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Bounty Board 050: Couch Co-op vs. Online Multiplayer by Caleb Sawyer

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Happy Birthday America! While everyone is recovering from ringing ears and freedom beer hangovers, join your favorite nerds as they talk about gathering around the TV with a bunch of friends and blowing other shit up. Couch co-op, sitting next to people for you co-op gaming, was nearly a thing of the past. The Xbox One and PS4, while more powerful systems, didn’t quite continue the legacy of couch co-op games, and instead leaned into playing games online.

In this week’s Bounty Board, the crew sit down and talk about why this transition took place, how it came to be, and whether they think that couch co-op is making a return or if it is dead. To spice things up, Eric brought his couch co-op partner Matt, on the show to join us. Matt and Eric have been going to each other’s house to play games, reigniting the passion for shared gaming experiences.

The guys talk about a lot tonight. They reminisce on Halo: CE and Halo 2, and the global phenomena those games were. They discuss the rise of online gaming and how the introduction of broadband changed the space forever. They talk about Call of Duty, and the wave of PvP game types that became available as a result of dividing the community into their own homes. It is an interesting episode Folks!

News for the week:

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey Gets Final Atlantis Episode Date
Disney Casts Live Action Ariel
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Gets a Director
Netflix’s Witcher Show Releases Good Screenshots
Game Pass July Games
Apex Season 2 Launches

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Bounty Board 040: The Things We Like by Caleb Sawyer

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Happy Spring/Easter everyone! This week on Bounty Board the crew sits down to talk about the things that we like because we realized that, well, we hadn’t really done that yet. So we dive into the things that we look for in our games. There are so many titles out there that sometimes it is tough to figure out what to play. We discuss the things we look for, the things that keep us coming back for more, and the things that turn us away.

Join us for this fun discussion and learn what the Bounty Board Crew loves about the video game industry as both critics and gamers. We discuss our favorite genres, how we prefer our multiplayer and single player experiences, what we look for in long form RPGs, and what we love about competitive and non-competitive games. Grab a seat and enjoy the show!

News for the week:

Xbox E3 Conference Details Start Coming Out
Russo Brothers Ask Fans Not to Spoil Endgame
Netflix Witcher Show Gets Release Window
PS5 Details Trickle Out
Dragon Age 4 Development Facing Issues
Bad Company 3 Leaked
Disc-less Xbox One S Confirmed

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Bounty Board 018: Red Dead, Ready, Set, Go! by Caleb Sawyer

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Hey everyone! Caleb and Eric have come back from their three week family hiatus to get caught up, talk Red Dead hype, and crack wise. It’s been a while. We missed you! So come on in and listen.

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No News this week!

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Bounty Board 012: Two is Better by Caleb Sawyer

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Remember huddling around the TV to play Halo together on the original Xbox? Lobbing grenades at elites and grunts, slicing your way through waves of the Flood, all while sitting right next to your buddy? Games have come a long way since those days. Has co-op gotten better? Worse? How has it changed? Join Caleb and Eric as they talk about their favorite co-op gaming experiences and look forward to what the future might hold.

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:

Diablo 3 is Coming to Switch
Battlefield 5 Gamescom Trailer is Sick
Spyro Reignited Trilogy Gets Pushed to November
Full Iron Fist Season 2 Trailer

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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.

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:

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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