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Summary: 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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 We're Back! And We Brought a Bunch of Switch News! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5970

Video Game News I Can Finally Use Bluetooth Headphones with My Switch Don’t Look for a Price Drop on Switch’s in the US Switch Online Might Be Getting More Interesting Soon Get Either PS5, You'll be Fine C’mon Marty I Guess Things Haven’t Gotten Better at Blizzard Since Our Last Episode Stream Xbox Games to Your PC! What We're Playing Colby:  Pokemon Go, Dead Space 2, Grounded, Omno, Kitaria Fables, Dead Space 3, Cris Tales, Homefront: The Revolution, Nuclear Throne, Golf Club Wasteland Cliff: Ummmmm, Tetris? Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What game do you think would benefit most from coming to a service like Xbox Game Pass or PS Now? Rdeacon: What do you think is the best way for gamers to give developers feedback about their games?  I just heard a podcast where the developer from Escape from Tarkov creator wants the feedback but said it's a tedious process to weed through all the trolls to get to valuable insights. Primefan: Which character that isn’t in the mortal kombat universe be best the doom slayer or kratos JoeColeslaw: How stoked are you for Psychonauts 2...Short point... you MAY want to play 1 first, but NOT required... just freshen up on controls. They do a good job to recap Princess_Megan: Which real world animal or fictional creature would you like to see better utilized in video games and how would you like to see this accomplished? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games The Escapists PS Plus Overcooked: All You Can Eat! Hitman 2 Predator: Hunting Grounds PS Now Tekken 7 Killing Floor 2 Final Fantasy VII Windbound Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition Ghost of a Tale Moonlighter Xbox Games with Gold Warhammer: Chaosbane ($39.99 ERP): Available September 1 to 30 Mulaka ($19.99 ERP): Available September 16 to October 15 Zone of the Enders HD Collection ($29.99 ERP): Available September 1 to 15 Samurai Shodown II ($9.99 ERP): Available September 16 to 30 Game Pass Craftopia (Game Preview) (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 2 Final Fantasy XIII (Console and PC) – September 2 Signs of the Sojourner (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 2 Surgeon Simulator 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 2 Crown Trick (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – September 7 Breathedge (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 9 Nuclear Throne (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – September 9 The Artful Escape (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – September 9 Flynn: Son of Crimson (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 15 I Am Fish (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 16 SkateBird (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 16 Superliminal (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 16 Aragami 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 17 Lost Words: Beyond the Page (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 23 Sable (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 23 Subnautica: Below Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – September 23 Tainted Grail: Conquest (PC) ID@Xbox – September 23 Lemnis Gate (Console and PC) – September 28 Astria Ascending (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 30 Unsighted (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – September 30 Phoenix Point (Console) ID@Xbox – October 1 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Games Coming Out in September | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1366

Lake (PC, Xbox) – 1st September - ??? Surgeon Simulator 2: Access All Areas (Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) - September 2 - $25 The Medium (PS5) – 3rd September - $50 Life Is Strange: True Colors (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 10th September - $60 WarioWare: Get It Together! (Switch) – 10th September - $50 Deathloop (PC, PS5) – 14th September - $60 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 16th September - ??? Skatebird (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, Luna) - September 16 - $20/GP Aragami 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 17th September - $40/GP Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PC, PS4, PS5) – 21st September - $40 Blood Bowl 3 - Early Access (PC) - September 21 - ??? Diablo II: Resurrected (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) – 23rd September - $40 Sable (PC, Xbox Series X) – 23rd September - ???/GP Death Stranding Director’s Cut (PS5) – 24th September - $50 Ghostrunner (PS5, Xbox Series X) – 28th September - $30 Lemnis Gate (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 28th September - $20/GP Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (PC, PS4, Xbox) – 28th September - $15 Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Switch) – 30th September - $25 Astria Ascending (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Switch) – 30th September - $40 Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) – 30th September - $40 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 You Win Some, You Lose Some | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2292

Today's episode was kinda messy, Colby and I couldn't hear each other for most of the recording, which makes it really hard to have a conversation. We posted what we had, but parts of it are definitely a little disjointed. We'll answer all the questions from this episode on Episode 249, which will probably come out on September 8th or 15th, depending on how my migration to Florida goes. What We're Playing Colby:  The Ascent, Twelve Minutes, Stranger Things 3, Dead Space 2, Grounded Cliff: The Ascent, Stardew News xCloud is Coming to the Xbox Halo is Launching Without Co-op Campaign or Forge Good Guy EA? Stardew Valley is an Esport Now Destiny 2 is Going to Give You Infinite Ammo Intel's New CPU Could Be Very Cool Bethesda Says It Will Stop Releasing New Versions of Skyrim When We Stop Buying It Curt Schilling's 38 Studios Is Making Payroll 10 Years Too Late Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What game do you think would benefit most from coming to a service like Xbox Game Pass or PS Now? Rdeacon: What do you think is the best way for gamers to give developers feedback about their games?  I just heard a podcast where the developer from Escape from Tarkov creator wants the feed back but said its a tedious process to weed through all the trolls to get to valuable insights. Primefan: Which character that isn’t in the mortal kombat universe be best the doom slayer or kratos JoeColeslaw: How stoked are you for Psychonauts 2...Short point... you MAY want to play 1 first, but NOT required... just freshen up on controls. They do a good job to recap Princess_Megan: Which real world animal or fictional creature would you like to see better utilized in video games and how would you like to see this accomplished? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Welcome to Automachef, a resource management puzzler where you design kitchens, program machinery and watch your genius come to life! It’s time to engineer tomorrow’s kitchen, today! Game Pass Psychonauts 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 25 Myst (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 26 Surgeon Simulator 2: Access All Areas - September 2nd The Artful Escape – September 9 (Console, PC, Cloud) Skatebird - September 16 Aragami 2 - September 17th Sable - September 23 Lemnis Gate - September 28th Astria Ascending – September 30 (Console, PC) Humble Bundle https://www.humblebundle.com/games/seven-deadly-sims https://www.humblebundle.com/games/big-brain LSL https://www.pcgamer.com/return-to-a-time-when-horny-videogames-made-you-type-leisure-suit-larry-is-now-free/ Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Riot & Blizzard Are Competing for Prize Nobody Should Want to Win | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5757

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing says Riot Games isn't cooperating with their investigation and we are shocked. Shocked I tell you! Riot Games Isn’t Exactly Being Cooperative Have you Been Waiting for More Doom 2 Levels? Phil Spencer Has a Steam Deck There is So Much GTA Coming Out This Year Well This Might Be Interesting? Well Crap Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): I'm sure I've done this before, but What is a game that hasn't been remastered or remade that you would like to see come back? Princess_Megan: What is one video game you wish you had finished, but got distracted by a new, shiny game and never went back to? What is it about this game that makes you regret not completing it? Cpt Insano6: What do you think has led to the rise in video game popularity; i.e. the rise of social media, etc? Or maybe a better way would be: why does it seem like video games have never been more popular and when do you think that trend started? *monotone screaming*: If you played video games as a kid, what direction did you think the video game industry would go from where it was back then? Did you think games would progress as fast as they did? Primefan: What would be the perfect video game to create for pc JoeColeslaw: If you could have one hobby or activity MAGICALLY transformed into an RPG, what would it be? How would the battles play out? What would be your main quest? How would you level up? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Void Bastards Yooka-Laylee Game Pass Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC) – August 17 Humankind (PC) – August 17 Need for Speed Heat (Cloud) EA Play – August 17 Star Wars Battlefront II (Cloud) EA Play – August 17 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Cloud) EA Play  – August 17 Recompile (Cloud, Console [Xbox Series X|S Only], and PC) ID@Xbox – August 19 Train Sim World 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 19 Twelve Minutes (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 19 Psychonauts 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 25 Myst (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 26 Jackbox Humble Bundle What We're Playing Colby: Pokemons, The Ascent Cliff: Stardew Valley, Hades Dylan: Back 4 Blood Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Man, Steve Gaynor Too? This Sucks. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5517

I have always thought that Steve Gaynor seemed like a pretty cool guy based on interviews and podcasts. Turns out I was wrong. Video Game News Turns Out Steve Gaynor is Kind of a Jerk Blizzard Thinks They Don’t Get Enough for Their Acquisitions Blizzard is Doing Some Housekeeping Embracer Group Buys Eight New Studios xCloud Streaming is Now Available In the Windows App Dr. Disrespect is Starting a New Video Game Studio Folks Are Unhappy About Rocket League's New Casual Mode Changes Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What was a game you were highly anticipating that came out and fell flat on its face for you? If it's cyberpunk, I want another one lol. Mine recently was the new Mario Golf. One of the modes in the campaign sucked so bad (or I did) and I couldn't progress further so I just dropped the game. JoeColeslaw: So.... how is everyone doin today? *monotone screaming*: What video game would you design, if the costs and time of making one weren’t an issue? Rdeacon: Going to piggyback off @*monotone screaming* question... What game would you redesign? What game would you fix a fatal flaw in? (can be the same game) Primefan: What is your dream car or truck? Primefan: What would be the interior of your perfect gaming room? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Rebel Galaxy Game Pass Art of Rally (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 12 Hades (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 13 Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC) – August 17 PlayStation Now Nier: Automata - available until November 1, 2021 Undertale Ghostrunner What We're Playing Colby:  Pokemon Snap, Death’s Door, Bloodroots Cliff: Prey, Stardew Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Every Day That Goes By Makes Blizzard Activision Look Worse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5164

You are probably not shocked to hear that the President of Blizzard suddenly decided to "spend more time with his family" today. But did you know that Activision hired a torture apologist? The President of Blizzard Just Quit...Weird Activisions Torture Apologist Is Really a Team Player Jeff Strain Ex-Blizzard Employee and Founder of ArenaNet and Undead Labs Says It’s Time for Unions Blizzard Was Once Billed a Misogyny Tax The Outer Wilds DLC is Confirmed Half Life 2 is Getting Remastered, But Not by Valve You Probably Don’t Want to Buy a Used GPU So That’s Why Game Cheats are “Illegal” Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): If you saw or paid attention to any of the Halo infinite multiplayer flight this weekend what do you think?  From what I saw, the game seems to be receiving overwhelming positive reviews over the weekend. Do you think it will come out this fall and be THE big heavy hitter next to Forza that people have been looking for from Xbox and what are your personal opinions. I know you all aren't the biggest of Halo or FPS fans but what are your thoughts coming out of this flight and are you personally interested or excited to try Halo Infinite this fall? JoeColeslaw: So, you already have answered your favorite kind of cheese, (shout out to munster, smoked guda, and PepperJack) so let's get Video Games involved... over the years and decades throughout your gaming history, what video games have you played that you would call, Cheezy? Either the voice acting is REALLY hamming it up, or the animations are over the top, or the story goes JUST the way that the tropes foretold. Unlike at my new job at a factory... THE GLOVES ARE COMING OFF! Any console, any year. Mazelnut: I never really ask questions but what do you think about the corrupt side of stardew valley. like how pierre is really the bad guy and not joja mart. or how mayor lewis is using the tax money from the town for personal use? Primefan: What are your favorite game characters and why? Rdeacon: I was poking at some old games recently and wondered why some are still so damn hard... looking at you Donkey Kong.  Why do you feel the games were hard?  Were they designed to be that way, for replayability, or when you have less you focus on the game play rather than graphics as they do in today's current games? Princess_Megan: What are your top three favorite elements of video games? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games A Plague Tale: Innocence Speed Brawl Game Pass August 13 Hades Console TBD August 19 Recompile  Xbox Series X|S August 19 Twelve Minutes Console, TBD August 25 Psychonauts 2 Console, TBD Aragami 2 (PC, Cloud, and Console) – September 17 Sable (PC, Cloud, and Console) – September 23 Twitch Prime Lost Horizon 2 Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story Planet Alpha A Normal Lost Phone Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Metamorphosis Secret Files: Tunguska The Shorter Games With Worse Graphics Bundle Round 2 https://itch.io/b/988/the-shorter-games-with-worse-graphics-bundle-round-2 Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Games Coming Out in August 2021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 783

What games are you looking forward to playing in August? It's looking like Game Pass is going to have an amazing month! My Time At Portia (iOS, Android) – August 4 - ??? The Falconeer (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch) – August 5 - $30 Godfall (PlayStation 4) – August 10- ??? Lawn Mowing Simulator (Xbox Series X/S, PC) – August 10- $30 SkateBIRD (Xbox One, Switch, PC, Linux) – August 12 - $20/GamePass Hades (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – August 13 - $30/GP 12 Minutes (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC) – August 19 ???/GamePass Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4) – August 20 - $70 Madden NFL 22 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC) – August 20 - $70/$60 I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and The Liar (PlayStation VR, Rift, Quest, Vive) – August 24 - ??? Psychonauts 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – August 25 - $60/GP KeyWe (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – August 31 - $30 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Activision Blizzard Sounds Like a Wretched Hive of Scum & Villainy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6141

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is suing Activision Blizzard for being just terrible. Like, straight up across the board terrible. Other Video Game News A Dead Space Remake is Coming EA Wants to Make It’s Sports Games Into Something Else This Might Actually Be Dumber Than Bitcoin...Nah Amazon’s New World Might Be Bricking RTX 3090s Ubisoft Announces 6v6 FTP Multiplayer Shooter Where The Water Tastes Like Wine Has an Impossible Achievement Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What is the one game we know is coming out that you can't wait to get your hands on and why? If I've asked it before recently you can yell at me. Princess_Megan: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Mine is strawberry! Primefan: What is the best and the worst game series Cheap/Free Games Epic Games MOTHERGUNSHIP Train Sim World 2 PS Plus (Leaked) Hunter's Arena: Legends (PS5 only) Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (PS4) Tennis World Tour 2 (PS4) Game Pass Raji: An Ancient Epic (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 22 Last Stop (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 22 Blinx: The Time Sweeper (Cloud and Console) – July 26 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (Cloud and Console) – July 26 Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X|S) – July 27 Lethal League Blaze (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 29 Omno (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 29 Project Wingman (PC) – July 29 The Ascent (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 29 Hades (Console, PC and Cloud) - August 13 12 minutes (Console, PC and Cloud) - August 19th Psychonauts 2 (PC, Cloud, and Console) – August 25 Aragami 2 (PC, Cloud, and Console) – September 17 Sable (PC, Cloud, and Console) – September 23 Games with Gold Darksiders 3 -- August 1-31 Yooka-Laylee -- August 16-September 15 Lost Planet 3 -- August 1-15 Garou: Mark of the Wolves -- August 16-31 Prime Gaming Portal Dogs - Aug 2 RAD - Aug 2 The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition - Aug 2 Automachef - Aug 2 Batman - The Enemy Within - Aug 2 The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature - Aug 2 Tales of the Neon Sea - Aug 2 Battlefield 1 on Origin - Aug 4 Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Me and 127 Bots in Battlefield 2042 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5261

Battlefield 2042 is getting crossplay and an AI mode that's going to let me play Battlefield 2042 with myself and 127 other bots. Other Video Game News Phil Spencer Hints About What Hardware You Might See From Xbox Next Undetectable Warzone Hack Taken Down Xbox Will Stop Your Kids from Spending All Your Money on Microtransactions Psychonauts 2 Wants Everyone to Enjoy It Maybe We Can Finally Start Buying GPUs Again...or Not Net Neutrality is Back Hunt Showdown Adds Shrek….’s House What We're Playing Colby: GTA 3/Vice City, Remnant From the Ashes, Pokemon Sword Cliff: Stardew, Prey Questions Vinny: What would be the best game pass games you'd recommend both to a 23-year-old and a 10-year-old!? squid: Normally we view games we loved through rose color glasses and even if we play them later on we still can look past their flaws. What’s a game that you played later on and thought “Oh. This was bad. Like bad, bad.” Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Obduction A sci-fi adventure from Cyan, the creators of Myst. Abducted far across the universe, you find yourself on a broken alien landscape with odd pieces of Earth. Explore, uncover, solve, and find a way to make it home. Offworld Trading Company Mars has been colonized, and Earth's corporate titans fight to dominate this new market. Competition is fierce in this fast-paced economic RTS from Civilization IV Lead Designer, Soren Johnson. Game Pass The Medium, July 15, Cloud Farming Simulator 19, July 15, Cloud, Console, and PC Bloodroots, July 15, Cloud, Console, and PC Cris Tales, July 20, Cloud, Console, and PC Last Stop, July 22, Console Microsoft Flight Simulator, July 27, Console The Forgotten City, July 28, Console The Ascent, July 29, Cloud, Console, and PC Omno, July 29, Console and PC Humble Bundle https://www.humblebundle.com/games/take-control What the Golf Grab the new update with 50 new levels and 1000 new holes Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Who Named it the Nintendo Switch OLED? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6324

Nintendo finally announced the long-awaited new version of the Switch, which features a new OLED screen but not much else. Other Video Game News The Final Fantasy Remasters Are on Their Way Games are Still Going to Be Sale on the Vita and the PS3 Humble is Capping How Much Money Can Go to Charity What We're Playing Colby:  Subnautica: Below Zero, Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance, GTA3, Remnant From the Ashes, Pokemon Sword Cliff: Prey, Stardew Valley Dylan: Ratchet and Clank, Northgard, Civ 6, Old World, Mario Golf Questions Vinny: What has been your personal experience that has had the "No Man's Sky Effect"? A game that you either liked or didn't like at launch, but after a long period of time passed, you went back and were shocked and excited by how much they've added to the game. I recently hopped back into Sea of Thieves in a serious fashion and the game is so content rich now. Primefan: What is your favorite dlc of all time Rdeacon: How do you feel about games with extended Beta? Do you think its a let everyone else find our bugs for us, or a better way to achieve a better overall game by getting more feedback? JoeColeslaw: Can we talk about how it is bullshit the xbox only plays games that you own offline? Princess_Megan: What is your favorite food to cook/bake? Rdeacon: Slurpees or ICEEs? Cheap/Free Games Game Pass Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Cloud) – July 8 Tropico 6 (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 8 UFC 4 (Console) EA Play – July 8 Bloodroots (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 15 Farming Simulator 19 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 15 The Medium (Cloud) ID@Xbox – July 15 In Case You Missed It Going Under (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – Available now A satirical dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. As an unpaid intern in the dystopian city of Neo-Cascadia, you’ll wield office junk as weaponry as you make your way through the offbeat procedural dungeons beneath your company campus. Epic Games Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead Ironcast Ironcast is inspired by Victorian-era science fiction, set in an exciting alternative history; a time when refined men and women in top hats and bonnets commanded gigantic walking war machines, laying waste to the enemies of the British Empire. Playstation Plus Red Dead Redemption 2 God of War Nioh 2 Judgment Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Moving Out Nascar Heat 5 Red Dead Redemption 2 will stay on PlayStation Now until November 1, 2021, and it will only be available via a PS4/PS5 download. This means you will not be able to stream Red Dead Redemption 2 like you can with many other games on the service. Judgment will be available until October 4, 2021. Troll Corner Ubisoft Would Rather Deslist Might & Magic 10 Than Fix DRM Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 xCloud for Everyone! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5242

xCloud is finally available for everyone (as long as you have Game Pass Ultimate). Fire up your iOS devices or computers and play some Xbox games! Other Video Game News RIP Dogmeat Sony Goes on a Buying Spree Pirating Games Right Now is a Bad Idea So...Bethesda is Just Starting to Work on Elder Scrolls 6 GTA 3 and Vice City are Back Online Windows 11 Will Have Built in Game Pass, Auto HDR and DirectStorage Minecraft Archivist Just Found the Holy Grail Games Coming Out in July 2021 Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual! (Quest) – July 8 Sniper Elite VR (Rift, Quest, PS VR, Steam VR) – July 8 Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (PC, Switch) – July 9 - $60 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch) – July 16 - $60 Cris Tales (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, Stadia) – July 20 - $40 Monster Harvest (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – July 20 - $20 Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X/S) – July 27 - $60 The Forgotten City (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) – July 28 - $40 Paint the Town Red (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch) – July 29 - $20 The Ascent (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – July 29 - $30 Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): Why do you think it's more difficult for multiplayer games to be critically acclaimed compared to single player games? rdeacon: Is there any reason why you would play full price for a game? rdeacon: If you drink coffee.. and use a creamer and sugar.. and had to pick only one which would it be, and inversely if you drink it black and had to use cream or sugar which one would you choose? JoeColeslaw: So, last November I made the choice to purchase an Xbox One S. Then in June, made the jump to buy an Xbox SERIES S. I think my Ps4 is jealous or something. . . . So there are some games I had purchased on Playstation that I think, 'eh, why not?' And ALSO purchase on Xbox... as far as double dipping, I have bought Cod Black-ops... (not the cross gen bundle :rage:)  and House Flipper. Worth it... What are your games you had to buy for new console, despite already owning them elsewhere? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games: The Spectrum Retreat Games with Gold: Planet Alpha (July 1 through July 31) Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break (July 16 to August 15) Midway Arcade Origins (July 16 through July 31) Conker: Live & Reloaded Game Pass Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Cloud) – July 1 Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 1 Gang Beasts (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 1 Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 1 Limbo (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 1 Cris Tales - July 20 MS Flight Simulator - July 20 The Ascent - July 29 Twitch Prime Games: Turok 2: Bad Seed Dark Devotion Kunai Grip: Combat Racing Dear Esther Melbits World Dream Daddy – ends today PictoQuest – ends July 10 Mad Tracks – ends July 17 Reus – ends July 24 Troll Corner There Is a Company That Wants to Put Commercials in Games Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Microsoft Puts All Their Chips on Diversity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4377

Microsoft is focusing on diversity in their games, studios and player base as a way to hit 3 billion gamers in their ecosystem. What We're Playing Colby: Subnautica Below Zero, ALL THE DEMOS Cliff: Paint the Town Red, Death Trash, Tunic, Sable, Stardew Other Video Game News Tencent Owns The Majority or Yager Now Epic is Making Developers Lives Easier Again Your Last Chance to Return Cyberpunk is Coming Xbox Certified Monitors Are Coming New Sea of Thieves Tall Tales are Instanced Tetris Effect is Coming to PlayStation Questions DA VINSTER: What was your favorite reveal from E3? Biggest Surprise? Aslan the Incompetent: Which video game villain do you actually agree with? JoeColeslaw: Just so ya know... Xbox series X/S has a demo out for the new game. LAWN MOWING SIMULATOR...  what would be a simulator you wouldn't even want to think about, wish it would NEVER exist? Rdeacon: Soft pretzels... cheese or mustard? Princess_Megan: What is your favorite non-American accent? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Horizon Chase Turbo Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game inspired by the great hits of the 80's and 90's. It recreates the classic arcade gameplay with unbound speed limits of fun. Full throttle on and enjoy! Sonic Mania The ultimate celebration of past and future. An all-new adventure full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay. Sonic Mania brings retro fast-paced platforming into the future through pixel perfect 2D graphics running at 60FPS. Game Pass Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance (Cloud, Console and PC) - June 22 Worms Rumble (cloud, console, and PC) — June 23 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (Console and PC) - June 24 Iron Harvest (Windows PC) — June 24 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (console and PC) — June 24 Prodeus (Game Preview via PC) — June 24 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (cloud) — July 1 Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (cloud, console, and PC) — July 1 Gang Beasts (cloud, console, and Windows PC) — July 1 Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (cloud, console, and PC) — July 1 Limbo (cloud, console, and Windows PC) — July 1 Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 More News Than You Can Shake A Stick At | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6590

E3 was this weekend and there is more news than you can possibly imagine. News Xbox is Bringing a Ton of Games to Game Pass Xbox is Bring xCloud to TVs and Streaming Sticks Xbox Bringing Z/S Games to Xbox One with xCloud Forza 5 Has an Interesting Approach to Weather Rocksmith+ Will Help You Play Guitar for Real Final Fantasy 1-6 Coming to Steam and Mobile Nintendo Switch Announcements FarCry 6 DLC Lets You Play as the Bad Guys Guardian’s of the Galaxy is a Coming, Switch will Get Cloud Version Disney is Open to Letting Indies Work with Their IP Rainbow Six Siege Getting Crossplay and Cross Progression Amped is a Major Inspiration for Shredders I am 100% Buying an Xbox Mini Fridge What We're Playing Colby: Observation, Abzu, Trover Saves the Universe, Narita Boy, Soma Cliff: Stardew Valley, Prey, A Short Hike Dylan: Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, World War Z Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What's the game(s) you're most excited for after the weekend? And why is it Halo? TheBigDog: Guess who's back? Back again. Eddie's back, tell your friends. Questions : Who  won E3? Who lost E3? Who was the most improved? Cpt Insano6: With God of War being delayed to 2022, would you rather a developer tell you a game is  delayed or go radio silent till the game is ready for release? Rdeacon: What do you feel was the worst console accessory?  Worst one you used? Examples: Power glove, Wii Sports pack, Sega x32, Sega CD, etc Cheap/Free Games Epic Games: Hell is other demons Overcooked! 2 Summer Games Fest https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/06/10/our-second-summer-game-fest-demo-event-coming-june-15-to-an-xbox-near-you/ Steam Next Fest https://www.pcgamer.com/steam-next-fest-gives-you-a-week-to-try-600-odd-demos/ Game Pass: Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Cloud, Console, and PC) Arx Fatalis (PC) Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PC, Cloud, and Console) Doom (Cloud and Console) Fallout (PC) Fallout 2 (PC) Fallout 3 (PC, Cloud, and Console) Fallout: New Vegas (Newly added for PC, Cloud, and Console) Fallout: Tactics (PC) Rage (Cloud and Console) The Evil Within 2 (PC, Cloud, and Console) Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PC, Cloud, and Console) Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered (June 24th)June 24th Game Pass Coming This Year Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X|S) – July 27 Hades (PC, Cloud, and Console) – August 13 Among Us (Cloud and Console) – 2021 Troll Corner Rockstart is shutting down GTA Online for Xbox 360 and PS4 owners Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Apparently You Can Make A Game Without Crunch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6028

According to Twitter, Insomniac was able to make the new Ratchet & Clank game almost crunch-free. Other game companies need to pay attention. Other Video Game News Xbox is Getting Fidelity FX Atari VCS is Actually Coming Out Don’t Expect Day and Date PC Launches for Sony Games It’s E3 Week! Summer Games Fest – Kick Off Live! – Thursday, June 10th at 11:00am PT Summer of Gaming – IGN Expo 2021 – Friday, June 11th at 1:00pm PT Guerrilla Collective Showcase – Saturday, June 12th at 8:00am PT Guerrilla Collective/Wholesome Direct – Saturday, June 12th at 10:00am PT Ubisoft Forward – Saturday, June 12th at 12:00pm PT Gearbox Entertainment presentation – Saturday, June 12th at 2:00pm PT GamesBeat Session – Saturday, June 12th at 2:45pm PT Xbox and Bethesda Showcase – Sunday, June 13rd at 10:00am PT Square Enix Presents – Sunday, June 13rd at 12:15pm PT Warner Bros. Games Back 4 Blood – Sunday, June 13rd at 2:30pm PT PC Gaming Show – Sunday, June 13rd at 2:30pm PT Future Games Show – Sunday, June 13rd at 4:00pm PT Take-Two Interactive Panel – Monday, June 14th at 10:15am PT Indie Showcase – Monday, June 14th at 12:00pm PT Capcom presentation – Monday, June 14th at 2:30pm PT Razer E3 Keynote – Monday, June 14th at 3:00pm PT Nintendo Direct – Tuesday, June 15 at 9:00am PT Nintendo Treehouse: Live – Tuesday, June 15 at 9:00am PT Bandai Namco presentation – Tuesday, June 15 at 2:25pm PT GameSpot Play For All Showcase – Tuesday, June 15 at 3:35pm PT Official E3 2021 Awards Show – Tuesday, June 15 at 4:45pm PT Capcom Might Have Whoopsied with Some Stock Photos Overwatch is Getting Crossplay What We're Playing Colby: Subnautica, Observation, Abzu Cliff: Stardew Valley, Prey Dylan: Biomutant Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): At the end of the summer, is the general gaming conversation going to have Xbox and PlayStation be more in parity than the mind share of people now saying "PS Better, XB is still needing games" Elfsawrath52: What is the best way to get started as a Twitch streamer? Rdeacon: Out of all the titles announced at E3 2021, what are the top 3 games you are most excited about? ShadoughX: What is the equivalent of 1HP of damage in real life? I'll go first: chewing gum and then biting your tongue! Princess_Megan: With E3 being less than a week away, based on past performances and future hopes, which company do you think will have the best/worst/most improved E3 presentation? Cheap/Free Games Epic Store Mystery Game Indie bundle for Palestinian Aid https://itch.io/b/902/indie-bundle-for-palestinian-aid Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

 Sony Screws Over Borderlands 3 Players | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5868

Borderlands 3 is ready for crossplay on all systems, but 2K isn't going to release it for the PlayStation, most likely because of Sony's insistence of payments to balance out microtransactions. Borderlands 3 is Getting Crossplay, But Not on PS5 Fortnite is Getting  Mistborn Crossover? Far Cry 6 is Actually Political Minecraft Has Been Shouting out 4chan for 10 Years? FidelityFX Super Resolution is Coming to A Lot of Places Sierra-Online (Or Something Like It) Might Be Making a Comeback Questions Rdeacon: What is your favorite Pixar, or if you have never watched Pixar movies animated movie character? Rdeacon: With the current subscription trend it seems just a matter of time where buying a physical game will stop and consoles will no longer add physical media drives to consoles.  Are you ok with not having the physical copy? Rdeacon: Since this is kinda topical.. Bosses/Managers what makes a good one and what makes a really bad one? Squid: What out of business store would you bring back. Also same question but restaurant. Princess_Megan: What are your favorite alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages? JoeColeslaw: Can we talk about the state of twitch? That may be a topic not for public forum. . . They've added a new channel, pools, hot tubs and beaches. To say Cringe, would be understated, but the chat can be quite vile, not to mention the nightbot automated message linking ALL socials (including onlyfans and other NSFW sites) all on twitch. Yes, they are marked 18+, yes you can mute the whole category, but what to you think of the topic? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games: Mystery Game! Tell Me Why Free for Pride Month: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/tell-me-why Game Pass: The Wild at Heart (Cloud) ID@Xbox – Available Today For Honor (Cloud and Console) – June 3 Backbone (PC) ID@Xbox – June 8 Darkest Dungeon (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – June 10 PlayStation Now The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition Sonic Mania Sonic Forces Team Sonic Racing Slay the Spire Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Car Mechanic Simulator Twitch Prime Batman Newfound Courage Lost in Harmony BFF or Die Spitkiss Mugsters Troll Corner EA I Guess? Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

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