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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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Bounty Board 031: The End of Big Publishers? by Caleb Sawyer

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In the last few months, large publishers within the gaming industry have endured some woes. Blizzard lost several CFOs in a single 10 day stretch, EA’s earnings report showed a tough Q3 for them, Activision and Bungie divorced, and finally (this last week) Activision/Blizzard laid off 800 employees despite having a “record year in sales.” Those layoffs specifically, incited a lot of backlash from the other developers, journalists, and the community as a whole. More and more, developers have started seeking ways to protect themselves and their jobs from a surprisingly cutthroat industry.

This week the Bounty Board Crew ask ourselves the question: Are we seeing the fall of the Big Publishers? Are EA and Activision dying or is the industry forcing them to evolve? How can games become more profitable? Will We see more studios go indie? Join us for another great episode!

News for the week:

EA Stock Dips After Weak Q3
Apex is Still Crushing it
Star Wars Episode IX Wraps
Blizzard/Activision Layoffs

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Bounty Board 027: Video Games Mobilize by Caleb Sawyer

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Mobile games are the games that everyone plays but nobody talks about. Nearly everyone has a cellphone, most of the people with a phone have a single game installed. In terms of market saturation, the mobile market is ripe for money making, in incredibly large sums. But there is a culture taboo around mobile games it seems. Most people don’t want to pay 3 or 4 dollars for a game, how then do developers convince them to purchase 10 or 20 dollar games?

This week on Bounty Board, the crew dives into the mobile gaming industry. How can developers appeal to more users? Is there a way to break the cultural conditioning that turns so many people away from mobile software? If games could temporarily block your notifications, would you play more? Join us for a lively discussion!

News for the week:

Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Releases, Reveals Mysterio
EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game
Division 2 Private Beta Date Announced, Game Details Released

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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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