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A "byte-sized" podcast, twice weekly, about video games! News, new releases, and gaming impressions. Also check our video streams at

A "byte-sized" podcast, twice weekly, about video games! News, new releases, and gaming impressions. Also check our video streams at
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A "byte-sized" podcast, twice weekly, about video games! News, new releases, and gaming impressions. Also check our video streams at






Game Bytes :: July 1, 2019 :: Moonlighting as Dr John Gaiden

The GBS gang has got games on the brain, and we're spreading the disease to you! This week, Jerod played old-timey Zelda-esque roguelike Moonlighter. Jeremy was prescribed Dr Mario World, but were the side effects too much to bear? LeGrande played The Messenger to completion, and dishes on the two-genre, two-era side scroller. Intro: "The Frozen Light (Glacial Peak)" - The Messenger, by rainbowdragoneyes Outro: "World Map" - Dr Mario World Check out our Discord community at...


Game Bytes :: July 7, 2019 :: Parappa the Dapper

In this week's video game news, Jeremy and LeGrande dig deep to get you the most relevant and useful news you need for those important watercooler conversations. Sony is looking to acquire. Release dates leaked. Konami is surprised by PS+ changes. Brexit heats up game dev competition. Xbox Scarlett gets a streaming SKU. Nintendo is ready to repel corporate raiders, but won't spoil its Switch surprises! Plus, new releases and freebies. And we talk about the kings-of-the-hill in video game...


Game Bytes :: July 4, 2019 :: Bros or Bros.

Closing out Freedom Week 2019, the guys get together to talk about the video games they have been free to play! Jerod talks about the July game club game, Dauntless, and we compare and contrast the value of something like Dauntless in a World of Monster Hunter. Jeremy has been dishing up good times with Diner Bros., and compares it to the lineage of cooking games. LeGrande has been sucking Vampyr dry, and we get a little more into the social systems he described in the last episode! Intro:...


Game Bytes :: June 30, 2019 :: Freedom Week

The week of news has come to pass, and our motto is "no news left behind"! We think it's something to strive for, anyway. This week, we'll update you on SGDQ 2019's final numbers, GoG's attempt to unify all game launchers, the console platform holders come together to make a statement, controversies surrounding the Steam summer sale and also Pokemon, along with a live-action series based on a game you might not have predicted. Plus, we update you on the subscription freebies and new...


Game Bytes :: June 26, 2019 :: With a Y

The GameBytes Show crew is nothing if not mostly consistent, and this week we are bringing it back to our usual habits with a rundown of the games we played this week! And this week, "most" of the guys are here to talk about games they've played! Jeremy dove into the Monster Hunter Iceborne beta and gives us a rundown of the changes, improvements, and overall fun factor of the new expansion to Monster Hunter World. LeGrande grows a pair (of fangs) and stalks the streets of last-century...


Game Bytes :: June 23, 2019 :: Make Surprise Mechanics Great Again

It's time to get back into the swing of things with the video game news of the week! LeGrande, Dale, and Jeremy are back on track and we're going to drag you (kicking and screaming) with us! This week, we discuss the emergence of a new game genre, EA's response to the loot box controversy, SGDQ, Stacraft Remastered gets cartoony, and a new infringy Super Mario Royale game! We cover the new releases, and we also discuss what WE are looking for in the next generation of game consoles! Intro:...


Game Bytes :: June 19, 2019 :: Das Grüvboot

This week, the guys have been playing a ton of games, and it turns out they're all vaguely E3-related! We open this show with a discussion about our impressions on the Microsoft Games Pass Ultimate (and PC) has affected our fortuntes, and what we see in store for the service. We get back on track with the GAMES before long! LeGrande dishes on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Dale has been rebuilding civilization in Fallout 76. Jeremy gets his groove on with Wargroove (no relation). Intro:...


Game Bytes :: June 12, 2019 :: E3 2019 Part 2

You thought we'd wait until next Sunday to cover the back half of E3's many press conferences?? Foolish! Now you shall pay for your lack of vision... with another GameBytes Show Podcast! Dale, Jeremy, and LeGrande pick out all the most important stuff from the PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft, Square-Enix, Limited Run Games, and Nintendo! We weigh in on the hots and the nots of the major press conferences and make it feel like you watched them too when you were busy doing normal dumb stuff. Check...


Game Bytes :: June 9, 2019 :: E3 2019 Part 1

The annual rat race of E3 has kicked off, and the gang is here to help give you a boost so you can see it from the cheap. In the first half of the E3 pressers, we look at Google Stadia, EA Play, Microsoft, Bethesda, and the Devolver Direct events, picking out our favorite moments and noteworthy announcements! Intro: Bleeding Edge E3 trailer Outro: "Jump in the Line" - Harry Belafonte, Fall Guys E3 trailer Check out our Discord community at


Game Bytes :: June 5, 2019 :: Mechs and the City

We have an abundance of video game impressions for you this week! We define abundance as "3-or-so, in 30 minutes", which is convenient! This week, Jeremy played the new Urban Warfare DLC for GameBytes "totally official game of the year 2018" Battletech, and discusses the new biomes and mechs and how they change the game. Dale dissects the "connecting tissue" between Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn and the Heavensward expansion. LeGrande has been plugged into his new Oculus Quest, but does...


Game Bytes :: June 2, 2019 :: The Big Rip

Your GameBytes Show cast is at FULL STRENGTH this week for a pre-E3 reckoning of 30-minute proportions! This week Microsoft announces changes to the Windows store and rolls out Game Pass on PC. Death Strandings gets a date. DOOM gets new content from John Romero. Pokemon gets sleepy, and Elon Musk installs a new killer app on the Tesla. Plus, new releases and good sales, as well as our predictions and hopes for E3 2019! Intro: "Apocalyptica" - Death Stranding E3 2019 trailer, Outro:...


Game Bytes :: May 29, 2019 :: The Margins

Dale and Jeremy are here for a podcast episode that is both illuminating and dark as we discuss the games we played this week. First, Jeremy taps the time away with the recent "medieval art rhythm game" Marginalia Hero. The music and illustrations are authentic, charming, and funny, but is the simple gameplay a turnoff? Then Dale gets dark with Gothic, which comes from the "gangy teenager" years of RPGs. How does it hold up in the light of the modern day? Come listen and find out! Intro:...


Game Bytes :: May 26, 2019 :: In a Conan Mood

Jeremy and Jerod take over the show to highlight the video game news of the week! We revisit the Valve "Auto Chess" rumors, and add on some new ones about George RR Martin consulting on games! PlayStation starts a new TV and movie division, and Playdate really turns our crank. The WHO recognizes gaming disorder, and Razer recognizes the end of the line for Ouya. Plus more! We cover new releases and freebies, and we discuss game series that had "oddball" entries or changed from the mainline...


Game Bytes :: May 22, 2019 :: Play Games and Get Good

The good ship GBS is sailing a straight course this week, with a bountiful cargo of video game impressions and textiles bound for the rich trading ports of, um, your podcast app of choice! This week, Jeremy puts in a couple of hours to play through the entirety of charming indie game Florence. LeGrande hangs out on the beach with teenagers for SPOOKY TALES in Oxenfree. Jerod bucks our trend and talks about TWO games: first-person combat-and-poop-throwing simulator Mordhau, and the latest...


Game Bytes :: May 19, 2019 :: I Think It's a Dating Sim

Salutations, weekenders! It's the top of the week, Jeremy and Dale are rocking some new hardware that doesn't let either one hear his own voice, and we've got a lot of talking to do. Hit it. This week in the news we are gagged by Sony and Microsoft's new partnership. Minecraft Earth is a real thing. Valve makes a new trademark. Netflix will be at E3. Monster Hunter World is gian. Gruesome discoveries in Red Dead Online. Plus, new releases and freebies, and in honor of Game of Thrones, we...


Game Bytes :: May 15, 2019 :: Take My Landmass. Please!

In this episode of "whatcha been playin?", Dale and Jeremy bring the four-letter-F-games with a blast from the post-apocalyptic-past and a charming up-and-comer. Hyphens abound as Dale plays the open world racing game Fuel on Games for Windows Live! Jeremy tries a few voices on for size in the pitch-perfect weird-but-cute walking simulator Frog Detective. Intro: "Burn My Shadow (Main Menu)" - Fuel, by UNKLE Outro: "A Frog Detective" - The Haunt Island: a Frog Detective Game Check out our...


Game Bytes :: May 12, 2019 :: Hashtag NotMySonic

The news never ends, but we can trim it down to something manageable. All we have to do is skip a week! But we're back, and it's time to get newsin'! This week we cover Sony's "State of Play" event for May 2019. A bill to ban loot boxes is formulating. Fig tries new funding models. Tencent replaces PUBG in China. XCOM everywhere! EA Access is coming to PS4! Minecraft GO? And Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Man. Dale joins us in the home stretch to discuss our emergent storytelling! INTRO:...


Game Bytes :: May 8, 2019 :: The Balls Will Fake You Out

Video Games were the case, on this episode of the GameBytes Show podcast! This week, LeGrande played the console release of Crypt of the Necrodancer Amplified, and we discuss some of the differences between the new expansion and the original release. Dale played English Country Tune, which is not about England, nor set in the country, nor has anything to do with music. Jeremy decided to try out StarTropics on the Nintendo Switch Online library, since he only knows about the TV ads from...


Game Bytes :: May 1, 2019 :: Ich Bin Ebhard, Haha, Ja

In this week's what-we-played episode, Dale, LeGrande, and Jeremy decide to cover all the basic food groups of video games: Battle royale, VR, early '90s RPGs, and Mario sports. LeGrande hits us with the "Rec Room" VR battle royale variant, Rec Royale! Dale goes back to the bygone days of RPGs with an old gem called Darklands. Jeremy tried out Mario Tennis Aces on Switch, but does it get any love? Intro: "Marina Stadium" - Mario Tennis Aces, by Motoi Sakuraba Outro: "Inn 1" - Darklands, by...


Game Bytes :: April 28, 2019 :: Noun-alities

LeGrande and Jeremy tackle video game news and discussion like only we can... in 30 minutes or less. Ish. We sadly note that Respawn is pushing back any Titanfall plans, but so is Bioware with Anthem. Wizards of the Coast opens a studio with a "storied" designer. A new Battletech expansion is announced. Mario Kart Android beta signups are live. And you'll never guess what game is getting a fan-remake. We discuss new releases and freebies, and we talk about some video game urban legends....