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Bounty Board 065: Multiplayer Dependency by Caleb Sawyer

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What’s up everyone! Eric is away again (don’t worry, we miss him more), but Caleb, Ryan and Ben hold it down on this week’s episode of Bounty Board! Join the trio as they debate whether or not the game industry is becoming too dependent on player interaction, leaving games feeling hollow when played alone.

Caleb has been tied up with Breakpoint for the last few weeks with no one to join him, so he leads the charge on this question. The crew discusses games that allow co-op and solo play, but where the solo play feels lacking. The conversation takes a turn eventually, but we won’t spoil that for you here, you have to dig In and hear it yourself.


News for the week:

Game Pass Additions
PlayStation Plus Additions
Microsoft YoY Revenue Down 7%
Bob Iger Defends Marvel Films From Coppola, Scorsese
Fallout 76 Introduces Subscription Service
Rise of Skywalker Gets Final Trailer

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play! 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. You can also catch the episode on YOUTUBE!!!

RSVP for the Twitch STL Fall Meetup!

@LubWub
@sketchsawyer
@hybridglass
@sergeantsodium

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

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play! 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. You can also catch the episode on YOUTUBE!!!

RSVP for the Twitch STL Fall Meetup!

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@sketchsawyer

Bounty Board 060: Game/Life Balance by Caleb Sawyer

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Hey folks! With the fall release schedule in full swing we thought it only appropriate the crew get together to talk about balancing your life with your gaming habits with special guest @Jordanjoneee. How do you balance all the important things in your life? Work/life balance is already something that people talk about a lot in the business world. As gamers, how do you keep up with games, work, and all of your other responsibilities?

It’s a little different for reach of us. The crew at NerdyBits has decided to make covering games for you, our audience, our career aspiration. how does that way into the way we balance things? How do we separate work, play, family, friends, and our side hustle? Tune in to find out!


News for the week:

Nintendo Suing Another ROM Site
Project Resistance Announced
Borderlands 3 Review
Borderlands 3 Legendary Guns
Plants vs. Zombies Battles Binge Culture

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play! 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. You can also catch the episode on YOUTUBE!!!

RSVP for the Twitch STL Fall Meetup!

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@sketchsawyer
@Jordanjoneee

Bounty Board 057: Gamescom 2019 by Caleb Sawyer

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What’s up folks! Gamescom 2019 is coming to a close, so the Crew of your favorite podcast decided to dive into all of the announcements and reveals and trailers to give you our takes. Gamescom is kinda like a second E3, so there is a TON to talk about!

Join us as we discuss Disintegration, Death Stranding, Predator, Ghost Recon, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Gears of War, and many many more! The titles getting announced continue to look better and better. Still, Bungie has some enticing to do, most of us aren’t ready to invest more time in the Action-MMO-RPG (what even is it, really…?)

News for the week:

Disintegration Gameplay Stuns
Marvel/Sony Deal for Spider-Man in Limbo
Mortal Kombat 11 DLC Characters Revealed
Final Fantasy 8 REMASTER Gets Launch Date
GameStop Lays Over 100 Off, GameInformer Hit Hard
Best Trailers From Gamescom 2019

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play! 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.

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@sketchsawyer

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


You can listen to us below, or on iTunes Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play! 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.

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@richarizzard

Bounty Board 042: Games as Art by Caleb Sawyer

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Hey everyone! @LubWub is back! He has returned from the UK and as he came back @hybridglass headed off to Chicago, so we are joined by guest @sketchsawyer on the ol’ Bounty Board! This week we bring up the age old debate: Are Games Art? It is a lively discussion, as the Crew talk table their arguments.

Are all games art or is it only some? Do sports games count as art? Is photorealistic rendering artistic? Is the “Games as Art” movement really “ruining games"? So much to talk about! Join us this week for another episode of your favorite video game podcast: Bounty Board!


News for the week:

EA Access to Come to PS4
Apex Coming to iOS Soon
Riot! Games Walkout
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Announced
Marvel’s Eternals Adding Richard Madden
Dead Cells Goes Mobile
New Overwatch Map Drops
EA Reaffirms Support for Anthem
Star Wars Trilogy Announced, Starting 2022
Senator Introduces Lootbox Bill
John Wick Game Announced
HBO’s Watchmen Gets Trailer


You can listen to us below, or on iTunes Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play! 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.

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@Bobbypease

Bounty Board 036: Stadia, The Future of Games? by Caleb Sawyer

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Folks…There’s been some exciting things going on in the last week. Whooo-eee! This Bounty Board has a whole lot of news for you! From trailers out the wazoo, to Disney and Fox finalizing their merger, to Battle Passes, to Anniversary content, to Suicide Squad reboots. This week has been CRAZY! All of that news culminated with Google’s unveiling of Stadia, a new platform for gaming, and it has been all we have been able to talk about.

So, join the crew this week as we dive into, not only what Stadia will mean for the industry immediately, but what the future of gaming looks like overall. Will streaming be the main way to play games in the future? How far away is that future? How long until games on disc are treated like VHS and production of physical media halts altogether? There are a lot of questions in here and we do our best to come to conclusions on as many as we can.

News for the week:

LucasArts Returns? No.
Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer
Toy Story 4 Trailer
Gunn’s Suicide Squad a Reboot
Disney/Fox Merger Finalizes
Apex Gets Battle Pass/First New Character
Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update
Game Pass Adds 6 More Titles

You can listen to us below, or on iTunes Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play! 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.

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@Bobbypease

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

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.

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@Bobbypease

Bounty Board 024: Bounty Brunch (Christmas Special!) by Caleb Sawyer

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! It’s getting close to the end of the year, and with all of the festivities underway or soon to start, the Bounty Board crew decided to have a little Morning Special! Caleb, Eric, and Ryan jump in this episode and talk about 2018 and our favorite bits of entertainment we experienced this year. There is so much to talk about!

We will be taking this next week off to celebrate the holidays with our families and plan an amazing 2019. That doesn’t mean we won’t still be playing games though!!! Check out or stream schedule (with links) right over here and keep in touch over the break. See you all in 2019!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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.

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium