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


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 011: What Defines the Game of the Year (GOTY)? by Caleb Sawyer


Caleb and Eric gather at the microphones to discuss what it is that defines a game worthy of the title Game of the Year. With so many games coming out, how do you pick just one? We discuss what we look for in the GOTY, as well as define what categories we break the award into (i.e. Indie GOTY, Adventure GOTY, Roleplaying GOTY. The list can get tediously long in some places, so how do you keep it brief but spread credit out where credit is due. Stop by and listen as we dig in before gaming season kicks off!

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News Topics:

Smash Bros. Introduces the Belmonts
Game Maker Studio 2 Now Supports Switch with Export Button
Red Dead 2 Gameplay Looks Incredible
ESO: Wolfhunter Release Date and Details
Rage and Doom, Welcome to Game Pass


Introducing: Bounty Board! by Caleb Sawyer

Welcome to Bounty Board, a brand new podcast here at NerdyBits! It's our first episode, so get acquainted (or re-acquainted, for the faithful) with us! With E3 right around the corner, we focus our thoughts on the upcoming conference and the potential reveals. We cover everything from Scorpio to the new Assassin's Creed. Join us!