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May 31, 2020
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 24, 2020
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 17, 2020
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 10, 2020
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 3, 2020
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
April 26, 2020
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 !
April 19, 2020
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!
April 12, 2020
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.
April 5, 2020
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
March 27, 2020
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
March 22, 2020
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
March 15, 2020
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!
March 8, 2020
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
March 1, 2020
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
February 23, 2020
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
February 16, 2020
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
February 9, 2020
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
February 2, 2020
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!
January 26, 2020
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
January 19, 2020
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
January 13, 2020
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
January 5, 2020
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
December 29, 2019
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
December 22, 2019
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
December 15, 2019
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
December 8, 2019
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
December 1, 2019
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
November 24, 2019
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
November 17, 2019
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
November 10, 2019
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
November 3, 2019
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
October 27, 2019
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
October 20, 2019
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
October 13, 2019
Blizzard embroils itself for purposes of revenue and the PlayStation 5 becomes just a little more real, and bouncy.
October 6, 2019
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
September 29, 2019
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
September 22, 2019
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
September 15, 2019
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
September 8, 2019
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
September 1, 2019
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
August 23, 2019
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
August 16, 2019
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
August 9, 2019
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
August 2, 2019
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
July 26, 2019
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
July 19, 2019
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
July 13, 2019
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
July 5, 2019
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
June 28, 2019
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
June 21, 2019
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
June 12, 2019
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.
June 7, 2019
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
May 31, 2019
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 24, 2019
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 17, 2019
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 10, 2019
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 3, 2019
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
April 26, 2019
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
April 19, 2019
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
April 12, 2019
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
April 5, 2019
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
March 29, 2019
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
March 22, 2019
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
March 15, 2019
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
March 8, 2019
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
March 1, 2019
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
February 22, 2019
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
February 15, 2019
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
February 8, 2019
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
February 1, 2019
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
January 25, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 makes a positive first impression and the 2018 NDPs expose last year's underachievers.
January 18, 2019
Bungie is going independent, taking Destiny with them, and Activision seems cool with it. This year is off to a weird start for sure.
January 11, 2019
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.
January 4, 2019
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.
December 21, 2018
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!
December 14, 2018
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.
December 7, 2018
Epic Games decided to make its own game store because all the other platforms are charging developers too much money, and it seems cool?
November 30, 2018
This week Fallout 76's general awfulness is newsworthy, as well as what might be a Rocksteady leak but might also be nothing?
November 23, 2018
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.
November 16, 2018
Microsoft has acquired two new studios (one we already pretty sure about) and Square Enix continues to make the most baffling business moves.
November 9, 2018
With Diablo Immortal, Deltarune, and Smash Bros Ultimate news, we learn even more about the ever-changing rules of games promotion.
November 2, 2018
In the Halloween spirit, we call Trick or Treat on the strange list of PlayStation Classic games.
October 26, 2018
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.
October 19, 2018
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.
October 12, 2018
In this week's episode, the panel convinces Kyle of the non-obvious values of streamable video game services.
October 5, 2018
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.
September 28, 2018
Before we say goodbye to Telltale, we delve into the accomplished studio's entire catalog.
September 21, 2018
Nintendo makes two small announcements for two big games, and the best-sellers list of August contains a couple of interesting anomalies.
September 14, 2018
Sega and SNK headline Tokyo Game Show with two beautiful and surprisingly big budget game announcements.
September 7, 2018
Before the fall season of gaming really takes off, we prepare ourselves with a Release Rundown of the super chunky next four months.
August 31, 2018
Streets of Rage 4 and an Onimusha remaster headline another wonderful week of our shared existence inside of Michael Huber's dream.
August 24, 2018
The panel is filled with Gamescom cheer as we unwrap a bunch of new game announcements and news.
August 17, 2018
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.
August 10, 2018
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.
August 3, 2018
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).
July 27, 2018
Rumors of a second Xbox Scarlett dedicated to streaming are too reasonable to not believe, and we gotta cover Comic Con.
July 20, 2018
The panel predicts the future world of twelve months from today, and it's actually mostly optimistic.
July 13, 2018
Darksiders III announces its release date and we're still confused if this game is a big deal or not.
July 6, 2018
Fortnite continues to be surprisingly newsworthy on top of increasingly popular, and the Desire Index faces more top ten shakeups.
June 29, 2018
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.
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