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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!

    Is This Really the Future of Video Games?

    Is This Really the Future of Video Games?

    Ubisoft is calling this the future of gaming, we are less convinced.



    What We're Playing

    Cliff: Baldur's Gate

    Colby: Final Fantasy 6, Tales of Arise

    Dylan: Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor

    News

    The FUTURE of Video Games

    New Parental Controls for Steam

    Finishing Every Mario Maker Level

    The PS5 Pro is Coming

    Game Pass for Minecraft

    Billionaires Calling Each Other Names



    Questions

    Primefan13: Thoughts on the Doom games?



    Cheap/Free Games

    Epic Games


    Call of the Wild: The Angler


    Atom Eve



    Xbox Game Pass


    Lightyear Frontier (Game Preview) (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) 


    MLB The Show 24 (Cloud and Console) 


    The Quarry (Cloud and Console) – March 20 


    Evil West (Cloud, Console, and PC) – March 21 


    Terra Invicta (Game Preview) (PC) – March 26 


    Diablo IV (Console and PC) – March 28 


    Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged (Cloud, Console, and PC) – March 28 


    Open Roads (Cloud, Console, and PC) – March 28 


    Ark: Survival Ascended (Cloud, PC, Xbox Series X|S) – April 1 


    F1 23 (Cloud) EA Play – April 2 


    Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 2  



    PlayStation Plus


    Destiny 2: The Witch Queen


    Sifu


    Hello Neighbor 2


    EA Sports F1 23



    Humble Bundle


    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/humble-heroines-action-adventure-intrigue


    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/spring-into-learning-complete-humongous-collection


    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/plaion-hits-saints-row-red-faction-collection



    Prime Gaming


    Pearls of Atlantis: The Cove (Available March 21 through Legacy Games Code)


    Bus Simulator 21: Next Stop (Available March 28 Through Amazon Games App)


    Through the Darkest of Times (Available March 28 Through Amazon Games App)


    Bridge to Another World: Secrets of the Nutcracker (Available March 28 Through Amazon Games App)





    Patreon


    Alan Schulte


    Joe Cole Jr.


    Anonymous


    Rich Deacon



    Extra Life


    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/





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    • 58 min
    The Future is Xbox! I Mean, the Future Has to Be Something I Guess?

    The Future is Xbox! I Mean, the Future Has to Be Something I Guess?

    We talk about all of the Xbox news from the last week and how it might impact the Xbox's future.

    What We're Playing

    Cliff: Baldur’s Gate 3
    Colby: Persona 3, Monster Sanctuary

    News

    The Future is Xbox! I Mean, the Future Has to Be Something I Guess?
    There Are a Lot of Game Pass Subs
    We Are About to See a Bunch of New-ish Systems
    Finally, a Reason to Buy a PlayStation Portal
    Fallout is Getting a Very Cool Special Edition

    Questions

    Mansocks: What is the best video game movie or TV show adaption (and you can't say TLOU)?
    Princess_Megan: Why does Microsoft hate cross play? This popped up again during a conversation I was having with the IT Manager. We both play ESO occasionally, but on different platforms so we can't play together. It seems like an easy thing to set up now that Microsoft basically owns all of the game publishing companies

    Cheap/Free Games
    Epic Games

    Super Meat Boy Forever!

    Xbox Game Pass

    Return to Grace (Cloud, Console, and PC)
    Tales of Arise (Cloud, Console, and PC)
    Bluey: The Videogame (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 22
    Maneater (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 27
    Madden NFL 24 (Cloud) EA Play – February 27
    Indivisible (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 28
    Space Engineers (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 29
    Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun (Cloud, Console, and PC) – March 5
    Diablo IV - March 28

    PlayStation Plus

    Need for Speed Unbound | PS5
    The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition | PS5
    Tales of Arise | PS4 + PS5
    Assassin's Creed Valhalla | PS4 + PS5
    LEGO Worlds | PS4
    LEGO Jurassic World | PS4
    Roguebook | PS4 + PS5
    Rogue Lords | PS4
    Tales of Zestiria | PS4

    PlayStation Plus Classic

    Resistance: Retribution | PS4 + PS5
    Jet Rider 2 (originally released as Jet Moto 2 in the US) | PS4 + PS5
    Tales of Symphonia | PS4 + PS5
    Tales of Vesperia | PS4 + PS5

    Humble Bundle

    Destiny 2: The Story So Far
    IGN Fan Fest 24

    Prime Gaming

    Blade Assault (Available February 22 through Amazon Games App)
    Gravitar: Recharged (Available February 29th through Epic Games Store)

    Patreon

    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon

    Extra Life
    Extra Life Donation Link


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    • 52 min
    Survey Says: We Need More LGBTQ Games

    Survey Says: We Need More LGBTQ Games

    A new study from GLAAD confirms that we need more games with LGBTQ characters and storylines and anyone who says otherwise doesn't really game that much anyway.

    What We're Playing


    Cliff: Baldurs Gate 3
    Colby: Elden Ring, Persona 3


    News

    LGBTQ Inclusion in Video Games

    Everything Isn’t Great with the Dead Cells Team


    Some Xbox Games Might Not Be Just Xbox Games for Long


    Physical Games Aren’t as Expensive As I Thought


    Subnautica 2 is Getting 4 Player Coop


    Questions


    *monotone screaming*: I don’t have anything video game related, but what is your ideal bagel sandwich combination
    Rich Deacon:


    VR gaming feels like its flat and has lost momentum (Correct me if I am wrong). Do you feel it's going to claim a large stake of gaming in the future?


    Would you rather be unable to eat chocolate for the rest of your life or be unable to eat cheese for the rest of your life?


    Cheap/Free Games

    Epic Games

    Dakar Desert Rally is the biggest off-road rally racing adventure ever developed. Experience the speed and excitement of the largest rally race on the planet, featuring a wide variety of licensed vehicles from motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SSVs.


    Xbox Game Pass


    Resident Evil 3 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 13
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 14
    A Little To The Left (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 15
    PlateUp! – Feb 15th
    Return to Grace (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 20


    Humble Bundle


    Mindbending Masterpieces
    Mega Man Franchise Pack
    Controllerd Chaos
    Exceptional Indie Allies


    Prime Gaming


    Criminal Archives: Alphabetic Murders - Collector's Edition (Available February 15th through Legacy Games Code)
    Tempest 4000 (Available February 15th through Amazon Games App)
    Blade Assault (Available February 22 through Amazon Games App)
    Gravitar: Recharged (Available February 29th through Epic Games Store)


    Patreon


    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon


    Extra Life

    Extra Life Donation Page



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    • 54 min
    Go Steal This Game

    Go Steal This Game

    What We're Playing

    Cliff: Baldur’s Gate
    Colby: Elden Ring, Persona 3
    Dylan: Fortnite, Marvel Snap, Monster Train


    News

    Go Pirate Spec Ops: The Line
    Disney Buys $1.5 Billion Worth of Epic
    Taylor Swifts Boyfriend Wants Bring Back Backyard Sport
    You Know I Can’t Resist a New Controller
    New Rock Band Guitars, Let’s Go!
    Jedi Survivor Wins a Grammy


    Questions

    Joe Coleslaw: Accessibility minded keybinds and settings.... some games, (Palworld) make you long press a button, or mash a button, when not everyone can use that repeated motion without pain or complications. The most noteworthy news stories from YEARS ago, was the uncharted collection adding the "reduced hold/press to mash" setting and becoming heroes overnight. Why isn't this a standard yet? Better question: what settings in games SHOULD BE standard.
    Rich: So since Phil Spencer Says We’ll Hear From Him And The Xbox Team Next Week On Their “Vision For The Future Of Xbox” - what would you deem as your future vision for the xbox? Since humanity seems hell bent on killing itself, what do you think will get us in the end. Global warming, lack of fresh water, AI, or people wearing Apple Vision as they drive?
    primefan13: Thoughts on Underdog VR?
    QuackMike: Have you played Gravity Circuit and did you like it?


    Cheap/Free Games
    Epic Games

    Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!
    Lost Castle


    Xbox Game Pass

    Persona 3 Reload (Friday, February 2)
    Anuchard (Tuesday, February 6)
    Train Sim World 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 7
    Madden NFL 24 (Console and PC) – February 8
    Resident Evil 3 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 13
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 14
    A Little To The Left (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 15
    PlateUp! – Feb 15th
    Return to Grace (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 20


    PlayStation Plus

    Foamstars
    Steelrising
    Rollerdrome


    Humble Bundle

    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/controllerd-chaos
    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/exceptional-indie-allies
    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/with-soulslike-these-you-need-enemies


    Prime Gaming

    Fallout (Available February 1st through GOG)
    Breakout: Recharged (Available February 1st through Epic Games Store)
    Missile Command: Recharged (Available February 8th through Epic Games Store)
    Criminal Archives: Alphabetic Murders - Collector's Edition (Available February 15th through Legacy Games Code)
    Tempest 4000 (Available February 15th through Amazon Games App)
    Blade Assault (Available February 22 through Amazon Games App)
    Gravitar: Recharged (Available February 29th through Epic Games Store)


    Patreon

    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon


    Extra Life
    Byte Me Podcast's Extra Life


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    You Can Have My Fast Travel When You Pry My Cold Dead Hands Off of It

    You Can Have My Fast Travel When You Pry My Cold Dead Hands Off of It

    The folks that are making Dragons Dogma 2 think they know better than I do how I want to use fast travel. They are wrong.


    What We're Playing


    Cliff: Baldur's Gate
    Colby: Elden Ring, Palworld

    News


    Are You a Fan of Fast Travel?
    PalWord is Selling Like Hotcakes But Has Some Issues
    The Digital Only Future Has Begun
    Time to Get The Last Rock Band 4 DLC
    RTX Remix Will Update Your Old Games

    Questions

    Joe Coleslaw: Wakes up from 8 week Coma

    Oh, hey guys! Great show last week! Did you know Sea of Thieves introduced a Safer Seas option, which would inevitably turn a PVP(ve) world into a Private, PVE world for only you, and up to 3 of your friends?

    [ begins to discuss the possibilities of bringing in old players who are sick of "sinking" hours and hours into a session only to come across 1 group of A**holes and ruin your experience]

    [Goes on to discuss the potential for gamer parents to introduce their families to this world without fear of toxic coms, or a sense of accomplishment in succeeding in a world event, or that voyage that sends you all around the world in 4 hours tops.]

    [CONTINUES to ramble on about how the Safer Seas mode brings more FIGHT from the folks WILLING/ABLE to Risk everything for the sake of rewards, GOLD, & GLORY in the 'regular' HIGH SEAS, adventure mode.]

    By the way, since writing that question in the first week of December... we have a new season that just started on Tuesday. Including some changes to the quest system, and direct diving to start your adventure, lastly, the level of reputation is increased from a 75 cap, to level 500. 100 prestige 5 times.

    So my question is, what other game could you see this option implemented? What game could benefit from taking out the opposition, and just letting you live in the world?

    Rich:

    Name one gaming accessory that everyone should have

    Name one office accessory that everyone should have

    Princess_Megan:

    In your opinion, what is the greatest gaming system of all time? It can be computer, arcade, or console as long as you can make a reasonable argument for it

    Alan S (zeroskill):

    The Steam Deck is almost 2! Do you still use yours just as frequently as you did the first year? What have you found to be your favorite game to play handheld?

    Cheap/Free Games

    Epic Games


    Infinifactory

    Xbox Game Pass


    Go Mecha Ball (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 25
    Brotato (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 30
    Persona 3 Reload (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 2
    Anuchard (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 6
    PlateUp! - February 15
    Open Roads - February 22

    PlayStation Plus

    PlayStation Plus Games Catalog Additions for January 2024


    Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: Next-Level Edition | PS4 + PS5
    Resident Evil 2 | PS4 + PS5
    Hardspace: Shipbreaker | PS5
    LEGO City Undercover | PS4
    Just Cause 3 | PS4
    Session: Skate Sim | PS4 + PS5
    Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun | PS4
    Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong | PS4 + PS5
    Surviving the Aftermath | PS4

    PlayStation Plus Classics Games Catalog Additions for January 2024


    Rally Cross | PS4 + PS5
    Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace | PS4 + PS5
    Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection | PS4
    Legend of Mana | PS4
    Secret of Mana | PS4

    Prime Gaming

    Yars: Recharged – Epic Games Store – January 25

    Patreon


    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon

    Extra Life

    Extra Life Donation Link


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    We're Back, Baby!

    We're Back, Baby!

    It's been a while, but we are back! Get the lowdown on our GOTY picks!



    What We're Playing

    Cliff: Baldur's Gate, While the Irons Hot

    Colby: Elden Ring, Vampire Survivor



    News


    GOTY
    Best Selling Steam Games of 2023



    Questions

    Primefan13: Thoughts on the big snow across the country?

    monotone screaming: What’s the next long-awaited game you’re hoping for in 2024? (i.e Titanfall 3, hollow knight silksong, etc.)

    Tr1pletrouble88: What would your favorite game character's new year's resolution be? and no it cannot be a screen resolution >:c

    Rich:

    So what was a game you were stoked to play, played forever then one day was like meh....

    What is your favorite or 2nd favorite cereal if your 1st cereal is recalled for being toxic or just really boring?



    Cheap/Free Games


    Epic Games


    Love

    Game Pass


    Those Who Remain (Cloud, Console, and PC)
    Turnip Boy Robs a Bank (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 18
    F1 23 (Console and PC) EA Play – January 18
    Palworld (Cloud, Console, PC) – January 19
    Go Mecha Ball (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 25
    Brotato (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 30
    Persona 3 Reload (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 2
    Anuchard (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 6
    Plague Tale: Requiem
    Evil West
    Nobody Saves the World

    Humble Bundle


    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/awesome-games-done-quick-2024
    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/play-pink-with-twin-sails
    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/outright-heroes-film-television

    Prime Gaming


    Endling: Extinction is Forever – Amazon Games App – January 4
    Apico – Amazon Games App – January 11
    Atari Mania – Epic Games Store – January 18
    Yars: Recharged – Epic Games Store – January 25



    Patreon


    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon


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    • 1 hr 14 min

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