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Bounty Board 061: Battle Royale: Here to Stay? by Caleb Sawyer

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What’s up everyone! It’s that time again! Eric is away on a work trip, so this week three of the Bounty Board crew members return to discuss the lasting power of the Battle Royale game type (mode?). Fortnite is two years old. PUBG two and a half. How have those games done in their time on the market? More importantly, how are other Battle Royales doing?

Since the initial craze of the last man standing game mode, we have seen several titles tick across our feeds. Vigor, The Darwin Project, Ring of Elysium, and perhaps most notably, Apex Legends. At the same time, the “I can’t escape this” craze has seemingly died down. Join Caleb, Ben, and Ryan as they discuss whether Battle Royale is here to stay, or if it is on its way out.


News for the week:

Overwatch Introduces Lego-Themed Event
Call of Duty: Mobile Gets New Trailer, Release Date
Breakpoint Open Beta Announced, Lil Wayne Stars in Trailer
Former Nintendo of America President Joins NYVGCC

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Bounty Board 041: Long Games vs. Short Games by Caleb Sawyer

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Hey everybody! It’s been a while since you heard from us, but we’re back! @LubWub is off on vacation in Scotland so the boys took over the show to bring you your weekly dose of Bounty Board. This week the Crew talks about the differences and their preference between long games and short games.

With the arrival of Battle Royale games and the live-service/games as a service, the landscape is changing. Traditional games are adjusting to adapt to these changes. Will long story based games survive? If they can, how will they? What is the allure of the short quick game? Join us this week as we talk about our favorite thing: Games!

News for the week:

Fortnite Devs Saw Crunch
Epic Store Throws Down Gauntlet
Epic Acquires Psyonix
Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal
Xbox Game Pass Adds New Titles
Xbox Updates Community Guidelines
Operation Oracle Trailer

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Bounty Board 033: Apex Legends by Caleb Sawyer

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Hey folks! Dont know if you have noticed this or not, but Apex Legends is CRUSHING IT! In the first month alone the new Battle Royale game out of Respawn Entertainment has accrued 50 million players. There is just so much that Apex is getting right that the Bounty Board crew HAD to talk about it.

We talk about our favorite Legends to play with, the ones we didn’t jive with, what we like about this new take on the Battle Royale genre, and so many other things. Like, how is the Ping system so damn good? Who would have thought that a hero style shooter would make a good Battle Royale game. Apex Marketing 101: A Class in Surprise Launch Hype. We love Apex, come find out why.

News for the week:

Watch Dogs 3 Coming This Year
Altered Carbon S2 Cast Reveal
Division 2 Endgame Trailer
Game Pass Coming to Switch?
Switch Turns 2!
Pokemon Sword and Shield

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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.

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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

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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

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