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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 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 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!

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News Topics:

James Gunn out as Guardians Lead
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice to VR Soon
Psyonix Publishes Loot Box Percentages
 

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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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