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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 hard core, join Byte Me and find your next favorite game!

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 hard core, 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 hard core, join Byte Me and find your next favorite game!






The PS5 Will Play Roughly 100 to 4,000 PS4 Games

After last week's announcement that the PS5 had only been tested with "about" 100 PS4 games, Sony came out this week and announced that they had actually tested it with far more games than that and that it would be compatible with at least some of them. How many? Who knows to be honest. In other game news: What We're Playing Colby: Sword Art Online, Animal Crossing Cliff: Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Journey to a Savage Planet Dylan: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Questions Vinny:...


Dana Carvey Says The Playstation 5 Has Less Flops...But Does It Matter?

Playstation had the most incredibly boring presentation ever conceived of today, hosted by a guy that looked like Dana Carvey that talked like a cross between Ben Stein and Mr. Rogers. We learned a lot about SSD, backwards compatibility and how the number of flops in a PS5 compares to the number of flops in an Xbox Series X. Ultimately? They are both really fast computers. In other video game news: Questions Vinny: Do companies like Xbox, Ubisoft, Bethesda, etc. Stay clustered around the...


We Talk About Coronavirus A Lot For a Video Game Podcast

We spend a lot of time talking about Coronavirus this episode, but let's be frank, it's kind of a big deal and is having a pretty big impact on video games. First Sony cancelled their PAX appearance, followed by GDC being cancelled and now E3 is also not happening. Where are gamers going to get their Gamer Christmas fix? In other video game news: Questions Vinny: Take one character from a video game franchise and put them in another. What're they doing in that world? Turndwn4wut: It’s...


Valorant, I Think It's a Mix of Valor and Accelerant

Riot is diversifying into games besides LoL with a new 5v5, free-to-play shooter called Valorant. The name is terrible, it has 25 round matches and is kinda generic looking, but it's 100% possible that it can compete with CS:GO, it's intended competition. Other Gaming News What We're Playing Colby: Eternal Sonata, Dead Cells Cliff: Journey to a Savage Planet, Life is Strange 2, Arc, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Dylan: Blood Roots Questions Vinny: Name three games that are...


March 2020 Video Game Releases

Video game releases are picking up with some really great games coming out in March. February might have been the last slow month we see this year. February March


The Xbox Series X is Going to Have All of the Flops

Phil Spencer released some new information about the Xbox Series X and it sounds like it's going to have some serious horsepower (can you convert teraflops to horsepower?) Other Video Game News What We're Playing Colby: Dead Cells, Eternal Sonata Cliff: GTA 5, Children of Morta Dylan: Sea of Thieves Questions Vinny: What was the first game you ever completed? Megan: If you had to recommend someone play 5 games to really get a feel for you and your video game tastes, what five would...


Sony is Dropping PAX Like a Hot Coronavirus Infected Potato

Sony is ditching PAX East a week before the convention starts citing safety concerns for their employees related to the Coronavirus. Other video game news: Questions Vinny: What reimagining of a game do you want next generation? JoeColeslaw: How have you been? What have you been up to? How's the work from home life? Turndwn4wut: What is the most evil thing you've done in a video game? Princess Megan: If video games/tv/movies/music no longer existed, how would you spend your free...


Both Anthem & The Division 2 Are Giving It One Last Shot

Anthem and The Division 2 have a roadmap that both games hope will help them get back on track with their respective player bases, but it remains to be seen if either of them can actually pull it off. Other game news: What We're Playing Colby: American Fugitive, Journey to the Savage Planet Cliff: My Time at Portia, Link's Awakening, Life is Strange 2 Dylan: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Questions Vinny: What're your thoughts on review scales? IGN recently changed their 100 point scale to...


Xbox Doesn't Even Consider Sony & Nintendo Competition Anymore

In an interview with Phil Spencer says that he's not interested in fighting a console war with Sony and Nintendo "...while Amazon and Google are focusing on how to get gaming to 7 billion people around the world.” He goes on to say that other "traditional gaming companies" simply don't have the cloud infrastructure to compete in the coming decade. In other news: What We're Playing Colby: Stardew Valley, Hard West, Breath of the Wild Cliff: My Time at Portia, Link’s Awakening Dylan:...


February 2020 Game Releases

February is a little bit busier than January, but we are still in a bit of a video game drought! February 4 - Zombie Army 4: Dead War PS4, Xbox One, PC February 6 - Knights & Bikes (Switch) February 11 - Yakuza 5 Remastered (PS4) February 14 - Darksiders Genesis (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) February 14 - Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One) February 14 - Dreams (PS4) February 18 - Hunt: Showdown (PS4) February 20 - Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late Switch (PS4) February 25...


At Least Atari Has It's Hotel Business to Fall Back On

In perhaps the strangest news we've ever had, Atari is going to build a bunch of hotels that provide a “...unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination”. No word yet if every room will have it's own Atari 2600. In other news: Torchlight Frontiers gets a name change (and a bunch of other changes too)Don’t let Square Enix cancel your FF7 pre-orderThere are strong rumors about a KOTOR remakeToss a Coin to The Witcher on SpotifyGet...


Ubisoft Wants It's Games to Be Less Like Ubisoft Games

Apparently game design at Ubisoft is influenced by the "editorial team" a group of designers based in Paris that guides the direction of Ubisoft games. And Ubisoft doesn't think they have been doing a very good job based on the sales of Breakpoint and The Division 2. Other News: What We're Playing Colby: Stardew Cliff: My Time at Portia, Efootball Pro Evo Soccer Dylan: Disco Elysium, The Witcher Questions Vinny: What is your most controversial video games/video games related...


Sony Skips E3 for the Second Year in a Row

Sony has announced they won't be attending E3 this year even though they are releasing new hardware, instead choosing to participate " hundreds of consumer events across the globe", whatever that means. Other video game news: Questions Vinny: What do you think of the idea of "fanboying"? Of course, there are always assholes who will taint the image of it but is it necessarily bad to be a "fanboy"? Would you call yourself a fanboy of one company over another (whether that be Microsoft...


2019 Game of the Year...With Trophies

It's GOTY time! We talk about our favorite Xbox, PS4, Switch and PC games, along with our favorite game not from 2019 and, of course, our favorite game from this year! GOTY Our game of the year voting probably works a bit different than other media outlets you follow. For instance, Xbox GOTY doesn't mean it's an Xbox exclusive, just that we played it on the Xbox. That's actually worked out pretty well the past three years, but this year we played...very few...PlayStation games. Xbox...


January 2020 Game Releases

I think that might actually have been the first time I've typed 2020 for something I'm actually currently working on! The game release schedule for January is mostly DLC and remasters, but there might be a few hidden gems in there as well!


I Blame New Year's for The Lateness of This Podcast

I'll be honest, there was so little news that I almost thought about making some up. But we played a ton of games, so we talked about those instead! Other News: What We Are Playing Colby: No Man's Sky, Rage 2, Pan Pan, Katana Zero, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Cliff: Control, Untitled Goose Game, Disco Elysium, Pillars of Eternity Dylan: Total War Warhammer 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Questions Vinny: Most and least anticipated game from 2020? Cpt Insano6: With WWE 2K20 having so many bug...


Happy Holidays from Byte Me Podcast!

Watching what games are getting played on Twitch year over year gives us a really interesting look into not only what is popular, but what is popular again. Not to be all Buzzfeed, but you'll never guess what game TRIPLED it's the number of hours it was streamed on Twitch this year vs. last year. Other Video Game News: Questions Vinny: If you were an avid ESports watcher, what game that doesn't currently exist in the ESports field would you like to see? Can be funny, serious, etc. Joe...


The Late, Late Episode

The Game Awards were last week and we're talking about them this week. See who won, who lost, what new games were announced and (maybe most importantly) what Xbox Scarlett news was announced! Other Video Game News Games We Are Playing Dylan: Mutant Year Zero Cliff: Rage 2 Questions Vinny: Do you think Xbox will launch with Project XCloud and/or Project Lockheart? What are the benefits/drawbacks if they do? Kim Cruz: Since RedBox is getting rid of their gaming rental service, and as...


Roll for Skill Check Against That Oncoming Car

The Game Awards are tonight and we are really excited about all of the different announcements, but maybe less excited about the nominations, which seem to be kinda samey this year. If you are a PC gamer though, get excited about The Game Festival, a 48 hour event starting today that will let you try demos from a bunch of games coming out in 2020! Other video game news: What We Are Playing Questions Vinny: What old game did you love that you would love to see get a similar reimagining as...


Being a Vacuum is Going to Cost Riot Games $10 Million

Riot Games is going to have to shell out $10 million dollars paid out to every single woman who has worked at their company since 2014. This will settle a class action lawsuit that claims that rampant sexism and gender-based discrimination were common at the studio. In other news: Video Games We Are Playing Questions Vinny: What game do you feel flew under the radar in 2019? Princess Megan: Based on the very limited information given so far, which do you feel will be the superior...