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Bounty Board 034: What is a Gamer? by Caleb Sawyer

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Games have been a round a long time. Like, before most of our show hosts were born, sorry @hybridglass (he’s old). But because they have been around so long, millions of people have been impacted by games. That group of gamers is diverse as all heck! Men, women, boys, girls, white, black, young, old, gay, straight. Gamers come in EVERY size and shape. So to celebrate that, we wanted to talk about not only what this beautiful group looks like, but how we came to call ourselves gamers as well.

This week on Bounty Board the crew celebrates being gamers. We talk about where it all started for us. We talk about how it has changed our lives. We talk about the impact it has had not only in our social circles but in our families. Truly, we can all be gamers, and the more people who join us, the stronger we become (boy did that sound ominous *wrings hands excitedly).

News for the week:

Friday the 13th: The Game Coming to Switch
Beat Saber to Get First Music Pack
New Shazam Trailer
Bonnie Ross on Closing Gender Gap in Games
RIP Luke Perry and Keith Flint
Anthem Bricking PS4s?
Sony Remote Play
Nintendo Labo VR

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 026: Game Pass is Crushing It Y'all by Caleb Sawyer

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Xbox’s monthly subscription service Game Pass launched on June 1st, 2017. When it launched people were curious what the gaming company could offer gamers with what looked like it aimed to create a Netflix for games. Over the last year an a half, Game Pass has become one of the most valuable services available to gamers. Today the service has given players Below, Ashen, Mutant Year Zero, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Absolver, and Life is Strange 2: Part 1. And that is just in December and January.

This week on Bounty Board the crew welcomes friend of the show Bobby Pease (@Bobbypease) to talk about just how good Game Pass is. We talk about what we love about the service and what excites us for the future. We talk about how Game Pass is preparing Xbox for a stellar next generation. Finally we break down what we have played and loved, what is underrated, and what games we would never have tried if they hadn’t been on Game Pass.

News for the week:

Bungie Splits from Activison, Keeps Destiny

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 022: Games We Are Thankful For (Thanksgiving Special) by Caleb Sawyer

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We hope you all spent the weekend eating, drinking, and enjoying family. Caleb and Eric got together this weekend for a Turkey Day themed talk. What games are we the most thankful for?

It is a conversation full of reminiscing and nostalgic trips through our gaming history. In the end, we talk about the game that we are most thankful for. The game that brought us all together. To find out what that is you will have to listen!

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.

No news this week!

@LubWub
@hybridglass

Bounty Board 020: A Moral Compass by Caleb Sawyer

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How good or bad are you when you play a game? Do you step into the role of hero, savior, saint of the people, doing everything you can to be good? Or are you a monster, taking life at every chance, leaving a swath of destruction in your wake? Do you play as if the character is you, or do you roleplay the character in the game?

This week on Bounty Board, Caleb and Eric are joined by another special guest: Benjamin Sawyer. Together they debate the use of morality in games, speak to their own playstyles, and break down times when morality worked for them and times that it didn’t. How do they play Arthur Morgan, protagonist (question mark?) of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2? Is he a Criminal with a heart of gold, or a ruthless outlaw? This ain’t no place for no heroes.

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:

Avengers 4 Runtime Revealed
Disney Streaming Service Gets a Name
Loki Limited Series Confirmed
Rogue One Spin-Off Confirmed
Activision is Displeased with Destiny 2 Sales

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@sketchsawyer

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.

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.

No News this week!

@LubWub
@hybridglass

Bounty Board 017: Do Games Take Themselves too Seriously? by Caleb Sawyer

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Do games take themselves too seriously? I mean, think about it, when was the last time you laughed in a game? When was the last time you played a game that was consistently funny? It’s a little hard to think of one outside of Borderlands and Portal 2, right? Maybe our favorite medium needs to ease up on the grim gravy and dole out a little silly sauce. Yes…I just said that…

Join Caleb and Eric as they discuss this weeks topic, and try their hardest to be the most serious boys around!

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:

PUBG Comes to PS4 Soon
Xbox One to Add Mouse and Keyboard Support
No PSX This Year, Maybe That’s OK
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Delayed
Playstation Finally Comes Out to (Cross) Play

Bounty Board 016: A Tale to Tell by Caleb Sawyer

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What makes a good videogame story? Is it cutscenes? Is it player agency? Does it matter if your character has their own voice? This week on Bounty Board Caleb and Eric dig into these questions in a discussion about what makes stories good or bad in games. There is a lot to discuss, but stick around and we play an interesting game of “Where would you live?” at the end. Because, let’s be honest, everyone has a fantasy world that they want to live in.

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:

Red Dead Redemption Online News
Insomniac’s Spider-Man Crushes in Sales
Captain Marvel Trailer!!!
Daredevil Season 3 Dated
Marvel Plans to Take Over X-Men After Disney-Fox Merger
Playstation Classic Announced, Date and Price Detailed
Take-Two CEO Says Cross-Play is Inevitable, Important to Future

@hybridglass
@LubWub

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

@hybridglass
@LubWub

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

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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!

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:

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

@hybridglass
@LubWub

Bounty Board 010: The Fall (Release Schedule) of Games by Caleb Sawyer

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Caleb and Eric gather at the microphones to discuss the overloaded fall release schedule of games. There are 16 larger titles due to release in October alone! When you start counting smaller titles, the number quickly becomes absurd. Is this over-saturation of titles hurting the industry? Would it behoove game makers to spread the wealth and allow the consumers time to save between blockbuster releases? Listen in as we debate about managing our income just to get the things we want this fall!

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:

BioWare Hints that Dragon Age and Mass Effect Titles in the Works
PUBG Tests Crosshair Placeable Marker, Players Divided
Destiny Details What Will Happen to Year One Gear
Daredevil Season 3 Confirmed for 2018
 

@hybridglass
@LubWub

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 E3 2018 (Where Kieth David Shows Up?) by Caleb Sawyer

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E3 2018 is SO CLOSE!

What's up everyone!? Ready for E3 this weekend? Well we are!

A new Bounty Board crew assembles (because half of the old group turned to dust...) to give our E3 2018 thoughts, predictions, hopes, and dreams. We talk about everything folks, including a strange obsession with Keith David making an appearance on the show stage? Don't even know where that idea comes from...oh well.

Give us a listen, comment with your own predictions and hopes. Let us know if you enjoy listening to us! We will be back next week to talk about how E3 went. Happy E3!!!

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.

Guests:
 

@LubWub
@hybridglass ( House of Glass on Twitch)

@MontshoShelby
@p1553d

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!

NerdyBits Podcast: GamerGate by Benjamin Sawyer

We wrap up the podcasts from our first recording session with our discussion on last year's GamerGate. We all know how touchy the topic can be, and we did our best here to remain as objective as possible. But in the end, when it came down to it, we all felt the same way: The way women are portrayed in the videogame industry, be it in games themselves, or their participation in the development process, needs to change for the better. After all, women make up nearly half of the gaming community. Shouldn't they get a fair shake?

Please feel free to comment below, but don't be a jerk. These are our personal opinions, nothing to get twisted about.

Join us! (comment below!) 

Direct download - iTunes link - Nerdybits Podcast

We want to thank Modigs for the use of his great track Epsilon.

 

@CalebTSawyer
~
Caleb

@Our_Alex
~Alex 

@DawnKnight1993
~Nico

@AnimeKat13
~Kat 

NerdyBits Podcast: Game Awards Show by Benjamin Sawyer

Finally, the last part of our 2014 Recap and Awards Shows is here. And right after the last one! Whaaaaat? It has been a busy morning. If you need something to listen to and you love games, we have exactly what you need. 

We dole out all of the awards on this show, from Developer of the Year to Remaster of the Year. So tune in, listen to our choices, and give us your feedback! We would all love to hear it.

Join us! (comment below!) 

Direct download - iTunes link - Nerdybits Podcast

We want to thank Modigs for the use of his great track Epsilon.

 

@CalebTSawyer
~
Caleb

@Our_Alex
~Alex 

@DawnKnight1993
~Nico

@AnimeKat13
~Kat 

NerdyBits Podcast: Individual GOTY by Benjamin Sawyer

Well it has been a little longer in between these podcasts than I originally had planned. I apologize for that. Had a few personal issues that had to be dealt with and when that was over my computer decided to not connect to the internet...

But enough with all of that! It is time for you to hear our 2014 Individual Game of the Year Awards! Listen to us debate who deserves the title of best game last year. We promise you'll enjoy it.

When you are finished with that prepare for our Game Awards Show, releasing soon.

Join us! (comment below!) 

Direct download - Nerdybits Podcast

We want to thank Modigs for the use of his great track Epsilon.

 

@CalebTSawyer
~
Caleb

@Our_Alex
~Alex 

@DawnKnight1993
~Nico

@AnimeKat13
~Kat