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Bounty Board 044: Do Exclusives Really Define a Console? by Caleb Sawyer

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Hey friends! The Bounty Board is back this again! This week the Crew dives into whether or not console exclusives define the console. There is no question in the world that Sony’s PS4 has dominated the console market in total sales, both in hardware and in exclusive software. But is that the thing that will be talked about as the next generation approaches? Xbox has been on a meteoric rise in the last two years, due largely to their successful introduction of the Xbox Game Pass service.

The debate is lively in this one. Are PlayStation’s exclusives the reason they won the “console war”. Is it at all possible that Xbox’s poor launch impacted the race more? What happened to Halo and Gears of War. the Xbox flagship titles have been largely quiet this generation. The crew is in rare form this week, so dive in and get ready for @hybridglass’s coffee to “slide into your BMs.”


News for the week:

Game Pass Reveals 8 New Titles
Terminator: Dark Fate Trailer
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) Talks Anti-Loot Box Bill
Samurai Showdown is Coming Back
Watch Dogs 3 Details Leak
Westworld Season 3 Gets a Trailer


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@LubWub
@hybridglass
@SergeantSodium
@Bobbypease

Bounty Board 035: The Division 2 is Here! by Caleb Sawyer

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The Bounty Board crew has been excited about Division 2 since the day it was announced. Last week they got to dive into the new title from Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft. 20 levels deep, and impressed by what the sequel to the best selling new franchise ever has to offer, we want to talk all things Division 2.

The first game, though it sold well, was full of issues, both small and large. How did they address the Dark Zone griefing issues? How did they address the lack of endgame content in the initial game’s launch? Come listen as we discuss the things we love about this new title and the things we want to see improved. Extremis Malis | Extrema Remedia

News for the week:

Stream PC Games to Your Xbox
Borderlands Rumors, Take Aim for PAX East
New Avengers Trailer
Turtle Rock Announces Back 4 Blood
James Gunn Returns to Guardians, Marvel
No Man’s Sky: Beyond Announced

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@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

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@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!

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No news this week!

@LubWub
@hybridglass

Bounty Board 021: Know Your Why by Caleb Sawyer

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In business there is a question that leaders are starting to ask: Are you playing the finite game? Or are you playing the infinite game? Are you competing against your competition or are you competing against yourself? This week on Bounty Board Caleb and Eric are joined by streamer Avel as we tackle this question as it pertains to our industry. What kind of game is Microsoft playing? What about Playstation? Has Nintendo been playing the infinite game all along?

This episode is special. Our guest @Avelaitixa is a delight and the conversation is genuine and inspired. There a lot of things that come up in the discussion of where one’s goals lie, but here in this podcast, we strive to answer just one question: Why? Check out this video from speaker and author Simon Sinek to see our inspiration. And thank you so much to our guest @Avelaitixa for coming on the show and absolutely crushing it.

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News Topics:

The Passing of Legend Stan Lee
Playstation Pulls Out of E3

@LubWub
@hybridglass
@Avelaitixa

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.

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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 019: The Allfather Appears by Caleb Sawyer

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Distinguished ladies and esteemed gentleman, this week on Bounty Board we have the profound honor of introducing our dear friend, The Allfather himself, Odin Æsir. Yes his REAL name is Odin.

On this very special episode of Bounty Board, Odin joins Caleb and Eric to talk about how much Red Dead has taken control of their lives, the 5 (15?) sequels to Avatar that James Cameron has planned (titled?), an underwhelming BlizzCon, and finally the future of games. The last topic in particular being of extreme interest to our guest, we dive into VR, AR, 4D experiences, the likelihood of the Ready Player One future, and SO MUCH MORE! Odin even gives us advice on how to summon him in times of need. Tune in y’all! It’s a good one!

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News Topics:

Sean Bean is the Undying
Avatar Sequels Get Titles
Gladiator Sequel Coming
Bad Boys 3 is Official
Overwatch Introduces Ashe of the Deadlock Gang
BlizzCon Recap

@LubWub
@hybridglass

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!

@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!

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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.

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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.

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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 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!

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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.

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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

@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!!!

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Guests:
 

@LubWub
@hybridglass ( House of Glass on Twitch)

@MontshoShelby
@p1553d