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Hosted by Brandon Jones, we discuss the week's headlines, answer listener questions, and keep a running tally of stupid bets.

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Easy Allies Podcast #232 - September 18, 2020
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The PlayStation 5 Showcase had so many updates this week, we spend more time covering those than the actual games. Nintendo shares another round of new Partners on Switch and finally discontinues the 3DS, Facebook premieres the Oculus Quest 2, and August is another record-breaking month for the NPDs. 00:01:11 - Corrections 00:03:28 - Silver Lining 00:05:36 - PlayStation 5 Showcase 00:37:03 - Nintendo Partner Showcase 00:45:33 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:49:58 - August NPDs 01:03:55 - Oculus Quest 2 Announced 01:17:51 - Nintendo 3DS Discontinued 01:22:52 - Also This Week... 01:27:01 - L&R - Ian lost a bet 01:28:33 - L&R - Hoops jumped for a console? 01:33:33 - L&R - Game: Know Your Platinum 01:37:58 - L&R - Weird old cross-gen games 01:40:03 - Time for Bets 01:46:17 - Closing Logitech G is offering our listeners 10% off select products at logitechg.com for a limited time. Use code EASYA for 10% off today. See why Upstart has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot and hurry to upstart.com/easyallies to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes!
Sep 20, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #231 - September 11, 2020
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Xbox had a week of price and launch date announcements they didn’t plan for, but somehow managed to still pull off with impressive results. In the midst of this historic week in the battle for next-gen supremacy, Ubisoft tries to steer the focus away from their internal mistakes and on to a few big end-of-year releases, and Nintendo drops some musou news worth celebrating. 00:00:58 - Corrections 00:03:23 - Silver Lining 00:04:32 - Ubisoft Forward 00:21:40 - Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity 00:33:07 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:36:17 - Xbox Series S Announcements 00:48:37 - Xbox Series X Announcements 01:00:07 - EA Play Coming to Game Pass 01:04:47 - Also This Week... 01:09:56 - L&R - Too Good at Tony Hawk 01:16:38 - L&R - Game: Guess That Gaming Engine 01:20:24 - L&R - What games need random dice rolls? 01:24:17 - L&R - What gaming memoirs do we want? 01:29:05 - Time for Bets 01:34:31 - Closing Get $100 of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days when you download the Postmates app and use code EASYALLIES. Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home!
Sep 13, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #230 - September 4, 2020
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Nintendo wants you to buy more Mario games on the Switch (in the next 6 months, specifically), Sony hopes you’ll pick up more PS4 games on PC, and Nvidia has new graphics cards to put on your shopping list. To celebrate the prospect of these new purchases we revisit Press Release Me and the language we use to make a quick buck. 00:01:01 - Corrections 00:03:43 - Silver Lining 00:05:01 - Mario's 35th Annivesary Direct 00:41:22 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:47:20 - Nvidia's new graphics cards 01:06:30 - Sony wants more PS4 games on PC 01:13:47 - Press Release Me 01:21:39 - Also This Week... 01:27:49 - L&R - Ever had accessibility issues in a game? 01:36:17 - L&R - Game: Avenger or Not-us League? 01:41:12 - L&R - Obscure memories, literally 01:43:02 - Time for Bets  01:49:00 - Closing Go to http://logitechg.com and use code EASYA for 10% off today! Go to http://amazon.com/allies to get 20% off your Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle!
Sep 06, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #229 - August 28, 2020
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gamescom Opening Night Live kicks off a big week of gaming updates while also sun-setting the Summer Game Fest. We run through most of the 40+ games of the show while still reeling from finally seeing the 2 big Batman announcements, coping with Rocksteady’s ongoing allegations, and understanding Nintendo’s sneaky Directs. 00:00:48 - Corrections 00:02:11 - Silver Lining 00:03:28 - gamescom Opening Night Live 00:54:48 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:59:55 - Suicide Squad and Gotham Knights 01:14:21 - Rocksteady Studios harassment accusations 01:24:37 - Nintendo Direct August Partner Showcase 01:37:06 - Also This Week... 01:45:27 - L&R - Opinions on damage numbers 01:51:26 - L&R - What IPs would you want to buy? 01:53:49 - L&R - What do you watch in the background? 01:56:06 - Time for Bets 02:03:18 - Closing 02:04:50 - Producer Credits Go to logitechg.com and use code EASYA for 10% off today! Go to att.com/galaxynote20ultra5g to learn how you can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G for free and go to mark.app to download the MARK AR app!
Aug 30, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #228 - August 21, 2020
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Some of our favorite franchises are in danger as Bloodlines 2 lets go of its Lead Writer and Forza Horizon 3 gets de-listed. After learning we’ll someday have to turn our Oculus accounts in for Facebook profiles, we have to cheer ourselves up with some jolly Nintendo Indies and an extra helping of Love & Respect. 00:00:41 - Corrections 00:03:51 - Silver Lining 00:06:42 - Bloodlines 2 Lead Writer Fired 00:19:00 - Facebook required for Oculus 00:29:49 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:32:03 - Forza Horizon 3 to be de-listed 00:42:57 - Nintendo Indie World 00:56:00 - Also This Week... 01:04:09 - L&R - Flight Simulator mapping in other games? 01:11:45 - L&R - Pitch It or Ditch It? Hardware Edition! 01:16:26 - L&R - Your last 2 games fused into one 01:19:34 - L&R - Furthest you've gone to play a game? 01:25:26 - Time for Bets 01:30:57 - Closing 01:34:14 - Battletoads Bet Get 15% off your order at http://buyraycon.com/allies
Aug 23, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #227 - August 14, 2020
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This week we weigh the financial impact of some big plays in the industry. Epic Games goes to war with Apple, Halo Infinite sets a new course for 2021, EA Executives ask for way too much money in raises, and Control shows us how not to announce a next-gen version of a current-gen game. 00:00:43 - Corrections 00:03:25 - Gaming Gladiators 00:08:46 - Epic Games vs Apple 00:30:23 - Halo Infinite Delayed to 2021 00:46:20 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:48:56 - Control Ultimate Edition 01:02:51 - EA Execs voted out of getting raises 01:11:08 - The Story of The Weddle Grab 01:16:07 - Also This Week... 01:24:23 - L&R - What's up with Monster Hunter? 01:27:53 - L&R - What demos made the wait harder? 01:30:03 - L&R - Game: Eventually Great? Or Just Real Late? 01:33:06 - Time for Bets 01:39:04 - Closing Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home!
Aug 16, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #226 - August 7, 2020
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Sony had a wild week, pulling our attention between Spider-man, PS4 controllers, and a fully-stacked August State of Play. Also GDC goes online, xCloud goes offline on iOS, and Nintendo reports more record hardware and software sales. 00:00:42 - Corrections 00:03:22 - Gaming Gladiators 00:05:08 - August State of Play 00:24:03 - Spider-man's Avengers Exclusivity 00:38:55 - PS4 controllers won't play PS5 games 00:48:30 - xCloud won't work with iOS 00:57:02 - Game Developer Conference 2020 01:03:45 - Also This Week... 01:12:36 - L&R - How do you practice music? 01:15:24 - L&R - Game: Timesplitters 2 01:20:14 - Time for Bets 01:25:25 - Closing Get $100 of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days when you download the Postmates app and use code EASYALLIES.
Aug 09, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #225 - July 31, 2020
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This week was full of success stories to celebrate: Eiyuden Chronicle’s breakthrough Kickstarter, Ghost of Tsushima’s record-breaking sales, the mesmerizing chaos of Fall Guys, and the entirely unpredictable return of G4. 00:01:11 - Corrections 00:03:52 - Gaming Gladiators 00:06:14 - Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter 00:21:38 - Ghost of Tsushima Sales 00:33:21 - G4 is back in 2021 00:57:56 - Grounded 01:09:06 - Fall Guys 01:15:34 - Also This Week... 01:26:28 - L&R - Difficulty vs Load Times 01:30:20 - L&R - Game: Which Game Currency? 01:34:07 - Time for Bets 01:39:39 - Closing 01:41:32 - Producer Credits
Aug 02, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #224 - July 24, 2020
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Halo Infinite gameplay has finally been revealed, leaving goofy memes and jumbled expectations in its wake. We parse through the last of the summer’s E3 events including the rest of the Xbox Games Showcase, the first Nintendo Partner Direct Mini, and a second Day of the Devs. 00:00:51 - Corrections 00:02:14 - Gaming Gladiators 00:04:40 - Xbox Games Showcase 00:45:27 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:49:07 - Day of the Devs July 01:03:33 - Nintendo Partner Direct Mini 01:22:50 - Also This Week... 01:19:14 - L&R - Let's talk scotch 01:21:15 - L&R - Tsushima NPC walking pace 01:22:37 - L&R - Ben's purchased games update 01:24:24 - L&R - Game: DOOM Trophy or Rock Song? 01:27:32 - Time for Bets 01:31:52 - Closing Get 15% off your order at http://buyraycon.com/allies Get 20% off your first monthly box when you sign up at http://boxofawesome.com and enter the code ALLIES at checkout!
Jul 26, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #223 - July 17, 2020
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Ubisoft had a busy week, letting go of a few executives and leaking some announcements. Devolver, Valve, and Stadia all showed us what projects they have on the horizon, and there are plenty of updates from Xbox for xCloud, the Xbox One console production timeline, and a “couple of years” of cross-console promises. 00:00:42 - Corrections 00:04:31 - Gaming Gladiators 00:07:26 - Ubisoft Executives Resign 00:14:18 - Ubisoft Forward Games 00:25:32 - Devolver Direct 2020 00:35:43 - Xbox Series X Updates 00:50:43 - What's Next for Valve 01:00:12 - Stadia Connect Games 01:11:47 - Also This Week... 01:21:21 - L&R - Candy eating habits? 01:25:12 - L&R - Game: July 2020 Predictions 01:30:06 - L&R - Old Conference Reactions 01:31:50 - Time for Bets 01:37:22 - Closing Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home!
Jul 19, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #222 - July 10, 2020
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Sony is investing millions in Epic Games, and Microsoft is hoping the hype surrounding their next Xbox Game Showcase pays off. Also, is it our fate to be purchasing $70, digital-only, games in the near future according to recent decisions made by 2K and Capcom, or are these just signs of further change coming to the industry? 00:00:40 - Corrections 00:02:17 - Gaming Gladiators 00:05:03 - Sony invests $250m in Epic 00:12:47 - Xbox Games Showcase dated 00:28:06 - The prospect of $70 games 00:40:39 - Capcom's Game Sales are 80% digital 00:52:59 - Also This Week... 01:07:54 - L&R - How important are new assets? 01:12:52 - L&R - Game: Real or Fake Wonders 01:15:22 - L&R - What games will make you cry? 01:16:45 - L&R - A 100% dynamic future? 01:22:14 - Time for Bets 01:28:10 - Closing
Jul 12, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #221 - July 3, 2020
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The news that Xbox is going to let us try out 60 or more upcoming games from the comfort of our own homes, and Sony is re-investing in independent games with a new initiative for the PlayStation, helps brighten our spirits after Evo 2020 is canceled following yet another allegation of sexual misconduct in the games industry. 00:00:50 - Corrections 00:02:34 - Gaming Gladiators 00:05:30 - Xbox Summer Game Fest Announced 00:26:30 - PlayStation Indies initiative 00:50:02 - New Video Game to TV Adaptations 01:11:35 - EVO 2020 Canceled 01:29:31 - Also This Week... 01:37:03 - L&R - Message to Publishers/Developers? 01:39:17 - L&R - Game: Timesplitters 01:44:17 - L&R - What game would make a good musical? 01:46:40 - Time for Bets 01:51:45 - Closing
Jul 05, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #220 - June 26, 2020
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It’s a season of big change. Xbox ditches Mixer for Facebook Gaming, a wave of abuse accusations rattle the industry, and more events introduce more games coming in 2020. 00:00:50 - Corrections 00:02:14 - Gaming Gladiators 00:03:56 - Mixer dissolves into Facebook Gaming 00:24:39 - Abuse allegations across the industry 00:35:58 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:40:04 - Q3 2020 Preview - July 00:55:28 - Q3 2020 Preview - August 01:08:58 - Q3 2020 Preview - September 01:16:12 - Summer Game Fest 6/22 01:22:44 - New Game Plus Expo 01:29:20 - Also This Week... 01:32:34 - L&R - Still wearing pants? 01:34:32 - L&R - How much game is too much? 01:40:32 - Time for Bets 01:46:59 - Closing 01:50:58 - Sponsor Credits Get 20% off your first monthly box when you sign up at http://boxofawesome.com and enter the code ALLIES at checkout! Get 15% off your order at http://buyraycon.com/allies
Jun 28, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #219 - June 19, 2020
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The last 7 days it finally felt a little like E3. Guerrilla Collective, PC Gaming Show, Future Games Show, and EA Play Live show us more games than we can count. We look at each event and try to figure out what worked and what didn’t, before asking how many billions we’d spend on WB Games. 00:00:56 - Corrections 00:02:54 - Gaming Gladiators 00:04:08 - EA Play Live 00:18:40 - Guerrilla Collective 00:32:16 - PC Gaming Show 00:49:53 - A Word From Our Sponsor 01:54:01 - Future Games Show 01:01:59 - AT&T Plans to Sell Warner Bros Interactive 01:14:00 - Also This Week... 01:24:48 - L&R - Other Sony IP to get smaller games? 01:28:13 - L&R - Do Wishlists help Developers? 01:33:35 - Time for Bets 01:38:36 - Closing Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ALLIES20 at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code ALLIES20.
Jun 21, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #218 - June 12, 2020
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Discussing the 26 games recently showcased in the PlayStation Future of Gaming nearly takes up this week’s entire, extended Episode of Gaming, but we also manage to squeeze in a rundown of IGN’s Summer of Gaming lineup so far. 00:00:45 - Corrections 00:02:33 - Gaming Gladiators 00:05:42 - PS5 Future of Gaming - Console 00:14:06 - PS5 Future of Gaming - 2020 Games 00:40:46 - PS5 Future of Gaming - 2021 Games 01:09:49 - PS5 Future of Gaming - TBD Games 01:43:49 - A Word From Our Sponsor 01:47:32 - IGN's Summer of Gaming Highlights 01:52:51 - Also This Week... 01:56:57 - L&R - Sacrifice Something for your Dreams 02:00:00 - L&R - Game: Matching E3 Ally Quotes 02:06:24 - Time for Bets 02:11:11 - Closing Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home! Get $100 of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days when you download the Postmates app and use code EASYALLIES.
Jun 14, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #217 - June 5, 2020
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There are ways our industry has been recently affected by protests against racial inequality and we need to discuss it and what it means for our future. But after that we also need to talk about why the Game Gear Mini is so mini, where Skelattack came from and why Konami’s publishing it, and what DONTNOD could do with a brand new studio. 00:00:43 - Corrections 00:03:19 - Gaming Gladiators 00:05:25 - PS5 Reveal and other Events Delayed 00:37:33 - Game Gear Micro Announced 00:53:35 - Skelattack Launch 01:01:12 - DONTNOD's New Montreal Studio 01:08:39 - Also This Week... 01:18:06 - L&R - Game: Higher Platinum Percentage? 01:23:19 - L&R - Preset Purchasing Conditions 01:26:16 - L&R - Game: Not So Subtle Subtitles 01:32:01 - Time for Bets 00:38:19 - Closing
Jun 07, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #216 - May 29, 2020
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We discuss how April turned out to be one of the wildest NPDs of all time, what surprised addition is being added to Samurai Shodown, and whether or not we’re hyped about Silent Hill coming to Dead by Daylight - all while basking in the wholesome glow of a recent indie-direct. 00:01:08 - Corrections 00:05:31 - Gaming Gladiators 00:09:16 - April NPDs - Highlights 00:17:08 - April NPDs - Top 20 Games 00:37:12 - Samurai Shodown Collection 00:51:41 - Wholesome Games Direct 01:15:36 - Silent Hill in Dead by Daylight 01:30:20 - Also This Week... 01:37:23 - L&R - Are we nervous about the Switch 2? 01:44:03 - L&R - Game: Pitch it or Ditch it? 01:47:04 - L&R - The Importance of a 7 01:48:47 - Time for Bets 01:56:08 - Closing 01:59:21 - Producer Credits
May 31, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #215 - May 22, 2020
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We recently got more details about the Mafia III trilogy and Valorant's impending launch date. Both of these are ignoring marketing conventions, but will they both find success? We also ponder what could become of a Code Veronica Remake and a System Shock 3 made by Tencent. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:00:52 - Corrections 00:02:11 - Gaming Gladiators 00:06:49 - Mafia Trilogy Details 00:17:34 - Remake, Remaster, or Re-Introduction? 00:21:00 - EVO Online Schedule Updates 00:27:10 - Code Veronica Remake Rumors 00:38:47 - Tencent Handling System Shock 3 00:45:24 - Valorant Release Date Revealed 00:56:56 - Also This Week... 01:06:22 - L&R - Do we miss player's guides? 01:11:35 - L&R - Game - PSN Game or Romance Novel 01:15:27 - L&R - Do we ever feel like geniuses? 01:20:34 - L&R - Game 'n Dasher Friend 01:22:55 - Time for Bets 01:29:30 - Closing Get 20% off and free shipping with the code ALLIES20 at http:// manscaped.com. If you need support, you can reach out to NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, to get support for yourself and learn how to support others, too. Visit nami.org or call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).
May 24, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #214 - May 15, 2020
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The Summer Game Fest has begun with reveals for new games and even a new gaming engine, Nintendo announces a franchise sequel coming in two months, and this week’s look at Ghost of Tsushima is as calm as water, but still as sharp as steel. TIMESTAMPS 00:00:48 - Corrections 00:03:20 - Gaming Gladiators 00:10:32 - Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1&2 Remastered Announced 00:21:22 - Paper Mario The Origami King Announced 00:34:26 - Unreal Engine 5 Revealed 00:52:26 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:56:23 - Ghost of Tsushima's State of Play 01:08:33 - Also This Week... 01:13:34 - L&R - What about the EZA Fantasy League? 01:14:46 - L&R - Are we afraid of next-gen? 01:19:51 - L&R - Game: Subtitle Swap 01:28:11 - L&R - What NPC loot would you drop? 01:30:52 - Time for Bets 01:37:04 - Closing Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home.
May 17, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #213 - May 8, 2020
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Microsoft seems confused about what constitutes actual “gameplay” in their batch of big reveals for the Xbox Series X, and Damiani runs the numbers on Nintendo’s best-selling software. TIMESTAMPS 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:18 - Corrections 00:06:34 - Gaming Gladiators 00:16:17 - Xbox Series X Gameplay Reveals 00:36:52 - Rank the Significance 01:02:38 - A Word From Our Sponsor 01:05:17 - Nintendo Financial Report 01:24:12 - Also This Week... 01:32:54 - L&R - Should more games get demos? 01:39:04 - L&R - Game: Real or Fake Developers? 01:43:35 - L&R - Parental advice about creating characters 01:44:43 - Time for Bets 01:51:55 - Closing Get $100 of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days when you download the Postmates app and use code EASYALLIES.
May 10, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #212 - 5/01/20
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Huber’s ready to gush about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ben’s ready to play Deadly Premonition 2, and Jones is ready to moderate his own version of the podcast. 00:01:19 - Gaming Gladiators 00:07:34 - Assassin's Creed Valhalla Announced 00:40:01 - Deadly Premonition 2 Release Date 00:55:15 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:58:07 - No Nintendo Direct in June 01:08:35 - Xbox Series X Gameplay Reveal Date 01:20:35 - Also This Week... 01:23:04 - L&R - Ever forced someone to Co-Op? 01:26:41 - L&R - Avoiding hurting game characters 01:32:07 - L&R - Game: Which Number Is Higher? 01:37:30 - L&R - EZA helping in the classroom 01:39:06 - Time for Bets 01:44:08 - Or Wars 01:47:32 - Closing 01:49:20 - Producer Credits Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ALLIES20 at Manscaped.com
May 03, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #211 - 4/23/20
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Since there’s not much game news to discuss anyway, we discuss the podcast’s future as Jones finally digivolves into the host. 00:05:04 - Corrections 00:07:28 - Bosman’s Questions for Jones 00:48:48 - Bosman’s Hosting Tips 00:57:34 - PODCAST HALFTIME 01:03:27 - Jones’s Questions for Bosman 01:29:18 - L&R: Will Jones rap? 01:35:59 - L&R: Game - Animal Crossing Villager or Disney Character? 01:46:05 - L&R: Need help for a notorious final boss 01:47:16 - L&R: Can RE4 Remake be good? 01:57:17 - Closing Get 20% off and free shipping with the code ALLIES20 at http://manscaped.com !
Apr 26, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #210 - 4/17/20
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As Sony seems determined to hit a PlayStation 5 launch 2020, it seems that supply might be heavily constrained. 00:02:19 - Corrections 00:05:10 - Best Last Lines 00:12:46 - PlayStation 5 Limited Supply 00:35:41 - Rockstar’s Changes and Upcoming GTA 00:51:26 - PODCAST HALFTIME 00:53:29 - Riot Games Acquires Hypixel Studios 01:05:21 - Gamescom is Going Digital 01:08:40 - L&R: What’s the deal with mock reviews 01:19:44 - L&R: The power of Folding@Home 01:22:16 - L&R: Game - Signature Phrases in EZA Reviews 01:38:27 - L&R - Where did Break for Me come from? 01:45:08 - L&R: Game - Real Animal or Pokemon? 01:55:35 - Time for Bets 01:58:55 - Or Wars 02:06:40 - Closing If you visit http://expressvpn.com/allies you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free!
Apr 19, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #209 - 4/10/20
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The PlayStation 5’s new controller has been revealed, and you know everyone’s got a take on this weird thing. 00:00:56 - Corrections 00:03:02 - Best Last Lines 00:09:15 - PlayStation 5 Controller Revealed 00:30:36 - Nier Replicant Remaster 00:39:27 - PODCAST HALFTIME 00:42:17 - Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Impact 01:06:44 - L&R: Ian Was Right 01:09:29 - L&R: Is it good to invert the clock in Animal Crossing? 01:14:46 - L&R: Game - Good to the Last Drop? 01:23:36 - L&R: Best Credits Music 01:30:06 - Time for Bets 01:36:51 - Closing Use code EASYALLIES for $100 of free delivery credit with NO MINIMUM PURCHASE for your first SEVEN days when you download the Postmates app.
Apr 12, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #208 - 4/2/20
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Call of Duty gracelessly shadow drops a remaster and Mario’s 35th birthday is reportedly going to deliver on all of our Mario wishes. 00:00:56 - Corrections 00:02:07 - Best Last Lines 00:05:42 - Rogue Legacy 2 Announced 00:10:23 - Modern Warfare 2 Announced and Launched 00:17:36 - Bethesda Passing on Digital E3 Presentation 00:26:33 - The Last of Us Part II Delayed Indefinitely 00:38:55 - Podcast Halftime 00:42:41 - 3D Mario Remaster Collection Rumors 00:59:38 - L&R: Update on Prison Gaming 01:02:42 - L&R: Game: Big Bang Theory or Gex Quote 01:07:43 - L&R: Should we monetize Huber’s dream-fulfilling abilities? 01:10:17 - L&R: Game: Best Gaming Usernames 01:20:58 - L&R: Appreciation from Finland 01:23:40 - Time for Bets 01:29:59 - Closing Get 15% off your order at http://buyraycon.com/allies
Apr 05, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #207 - 3/27/20
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Epic once again seems suspiciously generous as it kicks off its promising publishing initiative and Nintendo’s Mini Direct was indeed mini and that’s okay. 00:00:56 - Corrections 00:08:16 - Best Last Lines 00:12:42 - Epic Publishing Games from 00:24:56 - Nintendo Mini Direct Announcements 00:40:50 - Daytime Talk Show Advice 00:49:30 - Animal Crossing’s Huge Success 00:55:23 - L&R: What game object would you want 3D printed? 01:00:04 - L&R: Game - Weird product placements 01:08:41 - L&R: Why does Untitled Good Game win awards from developers? 01:14:55 - L&R: Game: Got Em or Don’t Got Em 01:25:37 - L&R: Best games for being sick or drugged up 01:29:17 - Time for Bets 01:35:04 - Closing 01:37:56 - Producer Thanks Support us through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/EasyAllies Schedule: http://easyallies.com/ Live streams - https://www.twitch.tv/easyallies Stream archives - https://www.youtube.com/easyalliesplays https://twitter.com/easyallies https://www.facebook.com/easyallies #EasyAllies
Mar 27, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #206 - 3/20/20
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The next gen specs have finally been revealed and it’s safe to say that there are a lot of monsters out there who are about to be eaten for breakfast. 00:00:45 - Corrections 00:02:56 - Best Last Lines 00:11:35 - Final Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Specs 00:40:13 - Mark Cerny’s PS5 Presentation 00:51:13 - Podcast Halftime 00:54:08 - Passionate Next Gen Marketing Talk 01:02:33 - Xbox Series X Announcements 01:09:52 - PS5’s Limited Backwards Compatibility 01:19:10 - Call of Duty Warzone 01:27:08 - L&R: Easy Allies’ COVID-19 Plans 01:30:05 - L&R: Kyle Bosman and Tom Brady 01:31:40 - L&R: Quarantine Multiplayer Recommendations 01:36:55 - L&R: Game: Name Every Playable Resident Evil Character 01:43:13 - Time for Bets 01:50:42 - Closing Get 20% off and free shipping with the code ALLIES at http://manscaped.com
Mar 22, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #205 - 3/13/20
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Easy Allies Podcast #205 - 3/13/20 E3 2020 may be canceled, but, BUT, Lego and Super Mario are teaming up to deliver all-new play experiences that only their brands could provide, so it’s not all bad news. 00:00:36 - Corrections 00:02:38 - Tough Bouncers 00:06:28 - Lego Super Mario 00:15:15 - E3 2020 Canceled 00:41:54 - Podcast Halftime 00:43:06 - Silent Hill Reboot Rumors 00:58:26 - Reggie Fils-Aime Joins GameStop Board of Directors 01:02:34 - L&R: Potential 2K Non-Simulation NFL Game 01:08:36 - L&R: How should Chrono Trigger be celebrated? 01:12:46 - L&R: Game: The Sevenest Seven 01:19:37 - L&R: Mortal Kombat’s Esports Problems 01:27:46 - Time for Bets 01:33:06 - Closing If you visit http://expressvpncom/allies you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free!
Mar 15, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #204 - 3/6/20
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Riot has taken the veil off its competitive FPS and it really is Counter-Strike Overwatch. 00:01:02 - Corrections 00:07:19 - Tough Bouncers 00:10:32 - Valorant Unveiled 00:28:35 - Sony Santa Monica Head Leads New Stadia Studio 00:43:21 - HBO Creating a Last of Us Series 01:00:07 - Hey, What’s Going With That One Star Wars Game? 01:08:25 - L&R: Will multiple parts ruin Final Fantasy 7’s messages? 01:21:52 - L&R: Surrogate Dark Souls failure noises 01:25:48 - L&R: Is it a good thing to keep streaming expirations secret? 01:34:11 - Time for Bets 01:38:53 - Closing
Mar 08, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #203 - 2/28/20
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The Xbox Series X defines the next generation in five bullet points and EA went and secretly canceled another Star Wars game. 00:01:04 - Corrections 00:04:53 - Kyle’s Hot Fresh Hot Take Latte 00:07:11 - Tough Bouncers 00:09:54 - New Xbox Series X Details 00:36:31 - Platinum’s 2nd and 3rd Announcements 00:43:23 - Podcast Halftime 00:49:45 - EA Canceled Another Star Wars Game 01:03:36 - L&R: Liking a licenced game without knowing the license 01:10:53 - L&R: Game: Backlog trimming 01:19:24 - L&R: What’s the name of the club? 01:21:44 - L&R: Thoughts on Epic Games Store after a year of free games 01:30:17 - L&R: Dead or Alive’s PS4 exclusive microtransactions 01:35:44 - Time for Bets 01:42:15 - Closing 01:44:18 - Producer Thanks Get 15% off your order at http://buyraycon.com/allies To try Shudder free for 30 days, go to http://shudder.com and use promo code allies
Mar 01, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #202 - 02/21/20
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Sony's skipping more events to avoid getting sick, and Animal Crossing's sending us to an island to get away from it all. 00:00:53 - Corrections 00:02:17 - Tough Bouncers 00:06:14 - PlayStation 5 Cost Rumors 00:19:05 - Sony Skips PAX East and GDC 00:27:20 - Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct 00:40:22 - NPDs for January 00:54:55 - This Week in Austin Powers News 00:56:50 - L&R: Ding Talk Revolution 01:04:44 - L&R: StarCraft: Ghost Leaked 01:14:04 - L&R: Pre-Workout Supplement or Difficulty Option? 01:21:32 - L&R: Xbox Franchise for Nintendo Fans 01:23:51 - L&R: Someone named Joker? 01:26:10 - Time for Bets 01:31:38 - Closing
Feb 23, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #201 - 2/14/20
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Disney asks game developers to go wild, and E3 loses one of its biggest advocates. Also, why did Activision Blizzard suddenly jump ship from GeForce Now? 00:01:13 - Corrections 00:02:17 - Tough Bouncers 00:06:48 - Disney Courts Game Devs 00:25:00 - GeForce Now Loses Blizzard Games 00:36:52 - Podcast Halftime 00:39:54 - Geoff Keighley Leaves E3 2020 00:57:34 - This Week in Austin Powers News 00:59:01 - L&R: Personal Expertise Ruining Games 01:08:29 - L&R: Is That Blink 182? 01:09:08 - L&R: I Know That Controller! 01:16:31 - L&R: Expression of Gratitude Update 01:18:12 - L&R: Microsoft Rewards Daily Quests 01:22:08 - Time for Bets 01:29:41 - Closing To get your first three months of Express VPN for free, go to https://www.expressvpn.com/allies
Feb 16, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #200 - 2/7/20
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Rod Fergusson leaves Gears for Diablo and Dan Houser just leaves. Also, Ubisoft and Activision make vague new game announcements to investors. 00:01:16 - Corrections 00:05:10 - Tough Bouncers 00:08:21 - Dan Houser Leaves Rockstar 00:18:42 - Rod Fergusson to Oversee Diablo 00:27:38 - Activision’s Remastered and Reimagined Titles 00:38:02 - Ubisoft’s 5 New AAA Games 00:43:56 - Podcast Halftime 00:46:44 - The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter 00:56:20 - This Week in Joker News 00:57:45 - L&R: Congrats to Dexter’s Lab 00:59:04 - L&R: Game: Know Your Podcast 01:09:23 - L&R: Episode 200 Facts 01:12:34 - L&R: Favorite cutscene? 01:18:07 - L&R: Can you make a rap song? 01:20:49 - L&R: Devastating BP Debt 01:23:46 - Time for Bets 01:32:17 - Closing Get 20% off and free shipping with the code ALLIES at http://manscaped.com
Feb 09, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #199 - 1/31/20
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Quarterly earnings reports from Nintendo, EA, and Microsoft prove that corporations speaking to investors can still be fun. 00:00:40 - Corrections 00:04:22 - Tough Bouncers 00:08:50 - Alien Hominid Invasion 00:12:17 - Nintendo’s Q3 Report 00:28:38 - EA’s Q3 Report 00:43:24 - Microsoft’s Q3 Report 00:52:48 - Podcast Halftime 00:53:24 - No New Switch Model in 2020 01:01:25 - This Week in Joker News 01:03:27 - L&R: How Can VR Trailers Grow an Audience? 01:12:59 - L&R: A Scoop from Local Government 01:17:12 - L&R: Kiss, Marry, Kill 01:25:18 - Time for Bets 01:28:41 - Closing 01:30:32 - Producer Thanks Get 15% off your order at http://buyraycon.com/allies ! Get 15% off your order at http://buyraycon.com/allies!
Feb 02, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #198 - 1/24/20
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The NPD Group clearly ranks 2019’s games by monetary value, but the panel is forced to determine how much of an impact each title will really have. 00:00:55 - Corrections 00:02:22 - Tough Bouncers 00:06:32 - Project Mara 00:12:06 - Project Xehanort 00:14:37 - Changes in Ubisoft’s Editorial Team 00:27:21 - Dying Light 2 Delay 00:29:14 - The Impact of 2019’s Best Sellers 01:16:47 - Bestselling Games of the Decade 01:21:07 - This Week in Joker News 01:21:50 - L&R: Is the one who looks like Superman our leader? 01:24:24 - L&R: Is there any game more sketchy than NBA 2K20? 01:26:21 - Time for Bets 01:30:24 - Closing
Jan 26, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #197 - 1/17/20
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In a week full of major delays, we luck into a juicy report of Horizon: Zero Dawn releasing on PC in 2020. 00:00:39 - Corrections 00:02:32 - Tough Bouncers 00:05:45 - Horizon: Zero Dawn May Come to PC 00:23:53 - Sony Skipping E3 Again 00:46:33 - Big Delays for 2020’s Big Games 01:00:35 - This Week in Joker News 01:01:27 - L&R: Game: Underrated or Overrated 01:14:09 - L&R: Do we let hype rule us? 01:25:26 - Time for Bets 01:30:27 - Closing
Jan 19, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #196 - 1/10/20
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We pat the Pokemon franchise on the back for learning to do DLC, then the Winter 2020 rundown commences. 00:00:36 - Corrections 00:03:31 - Tough Bouncers 00:07:07 - Pokemon News 00:21:13 - The Games of January 00:33:12 - The Games of February 00:53:14 - This Week in Joker News 00:54:11 - The Games of March 01:32:35 - L&R: Next Gen’s Dirty Little Secrets 01:40:59 - L&R: How long should a series wait before its next game? 01:49:31 - Time for Bets 01:55:46 - Closing
Jan 13, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #195 - Kyle’s Parents Edition - 1/3/20
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Kyle’s still home for the holidays, so the EZA Podcast travels to his parents’ house for a bumpy trip through their weird child’s gaming history. 00:01:03 - First Nintendo Consoles 00:08:55 - First PlayStation Games 00:16:52 - PlayStation 2 00:24:57 - Pokémon 00:26:42 - Gamecube 00:33:22 - Wii 00:36:11 - Watching E3 00:37:48 - PlayStation 3 00:40:41 - First Industry Jobs 00:44:34 - GameTrailers and GTTV 00:50:43 - The Final Bosman 00:54:19 - Live-streaming 00:58:49 - Podcasts 01:04:41 - Where do you see games going? 01:15:59 - The Game Awards 01:20:22 - Where does Kyle see games going? 01:21:41 - This Week in Joker News 01:22:40 - Closing
Jan 05, 2020
Easy Allies Podcast #194 - All L&R Special - 12/27/19
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This holiday week, we’re All Love & Respect, though obviously it goes very off track a few times, so Mostly Love & Respect, Some Regular Nonsensical Babbling. 00:02:03 - Have you ever bailed on a game commitment? 00:07:21 - Game - GameRankings’ Console Top 3s 00:27:51 - When are Games like Burying GI Joes? 00:38:05 - Game - Who Said That? - GameTrailers to Easy Allies 00:50:21 - The Magic of Magi-Nation 00:51:34 - Game - Got Em or Don’t Got Em - Round 2 01:01:43 - Does Dreams need a mascot? 01:05:37 - Game - Which year was this game released? 01:10:29 - Which games would benefit from losing the open world? 01:16:37 - Do the Game Awards need reveals? 01:31:00 - Best games as gifts memories 01:41:22 - Closing 01:42:00 - Producer Credits
Dec 29, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #193 - 12/20/19
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2019 gets all wrapped up with a strange new controller add-on for the DualShock 4 and a contentious Or Wars finale. 00:01:07 - Corrections 00:03:52 - Santa’s Video Games Advisory Board 00:07:50 - Dualshock 4 Back Button Attachment 00:18:27 - Catching up on Resident Evil 3 news 00:34:18 - What’s Stuck Up Damiani’s Craw? 00:42:05 - This Week in Joker News 00:45:18 - L&R: Update from Santa Game 00:46:16 - L&R: Who is Geoff Keighley? 01:00:09 - L&R: Game - What Comes First? 01:16:47 - Or Wars 01:24:07 - Closing
Dec 22, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #192 - 12/13/19
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After the Game Awards, we’ve learned the name and look of the new Xbox sooner than expected and there are almost too many new games to talk about. 00:01:48 - Corrections 00:04:19 - Santa’s Video Games Advisory Board 00:07:52 - Xbox Series X Announcement 00:22:37 - Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 00:26:14 - Godfall 00:31:34 - Bravely Default II 00:35:08 - More Game Awards Announcements & Thoughts 01:01:19 - This Week in Joker News 01:02:28 - L&R: New BioShock Studio & Multiplatform MLB The Show 01:14:02 - L&R: Update from the casual girlfriend 01:16:43 - L&R: In defense of Kingdom Hearts III’s DLC 01:21:54 - Or Wars 01:29:19 - Closing
Dec 15, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #191 - 12/6/19
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As Microsoft’s next gen plans slowly become clearer, Kotaku revives the legend of Anaconda Lockhart. 00:00:48 - Corrections 00:04:56 - Santa’s Video Games Advisory Board 00:07:41 - Microsoft Still Making Digital-Only Next-Gen Xbox 00:31:53 - Resident Evil 3 Box Art Leaks 00:47:56 - Podcast Halftime Update 00:49:45 - This Week in Joker News 00:52:50 - L&R: Game - Titles That Use This Word 01:00:38 - L&R: Communicating Games to Loved Ones 01:11:50 - L&R: Game - Best Games’ Worst Reviews 01:22:23 - L&R: Sticks of the Sticks of Japan 01:23:37 - Time for Bets 01:29:18 - Or Wars 01:32:11 - Shout-Outs 01:34:38 - Closing
Dec 08, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #190 - 11/27/19
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As Battleborn finally accepts the inevitability of its demise, we remain thankful for the video game products we pay for. 00:00:49 - Corrections 00:04:27 - Santa’s Video Games Advisory Board 00:08:50 - Battleborn Shutting Down 00:30:54 - How Thankful Should We Really Be for Games? 00:42:30 - Podcast Halftime 00:49:35 - This Week in Joker News 00:50:03 - The Gaming Game 00:59:24 - L&R: Why don’t visual novels win game awards? 01:07:35 - L&R: Game - Was Troy Baker in it? 01:14:45 - L&R: Shoutout to Respawn 01:16:12 - Time for Bets 01:22:18 - Closing 01:23:17 - Producer Thanks Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child Shadow Soul - https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/shadow-soul/list?title_no=217214 Ground Awesome - https://www.twitch.tv/GroundAwesome
Dec 01, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #189 - 11/22/19
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Half-Life: Alyx, the long-rumored AAA VR prequel, has been announced and comes out March of 2020 and it all feels very real. CLICK HERE FOR TIME STAMPS AND LINKS! 00:00:39 - Corrections 00:08:50 - Santa’s Video Games Advisory Board 00:15:17 - Half-Life: Alyx 00:34:24 - Path of Exile 2 00:39:51 - Podcast Halftime 00:42:17 - Resident Evil 3 Remake Rumored 00:45:35 - This Week in Joker News 00:47:42 - Pokemon Sword and Shield Crazy Sales 00:52:47 - L&R: Unease with Death Stranding’s TGA Nomination 01:06:25 - L&R: Was MGS’s Codec Surpassed? 01:16:16 - Time for Bets 01:23:40 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child Shadow Soul - https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/shadow-soul/list?title_no=217214 Ground Awesome - https://www.twitch.tv/GroundAwesome
Nov 24, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #188 - 11/15/19
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Microsoft made some big announcements at X019 this year, and we think we have at least a pretty good grasp of what they are. 00:00:52 - Corrections 00:03:09 - Santa’s Video Games Advisory Board 00:07:06 - X019 Announcements 00:41:27 - Podcast Halftime 00:45:02 - October 2019 NPDs 00:52:33 - Kojima Wins Some Stupid Guinness Records 00:55:26 - Stadia Launch Lineup 01:03:17 - Pokemon Fans Should Be Embarrassed 01:12:24 - L&R: Update from Witcher 3 Switch Lite Frasier 01:15:29 - L&R: Game: Real Animal or Pokemon? 01:28:07 - L&R: Easy Allies’ usage of Good in reviews 01:32:45 - Time for Bets 01:43:52 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child Shadow Soul - https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/shadow-soul/list?title_no=217214 Ground Awesome - https://www.twitch.tv/GroundAwesome
Nov 17, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #187 - 11/8/19
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Sony Worldwide Studios has a new head, and that means we get to celebrate Corporate Shakeups for another week! 00:00:53 - Corrections 00:02:56 - Hermen Hulst New Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios 00:23:54 - Blizzard’s Apology Attempt 00:43:41 - Overwatch 2 Jabber 00:49:11 - Diablo IV Jabber 00:57:38 - Podcast Halftime 01:00:29 - Viewer V’s Riot Facts 01:06:27 - L&R: Death Stranding Live Experience 01:16:25 - L&R: Game: What year was it? 01:24:14 - L&R: Xbox Game Pass for $.70 a Month 01:26:50 - Time for Bets 01:34:29 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child Shadow Soul - https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/shadow-soul/list?title_no=217214 Ground Awesome - https://www.twitch.tv/GroundAwesome
Nov 10, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #186 - 11/1/19
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We’re looking into the Fine Financials and Decent Dosh behind PlayStation 4’s records, Nintendo’s new hits, and Modern Warfare’s significant success. 00:02:56 - Corrections 00:05:43 - Sony Financial News 00:14:57 - Nintendo Financial News 00:24:10 - EA Financial News 00:38:39 - Modern Warfare Sales Records 00:46:51 - Podcast Halftime 00:50:19 - Death Stranding PC Release 00:54:56 - Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV Incoming Announcements 01:05:18 - L&R: Pre-review excitement/dread for Death Stranding 01:17:47 - L&R: Are fewer games per gen a good thing? 01:27:45 - L&R: Make the podcast longer 01:28:27 - Time for Bets 01:35:22 - Closing 01:37:43 - Producer Thanks Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child Fantasy Critic - https://www.fantasycritic.games/home
Nov 03, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #185 - 10/25/19
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Ubisoft is refreshingly upfront about how much Ghost Recon Breakpoint stinks and The Last of Us Part II is further away than we expected. 00:02:35 - Corrections & Updates 00:06:47 - Ubisoft’s Financial Disappointments and Delays 00:35:38 - The Last of Us Part II Delayed 00:50:03 - Podcast Halftime 00:52:41 - L&R: Game - Is it Bigger than LoL? 01:01:53 - L&R: How can they release WWE 2K20? 01:10:02 - L&R: Game - Video Game Monster or Imposter? 01:20:38 - L&R: Switch Lite Fan Perspective 01:26:37 - L&R: Shoutout Request for MinnMax Games 01:27:36 - Time for Bets 01:33:20 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child Fantasy Critic - https://www.fantasycritic.games/home
Oct 27, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #184 - 10/18/19
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Riot announces a bunch of new extremely popular games and Fortnite’s media dominance pleases Jones. 00:00:44 - Corrections & Updates 00:04:30 - Riot’s New Game Announcements 00:49:08 - Fortnite Chapter 2 00:55:01 - Podcast Halftime 00:58:39 - September NPDs and Dragon Quest’s Failure 01:23:59 - L&R: Is no Witcher 3 better than Witcher 3 on Switch? 01:31:13 - L&R: Game - Give the game a new title 01:36:36 - Time for Bets 01:38:42 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child Fantasy Critic - https://www.fantasycritic.games/home
Oct 20, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #183 - 10/11/19
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Blizzard embroils itself for purposes of revenue and the PlayStation 5 becomes just a little more real, and bouncy.
Oct 13, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #182 - 10/4/19
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October and November 2019 are as stacked as it gets, so there’s no saying which games will become honored Pop Tarts this time. 00:00:49 - Corrections 00:04:07 - Shawn Layden Leaves Sony 00:09:06k - Other PlayStation News 00:13:47 - The Games of October 00:45:56 - Podcast Halftime 00:49:12 - The Games of November 01:14:37 - The Games of December 01:18:00 - L&R: AlphaDream’s Games 01:23:02 - L&R: Game - Did It Have a Multiplayer Mode? 01:27:15 - Time for Bets 01:30:51 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child Fantasy Critic - https://www.fantasycritic.games/home
Oct 06, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #181 - 9/27/19
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Respawn dabbles in VR with a Medal of Honor title, and WB Games Montreal resurfaces on Batman Day before vanishing once more. 00:01:28 - Corrections 00:05:55 - Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Announced 00:20:01 - WB Montreal’s Batman Teases 00:37:59 - Podcast Halftime 00:41:27 - The Last of Us Part II Drops Multiplayer 01:01:59 - L&R: Indie Game or WWE Finisher? 01:04:30 - L&R: Is Link’s Awakening too expensive? 01:20:16 - L&R: What makes Jedi Outcast good? 01:23:17 - Time for Bets 01:25:45 - Update from Naughty Dog 01:29:28 - Closing 01:31:41 - Producer Thanks Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child
Sep 29, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #180 - 9/20/19
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New Terminator and Total War games were announced this week, but the juiciest news juice comes from the sludge sandwich of the ESA’s leaked plans for E3. 00:01:11 - Corrections 00:04:23 - A Total War Saga: Troy 00:09:20 - Terminator: Resistance 00:16:12 - Leaked E3 2020 Pitch Deck 00:46:34 - Podcast Halftime 00:48:58 - Rockstar Games Launcher 00:52:52 - L&R: Can Apple Arcade Compete? 01:02:53 - L&R: Thoughts on Sirfetch’d 01:07:30 - L&R: Value of Experience in Difficulty Discussion 01:15:43 - Time for Bets 01:20:21 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child
Sep 22, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #179 - 9/13/19
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Nintendo’s new fitness initiative actually turned out to be a neat-looking game while Project Resistance is not the kind of Resident Evil we were hoping for. 00:01:18 - Project Resistance 00:13:16 - Ring Fit Adventure 00:28:26 - August NPDs 00:41:59 - Podcast Halftime 00:44:23 - I Love You, Colonel Sanders! 00:51:44 - L&R: Is the movie actor in the game? 01:02:34 - L&R: Tekken 7 Season 3 is pretty good 01:02:53 - L&R: Big retailers with $10 day 1 discounts 01:07:06 - L&R: Other Final Fantasy remake candidates 01:17:59 - Time for Bets 01:22:24 - Corrections 01:27:49 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child
Sep 15, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #178 - 9/6/19
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Because nothing can quite go right for the EZA team, Jones and Kyle attempt to recreate a spirited group discussion of Nintendo announcements that was torched by a power outage. If you would like to hear the original four-person podcast with hissy distant camera audio, click here: https://soundcloud.com/easyallies/easy-allies-podcast-178-9619-the-bad-audio-edition/s-eVRM9 00:01:44 - Deadly Premonition 2 00:07:43 - Super Kirby Clash 00:08:27 - Rogue Company 00:10:06 - Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition 00:14:06 - Terry Bogard in Smash Bros 00:17:34 - Switch Fit 00:20:45 - Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville 00:28:29 - Podcast Halftime 00:31:21 - SNES Games Coming to Switch Online 00:44:49 - Welcome to PortCenter 00:53:49 - L&R - Why let Control's frame rate issues off the hook? 01:02:36 - Corrections 01:03:37 - Time for Bets 01:06:09 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child
Sep 08, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #177 - 8/30/19
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Ooh baby this show’s got red hot reactions to fresh new game announcements, from Yakuza 7 to Shovel Knight Dig. CLICK HERE FOR TIME STAMPS AND LINKS! 00:01:09 - Yakuza: Like a Dragon Announced 00:13:49 - Shovel Knight Dig Announced 00:26:57 - Telltale Games is Kinda Back 00:36:46 - Podcast Halftime 00:39:03 - Classic Aladdin & Lion King Remaster Announced 00:57:30 - Overwatch Switch Case Implies Impending Port 01:03:01 - Project Resistance 01:05:41 - L&R: Sims Patch Notes - Real or Fake? 01:14:41 - L&R: Will there be room for Deus Ex in a post-Cyberpunk world? 01:24:23 - Time for Bets 01:26:53 - Corrections 01:37:27 - Closing 01:41:45 - Producer Credits Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child
Sep 01, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #176 - Gamescom Solocast - 8/21/19
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Straight from Kyle’s hotel room in Cologne, Germany, hear about all of Gamescom’s biggest stories from just one overwhelmed person! 00:01:31 - Sony Acquires Insomniac 00:20:21 - Podcast Halftime 00:23:21 - Gamescom Show Announcements 00:44:00 - L&R - Does it hurt shows to promote the announcements? 00:51:12 - L&R - Will the Switch ever have a 3D Screen? 00:52:38 - L&R - What did you do for Opening Night Live? 00:55:36 - L&R - Is Gears 5 holding too much back? 01:01:05 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child
Aug 23, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #175 - 8/14/19
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EA has new Need for Speed and Plants vs Zombies games left to announce this year, proving that E3 isn’t everything, buddy. 00:12:46 - Corrections 00:15:24 - Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville Leaked 00:22:08 - Need for Speed Heat Blind Pre-Announcement Analysis 00:31:12 - Did EA Bungle Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? 00:41:04 - Podcast Halftime 00:44:02 - FCC Filing for SNES Switch Controller 00:53:45 - L&R: Shoutout to RDR2 OST on Spotify 00:55:11 - Cheats as Paid Content 01:01:54 - L&R: Game: Opencritic Words for Past Games 01:07:16 - L&R: Game: Pick the Heavy Influencer 01:15:23 - L&R: Xbox Game Pass, the Modern Demo Disc 01:20:49 - Time for Bets 01:26:27 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child
Aug 16, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #174 - 8/7/19
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A healthy heap of announcements came from Evo 2019 but Jamie doesn’t have the patience for all of it. Plus, Blood’s favorite streamer gets paid. 00:09:41 - Corrections 00:15:09 - EZA Podcast Update 00:19:14 - Evo 2019 Announcements 00:51:05 - Podcast Halftime 00:53:12 - Mixer Signs Ninja Exclusively 01:04:29 - Yuke’s No Longer Developing WWE Games 01:11:04 - L&R: Lesson Learned from Lair Development 01:16:20 - L&R: Game: Metacritic User Score High or Low 01:20:33 - L&R: Nice Prof N Response 01:21:05 - Time for Bets 01:26:35 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com SOS Children's Villages - https://www.sos-usa.org/take-action/donate-for-a-child
Aug 09, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #173 - 7/31/19
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As the PlayStation 4 surpasses 100 million sold, we take a moment to gawk at some hard sales figures from Nintendo and Sony. 00:09:08 - Corrections 00:14:05 - Garfield Kart: Furious Racing 00:18:49 - Sony & Nintendo Financial Reports 00:45:38 - Podcast Halftime 00:48:44 - Microtransactions Coming to Crash Team Racing 00:56:46 - L&R: Make it a 10 01:07:03 - L&R: A heartfelt apology 01:08:35 - L&R: Hidden Messages in Trailers 01:15:18 - L&R: Could Fire Emblem be Less Thirsty? 01:38:45 - Time for Bets 01:43:29 - Closing 01:45:47 - Producer Credits Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com Replay FX - https://replayfx.org
Aug 02, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #172 - 7/24/19
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These late gen sales figures bring good tidings and bad omens, and Joy Con drift is officially a new thing to complain about. 00:09:16 - Corrections 00:13:24 - June NPDs 00:42:14 - Name Something Cooler - Fortnite’s Kaiju Battle 00:47:19 - Podcast Halftime 00:50:05 - Joy-Con Drift 01:05:46 - L&R: Do games need to be more than fun? 01:20:29 - L&R: What could go wrong with Death Stranding? 01:28:22 - L&R: Sky: Children of the Light Shoutout 01:31:40 - Time for Bets 01:41:51 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
Jul 26, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #171 - 7/17/19
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Our panel makes bold predictions for July 2020, then we crack open last year’s time capsule to see how good these fortune tellers really are. We also jabber about the Nintendo Switch Lite. 00:05:48 - Corrections 00:10:10 - Nintendo Switch Lite 00:25:18 - Tell Me About the Future! - Questions about July 2020 00:45:28 - Podcast Halftime 00:48:54 - More questions about July 2020 01:12:06 - L&R - Is Final Fantasy XIV really better than Sekiro? 01:26:44 - L&R - Game: Fighting game term or race horse? 01:31:04 - L&R - TurboGrafx-16 and Snatcher 01:36:17 - Time for Bets 01:40:38 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
Jul 19, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #170 - 7/10/19
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The sun may be hot, but the games of summer are even hotter baby. And even hotter than that stuff are the panel’s picks for Pop Tarts and Toaster Strudels. 00:07:33 - Corrections 00:09:04 - The Games of July 00:21:59 - The Games of August 00:47:17 - Podcast Halftime 00:50:44 - The Games of September 01:12:49 - L&R - Will Teppen change Capcom? 01:19:46 - L&R - Update from another cool teacher 01:23:06 - L&R - Wedding music picks 01:26:03 - Time for Bets 01:32:55 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/elite Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
Jul 13, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #169 - 7/3/19
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After dipping into this week’s swamp of upsetting gaming news, we take a refreshing moment to just catch up with Jones. 00:09:33 - Corrections 00:11:56 - Shenmue 3’s Epic Switcheroo and Refunds 00:30:18 - Let’s Talk to Jones 00:42:19 - Podcast Halftime 00:44:40 - The Gaming Game 00:51:31 - L&R - Advice for a Teacher who Wants to Be Cool 00:56:52 - L&R - Game Studios - Up, Down or Even 01:12:35 - L&R - Is an avatar the same character after changing races? 01:23:39 - Time for Bets 01:27:42 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Viewsonic - https://www.viewsonic.com Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
Jul 05, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #168 - 6/26/19
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A One Punch Man game has been announced in the exciting 3D anime fighting genre, and we too share a laugh at EA’s justification of their surprise mechanics. CLICK HERE FOR TIME STAMPS AND LINKS! 00:13:24 - Corrections 00:16:30 - Update - Scarlett is Just Anaconda 00:24:30 - Regarding Etika’s Death 00:32:07 - One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Announced 00:34:50 - I’m Disinterested - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite 00:36:47 - Podcast Halftime 00:43:02 - EA’s Surprise Mechanics 00:57:50 - L&R - The Value of the Desire Index 01:02:09 - L&R - Fire Emblem: Three Houses & Spoilers in Marketing 01:13:09 - Time for Bets 01:19:59 - Closing 01:22:53 - Producer Credits Thank you to our official sponsors! Heroic Replicas - http://heroicreplicas.com Lynn Asselin - http://www.lynnasselin.com Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
Jun 28, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #167 - 6/19/19
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Now that E3 is no longer upon us, we finally catch up on all the important gaming news we missed in the hypey haze. CLICK HERE FOR TIME STAMPS AND LINKS! 00:05:22 - Corrections 00:06:32 - Nintendo’s E3 Announcements 00:23:52 - Dauntless’s Success 00:28:03 - Google Stadia’s E3 Announcements 00:37:27 - The Auto Chess Rush 00:43:29 - Podcast Halftime 00:47:58 - The NPD is Right 00:53:08 - L&R - E3 at home with dad update 00:54:53 - L&R - How do you act during E3 demos? 01:11:41 - L&R - VIP DLC 01:11:59 - L&R - Game: Scorpio or Scarlett? 01:20:55 - Time for Bets 01:29:50 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Heroic Replicas - http://heroicreplicas.com Lynn Asselin - http://www.lynnasselin.com Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
Jun 21, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #166 - E3 Edition - 6/12/19
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Recorded live at the end of a wild E3 day, we discuss the panel’s favorite E3 game announcements and the struggles with protecting secrets in the information age.
Jun 12, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #165 - 6/5/19
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It’s the last podcast before E3 and the steaminess is palpable. We make outlandish assumptions for Nintendo and Square Enix’s press conferences and discuss the week’s pre-E3 announcements. 00:05:53 - Corrections 00:08:47 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 00:17:18 - Pokemon Announcements 00:24:10 - Baldur’s Gate III Rumored 00:30:23 - Square Enix E3 Preview 00:54:02 - Podcast Halftime 01:00:08 - Nintendo E3 Preview 01:24:37 - L&R - Sharing E3 with others 01:31:58 - L&R - Shinji Mikami at E3 01:36:39 - L&R - E3 hype magic 01:38:32 - Time for Bets 01:56:27 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Heroic Replicas - https://www.ebay.com/itm/333212480750 Lynn Asselin - http://www.lynnasselin.com Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
Jun 07, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #164 - 5/29/19
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Ubisoft makes its half of the E3 Preview a little easier with a couple of leaks, and then we get to discuss our gargantuan expectations for Xbox’s press conference. 00:03:32 - Corrections 00:05:18 - Roller Champions Leaked 00:09:58 - Ubisoft E3 Preview 00:30:00 - Podcast Halftime 00:34:06 - Xbox E3 Preview 01:13:45 - L&R - Game: Which E3 Year? 01:17:31 - L&R - Release Dates for Sony Exclusives? 01:19:59 - Time for Bets 01:23:26 - Closing 01:26:45 - Producer Credits Thank you to our official sponsors! Heroic Replicas - https://www.ebay.com/itm/333212480750 Girls Make Games - http://www.girlsmakegames.com Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
May 31, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #163 - 5/22/19
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George R. R. Martin is potentially writing on the next open world From Software game and we officially begin our 2019 E3 Preview. 00:11:12 - Corrections 00:12:45 - Updates 00:15:38 - George R. R. Martin & FromSoftware Rumor 00:23:10 - Sony and Microsoft Partnership 00:29:35 - Treyarch Stepping in for Call of Duty 2020 00:44:41 - Podcast Halftime 00:49:54 - E3 Preview: EA 00:58:00 - E3 Preview: Bethesda 01:05:22 - L&R - Sony’s franchises in TV and film 01:15:41 - L&R - How to pick out a used game gem 01:20:56 - Time for Bets 01:25:51 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Heroic Replicas - https://www.ebay.com/itm/333204578245 Girls Make Games - http://www.girlsmakegames.com Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
May 24, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #162 - 5/15/19
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Ghost Recon Breakpoint might be the biggest game announcement of the year, but it wouldn’t be Easy Allies if we didn’t have more to say about Final Fantasy VII Remake. 00:05:05 - Corrections 00:10:21 - Updates 00:14:43 - Ghost Recon Breakpoint 00:22:43 - Final Fantasy VII Remake 00:44:01 - Predator: Hunting Grounds 00:47:59 - Podcast Halftime 00:53:57 - DeNA and Pokemon Company Making New Game 00:56:00 - Project Prelude Rune Canceled 00:57:46 - Issues with ESA and E3 01:07:47 - Sega Acquires Two Point Studios 01:08:14 - Epic Games Acquires Psyonix 01:13:17 - L&R - E3 Hype Check Update 01:16:45 - L&R - Should games have a “broadcast mode?” 01:23:23 - L&R - Would you recommend going to E3? 01:26:51 - L&R - Used games are still good 01:30:06 - L&R - Overcoming tough times 01:37:12 - Time for Bets 01:45:19 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Heroic Replicas - https://www.ebay.com/itm/333194227939 https://www.ebay.com/itm/333194980206 https://www.ebay.com/itm/333194981835 Girls Make Games - http://www.girlsmakegames.com Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/eza Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
May 17, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #161 - 5/8/19
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As Capcom performs the best fiscal year in the company’s storied history, we look back at everything they’ve accomplished (and botched) throughout this generation. 00:06:57 - Corrections 00:09:16 - Updates 00:11:59 - Briefly: EA Access on PS4 and Borderlands 3 Event 00:17:30 - Capcom’s Current Gen History 00:48:02 - Podcast Halftime 00:52:26 - Capcom’s Current Gen History Cont’d 01:02:19 - L&R - How to Cover Games from Questionable Studios 01:14:05 - L&R - Pokemon or Real Animal? 01:20:29 - Time for Bets 01:24:06 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Heroic Replicas - http://www.heroicreplicas.com Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/eza Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505
May 10, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #160 - 5/1/19
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As Sony and Nintendo continue their historic successes, Valve and Oculus get some new VR headsets on the market, and really we just wanna talk about that Sonic movie. 00:09:01 - Corrections 00:11:31 - Updates 00:12:53 - Madden NFL 20 00:13:39 - Persona 5 Scramble 00:23:41 - New VR from Valve and Oculus 00:36:35 - The Gaming Game 00:43:27 - Podcast Halftime 00:47:38 - NPDs and Fiscal Year Reports 01:05:03 - L&R - Just a Funny Story 01:07:31 - L&R - What’s the Difference Between the Pikachu and Sonic Movies? 01:16:22 - L&R - Cahrsurraurher’s Last Name 01:16:31 - Time for Bets 01:23:04 - Closing 01:29:36 - Producer Credits Thank you to our official sponsors! Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com River Horse Inc. - https://www.river-horse.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505 The Hashtagonist - https://www.youtube.com/c/thehashtagonist
May 03, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #159 - 4/24/19
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Mortal Kombat 11 conducts experiments on humanity’s tolerance of in-game currencies, while Fortnite’s success creates unachievable challenges for its developers. 00:04:50 - Corrections 00:06:30 - Updates 00:12:07 - Mortal Kombat 11’s Messed-Up Economy 00:33:04 - Fortnite’s Sustained Crunch 00:45:36 - Podcast Halftime 00:49:50 - L&R - Is This a Rufus Clone? 00:53:05 - L&R - Game: Soulsbourne Boss or Metal Song? 00:57:51 - L&R - Hype me up for E3 01:03:59 - L&R - Game: How Much Was That Console? 01:12:27 - Time for Bets 01:19:57 - Closing 01:22:58 - Mortal Kombat 11 Bet Thank you to our official sponsors! Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com River Horse Inc. - https://www.river-horse.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505 The Hashtagonist - https://www.youtube.com/c/thehashtagonist
Apr 26, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #158 - 4/17/19
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As if out of nowhere, Sony reveals PlayStation 5 details in a historically low-key manner. 00:05:09 - Corrections 00:08:22 - Updates 00:11:34 - PlayStation 5 Details Revealed 00:51:54 - Podcast Halftime 00:57:35 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 01:08:37 - Capcom Home Arcade Announced 01:18:46 - Xbox One S All Digital Edition 01:22:45 - L&R - Game: Which Game Uses Unreal? 01:26:12 - L&R - Missing game cheats 01:37:16 - Time for Bets 01:41:34 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com River Horse Inc. - https://www.river-horse.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505 The Hashtagonist - https://www.youtube.com/c/thehashtagonist
Apr 19, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #157 - 4/10/19
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Jason Schreier continues to make the news for us, as deeper reporting into BioWare and Dragon Age reveals more of the hottest hot mess in gaming today. 00:04:32 - Corrections 00:09:36 - Updates 00:11:16 - Fantasy League Update 00:14:45 - Project Sakura Wars 00:18:20 - BioWare & Dragon Age 4 Issues 00:43:29 - Podcast Halftime 00:49:07 - Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey Labo VR Modes 00:55:10 - Vikings in 2020’s Assassin’s Creed 01:04:39 - Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 01:05:14 - Quantic Dream’s Sony Exclusives Coming to Epic Games Store 01:09:07 - L&R - Just Some Nice Words 01:13:16 - L&R - Game: Higher-Selling of the Franchise 01:17:57 - L&R - Best Final Fantasy to Start on 01:23:02 - Time for Bets 01:31:16 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com River Horse Inc. - https://www.river-horse.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505 The Hashtagonist - https://www.youtube.com/c/thehashtagonist
Apr 12, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #156 - 4/3/19
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Before the Spring 2019 Preview can begin, we must cheersplode Borderlands 3. 00:05:07 - Corrections 00:07:14 - Updates 00:12:11 - Borderlands 3 Announced 00:26:53 - A Few Other Games Announced 00:31:38 - Damiani’s Juicy Gossip 00:33:13 - The Games of April 00:57:39 - Podcast Halftime 01:02:31 - The Games of May 01:15:35 - The Games of June 01:27:45 - L&R - What makes a masterpiece? 01:41:14 - Time for Bets 01:44:11 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com River Horse Inc. - https://www.river-horse.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505 The Hashtagonist - https://www.youtube.com/c/thehashtagonist
Apr 05, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #155 - 3/27/19
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An indie studio is developing a Zelda spinoff, Switch is already ready for a couple of revisions, and Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is bringin’ the vampire business to 2020. 00:04:03 - Corrections 00:06:19 - Updates 00:08:28 - Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 00:15:55 - Cadence of Hyrule 00:22:12 - State of Play and Iron Man VR 00:31:05 - Cuphead on Switch 00:33:33 - Two New Switch Models Rumored 00:37:58 - Apple Arcade 00:46:35 - Podcast Halftime 00:54:24 - The NPD is Right 00:57:36 - L&R - NPC or RPG? 01:01:17 - L&R - The Boy Who Cried Huber 01:05:25 - L&R - Name That Pokemon Move 01:11:31 - L&R - Shoutout to Yoko Taro 01:12:17 - Time for Bets 01:17:04 - Closing 01:20:03 - Producer Credits Thank you to our official sponsors! Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com River Horse Inc. - https://www.river-horse.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505 The Hashtagonist - https://www.youtube.com/c/thehashtagonist
Mar 29, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #154 - 3/20/19
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Google’s big streaming platform has been announced, it’s definitely the future, and the Easy Allies fail to show it the proper appreciation it deserves. 00:04:00 - Corrections 00:11:35 - Google Stadia Announced 00:45:19 - Podcast Halftime 00:50:32 - Google Stadia Wrap-Up 01:06:31 - L&R - Advice from Dads 01:10:40 - L&R - Video Game Tenable 01:19:48 - Time for Bets 01:23:54 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com River Horse Inc. - https://www.river-horse.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505 The Hashtagonist - https://www.youtube.com/c/thehashtagonist
Mar 22, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #153 - 3/13/19
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Google and Microsoft are about to show us the future of gaming, and yeah Nintendo is doing VR on Switch with a bunch of goofy Labo kits. 00:06:21 - Corrections 00:10:12 - Updates 00:15:36 - Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid 00:27:47 - Master Chief Collection Announcements 00:34:56 - xCloud Announcements 00:43:38 - Podcast Halftime 00:49:12 - Nintendo Labo VR 00:56:39 - EA’s E3 Plans 01:06:01 - L&R - One month of gaming before baby arrives 01:10:16 - L&R - Does a games’ release window affect review scores? 01:19:51 - Time for Bets 01:24:46 - Closing
Mar 15, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #152 - 3/6/19
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In this wild and ever-changing world of next gen rumors and AAA failures, at least Pokemon will always be the same. 00:04:27 - Corrections 00:07:36 - Follow-Ups 00:31:48 - Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield 00:53:27 - Podcast Halftime 00:58:18 - Water Cooler Ranch - Is Red Dead 2 Online Dead? 01:09:19 - News from Ian?! - Anthem Crashing PS4s 01:15:14 - Just Ask the Comments - Developer Talent 01:24:33 - L&R - Good Trick to Get Through Backlog 01:27:44 - L&R - Game: Real or Fake Review Quotes 01:34:43 - L&R - L&R Process 01:34:57 - Time for Bets 01:39:35 - Closing Thank you to our official sponsors! Sweet Justice - http://www.sweetjustice.audio Car Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/store Hoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com River Horse Inc. - https://www.river-horse.com FanGamer - https://www.fangamer.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505 The Hashtagonist - https://www.youtube.com/c/thehashtagonist
Mar 08, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #151 - 2/27/19
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Now that we’ve had time to think about it, these rumors of Xbox games streamed to the Switch make too much sense to be false. 00:03:45 - Corrections 00:06:11 - Xbox on Switch Rumors 00:14:32 - Xbox Hardware/Software Rumors 00:28:53 - Reggie Fils-Aime Retires 00:36:13 - NPD Game 00:38:58 - Podcast Halftime 00:45:13 - Shouldn’ta Done That - THQ 00:48:44 - Shouldn’ta Done That - Red Candle Games 00:57:48 - Just Ask the Comments 01:05:50 - L&R - Expression of Gratitude 01:08:17 - L&R - Street Fighter Move or Yoga Pose 01:14:43 - L&R - Dota Auto Chess 01:21:08 - Time for Bets 01:28:09 - Closing 01:29:58 - Producer Credits
Mar 01, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #150 - 2/20/19
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Nintendo’s new game announcements were so spicy that they’re still pretty hot a week later, and there have even been a couple non-Direct announcements since. 00:03:06 - Corrections 00:04:55 - Hollow Knight: Silksong 00:10:46 - Darkest Dungeon II 00:14:05 - Super Mario Maker 2 00:19:02 - The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening 00:28:37 - Tetris 99 00:32:44 - Astral Chain 00:36:26 - Oninaki 00:40:38 - BOX BOY! + BOX GIRL! 00:43:41 - Podcast Halftime 00:47:16 - Nintendo Reviving Scalebound Rumor 00:56:28 - The Gaming Game 01:01:28 - L&R - 150th Episode Trivia 01:11:16 - L&R - Switch Pro Controller’s Stupid Bad D-Pad 01:15:53 - L&R - PSN Trophy Game 01:20:46 - Time for Bets 01:26:27 - Closing
Feb 22, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #149 - 2/13/19
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After fumbling through Activision’s layoffs and Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO Switcheroo, there’s still time to goof around with a hearty Kingdom Hearts III discussion. 00:02:18 - Corrections 00:05:32 - Activision Layoffs 00:22:44 - SIE’s New CEO 00:27:33 - Kingdom Hearts III’s Significance 00:35:16 - Podcast Halftime 00:38:31 - Kingdom Hearts III’s Significance Cont’d 00:50:04 - L&R - Jones’s Training 00:53:28 - L&R - Game: Turning 7s into 8s (and 6s) 01:07:10 - L&R - Twitch’s Future Innovations 01:18:24 - Time for Bets 01:27:30 - Closing
Feb 15, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #148 - 2/6/19
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Titanfall’s creators shadow drop a free to play battle royale game with loot boxes and it’s genius in at least a couple of ways. 00:02:52 - Corrections 00:07:55 - Apex Legends 00:40:29 - Dr. Mario World 00:46:17 - Podcast Halftime 00:50:47 - Xbox Live on Multiple Platforms 00:54:19 - 2K Starts New Studio with Former Sledgehammer Head 00:56:12 - L&R - Another Father Finishing Games 00:57:43 - L&R - Platinum Leaving Granblue Fantasy: Relink 01:02:56 - L&R - Sony's Industry Contributions 01:18:41 - Time for Bets 01:21:50 - Closing
Feb 08, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #147 - 1/30/19
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As the Easy Allies move into the new studio, the Epic Games Store gets sketchier and Nintendo becomes more transparent. New year, new everyone! 00:03:43 - Corrections 00:07:52 - Dragon Ball Project Z 00:18:18 - Metro Exodus Exclusive to Epic Games Store 00:33:16 - Podcast Halftime 00:36:38 - Metroid Prime 4 Development Starts Over 00:44:19 - L&R - Pokemon or Real Animal? 00:51:03 - L&R - Next Gen Sound 00:53:45 - Time for Bets 00:59:54 - Producer Credits
Feb 01, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #146 - 1/23/19
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Mortal Kombat 11 makes a positive first impression and the 2018 NDPs expose last year's underachievers.
Jan 25, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #145 - 1/16/19
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Bungie is going independent, taking Destiny with them, and Activision seems cool with it. This year is off to a weird start for sure.
Jan 18, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #144 - 1/9/19
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It's good to be back! The Winter Games Rundown 2019 warms our chilly hearts with the hopes and expectations of games we've been waiting years for.
Jan 11, 2019
Recruit Me Special
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We've been collecting and rejecting community-submitted recruits for months, and now it's time for them to do battle. Imagine of version of D&D with the dumbest possible rules.
Jan 04, 2019
Easy Allies Podcast #143 - 12/19/18
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Like delicious Christmas cookies, the November NPDs have freshly arrived for us. Also like Christmas cookies they're not too surprising. Also we play Rank the Significance for 2018!
Dec 21, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #142 - 12/12/18
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The Game Awards dropped a bunch of new game announcements and between Mortal Kombat 11, The Outer Worlds, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Kyle is struggling to get them all in one show.
Dec 14, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #141 - 12/5/18
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Epic Games decided to make its own game store because all the other platforms are charging developers too much money, and it seems cool?
Dec 07, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #140 - 11/28/18
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This week Fallout 76's general awfulness is newsworthy, as well as what might be a Rocksteady leak but might also be nothing?
Nov 30, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #139 - 11/21/18
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Sony's skipping E3 next year, and that can either mean they're chilling out for a full year or maybe E3 is too expensive to be worth it. It could also mean nothing, but we're going to talk about the PlayStation 5 anyway.
Nov 23, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #138 - 11/14/18
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Microsoft has acquired two new studios (one we already pretty sure about) and Square Enix continues to make the most baffling business moves.
Nov 16, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #137 - 11/7/18
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With Diablo Immortal, Deltarune, and Smash Bros Ultimate news, we learn even more about the ever-changing rules of games promotion.
Nov 09, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #136 - 10/31/18
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In the Halloween spirit, we call Trick or Treat on the strange list of PlayStation Classic games.
Nov 02, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #135 - 10/24/18
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The September NPDs are in and while we all expected Spider-Man to be on top, nobody could have predicted this level of unprecedented success. I mean Kyle kind of did.
Oct 26, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #134 - 10/17/18
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Game development crunch time is in the headlines again, so now seems like a fine time to pour out all of our feelings on the subject.
Oct 19, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #133 - 10/10/18
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In this week's episode, the panel convinces Kyle of the non-obvious values of streamable video game services.
Oct 12, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #132 - 10/2/18
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Blurry cellphone footage of an early trailer for a huge Harry Potter game has us giddy like Dobby on Buckbeak eating some Bertie Bott's over the Whomping Willow.
Oct 05, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #131 - 9/26/18
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Before we say goodbye to Telltale, we delve into the accomplished studio's entire catalog.
Sep 28, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #130 - 9/19/18
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Nintendo makes two small announcements for two big games, and the best-sellers list of August contains a couple of interesting anomalies.
Sep 21, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #129 - 9/12/18
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Sega and SNK headline Tokyo Game Show with two beautiful and surprisingly big budget game announcements.
Sep 14, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #128 - 9/5/18
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Before the fall season of gaming really takes off, we prepare ourselves with a Release Rundown of the super chunky next four months.
Sep 07, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #127 - 8/29/18
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Streets of Rage 4 and an Onimusha remaster headline another wonderful week of our shared existence inside of Michael Huber's dream.
Aug 31, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #126 - 8/22/18
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The panel is filled with Gamescom cheer as we unwrap a bunch of new game announcements and news.
Aug 24, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #125 - 8/15/18
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The art of the game reveal was on full display last week, as Smash Bros Ultimate, Red Dead Redemption II, and Doom Eternal each amazed audiences in their own unique styles.
Aug 17, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #124 - 8/8/18
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Evo isn't just the biggest fighting games tournament of the year, it has also become the best event to dump exciting fighting game announcements.
Aug 10, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #123 - 8/1/18
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Nintendo and PlayStation continue to report great numbers to their investors, but it's up to us to determine how great these numbers are (approximately, of course).
Aug 03, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #122 - 7/25/18
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Rumors of a second Xbox Scarlett dedicated to streaming are too reasonable to not believe, and we gotta cover Comic Con.
Jul 27, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #121 - 7/18/18
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The panel predicts the future world of twelve months from today, and it's actually mostly optimistic.
Jul 20, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #120 - 7/11/18
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Darksiders III announces its release date and we're still confused if this game is a big deal or not.
Jul 13, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #119 - 7/4/18
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Fortnite continues to be surprisingly newsworthy on top of increasingly popular, and the Desire Index faces more top ten shakeups.
Jul 06, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #118 - 6/27/18
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This month's NPD report brings us an unexpected victor, and we still have to fit Devil May Cry 5, Red Dead Redemption II and Sekiro into the EZA Desire Index.
Jun 29, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #117 - 6/20/18
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We've only begun covering the games that showed up at E3, and of course there is no better way to have a discussion than to arbitrarily rank titles.
Jun 22, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #116 - 6/13/18
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Kyle heroically does his best to encapsulate E3 2018 in a race against time and the panel's diminishing mental faculties.
Jun 13, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #115 - 6/6/18
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Fallout 76 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey drop their names before E3, and we look forward to the PlayStation and Nintendo press events with unmitigated anticipation.
Jun 08, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #114 - 5/30/18
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This year's big Pokémon game is a little--how do you say--simple. Also, we continue our E3 Press Conference preview with Bethesda, Square Enix and Ubisoft.
Jun 01, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #113 - 5/23/18
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The E3 preview officially begins with hopes and expectations for the EA and Microsoft press conferences.
May 25, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #112 - 5/16/18
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Rage 2 surfaces by unpopular demand, Retro appears to be making a Star Fox adventure racing game, and maybe a woman will work at a gas station in Just Cause 4.
May 18, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #111 - 5/9/18
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Thanos visits Fortnite, Nintendo's online service is just as bleh as you would expect, and Square Enix is back to E3 presentations this year.
May 11, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #110 - 5/2/18
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider had its big reveal and we're not exactly clamoring for Croft Editions, and Nintendo is getting a new President soon.
May 04, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #109 - 4/25/18
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Housemarque announces something that might be similar to a Battle Royale game, Valve buys Campo Santo, and the March NPDs are all good news.
Apr 27, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #108 - 4/18/18
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Rumors have bubbled up that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has axed its campaign in favor of a battle royale mode, and we're split on whether that's good or bad.
Apr 20, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #107 - 4/11/18
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Boss Key Productions quickly rebounds from LawBreakers with a new battle royale game, and Spyro's remastered trilogy inspires an exhaustive look at his entire gameography.
Apr 12, 2018
Games of Spring Rundown - 4/4/18
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From God of War to The Crew 2, the next three months have a great mix of huge releases and games you kinda forgot about. Also, Shadow of War makes a Good Guy move a little too late.
Apr 06, 2018
Rise of the Living Games - 3/28/18
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E3 2018 is already promising some interesting changes, the Final Fantasy XV team is working on a new IP, and the Xbox Game Pass makes a little more sense after the launch of Sea of Thieves.
Mar 30, 2018
Lara Croft Can't Be Boring Again - 3/21/18
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider's teaser fails to leave an impact, the Switch has the best first year of any console in the US, and Vivendi finally gave up on buying Ubisoft.
Mar 23, 2018
Smash Bros in 2018 - Easy Allies Podcast - 3/14/18
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Special guest Ben Hanson of Game Informer joins us to discuss the low-detail announcements of Super Smash Bros., The Division 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Mar 16, 2018
Battlefield Sticks With the Past - March 7th 2018
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Battlefield V returns to World War II, Far Cry 5 looks a little more promising after revealing its DLC, and we're pretty sure Geralt is going to be in Soulcalibur VI. And For That Reason - 00:00:47 Corrections - 00:02:27 Battlefield V Rumors - 00:06:20 Far Cry 5's Kinda Cool Season Pass/DLC - 00:23:53 Podcast Halftime - 00:40:16 Soulcalibur's History of Guest Characters - 00:43:13 L&R - DLC Price Is Right Game - 00:59:04 L&R - How Should Sony and Microsoft Plan for Switch? - 01:06:42 L&R - Video Game Cartoons Game - 01:18:46 Time for Bets - 01:24:56 Closing - 01:37:07
Mar 09, 2018
Microtransactions are Adults Only - February 28th 2018
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The ESRB has solved this whole loot box conundrum, America has really warmed up to Monster Hunter, and Square Enix thinks the mobile version of Chrono Trigger is OK for PC.
Mar 02, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #100 - February 21st 2018
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The bosses of Sledgehammer Games are stepping down, and it turns out that's actually pretty interesting. Also, it's the 100th episode of this podcast!
Feb 23, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #99 - February 14th 2018
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It's a rumor heavy week, with whispers of a remastered Spyro trilogy, Metroid Prime 4's developers, and Google getting into streaming games.
Feb 16, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #98 - February 7th 2018
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is delayed and nobody seems to mind, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is officially unpopular, and this year's Call of Duty is heavily rumored to be Black Ops 4.
Feb 09, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #97 - January 31st 2018
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Will Microsoft buy EA? Probably not, but it's fun to talk about. Also, Anthem's release date is shifting forward to 2019 and Paragon shuts down in the best way possible.
Feb 02, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #96 - January 24th 2018
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Microsoft will be giving out all their exclusive games for 10 dollars a month, Switch is the U.S.'s fastest selling console ever, and there are convincing new rumors of a Fable sequel.
Jan 26, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #95 - January 17th 2018
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Nintendo's Mini Direct contained a couple mega announcements, Detective Pikachu loves coffee, and we play news producers with some upcoming remasters.
Jan 19, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #94 - January 10th 2018
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This week we're pitting the games publishers against each other to determine who's about to have it better in 2018.
Jan 12, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #93 - January 3rd 2018
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In our 2018 Winter Forecast, we're looking forward at all of the coldest months' biggest releases, from Monster Hunter World to Sea of Thieves.
Jan 05, 2018
Easy Allies Podcast #92 - December 27th 2017
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It's the Year Review episode. We're taking 2017--all the great games, the disappointing games, and the games that never were--and giving it a final score.
Dec 29, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #91 - December 20th 2017
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There's a third Catherine in the PS4 remaster, Square Enix reassures us that a new Tomb Raider is coming, and Bandai Namco is publishing some sweet anime games.
Dec 22, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #90 - December 13th 2017
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The Game Awards and PSX have given us many new game announcements to discuss, like Bayonetta 3, Soul Calibur VI, Witchfire, and From Software's next project!
Dec 15, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #89 - December 6th 2017
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Mega Man 11 is a real deal Mega Man game with a sorta modern twist, Mega Man's classic games are going to be on everything, and also a cereal box can be an amiibo too.
Dec 08, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #88 - November 29th 2017
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Devil May Cry 5 is so leaked it's practically announced, Destiny 2 got caught being sketchy, and non-canon cosmetics were the secret undoing of Battlefront II
Dec 01, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #87 - November 22nd, 2017
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 has been announced and it's impossibly true to the franchise's strengths, Mario and Assassin's Creed duke it out atop the October NPDs, and we have to talk about microtransactions every week.
Nov 24, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #86 - November 15th 2017
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Fighting game cameos continue to surprise us, The Game Awards nominees have been announced, and we chomp into some juicy rumors.
Nov 17, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #85 - November 8th 2017
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As studios sadly close and restrategize to accommodate the ever-evolving gaming landscape, we learn what fiduciary duty means.
Nov 10, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #84 - November 1st 2017
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Sucker Punch reveals an incredibly interesting new title, and that's just one of many new Paris Games Week announcements to cover.
Nov 03, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #83 - October 25th 2017
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Animal Crossing comes to phones and horrifies in innovative new ways, the Super Nintendo Classics connected with the marketplace, and the Xbox One can now play Xbox games.
Oct 27, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #82 - October 18th 2017
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This week we're focusing a great deal of the show on covering EA's sad, strange, and scary decision to close Visceral games and overhaul Amy Hennig's Star Wars game.
Oct 20, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #81 - October 11th 2017
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The Easy Allies Podcast fixes loot boxes in 15 minutes, God Eater 3 is announced without some crucial details, and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition might be for the best.
Oct 13, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #80 - October 4th 2017
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As October arrives, so must Part 2 of our fall preview. Assassin's Creed Origins, Super Mario Odyssey, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus come out on the same day. This stuff is just inconceivable.
Oct 06, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #79 - September 27th 2017
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Epic Games makes their own Battle Royale and the PUBG devs don't like it, WayForward is making an actually-interesting game out of The Mummy remake, and Avalanche Studios kicks off the next gen countdown timer.
Sep 29, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #78 - September 20th 2017
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Square Enix announces an a new mysterious survival shooter from an unexpected team, Monster Hunter World establishes itself as a real big deal, and modders discover a hidden NES game in the Switch's firmware.
Sep 22, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #77 - September 13th 2017
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ThatGameCompany's next game is a big Apple exclusive, Rockstar puts extra effort into the re-release of L.A. Noire, and Okami HD is at least So Necessary.
Sep 15, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #76 - September 6th 2017
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The No More Heroes semi-sequel, much like Nintendo, has a great deal of love for indie games, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is officially a big fat monster hit, and Huber gets to talk about some red hot Resident Evil 7 announcements.
Sep 08, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #75 - August 30th 2017
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Half-Life 2: Episode 3 concludes in an unlikely fashion, Sega has a lot of big plans for Yakuza, and and the Secret of Mana remake is just right for Damiani.
Sep 01, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #74 - August 23rd 2017
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Gamescom brings some big game announcements like BioMutant and Age of Empires IV along with some littler game-related news. Also, we get to play Locks, Sleepers, Keepers, and Busts for 2018.
Aug 25, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #73 - August 16th 2017
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SWERY's new crowdfunding campaign is for an RPG where you become a cat, Kyle missed some big Japanese game announcements last week, and we should stop and talk about Sonic the Hedgehog.
Aug 18, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #72 - August 9th 2017
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Valve announces a game we don't necessarily want but will definitely make money, former DICE head Patrick Bach sets up shop with Ubisoft, and AM2R's demise has a gloriously silver lining.
Aug 11, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #71 - August 2nd 2017
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The fall season kicks off in the middle of summer this year, so we're tallying up the surprisingly extensive list of big releases across August and September, while of course announcing our Pop Tarts and Toaster Strudels.
Aug 04, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #70 - July 26th 2017
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Telltale keeps pumping out games and we somehow keep getting excited, Tekken 7 is the king of iron sales charts, and Evo turns out to be a good place for fighting game announcements.
Jul 28, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #69 - July 19th 2017
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It's a Love & Respect only episode! We talk serious game stuff, play silly games, and stretch the limitations of our imaginations.
Jul 21, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #68 - July 12th 2017
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Warframe might be a bigger deal than we ever give it credit for, the Switch gets the little brother treatment with WWE 2K18, and the Xbox One X is still new hardware coming out soon.
Jul 14, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #67 - July 5th 2017
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Mass Effect Andromeda will not have any story DLC, Sony passes off Xbox One X footage of Anthem as their own, and Activision only needs two games.
Jul 07, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #66 - June 28th 2017
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Star Fox 2 is resurrected from the depths of Nintendo's archives through the power of the SNES Classic, Sega has a much harder time capitalizing off its own back catalog, and we have a long talk about Crash Bandicoot.
Jun 30, 2017
Easy Allies Podcast #65 - June 21st 2017
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The IO Interactive/Hitman story actually has a happy conclusion, Modern Warfare Remastered gets its own separate release after all, and it's worth talking about what Injustice 2's success means.
Jun 23, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #64 - June 14th 2017
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Project Scorpio is Xbox One X and 500 US dollars, Nintendo revealed just enough to keep Switch owners happy, and Ubisoft managed to have itself a great E3 presentation. NOTE: This podcast was recorded live and any offensive, raucous absurdity is a direct result of that condition. CLICK HERE FOR TIME STAMPS AND LINKS! Corrections 03:07 EA News 06:47 Xbox News 16:01 Bethesda News 40:35 Podcast Halftime 58:36 Ubisoft News 01:01:56 PlayStation News 1:27:05 Nintendo News 1:47:00 L&R: PS4 Pro Price Drop 2:08:25 L&R: Why is Skyrim the new Borderlands? 2:12:17 Time for Bets 2:17:25 Closing 2:22:09
Jun 17, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #63 - June 7th 2017
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The Pokémon Company excitedly announces nothing exciting, Need for Speed Payback is more like the first Fast and the Furious, and we think Square Enix might be working on a third Marvel game with People Can Fly. Corrections - 00:02:38 Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon Announcement - 00:04:44 Need for Speed Payback Announcement - 00:16:18 Monument Valley 2 Announcement - 00:25:37 Square Enix Publishing People Can Fly Game - 00:31:10 Nintendo's Online Plans - 00:35:06 Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Delayed - 00:41:12 Podcast Halftime - 00:46:18 E3 Preview: Sony - 00:51:03 E3 Preview: Nintendo - 01:50:36 L&R: E3 Games to Talking Ratios - 02:09:57 L&R: Injustice 2 vs DC Comics - 02:20:27 Time for Bets - 02:28:12 Closing - 02:38:15 Tekken 7 Bet - 02:41:32
Jun 09, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #62 - May 31th 2017
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Far Cry 5 really is in modern-day Montana, Lost Sphear is the next product rolling off the conveyor belt of the Tokyo RPG Factory, and Bethesda and Ubisoft have some crucially imperative press conferences coming up.
Jun 02, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #61 - May 24th 2017
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Mario + Rabbids is real and we have to accept that, Red Dead Redemption was delayed half a year, and, finally, the E3 Press Conference Previews begin!
May 26, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #60 - May 17th 2017
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The Switch is not top priority for the next Lego game, Project Rap Rabbit might not have all the ingredients for a successful Kickstarter, and yes, it's obviously a cool, good thing that Phantom Dust is a free game.
May 19, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #59 - May 10th 2017
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The next Assassin's Creed is digging into those origins we've all been curious about, Far Cry is almost definitely in Montana but probably not in the 19th century, and we peer forward into some future news.
May 12, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #58 - May 3rd 2017
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THQ Nordic proves that Darksiders is worth fighting for, the New 2DS XL rides the 3DS family out in style, and the Rabbids/Mario crossover continues to be real.
May 05, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #57 - April 26th 2017
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2017 may have had one of the best starts to a year we've ever seen, but how do the games that kicked off 2016 look today? A lot of groovin' and sleepin' going on.
Apr 28, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #56 - April 19th 2017
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Bandai Namco strings out the announcement of their new IP, the Switch's software lineup slows down, and the NES Classic is already dead.
Apr 21, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #55 - April 12th 2017
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Project Scorpio finally reveals the cold hard details (that we struggle to comprehend), Battlefront 2 easily impresses the easily impressed, and a pretty great Dragon Quest XI event comes with disappointments.
Apr 14, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #54 - April 5th 2017
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Mass Effect: Andromeda promises to fix things, Persona 5 has very particular rules about spoiling anything, and it turns out the Destiny 2 reveal didn't reveal very much.
Apr 07, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #53 - March 29th 2017
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Destiny 2 is real and definitely has some exclusive content, Call of Duty is going back to the past, and sometimes remasters are newsworthy.
Mar 31, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #52 - March 22nd 2017
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It's time for another All-Love & Respect special, featuring questions about the reactions to Mass Effect: Andromeda, the value of console power, and the greatest trailers of all time.
Mar 24, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #51 - March 15th 2017
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Middle Earth: Shadow of War will be a big Project Scorpio showpiece, it's never too early to start talking about E3, and whoa whoa, Resident Evil Revelations is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Fall of 2017.
Mar 17, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #50 - March 8th 2017
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Breath of the Wild is one of the best-reviewed games of all time, the Nintendo Switch has a pretty darn successful launch, and sometimes it might be okay to let a console fade away.
Mar 10, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #49 - March 1st 2017
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Middle Earth: Shadow of War seeks to expand the Nemesis System in every way possible, the Xbox Game Pass shakes up the biz, and Nintendo proves they love Nindies.
Mar 03, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #48 - February 22nd 2017
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As the Switch's launch draws near, we look at the legacy of the Wii U through the games that tell its gloomy, joyful story.
Feb 24, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #47 - February 15th 2017
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Zelda's DLC proves that nothing is sacred, E3 becomes a expo for anyone with 250 bucks, and Evo innovates in selecting its 9th game for competition.
Feb 17, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #46 - February 8th 2017
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The PlayStation 4 Pro activates Boost Mode, EA still believes in NBA Live, and the Games with Gold vs PlayStation Plus gets heated.
Feb 10, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #45 - February 1st 2017
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Square Enix will be publishing new Marvel games (but at what cost?!), smaller studios announce sequels we can get behind, and former Rockstar rock star Leslie Benzies is working on the next big everything.
Feb 03, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #44 - January 25th 2017
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Fire Emblem finally gets some respect, Banner Saga 3 brings the franchise back to crowd funding, and the Cars 3 game is much more newsworthy than expected.
Jan 27, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #43 - January 18th 2017
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The Nintendo Switch has finally been fully unveiled, and so we cover each new game announcement as well the big news from last week's presentation.
Jan 20, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #42 - January 11th 2017
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Microsoft cancelled Scalebound this week, continuing an unattractive trend, but also we got to see a pretty sweet cancelled Mega Bloks Halo game so it's not all bad.
Jan 13, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #41 - January 4th 2017
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The beginning months of 2017 prove to be a chunky meatball sandwich of legitimate game releases, and we're discussing them all.
Jan 06, 2017
The Easy Allies Podcast #40 - December 21st 2016
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This episode is another jumbo Love & Respect Only show! Just like any good holiday gathering, we play games, share memories, and stay up way too late. (This podcast was recorded on December 14th, 2016)
Dec 23, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #39 - December 14th 2016
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As the year comes to a close (a couple weeks early) it's time to reflect on how the world of gaming has changed in 2016.
Dec 16, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #38 - December 7th 2016
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From Marvel vs Capcom Infinite to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, PSX and The Game Awards have given us the gift of spicy, juicy game news.
Dec 09, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #37 - November 30th 2016
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Against all odds, it really seems like Marvel vs Capcom 4 is happening (but not Wolverine), the most outlandish Switch rumors continue to seem real, and Nintendo teases slightly more of its theme park plans.
Dec 02, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #36 - November 23rd 2016
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Happy (US) Thanksgiving! Since Kyle's on vacation, we're doing a very special All Love & Respect episode! (This podcast was recorded on November 15th, 2016).
Nov 25, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #35 - November 16th 2016
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On this week's episode, some hot new Switch rumors help tide us over until its March release, the Xbox One S can't stop winning in North America, and Telltale's Marvel game is most likely Guardians of the Galaxy.
Nov 18, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #34 - November 9th 2016
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Mass Effect Andromeda doesn't quite kerplunk yet doesn't quite impress, and PS4 Pro and the NES Classic Edition both launch this week.
Nov 11, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #33 - November 2nd 2016
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider leaks on a train, some unfortunate news is dutifully covered, and the extremely popular Games with Gold vs. PlayStation Plus segment heats up!
Nov 04, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #32 - October 26th 2016
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There's still so much to say about Switch, Bethesda thinks their games don't need early reviews, and the SAG-AFTRA strike is serious business.
Oct 28, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #31 - October 19th 2016
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On this week's episode, we cover the official announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2, but stop short of speculating about it since we haven't seen the official trailer yet.
Oct 21, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #30 - October 12th 2016
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A new Power Rangers game doesn't look that new, whales are playing games before everyone else, and the PlayStation VR's release is just about here.
Oct 14, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #29 - October 5th 2016
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Amazon reveals their big budget games of varying significance, Battleborn will become something close to free to play, and we do a new dumb game.
Oct 07, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #28 - September 28th 2016
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Destiny 2 leaks suggest the series might be taking some exciting risks, Beyond Good & Evil 2 seems to be totally happening, and Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice still got bad reviews.
Sep 30, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #27 - September 21st 2016
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Before video games awards season kicks off, we put our chips down on the GOTY So Far, while doing our best to remember those games that will not come close.
Sep 22, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #26 - September 14th 2016
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Nintendo and Apple become closer friends than expected, Sony announces new games at TGS of varying significance, and of course we gotta talk about the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Sep 16, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #25 - September 7th 2016
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Before the mudslide of fall releases begins, we check in on the panel's thoughts and hopes for each big release.
Sep 09, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #24 - August 30th 2016
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Nintendo's 3DS announcements are not the news we were hoping for, PlayStation Now streams to PCs, and Gran Turismo Sport respects the franchise's tradition.
Sep 02, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #23 - August 24th 2016
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Dark Souls III DLC gets the team fired up, Metal Gear Survive sounds like something Brandon might try, and the slim PlayStation 4 isn't juicy enough for Ian.
Aug 26, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #22 - August 17th 2016
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Call of Duty Zombies continues to amaze Kyle (and no one else), Final Fantasy XV gets a final delay, and we discuss THQ more than we maybe ever have.
Aug 19, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #21 - August 10th 2016
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Sony announces their Neo announcement, No Man's Sky pushes the boundaries of review embargoes, and Nintendo shuts down a beloved fan project.
Aug 12, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #20 - August 3rd 2016
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The Xbox One S is a secret mini beefcake, Disney Infinity continues to break Jones' heart, and Ben quit Hearthstone!
Aug 05, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #19 - July 27th 2016
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Rumors indicate the NX is in fact a strange handheld hybrid, Sega announces two new Sonic games, and then finally some stuff happens that Brandon is interested in.
Jul 29, 2016
Easy Allies Podcast #18 - July 20th 2016
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Nintendo unveils a little holiday money-maker, Evo continues to grow, and the panel plays devil's advocate.
Jul 22, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #17 - July 13th 2016
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Nintendo finally conquers mobile with its savvy work on Pokémon Go, E3 2014's Best of Show goes free to play, and Warner Bros. gets their wrists slapped for paying off the significant media.
Jul 15, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #16 - July 6th, 2016
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The world around CSGO becomes a swamp of questionable morality, and the Game Critics Awards for E3 bring out the debut of Yup or Nope.
Jul 08, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #15 - June 29th 2016
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When a wild Miyamoto interview sparks even more confusing speculation, we take it upon ourselves to plan the NX announcement.
Jul 01, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #14 - June 22nd 2016
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E3 flew by last week and we never stopped to remark on all of Microsoft's big news. Quick, now's our chance!
Jun 24, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #13 (E3 Edition) - June 13th 2016
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This week's podcast was recorded live after the first day of E3, and it definitely feels like it. The highly-engaged panel covers the five (or so) biggest game announcements and a brief rundown of each press conference.
Jun 15, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #12 - June 8th 2016
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It's the week before E3, so we're spending an extra-long episode cramming in as much as we can before the big show begins.
Jun 10, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #11 - June 1st 2016
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First we have to chew through the rumors of a beefed-up Xbox One, but then we continue our extended look into what to expect from E3's big press conferences.
Jun 03, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #10 - May 25th 2016
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We officially begin our E3 countdown with an exhaustive outpouring of our hopes and realistic expectations for the EA and Bethesda press conferences.
May 27, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast #9 - May 18th 2016
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Dragon Ball is still a headliner, box art never dies, and we were wrong about Doom. Also Damiani is back.
May 20, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast - May 11th 2016
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Battlefield 1 gets all gritty and nasty, the new Pokémon doesn't seem that new, and EA triples down on Star Wars.
May 13, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast - May 4th 2016
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Call of Duty really is going to space, we finally sift through last week's waste bin of Nintendo news, and Huber will not apologize for going media blackout.
May 06, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast - April 27th 2016
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This week the Easy Allies panel discusses each of the big games coming out between now and E3, and somehow forgets to bring up Nintendo.
Apr 29, 2016
The Easy Allies Podcast - April 20th 2016
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Supergiant's new game is a bigger deal than Insomniac's new game, Giant Bomb reports some very detailed PS4K specs, and GameStop seems serious about making games.
Apr 22, 2016
April 13th 2016 - The Easy Allies Podcast
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Titanfall 2 whispers its name before E3, Rockstar North's former president wants some money, and a Fear Effect Kickstarter is happening at last.
Apr 15, 2016
April 6th 2016 - The Easy Allies Podcast
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We all get a sneaky sneak peek at God of War 4, the PS4K is shaping up to be a mean machine, and Final Fantasy XV has already made an impact.
Apr 08, 2016
Call Of Duty In Space (We're Talkin' Full On Sci - Fi) - The Easy Allies Podcast (March 30th, 2016)
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The annual COD rumors are slightly more exciting this year, nobody wants an NX controller with no buttons, and Dark Souls III already opened Pandora's Box.
Apr 01, 2016
Episode One! - The Easy Allies Podcast
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The first episode of our Podcast is here! Kyle Bosman and the boys are ready to talk games. With your help we'll make each episode better and better.
Mar 26, 2016