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Bounty Board 051: Lootbox Conundrum by Caleb Sawyer

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Sorry for the delayed upload! Recording on Thursday threw a little wrench into the works! We have BIG NEWS THIS WEEK!!! @sergeantsodium added a new member to his family!!! Private Sky is reporting for duty!!! Huge congrats to Sarge and his lovely wife on their beautiful newborn. We are all so happy for ya’ll. Needless to say, Sarge is not going to be on the show this week.

In other, less exciting news, @Bobbypease, our own Sawft-Clothez Sommelier, came down ill JUST before we were set to go live. We like our Bobby healthy, so we gave him the night off. We love you Bobby.

So what does that mean? With half of the crew out of the game, @LubWub and @hybridglass called on a long time fan to step up and fill the void! Joining the show this week is the one and only @FatJollyGuy! Fresh back from Guardian Con 2019, and equipped with a new Go XLR, Jolly helps Lub and Glass get to the bottom of the quest. Are lootboxes really that big of a problem?

News for the week:

Dark Horse’s Mask Comic Making a Return
Overwatch, Summer Games Updates, New Character Tease
Switch Lite Officially Announced

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
@FatJollyGuy

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

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 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.

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:

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

@hybridglass
@LubWub

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. 

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:
Game Pass Games
Games with Gold July 2018 
State of Decay: Independence Pack
Backwards Compatibility Games
Halo Series Announced for Showtime

@LubWub
@hybridglass