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Bounty Board 055: Toxicity in Games by Caleb Sawyer

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What’s up folks! This weeks Bounty Board comes with a bit of a bittersweet moment. Our very own Sawft-Clothez Sommelier is heading out. Bobby is stepping away from the show to pursue a few other opportunities and tend to some changes in routine at home. Bobby has been an incredible member of the team, and we are all so happy to have had the opportunity to share this show with him. Godspeed in your new endeavors friend, and don’t be a stranger!

This week on Bounty Board, with guest host , the crew dives a discussion about Toxicity in Games. We discuss the toxicity we have experienced, the toxic tactics we have seen deployed, the toxic tactics we have used at times, and what the road to a less toxic environment might look like. How will big companies like Microsoft and Sony work to counter-act toxic interactions and repeat offenders? Is there a way to do this effectively or will toxicity always be around in some way? Is toxicity inherent to gaming?

@hybridglass is traveling this week as well, so tune in to hear @LubWub and @sergeantsodium hold it down with guest @sketchsawyer!

News for the week:

Anthem Sputters Back to Life with Cataclysm Trailer
Rocket League to Remove “BlindBox” Crates
Netflix Signs Game of Thrones Writers to Massive Deal
Lucasfilm Developing First Non-Star Wars/Indiana Jones Project Since Merger

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@hybridglass
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@Bobbypease
@sketchsawyer

Bounty Board 032: The Anthem of Criticism by Caleb Sawyer

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BioWare’s highly anticipated new IP Anthem is finally out!!! There have been a lot of things floating around the internet since the beginning of the early access started. Many spoke out about the games brokenness, incompletion, and flop. But as a group who has played and enjoyed the game, we find ourselves…confused. Why do the opinions on Anthem differ so greatly? How can a reviewer call a Live Service game that isn’t out yet incomplete?

We aren’t going to tell you that Anthem is perfect either. We understand that there are aspects that could be fixed. The loading screens ARE bad. The flow of Forge, Mission, Post-Mission, Tarsis is slow and breaks the rhythm of the game up. But is it as bad as people are saying? Check out this episode for our takes!

News for the week:

Punisher and Jessica Jones Canceled
Star Citizen Hits $218 Million in Crowd-Funding
Division 2 Gets Live Action Trailer
Apex Gets New Content
Google Launching Gaming Platform
Reggie Fils-Aime Announces Retirement

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@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@Bobbypease

Bounty Board 028: Hype Train Wreck by Caleb Sawyer

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The Hype Train gets us all eventually. We see a game that we didn’t know was coming out. The fresh trailer, the beautiful visuals, the new take on gameplay. In an instant we get drawn into an unshakeable feeling of expectation. Numerous games have exploited this expectation. Drawing fans in for pre-orders, purchases, and DLC down the road. But some games have fallen victim to its power. The first Watch Dogs, a delightfully mediocre game in the first wave of games released on next gen hardware, was panned by critics who seemed to be expecting the second coming.

This week on Bounty Board, the crew dives into whether or not the Hype Train is hurting the industry, forcing studios to come clean on their promises, or turning gamers away altogether. After all, when was the last time you let yourself get hyped for an upcoming title (Anthem and Division 2 for us, shhhh……)?

News for the week:

Assassin’s Creed Fixes Bad DLC
Far Cry New Dawn Story Trailer Releases
Fallout 76 to Go Free to Play?
Black Panther Gets Best Picture Nomination

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@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@Bobbypease

Bounty Board 025: Here Comes 2019! by Caleb Sawyer

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Welcome to 2019 lovely people! We had a really great 2018. Thank you so much for your support! But now it is time for 2019. We have a lot of big plans this year and we cant wait to get into the good stuff. To start the year out Bounty Board wants to welcome @SergeantSodium as our third co-host. Ryan is a longtime friend of EIC Caleb (@LubWub) and NerdyBitsTV and Bounty Board couldn’t be happier to have him as a permanent part of the team. Let’s get to the show!

This week on Bounty Board the crew tackles what is coming in 2019, and boy is there a lot! Will Anthem live up to its lofty expectations? Is the Division 2 going to learn from the mistakes that its predecessor saw in the days following launch? Will we get a new Watch Dogs? Splinter Cell? The possibilities are nearly endless, and that has the whole crew pumped for 2019!

News for the week:

Former Blizzard CFO Joins Netflix
Another Blizzard CFO Leaves, Heads to Square, Inc.
Developer Slightly Mad Studios Teases New Console
Punisher Season 2 Gets A Release Date

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@LubWub
@hybridglass
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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. 

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

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@hybridglass