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Easy Allies Podcast #261 - April 9, 2021

There is lots of good news to celebrate this week. Pac-Man fans battle for free, E3 begins the road back to relevance, MLB The Show comes to Xbox, and Kojima gets “Abandoned.”
00:00:00 - Opening
00:00:58 - Corrections
00:05:21 - Silver Lining
00:06:30 - Pac-Man 99 Announced
00:18:37 - E3 is back
00:39:39 - MLB The Show on Game Pass
00:47:26 - A Word From Our Sponsors
00:53:32 - Abandoned and Hideo Kojima
01:04:13 - Also This Week...
01:10:24 - L&R - Any SP-hope for a CoD player?
01:15:30 - L&R - What’s your “comfort” game?
01:23:52 - L&R - Game: Guess the review by the IRmys description!
01:32:39 - L&R - PlayStation prices rise in Russia
01:33:37 - Time For Bets
01:39:13 - Closing
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  1. August Jackson

    August Jackson

    پیش 11 روز

    Martha!!! 😂

  2. Ninty The Rage Kid

    Ninty The Rage Kid

    پیش 18 روز

    I zoned out a little bit and around 19:00 I said “Release me.” out loud, then to realize we weren’t playing Press Release Me.

  3. SaiyanHeretic

    SaiyanHeretic

    پیش 29 روز

    Re: How to save GameStop. Call me crazy, but what if they transitioned to a rental business format? Obviously, they would still sell games and assorted merch, but physical game rentals could be a valuable service in places all over America with shitty internet service. And a lot of gamers don't necessarily want to own every AAA title, let alone can afford to drop $60+ on a whim, but being able to rent the latest release for the weekend can get more people in on the zeitgeist.

  4. steady one

    steady one

    پیش 29 روز

    I can't resist mentioning it's not OK to push golf on people but it's OK to push guys wearing makeup on people

  5. Youngster Skaymore

    Youngster Skaymore

    پیش ماه

    That's a brilliant idea Bloodworth to set up streamers with a bunch of E3 demos

  6. Sigh

    Sigh

    پیش ماه

    Correction: Ryan Cohen isn't in GameStop to take it apart to get to the best bits, he is there to rebuild the company into an E-commerce gaming platform. They have already paid off $200 million debts 2 years earlier than expected. Please check your facts before you come out with the type of statement you did. It's all well and good saying "we know nothing about this" But to then say "It's like those sci-fi movies were they go in and dismantle the ship until they get to the main components they want" If you're gonna throw snide remarks around regarding Ryan Cohen, then please do your homework first And Regie didn't bail, it was because of people like him and the board they had, that GameStop was doing as poorly as it was. There is new blood in this company and they are trying their best to make it work.

  7. Key Frames

    Key Frames

    پیش ماه

    CORRECTION: People definitely care about Oddworld!

  8. iXi Club

    iXi Club

    پیش ماه

    It took some time to click, but I think Ian has my favorite team lines lol. Now even Damiani is in on it 😆

  9. David Purcell

    David Purcell

    پیش ماه

    Easy Allies are my comfort game

  10. JLunaarS

    JLunaarS

    پیش ماه

    1:32:26 "Yeah-..." Blood??????

  11. Tales of Nerdia

    Tales of Nerdia

    پیش ماه

    14:51 I would love a Mega Man game in the same style as Mario 35.

  12. Duan Kai Neo

    Duan Kai Neo

    پیش ماه

    i saw the timestamp and i thought hideo kojima got abandoned by another company again

  13. Lan Hikari

    Lan Hikari

    پیش ماه

    My comfort games can definitely change depending on my mood and what I’m looking for in the moment, but when it’s a dark stormy day and I can just stay in bed, one of my favorite comfort games to play is the harvest moon or especially the rune factory games

  14. RedChili 69

    RedChili 69

    پیش ماه

    How did Sony fans win with MLB The Show 2021 going to Xbox? They have to pay $70 to play a game made by a Sony studio when XBox players get to play it for a fraction of the cost. I have no problem with the game being on Xbox, but to not also put it on PS Now as well? That's fucked up.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      Only thing I can think of is that more fans means more budget going into the next game, but it was already pretty successful, already seems like a good game and there's never a guarantee that with more profit, it will trickle down into better future entries.

  15. TheWakandanKing T'Chaka

    TheWakandanKing T'Chaka

    پیش ماه

    Cities Skylines with mods is super comfy.

  16. phil barton

    phil barton

    پیش ماه

    Skyrim and civilisation revolution are my comfort cosy blanket games. Skyrims music plays a huge part for that and I've played civ rev so much I can play it almost on autopilot

  17. Zenon Chi

    Zenon Chi

    پیش ماه

    I'm surprised you guys spent a lot of time talking about the Kojima thing and didn't mention the rumor on that same day about Kojima making his next game with Xbox (Jeff Grub was the source).

    • ThePuinguin

      ThePuinguin

      پیش ماه

      It's not a Sony news so it's irrelevant :>

  18. Randy Verschueren

    Randy Verschueren

    پیش ماه

    @ian Honey gets payed by the stores

  19. Married Man Gaming

    Married Man Gaming

    پیش ماه

    Jones' Mic is a bit crackly?

  20. swayzone

    swayzone

    پیش ماه

    Time for some quiz

  21. Thiago Vidal

    Thiago Vidal

    پیش ماه

    Jesus.. Jones.. how long since you went outside? Did you forget how the real world looks like? How could you think the trailer of Abandone were using real footage? It's very clearly a video game. Looks good, but you can't mistake that for real world.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      I can see how with a screen shot or first glance you'd be wonder because it's so heavily post processed, but still pretty funny take. It doesn't even look that good the more it goes on.

  22. Intrepid Nick

    Intrepid Nick

    پیش ماه

    We get it Ian. You hate Apple.

  23. Franklin Brooks still uses a PS Vita

    Franklin Brooks still uses a PS Vita

    پیش ماه

    Oddly enough, Spyro 1 and OPM demo discs are sorts of comfort games for me. I had a bad fever early on this year, and playing those games really helped ease the headaches and keep my mind off of it, as well as snacking on pieces of the giant gummy worm my mom got me last Christmas (the gummy worm was something I actually put on my list when I was 12. Funny and quite cool I eventually got it.)

  24. Matthew VanDeLeest

    Matthew VanDeLeest

    پیش ماه

    Loved Blood's trojan horse comment for MLB The Show.

  25. TheScratcherStudios

    TheScratcherStudios

    پیش ماه

    First line in the upcoming gameplay trailer of abandoned: "kept you waiting hu?"

  26. davidevoid

    davidevoid

    پیش ماه

    Comfort Games: Slay the Spire, Tetris, Resident Evil 1 (Original), Resident Evil 4, The Witness, Dark Souls 3, Sonic 2, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2...

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش ماه

      ​@davidevoid I also prefer the PS1 original. I like to point to the dining room --- it's well lit there's no scary music, but what's that at the end there? A pool of blood? The blinding normalcy and the apathetic ticking of the clock highlight the emptiness of that space which is contrasted by the evidence of violence. It helps for the buildup to the zombie reveal in the hallway next door. In REmake they are upping the tension too early and not letting the environment speak for itself, the dining room is dark and your eyes can't search it for any details or clues, there's unnerving music, the reveal of a zombie in the next room doesn't feel out of place, the tension doesn't build up, it just stays level. I also just love the original's live action opening in black and white, the use of newspaper articles like from a 50s noir thriller, the cutting of the camera just before we see where the arm got severed. I know this was reworked from an uncensored, full color version, but it's more classy, an example of how censorship can aid a presentation.

    • davidevoid

      davidevoid

      پیش ماه

      @Charlie Woodoh yeah, you're right, I remember some discrepancy with the names and that might be it. Love all the PS1 Ridge Racer's, especially with the NeGcon. I honestly prefer the original Resident Evil in terms of replaying. I just enjoy the atmosphere more, maybe it's just nostalgia but I definitely find it comforting hanging out with low poly zombies haha!

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش ماه

      @davidevoid R4 is a beautiful game. And I really like the team stories, I like the through-line of the deceased racer Giuliano that connects them. A funny side note, doesn't it seem that they switched the track names? Surely what's called "Brightest Nite" should instead be called "Edge of the Earth" --- Brightest Nite has that big jump. Oh well. And props to listing the PS1 version of RE1. REmake is great, but PS1 RE1 still holds up, especially on a CRT

    • davidevoid

      davidevoid

      پیش ماه

      @Charlie Wood yeah! Going through the career mode is just super relaxing, love the stories and how you earn different cars dependant on performance... And then the fireworks! Still gets to me.

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش ماه

      Brightest Nite is just the best stage

  27. John A

    John A

    پیش ماه

    I’d like to request more episodes with 10 minute dives into golf

  28. Groovie Noodles

    Groovie Noodles

    پیش ماه

    Why do we not have a Worms Armageddon 99 yet!!

  29. Gaius Baltar

    Gaius Baltar

    پیش ماه

    Pong 99, Snake 99, Minesweeper 99. There are a lot of games, tetris and pac-man included, that meant a lot to this industry and hold a very special place in its history. But they're old games. I'm not going back to playing them again no matter how many times they're re-released with a 100-player competitive mode. Nintendo needs to stop resting on their laurels and look to the future. How about some new IPs that aren't specifically for infants? How about showing some love to those of us who made Nintendo what they are today, who grew up on Perfect Dark and GoldenEye and Eternal Darkness and want games that push the envelope instead of just reinventing the wheel over and over? And I'm not saying I want remakes or sequels to these, but make something new that feels like these things did. Fresh, innovative, serious. I've jumped on enough goombas to last me a lifetime, now give me something new.

  30. keeferssi

    keeferssi

    پیش ماه

    This was very Smurfy episode.

  31. Jon

    Jon

    پیش ماه

    The Binding of Isaac is my comfort game.

  32. The White Wolf !

    The White Wolf !

    پیش ماه

    Is it implied that Ian and Sofia are dating?

    • The White Wolf !

      The White Wolf !

      پیش ماه

      @Ayoul thanks for your response :)

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      Wdym implied? It's explicitly been said on multiple occasions. Of course no worries if you didn't know, but maybe it seemed implied only because he's said it so often, but I get some people not watching every they do.

  33. Cheese Bearger

    Cheese Bearger

    پیش ماه

    My comfort game is any of the Tony Hawk games. THPS3 is my favorite but with the release of 1+2 that one has been my comfort game. Just free-skating while vibing to the soundtrack is so therapeutic.

  34. Sean Ó Ceallachain

    Sean Ó Ceallachain

    پیش ماه

    "Geoff Keighley doesn't do what Geoff Keighley does for Geoff Keighley. Geoff Keighley does what Geoff Keighley does , because, Geoff Keighley IS Geoff Keighley"

  35. Randy Verschueren

    Randy Verschueren

    پیش ماه

    There is a Mario Kart Snes 99 mod somewhere

  36. zhaf

    zhaf

    پیش ماه

    Whenever I hear the words speedboat chase and Hong Kong I think of Police Story 3: Super cop.

  37. Reading Reel

    Reading Reel

    پیش ماه

    Petition for a monthly Easy Allies Golf Podcast

  38. Abraham M.

    Abraham M.

    پیش ماه

    Zelda: 99 Swords Adventures? Bomberman 99? Starfox 99? And my favorite: Mario 128 actually coming to life as a battle royale.

  39. NES Transmission

    NES Transmission

    پیش ماه

    Bloodworth knows that Xbox series API is DX12U right?

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      @Anders Öhlund It's the kind of thing anyone says that are half jokes. I think he's genuinely wondering, but doesn't know enough to make a call either way. There's no secret though. Any xbox can be turned into a dev console and there's documentation about the sdk available online on MS/Xbox websites.

    • Anders Öhlund

      Anders Öhlund

      پیش ماه

      There's a lot more than just the graphics API tho. Like APIs to talk to the Xbox Network services. Also... it was obviously a joke =)

  40. Sindel

    Sindel

    پیش ماه

    Star Wars Jedi Knight II on PC with cheats is an excellent comfort game.

  41. Jesse Abraham

    Jesse Abraham

    پیش ماه

    Weird I dislike every game awards more and more. Not sure what he is learning, I guess he got rid of the insane amount of Magic adverts.

    • FinallyJeremy

      FinallyJeremy

      پیش ماه

      What don't you like about them

  42. THE GOODFE77A

    THE GOODFE77A

    پیش ماه

    This podcast sucks now...damn i love u guys wtf happened?

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      @Cola Boots What are you even on about? Ian's hilarious. Nothing to do with his opinions that have been like this for as long as I can remember.

    • Cola Boots

      Cola Boots

      پیش ماه

      the more woke Ian got, the less funny he became.

  43. Jackie Fields

    Jackie Fields

    پیش ماه

    Brandon looks so high in this video lol especially the beginning. You guys rock, just thought it was funny 😆

  44. Hoopyy

    Hoopyy

    پیش ماه

    Game Pass day 1 > Console exclusive

  45. Brendan Toungate

    Brendan Toungate

    پیش ماه

    Galaga 99. Let's go. My biggest comfort game is Skies of Arcadia: Legends. That game just feels like a perfect Saturday morning cartoon for 60 hours.

    • Matthew VanDeLeest

      Matthew VanDeLeest

      پیش ماه

      Loved Skies of Arcadia.

    • davidevoid

      davidevoid

      پیش ماه

      There was already a Galaga 88, 90 and 91... they were so close! ;)

  46. tobes231

    tobes231

    پیش ماه

    Damiani with the solid Golf knowledge, I love it!

  47. Kaia

    Kaia

    پیش ماه

    For some reason Fortnite is the game I boot up when I don't feel like playing or doing anything else. I guess I would consider that my comfort game

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      It's funny you say "for some reason". It's relatable to me and probably a lot of people to have at least one go to competitive game as their fallback.

  48. Ennur

    Ennur

    پیش ماه

    Loved that Damiani mentioned Happy Gilmore, because this year’s runner-up at the Masters, was actually in the movie.

  49. RyuGecko

    RyuGecko

    پیش ماه

    Long time listener of the podcast and other Easy Allies stuff here. Regardless of the time and day the podcast is recorded for me that’s the problem if possible do it live on twitch on fridays and rotate with the allies who has to do the editing for youtube on the weekends because this way you really don’t need to do any corrections segment and you could take some questions from chat at the end of the live podcast. Because of live there could be more enthusiasm aswell. Also please let the panel talk more. I mean most people in the world right now are Affected by this pandemic but you guys can do better than that even on cam from home come on. I do mean that all respectfully. Dont just wait for things to get better again (being able to go to the studio again etc.) start being better right now from home. Love & Respect Edit: video game news do tend to cumulate all towards friday/weekends so a live/recorded friday podcast for everyone would be greatly appreciated

  50. Juniper

    Juniper

    پیش ماه

    Wait. How did you miss the Jeff Grubb article on Kojima in talks with Microsoft for his next game? XD Love the show, but sometimes I’m shocked how the bigger news slips by these podcasts.

    • Chiyori Nakanishi

      Chiyori Nakanishi

      پیش ماه

      filmed before it, released days after it.

  51. Andres Garcia

    Andres Garcia

    پیش ماه

    Sonic 99

  52. Starfals

    Starfals

    پیش ماه

    E3 going away or changing is a sad sad thing. I'm just like Jones. It was almost like a second Christmas for me.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      @Cooper The amount of viewership some games get during one of the big conferences versus indie showcases doesn't even compare. It's just a very ignorant and self-centered statement to say nothing of value would be lost.

    • VectoredPromise

      VectoredPromise

      پیش ماه

      Really they only have themselves to blame

    • mrshmuga9

      mrshmuga9

      پیش ماه

      @Cooper "long man bad" isn't an argument. Sometimes you need more time to explain points thoroughly. Especially when when your supposed solutions were already addressed, if you read it. "The big three will always make sure their reveals are heard when the time is right." Ya, that's not the issue. No duh their shows will get attention, they have games coming to their platforms every week. Every other studio or publisher doesn't have that kind of drawing power. Indie devs do have their own indie showcases... but you're not going to get the same draw as if the big 3 hosted their big shows with indies sprinkled in. Cuphead would not have been the huge success (or as quickly anyway) if it was in some random indie show, compared to a huge event/stage show. Plus that's assuming you even know those shows exist and how you get your gaming news. And AAA publishers have tried doing their own shows (either as seperate conferences at E3 or standalone shows) and they flat out suck. They simply don't have enough teams to announce many new projects, and even some of the focused showcases don't end up well. I recall seeing poor reception to the Resident Evil Showcase, for example. An event where people across the globe meet to see/play and make previews of games is going to have much more value than a smaller, local event. Ask any dev if they would rather show their game at a local convention or E3/Gamescom/some big event, and they'll choose the latter. The only real issue is if they can afford it, not that it wouldn't gain attention.

    • Cooper

      Cooper

      پیش ماه

      @Chiyori Nakanishi You're completely right. The other guy in this thread that wrote an entire novel about E3 was really unnecessary and completely off base on a lot of things. When it comes down to it, everything that viewers/gamers get out of E3 in a normal year can still happen if E3 doesn't exist. Showcases/live shows still happen. Indie devs still get signal boosted at said indie showcases (MS literally just did one a few weeks ago, and the big three always has a big focus on supporting indies anyways). People glamorize E3 because they grew up watching it as a kid and it was exciting, but really nothing of value is lost if E3 ceased to exist. All the gaming news will still find a way to get to us. Devs will find other avenues to get their creations out and network with each other. I just find it hilarious that people get so possessive over E3. It's not that big of a deal. The big three will always make sure their reveals are heard when the time is right.

    • Chiyori Nakanishi

      Chiyori Nakanishi

      پیش ماه

      @mrshmuga9 idk man I just subscribe to a game reddit or two and feel like I never miss anything

  53. JB

    JB

    پیش ماه

    1:25:07 Mirrors Edge Catalyst is also an open world platformer

  54. Charlie Wood

    Charlie Wood

    پیش ماه

    1:21:49 I feel the opposite, not specifically about Sekiro (which I've not played) but certainly about Souls-like games in general, I actually find them very comforting during trying times in my life. I love a good, bleak, intriguing atmosphere. I love braving a challenge and exploring death and knowing that I myself am in no physical danger; that I get to indulge in dying via an immortal player character gives me strength in my life. I also just love any kind of game that rewards me for exploring every nook and cranny, linear games that allow for curiosity; horror themes work with these sorts of games to add to the experience of comfort because you are always rewarded for facing your fears and giving in to your curiosity. And then combining Souls-likes with albums by Tool doubles their healing power.

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش ماه

      @Chiyori Nakanishi For me Tool is less for the boss fights and more for mood music as I explore and battle regular foes, the cadence and energy really work for swinging a blade: "And I'll. Keep. Digging. Till I. Feel. Something." The existential, Buddhist, and ultimately hopeful (in death) philosophies of both Tool and Souls-likes are a perfect marriage.

    • Chiyori Nakanishi

      Chiyori Nakanishi

      پیش ماه

      Totally agree about tool and dark souls, anytime I get stuck on a cunty boss and get progressively worse as I die (Kos, sword guy #46 in sekiro, Elana etc) I turn down the volume and listen to tool/puscifer and without the boss screaming in my ears they die fast. The entire discourse around dark souls is so opposite tot the experience of playing those games to me, for the most part its combat is as challenging as 90% of other games that don't default to a pre-easy mode, most mobs die in 1-2 hits and you can farm infinitely It's just dodging or blocking 100% of physical damage.

  55. kingofthesharks

    kingofthesharks

    پیش ماه

    I think the closest I've got to "comfort game" recently was Hades specifically because of its obvious stopping points, mixed with cathartic action, and slow but sure permanent progression each time I play. Currently going thru my first playthru of BotW and I'm in agreement with Blood and Damiani at 1:18:50 as the map is just begging for me to explore every curiosity with no end in sight. The "unknown" in an open world is inherently not comforting in the same way a familiar round of Hades or Smash Melee online is.

  56. Descartesdom77

    Descartesdom77

    پیش ماه

    Somewhat ironically, due to the timing, one of my primary comfort games is Diablo II. It helped me get through the Afghanistan war when I was there for 7 months. It's the only non-Japanese game that I consider one of my favorites. Other than that, (almost) the entire Final Fantasy series is my other comfort gaming and I still go back and play through all of them (except XI and XV) once every year or two.

    • Eric Crone

      Eric Crone

      پیش ماه

      ARPGs in general are my "comfort game(s)." I can zone out enough because I'm so familiar with with the genre, but there's enough difficulty and mechanics to consider to take my mind off of whatever is bothering me. I have to be engaged enough to silence negative thoughts to feel comfort, which is why I almost strictly relax with games. Most other forms of entertainment aren't directly engaging enough.

  57. kingofthesharks

    kingofthesharks

    پیش ماه

    Re:L&R - Even I was intimidated by the size and options in BotW when first starting, so handing that deliberately calming game to a guy whose gaming comfort revolves around short endless combat loops is a bad idea. You'll have better luck with a game like Hades, or Doom, or Bayonetta, or Astral Chain, etc. If the goal is to feel closer in gaming conversations with your bro, don't force specifically Nintendo-made games, you have to ease them in with a faster title. If you just want him to play 1-player games because "ewww COD".....stop trying cuz there's no practical point and you'll look like a snob.

  58. matterofact

    matterofact

    پیش ماه

    Love the podcast as always, but I have to agree with the comment here about when the podcast is recorded, and how it is released. As I see it, the podcast and EZA reviews are the 'gateway drugs' in to the world of Easy Allies, and both benefit greatly from being current. Releasing a review a week later after the zeitgeist of the game has died down would result in far less people searching for it on YT, and being lead to EZA. This is why reviews aren't staggered for people who aren't patreons. EZA benefits from that search traffic. So it's a bit odd to have a current events podcast release staggered, and when that podcast is filmed midweek, it makes the staggered release even more noticeable. This week was a perfect example. By the time non-patreon people get to see EZA's take on the Sony news, that story will be ten days old. This just doesn't make sense to me. Obviously, there are schedules that need to be maintained, but recording on a Friday afternoon, and uploading the video to everyone within 24 hours of said recording would make what's being said in these podcasts A LOT more relevant.

    • Frances Oxberry

      Frances Oxberry

      پیش ماه

      @Ayoul Sure, all those reasons are fair and I was thinking it could even just be audio clips instantly recorded on slack or something and then slapped over a graphic. I dunno I'm just spit balling here...

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      ​@Frances Oxberry I think it's a fine idea, but they probably wouldn't want to go that route for multiple reasons. They wouldn't want to make this podcast less relevant. Logistically, vetoing every news story to see if it's worth covering outside the podcast and then trying to get enough allies' take on it would probably be a nightmare and add to that the workload of editing it on whoever might or might not be available.

    • Frances Oxberry

      Frances Oxberry

      پیش ماه

      How about, if breaking news goes out that's worth mentioning, a less edited version of Opinion Yell with quick input from each of the allies. Could get the instant reactions we want with a deeper dive on the developed story once the podcast rolls around? This would allow the allies to keep the schedule that's right for them without missing out on the juice. Just an idea, anyway. Love the content and love you guys. L&R x

    • Anthony DeVetis

      Anthony DeVetis

      پیش ماه

      I see what you’re saying here, but typically (aside from the mlb story and the Sony news this week) there isn’t typically hot topic news on a friday. This schedule is actually better than the schedule they used to have when they first started out where they would film on like a Tuesday or Wednesday and miss a huge chunk of news and were always lagging behind. I think Kyle changed it right before he left. I do agree maybe they need to structure differently, but so far it really hasn’t been much of an issue imo

    • cambienvenu

      cambienvenu

      پیش ماه

      Very well put, it does always seem to barely miss the big news. There could also be a separate as-needed breaking news show similar to what Blood has done previously for the bigger stories, with further discussion later on the podcast.

  59. DurosKlav

    DurosKlav

    پیش ماه

    1:11:00 How about let your friend play what he wants. If he isnt interested, he isnt interested. Dont force your games on others that will never help.

    • phil barton

      phil barton

      پیش ماه

      I've actually had the opposite happen, I've a friend who was very into all the big open world single player exploration games then he started playing COD and he's now strictly a COD player. He's one of these guys who thinks games are mostly trash now because of what he reads and not what he experiences. COD games are trash imo but I've given up trying to advise him.

    • kingofthesharks

      kingofthesharks

      پیش ماه

      ​@Starfals yea, like when I basically introduced gaming to my girlfriend via FF7R and it brought out a competitive/action side in her that we didn't know she had. It's been great and adorable. However, she was already curious to the game & characters based on all the social media buzz last April. Conversely, nagging someone who's repeatedly shown ZERO interest in something might be a reaching a tad too hard.

    • Starfals

      Starfals

      پیش ماه

      While i agree and what i'm about to say might sound annoying or mean... here it goes: I had to force my friends and girlfriend so many times and in the end.. they were thankful and happy. Some people just refuse to try new things and you got to beg them and keep trying until they finally give the thing a go. Even movies and TV shows, not just games. Being stubborn is not a great trait sometimes, and sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. If you are 200 % sure its a good movie or a game, why not try to make them test it/see it? I have yet to see this fail. They are always very grateful by the end.

  60. Dragon969

    Dragon969

    پیش ماه

    My comfort games are Castlevania SOTN and DMC5, games that I know inside and out and also games that I can choose to make as easy or difficult as I want them to be.

  61. kingofthesharks

    kingofthesharks

    پیش ماه

    Resident Evil Mercenaries....99 think about it =)

    • pc_t

      pc_t

      پیش ماه

      I have, many times I have.

  62. Thales Augusto

    Thales Augusto

    پیش ماه

    Am I the only one that wants “Silver Lining” to end? This is going for way too long. I know it’s a “new” podcast, but I have to agree with other comments that the podcast is falling a little flat. I say all this with peace and love.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      @Gregory Joslin Half the time it's incorrect or misinformation too.

    • Gregory Joslin

      Gregory Joslin

      پیش ماه

      Certainly needs a new opening. Silver lining has just become a nothing segment that flies right by.

  63. Jamin93

    Jamin93

    پیش ماه

    I'm always so confused by how so many people come to a niche video like this and then give it a THUMBS DOWN. Why watch Easy Allies if you dislike them? At the moment of writing this it's a 45:10 like ratio. So strange.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      @Jamin93 They could definitely be blamed when other episodes are stronger during said pandemic. Maybe people just don't like this particular panel for whatever reason. I also see that it's hella desynced at some point. That could probably lead to some thumbs down as well just as another way to show that there was something wrong with the vid as not everyone wants to comment.

    • Jamin93

      Jamin93

      پیش ماه

      @Ayoul They're stuck doing the podcast through video chat during a pandemic. Can they be blamed for being lower energy than usual? They didn't miss any news, like you said, they record before Friday. They'll talk about it on the next podcast. If anyone hates when they publish their videos, then find a different podcast.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      @Jamin93 I can't speak for them, but just at the top of my head I can find a couple reasons. it seems pretty obvious from a bunch of comments that people have legit criticisms. This podcast in a vacuum is fine, but compared to their long history of episodes? The panel is more checked out and less energetic than usual. They missed out on a ton of news from last week because of when it was recorded so people think they skipped them.

    • Jamin93

      Jamin93

      پیش ماه

      @mrshmuga9 I know lots and maybe actually most are probably subscribers. I just don't get why anyone would hit thumbs down on a video podcast where 4 buddies sit and talk about video games and have a good time. There's literally nothing wrong with the video. Most people who thumbs down probably live sad lives and so feel the need to show negativity.

    • mrshmuga9

      mrshmuga9

      پیش ماه

      You’re assuming dislikes are automatically random viewers and not subscribers. Just because you’re a subscriber doesn’t mean you won’t dislike a video.

  64. Son Of Sparda

    Son Of Sparda

    پیش ماه

    Weird to talk about MLB The Shows' Gamepass deal and not mention how the fans of the series on Playstation are getting a worse deal on a Playstation developed game compared to Xbox because they have to pay $70 whereas Xbox players will just get it with Gamepass. I think a lot of frustration from PS players came from that.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      @miniwar monger You don't get gamepass just for one game so it's kind of weird to make that kind of comparison. Like I get what you mean, but as long as you play some other games on gamepass that you would've otherwise bought on any other platform as well as MLB 21, it's automatically a better deal. I bet most people just jump onto the next one every year so it's not like keeping the game for over a year has that much value anyway. It'll be interesting if Xbox renews the deal next year though.

    • miniwar monger

      miniwar monger

      پیش ماه

      @Shindi Show us the exact passage where Gamepass has been downplayed.

    • Shindi

      Shindi

      پیش ماه

      @miniwar monger Some of you will say anything to downplay Gamepass won't you? As if there aren't literally hundreds of titles on Gamepass with new stuff every week.

    • miniwar monger

      miniwar monger

      پیش ماه

      Playing the show a whole year on xbox will cost you 160$. Its not a worse deal to buy a game, get an actual physical product in form of a disc and be able to keep it for as long as you want.

  65. Happy Grunt

    Happy Grunt

    پیش ماه

    Is it just me or do they sound really bored ?

    • ThePuinguin

      ThePuinguin

      پیش ماه

      I give my opinion on reddit every day and I'm still just as enthusiastic about it than I was 5 years ago.

    • Sanguine Penguin

      Sanguine Penguin

      پیش ماه

      eh, I mean it's also just the current panel. No Huber, no Ben, they are the ones that generally bring enthusiasm. Kyle too, but he gawn

    • Chiyori Nakanishi

      Chiyori Nakanishi

      پیش ماه

      Every gaming podcast that's been doing it more than a few years seem checked out as fuck. When you're forced to give a fuck and have some level of an opinion about every news story every week I can see it becoming a chore

  66. zhaf

    zhaf

    پیش ماه

    Although not Nintendo but ChuChu Rocket 99.

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش ماه

      Pac-Man is Namco so ChuChu should be doable edit: not saying ChuChu is Namco, yes, 'tis Sega

  67. Slade

    Slade

    پیش ماه

    So sick of Kojima's shit. It's gotten to the point where I'm not excited at all for anything he does.

  68. Thomas Marchant

    Thomas Marchant

    پیش ماه

    Jones praising Streets of Rage 4 as if he didn't lay MAJOR disrespect on it during the GOTY discussions

    • Thomas Marchant

      Thomas Marchant

      پیش ماه

      @XFactor1111 they weren't debating game of the year, I can't remember what it was, action game maybe? But he acted like the only reason anyone was even talking about it was to be nice to Huber which is just really rude tbh

    • XFactor1111

      XFactor1111

      پیش ماه

      It was not game of the year material.

    • mrshmuga9

      mrshmuga9

      پیش ماه

      It could still be a great game and not GOTY contender.

  69. BowlOfRice

    BowlOfRice

    پیش ماه

    Couldn't be bothered to talk about the Sony debacle huh.. How convenient. But still managed to find 20 mins to bitch about E3 when you know you guys will be covering it nonstop lol

    • phil barton

      phil barton

      پیش ماه

      Notice how he hasn't replied to apologise after being corrected, shows his weak character

    • Abraham M.

      Abraham M.

      پیش ماه

      But seriously though, you'll likely feel much better. I used to follow most Kinda Funny and IGN podcasts, but I stopped a couple of years ago when I realized most of the hosts were corporate apologists. I feel better now not having to listen to their constant corporate sellout takes. Maybe you should do the same if you're having such a negative experience with EZA.

    • Abraham M.

      Abraham M.

      پیش ماه

      Your three recent comments on your profile along with this one are all attacks on EZA. Why do you keep coming back if you don't enjoy their content?

    • Chiyori Nakanishi

      Chiyori Nakanishi

      پیش ماه

      What debacle are you talking about

    • Hazz3r

      Hazz3r

      پیش ماه

      This is recorded on a Thursday night. The Bloomberg article hadn't broken at that time.

  70. I G

    I G

    پیش ماه

    It has occurred to me, that an increasing amount of the podcast is Jones making the guests guess. Guests guess guests guess haha that's silly

  71. Shindi

    Shindi

    پیش ماه

    This episode more than ever shows the flaws of the current podcast style. The biggest gaming news for the past few days has been the Bloomberg Sony report which isn't in this episode and by the time the next episode releases will be old news. Maybe its time to reconsider when the episode is recorded so the podcast doesn't feel outdated the moment it releases? Edit: I didnt post this comment to be negative or disrespectful even if the initial tone could be interpreted as such, its meant to offer constructive criticism.

    • Chiyori Nakanishi

      Chiyori Nakanishi

      پیش ماه

      @Ayoul calling days gone mediocre seems insincere. I don't disagree with any of this but so will every podcast a week from now

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      To be fair, with hindsight they may end up having a better general idea of the entirety of any given story. The Bloomberg Sony report ended up being more of an opinion piece from Schreier than actual news. With no details or meat, there's barely anything to talk about with a Last of Us remake and one of dozens of mediocre games that get pitched and are never made.

    • Abraham M.

      Abraham M.

      پیش ماه

      I understand why they record on Thursdays, as most big gaming news tend to come out Monday to Thursday during the early part of the days. Fridays are usually slow news days. At least they used to be. Lately there seems to be an uptick on big Friday news. If that continues to be the case then I agree they should probably update their schedule once again and record on Fridays now.

    • Chiyori Nakanishi

      Chiyori Nakanishi

      پیش ماه

      @RyuGecko Everyone in LA has been able to go to studios the entire year right? EZA is the only LA based podcast I listen to that opted to stop using their studio almost entirely

    • Chiyori Nakanishi

      Chiyori Nakanishi

      پیش ماه

      @kingofthesharks I agree both that the breaking news video was a welcome change to a podcast that's almost always dated and that the sony news isn't breaking newsworthy. "‘The Last of Us’ Getting a Remake for the PS5; ‘Days Gone’ Sequel Nixed" reads like the most obvious news ever, consoles stay pumping out 'hd'/remakes for the last two console generations and ignore non-franchises I like days gone as much as the next person, everyone I know who played it loved it I don't really care or understand why anyone cares what 'critics' thought of it when that's given as a reason to no sequel

  72. miniwar monger

    miniwar monger

    پیش ماه

    PUBG 99 !

    • Abraham M.

      Abraham M.

      پیش ماه

      😱

  73. CharlesDickens

    CharlesDickens

    پیش ماه

    You guys really buried the lede on that Hideo Kojima story. The big thing that came out of this is the news/rumour from Jeff Grub/Venturebeat that Kojima is making an exclusive game for Xbox.

    • angrytacos

      angrytacos

      پیش ماه

      Tbf eza doesnt really bother with rumors often. They didn't talk about japan studio until it was confirmed etc

  74. Geoff Baumgartner

    Geoff Baumgartner

    پیش ماه

    Did all the Schreier/PS VASG news about TLoU Remake and no Days Gone 2 (allegedly) happen during the recording of this on Friday or right after? I imagine that would take priority over Pac-Man 99... which I'm over after an hour of playing. L&R guys.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      I like the "allegedly" when at least the Days Gone 2 pitch has been confirmed and Schreier is pretty reputable when he reports something.

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش ماه

      The recording happens on Thursdays

  75. Andrew McIntyre

    Andrew McIntyre

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  76. Amir Game Show

    Amir Game Show

    پیش ماه

    So people who should pay 70$ and they were fans of these games on PS. are they winner?

    • RedChili 69

      RedChili 69

      پیش ماه

      Yeah, Sony fans are surely not winners in this case. They got kicked in the balls by one of Sony's own game developers lol.

  77. Caio Ferreira

    Caio Ferreira

    پیش ماه

    Every week the panel looks more and more bored. You guys were my favorites, but you are falling through the cracks with outdated podcast and missing important news in each and every week.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      @Snowcone Guy Kyle also made this podcast unique. No offense to Jones, but without Kyle's spark, this podcast is just way more bland and less exciting. I wonder why they didn't try giving it to Blood after how well he did hosting it that one time.

    • Snowcone Guy

      Snowcone Guy

      پیش ماه

      While I think that Jones gets better and better, he definitely has a much more laid-back style, which makes the atmosphere more like Cup of Jones. I think you could add Jazz music to this and it would work. Kyle was a very energized entertainer/Joker which made this a hilarious and emotional party.

  78. Snowcone Guy

    Snowcone Guy

    پیش ماه

    Six minutes of sponsoring? Dang, I miss the times Jones just said "MANGO".

    • VectoredPromise

      VectoredPromise

      پیش ماه

      Are we shaming the allies now for getting sponsors?

    • kingofthesharks

      kingofthesharks

      پیش ماه

      i only see this as good news, the more sponsors the better so EZA can keep on trucking. Plus, they generously consolidate all the sponsors so if you wanna skip you only have to FF once.

    • mrshmuga9

      mrshmuga9

      پیش ماه

      That’s pretty long, but at the same time they list time stamps (including ads). So you can easily skip past them.

    • Kevboard Arts

      Kevboard Arts

      پیش ماه

      SCOOOOOOOOORRRNNNN

    • Mooshty

      Mooshty

      پیش ماه

      Kyle wouldnt have let that fly

  79. angrytacos

    angrytacos

    پیش ماه

    I wonder what the E3 viewership will be like after losing likely tons of casual viewers last year who may just assume it is gone for life.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش ماه

      Has E3 ever had casual viewers? I feel like casual viewers would just catch up on the news after it happened live and mainstream websites start reporting on it.

  80. Luke Lopez

    Luke Lopez

    پیش ماه

    E3 with only B tier games would be AWESOME

    • Abraham M.

      Abraham M.

      پیش ماه

      Miss them so much. Usually just AAA and indies nowadays. Nothing in between. Only title I can recently think of that fits that mold is Outriders.

    • Lou Tenant

      Lou Tenant

      پیش ماه

      Agreed. I would kill for a presentation where a major AAA 30 minute spot doesn't overshadow some indie game that is given a fraction of the time.

  81. Kevboard Arts

    Kevboard Arts

    پیش ماه

    that audio desync during the Kojima talk tho! IS IT A SIGN? a code?

    • miniwar monger

      miniwar monger

      پیش ماه

      Easy Allies hired Kojima !

  82. Mike CC

    Mike CC

    پیش ماه

    Happy Damiani got to say his penguin line, from the Batman tas episode there’s a Batman in my basement

  83. Geo Can

    Geo Can

    پیش ماه

    Quick note on the battle royale stuff: F Zero X had a battle royale style race on N64 with 30 cars on an a looping track. F Zero cars having health, you'd lose by crashing or bumping other cars off track or damaging by bumping. I'd pay up for that as I love F Zero lol Edit note: CPU only of course on N64 (1P vs 29 CPU) but with today's tech, I think it's plausible to take it online if you keep it small

    • Mike T.

      Mike T.

      پیش ماه

      Death Race. That was amazingly fun. I liked it more than the races.

    • YOSEMITE BLAAM

      YOSEMITE BLAAM

      پیش ماه

      First you would need Nintendo to acknowledge F Zero exists.

  84. Luke Lopez

    Luke Lopez

    پیش ماه

    pacman sucks. lol more pointless nintendo drops

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش ماه

      Jesus, Pac-Man and Kirby are both great

    • Nathaniel Cassim

      Nathaniel Cassim

      پیش ماه

      Pac-Man is the coolest man. Also respect the hyphen.

    • Star Wolf 128

      Star Wolf 128

      پیش ماه

      No its Kirby who sucks. Pac-Man chomps & Yoshi slurps.

  85. Luke Lopez

    Luke Lopez

    پیش ماه

    yay!

  86. The Real Snek

    The Real Snek

    پیش ماه

    It's about TIME!

  87. FinallyJeremy

    FinallyJeremy

    پیش ماه

    First