Cooking Mama’s problems started out when Twitter accused it of mining cryptocurrency while people played the game. This ended up not being true, but the game was in the news again this week when the games license holder accused the game’s publisher of releasing it on the Switch without their permission.

In other video game news:

  • Surprise, New XCOM!
  • Chex Quest is Coming! Chex Quest is Coming!
  • I Can Finally Setup My Nintendo Controller Like My Xbox Controller
  • E3 is Now Officially Cancelled
  • Want to Play Valorant? Just Watch a Streamer!
  • The ESRB is Adding Loot Box Warnings to Video Games
  • Have A Fancy Video Card? Show It Off By Playing…Minecraft?

What We’re Playing

Colby: Tales of Vesperia

Cliff: Final Fantasy 15, Destiny 2

Dylan: Animal Crossing


Vinny: I’m hijacking this one from a question asked to me: How has video games changed your life for the better?

Islandbear: With Mario getting his own lego set. What other game do you guys want in a lego set? GTA? Crash Bandicoot? Leisure Suit Larry ?

Mister Polite: I kind of miss the days when a company would make a video game like the Burger King Xbox games or any of the NES games. If you could pick any modern company to create a game who would you pick and what kind of game would it be? For example, what about an Amazon delivery game in the style of paperboy.

Princess_Megan: If extra lives were a thing in the real world, how would you earn them?

PolyNerdic: Something I have found myself pondering a lot during the last couple of weeks: what is a talent you wish you had? I’m split between wishing I had any sort of musical talent or wishing I could draw/paint worth a darn.

Mansocks: What is your favorite Pandemic treat during the quarantine?

Cheap/Free Games


  • Stadia is offering a free 2 month trial for everyone

Humble Bundle


Epic Games Store

  • Just Cause 4 sees rogue agent Rico Rodriguez land in Solis to hunt down the truth about his past, at any cost. Jump into an action-packed open-world sandbox experience and cause chaos with a wide selection of weaponry, vehicles and gear!
  • Wheels of Aurelia: Embark on an immersive road trip through the gritty western coast of Italy during the roaring 1970’s. Playing as Lella, a bold, spunky woman, experience the sights and sounds of a tumultuous time in Italy’s history while uncovering events from Lella’s past.

Xbox Game Pass for Console:

  • The Long Dark – April 16
  • Gato Roboto – April 21
  • Deliver Us The Moon – April 23
  • HyperDot – April 30
  • Levelhead – April 30

Xbox Game Pass for PC:

  • Gato Roboto – April 21
  • Deliver Us The Moon – April 23
  • Gears Tactics – April 28
  • HyperDot – April 30
  • Levelhead – April 30
  • The Long Dark – Coming soon
  • Machinarium – Coming soon

Playstation Play at Home




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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