson: What is your opinion of Fallout 76? Hallie Kinder: What video game have you beaten the most times and why? Wez: what’s one feature you’d like to see in a future gaming console? Cheap/Free Games Epic Game The Escapists Humble Game Pass Lost Words: Beyond the Page (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 23 Sable (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 23 Subnautica: Below Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 23 Tainted Grail: Conquest (PC) ID@Xbox – September 23 Lemnis Gate (Console and PC) – September 28 Astria Ascending (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 30 Unsighted (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – September 30 Phoenix Point (Console) ID@Xbox – October 1 Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life --- Send in a voice message:
Comments (3)

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

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

Vinny DaVinster

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

Nov 2nd