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:

  • Stardew Valley Dev Has Two New Games in the Works
  • Sony May Have Actually Convinced Me to Buy a PS5 
  • Destiny 2 Might Have Lost All of Your Stuff 

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 a 10 point scale. Is this a good/bad/indifferent thing for you, and what would you personally wish would be the standard for reviews? 

PS Question: What’re your tips for attending Cons of any sort? I’m going to Pax East in a couple of weeks and am trying to plan for it ahead of time. Thanks!

Josh: Often entertainment attempts to deliver a message to its consumers, games are no exception. What games stand out as delivering a powerful message (good or bad) to the consumer? What was the message and how did it resonate with you?

Kevin: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck would? (New York state wildlife expert Richard Thomas found that a woodchuck could (and does) chuck around 35 cubic feet of dirt in the course of digging a burrow. Thomas reasoned that if a woodchuck could chuck wood, he would chuck an amount equivalent to the weight of the dirt, or 700 pounds.)

Mister Polite: With Parasite winning best picture, it made me think is there a game or movie that has overwhelmed or underwhelmed you lately?

Turndwn4wut: If you could, what video game would you make into real life?

McWhopper: What 80s action film would you like to be turned into a game? What kinda game would it be?

Princess Megan: Which video game character would you pick for your valentine?

JoeColeslaw: With games coming around to seasonal battle passes. . . If a single player game and the campaign would adopt an episodic or seasonal release, would you buy in? Would you just stick to the “vanilla” release? Or would it turn you away completely?

BONUS QUESTION! With Dreams coming out “this week” [Friday 2-14 and Tuesday 2-11 to early access users] What would be your wild, crazy creation, game, sculpture, environment, song, sound or compilation that you would make? Would you want to try to recreate games or mechanics? Or do something completely original? What would be something exclusive for the Byte Me brand?

Cheap/Free Games

Nintendo Online (Feb 19)

  • Pop’n TwinBee
  • Smash Tennis (SNES neither of which were originally released in the US)
  • Shadow of the Ninja
  • Eliminator Boat Duel

Epic Game Store

  • Kingdom Come Deliverance
  • Aztez (Aztez is a unique hybrid of beat ’em up and turn-based strategy, set in the world of the Aztec Empire. Highly technical, real-time, beat-em-up combat events resolve ongoing conflicts in your expanding empire.)

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