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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:

  • Jedi Fallen Order is Selling Way Better Than EA Had Hoped
  • Castlevania Season 3 is Coming Out Next Month
  • Get 3 Months of Geforce Now Free, then Pay $5 a Month for the Next Year
  • Dan Houser Leaves Rockstar Games
  • Wonderful 101s is Getting an HD Remaster on Kickstarter!
  • Thousands of Old Flash Games Have Been Saved

What We’re Playing

Colby: Stardew Valley, Hard West, Breath of the Wild

Cliff: My Time at Portia, Link’s Awakening

Dylan: Divinity 2 

Questions

DA VINSTER: Open-ended question, but what are your gaming goals for this year? Play more? Finish games more? Try out genres you don’t normally play?

McWhopper: With Wonderful 101 reaching all its Kickstarter goals, what other games do you guys see taking this route and pulling in the same crowd and funding?

Turndwn4wut: What’s your favorite video game Easter egg?

Mister Polite: What is your new favorite podcast? I’ve been digging Daily Dad.

JoeColeslaw: Have you ever played a game to take a break from another game, only to leave it to fade away? What is your play style now, compared when the first episode of this show started?

Princess_Megan: What is your favorite video game soundtrack and song from a video game? They don’t have to be from the same game.

Kim Cruz: What 8bit/16bit era games should get a modern era remake?

Hans Addleman: What is your favorite breakfast eatery?

Cheap/Free Games

Playstation Plus

  • BioShock: The Collection (available 2/4-3/3)
  • The Sims 4 (available 2/4-3/3)
  • Firewall Zero Hour (available 2/4-3/3)

Game Pass

  • Final Fantasy XV (February 6)
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (February 6)
  • Death Squared (February 13)

Epic Game Store

  • Carcassonne
  • Ticket to Ride

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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