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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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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!

    Can We Find Just One Studio That Isn't Full of Terrible People?

    Can We Find Just One Studio That Isn't Full of Terrible People?

    The studio behind High on Life founded by Justin Roiland has had a very bad week.

    What We're Playing
    Cliff: Rocket League

    Colby: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Beasts of Maravilla Island

    Dylan: Last of Us on Netflix

    News

    Things Aren’t Sounding Great For Justin Roiland or His Studio
    Awesome Games Done Quick Raises $26 Million
    Other Monopolies are Worried About MS
    Google Stadia Releases One Last Game
    Bots in AI are Ruining Competitive Mode
    Xbox and Bethesda Have an Event Next Week
    Xbox Wants to Lower Your Carbon Emissions

    Questions

    Rdeacon: At what point in a game do you know the game is not good?  And at that point do you continue or just bail on it?

    Are you a regular or ergonomic keyboard person?

    Primefan: All time favorite games?

    Tr1pletrouble88: What's your favorite blood type?

    BIG CHAPPIE: Favorite book?

    Cheap/Free Games
    Epic Games


    Epistory - Typing Chronicles

    Xbox Game Pass


    Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available now
    Valheim: Mistlands Biome Update (PC) – Available now
    Persona 3 Portable (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 19
    Persona 4 Golden (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 19
    Monster Hunter Rise (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 20
    Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition – January 31 (Console, Cloud)
    Inkulinati – January 31 (Console, PC)

    Humble Bundle


    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/wadjeteye-sixteen-years-of-adventure

    PlayStation Extra


    Back 4 Blood
    Dragon Ball FighterZ for PS4
    Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
    Life is Strange: Before the Storm
    Life is Strange
    Just Cause 4: Reloaded
    Jett: The Far Shore
    Omno
    Erica

    PlayStation Premium


    Syphon Filter 3
    Hot Shots Golf 2
    Star Wars Demolition

    Patreon

    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon

    Extra Life

    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/


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    • 53 min
    In Retrospect, $70 Seems Pretty Reasonable

    In Retrospect, $70 Seems Pretty Reasonable

    Based on the historic prices of video games, you could be paying a lot more than $70.

    What We're Playing
    Cliff: Stranded Deep, Soccer Story

    Colby: Stranded Deep, Bladed Fury, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    Dylan: Movies Galore!

    News

    Video Game Prices are Going Up…Or Are They?
    CD Projekt Red Settle Their Cyberpunk Lawsuit
    Sony Says the PlayStation Shortage is Over
    The Handy Steam Feature Most People Don’t Know About
    Zenimax Employes Form the Largest Game Union
    PS2 Emulator Dev Calls it Quits After Death Threats

    Questions
    Brian Heninger: Here is a question for the podcast.  My Otolaryngologist has suggested that I hum throughout the day to work out my vocal cords to prevent my chronic cough from acting up.  I am looking for good song recommendations that aren't too hard, nor ones that will stick in my head all day—any suggestions?

    Rdeacon:

    1. If you are playing or want to play multiple games, how do you decide which one you want to play?

    2. Dipping choice for soft pretzels cheese or mustard?

    Alan S (zeroskill): Which Donkey or Diddy Kong featured game is your favorite?

    *monotone screaming*: Favorite smash bros character? Might have been asked before tho

    Cheap/Free Games
    Epic Games


    First Class Trouble

    Xbox Game Pass


    Persona 3 Portable – January 19 (Console, PC, Cloud)
    Persona 4 Golden – January 19 (Console, PC, Cloud)
    Monster Hunter Rise – January 20 (Console, PC)
    Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition – January 31 (Console, Cloud)
    Inkulinati – January 31 (Console, PC)
    Roboquest – January TBA (Console)

    Prime Gaming


    The Evil Within 2
    Chicken Police: Paint it RED!
    Faraway 2
    Breathedge
    Beat Cop
    Lawn Mowing Simulator

    Patreon

    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon

    Extra Life

    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    New News is Good News?

    New News is Good News?

    There is shockingly little news that comes out between Christmas and New Year. Well, maybe it's not that shocking.

    What We're Playing
    Cliff: Soccer Story, TMNT Shredder’s Revenge

    Colby: Gas Station Simulator, The Pedestrian, TMNT Shredder’s Revenge, Bladed Fury

    News

    Square Enix is All In on Blockchain
    The 4070 TI Goes on Sale This Week

    Questions
    Princess_Megan: Which foods did you enjoy for New Year's dinner?

    Phibo: If there is a game that you are going to replay in 2023.  Which one would it be ?

    Rdeacon: What's your gaming New Year's resolution?

    When eating dinner out...do you prefer soup or salad?

    Cheap/Free Games
    Epic Games


    Kerbal Space Program
    Shadow Tactics - Aiko's Choice

    Xbox Game Pass


    Stranded Deep - Today (Console, PC, Cloud)
    Persona 3 Portable – January 19 (Console, PC, Cloud)
    Persona 4 Golden – January 19 (Console, PC, Cloud)
    Monster Hunter Rise – January 20 (Console, PC)
    Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition – January 31 (Console, Cloud)
    Inkulinati – January 31 (Console, PC)
    Roboquest – January TBA (Console)

    Leaving Game Pass


    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition
    Nobody Saves the World
    Pupperazi
    The Anacrusis
    Windjammers 2

    Xbox Gold


    Iris Fall ($19.99 ERP): Available January 1 to 31
    Autonauts ($19.99 ERP): Available January 16 to February 15

    Playstation Plus


    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
    Fallout 76
    Axiom Verge 2

    Prime Gaming


    Dishonored 2
    Metal Slug
    Metal Slug X
    Metal Slug 3
    Real Bout Fatal Fury
    The King of Fighters 2003
    The Last Blade
    The Last Blade 2
    Twinkle Star Sprites
    SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

    Patreon

    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon

    Extra Life

    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/


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    • 48 min
    Microsoft, The Constitution & The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914

    Microsoft, The Constitution & The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914

    The Microsoft Blizzard/Activision merger is getting weird, with lawsuits galore!

    What We're Playing
    Cliff: Diablo 3, Pentiment

    Colby: Diablo 3, High on Life, Dying Light

    Dylan:Pokemon: Scarlet

    Rich: High On Life, Pentiment, Escape from Tarkov

    News

    Microsoft Accuses The FTC of Violating the Constitution
    Gamers Accuse Microsoft of Violating The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914
    High On Life Smashes Game Pass Records
    More Blizzard Devs are Trying to Unionize
    Activision Blizzard Leaves for Bored Ape
    Those New $200 PS Controllers Have Great Battery Life
    The CEO of Atari Wants to Buy Atari
    Valve Would Like to Know  If You Want to See a Dead Body?

    Questions
    Primefan: What are y’all’s thoughts on Elden Ring winning game of the year?

    Misshappychildhood: What cool games did you get for Christmas? Video games, card games, board games etc.

    Princess_Megan: How was Christmas for your pets?

    rdeacon:

    What did you want but didn’t get for Christmas?

    What’s your favorite Christmas food?

    Cheap/Free Games
    Epic Games


    Mystery Game!

    Xbox Game Pass


    Persona 3 Portable – January 19 (Console, PC, Cloud)
    Persona 4 Golden – January 19 (Console, PC, Cloud)
    Monster Hunter Rise – January 20 (Console, PC)
    Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition – January 31 (Console, Cloud)
    Inkulinati – January 31 (Console, PC)
    Roboquest – January TBA (Console)

    Playstation Plus (Leak)


    Star Wars: Fallen Order
    Fallout 76
    Axiom Verge 2

    Patreon

    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon

    Extra Life

    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Epic Fined Big Over Use of "Dark Patterns"

    Epic Fined Big Over Use of "Dark Patterns"

    Epic is going to have to pay a VERY large fine for doing a bunch of things they shouldn't be doing.

    What We're Playing
    Cliff: Diablo 3

    Colby: High on Life, Diablo 3

    Rich: High on Life, Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga, BOTW ( for 10 min), Escape from Tarkov

    News

    Epic Fined Big Over Use of "Dark Patterns"
    Microsoft Offers COD to PlayStation for 10 Years
    Steam Has a Nazi Problem
    Amazon Gives Publishing a Shot
    The Diablo 4 Collectors Box is Really Dumb
    High on Life Has an AI Problem
    You Are All Gross and Weird

    Questions
    rdeacon: Based on the High as Life using AI do you see this as a standard business practice like self-checkout kiosks to replace workers or part of something larger?

    Rdeacon: What is your flavor, topping, etc makes up your ultimate pancake?

    *monotone screaming*: Do you have a game that you play simply because you want to turn your brain off for a couple of hours?

    Cheap/Free Games
    Epic Games


    Free Game Every Day

    Humble Bundle


    Bundles every day

    PlayStation Plus Extra (Dec 20)


    Mortal Shell (PS4, PS5)
    Judgment (PS4, PS5)
    The Pedestrian (PS4, PS5)
    Evil Genius 2 (PS4, PS5)
    Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (PS4)
    Ben 10: Power Trip (PS4, PS5)
    Gigantosaurus The Game (PS4)
    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire — Ultimate Edition (PS4)
    Worms WMD (PS4)
    The Escapists 2 (PS4)

    Patreon

    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon

    Extra Life

    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Game(s) of the Year 2022!

    Game(s) of the Year 2022!

    Find out what Cliff, Colby and Dylan's favorite games were this year (shockingly, nobody picked Elden Ring).

    What We're Playing
    Cliff: Diablo 3

    Colby: Diablo 3, Farcry 4, Chained Echoes

    Dylan: Pokemon: Scarlet, Fall Guys, Satisfye Grip

    News
    GOTY


    Everything Announced at the Game Awards
    Fortnite is Apparently “Like Cocaine”
    The Video Game Category for the Grammy’s is Weird
    Epic Wants to Put Your Kids in a Cabin
    FTC Sues to Block the Activision/Blizzard Microsoft Deal
    Game Awards Stage Crasher Arrested

    Questions
    Princess_Megan: What are the games you actually have opinions on?

    *monotone screaming*: Do you tend to avoid or embrace a game’s community when you play it?

    Turndwn4wut (Travis): What sucks in real life but is fun in video games?

    Cheap/Free Games
    Epic Games


    Mystery Game!

    Xbox Game Pass


    Riot games
    High On Life (Cloud, Console, and PC) – December 13
    Potion Craft (Console and PC) – December 13
    Hot Wheels Unleashed – Game of the Year Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – December 15
    Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan (Cloud, Console, and PC) – December 15

    Humble Bundle


    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/tacticians-bundle

    Jingle Jam


    https://jinglejam.tiltify.com/games

    Patreon

    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon

    Extra Life

    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/


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    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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