Bounty Board 021: Know Your Why by Caleb Sawyer

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In business there is a question that leaders are starting to ask: Are you playing the finite game? Or are you playing the infinite game? Are you competing against your competition or are you competing against yourself? This week on Bounty Board Caleb and Eric are joined by streamer Avel as we tackle this question as it pertains to our industry. What kind of game is Microsoft playing? What about Playstation? Has Nintendo been playing the infinite game all along?

This episode is special. Our guest @Avelaitixa is a delight and the conversation is genuine and inspired. There a lot of things that come up in the discussion of where one’s goals lie, but here in this podcast, we strive to answer just one question: Why? Check out this video from speaker and author Simon Sinek to see our inspiration. And thank you so much to our guest @Avelaitixa for coming on the show and absolutely crushing it.

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News Topics:

The Passing of Legend Stan Lee
Playstation Pulls Out of E3

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@Avelaitixa

Bounty Board 020: A Moral Compass by Caleb Sawyer

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How good or bad are you when you play a game? Do you step into the role of hero, savior, saint of the people, doing everything you can to be good? Or are you a monster, taking life at every chance, leaving a swath of destruction in your wake? Do you play as if the character is you, or do you roleplay the character in the game?

This week on Bounty Board, Caleb and Eric are joined by another special guest: Benjamin Sawyer. Together they debate the use of morality in games, speak to their own playstyles, and break down times when morality worked for them and times that it didn’t. How do they play Arthur Morgan, protagonist (question mark?) of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2? Is he a Criminal with a heart of gold, or a ruthless outlaw? This ain’t no place for no heroes.

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:

Avengers 4 Runtime Revealed
Disney Streaming Service Gets a Name
Loki Limited Series Confirmed
Rogue One Spin-Off Confirmed
Activision is Displeased with Destiny 2 Sales

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@sketchsawyer

Bounty Board 019: The Allfather Appears by Caleb Sawyer

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Distinguished ladies and esteemed gentleman, this week on Bounty Board we have the profound honor of introducing our dear friend, The Allfather himself, Odin Æsir. Yes his REAL name is Odin.

On this very special episode of Bounty Board, Odin joins Caleb and Eric to talk about how much Red Dead has taken control of their lives, the 5 (15?) sequels to Avatar that James Cameron has planned (titled?), an underwhelming BlizzCon, and finally the future of games. The last topic in particular being of extreme interest to our guest, we dive into VR, AR, 4D experiences, the likelihood of the Ready Player One future, and SO MUCH MORE! Odin even gives us advice on how to summon him in times of need. Tune in y’all! It’s a good one!

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:

Sean Bean is the Undying
Avatar Sequels Get Titles
Gladiator Sequel Coming
Bad Boys 3 is Official
Overwatch Introduces Ashe of the Deadlock Gang
BlizzCon Recap

@LubWub
@hybridglass

Bounty Board 018: Red Dead, Ready, Set, Go! by Caleb Sawyer

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Hey everyone! Caleb and Eric have come back from their three week family hiatus to get caught up, talk Red Dead hype, and crack wise. It’s been a while. We missed you! So come on in and listen.

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.

No News this week!

@LubWub
@hybridglass

Bounty Board 017: Do Games Take Themselves too Seriously? by Caleb Sawyer

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Do games take themselves too seriously? I mean, think about it, when was the last time you laughed in a game? When was the last time you played a game that was consistently funny? It’s a little hard to think of one outside of Borderlands and Portal 2, right? Maybe our favorite medium needs to ease up on the grim gravy and dole out a little silly sauce. Yes…I just said that…

Join Caleb and Eric as they discuss this weeks topic, and try their hardest to be the most serious boys around!

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News Topics:

PUBG Comes to PS4 Soon
Xbox One to Add Mouse and Keyboard Support
No PSX This Year, Maybe That’s OK
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Delayed
Playstation Finally Comes Out to (Cross) Play

Bounty Board 016: A Tale to Tell by Caleb Sawyer

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What makes a good videogame story? Is it cutscenes? Is it player agency? Does it matter if your character has their own voice? This week on Bounty Board Caleb and Eric dig into these questions in a discussion about what makes stories good or bad in games. There is a lot to discuss, but stick around and we play an interesting game of “Where would you live?” at the end. Because, let’s be honest, everyone has a fantasy world that they want to live in.

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:

Red Dead Redemption Online News
Insomniac’s Spider-Man Crushes in Sales
Captain Marvel Trailer!!!
Daredevil Season 3 Dated
Marvel Plans to Take Over X-Men After Disney-Fox Merger
Playstation Classic Announced, Date and Price Detailed
Take-Two CEO Says Cross-Play is Inevitable, Important to Future

@hybridglass
@LubWub

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.

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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!!!

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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!