Byte Me



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!


  • Extra Life 2023 is in the Books!

    10/11/2022 Duração: 01h23min

    We raised almost $4,400 this year for Extra Life, but our lifetime total at $27,245. That's going to help a lot of kids! What We're Playing Cliff: Grounded, As Dusk Falls, Stardew Valley, Dorfromantic Colby: Grounded, Cyberpunk 2077, Rogue Legacy 2 Dylan: Fall Guys, Deep Rock Galactic News Extra Life 2022 Update Exclusive Games Suck FF16 Doesn’t Have Any Black Characters Because of “Historical Realism” Netflix Buys Another Developer…But Why? Microsoft Tells Shareholders Not To Worry About What They Are Selling to the Military Activision/Blizzard is Making a Last Ditch Attempt to Stop the Albany Union Vote Damn the PSVR 2 is Expensive This Gaming Chair is Awful Questions Alan S (zeroskill): Cheesing my question. How was Extra-Life?! Alan S (zeroskill): Another question. What tools (like pliers, screwdrivers, etc.) do you think everyone should have in their collection? Expanding on that, what is your favorite/most used tool in your collection? rdeacon: Played overwatch over the weekend and 6v6

  • Modern Warfare 2 is Basically an Empty Box

    03/11/2022 Duração: 01h22min

    Folks that pre-ordered the physical copy of MW2 are finding out they have a lot of downloading to do. What We're Playing Cliff: Grounded Colby: Grounded, Cyberpunk 2077, Chorus, Rogue Legacy 2 Dylan: Fall Guys News Modern Warfare 2's Physical Edition is Basically an Empty Box - IGN The Daily Fix Turning Off Crossplay is a Console Exclusive Call of Duty Will Stay on the PlayStation CD Project Red Remaking The Witcher 1 A New Version of the Quest is Coming Next Year Sony is Dropping PS Plus Subs Microsoft Will Be Raising Prices…Eventually GamerGate is Still an Issue Tesla is Trying to Pay in Exposure Questions Tr1pletrouble88: Where did your most consistent username come from? the one that you try to use for everything Tr1pletrouble88: take your favorite game and think of a creative way to ruin it Rdeacon: Have you played a game can try to out think itself and add too many twists? ( For me it was Backbone.. I was ok with the first, then the second I was like oh come on) If price wasn't an issu

  • The Echo Episode

    01/11/2022 Duração: 01h16min

    This episode had extreme audio issues, I'm uploading it for posterity, but it's not great to listen to. --- Send in a voice message:

  • Long Live the Controller Wars!

    20/10/2022 Duração: 01h12min

    Both Microsoft and Sony are launching fancy new controllers, which one are you gonna get? What We're Playing Cliff: Grounded, Soccer Story Colby: Cyberpunk 2077, Shadowrun Dragonfall News Forget About the Console War, It’s Time for the Controller War! Bayonetta 3 May or May Not Be Having Voice Actor Issues? Even With All The Issues They Are Having, A Lot of Folks Are Playing Overwatch Apex Legends Has a New Character You Might Want to Stop Using This Minecraft Launcher Nintendo Resolves Labor Dispute Xbox Isn’t Taking Sony’s Claims Lying Down Want to Play an NES Game That Only You Own? Questions But First, Some News Rdeacon: With news of EA shutting down servers that host old classic games, what do you feel is any gaming company's responsibility with games that are played online? Rdeacon: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Primefan: What are your thoughts on ow2 and have you played it yet? Tr1pletrouble88: Half Life 3, Team Fortress 3 or Portal 3? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Evoland

  • Overwatch 2 Has Not Had the Smoothest Launch

    13/10/2022 Duração: 01h26min

    DDoS attacks, weird phone requirements, and bugs that buy skins in the background with real money aren't really what you want happening at launch. --- Send in a voice message:

  • Who Got GameStop Beating Stadia in the Pool?

    06/10/2022 Duração: 01h13min

    What We're Playing Cliff: Grounded Colby: Grounded, Shadowrun Returns, Adventure Pals, Minecraft, Breakpoint News We Aren’t Sure Who Won the Pool, But Stadia is Done Stadia Devs Might Be More Surprised Than We Were Devs Working on Getttings Saves Off of Stadia Fired Nintendo Worker Comes Forward with More Details Sony Has Huge Plans for PSVR HZD Remaster on the Way, Bloodborne Fans Are Pissed The Saudi Arabian Government Wants to Spent $38 Million to Make You Forget They Murdered and Cut Up a Journalist Sony Stars Could Get You Better Customer Service Homeland Security is Spending $700k to Find the Connection Between Video Games and Nazis Questions Primefan: What was the first ever video game you played? Turndwn4wut (Travis): What skills have you developed in video games that have helped you in real life? Tr1pletrouble88: Feelings on the 1999 cinematic masterpiece, The Mummy, with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Rising Hell Slain: Back from Hell Xbox Game P

  • Whole Lotta Leaks

    22/09/2022 Duração: 01h33min

    This is not a great week to be making a AAA video game that you don't want other folks to see yet. What We're Playing Cliff: Garden Story, Elden Ring Colby: Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Shadowrun Return Dylan: Sea of Thieves News GTA 6 Gameplay Gets Leaked Diablo 4 Gameplay Also Gets Leaked GPU Mining of Etherium is Dead PSVR 1 Games Aren’t Compatible with PSVR2 English is Such a Dumb Language Star Wars Galaxies Restoration Approaches v 1.0 EVGA is Getting Out of the Video Card Business PlayStation Stars Launches GoldenEye is a Hot Mess PC Xbox App Now Integrates with How Long to Beat Questions tr1pletrouble88 — Today at 10:54 AM How different are nachos and quesadillas, from your perspective? *monotone screaming* — Today at 11:31 AM How cooked do you prefer your grilled cheese? rdeacon — Today at 12:13 PM Follow up on the grilled cheese.. how do you prepare it... butter, mayo, etc and what is your cheese of choice? What game would you want to play if time constraints wasn't an issue? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games

  • Ubisoft Thinks It's Games are Worth $70

    15/09/2022 Duração: 01h19min

    Ubisoft seems to be following Sony's lead and upping the price of their premium AAA games to $70. What We're Playing Cliff: Garden Story, Disney Dreamlight Valley Colby: Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Screamride, Train Sim World 3, Lawnmower Simulator Dylan: Darkest Dungeon News Ubisoft is Going to Start Charging $70 for Games Apparently You Can Hack Split Screen into Halo Xbox is Getting Noise Suppression The PS5 Got an Internal Redesign The White Xbox Elite 2 Controller Exists PlayStation Loves Exclusives Until It Doesn’t Finally, An Assassin’s Creed Game I Want to Play You Can Get a Free Month of Ubisoft+ Questions *monotone screaming*: What is a game you were really hyped for, but didn’t fully live up to expectations? Not necessarily disappointing, but not perfect either. Turndwn4wut (Travis): What mechanic needs to be on more video games tr1pletrouble88 — Today at 9:21 PM favorite real time strategy game? Primefan: What is your favorite fps game? Joe Coleslaw: Favorite simulation game? (Bonus points for Arcade

  • Happy Episode 300!

    08/09/2022 Duração: 01h40min

    We made it to Episode 300! That's 50 episodes six times! Please note that we lost about 12 minutes of Dylan's audio from about minute 13 to minute 25, so if we ask him a question and he doesn't answer, he's not just being super rude. What We're Playing Cliff: Garden Story, As Dusk Falls Colby: Chasm, Chinatown Detective Agency, Ghost Recon Breakpoint Dylan: Darkest Dungeon News UK Watchdog Recommends an In Depth Investigation of Xbox/Blizzard/Activision Merger Arcane Wins an Emmy Have a Million Dollars? Game Pass Friends and Family Plan Looks Good Oh Randy Go Team Crunch! Matt Booty Dreams of AI Arkane Was Forced to Use the Prey Name Halo Infinite is In a Bad Place Questions *monotone screaming*: Why do you think battle royale games were so popular, and do they make or break a game for you? Rdeacon: 1. Do you prefer  earbuds or over the ear headphones? 2. Do you feel advanced controllers, keyboard or mice actually increase your performance? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Hundred Days - Winemaking Simulato

  • And I Quote This " SUCH a Dumb Idea"

    01/09/2022 Duração: 01h12min

    Sony for some reason thinks that now is the right time to raise the price of the PS5. I refer you back to the title for our opinion. What We're Playing Cliff: As Dusk Falls, Garden Story Colby: House Flipper, Superliminal, What Remains of Edith Finch. Portal, Gone Home, Minecraft, Chasm, Ghost Recon Breakpoint News PlayStation is Getting More Expensive, Xbox Won’t Follow Suit Sony is Starting a Mobile Games Division Xbox Family Plan is Getting Closer The Weirdest Rumor This Week The Activision/Blizzard Merger is in a Good Place Exclusive Quests? What is This, 2015? Questions Rich: Has a game ever made you physically ill? Like motion sick, VR can do that easily. Rdeacon: 1. Do you feel certain IPs have run dry?  If so how should they reboot the series? 2. What really grinds your gears? *monotone screaming*: What is your least favorite game that you keep going back to? Turndwn4wut (Travis): What do you miss about 90s video games? Turndwn4wut (Travis): How do you respond to, “You’re too old to b

  • Updates from the First Day of Gamescom

    25/08/2022 Duração: 02h06s

    Vinny is here and he brought us all the latest news from Gamescom! What We're Playing Cliff: Garden Story Colby: Aggelos, House Flipper, Ghost Recon Breakpoint Vinny: RumbleVerse, MultiVersus, Fortnite, Cult of the Lamb, Spiderman on PC News Vinny Watches Gamescom! Playstation is Getting Sued for ‘Ripping People Off’ Apparently Stealing Cars is Ok, But Not This Nexus Mods Isn’t Playing Sony & Outlander, Together At Last Man I Want to Play This Questions Alan S (zeroskill): 4Rivers has some great bread pudding.... So, question. Bread pudding, thoughts? Turndwn4wut (Travis): How did you discover video games Turndwn4wut (Travis): What video game would make for the weirdest theme park? Rdeacon: Since the rumor is Sony is losing money off the Playstation 5 why would they pay to have exclusive games? Rdeacon: Which IHOP syrup do you prefer? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Ring of Pain Destiny 2 Bungie’s 30th Anniversary Pack Doom 64 Xbox Game Pass Death Stranding (PC) - Aug 23 Midnight Fight Express (Clo

  • The Lost Episode

    18/08/2022 Duração: 01h21min

    Xbox says that Sony is paying to keep games off of Game Pass, which is kinda lame. What We're Playing Cliff: Garden Story Colby: Paradise Killer, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, House Flipper News MS Says Sony is Keeping Games Off of Game Pass Google Stadia Announces Something New? Nintendo Reported to NLRB It’s Like the SteamDeck for Streaming Nobody is Playing Netflix Mobile Games Your Xbox Series S is Going to Run Just a Little Bit Faster Koch Media Changes Their Name Questions Turndwn4wut (Travis): What are some unwritten rules of video games? Rdeacon: You had mentioned on a previous podcast about Backbone (Playstation Stars vs The Harlem Globetrotters) being gorgeous for an 8bit game, do you feel certain games have wasted their visual beauty? Alan S (zeroskill): Favorite new movie from this year? Rdeacon: And... At what age do you feel buttercream icing becomes intolerably sweet? Monotone screaming: Do you think games should get sequels to expand the story or should some stay as standalone games? Cheap/Free Game

  • You Might Just Get a PS5 for Christmas!

    04/08/2022 Duração: 01h11min

    It's Christmas in early August and PlayStation and Valve have some good news for gamers! What We're Playing Cliff: Backbone, Garden Story News More PS5s Are On Their Way for the Holidays Good News on the Steam Deck Front Too Minecraft Players Are Pissed About the New Reporting System Shockingly Ubisoft is Still Not a Great Place to Work Destiny 2 Needs Ranked PVP Matches Badly KOTOR is Permanently Paused Sims 4 Lets You Date Your Very Old Brother PS5 is Finally Getting 1440p Support Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny) — If you had to recommend a game that you loved that you feel was underappreciated what is it and why? primefan — What is your perfect idea for a game? Turndwn4wut (Travis) —  Your username is now a company. What do you sell? Turndwn4wut (Travis) — That kind of video games give you anxiety and what kind do you play to release some anxiety? Alan S (zeroskill) — What is your favorite format to consume music? What is your favorite format to enjoy music? Obviously they could be the exa

  • Xbox and Discord, Together at Last

    28/07/2022 Duração: 01h23min

    Finally, you can just wear one set of headphones when playing with your friends on Discord. What We're Playing Cliff: Backbone Colby: Mass Effect, Power Washer Simulator News Xbox Finally Gets Discord Integration You Can Play BotW Split Screen (With a Mod) Save 5 Seconds Every Time You Turn on Your Xbox Minecraft Says No to NFTs Vicarious Visions Wants a Union Why Is QA Leading the Way in Union Efforts Indie Tender Claws Also Unionizing Halo Infinite Co-op Won’t Have Matchmaking Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): Which developer is your favorite overall including some of your favorite games of all time, and who do you think will be in the conversation in the next 10 years in contention of your favorite developer *monotone screaming*: Favorite weapon through the ages, handheld or bigger ones *monotone screaming: when you think of pie, what is ye first flavor that comes to mind ShadoughX (Josh): Who are your favorite female Characters in Games? Could be leads or supporting characters Primefan: What are your hopes wi

  • PlayStation Stars vs. The Harlem Globetrotters

    21/07/2022 Duração: 01h20min

    PlayStation announces it's new "Xbox Rewards" type program called PlayStation Stars. They promise it doesn't have NFTs. What We're Playing Cliff: Backbone, Power Washer Simulator Colby: Mass Effect PowerWash Simulator Dylan: Sea of Thieves News Sony Unveils a Microsoft Rewards Type Program The Team Behind Warframe is Making a F2P MMO The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is Coming to North America Wanna Get a Free Copy of Diablo 4? All of the Dragon’s Age and Mass Effect Effect DLC is Free on PC You Can Trial the new PS Plus in the UK Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): Sorry it's been so long since I've asked a question! Been busy onboarding with my new job! Question: which Entertainment Franchise whether it be games, movies, tv, etc. would you like to see get a Telltale/Dark Pictures Anthology type of game? Misshappychildhood: Have any of you read any of the twenty-eight books in the Boss Fight book series? I've read Postal and Earthbound. They are really interesting. *monotone screaming*: If you’ve seen any movies lately, whi

  • Introducing Dr. ShadoughX

    14/07/2022 Duração: 01h33min

    What We're Playing Cliff: Norco, Road 96 Colby: Mass Effect Josh: Monster Hunter Rise; Destiny 2 News Blizzard Ending Heroes of the Storm Development You Might Want to Check Your Hearthstone Account Pokemon Puzzle League Coming to Switch Online Red Dead Online is Looking Pretty Dead You No Longer Need a FB Login for Your Quest Game Stop Lays Off Staff and CFO Ubisoft Does a Quick U-Turn on Making Games Unplayable PlayStation Removing Purchased Movies from Users' Accounts Video Games, Streaming and Sexual Harrasement We talked with Joshua Fulkerson about his doctoral thesis, which includes a  "...research study to understand how male gamers describe how transient peer relationships and streaming platforms contribute to the sexual harassment of female gamers who play video games online". Take the survey (and sign up to be interviewed!) here: Questions Colby: What's your favorite candy bar? *monotone screaming*: What makes a good story in a video game for you? Tr1pletrouble8

  • C'mon Everyone, We're All Gonna Go Play Skyrim!

    07/07/2022 Duração: 01h18min

    Grab seven other friends, we're all the Dragonborn now! What We're Playing Cliff:  The Pathless Dylan: Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, I Expect You to Die News Never Get Lonely in Skyrim Again All of the SNES Manuals are Now Available Online Overwatch 2 Gets a Really Positive Change Disco Elysium is Easier to Read for Some Folks Now Ubisoft is Stealing Your DLC Ron Gilbert is a Legend People, Treat Him Like One AppleCare But For Your Switch? Games with Gold is Dropping 360 Games Questions Rdeacon:  What's the best live firework display you have seen? Rdeacon: Do you think that if you get to a point in the game where you are like .. why am I playing this is it... just your playing style/personality OR a bad game design? Monotone Screaming: Do you think legos age limit of 99 should be increased because people live past 99 and Lego is for everybody? Turndwn4wut (Travis): I’ll submit it anyway. If your username was a company what would you sell? Primefan: What did you do for the

  • Overwatch 2 is Gonna Pull a Cain

    30/06/2022 Duração: 01h47min

    Overwatch 2 will completely replace Overwatch when it releases later this year. What We're Playing Cliff: The Pathless, Solitaire Conspiracy, Dorfromantic Colby: Dragon Age Inquisition Hans: Dorfromantic, Cycle: Frontier, V: Rising, always pinball News Overwatch 2 is Killing Overwatch Valorant is Listening AMD is Brining FSR to the Xbox The Xbox is Outselling the PS5 in Japan Does Anyone Play Diablo Like This? xCloud is Getting Mouse & Keyboard Support and Lower Latency Can an AI Play Minecraft? Give Your PC a Checkup for DirectStorage Questions Joe Coleslaw: Thinking back on Devolvers Showcase this year. They expanded a thought of "what if video games fell under 'singularity' protocol?" One company to rule them all. . . Among the product placements included, Tom Clancy's Amimal Crossing which had Tom Nook and Isabell in splinter-cell like outfits. I know we have always asked you to combine 2 unlike games or characters into one...  but what is the MOST OUTRAGEOUS cross promotion video

  • Diablo Immortal is Making A LOT of Money (Probably?)

    23/06/2022 Duração: 01h01min

    Diablo Immortal made $24 million in two weeks but would have made $300 million as a $60 game. Is that a lot? What We're Playing Cliff: Webbed, The Solitaire Conspiracy Colby: Dragon Age Inquisition News Diablo Immortals is Making A LOT of Money Activision Says That Activision Didn’t Do Anything Wrong! Xbox is Running Out of Controllers Why is FF7 Three Games? Why Are We Talking About KOTOR 2 in 2022? KH4 Graphics Are Too Good for More Disney Worlds? Microsoft and Unions Finally, A Good Use for AI This New Controller Looks Great! Questions Turndwn4wut (Travis): If you were a demon what would it take to summon you? ShadoughX (Josh): If you were to make a spread or a 5-course dinner for Mario and Luigi what would you include? Rdeacon: Do you feel you have finished/beaten a game if you set the difficulty too low or used God Mode? Rdeacon: What do you prefer, a soft cookie or one with a crunch? Mansocks: You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you look down and see a to

  • The Xbox Showcase Comes Out Swinging Again!

    16/06/2022 Duração: 01h16min

    The Xbox/Bethesda showcase was packed full of huge games (and most of them are coming to Game Pass!) What We're Playing Cliff: Diablo Immortal, Webbed Colby: Dragon Age Inquisition, The Hunter Call of the Wild, Disc Room Dylan: Diablo Immortal News Xbox Bethesda Showcase Not Game Pass Games Coming to xCloud xCloud Coming to Samsung TVs Game Pass is Getting Game Demos Alex Kipman is Departing MS After Being Accused of Being Horrible Get the Best Version of xCloud using Edge Activision Blizzard Decides to Work with the Raven QA Union PlayStation Gamers Are the Absolute Worst Bioware QA Votes to Form Unions Metro 2033 Writer Added to Russian Hitlist Saudi Arabia Buys a Huge Chunk or Embracer The Grammy Awards is Adding a Video Game Category Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): I'm unsure if you guys have talked about this, but if not I'd like to hear your thoughts on The Last of Us Remake. Is it needed, being we had a remaster of it on PS4? Do you think a $70 price point is warranted for a remak

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