313 episodes

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!

    Activision Blizzard Might Have Accidentally Caused the First AAA Game Studio Union

    Activision Blizzard Might Have Accidentally Caused the First AAA Game Studio Union

    Activision Blizzard's continued mishandling of the Raven Software QA situation might actually cause the formation of the first AAA game studio union, something the game industry desperately needs.

    What We're Playing
    Cliff: The Gunk, Anvil, Gorogoa

    Colby: Anvil, Inscryption, Super Mario World, Nobody Saves the World

    Dylan: The Witcher 3

    News

    Activision Blizzard Might Have Caused the First AAA Game Studio Union

    Bobby Kotick is Still Being a Jerk

    Overwatch 2 Producer Comes Down Hard on Bobby Kotick

    Mike Ybarra Talks Blizzard Accountability

    Phil Spencer is Excited About Some Old Games

    Well This is A Terrible Idea

    Steam Deck is Getting a Cool Version of Cloud Sync

    Even Game Devs Hate Crypto

    Questions

    DA VINSTER (Vinny): Out of all of Microsoft's 30+ Studios, which IP do they have that has been dormant that you'd like to see come back, and for fun, if you have a specific studio you'd want to make it who would it be? The idea of Guitar Hero coming back makes me ecstatic and I hope it happens!

    Rdeacon: Ok this one is important one: Toast ... light or dark?

    Primefan: If you had to choose what is your favorite platformer and what triple a game would you recommend?

    Cheap/Free Games
    Epic Games:


    Daemon X Machina

    Game Pass


    Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master (Console and PC) – January 27
    Edge Of Eternity – February 10 (Console)
    Total War: Warhammer 3 – February 17 (PC)
    Shredders – February TBA (Console, PC, Cloud)

    Nintendo Online


    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Troll Corner
    Won’t Someone Think of the Poor Job Creators…I Mean Scalpers?

    Patreon

    John Tippins
    Sean Palmer
    Austin Palmer
    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon

    Extra Life

    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Microsoft is Buying Activision Blizzard for Almost $70 Billion

    Microsoft is Buying Activision Blizzard for Almost $70 Billion

    In a deal that is shocking to everyone, Microsoft is purchasing Activision Blizzard in a deal that is sending shockwaves through the gaming industry.

    What We're Playing
    Cliff: Superliminal, Stories Untold, Observation Colby: Anvil Dylan: Wild Rift

    News
    So Xbox Did Something

    PlayStation Might Be Embracing BC

    The Reason PS Games Are Coming to PC is Because Studios Kept Asking

    Can’t Get a PS5? How Does a PS4 Sound?

    Almost 40 Employees Have “Left” Blizzard

    Humble Will No Longer Be Supporting Mac or Linux

    Your New PC Might Not Be Able to Play 4k Blurays

    Riot Will Literally Pay You to Quit

    Questions
    Tr1pletrouble: What made-up word would you incorporate into the English language if you could?

    Princess_Megan: Some PS3 games have now been released for PS5. Are you excited to re-experience any of these games? Also, if you could bring back any game from a previous generation, updated with all the bells and whistles, which game would you choose?

    *monotone screaming*: Do you think remastered games are necessary or do you think it would be better to make sequels to games?

    Mansocks: Why should I play Anvil?

    Rich: What's more satisfying.. beating a single player game alone or a multiple player with teammates?

    Primefan: What’s more satisfying playing mudrunner or wreckfest?

    Joe Coleslaw: I am going through a transition into my life that I did not see coming so soon. Besides, Moving Out... What video game comes to mind when you hear starting from scratch for starting anew.

    Cheap/Free Games
    Epic Games


    Relicta is a first-person physics-based puzzle game where you need to creatively combine magnetism and gravity to unravel the secrets of Chandra Base.

    Game Pass


    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC)
    Nobody Saves the World - Jan. 18
    Death’s Door (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – January 20
    Pupperazzi – 20th
    Windjammers 2 – 20th
    Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 20
    Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Deluxe Edition (PC) – January 20
    Hitman Trilogy - 20th
    Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master (Console and PC) – January 27
    Edge Of Eternity – February 10 (Console)
    Total War: Warhammer 3 – February 17 (PC)
    Shredders – February TBA (Console, PC, Cloud)

    Humble Bundle


    https://www.humblebundle.com/games/surviving-mars-bundle

    Patreon

    John Tippins
    Sean Palmer
    Austin Palmer
    Alan Schulte
    Joe Cole Jr.
    Anonymous
    Rich Deacon

    Extra Life

    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    You Can Buy A Lot of Farms for $12.7 Billion

    You Can Buy A Lot of Farms for $12.7 Billion

    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

    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    COVID and Lickable Screens, Together At Last!

    COVID and Lickable Screens, Together At Last!

    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

    https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/


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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Video Games Coming Out in January 2022

    Video Games Coming Out in January 2022

    - Monster Hunter Rise (PC) – January 12 - $60

    - Astroneer (Switch) – January 13 - $30

    - The Anacrusis - January 13 - $30/GPO

    - God Of War (PC) – January 14  – $60

    - Rainbow Six Extraction (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC) – January 20 - $40

    - Windjammers 2 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, PC) – January 20 - ???/GP

    - Pupperazzi - January 20 - ???/GP

    - Warno - PC - $40

    - Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 (PC/PS4/PS5/Switch/Xbox One/Xbox Series X) - January 27 - ???

    - Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch) – January 28 - $60

    - Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PlayStation 5, PC?) – January 28 - $50


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    • 14 min
    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

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    • 1 hr 27 min

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