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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!

    Do You Have a Favorite Spatula?

    Do You Have a Favorite Spatula?

    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/


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Semi-Aquatic Mammals

    Semi-Aquatic Mammals

    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/


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Stadia is Fine, Just Like a Bunch of Other...Oh No.

    Stadia is Fine, Just Like a Bunch of Other...Oh No.

    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.


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    • 1 hr 39 min
    My God the Stock Market is Stupid

    My God the Stock Market is Stupid

    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/


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Cyberpunk, Cyberpunk and Just a Bit More Cyberpunk

    Cyberpunk, Cyberpunk and Just a Bit More Cyberpunk

    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




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    • 1 hr 35 min
    It Belongs in a Museum!

    It Belongs in a Museum!

    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
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    • 1 hr 35 min

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