Bounty Board 015: Let the Games Begin! by Caleb Sawyer

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The season of games is upon us! And boy did it surprise us. Already we have Rocket League’s Rocket Pass, PUBG’s full release and introduction of the PUBG Event Pass, Destiny 2: Forsaken, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This week on Bounty Board Caleb and Eric dive into all of these titles and talk about the swift start the season of games is off to.

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

News Topics:

Cyberpunk 2077 Side Quests
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s Impactful Player Choices
Ubisoft Reaffirms Splinter Cell Will Return
Alan Wake TV Show in Development

@hybridglass
@LubWub

Bounty Board 014: What Does RPG Really Mean by Caleb Sawyer

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RPG stands for Role Playing Game, plain and simple. Only, it isn't that plain and simple. What does playing a role mean in games? Taking control of a character? Creating your own character?Do you have to have agency over the story or can the story be told to you? What about leveling and progression systems? Quickly, Caleb and Eric realize that, though a lot of things get tagged as RPGs, many of those games have "RPG elements" and aren't actual RPGs. After all, what really is and RPG?

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

News Topics:

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Released
Rocket Pass Detailed
Hitman 2 Heads to Columbia
No Man's Sky Gets First Weekly Content
Xbox Game Pass, September Update
Battlefield 5 Delayed to November

@hybridglass
@LubWub

Bounty Board 013: eSports! by Caleb Sawyer

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Over a short amount of time eSports have become wildly popular around the world. This week Caleb and Eric talk about what games are played as eSports, what games could be played in the future, and what eSports need to do to appeal to a wider audience. 

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

News Topics:

Destiny 2: Forsaken Raid Details
Xbox Subscription Style Financing
Rocket League Updates Coming Up
Assassin's Creed to Skip 2019

@hybridglass
@LubWub

Bounty Board 012: Two is Better by Caleb Sawyer

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Remember huddling around the TV to play Halo together on the original Xbox? Lobbing grenades at elites and grunts, slicing your way through waves of the Flood, all while sitting right next to your buddy? Games have come a long way since those days. Has co-op gotten better? Worse? How has it changed? Join Caleb and Eric as they talk about their favorite co-op gaming experiences and look forward to what the future might hold.

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

News Topics:

Diablo 3 is Coming to Switch
Battlefield 5 Gamescom Trailer is Sick
Spyro Reignited Trilogy Gets Pushed to November
Full Iron Fist Season 2 Trailer

@hybridglass
@LubWub

Bounty Board 011: What Defines the Game of the Year (GOTY)? by Caleb Sawyer

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Caleb and Eric gather at the microphones to discuss what it is that defines a game worthy of the title Game of the Year. With so many games coming out, how do you pick just one? We discuss what we look for in the GOTY, as well as define what categories we break the award into (i.e. Indie GOTY, Adventure GOTY, Roleplaying GOTY. The list can get tediously long in some places, so how do you keep it brief but spread credit out where credit is due. Stop by and listen as we dig in before gaming season kicks off!

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

News Topics:

Smash Bros. Introduces the Belmonts
Game Maker Studio 2 Now Supports Switch with Export Button
Red Dead 2 Gameplay Looks Incredible
ESO: Wolfhunter Release Date and Details
Rage and Doom, Welcome to Game Pass

@hybridglass
@LubWub

Bounty Board 010: The Fall (Release Schedule) of Games by Caleb Sawyer

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Caleb and Eric gather at the microphones to discuss the overloaded fall release schedule of games. There are 16 larger titles due to release in October alone! When you start counting smaller titles, the number quickly becomes absurd. Is this over-saturation of titles hurting the industry? Would it behoove game makers to spread the wealth and allow the consumers time to save between blockbuster releases? Listen in as we debate about managing our income just to get the things we want this fall!

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

News Topics:

BioWare Hints that Dragon Age and Mass Effect Titles in the Works
PUBG Tests Crosshair Placeable Marker, Players Divided
Destiny Details What Will Happen to Year One Gear
Daredevil Season 3 Confirmed for 2018
 

@hybridglass
@LubWub

Bounty Board 009: Second Chances by Caleb Sawyer

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We're back after our week long hiatus, Comic-Con and Chicago kept the crew busy. Caleb and Eric sit down to talk about how recent events have led to some games getting a second chance at success. No Man's Sky is back, and people are enjoying it. Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor returned from the depths to maintain steadfast fanbases. Is there somethign different about the community today that allows these second chances? Or is it the way taht games are distributed? Listen in as we discuss this and much more!

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

News Topics:

James Gunn out as Guardians Lead
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice to VR Soon
Psyonix Publishes Loot Box Percentages
 

@hybridglass
@LubWub

Bounty Board 008: Is It Dangerous to Go Alone? by Caleb Sawyer

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Caleb and Eric sit down to talk about the feasibility of Singleplayer games in market that overwhelmingly favors multiplayer models. Can they remain the way they are or do they need to adapt? How would/should they adapt? Do they need to become more expensive to balance cost? There are a lot of questions here, many without definite answers yet. Listen to us talk through the ways the industry may change in the not-so-far future.

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

News Topics:

Joaquin Phoenix cast as the Joker
Overwatch League signs deal with Disney, ESPN
Epic drops their earning dividend from Unreal Engine users
Ubisoft suggests new tech could allow dev to make larger, multi-city games

@hybridglass
@LubWub

Bounty Board 007: Battle Royale! by Caleb Sawyer

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Eric and I dig into the biggest phenomenon in gaming right now: Battle Royale. We talk about the dynamic duo: PUBG and Fortnite and then we dive into smaller games doing interesting things with the formula, mixing it all up in creative ways. Listener questions were abundant, so stick around for his week's great episode.

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

News Topics:

Ubisoft is Done with Finite Games
Dev Addresses "Mass Effect: Andromeda Disaster"
Future War Cult Wins Faction Rally, Finally!
Darwin Project Releases on Xbox One Free to Play

@hybridglass
@LubWub

Bounty Board 006: Monetization in Games by Caleb Sawyer

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Join Eric (@hybridglass) and me for another episode of Bounty Board this week! This episodes topic is one of the most controversial in games today: Monetization. 

Monetization has made a huge impact on how players consume their games and we dig in to all of the things that lead to their creation, the ways they are implemented, and how it can all be done better and safer. 

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

News:
Game Pass Games
Games with Gold July 2018 
State of Decay: Independence Pack
Backwards Compatibility Games
Halo Series Announced for Showtime

@LubWub
@hybridglass

Bounty Board E3 2018 (Where Kieth David Shows Up?) by Caleb Sawyer

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E3 2018 is SO CLOSE!

What's up everyone!? Ready for E3 this weekend? Well we are!

A new Bounty Board crew assembles (because half of the old group turned to dust...) to give our E3 2018 thoughts, predictions, hopes, and dreams. We talk about everything folks, including a strange obsession with Keith David making an appearance on the show stage? Don't even know where that idea comes from...oh well.

Give us a listen, comment with your own predictions and hopes. Let us know if you enjoy listening to us! We will be back next week to talk about how E3 went. Happy E3!!!

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

Guests:
 

@LubWub
@hybridglass ( House of Glass on Twitch)

@MontshoShelby
@p1553d

Bounty Board 003: DLC by Caleb Sawyer

Hey everyone! This week we dive into downloadable content (DLC), one of the more contentious points in the videgame industry. DLC has been around for about 15 years now (on consoles) and with them has come dozens of new ways for games to deliver content to their fans post game release. Not all of the methods explored are liked. Some are the ideal way to deliver the story and content. Take a minute and listen to us this week as we dig deeper into this conflicted topic.

Also! You can now find us on iTunes  and Stitcher! So whether you have an Apple or Android device, we are available for streaming and download. Give us a rating and a subscribe, we would really appreciate it.

 

Introducing: Bounty Board! by Caleb Sawyer

Welcome to Bounty Board, a brand new podcast here at NerdyBits! It's our first episode, so get acquainted (or re-acquainted, for the faithful) with us! With E3 right around the corner, we focus our thoughts on the upcoming conference and the potential reveals. We cover everything from Scorpio to the new Assassin's Creed. Join us!

NerdyBits Podcast: Happy Badgers Studio by Benjamin Sawyer

We went back to Happy Badgers Studio this week and met with the team to talk about them. Who they are, why they do what they do, and what they love about doing it. Big advocates for game makers in the Midwest, Happy Badgers also talked about why St. Louis excites them and motivates them.

We can't emphasize enough how awesome this group is. Give this episode a listen. This podcast is the beginning of our look into the St. Louis game developer scene, so stay tuned, we plan to have more soon.

Happy Badgers Studio is:

Carol Mertz
@CarolMertz

Ben Triola
@BenTriola

Dana Huth
@DanaHuth

Joey Paniello
@JoeyMaru

TJ Spooks
@_Teejay5 

Find out more about SmuggleCraft here. Also...@PennyPooPoems

Direct download - iTunes link - Nerdybits Podcast

We want to thank Modigs for the use of his great track Epsilon.

 

@LubWub
~Caleb 

NerdyBits Podcast: Go-op Gaming by Benjamin Sawyer

Our very own Kathleen Riddler (@AnimeKat13) visits the local St. Louis gaming trio Go-op Gaming in this podcast. Find out who they are, what they do, and what inspired them to meet outside of Best Buy to make content they truly love. Also, how to deal with YouTube trolls. It's a great listen, so strap in.

Please feel free to comment below, but don't be a jerk. These are our personal opinions, nothing to get twisted about.

Join us! (comment below!) 

Direct download - iTunes link - Nerdybits Podcast

We want to thank Modigs for the use of his great track Epsilon.

 

@AnimeKat13
~Kat 

@Gooperatives
~Go-op Gaming 

NerdyBits Podcast: GamerGate by Benjamin Sawyer

We wrap up the podcasts from our first recording session with our discussion on last year's GamerGate. We all know how touchy the topic can be, and we did our best here to remain as objective as possible. But in the end, when it came down to it, we all felt the same way: The way women are portrayed in the videogame industry, be it in games themselves, or their participation in the development process, needs to change for the better. After all, women make up nearly half of the gaming community. Shouldn't they get a fair shake?

Please feel free to comment below, but don't be a jerk. These are our personal opinions, nothing to get twisted about.

Join us! (comment below!) 

Direct download - iTunes link - Nerdybits Podcast

We want to thank Modigs for the use of his great track Epsilon.

 

@CalebTSawyer
~
Caleb

@Our_Alex
~Alex 

@DawnKnight1993
~Nico

@AnimeKat13
~Kat 

NerdyBits Podcast: Game Awards Show by Benjamin Sawyer

Finally, the last part of our 2014 Recap and Awards Shows is here. And right after the last one! Whaaaaat? It has been a busy morning. If you need something to listen to and you love games, we have exactly what you need. 

We dole out all of the awards on this show, from Developer of the Year to Remaster of the Year. So tune in, listen to our choices, and give us your feedback! We would all love to hear it.

Join us! (comment below!) 

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We want to thank Modigs for the use of his great track Epsilon.

 

@CalebTSawyer
~
Caleb

@Our_Alex
~Alex 

@DawnKnight1993
~Nico

@AnimeKat13
~Kat 

NerdyBits Podcast: Individual GOTY by Benjamin Sawyer

Well it has been a little longer in between these podcasts than I originally had planned. I apologize for that. Had a few personal issues that had to be dealt with and when that was over my computer decided to not connect to the internet...

But enough with all of that! It is time for you to hear our 2014 Individual Game of the Year Awards! Listen to us debate who deserves the title of best game last year. We promise you'll enjoy it.

When you are finished with that prepare for our Game Awards Show, releasing soon.

Join us! (comment below!) 

Direct download - Nerdybits Podcast

We want to thank Modigs for the use of his great track Epsilon.

 

@CalebTSawyer
~
Caleb

@Our_Alex
~Alex 

@DawnKnight1993
~Nico

@AnimeKat13
~Kat 

The NerdyBits Podcast Returns! by Benjamin Sawyer

Good morning gamers! The NerdyBits Podcast is finally back. After a year of souls searching and rebuilding, we have found a team of people dedicated to bringing you News, Reviews, Features and the rest. A little less than a month ago (yeah, I know, it took me forever) we sat down for 5 hours and recorded a veritable cornocopia of dialogue on everything games in 2014. Here is Part 1. 

Talking Points:

Flawed Releases
Underdog Hits
Games to look forward to
Everything (We talk about so much it would take hundreds of words to describe it)

So give it a listen! Parts 2 and 3 will release later this week and early next week, respectively. The best is yet to come! 

 

Join us! (comment below!) 

Direct download - iTunes link - Nerdybits Podcast

We want to thank Modigs for the use of his great track Epsilon.

 

@CalebTSawyer
~
Caleb

@Our_Alex
~Alex 

@DawnKnight1993
~Nico

@AnimeKat13
~Kat