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Bounty Board 045: Can Games Be Mediocre? by Caleb Sawyer

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Hello friends! Bounty Board is back again, this time with a guest! Richard Nava (@richarizzard) joins the crew this week, filling in for our own Sawft-Clothez Sommelier, @Bobbypease. Bobby is soaking up some sun this week (we’re jealous). This week we talk about the existence of mediocre games. Prompted by a conversation on Kinda Funny Games Daily, @LubWub wanted to ask the question, “Are mediocre games ok?” Do we need to hold games to a nearly unattainable standard, a standard set by iconoclasts like God of War, The Last of Us, or Marvel’s Spider-Man?

In this week’s episode we dive deep into the reality that not all games can be perfection. Should gamers be more forgiving? Should we be more willing to talk up and suggest games that aren’t perfect? Are B-games, like B-movies, in need of a more definitive genre? What kinds of “mediocre” games have we played? How many have we loved, despite their not being “THE BEST THING EVARRRR"? Join us as we talk about why all games have a place, and how art is always objective.


News for the week:

Anthem Starting to Spin Up New Content
Death Stranding Gets Huge Trailer, Release Date
Jessica Jones Season 3 Gets a Teaser
Dauntless Surpasses 6 Million Players in First Week
Square Enix Reveals Marvel’s Avengers, Will Showcase at E3
Twitch Suspends Streaming for New Users, Fighting Trolls


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@hybridglass
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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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@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@Bobbypease

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