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English, Gaming, 1 season, 430 episodes, 4 days, 9 hours, 40 minutes
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Assassin’s Creed Finally Goes to Japan - Easy Allies Podcast - May 17, 2024

Ep 423 - It's been a long wait, but Assassin's Creed Shadows is finally bringing the series to Japan, Square Enix turns towards more of a multiplatform strategy, and PlayStation has new bosses. Plus, we share thoughts on Minishoot' Adventures, Animal Well, and Lorelei and the Laser Eyes. (0:00) - Intro (1:35) - Corrections (3:40) - Assassin's Creed Shadows Reveal (20:02) - Ubisoft Cancels The Division Heartland (35:30) - Minishoot' Adventures Impressions (42:49) - Square Enix Restructure and Layoffs (59:41) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:03:09) - Hot Sauce Gate (1:07:23) - New PlayStation CEOs Announced (1:16:29) - Crow Country Impressions (1:18:24) - Taiji Impressions (1:18:42) - Animal Well Impressions (1:21:46) - Lorelei and the Laser Eyes Impressions (1:28:21) - Also This Week (1:42:54) - L&R: What Happens After the Layoffs? (1:48:02) - L&R: The Pressure of Failure (1:51:27) - L&R Game: The Tournament of Bonds (2:00:45) - Bets (2:06:56) - Closing This episode is sponsored by Abiotic Factor: https://store.steampowered.com/app/427410/Abiotic_Factor/ Use code ALLIES at https://incogni.com/ALLIES to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan.
5/19/20242 hours, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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A Hellish Week in Games - Easy Allies Podcast - May 10, 2024

Ep 422 - Xbox shutters studios because they're too busy to keep up, Sony kicks the Helldivers hornets' nest on Steam, and the Switch 2 announcement has a deadline. Meanwhile, we've got a great lineup of games to chat about, including Hades II, Animal Well, Crow Country, and more! (0:00) - Intro (2:20) - Xbox Closes Studios (36:00) - Sony’s Messy Helldivers 2 Weekend (54:07) - Switch 2 Announcement Has a Deadline (1:16:09) - Hades II Impressions (1:31:24) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:34:16) - Animal Well Impressions (1:54:50) - Crow Country Impressions (2:02:17) - Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns Impressions (2:13:26) - John Wick Pinball Impressions (2:20:20) - Also This Week (2:39:13) - L&R: Ahead of Their Time (2:44:54) - L&R: Showcasing Cancelled Games (2:51:29) - L&R Game: New Faces in New Places (3:01:23) - Bets (3:06:39) - Closing This episode is sponsored by Abiotic Factor: https://store.steampowered.com/app/427410/Abiotic_Factor/ Go to https://www.shopify.com/allies for a one-dollar-per-month trial period to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.
5/12/20243 hours, 11 minutes, 10 seconds
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All Xbox Needs is Help - Easy Allies Podcast - May 3, 2024

Ep 421 - It's Xbox's turn for an indie showcase, and they have some fun new reveals. We're also due for the March sales report and our patrons' Top 10 Fighting Game Specials. Take Two's latest round of layoffs are incredibly frustrating. Plus, we share impressions of Lunar Lander Beyond, Harold Halibut, Phantom Fury, and more. This episode is sponsored by Abiotic Factor: https://store.steampowered.com/app/427410/Abiotic_Factor/ (0:00 - Intro (3:48) - ID@Xbox Showcase (34:10) - March Sales Report (59:51) - Lunar Lander Beyond Impressions (1:16:44) - Phantom Fury Impressions (1:23:59) - Top 10 Fighting Game Specials (1:37:42) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:38:53) - Another Crab's Treasure Runback (1:47:18) - Harold Halibut Impressions (1:56:19) - Take Two Shutters Studios (2:03:54) - Square Enix Content Disposal (2:18:22) - Also This Week (2:31:02) - L&R: Current Playtime (2:40:12) - L&R: Language Learning (2:42:42) - L&R: What is Baby Mario? (2:48:40) - Bets (2:56:11) - Closing
5/5/20242 hours, 59 minutes, 27 seconds
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Stellar Blade VS A Crab With a Fork - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 26, 2024

Ep 420 - It's a big week of releases and we start off by focusing on all the great games we've been playing, including Stellar Blade*, Eiyuden Chronicle, Another Crab's Treasure, and more before getting into this week's news on Metaphor, Embracer, and LittleBigPlanet. *Review Copy Provided by PlayStation (0:00) - Intro (1:27) - Stellar Blade Impressions (22:40) - Eiyuden Chronicle Impressions (46:48) - Another Crab's Treasure Impressions (1:03:49) - Sand Land Impressions (1:27:24) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:29:21) - Tales of Kenzera: ZAU Impressions (1:40:24) - POOLS Impressions (1:43:31) - Metaphor ReFantazio Showcase (1:53:59) - Embracer Makes Friends (2:01:21) - LittleBigPlanet's Unceremonious Death (2:06:09) - Also This Week (2:20:45) - L&R: Unexpected Dev Connections (2:25:54) - L&R: Animal Game Protagonists (2:32:05) - L&R: Favorite Boss Cheese (2:39:39) - Bets (2:45:23) - Closing Go to https://www.shopify.com/allies for a one-dollar-per-month trial period to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.
4/28/20242 hours, 53 minutes, 13 seconds
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Lorelei and the Laser Eyes and the Leviathan - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 19, 2024

Ep 419 - It's Nintendo's turn to show off some fantastic indie games, including the reveal of SteamWorld Heist II. Meanwhile, we share our takes on Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide, Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, and the new Alone in the Dark. (0:00) - Intro (2:23) - Keanu Reeves is Shadow the Hedgehog, Who's Next? (9:44) - Nintendo Indie World Highlights (34:10) - Lorelei and the Laser Eyes Preview (48:42) - Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide Impressions (1:17:42) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:20:37) - Alone in the Dark Impressions (1:32:42) - Also This Week (1:53:16) - L&R: Playing Your Own Game (1:58:27) - L&R: Dreaded Bosses (2:11:07) - L&R: Second Playthrough, Second Wind (2:19:14) - Bets (2:24:57) - Closing Use code ALLIES at https://incogni.com/ALLIES to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan.
4/21/20242 hours, 29 minutes, 44 seconds
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Outlaws and Rogues - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 12, 2024

Ep 418 - The latest on Star Wars Outlaws has us ready to navigate the criminal underworld. The Triple-i Initiative reveals a new Prince of Persia and a lot of fresh details on plenty more games. Isla checks out the creepy sniper puzzle game, and Huber finally gets hooked on Balatro. (0:00) - Intro (2:48) - Star Wars Outlaws (24:13) - Children of the Sun Impressions (32:35) - The Rogue Prince of Persia (44:35) - More from The Triple-i Initiative (1:27:10) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:30:01) - Saviorless Impressions (1:33:38) - Huber Gets Hooked on Balatro (1:52:16) - Also This Week (2:11:12) - L&R: Childhood Obsessions (2:26:25) - L&R: Unplayed Recommendations (2:29:37) - L&R: Bravia a Precursor to Samsung Gaming Hub? (2:37:37) - Bets (2:44:15) - Closing Go to https://www.shopify.com/allies for a one-dollar-per-month trial period to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.
4/14/20242 hours, 46 minutes, 32 seconds
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Colossal Expectations, Llamas, and Heists - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 5, 2024

Ep 417 - Eternal Strands has some new takes on ideas similar to Shadow of the Colossus, but we aren't fully sold quite yet. Meanwhile, we've got our eye on the next game from the makers of Dead Cells, and Monaco 2 looks promising. Plus, impressions of Open Roads and Llamasoft, as well as our Discord's Top 10 Battle Songs. (0:00) - Intro (2:03) - Eternal Strands Reveal (15:05) - Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story Impressions (39:55) - Open Roads Impressions (49:33) - Discord Top 10 and Game Recommendations (1:14:11) - Monaco 2 Preview (1:24:58) - Windblown (1:29:35) - Also This Week (1:52:56) - L&R: Any Game Art? (2:01:57) - L&R: Reviving Dead Console Features (2:11:56) - L&R: Faithful Throwbacks (2:19:53) - Bets (2:24:48) - Closing
4/7/20242 hours, 29 minutes, 59 seconds
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Spring Game Preview - Easy Allies Podcast - Mar 29, 2024

Ep 416 - Spring is in the air as we look forward to see which new games are just around the corner. We share our thoughts on the Stellar Blade demo, Pepper Grinder, and Princess Peach. Plus, there's another new Marvel game announcement this week that goes full Overwatch. *Stellar Blade Preview Access Provided by PlayStation (0:00) - Intro (1:47) - April Game Preview (45:59) - Stellar Blade Demo Impressions (53:30) - May Game Preview (1:21:01) - Pepper Grinder Impressions (1:34:32) - June Game Preview (1:55:41) - Princess Peach: Showtime! Impressions (2:17:21) - Also This Week (2:31:23) - L&R: Best Time to Announce Microtransactions (2:41:19) - L&R Game: Hall of 8s (2:48:14) - L&R: Back to Basics (2:53:00) - Bets (2:58:17) - Closing Games discussed in this episode: Saviorless Sons of Valhalla Children of the Sun Broken Roads Ereban: Shadow Legacy Harold Halibut Life Eater Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide No Rest for the Wicked Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Lunar Lander Beyond Phantom Fury Tales of Kenzera: ZAU Another Crab's Treasure Demon Slayer - Sweep the Board POOLS Sand Land Yolk Heroes: A Long Tamago Abiotic Factor Endless Ocean Luminous Indika Animal Well Crow Country Surmount Homeworld 3 Paper Trail Hauntii Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door World of Goo 2 Destiny 2: The Final Shape Blockbuster, Inc. Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance #BLUD Still Wakes the Deep Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble Luigi's Mansion 2 HD
3/31/20243 hours, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Dragon, A Ronin, and A Unicorn - Easy Allies Podcast - Mar 22, 2024

Ep 415 - It's a huge week as we finally get to gush about Dragon's Dogma 2, Rise of the Ronin, and Unicorn Overlord. We get our first look at Amy Hennig's Marvel game with Captain America and Black Panther. Plus tons of GDC announcements and more. *Rise of the Ronin provided by PlayStation. (0:00) - Intro (2:13) - Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra (10:36) - More GDC News (28:37) - Dragon's Dogma 2 Impressions (1:05:34) - Future Games Show Highlights (1:23:58) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:28:35) - Rise of the Ronin Impressions (1:55:54) - February Sales Report (2:12:28) - Unicorn Overlord Impressions (2:36:26) - Also This Week (2:53:20) - L&R: Dragon's Dogma Pawns (2:57:45) - L&R: I Need to Talk to Someone (3:04:40) - L&R Game: Can It... Super Mario? (3:13:45) - Bets (3:22:40) - Closing Use code ALLIES at https://incogni.com/ALLIES to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan. Go to https://www.shopify.com/allies for a one-dollar-per-month trial period to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.
3/24/20243 hours, 26 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is It Cheating If You’re Alone? w/ HipHopGamer - Easy Allies Podcast - Mar 15, 2024

Ep 414 - HipHopGamer is finally in the house for our longest episode ever, with no shortage of stories, as we talk about using cheat software, the new studios, Contra, Outcast, Pools, and more. (0:00) - Intro (2:05) - Get to Know HipHopGamer (39:19) - Is It Cheating If You're Alone? (1:17:17) - Triple A or Triple I? (1:52:42) - POOLS (1:58:14) - Contra: Operation Galuga Impressions (2:09:29) - Outcast - A New Beginning Impressions (2:36:09) - Also This Week (3:00:50) - L&R: Favorite Soundtracks (3:15:07) - L&R Game: And the Other One? (3:28:11) - L&R Game: Dragon Ball or Mixed Drink? (3:32:28) - Bets (3:39:05) - Closing
3/17/20243 hours, 46 minutes, 25 seconds
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That Xbox Show Was Better Than You Think - Easy Allies Podcast - Mar 8, 2024

Ep 413 - The games at this week's Xbox Partner Preview are even better after getting a closer look. We share our thoughts on The Outlast Trials and Slave Zero X, we check out our patrons' Top 10 Detectives, and we shake our heads at the mess Warner Bros. is leaving in its wake. *The Wrong Question was submitted by Andy Schreiner. (0:00) - Intro (1:33) - The Wrong Question (3:47) - Unknown 9: Awakening Preview (17:27) - Xbox Partner Preview (1:10:46) - The Outlast Trials Impressions (1:23:58) - Live Service vs Life Eater (1:35:11) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:37:11) - Patrons' Top 10 Detectives in Games (1:49:14) - Slave Zero X Impressions (1:58:54) - Also This Week (2:13:05) - L&R: Why the Spoilers? (2:18:52) - L&R: Nintendo is in the Same Race (2:24:02) - L&R Game: Identify the Smash Trophy (2:29:59) - Bets (2:37:28) - Closing Go to https://www.shopify.com/allies for a one-dollar-per-month trial period to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.
3/10/20242 hours, 44 minutes, 8 seconds
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No Rest For the Layoffs - Easy Allies Podcast - Mar 1, 2024

Ep 412 - The year's historic round of layoffs hits harder this week as PlayStation and EA make massive cuts. Meanwhile, we check out Balatro, No Rest for the Wicked, and the Splatoon 3 DLC, speculate on that new Pokemon announcement, and go through January sales. (0:00) - Intro (1:52) - Balatro Impressions (15:23) - Pokemon Presents (36:07) - No Rest for the Wicked Preview (48:33) - January Sales Report (1:06:03) - Splatoon 3: Side Order Impressions (1:17:22) - Layoffs at PlayStation, EA, and More (1:44:33) - Also This Week (1:51:35) - L&R: Is Another Crash Coming? (2:04:01) - L&R: A Lull in the Generation (2:19:05) - L&R: Dream Reimaginings (2:26:42) - Bets (2:32:42) - Closing
3/3/20242 hours, 41 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nintendo Directly Shadowed by FF VII Rebirth - Easy Allies Podcast - Feb 23, 2024

Ep 411 - We recap the fabled Nintendo Direct with its Xbox titles and shadow drops, share our hands-on thoughts on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and check out the Elden Ring DLC trailer. Plus, impressions on Ultros, Pacific Drive, Bloodworth's trip to DICE, and more. (0:00) - Intro (2:16) - The Wrong Question (5:01) - Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase (1:00:02) - The Four Xbox Multiplatform Games (1:02:30) - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Impressions (1:24:57) - Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree (1:33:55) - Ultros Impressions (1:48:38) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:50:22) - Pacific Drive Impressions (2:08:30) - Bloodworth at DICE (2:30:35) - Also This Week (2:40:51) - L&R: Beautiful Consoles, Ugly Consoles (2:47:39) - L&R: Wait for GTA? (2:56:46) - L&R: Late Coming Expansions (2:59:12) - Bets (3:04:25) - Closing Go to https://www.shopify.com/allies for a one-dollar-per-month trial period to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.
2/25/20243 hours, 7 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Real Xbox News w/ Janet Garcia - Easy Allies Podcast - Feb 16, 2024

Ep 410 - Janet Garcia joins us to discuss Xbox's multiplatform plans. Don raises the black flag for Skull & Bones. Plus we have impressions for Helldivers 2, Banishers, Islands of Insight, and more. *Helldivers 2 Provided by PlayStation (0:00) - Skull & Bones Pirate Radio (10:46) - Intro (14:28) - Get to Know Janet (22:12) - The Real Xbox News (55:06) - Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden Impressions (1:08:50) - Islands of Insight Impressions (1:19:49) - Helldivers 2 Impressions (1:37:19) - Also This Week (2:04:13) - L&R: Games Connected with Loved Ones (2:17:03) - L&R: Idle Animations (2:19:43) - L&R: No-Hit Playthrough (2:27:56) - L&R Game: Lost in Translation (2:33:00) - Bets (2:40:26) - Closing
2/18/20242 hours, 45 minutes, 3 seconds
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - The Road to Rebirth (Sponsored)

In this special discussion, sponsored by Square Enix, we look back at our anticipation and memories for the release of the original Final Fantasy VII, the teases and explosive hype of FF VII Remake, and the journey leading up to FF VII Rebirth. #ad https://bit.ly/EasyAllies_FF7R Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmQYh1Af9hY
2/14/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds
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Is Xbox Done with Exclusives? - Easy Allies Podcast - Feb 9, 2024

Ep 409 - We examine what the future could hold if Xbox starts porting first party games to PS5 and Switch, Tim Schafer stops in to tell us what's new with Day of the Devs, and we've got fresh impressions of some recent and upcoming releases. (0:00) - Opening (1:51) - The Wrong Question (5:41) - Is Xbox Done with Exclusives? (32:50) - Tales of Kenzera: ZAU Impressions (39:53) - Tim Schafer Day of the Devs Chat (55:55) - Nintendo Financial Report (1:07:50) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:09:53) - Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior Impressions (1:19:02) - Suicide Squad Check-In (1:23:23) - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Check-In (1:28:51) - Also This Week (1:43:12) - L&R: Lost Media (1:50:27) - L&R: Subscription Usefulness (1:59:55) - L&R: The Expense of Exclusivity (2:03:49) - Bets (2:11:03) - Closing Go to https://www.shopify.com/allies for a one-dollar-per-month trial period to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.
2/11/20242 hours, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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Kojima is Taking Us Back to the Beach - Easy Allies Podcast - Feb 2, 2024

Ep 408 - Death Stranding 2 has our heads spinning with possibilities and it's just one of several great games in this week's State of Play. Meanwhile, we share our thoughts on Suicide Squad, Persona 3 Reload, Penny's Big Breakaway, and more. (0:00) - Opening (1:25) - Death Stranding 2 and PHYSINT (17:12) - Suicide Squad Impressions (35:48) - The Rest of State of Play (1:20:05) - Silent Hill: The Short Message Impressions (1:26:58) - Patrons' Top 10 Eating / Drinking Establishments in Games (1:34:22) - Persona 3 Reload Impressions (1:46:10) - Penny's Big Breakaway Preview (1:55:55) - Deus Ex Canceled Again (2:08:54) - Also This Week (2:20:54) - Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 (2:26:23) - L&R: Positive Suicide Squad Takeaways (2:30:27) - L&R: RPG Romance (2:41:05) - L&R: Best Starter Weapons (2:44:25) - Bets (2:49:16) - Closing
2/4/20242 hours, 52 minutes, 18 seconds
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Games in 2024 Are Already Insane w/ Mitch Saltzman - Easy Allies Podcast - Jan 26, 2024

Ep 407 - This week we're joined by Mitch Saltzman to chat about the fantastic duo of Tekken 8 and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, the unbelievable success and controversy of Palworld, Suicide Squad seasonal updates, and more. (0:00) - Opening (1:52) - The Wrong Question (4:07) - Catching Up with Mitch (7:15) - Tekken 8 (38:40) - Palworld Skyrocketing Sales and Controversies (1:10:00) - Suicide Squad - The Joker is Back (1:22:58) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:24:57) - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (1:45:56) - Layoffs at Xbox, Blizzard, Riot, and More (1:56:21) - Also This Week (2:07:44) - L&R: Favorite LAD Mini-Games (2:09:21) - L&R: Limits on Early Access (2:13:27) - L&R: Old Game, New Levels (2:15:39) - Bets (2:22:19) - Closing Go to https://www.shopify.com/allies for a one-dollar-per-month trial period to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.
1/28/20242 hours, 28 minutes, 45 seconds
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Indiana Jones, Xbox, and No Return w/ Brandon Jones - Easy Allies Podcast - Jan 19, 2024

Ep 406 - Xbox gives a closer look at their 2024 lineup, including Indiana Jones, and we bring in Brandon Jones to chat about everything we saw. Plus, we share our thoughts on the new roguelite mode in The Last of Us, Warframe, December sales, and more. *The Last of Us Part II Remastered Provided by Playstation (0:00) - Opening (2:14) - The Wrong Question (4:19) - Indiana Jones and The Great Circle (36:08) - Avowed (48:52) - Hellblade 2 (57:46) - Visions of Mana (1:10:06) - Ara: History Untold (1:23:26) - The Last of Us Part II Remastered (1:47:46) - Warframe (2:01:35) - Dec and 2023 Sales Reports (2:24:06) - Momodora: Moonlit Farewell (2:36:53) - Also This Week (2:49:46) - L&R: Vaporware Awards (2:51:44) - L&R: Anticipation for 2024 (2:55:44) - L&R Game: 2023 Reactions (3:03:46) - Bets (3:13:22) - Closing
1/21/20243 hours, 18 minutes, 34 seconds
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New Year, New Show - Easy Allies Podcast - Jan 12, 2024

Ep 405 - It's time to shake up the format a bit as we fold more gameplay impressions into the podcast, starting with thoughts on Prince of Persia and Pacific Drive, as well as some of the crazier stories coming from CES. (0:00) - Opening (3:15) - The Wrong Question (7:43) - Switch 2 in September? (13:47) - Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (32:03) - Pacific Drive Preview (49:28) - Bloodworth's Zelda Diaries (57:35) - A Word From Our Sponsors (59:35) - Lies of P (1:08:55) - Sony's CES Press Conference (1:22:45) - New Hardware Announcements (1:29:26) - Also This Week (1:42:27) - L&R: Another Xbox Shadow Drop? (1:46:54) - L&R: Opportunity Cost (1:51:22) - L&R Game: Gonna Take You for a Ride! (1:59:58) - Bets (2:17:49) - Closing Go to https://www.shopify.com/allies for a one-dollar-per-month trial period to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.
1/14/20242 hours, 22 minutes, 9 seconds
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Winter Game Preview - Easy Allies Podcast - Jan 5, 2024

Ep 404 - After a December lull, the wave of games comes crashing back in the new year. Join as we chat about what we're looking forward to in the next three months, from Final Fantasy VII Rebirth to Dragon's Dogma 2, and many more! (0:00) - Opening (2:33) - Corrections (5:07) - Holiday Catch-Up (15:09) - January Game Preview (38:05) - February Game Preview (1:27:39) - March Game Preview (1:48:58) - Also This Week (1:57:22) - L&R: Gaming Catharsis (2:00:36) - L&R: Future of EZA Reviews (2:02:24) - L&R: AAA Release Dates (2:11:21) - Bets (2:13:10) - Or Wars (2:20:36) - Closing Games Featured This Episode: Momodora: Moonlit Farewell Bulletstorm VR Turnip Boy Robs A Bank Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Another Code: Recollection The Last of Us Part II Remastered Howl Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy Unforetold: Witchstone (Early Access) Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth Tekken 8 Granblue Fantasy: Relink Persona 3 Reload Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Helldivers II Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden Fight Crab 2 Ultros Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore Solium Infernum Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Mario vs Donkey Kong Skull and Bones The Thaumaturge Last Epoch Slave Zero X Nightingale Open Roads Pacific Drive Sons of the Forest Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster Final Fantasy VII Rebirth The Outlast Trials Homeworld 3 Unicorn Overlord Outcast - A New Beginning Alone in the Dark Dragon's Dogma 2 Princess Peach: Showtime! Rise of the Ronin South Park: Snow Day
1/7/20242 hours, 22 minutes, 40 seconds
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2023 Year In Review - Easy Allies Podcast - Dec 29, 2023

Ep 403 - 2023 was an amazing year for game releases and a terrible year of layoffs. We look back on many of this year's big announcements and wish Bradley Ellis a fond farewell in his final episode. (0:00) - Opening (2:44) - Unending Layoffs (16:14) - 2023 in Review: Jan - Mar (39:54) - 2023 in Review: Apr - Jun (1:08:34) - 2023 in Review: Jul - Sep (1:35:47) - 2023 in Review: Oct - Dec (1:52:03) - L&R: Impactful Trends and Industry Resolutions (1:59:02) - L&R: Easy Allies in 2024 (2:10:32) - L&R: Last Signs of Life (2:22:01) - L&R: What's Up with the 55 Meme? (2:24:31) - Or Wars (2:30:45) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
12/31/20232 hours, 37 minutes, 17 seconds
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Love & Respect Special - Easy Allies Podcast - Dec 22, 2023

Ep 402 - In our annual tradition, we take a full episode to respond to your questions, games, and comments as we get ready for the holiday break. (0:00) - Opening (1:50) - Gaming Gifts (7:21) - Brad Appreciation Post (8:31) - 2024 Anticipated Games (13:20) - Return of the King (17:53) - Game: Does It Rumble? (27:16) - Underappreciated E3 Moments (34:13) - More Great Years in Gaming (52:15) - Horror Tips for Scaredy Cats (54:15) - Better With An Audience? (58:39) - Samsung Gaming Hub with Game Pass (1:02:39) - Game: Complete, Keep, Delete (1:08:10) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:10:18) - Huber Hosting Shout Out (1:10:42) - Game on Your Favorite Movie (1:14:39) - Christmas Gifts You Didn't Get (1:20:58) - Game Recommendations for New Parents (1:23:58) - Game: Smaller Map Size (1:28:41) - One of These Days Or Sorry Folks (1:35:11) - Best Year for DLC (1:38:12) - Baldur's Gate III Updates (1:42:56) - Game: The Price is Relatively Correct (1:51:48) - Or Wars (1:57:02) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
12/24/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 24 seconds
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E3: Kill Confirmed - Easy Allies Podcast - Dec 15, 2023

Ep 401 - After years of struggles E3 officially calls it quits. Meanwhile, we get Brad's thoughts on the new details released by Atlus for Metaphor: ReFantazio, Huber and Don talk Avatar, and it's time for the November sales report. (0:00) - Opening (2:27) - Corrections (5:40) - E3 is Dead, Officially (35:52) - An Extended Look at Metaphor: ReFantazio (43:19) - November Sales Report (58:04) - Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Impressions (1:17:35) - Also This Week (1:26:00) - L&R: Gamer Archetypes (1:30:09) - L&R: Infiltration Mission (1:33:10) - L&R Game: The Sequel is Always Worse (1:41:52) - Time for Bets (1:47:17) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
12/17/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 14 seconds
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Game Awards Special! w/ Kyle and Brandon - Easy Allies Podcast - Dec 8, 2023

Ep 400 - It's Game Awards night and our 400th episode! So what better way to celebrate than to bring in some old friends? (0:00) - Opening (2:21) - Catching Up w/ Kyle and Brandon (6:36) - Grand Theft Auto VI (32:06) - The Game Awards Announcements (2:17:02) - A Word From Our Sponsors (2:18:32) - The Awards Winners (2:32:07) - Also This Week (2:45:42) - L&R: Favorite Podcast Moments (2:51:15) - L&R: Rockstar Studio Perceptions (2:58:01) - L&R Game: Two Truths and a Lie (3:07:34) - Time for Bets (3:19:00) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a $1-per-month trial period.
12/10/20233 hours, 21 minutes, 20 seconds
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PC Gaming is in Lethal Company - Easy Allies Podcast - Dec 1, 2023

Ep 399 - A week before The Game Awards, the reveals are starting to trickle in with Dragon's Dogma 2 and The PC Gaming Showcase. Plus, we check out Lethal Company and our patrons' picks for Top 10 Dysfunctional Families. (0:00) - Opening (1:48) - Corrections (4:08) - Dragon's Dogma 2 Showcase (12:12) - PC Gaming Show Highlights (49:17) - Beyond Good & Evil Leaked and Pulled (53:21) - A Word From Our Sponsors (55:56) - Lethal Company (1:04:17) - Top 10 Dysfunctional Families in Games (1:12:03) - Fallout TV Show Update (1:20:38) - Also This Week (1:33:54) - L&R: GOTY Fight (1:38:19) - L&R: Best Companions of 2023 (1:40:55) - L&R: PlayStation Asian Expansion (1:46:30) - Time for Bets (1:52:06) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
12/3/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 9 seconds
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Top Turkeys of 2023 - Easy Allies Podcast - Nov 22, 2023

Ep 398 - The Last of Us Part II Remastered gets revealed a little earlier than planned. However, Nier apparently isn't coming any time soon. For the main course, though, it's time to name our Top Turkeys of the year.  (0:00) - Opening (2:08) - Corrections (4:01) - The Last of Us Part II Remastered (18:37) - NieR is FaR (22:34) - Top Turkeys of 2023 (1:20:08) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:22:15) - Nakwon: Last Paradise Gameplay (1:30:04) - Also This Week (1:34:54) - L&R: Side Projects Only (1:38:06) - L&R: Thanksgiving Gaming (1:42:15) - L&R: RPG Thankfulness (1:45:51) - Time for Bets (1:50:22) - Closing  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
11/26/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Game Awards Nominees Are In - Easy Allies Podcast - Nov 17, 2023

Ep 397 - This year's Game Awards contenders have been announced, so we share our thoughts on where the year lies so far. Plus, we check out the latest Nintendo Indies and get updated on the October sales report. (0:00) - Opening (1:31) - Corrections (3:43) - The Game Awards Nominees (1:08:48) - Nintendo Indie World Highlights (1:21:22) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:24:13) - October Sales Report (1:35:20) - Genki Gear Impressions (1:43:47) - Layoffs This Week (1:47:13) - Also This Week (1:59:51) - L&R: Favorite Fighting Game Characters (2:05:07) - L&R: TGA Layoffs Statement (2:08:16) - L&R Game: Mario Kart or Wario Fart? (2:13:55) - Time for Bets (2:19:13) - Closing Go to http://factormeals.com/allies50 and use code allies50 to get 50% off. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
11/19/20232 hours, 20 minutes, 34 seconds
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Zelda Goes to the Movies - Easy Allies Podcast - Nov 10, 2023

Ep 396 - Can a live action Zelda movie actually work? We weigh our thoughts on the subject before examining Nintendo's latest numbers, speculating on GTA VI, and imagining barbecue with Phil Spencer. (0:00) - Opening (2:44) - Corrections (4:12) - Zelda Movie in Production (29:02) - Nintendo Financial Report (39:02) - GTA VI Trailer Incoming (57:02) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:00:55) - Blizzard Escapes Activision's Reign (1:15:23) - WB Shifting to Live Service Games (1:31:26) - Also This Week (1:43:33) - L&R: Don't Skip, 2023 Edition (1:48:45) - L&R: Pointless Mass Effect Teaser (1:54:30) - L&R Game: Screwy Synonyms and Awful Antonyms (1:59:50) - Time for Bets (2:04:39) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a $1-per-month trial period.
11/12/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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Are Your Controllers Xbox Approved? - Easy Allies Podcast - Nov 3, 2023

Ep 395 - Xbox is banning controllers, Bungie has some nasty layoffs, Brad checks out Persona 5 Tactica, and we try to sort out the trainwreck of Silent Hill: Ascension. 0:00 - Opening 1:40 - Corrections 4:31 - Xbox is Banning Third Party Controllers 14:36 - Remedy Updates 23:29 - Bungie Layoffs Mess 41:30 - A Word From Our Sponsors 44:14 - Top 10 Game Over Screens 53:55 - Silent Hill: Ascension Impressions 1:14:30 - Persona 5 Tactica Impressions 1:23:18 - Also This Week 1:34:52 - L&R: Let the Player Play 1:37:36 - L&R: Good Lookin' Food 1:39:32 - L&R Game: Choose a Door 1:46:39 - Time for Bets 1:51:23 - Closing Go to https://hensonshaving.com and enter ALLIES at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.) This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
11/5/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 54 seconds
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Alan Wake 2 Takes Remedy to the Next Level - Easy Allies Podcast - Oct 27, 2023

Ep 394 - Damiani's moving day approaches, so we celebrate with some fun Damiani facts, Xbox shows off some cool third-party trailers, and Huber tells us why Alan Wake 2 is so great. (0:00) - Opening (1:26) - Corrections (3:36) - Damiani's Moving Day (17:51) - PS5 Disc Drive Needs Internet (22:14) - Xbox Partner Preview (42:47) - Alan Wake 2 Impressions (51:52) - Mini-Sales Update (55:17) - Also This Week (1:04:36) - L&R: Mario Controls Make No Sense (1:14:09) - L&R: Is Nintendo Cursed? (1:19:10) - L&R Game: A Frankenstein-ien Monstrosity (1:25:08) - Time for Bets (1:31:27) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
10/29/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 37 seconds
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Talking Horror Games w/ Brandon Jones - Easy Allies Podcast - Oct 20, 2023

Ep 393 - It's the spooky season, and Brandon Jones is back to talk about the haunting new book he's written as well as a bunch of horror game announcements, Microsoft buying Activision, September sales, and more. (0:00) - Opening (1:46) - Corrections (3:18) - Catching Up with Brandon (18:10) - Activision is Finally Part of Xbox (51:00) - Horror Game Announcements (1:18:29) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:20:30) - September Sales Report (1:34:06) - Also This Week (1:45:00) - L&R: Cool in School? (1:52:07) - L&R: Creators Return (1:55:58) - L&R Game: Spider Power or Milk Turned Sour? (2:00:40) - L&R: Frustrating Traffic (2:05:06) - Time for Bets (2:09:41) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
10/22/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 37 seconds
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Slimmer PS5, Fatter Price - Easy Allies Podcast - Oct 13, 2023

Ep 392 - The long-rumored replacement models for the PlayStation 5 have been revealed, Kamiya's going to the unemployment center in his Lamborghini, and we consider when it's ok to save-scum. (0:00) - Opening (1:37) - Corrections (3:33) - New PS5 Models Revealed (18:34) - PS5 Cloud Streaming (25:05) - Why Did Kamiya Quit PlatinumGames? (40:18) - A Word From Our Sponsors (42:10) - Have You Heard About The Alters? (51:01) - Also This Week (1:13:38) - L&R: Can't Get Into Indies? (1:22:35) - L&R: Reloading Save Files (1:27:52) - L&R Game: Do You Feel Old Yet? (1:31:41) - Time for Bets (1:37:23) - Closing Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a $1-per-month trial period. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
10/15/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 41 seconds
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Wii U and 3DS Signing Off - Easy Allies Podcast - Oct 6, 2023

Ep 391 - Nintendo is closing down online services for Wii U and 3DS next April. Plus, we debate the status of The Last of Us multiplayer game after reported layoffs, give spooky game recommendations for October, and check out our patrons' Top 10 Swords. (0:00) - Opening (1:26) - Corrections (4:09) - Online Play Ending for Wii U and 3DS (25:26) - Naughty Dog Layoffs / Last of Us Multiplayer (41:20) - Hyenas Was Sega's Most Expensive Game Ever (48:09) - A Word From Our Sponsors (50:23) - Spooky Game Recommendations (1:02:24) - Top 10 Swords (1:13:25) - Also This Week (1:33:19) - L&R: Best Game, Bad First Impression (1:39:04) - L&R Game: Fastest Any Percent Speed Runs (1:46:59) - L&R: Dragon Age VS Witcher Expectations (1:51:25) - Time for Bets (1:56:32) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
10/8/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 58 seconds
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Fall Game Preview - Easy Allies Podcast - Sep 29, 2023

Ep 390 - Mario, Sonic, Spider-Man, Alan Wake, Forza, RoboCop, Avatar -- there's a ton of games coming out this fall, and it's time to buckle in and talk about what we're looking forward to the most. (0:00) - Opening (1:56) - Corrections (4:42) - October Game Preview (1:11:50) - November Game Preview (1:45:35) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:50:18) - December Game Preview (1:58:32) - August Sales Report (2:05:54) - Also This Week - Jim Ryan Retiring (2:10:21) - Hideki Kamiya Leaving PlatinumGames (2:12:54) - Epic Layoffs (2:20:06) - More Also This Week (2:24:27) - L&R: In Defense of Starfield (2:29:17) - L&R: Celebrity Actors in Games (2:33:52) - L&R Game: Role Models (2:43:32) - Time for Bets (2:48:25) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://hensonshaving.com and enter ALLIES at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.) Games in this episode: Disgaea 7 The Lamplighters League Station to Station Worldless Assassin's Creed Mirage Front Mission 2: Remake Wargroove 2 Detective Pikachu Returns NHL 24 Forza Motorsport Lords of the Fallen Sonic Superstars Wizard With A Gun Hellboy Web of Wyrd The 7th Guest VR Chaos on Wheels (Early Access) Endless Dungeon Gangs of Sherwood Gargoyles Remastered Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged Jackbox Party Pack 10 Warhammer Vermintide II: Necromancer Spider-Man 2 Super Mario Bros. Wonder Cities Skylines 2 The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Volume 1 Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord Ghostrunner 2 Alan Wake 2 Jusant Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story RoboCop: Rogue City Star Ocean: The Second Story R The Talos Principle 2 Thirsty Suitors Vampire: The Masquerade - Justice (VR) EA Sports WRC Ebenezer and The Invisible World WarioWare: Move It! The Invincible Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Turok 3 Flashback 2 Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Persona 5 Tactica Super Mario RPG Jurassic Park Collection Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince SteamWorld Build Extremely Powerful Capybaras Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, MD Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader
10/1/20232 hours, 55 minutes, 30 seconds
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Xbox Leaks and TGS Highlights - Easy Allies Podcast - Sep 22, 2023

Ep 389 - Xbox accidentally released plans for new consoles, release schedules, and much more. Meanwhile, Suda and Swery are teaming up for a time-looping slasher, and we check out a few of the more interesting reveals from Tokyo Game Show. 0:00 - Opening 2:27 - Corrections 3:40 - Hotel Barcelona - Swery X Suda 15:54 - TGS Round-Up 39:19 - A Word From Our Sponsors 41:58 - Xbox Leaks 1:11:38 - Also This Week 1:23:42 - L&R: Wish I'd Go Back 1:27:26 - L&R: Is 2023 Bad for Devs? 1:34:44 - L&R Game: MK1 or SF6? 1:38:32 - Time for Bets 1:43:02 - Closing Go to http://factormeals.com/allies50 and use code allies50 to get 50% off. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today. TGS Games Discussed: Hotel Barcelona Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi Persona 3 Reload Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth Sonic Superstars Rusty Rabbit
9/23/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nintendo and Sony Shows w/ Trisha Hershberger - Easy Allies Podcast - Sep 15, 2023

Ep 388 - Nintendo and Sony both dropped new showcases on the same day, and our friend Trisha Hershberger drops by to help us sort through the highlights, from Princess Peach to the amazing new look at Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. (0:00) - Opening (1:53) - Corrections (4:06) - Get to Know Trisha Hershberger (10:39) - Nintendo Direct (46:33) - State of Play (1:11:52) - A Word From Our Sponsors (1:14:32) - Unity's Big Mess (1:24:17) - Also This Week (1:39:27) - L&R: How Can You Finish Games? (1:47:26) - L&R Game: Fuse-em-Haa! (1:52:06) - L&R: Will Mobile Make Handheld Obsolete? (1:57:18) - Time for Bets (2:01:42) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a $1 per month trial period. Games Discussed: Princess Peach: Showtime! Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door F-Zero 99 Mario vs. Donkey Kong Super Mario RPG Mario Kart 8 - Booster Course Pass Wave 6 Splatoon 3 DLC - Side Order Unicorn Overlord Contra: Operation Galuga Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft Another Code: Recollection Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Resident Evil 4 - VR, Separate Ways Spider-Man 2 Tales of Arise - Beyond the Dawn Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord
9/17/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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FF XVI DLC Dreams and Bloodlines 2 is Alive - Easy Allies Podcast - Sep 8, 2023

Ep 387 - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been secretly overhauled by a new developer, E3 shambles its way through undeath, we speculate on Final Fantasy XVI DLC, and we tell tales from our trip to Super Nintendo World. (0:00) - Opening (3:36) - Corrections (9:50) - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Full Overhaul (20:03) - 2 DLC or Not DLC - FF XVI and Zelda (48:54) - E3 Shambles Along (1:23:53) - A Day at Super Nintendo World (1:46:13) - Switch 2 Behind Closed Doors at Gamescom (1:50:57) - Also This Week (2:04:52) - L&R: Impact of Endings (2:12:21) - L&R Game: Lost in Translation (2:20:44) - L&R: What Should Become a Telltale Game? (2:23:13) - Time for Bets (2:28:14) - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
9/10/20232 hours, 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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Just How Essential is PlayStation Plus? - Easy Allies Podcast - Sep 1, 2023

Ep 386 - Sony's making a massive price hike to PlayStation Plus, Super Mario Bros. Wonder continues to impress, and Embracer shuts down the studio behind Saints Row. (0:00) - Opening (1:47) - Corrections (4:44) - Super Mario Bros. Wonder (20:21) - PlayStation Plus Price Hike (40:28) - Volition Shuttered By Embracer Group (54:27) - A Word From Our Sponsors (57:03) - Top 10 Games to Play in One Night (1:07:42) - Bye Sweet Carole (1:15:30) - Also This Week (1:29:51) - L&R: Is October Geoff's Fault? (1:33:46) - L&R: Game Interrupted (1:36:15) - L&R Game: Signature Phrases (1:49:21) - Time for Bets (1:56:44) - Closing Go to https://hensonshaving.com and enter ALLIES at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.) This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
9/3/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Best News From Gamescom - Easy Allies Podcast - Aug 25, 2023

Ep 385 - Germany's putting on one of the world's biggest gaming shows, and we're flooded with announcements, trailers, and release dates. Meanwhile, Sony announces the price for PlayStation Portal, Xbox gets wraps, and Ubisoft joins the party with MS and Activision. 0:00 - Opening 1:52 - Corrections 3:45 - Gamescom Opening Night Live 44:21 - Future Games Show and More from Gamescom 1:15:54 - PlayStation Portal 1:25:51 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:30:14 - July Sales Report 1:38:17 - Ubisoft Joins the Microsoft Activision Party 1:44:29 - Also This Week 1:59:08 - L&R: Don't Sleep On It! 2:05:12 - L&R: 3D on 3DS 2:08:47 - L&R Game: Charles Martinet Characters 2:13:31 - Time for Bets 2:20:18 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Don’t miss One Piece on Netflix on August 31.
8/27/20232 hours, 26 minutes, 26 seconds
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Is Call of Duty Going Immersive Sim? - Easy Allies Podcast - Aug 18, 2023

Ep 384 - THQ Nordic told us about a bunch of games they're working on, including a sick TMNT adaptation, Call of Duty is giving players options, and Microsoft is shutting down the storefront for the Xbox 360. 0:00 - Opening 2:04 - Corrections 6:01 - THQ Nordic Showcase 31:15 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III 40:42 - A Word From Our Sponsors 42:35 - Xbox 360 Store Closing 52:17 - Xbox: 8 Strikes and You're Out! 1:02:57 - Also This Week 1:08:49 - L&R: "It's Just a Movie" 1:24:38 - L&R: Role-playing habits 1:28:22 - L&R: The Next 3D Mario 1:32:14 - L&R Game: Um, Actually 1:46:22 - Time for Bets 1:52:06 - Closing  Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a $1 per month trial period. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
8/20/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why is Baldur’s Gate 3 So Good? - Easy Allies Podcast - Aug 11, 2023

Ep 383 - Bloodworth is back and needs to know why Baldur's Gate 3 is lighting up the charts. Meanwhile, Red Dead Redemption and Quake II both came back in very different ways, and we catch up on news from EVO. 0:00 - Opening 1:36 - Corrections 5:53 - Read Dead Redemption and Quake II Return 23:46 - Why Is Baldur’s Gate 3 So Good? 47:01 - Alien in Dead by Daylight 51:18 - EVO Announcements Roundup 1:21:26 - Also This Week 1:40:00 - L&R: Gaming Inspirations 1:49:55 - L&R Game: Franchises vs Switch Games 1:58:25 - L&R: Elder Scrolls and Fallout Memories 2:02:54 - Time for Bets 2:10:13 - Closing  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
8/13/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Nintendo Hardware Rumors Strike Back! - Easy Allies Podcast - Aug 4, 2023

Ep 382 - The rumblings never stopped, but reports of the Switch successor might have some meat on their bones. Plus, Final Fantasy XIV is finally coming to Xbox, and that''s just the start! 0:00 - Opening 1:50 - Corrections 8:53 - Next-Gen Nintendo Rumors and Speculation 32:47 - Layoffs at Callisto Protocol Developer 44:19 - Final Fantasy XIV Coming to Xbox 58:40 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:02:16 - June Sales Report 1:21:30 - Also This Week 1:24:08 - L&R: Predictions Catch-Up 1:28:58 - L&R: Cozy Locations in Games 1:33:17 - L&R Game: Mass Effect Character Quiz 1:40:59 - Time for Bets 1:47:04 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://hensonshaving.com and enter ALLIES at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.)
8/6/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 11 seconds
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Get Shrekked! - Easy Allies Podcast - July 27, 2023

Ep 381 - Shrek and Boss Baby are in a kart racer together, Ubisoft canned a sequel to Immortals Fenyx Rising, and we go through our patrons' Top Ten Grunts.  0:00 - Opening 2:34 - Corrections 5:28 - DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing 13:34 - Immortals Fenyx Rising Sequel Cancelled 23:38 - Techland Bought By Tencent 30:35 - A Word From Our Sponsors 33:20 - Top Ten Grunts / Mooks / Minions 49:40 - Also This Week 1:21:05 - L&R: Physical Game Guides 1:28:22 - L&R: Forgotten Gems 1:33:16 - L&R: Opinions Changing Over Time 1:39:41 - Time for Bets 1:49:16 - Closing  Go to http://factormeals.com/allies50 and use code allies50 to get 50% off. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
7/30/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 39 seconds
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Get Our Spidey-Senses Tingling - Easy Allies Podcast - July 21, 2023

Ep 380 - Spider-Man 2 drops a new trailer from Comic Con as well as a shiny new PS5, Atlas Fallen shows off its combat, and we get some juicy details on the early development of the Pikmin series. 0:00 - Opening 2:10 - Corrections 5:03 - Spider-Man 2 Comic Con Update 16:03 - Pikmin 4 Developer Insights 34:36 - Xbox Live Gold is Dead 51:07 - Catching Up on Atlas Fallen  57:02 - A Word From Our Sponsors 58:47 - Microsoft - Activision Merger Updates 1:05:54 - Cross Platform Sales Mini-Update 1:08:09 - Also This Week 1:19:33 - L&R: Bringing Back Cut Content 1:24:40 - L&R: Countless Hours, No Reward 1:27:15 - L&R Game: Complete in Box 1:34:48 - Time for Bets 1:40:01 - Closing  Go to http://chime.com/allies to start building your credit. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
7/23/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fighting for Classic Games - Easy Allies Podcast - July 14, 2023

Ep 379 - EA's building a new studio for their Black Panther Game, and while classic games are disappearing at an alarming rate, Limited Run Games has announced a wave of surprising revivals. 0:00 - Opening 1:53 - Corrections 6:00 - Black Panther Game in the Works 12:29 - The Sobering State of Game Availability  27:39 - Surprises at the Limited Run Games Showcase 50:58 - A Word From Our Sponsors 54:30 - FTC vs MS - Down, But Not Out  1:11:24 - Also This Week 1:22:28 - L&R: Convincing Friend to Play a 7 1:27:15 - L&R: What's Next for Tomb Raider? 1:32:32 - L&R: First Party Swap 1:37:21 - Time for Bets 1:42:07 - Closing  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a $1 per month trial period.
7/16/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 52 seconds
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Summer Game Preview - Easy Allies Podcast - July 7, 2023

Ep 378 - It's time to check out what's coming over the next 3 months, from Pikmin to Starfield, and the number of potential GOTY nominees is overwhleming. Then we check out our patrons' Top 10 Castles. 0:00 - Opening 2:27 - Corrections 7:03 - Games of July 39:04 - Games of August 1:14:33 - Games of September 1:58:48 - Patrons' Top 10 Castles 2:07:35 - Also This Week 2:21:21 - L&R: What Would You Preserve? 2:28:50 - L&R: Indie Horror Preferences 2:35:19 - L&R: Release Date Choices 2:40:40 - Time for Bets 2:47:18 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today. Games in this episode: Oxenfree II Exoprimal Viewfinder Pikmin 4 Remnant II Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PC) Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons The Expanse - A Telltale Series Disney Illusion Island Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition Venba Baldur’s Gate III Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical WrestleQuest The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Goodbye, Volcano High Immortals of Aveum Blasphemous 2 Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Sea of Stars Under the Waves Starfield The Crew Motorfest Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster Lies of P Mortal Kombat 1 Witchfire (Early Access) Payday 3 Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Mineko’s Night Market Paleo Pines Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Cocoon
7/9/20232 hours, 48 minutes, 58 seconds
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AAAA Perfect Dark, T-Posing, and Courtroom Drama - Easy Allies Podcast - June 30, 2023

Ep 377 - Annapurna gives us a look at the creative new titles their partners have in the works, we get details on the muddy development of a AAAA Perfect Dark, we go over May sales, and try to keep up with recent developments in the Microsoft court case. 0:00 - Opening 1:58 - Corrections 6:18 - Annapurna Interactive Showcase 25:24 - Not So Perfect Dark 47:09 - May Sales Report 55:28 - A Word From Our Sponsors 58:05 - Bloober Team Parts With Psychological Horror 1:01:11 - Call of Duty Court 1:24:07 - Also This Week 1:32:57 - L&R: Left-Field Crossovers 1:40:45 - L&R: Too Long For Sequels 1:45:06 - L&R: Who Cursed Alan Wake? 1:49:24 - Time for Bets 1:58:29 - Closing Go to https://hensonshaving.com and enter ALLIES at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.) This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
7/2/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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Nintendo’s Wonder-ful Surprises - Easy Allies Podcast - June 23, 2023

Ep 376 - Nintendo is a bit late to the summer party, but they make up for it with a bundle of Mario goodness. Meanwhile, hearings in the Microsoft / Activision deal result in a string of enticing revelations. 0:00 - Opening 1:58 - Corrections 8:20 - Nintendo Direct 1:05:29 - Grasshopper Direct 1:11:36 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:16:03 - Press Release Me - Milk 1:19:32 - Microsoft / Activision Hearing Tidbits 1:28:30 - Also This Week 1:36:00 - L&R: GameCube Desires 1:41:51 - L&R: Guaranteed Hits 1:43:16 - L&R Game: Know the Germans 1:50:28 - Time for Bets 1:56:27 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to http://chime.com/allies to sign up for a Chime Checking Account today! Thanks to Chime for supporting the show. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a $1 per month trial period and take your business to the next level today.
6/25/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 33 seconds
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Xbox, Ubisoft, and Summer Game Fest Part 2 - Easy Allies Podcast - June 14, 2023

Ep 375 - It's end of the show delirium as we try to catch up on all the big announcements in the second of half of this summer's big events. 0:00 - Opening 2:35 - Xbox 41:59 - Starfield 1:07:16 - PC Gaming Show 1:38:08 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:42:30 - Ubisoft 2:11:11 - Capcom 2:14:55 - Also This Week 2:17:13 - L&R: The Future of SGF 2:28:43 - L&R: How to Showcase Gameplay 2:33:53 - L&R: Fable Essentials 2:37:17 - Time for Bets 2:45:49 - Closing Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get PayPal Honey for free. Go to https://hensonshaving.com and enter ALLIES at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.) This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
6/14/20232 hours, 50 minutes, 18 seconds
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Summer Game Fest Highlights w/ Kyle Bosman - Easy Allies Podcast - June 9, 2023

Ep 374 - Geoff Keighley kicks off the summer festivities with Mortal Kombat 1, Alan Wake 2, and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Plus, we check out Day of the Devs and Devolver. And oh yeah, Kyle is here. 0:00 - Opening 1:27 - Corrections 3:30 - What’s Kyle Doing Here? 6:02 - Summer Game Fest Kickoff 1:50:51 - Day of the Devs 2:07:23 - Devolver Direct 2:16:44 - Also This Week 2:26:03 - L&R: Traveling Games 2:29:57 - L&R: Hated Console Designs 2:34:33 - L&R: Unwanted Announcements 2:40:05 - Time for Bets 2:44:48 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
6/9/20232 hours, 46 minutes, 6 seconds
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What We Expect From Summer Game Fest - Easy Allies Podcast - June 2, 2023

Ep 373 - Summer Game Fest is coming quick. So, we sit down to share all our predictions on what we think will be there. Meanwhile, inside stories show rocky behind the scenes situations for The Last of Us multiplayer sequel and Redfall. 0:00 - Opening 2:20 - Corrections 4:03 - The Last of Us Multiplayer Delayed 16:14 - Summer Game Fest Expectations 1:07:25 - Meta Quest Showcase 1:25:45 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:27:29 - Patrons' Top 10 E3 Moments 1:37:52 - Redfall - What Went Wrong? 1:44:46 - Also This Week 1:56:17 - L&R: Microtransaction Blues 2:00:46 - L&R: Review Experience 2:05:36 - L&R Game: Final Fantasy Versus New Zealand 2:09:48 - Time for Bets 2:16:04 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
6/4/20232 hours, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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Did PlayStation Skip Its Own Showcase? - Easy Allies Podcast - May 26, 2023

Ep 372 - We go over the highs, the lows, and the games of this summer's PlayStation Showcase. 0:00 - Opening 1:29 - Corrections 4:14 - Where Was PlayStation in the PlayStation Showcase? 28:45 - PlayStation Studios Games: Fairgame$ 34:13 - Marathon 38:56 - Destiny 2: The Final Shape 41:28 - Concord 43:37 - Helldivers 2 48:08 - Spider-Man 2 55:53 - The Biggest 3rd Party Reveals: Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater 1:04:01 - Alan Wake 2 1:11:36 - Assassin's Creed Mirage 1:19:49 - Dragon's Dogma 2 1:24:35 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:29:30 - Personal Favorites: Sword of the Sea 1:33:24 - Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean 1:36:44 - The Talos Principle 2 1:42:28 - Ghostrunner 2 1:43:59 - Towers of Aghasba 1:47:00 - Warhammer Skulls 1:54:01 - Big Embracer Deal Falls Through 1:57:11 - Also This Week 2:01:54 - L&R: Did Sony Make Room for Xbox? 2:05:35 - L&R: Preview Events 2:15:58 - L&R Game: MK or Street Fighter? 2:20:25 - Time for Bets 2:24:45 - Closing Go to http://chime.com/allies to sign up for a Chime Checking Account today! Thanks to Chime for supporting the show. Go to http://factormeals.com/allies50 and use code allies50 to get 50% off your first box. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a $1 per month trial period and take your business to the next level today. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
5/28/20232 hours, 32 minutes
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Mortal Kombat Goes Back to 1 - Easy Allies Podcast - May 19, 2023

Ep 371 - Mortal Kombat has reset the timeline, Overwatch 2 is scrapping and recycling its PvE, and some heavy hitters dominated the top of the April sales charts. 0:00 - Opening 1:28 - Corrections 5:20 - Mortal Kombat 1 Revealed 20:57 - Overwatch 2 Scraps Hero Mode 28:09 - Microsoft Activision Merger Approved in EU 32:15 - A Word From Our Sponsors 34:08 - April Sales Report 44:11 - Humble Games Showcase Highlights 56:02 - Also This Week 1:07:57 - L&R: Big Wishes for Next Nintendo Console 1:12:23 - L&R: PlayStation Showcase Predictions 1:21:08 - L&R: Quit and Never Looked Back 1:23:37 - Time for Bets 1:29:24 - Closing  Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get PayPal Honey for free.  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
5/21/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 57 seconds
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Zelda Memories Before Tears - Easy Allies Podcast - May 12, 2023

Ep 370 - In the hours before Tears of the Kingdom, all we can think about is Zelda. We discuss our favorite Zelda memories, dig into some financial reports, and talk about Game Freak's new game announcement. 0:00 - Opening 2:12 - Corrections 5:54 - Game Freak's Project Bloom 13:47 - Summer Game Fest is Coming 22:15 - Zelda Memories 1:05:06 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:07:05 - Capcom Sales Report 1:10:04 - Nintendo Sales Report 1:23:33 - Also This Week 1:35:04 - L&R: Dead Rising Reboot Desires 1:39:50 - L&R: Video Game Catastrophes 1:46:43 - L&R Game: Kentucky Derby or RPG Skill Tree 1:55:29 - Time for Bets 2:02:11 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
5/14/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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Redfall Ignites Xbox Backlash - Easy Allies Podcast - May 5, 2023

Ep 369 - Redfall's reception has many questioning how Microsoft is handling its newly acquired studios. Meanwhile, Shadowman and Double Dragon are back and we get a closer look at the new Amnesia.  0:00 - Opening 1:34 - Corrections 4:21 - Shadowman: Darque Legacy 10:40 - Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons 17:30 - Redfall Ignites Xbox Backlash 45:55 - A Word From Our Sponsors 50:12 - PlayStation Sales Report  55:26 - Patrons' Top 10 Healing Items   1:09:15 - Amnesia: The Bunker Gameplay 1:18:54 - Also This Week 1:26:48 - L&R: Features Worth Copying 1:34:12 - L&R: Satisfying Puzzle Moments 1:36:49 - L&R Game: Review Quote Memory 1:39:39 - Time for Bets 1:46:42 - Closing  Go to https://hensonshaving.com and enter ALLIES at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.) This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
5/7/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 6 seconds
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Talking Armored Core w/ Mitch Saltzman - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 28, 2023

Ep 368 - IGN's Mitch Saltzman swings by to chat with us about Armored Core, Street Fighter, the UK blocking Microsoft's Activision acquisition, and more! 0:00 - Opening 2:20 - Corrections 6:47 - Meet Mitch 11:54 - Armored Core VI 30:39 - The UK Blocks Microsoft from Acquiring Activision 45:35 - Xbox Q3 Sales Report 55:37 - Funko Fusion 1:01:13 - Also This Week 1:13:12 - L&R: Small Game Movie Adaptations 1:17:52 - L&R: Smash Bros. Future 1:22:47 - L&R Game: Build a Street Fighter 1:29:22 - Time for Bets 1:34:23 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
4/30/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 50 seconds
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Street Fighter 6: Something for Everyone - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 21, 2023

Ep 367 - Street Fighter 6 shows off a ton of features, then drops a demo. Nintendo highlights some indies, and we question what it will take for Halo to pull out of its rough patch. 0:00 - Opening 1:51 - Corrections 3:10 - Street Fighter 6 Showcase and Demo 19:35 - The State of Halo 29:43 - Nintendo Indie World Highlights Plus 46:33 - A Word From Our Sponsors 48:30 - March Sales Report 55:10 - Dying Light 2 Gut Feeling Update 59:47 - Also This Week 1:10:55 - L&R: Holding Onto Physical Media 1:20:17 - L&R Game: FF / Zelda Crossover 1:31:52 - L&R: Mario Movie Sequel Casting 1:36:19 - Time for Bets 1:42:32 - Closing  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
4/23/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 47 seconds
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Zelda and Final Fantasy Face Off - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 14, 2023

Ep 366 - Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Final Fantasy XVI both have impressive showings this week. Nintendo announces a new public get-together for the US, and the release date for a video game musical is revealed with a live concert. 0:00 - Opening 2:03 - Corrections 4:38 - Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Trailer 24:25 - Final Fantasy XVI State of Play 40:30 - Nintendo Live 2023 in Seattle 1:00:42 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:03:00 - An Announcement Concert for a Game Musical 1:16:24 - Also This Week 1:36:28 - L&R: An Original Copy 1:40:19 - L&R: Remaking an Unsuccessful Game 1:45:42 - L&R: Malenia Invasion 1:47:56 - Time for Bets 1:56:13 - Closing  Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get PayPal Honey for free! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
4/16/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 17 seconds
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Spring Game Preview - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 7, 2023

Ep 365 - With Star Wars, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Diablo, and Street Fighter all coming soon, it's a packed few months. And that's just the start of it. 0:00 - Opening 2:23 - Corrections 5:22 - April Game Preview 42:46 - May Game Preview 1:13:06 - Patrons' Top 10 Shopkeepers 1:22:33 - June Game Preview 1:53:47 - Also This Week 2:03:53 - L&R: Why Customize? 2:07:09 - L&R Game: Resident Evil Sales 2:15:30 - L&R Game: A Simple Quiz 2:21:51 - Time for Bets 2:27:13 - Closing  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today. Games in this episode: Meet Your Maker Everspace 2  Ravenswatch Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Tron: Identity Ghostwire: Tokyo Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Disney Speedstorm The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story Minecraft Legends Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Stray Blade Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp Dead Island 2 Homestead Arcana Amanda the Adventurer Cassette Beasts Desta: The Memories Between Bramble: The Mountain King The Last Case of Benedict Fox Live A Live Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Redfall Darkest Dungeon II The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Amnesia: The Bunker Endless Dungeon LEGO 2K Drive Miasma Chronicles The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (still not officially delayed) System Shock Street Fighter 6 We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie Diablo IV Goodbye Volcano High Park Beyond Aliens: Dark Descent Crash Team Rumble Final Fantasy XVI Sonic Origins Plus Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Ghost Trick Master Detective Archives: Rain Code
4/9/20232 hours, 29 minutes, 11 seconds
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E3 Is Cancelled - Easy Allies Podcast - Mar 31, 2023

Ep 364 - We thought Zelda would be the biggest story this week, but E3 had other plans. 0:00 - Opening 2:47 - Corrections 4:16 - E3 is Cancelled 44:32 - New Zelda Gameplay Mechanics 1:02:46 - MultiVersus is Going Offline Until 2024 1:08:49 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:14:06 - The Not-NPDs February Sales Report 1:24:24 - Baffling BAFTAs 1:31:36 - Also This Week 1:37:12 - L&R: Gaming Wrestlers 1:40:09 - L&R: Get the Word Out 1:42:08 - L&R Game: A Long Vacation 1:50:37 - Time for Bets 1:56:32 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies50 and use code allies50 for 50% off, plus your first box ships free! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to http://chime.com/allies to get started with Chime.
4/2/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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Counter-Strike 2 and Making Games in Fortnite - Easy Allies Podcast - Mar 24, 2023

Ep 363 - Counter-Strike 2 is the name of an actual game coming soon, developers can publish games directly to Fortnite, and Bloodworth calls in from GDC. 0:00 - Opening 1:36 - Corrections 2:54 - Counter-Strike 2 Announced 14:41 - GDC Awards 22:31 - Bloodworth at GDC 43:58 - Redfall May Remove Online Requirement 52:59 - Fortnite Creative 2.0 - Making Games 58:45 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:01:11 - Also This Week 1:17:36 - L&R: Convincing Without Spoiling 1:21:25 - L&R: Leaning Hard on Remakes 1:28:46 - L&R Game: Drift Compatibility Test 1:36:31 - Time for Bets 1:40:26 - Closing Go to http://factormeals.com/allies50 and use code allies50 to get 50% off your first box! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
3/26/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 48 seconds
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Infinite Open Worlds - Easy Allies Podcast - Mar 17, 2023

Ep 362 - Naughty Dog's already started on their next next game, but they're keeping quiet on what it is. Hyper Light Breaker has changed up it's design to provide infinite open worlds, and we check out the community's top ten Final Fantasy songs. 0:00 - Opening 1:25 - Corrections 3:27 - Naughty Dog's Next Next Game 12:01 - Hyper Light Breaker's Infinite Open Worlds 24:12 - EZA Discord's Top 10 Final Fantasy Songs 32:27 - A Word From Our Sponsors 36:36 - Xbox Not Attending E3 Show Floor 50:53 - Streets of Rage 4 Update and Beat 'em Up Resurgence 55:04 - Also This Week 1:08:56 - L&R: Small Disappointments 1:13:33 - L&R: More Games Should Do This 1:19:39 - L&R Game: Nintendo Software Attach Rates 1:31:01 - Time for Bets 1:35:56 - Closing Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get PayPal Honey for free. Go to http://chime.com/allies to get started with Chime. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
3/19/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Resident Evil 4 Demo is Here! - Easy Allies Podcast - Mar 10, 2023

Ep 361 - Capcom finally dropped that RE 4 demo for us after a somewhat sterile presentation. We ask whether Wo Long rips, analyze the Starfield delay, and chat about the latest Playdate update. 0:00 - Opening 1:47 - Corrections 4:55 - Capcom Spotlight Showcase 19:30 - Resident Evil 4 Demo Impressions 26:09 - Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Impressions 36:45 - A Word From Our Sponsors 39:15 - Starfield Delay 1:01:24 - Playdate Updates 1:14:05 - Also This Week 1:29:22 - L&R: The State of Guides 1:33:59 - L&R: Dream Game Documentaries 1:36:55 - L&R Game: Two Truths and a Lie! 1:44:56 - Time for Bets 1:50:25 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
3/12/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 42 seconds
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What We Want From Elden Ring DLC - Easy Allies Podcast - Mar 3, 2023

Ep 360 - Elden Ring DLC is in development! Dead Island 2 shows off its FLESHy combat, Forspoken's development studio is being reabsorbed into its parent company, and Pokemon wants you to unlock Goofy Sleep. 0:00 - Opening 1:21 - Corrections 4:26 - Elden Ring DLC Announced 12:25 - Forspoken Studio Merging Back Into Square Enix 27:07 - Dead Island 2 Gameplay Impressions 40:33 - A Word From Our Sponsors 42:49 - Nintendo News Round-Up 1:05:36 - Also This Week 1:16:53 - L&R: Napping with Pokemon 1:19:11 - L&R: Digital Console Impact 1:22:41 - L&R: When to Say No 1:28:28 - Time for Bets 1:33:39 - Closing Go to http://shopify.com/allies to take your business to the next level. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
3/5/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 3 seconds
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Suicide Squad, Not What We Wanted - Easy Allies Podcast - Feb 24, 2023

Ep 359 - Suicide Squad is all about guns and gear, but Resident Evil 4 is still looking great. Meanwhile, Xbox is making big promises, and Don reports from Super Nintendo World. 0:00 - Opening 1:37 - Corrections 5:43 - Suicide Squad Gameplay Showcase 26:09 - The Rest of State of Play 40:45 - Resident Evil 4 49:41 - Shinji MIkami is Leaving Tango Gameworks 56:37 - Big Microsoft Promises 1:04:59 - Don's Super Nintendo World Impressions 1:36:40 - Also This Week 1:47:31 - L&R: Collectors Editions 1:52:00 - L&R Game: Yakuza Quest or Van Damme Flick? 1:55:40 - L&R: Getting Back In for DLC 2:01:24 - Time for Bets 2:07:47 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
2/26/20232 hours, 13 minutes, 44 seconds
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When Sega Rules the World - Easy Allies Podcast - Feb 17, 2023

Ep 358 - Sega and Yoko Taro bring us an absolutely wild collaboration, Huber gets psyched about Like A Dragon: Ishin, and PUBG has bears. 0:00 - Opening 1:37 - Corrections 5:27 - Sega's 404 Game Re:set 21:49 - Brad Goes to the NYC Nintendo Store 30:30 - Like A Dragon: Ishin Impressions 40:40 - A Word From Our Sponsors 43:27 - January NPD Report 52:57 - Redfall No Disc? Yes Disc 57:37 - Also This Week 1:07:35 - L&R: Oldest Favorites 1:11:50 - L&R: Least Experienced Favorites 1:15:02 - L&R: RomCom Favorites 1:16:33 - Time for Bets 1:24:44 - Closing  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
2/19/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 44 seconds
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A Surprise Remake for One of the Greats - Easy Allies Podcast - Feb 10, 2023

Ep 357 - It's a big week for Nintendo as Metroid Prime gets a shiny new remaster out of nowhere, Game Boy and GBA games finally come to the Switch, Zelda teases, and so much more. 0:00 - Opening 2:15 - Corrections 3:20 - Metroid Prime Remastered Outta Nowhere 24:01 - Game Boy and GBA on Switch 45:40 - Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 1:17:49 - The Rest of Nintendo Direct 1:37:19 - Nintendo Sales Keep Setting Records 1:46:06 - Also This Week 1:54:02 - L&R: Memorable RPG Parties 1:58:21 - L&R: The Future of Directs 2:05:08 - L&R: A Break in Reality 2:08:25 - Time for Bets 2:14:45 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
2/12/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sony, Xbox, and Nintendo Skip E3 - Easy Allies Podcast - Feb 3, 2023

Ep 356 - E3's return gets a huge blow with the loss of major players, RE 4 remake details are in abundance, and the Titanfall 2 follow-up we've been waiting for has been canned. 0:00 - Opening 1:36 - Corrections 3:42 - First Parties Skip E3 25:07 - New RE 4 Remake Info 35:55 - Sony Q3 Financial Report 43:37 - A Word From Our Sponsors 50:07 - Apex / Titanfall Campaign Cancelled 54:44 - Also This Week 1:13:38 - L&R: Warming Up to a Genre 1:18:32 - L&R: Mortal Kombat 12 Guest Characters 1:28:13 - L&R: AAA Definition Outdated? 1:33:12 - Time for Bets 1:38:51 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies65 and use code allies65 for 65% off plus free shipping. Go to http://chime.com/allies to start your credit journey with Chime. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to take your business to the next level. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
2/5/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 10 seconds
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Xbox Brings a Big Surprise - Easy Allies Podcast - Jan 27, 2023

Ep 355 - The first Xbox Developer_Direct drops a fantastic new game immediately onto Game Pass, we see what's coming next for the SteamWorld series, and the Avengers prepare to disassemble. 0:00 - Opening 1:16 - Corrections 3:39 - Surprise Game: Hi-Fi Rush 12:30 - Xbox Developer_Direct 30:02 - SteamWorld Build 37:42 - A Word From Our Sponsors 43:00 - The Last of The Last of Us? 52:02 - Avengers Disassemble 1:05:24 - Also This Week 1:22:11 - L&R: AAA Flops? 1:26:57 - L&R: Divergent Review scores 1:34:14 - L&R Game: Curtain 1 or Curtain 2? 1:40:37 - Time for Bets 1:46:00 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to http://factormeals.com/allies60 and use code allies60 to get 60% off your first box.
1/29/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 29 seconds
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Suicide Squad: Kill the Battle Pass - Easy Allies Podcast - Jan 20, 2023

Ep 354 - Leaks appear to confirm squirrely details with the upcoming Suicide Squad game, layoffs are causing heartaches across the industry, and we've got a better idea of which games will be launching with PS VR2. 0:00 - Opening 1:28 - Corrections 5:34 - Layoffs at MS, GameSpot, Giant Bomb, and More 16:11 - Suicide Squad Leak 35:28 - PS VR2 Launch Lineup 50:22 - A Word From Our Sponsors 52:14 - NPD Reports for Dec and 2022 Overall 1:07:46 - Silent Hill Tidbits 1:15:11 - Also This Week 1:28:52 - L&R: Animation Underrated? 1:32:23 - L&R: Soundtracks Without the Games 1:39:36 - L&R Game: No More 7s 1:51:42 - Time for Bets 1:57:15 - Closing Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get PayPal Honey for free. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
1/22/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 5 seconds
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Skull & Bones is a Ghost Ship - Easy Allies Podcast - Jan 13, 2023

Ep 353 - Skull & Bones has been delayed again, contributing to rough waters at Ubisoft. Plus, Xbox is planning a Direct, and we check out this year's nominees for the DICE Awards. 0:00 - Opening 1:44 - Corrections 6:00 - Skull & Bones Delay / Ubisoft Financials 28:14 - Xbox and Bethesda Direct Coming 33:46 - DICE Awards Nominations 48:37 - Have You Heard About Gripper? 54:14 - Also This Week 1:15:27 - L&R: Speedrunning Candidates 1:20:58 - L&R: Most Replayed Games 1:26:33 - L&R Game: User Reviews 1:32:59 - Time for Bets 1:37:33 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
1/15/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 49 seconds
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Winter Game Preview - Easy Allies Podcast - Jan 6, 2023

Ep 352 - It's a new year with new games to get ready for, and we talk about everything we're looking forward to across the next few months, including Fire Emblem, Resident Evil, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. 0:00 - Opening 1:26 - Corrections 6:48 - January Game Preview 44:54 - February Game Preview 1:19:39 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:23:41 - March Game Preview 1:49:47 - Also This Week 1:57:24 - L&R: Retro Accessibility 2:02:19 - L&R: Lost Treasures 2:05:49 - L&R Game: Which is Bigger? 2:14:40 - Or Wars 2:19:49 - Time for Bets 2:28:30 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to http://chime.com/allies to start your credit journey with Chime. Games in this episode: Children of Silentown Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider One Piece Odyssey A Space for the Unbound Colossal Cave Persona 3 Portable Persona 4 Golden Fire Emblem Engage Monster Hunter Rise Forspoken Risen Hitman World of Assassination Dead Space (Remake) Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Inkulinati Season: A Letter to the Future SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Deliver Us Mars Hogwarts Legacy Blanc Wanted: Dead Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Tales Of Symphonia Remastered The Settlers: New Allies Wild Hearts Atomic Heart Like A Dragon: Ishin! After the Fall Digimon World: Next Order PlayStation VR2 Blood Bowl 3 Company of Heroes 3 Sons of the Forest Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key Clive 'N' Wrench Kerbal Space Program 2 (Early Access) Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe Octopath Traveler II Destiny 2: Lightfall Scars Above The Last of Us Part I (PC) Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni Skull and Bones The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Have a Nice Death Storyteller Resident Evil 4 Remake Crime Boss: Rockay City System Shock
1/8/20232 hours, 30 minutes, 59 seconds
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2022 Year in Review - Easy Allies Podcast - Dec 30, 2022

Ep 351 - To close out the year, we look back through 2022's biggest and most memorable headlines and discuss how they strike us today. 0:00 - Opening 1:31 - The Adventures of Dawn Romantica 10:39 - Corrections 11:30 - 2022 in Review: Jan - Mar 32:02 - 2022 in Review: Apr - Jun 1:02:23 - 2022 in Review: Jul - Sep 1:39:11 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:41:50 - 2022 in Review: Oct - Dec 1:57:06 - L&R: Gaming Gratitude 1:59:54 - L&R: Biggest Headline of the Decade? 2:03:36 - L&R: How Memorable is 2022? 2:06:50 - Or Wars 2:12:20 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today. Go to http://go.factor75.com/allies60 to get 60% off your first box.
1/1/20232 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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Love & Respect Special - Easy Allies Podcast - Dec 23, 2022

Ep 350 - We're out and away from the news cycle, so this week is all about taking in comments, questions, and games from our community. 0:00 - Opening 1:39 - The Adventures of Dawn Romantica 8:57 - Love & Respect Begins 9:41 - A Journalist's Perspective 17:53 - Chat with a Character 21:49 - Missed PS1 Classics 25:07 - Microsoft Promises 29:26 - Game: 2022 Review Guessing 34:07 - Island Game Trading 36:07 - Custody of Buttons 36:30 - Games at the Grammys 38:27 - Is Immersion Necessary? 47:35 - Do Graphics Really Matter? 54:09 - Game: Fortnite Cameos 59:09 - Where's Turok? 1:02:00 - Too Many Games? 1:05:00 - Games As a Service 1:08:45 - Gaming Holiday Memories 1:11:33 - Steam Deck Recommendations 1:17:21 - Game: Particular Phrases 1:26:55 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:29:19 - Office Music Picks 1:31:00 - Sorting Through Grief 1:32:56 - Favorites Played But Not Released in 2022 1:35:02 - Gaming for Passion vs Work 1:37:49 - Favorites of 2022 1:39:19 - Recommendations for Anyone 1:41:32 - Game: Where is the Colon? 1:46:20 - Sentimental Thoughts 1:49:14 - Pause for Appreciation 1:50:12 - Or Wars 1:56:15 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today. Go to http://go.factor75.com/allies60 to get 60% off your first box.
12/25/20222 hours, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Armored Core and Wo Long Looking Strong - Easy Allies Podcast - Dec 16, 2022

Ep 349 - We share our thoughts on the hot new trailer for Wo Long and hot new details for Armored Core. Plus, we check out Metacritic's worst games of 2022 and check in on November sales figures. 0:00 - Opening 1:51 - The Adventures of Dawn Romantica 8:13 - Corrections 11:16 - Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Trailer 16:54 - Armored Core VI Details 32:00 - Metacritic's Worst Games of 2022 49:40 - A Word From Our Sponsors 54:14 - November NPDs 1:05:43 - Also This Week 1:24:54 - L&R: Best Holiday Games 1:28:31 - L&R: Xbox TGA No-Show 1:35:53 - L&R Game: Christmas Party Planning 1:46:23 - Time for Bets 1:50:48 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies18 and use code allies18 for 18 free meals plus free shipping! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
12/18/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Game Awards Highs and Lows w/ Kyle Bosman - Easy Allies Podcast - Dec 9, 2022

Ep 348 - It's a special episode as we wrap up all the big news from this year's Game Awards, with special guest Kyle Bosman.  0:00 - Opening 1:53 - Corrections 4:57 - The Biggest Announcements 41:30 - Highlights and Lowlights 1:29:58 - The Actual Awards 2:03:51 - A Word From Our Sponsors 2:05:38 - The FTC Sues to Block Microsoft Activision Deal 2:16:25 - Also This Week 2:36:27 - L&R: Change the Protagonist 2:43:33 - L&R: Turnabouts 2:46:51 - L&R Game: Guiness World Records 2:59:03 - A Personal Message 3:01:06 - Time for Bets 3:08:37 - Closing Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a free trial and start selling online today. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
12/11/20223 hours, 12 minutes, 2 seconds
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Spooks, Bugs, Mario, and Samurai - Easy Allies Podcast - Dec 2, 2022

Ep 347 - Amnesia's got a gun, the Mario movie is checking all the right boxes, and a 12 player Starship Troopers game is on the way. 0:00 - Opening 2:21 - The Adventures of Dawn Romantica 7:22 - Corrections 9:31 - Amnesia: The Bunker 18:09 - Mario Movie Trailer 2 38:48 - Like A Dragon: Ishin Combat Trailer 45:27 - A Word From Our Sponsors 49:02 - Starship Troopers: Extermination 58:04 - Crazy Quotes from the MS / Activision Legal Battle 1:05:06 - Also This Week 1:18:51 - L&R: Forever Games 1:22:22 - L&R: Game Awards Expectations 1:27:05 - Cryptic Kojima Tweet 1:29:03 - L&R Game: Champ or Chump? 1:36:13 - Time for Bets 1:41:06 - Closing Go to http://chime.com/allies to start your credit journey. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today. Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get PayPal Honey for free.
12/4/20221 hour, 45 minutes
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Top Turkeys of 2022 - Easy Allies Podcast - Nov 23, 2022

Ep 346 - It's an early episode for the holiday weekend, and to celebrate, we look back at some of this year's most entertaining whiffs. Plus, we check out new details on One Piece and Need for Speed. 0:00 - Opening 2:25 - The Adventures of Dawn Romantica 8:08 - Corrections 10:50 - Pokemon is a Mess 43:27 - One Piece Odyssey 55:34 - Top Turkeys of 2022 1:24:45 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:27:13 - Need for Speed Unbound 1:34:24 - Also This Week 1:45:00 - L&R: Post-Dinner Multiplayer 1:46:31 - L&R: Negativity Proven Wrong 1:52:08 - L&R Game: Do You Feel Old Yet? 1:56:58 - Time for Bets 2:02:43 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
11/25/20222 hours, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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That Game Got Nominated For What!? - Easy Allies Podcast - Nov 18, 2022

Ep 345 - Game Awards nominations have us asking and answering questions, The PC Gaming Show is back with a new fall presentation, and Saints Row's developers are being re-Embraced by Gearbox.  0:00 - Opening 1:57 - The Adventures of Dawn Romantica 8:29 - Corrections 12:13 - PC Gaming Show Highlights 30:46 - Game Awards Nominees 1:03:18 - Saints Row Developer Embraced by Gearbox 1:07:48 - October NPDs 1:17:00 - Also This Week 1:30:49 - L&R: Games That Talk Too Much 1:41:06 - L&R: Elden Ring for Best Narrative? 1:50:53 - L&R: Unwanted Cowboy Simulation 1:53:32 - Time for Bets 2:00:35 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today.
11/20/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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Truly Mind-Blowing VR - Easy Allies Podcast - Nov 11, 2022

Ep 344 - Palmer Luckey built a death helmet, Doom's composer fights for his due, Nintendo shares sales milestones, and we check out some promising new indies. 0:00 - Opening 1:46 - The Adventures of Dawn Romantica 8:23 - Corrections 11:29 - Nintendo Indie World Showcase 28:49 - The VR Helmet That Will Kill You 38:08 - Nintendo Financial Reports 1:06:41 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:12:46 - Doom Composer's Defense 1:28:45 - Also This Week 1:37:19 - L&R: Just Pretty Good 1:40:23 - L&R: First Obsession 1:46:17 - L&R Game: Splatoon Real or Fake 1:50:49 - Time for Bets 1:56:12 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a free trial and start selling online today. Go to http://go.factor75.com/allies60 to get 60% off your first box.
11/13/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 24 seconds
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PS VR2 is How Much!? - Easy Allies Podcast - Nov 4, 2022

Ep 343 - Sony has finally revealed the price and release date for PS VR2, as well as some games. Meanwhile, Day of the Devs celebrates 10 years of indie showcases, EA and Marvel are cozying up, and Square Enix Montreal was embraced to death. 0:00 - Opening 2:19 - Workout Buddies 6:51 - Corrections 10:00 - Day of the Devs Highlights 30:07 - PS VR2 Price, Release Date, and Games 48:12 - Embracer Shuts Down Onoma 59:38 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:03:12 - EA Lands Three-Game Marvel Deal 1:15:46 - Also This Week 1:36:21 - L&R: The Greater Whole 1:44:35 - L&R: Embargo Reveals 1:56:19 - L&R: Long-Haul Games 2:03:37 - Time for Bets 2:08:50 - Closing Go to http://chime.com/allies to start your credit journey. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get started today. Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free.
11/6/20222 hours, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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Geralt's Getting a Makeover - Easy Allies Podcast - Oct 28, 2022

Ep 342 - The original Witcher game is getting a remake, PlayStation London Studio has something new up their sleeves, and two of Rocksteady's founders are getting ready to move on. 0:00 - Opening 2:12 - Workout Buddies 5:47 - Corrections 11:03 - The Witcher Remake 20:34 - PlayStation London's Next Game 28:32 - Heads of Rocksteady Announce Departure 38:11 - September NPD Report 47:13 - Also This Week 54:49 - L&R: Most Terrifying Moments 58:52 - L&R: What's Up with Twitter? 1:03:24 - L&R Game: Guess the Review 1:07:51 - Time for Bets 1:12:41 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
10/30/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 45 seconds
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Silent Hill and Resident Evil Showdown - Easy Allies Podcast - Oct 21, 2022

Ep 341 - The titans of horror face off as Silent Hill finally comes out of shadows and Resident Evil reminds people why it's been leading the way. 0:00 - Opening 1:38 - Workout Buddies 6:45 - Corrections 8:38 - Silent Hill Showcase 29:41 - Resident Evil Showcase 46:20 - A Word From Our Sponsors 51:27 - The Great Framerate Debate 1:04:59 - Also This Bayonetta Voice Actor Dispute 1:10:49 - Also This Week 1:16:56 - L&R: What Could Make G4 Work? 1:31:02 - L&R: High-Priced Annoyances 1:38:22 - L&R Game: Bunker Pals 1:46:51 - Time for Bets 1:53:03 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month. Go to http://go.factor75.com/allies60 and use code allies60 to get 60% off your first box.
10/23/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 17 seconds
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Premium VR and Hard Sci-Fi - Easy Allies Podcast - Oct 14, 2022

Ep 340 - Meta's introducing a pricey new Quest headset, Todd Howard answers Starfield questions, and Witchfire's tearing down their invisible walls. 0:00 - Opening 1:55 - Workout Buddies 6:41 - Corrections 10:03 - Meta Quest Pro 27:00 - Is Starfield Hard Sci-Fi? 36:58 - Witchfire Redesign 42:25 - A Word From Our Sponsors 46:44 - Have You Heard About Asterigos: Curse of the Stars? 53:05 - Also This Week 1:08:22 - L&R: Big What-Ifs 1:10:45 - L&R: Cozy Horror Underdogs 1:14:57 - L&R: Horror Turn Offs 1:20:15 - Time for Bets 1:25:30 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies65 and use code allies65 for 65% off plus free shipping! Go to http://shopify.com/allies to sign up for a free trial and start selling online today. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month.
10/16/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 47 seconds
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Fall Game Preview - Easy Allies Podcast - Oct 7, 2022

Ep 339 - From God of War to Need for Speed, pick the highlights coming over the next 3 months, plus check in on the Mario movie teaser and get briefed on extensive plans from CD Projekt Red. *Full list of titles below. 0:00 - Opening 1:25 - Workout Buddies 5:51 - Corrections 6:55 - Need for Speed Unbound 13:57 - October Game Preview 57:53 - November Game Preview 1:27:33 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:31:09 - December Game Preview 1:44:07 - Mario Movie Teaser 1:54:59 - CD Projekt RED's Pile of Games 2:00:09 - Also This Week 2:11:04 - L&R: The Wrong Lesson Learned from Cyberpunk? 2:21:23 - L&R: Demo Persuasion 2:25:57 - L&R Game: Lost in Translation 4 2:32:45 - Time for Bets 2:37:00 - Closing Go to http://chime.com/allies to start your credit journey. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free. Oct 12 LEGO BrickTales Oct 13 The Case of the Golden Idol Oct 14 Dragon Ball: The Breakers Scorn Oct 17 Flat Eye Potionomics Oct 18 A Plague Tale: Requiem Ghostbuster: Spirits Unleashed Oct 20 Jackbox Party Pack 9 Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Second Extinction Vampire Survivors Oct 21 Gotham Knights New Tales from the Borderlands Oct 27 Signalis Star Ocean: The Divine Force Oct 28 Bayonetta 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Resident Evil Village Winters Expansion Resident Evil Re:Verse Nov 3 The Entropy Centre Nov 4 Harvestella Nov 8 A Little to the Left Sonic Frontiers Nov 9 God of War: Ragnarok Nov 11 Tactics Ogre Reborn Nov 15 Pentiment Nov 17 Goat Simulator 3 Nov 18 Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me Pokemon Scarlet / Violet Nov 22 Evil West Gungrave GORE Nov 28 WoW: Dragonflight Nov 30 Warhammer 40,000 Darktide Dec 2 The Callisto Protocol Midnight Suns Need for Speed Unbound Dec 9 Dragon Quest Treasures Dec 13 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion High on Life Dec 22 Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
10/9/20222 hours, 38 minutes, 2 seconds
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Stadia is Dead - Easy Allies Podcast - Sep 30, 2022

Ep 338 - After years of assurances, Google has abruptly pulled the plug on Stadia, Koei Tecmo introduces a fantastic looking competitor to Monster Hunter, and E3 might actually be good again, maybe. 0:00 - Opening 1:47 - Workout Buddies 9:59 - Corrections 13:49 - Konnichiwa, Wild Hearts 23:59 - Stadia is Dead 46:41 - A Word From Our Sponsors 51:02 - E3 Might Be Good Again 1:15:32 - Skull and Bones Delayed Again 1:23:26 - Also This Week 1:30:21 - L&R: How can Google hope to launch any new products? 1:32:10 - L&R: Silent Hill: The Short Message 1:39:32 - L&R Game: Mario Kart or Wario Fart Round 2 1:44:13 - Time for Bets 1:50:04 - Closing This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp — go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://joinhoney.com/ALLIES to get Honey for FREE!
10/2/20221 hour, 58 minutes, 1 second
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Is a 4090 Really Worth It? - Easy Allies Podcast - Sep 23, 2022

Ep 337 - Nvidia's next wave of graphics cards is here, already? And they come with a hefty price tag. Plus, Grand Theft Auto VI leaks, Suikoden returns, and Sony doesn't care about your crusty old PS VR games. 0:00 - Opening 1:22 - Workout Buddies 5:44 - Corrections 8:27 - Suikoden is Back! 23:11 - Nvdia's 40 Series Graphics Cards 54:39 - GTA VI and More Leaks 1:24:35 - August NPDs 1:31:45 - PS VR2 Won't Play PS VR Games 1:44:46 - Also This Week 1:52:59 - L&R: Replay Under New Conditions 1:58:08 - L&R: Small Game Anticipation 2:01:37 - L&R: Post-Game Preferences 2:04:41 - Time for Bets 2:11:17 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
9/25/20222 hours, 13 minutes, 6 seconds
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Oops, All Showcases! - Easy Allies Podcast - Sep 16, 2022

Ep 336 - Whether they were delayed from the usual E3 season or planned for TGS, this week's had more gaming showcases than we can even keep up with. 0:00 - Opening 1:38 - Workout Buddies 6:43 - Corrections 8:54 - Ubisoft Forward 34:09 - Nintendo Direct 53:03 - State of Play 1:09:33 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:11:33 - Like A Dragon 1:24:02 - Capcom 1:34:28 - Xbox 1:37:39 - Disney / Marvel 1:42:14 - Call of Duty 1:44:42 - Also This Week 1:55:27 - L&R: Rare Replay-Likes 1:58:36 - L&R: Studio Collab Mashup 2:03:21 - L&R Game: Real or Fake Speedruns 2:10:55 - Time for Bets 2:15:55 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to get a 14-day free trial.
9/18/20222 hours, 20 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Fight for Call of Duty's Future - Easy Allies Podcast - Sep 9, 2022

Ep 335 - Sony isn't buying Xbox's friendly claims about Call of Duty. A Splitgate sequel gets started just as the original exits beta, and Cobra Kai makes us ask whether beat 'em ups are seeing a strong revival. 0:00 - Opening 2:23 - Workout Buddies 7:54 - Corrections 10:22 - Sony Calls Out Xbox Call of Duty Promises 26:20 - Splitgate Devs Start on Sequel 33:50 - Ubisoft Partners with Tencent to Fend Off Takeovers 46:20 - A Word From Our Sponsors 50:14 - Cobra Kai and the State of Beat 'em Ups 1:13:17 - Also This Week 1:21:31 - L&R: Getting Back Into Grounded 1:24:04 - L&R: Are Remakes Sequels? 1:33:11 - L&R Game: Halo: Person, Place or Ship 1:39:24 - Time for Bets 1:46:10 - Closing Go to http://chime.com/allies to get started today. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month!
9/11/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 17 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast - Halo Splits with Split-Screen - Sep 2, 2022

Ep 334 - Halo's roadmap sees more speedbumps with split-screen knocked off course entirely. Meanwhile, interesting investments have us speculating on From Software's future, and some fan-favorite RPGs are getting successors. 0:00 - Opening 2:14 - Workout Buddies 7:52 - Corrections 11:38 - Halo Infinite Ditches Split-Screen 30:55 - Sony, Tencent Invest in From Software 38:06 - NetEase Purchases Quantic Dream 44:15 - A Word from Our Sponsors 49:32 - Wild Arms and Shadow Hearts Successors 59:29 - New God of War Combat Mechanics 1:05:45 - Also This Week 1:15:24 - L&R: Fashion vs Function 1:18:58 - L&R Game: Mario Kart or Wario Fart? 1:24:26 - L&R: Game Lists 1:27:57 - Time for Bets 1:34:51 - Closing Go to http://playbackbone.com/ALLIES to order your Backbone, for a limited time, and get FREE access to over 350 console games and perks. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://joinhoney.com/ALLIES to get Honey for FREE!
9/4/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 35 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast - Gamescom Highlights and PS5 Price Hikes - Aug 26, 2022

Ep 333 - Germany's big show is back with plenty of new reveals to discuss, big name game creators are dipping their toes into other outlets, and Sony wants a little more cash for those PS5s. 0:00 - Opening 1:34 - Workout Buddies 12:46 - Corrections 17:21 - Lies of P 24:55 - The Callisto Protocol 28:02 - Sonic Frontiers 31:32 - Atlas Fallen 34:43 - The Case of the Golden Idol 37:57 - The Gap 39:29 - The Last Case of Benedict Fox 42:39 - Layers of Fears 45:56 - Goat Simulator 3 49:06 - Moonbreaker 53:33 - Phantom Hellcat 55:45 - Hideo Kojima's Podcast 1:02:28 - Masahiro Sakurai's YouTube Channel 1:07:56 - July NPD Sales Charts 1:15:09 - PS5 Price Increase 1:26:37 - Also This Week 1:39:36 - L&R: Avoiding the Noise 1:51:08 - L&R: Adding Voices 1:53:38 - L&R: Familiar Names 1:55:10 - Time for Bets 2:01:32 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
8/28/20222 hours, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast - Lord of the Rings Gets Embraced - Aug 19, 2022

Ep 332 - The Embracer Group is buying up everything from small indie studios to The Lord of the Rings. Alone in the Dark is making a comeback, and we missed out on a pretty cool-sounding Iron Man game. 0:00 - Opening 1:55 - Corrections 5:36 - Workout Buddies 12:45 - Embracer Group Acquisitions 43:18 - Alone in the Dark Remake 52:56 - Wreckreation, Stuntfest, and More THQ 1:07:58 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:12:40 - Cancelled Iron Man From Just Cause Devs 1:21:35 - Digital Pre-orders Get Early COD Campaign 1:35:36 - Also This Week 1:48:38 - L&R: Introduced to Franchise by Games 1:51:39 - L&R: Let it End 2:01:03 - L&R: Well-Done Crossovers 2:05:25 - Time for Bets 2:12:19 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to get a 14-day free trial. Support us through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/EasyAllies
8/21/20222 hours, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast - Splatoon 3 Painting By Numbers? - Aug 12, 2022

Ep 331 - We dig into all the Splatoon 3 details from this week's Direct, check out Super Punch Out's hidden multiplayer mode, and react to all the announcements from EVO. 0:00 - Opening 3:56 - Corrections 7:58 - Splatoon 3 Direct 32:00 - Hidden 2p in Super Punch Out 43:20 - Moonscars 47:59 - A Word From Our Sponsors 54:28 - EVO News Wrap Up 1:14:54 - Also This Week 1:24:25 - L&R: Playing for Atmosphere 1:28:32 - L&R Game: Splatfest vs Doubtfest 1:36:30 - L&R: A FromSoft Licensed Game 1:38:33 - Time for Bets 1:44:30 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/ALLIES16 and use code ALLIES16 for 16 free meals across 7 boxes AND 3 free gifts! Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://playbackbone.com/ALLIES to order your Backbone, for a limited time, and get FREE access to over 350 console games and perks.
8/14/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 23 seconds
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Meet Your Maker, Bagel Dog! - Easy Allies Podcast - Aug 5, 2022

Ep 330 - The makers of Dead by Daylight have some interesting new games on the way, Pokémon presented lots of new details on Scarlet and Violet, and Square Enix finally acknowledges the existence of Tactics Ogre: Reborn. 0:00 - Opening 1:20 - Corrections 7:41 - Nier Church Update 9:44 - Meet Your Maker and Dead by Daylight 25:52 - Pokémon Scarlet and Violet  40:08 - A Word From Our Sponsors 44:16 - Koch Media is Now Plaion 51:53 - Tactics Ogre: Reborn is Officially Official 1:00:51 - Also This Week 1:09:59 - L&R: Ocarina of Time on PC 1:13:15 - L&R: Replaying a Game You Barely Remember 1:19:11 - L&R: Why Play Day One? 1:24:53 - Time for Bets 1:29:57 - Closing Go to http://chime.com/allies to get started today.  Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free! Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
8/7/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 44 seconds
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Playing as a Woman in GTA?! - Easy Allies Podcast - July 29, 2022

Ep 329 - GTA VI details are on the loose, the KOTOR remake is on the rocks, Annapurna has a slate of creative new games to show off, and we discussed the mystery of the Nier Automata church right before the answer was revealed. 0:00 - Opening 2:02 - Corrections 4:53 - Annapurna Interactive Showcase 34:25 - GTA VI Reports 58:23 - Star Wars: KOTOR Remake on Hold 1:06:21 - The Nier Church Mystery 1:13:33 - Also This Week 1:25:54 - L&R: Best Theme Song with Lyrics 1:28:06 - L&R: TLOU and Game Prices 1:43:01 - L&R: Teases to Unreleased Games 1:51:57 - Time for Bets 2:01:38 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
7/31/20222 hours, 8 minutes, 25 seconds
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A New Era for PlatinumGames - Easy Allies Podcast - July 22, 2022

Ep 328 - Isla takes on hosting duties while Platinum expands towards becoming a full-fledged publisher, Warframe's devs reveal a new title, and Bruce Straley gets a flowery new studio. 0:00 - Opening 1:20 - Corrections 6:21 - Warframe Devs Announce Soulframe 11:06 - A New Era for PlatinumGames 29:18 - June NPD Sales Charts 36:48 - A Word From Our Sponsors 42:05 - Stray News Round-Up 55:28 - Bruce Straley's New Studio 1:02:19 - Also This Week 1:27:13 - L&R: Newfound Obsession 1:37:32 - L&R: Gaming Habits 1:40:23 - L&R: Best Birthdays 1:45:08 - L&R Game: Video Game Crimes 1:51:25 - Time for Bets 1:59:17 - Closing Go to http://babbel.com/allies to get up to 60% off your subscription. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month!
7/24/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Multitude of Bayonettas - Easy Allies Podcast - July 15, 2022

Ep 327 - Bayonetta 3 finally gets a release date, Skate takes fans behind the scenes for what's next, and Sega's releasing an upgraded Genesis Mini.  0:00 - Opening 1:31 - Corrections 4:00 - Bayonetta 3 Release Date 13:26 - Sega Genesis Mini 2 26:24 - 35 Years of Metal Gear 44:54 - A Word From Our Sponsors 49:23 - Nintendo Pictures 58:41 - The Future of Skate 1:12:41 - PlayStation Stars 1:27:09 - Also This Week 1:30:10 - L&R: Console Catch-Up 1:35:43 - L&R: Ubisoft Management 1:41:50 - L&R: High-Priced DLC 1:51:29 - Time for Bets 1:55:11 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to check your rate today. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://athleticgreens.com/allies for a free 1 year supply of immune- supporting vitamins and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase.
7/17/20221 hour, 58 minutes, 37 seconds
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Summer Game Preview - Easy Allies Podcast - July 8, 2022

Ep 326 - The sun is high and it's time to see which summer games will sizzle or fizzle. Plus, God of War: Ragnarok and Skull and Bones finally got their release dates. 0:00 - Opening 2:07 - Corrections 5:02 - July Game Preview 36:02 - August Game Preview 1:02:17 - September Game Preview 1:31:16 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:32:29 - God of War: Ragnarok Release Date 1:39:35 - Skull and Bones 1:55:22 - Nacon Connect Showcase 2:03:59 - Also This Week 2:14:23 - L&R: Watching Others Play 2:15:51 - L&R: Devastating Cancellations 2:21:03 - L&R: This Game Reminds Me of You 2:23:54 - Time for Bets 2:31:15 - Closing Go to http://chime.com/allies to get started with Chime today.  Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
7/10/20222 hours, 32 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ben Moore's Goodbye Party - Easy Allies Podcast - July 1, 2022

Ep 325 - It's time to give a proper send-off to one of the best in the biz, so let's get some friends together, relive some memories, and talk about Street Fighter one more time. 0:00 - Opening 1:29 - Corrections 4:44 - Ben's Last Podcast 13:20 - Ben Memories 35:38 - Geeking Out Over Street Fighter 6 57:13 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:01:41 - Dead by Daylight Dating Game 1:14:00 - Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase 1:48:28 - Also This Week 1:57:27 - L&R: Mega Man Legends Collection? 2:01:19 - L&R: Final Fantasy XVI Backlash 2:11:05 - L&R Game: Relatively Old or Relatively New 2:22:47 - Time for Bets 2:27:22 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month! Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free!
7/3/20222 hours, 36 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tony Hawk Denied and Xenoblade's Rise - Easy Allies Podcast - June 24, 2022

Ep 324 - Hyenas are on the loose, Tony Hawk 3+4 got canned, and we learn some exciting details for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Final Fantasy XVI. 0:00 - Opening 1:13 - Corrections 2:39 - Ben's Departure 4:09 - Hyenas 16:38 - Tony Hawk 3+4 Canceled 26:56 - Street Fighter 6 Modern Controls 38:00 - A Word From Our Sponsors 40:59 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct 59:43 - Final Fantasy XVI Won't Be Open World 1:13:01 - Also This Week 1:21:44 - L&R: Splintered Reveals 1:29:47 - L&R: Jumping In to Dragon's Dogma 1:33:25 - L&R Game: From Soft or One Piece? 1:38:39 - Time for Bets 1:44:05 - Closing Go to http://athleticgreens.com/allies for a free 1 year supply of immune- supporting vitamins and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
6/26/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 29 seconds
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FF VII and Dragon's Dogma Sequels! - Easy Allies Podcast - June 17, 2022

Ep 323 - Our final episode of Summer Game Fest announcements has us picking through the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, looking at highlights from the PC Gaming Show, and finding out that some of the best reveals were saved for last. 0:00 - Opening 2:08 - Corrections 5:15 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth 19:27 - Dragon's Dogma 2 29:02 - Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 1:08:57 - A Word from Our Sponsors 1:11:18 - PC Gaming Show 1:29:47 - Capcom, Wholesome, and More 1:49:36 - The State of Summer Game Fest 1:59:31 - Also This Week 2:07:42 - L&R: Was SGF a Disappointment? 2:12:22 - L&R: The Impact of Leaks 2:18:04 - L&R Game: Xbox Console Sales in Trouble? 2:21:35 - Time for Bets 2:26:30 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies16 and use code allies16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
6/19/20222 hours, 28 minutes, 24 seconds
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Summer Game Fest Highs and Lows - Easy Allies Podcast - June 10, 2022

Ep 322 - From Street Fighter 6 to The Last of Us and beyond, we sort through our thoughts on all the announcements from Summer Game Fest, Day of the Devs, and Devolver Digital. 0:00 - Opening 1:44 - Corrections 2:08 - Summer Game Fest Kickoff 1:17:19 - The Last of Us 1:30:45 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:34:42 - Day of the Devs 1:59:57 - Devolver Digital 2:05:30 - Also This Week 2:11:00 - L&R: Trailer Criteria 2:15:30 - L&R: Huber Loves 2:24:21 - L&R Game: Swan Song or Done Wrong? 2:36:52 - Time for Bets 2:41:59 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month! Go to http://athleticgreens.com/allies for a free 1 year supply of immune- supporting vitamins and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase.
6/10/20222 hours, 43 minutes, 22 seconds
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PlayStation Starts Summer with a Bang! - Easy Allies Podcast - June 3, 2022

Ep 321 - Sony brought a killer lineup to its latest State of Play, including Resident Evil 4 and Final Fantasy XVI, but they aren't the only ones early to the party as we also talk about Sonic, Star Wars, and Pokemon. 0:00 - Opening 1:45 - Corrections 6:01 - State of Play Starter 9:15 - Resident Evil 4 24:18 - PS VR2 Games 28:49 - Spider-Man Series Coming to PC 34:22 - Stray 38:57 - The Callisto Protocol 45:06 - Rollerdrome 48:34 - Street Fighter 6 59:23 - Final Fantasy XVI 1:13:33 - Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Reveal 1:29:26 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:35:04 - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 1:42:38 - Pokemon Scarlet and Violet 1:53:07 - Also This Week 2:04:34 - L&R: Resident Evil 9 Pairings 2:07:46 - L&R: Random Encounter Woes 2:13:50 - L&R: Summer Game Fest Expectations 2:20:09 - Time for Bets 2:27:10 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to check your rate today. Go to http://chime.com/allies to get up your free Chime account. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free!
6/5/20222 hours, 29 minutes, 1 second
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Do We Want Another Death Stranding? - Easy Allies Podcast - May 27, 2022

Ep 320 - Norman slipped up, PlayStation is shifting gears for the future, and vampires are taking over Twitch. 0:00 - Opening 1:51 - Corrections 5:01 - Death Stranding Sequel Slip-up 18:08 - PlayStation Expanding to PC, Mobile, New IP 33:13 - Pro Consoles in 2024? 41:11 - V Rising is a Surprise Hit 48:43 - Also This Week Extended Edition 1:05:28 - L&R: Immersion Breakers 1:10:21 - L&R: Summer Game Fest Expectations 1:16:49 - L&R: Remaking Bad Games 1:20:57 - L&R Game: Kentucky Derby or RPG Skill 1:30:54 - Time for Bets 1:34:58 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Special Thanks to Chris Leroux for the updated podcast graphics.
5/29/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 51 seconds
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How Many Silent Hills Are There? - Easy Allies Podcast - May 20, 2022

Ep 319 - Silent Hill leaks lead to more reports, PS Plus reveals its new library, and Xbox wants to validate your discs. 0:00 - Opening 1:33 - Corrections 3:51 - Silent Hill Leaks and Rumors 18:22 - Expanded PS Plus Game Details 40:23 - PlayStation Becoming More Multiplatform 51:18 - A Word From Our Sponsors 58:02 - Xbox Ownership Patent 1:13:37 - April 2022 NPD Report 1:23:55 - Also This Week 1:30:13 - L&R: Review Sub-Categories 1:37:32 - L&R: In-Game Journals 1:43:51 - L&R Game: Name That Song, Fairy Boy! 1:49:42 - Time for Bets 1:54:26 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://greenchef.com/allies130 and use code allies130 to get $130 off plus free shipping. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to get a 14-day free trial.
5/22/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 34 seconds
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Hope for Gotham Knights? - Easy Allies Podcast - May 13, 2022

Ep 318 - We've gotten a fresh look at gameplay in Gotham Knights and hope it looks better next time. We also find out the truth about Duke Nukem Forever and dig into Nintendo and PlayStation's latest reports. 0:00 - Opening 1:41 - Corrections 4:32 - Gotham Knights Looks Rough 19:23 - The Truth About Duke Nukem Forever 26:56 - Nintendo and PlayStation Financials 47:47 - A Word From Our Sponsors 51:41 - Nintendo Indie World Showcase 1:05:24 - Mafia Prequel in Development 1:12:13 - Also This Week 1:19:39 - L&R: Missions You Never Want to Repeat 1:24:11 - L&R: Pivotal Moments 1:29:05 - L&R Game: Cause of Death 1:35:52 - Time for Bets 1:41:04 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to check your rate today. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://shopify.com/allies to get a 14-day free trial.
5/15/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 35 seconds
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Square Enix Dumps Tomb Raider and Deus Ex - Easy Allies Podcast - May 6, 2022

Ep 317 - Square Enix sells off major studios, Warcraft's mobile efforts underwhelm, and we try to figure out Neil Blomkamp's pitch for battle royale 2.0. 0:00 - Opening 1:52 - Corrections 5:54 - Square Enix Sells Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal 34:38 - Warcraft Arclight Rumble 54:33 - Fortnite Back on iOS and Android via Xbox Cloud 1:02:29 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:03:58 - Neil Blomkamp is Working on a Battle Royale 2.0 1:22:09 - A Broader Audience for Shenmue IV 1:33:51 - Also This Week 1:42:08 - L&R: Starting a Series Late 1:44:46 - L&R: Beat It and Forgot It 1:47:42 - L&R Game: Fan Art Showdown 1:52:43 - L&R Game: Riddle Me This 1:55:56 - Time for Bets 2:01:39 - Closing Go to http://chime.com/allies to get up your free Chime account. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
5/8/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 1 second
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Brandon's Farewell Episode - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 29, 2022

Ep 316 - It's time to wish our co-founder a happy retirement, and there couldn't be a better send off than the announcement of a "life-sim adventure" with Disney friends. 0:00 - Opening 1:36 - Corrections 6:08 - Brandon's Last Podcast 23:07 - Brandon Jones Memories 45:47 - Who Gamed It? 50:03 - Disney Dreamlight Valley 1:04:52 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:10:50 - March NPD Report 1:19:13 - Yuji Naka vs Square Enix 1:33:00 - Also This Week 1:45:11 - L&R: Erase and Relive a Trailer 1:50:23 - L&R: Subscription Model Warnings 1:57:47 - L&R Game: Jeopardy Triple Stumpers 2:02:57 - Time for Bets 2:10:53 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free!
5/1/20222 hours, 21 minutes, 36 seconds
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Are GBA Games Coming to Switch? - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 22, 2022

Ep 315 - It seems official Game Boy emulators have leaked for Switch, Sega wants Crazy Taxi to go up against Fortnite, and Amy Hennig is getting another shot to fulfill her Star Wars dreams. 0:00 - Opening 1:00 - Corrections 3:33 - Official Switch GBA Emulator Leaked 30:43 - Crazy Taxi or Jet Set Radio to become the next Fortnite? 40:20 - Quest 2 VR Showcase 1:03:51 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:08:31 - New Star Wars Game from Amy Hennig in the Works 1:19:20 - More In-Game Ads Coming to Consoles? 1:30:33 - Also This Week 1:37:20 - L&R: Assassin's Creed Old vs New 1:45:20 - L&R: Introducing New Genres 1:52:18 - L&R Game: Funny Steam Reviews 1:56:23 - Time for Bets 2:00:49 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to check your rate today. Go to http://babbel.com/allies to get up to 60% off your subscription. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
4/24/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Kingdom Hearts IV Outta Nowhere! - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 15, 2022

Ep 314 - We saw the next chapter of Kingdom Hearts far sooner than expected, Oddworld's popularity is "devastating," and Resident Evil Village almost had mermaids. 0:00 - Opening 1:02 - Corrections 4:33 - Huber on Max Payne Remakes 15:44 - Kingdom Hearts IV Surprise 33:20 - Oddworld's PS Plus Popularity Was "Devastating" 43:28 - A Word From Our Sponsors 49:29 - Need for Speed Will Have "Anime Elements" 1:01:31 - Resident Evil's Cut Mermaids 1:11:10 - Also This Week 1:19:23 - L&R: Underappreciate Soundtracks 1:23:44 - L&R: Good Experience, Bad Game 1:30:30 - L&R Game: GT Reviews Revisited 1:47:46 - Time for Bets 1:52:10 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies16 and use code allies16 to get up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts. Go to http://truebill.com/allies to try out Truebill. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
4/17/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 1 second
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Max and Lara Are on the Way! - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 8, 2022

Ep 313 - Tomb Raider is being made on Unreal Engine 5, Remedy is remaking Max Payne 1 and 2, and we take a look at our most anticipated games this spring. 0:00 - Opening 0:59 - Corrections 3:22 - New Tomb Raider Announced 17:30 - Max Payne 1 and 2 Remake Announced 26:19 - Spring Preview: April 1:04:37 - A Word From Our Sponsors 1:10:35 - Spring Preview: May 1:28:20 - Spring Preview: June 1:43:20 - Also This Week 1:47:31 - L&R: Wojnar Update 1:48:30 - L&R: Giving Games a Chance 1:52:15 - L&R: Elden Ring Waifu Games 1:56:32 - L&R Game: Old Relative or Relatively Old 2:06:37 - Time for Bets 2:10:52 - Closing Go to http://chime.com/allies to get up your free Chime account. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://babbel.com/allies to get up to 60% off your subscription.
4/10/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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Can PS Plus Compete with Game Pass? - Easy Allies Podcast - Apr 1, 2022

Ep 312 - Long rumored changes to PlayStation Plus are now official, Zelda has been forseeably delayed, and E3 2022 is cancelled again. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:10 - Corrections 00:03:07 - Gran Turismo 7 Apologies 00:07:05 - PlayStation Plus Expansion 00:43:05 - Zelda Sequel Delayed to 2023 01:03:37 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:07:43 - E3 Cancelled Again 01:30:00 - Hyper Light Breaker 01:40:44 - Also This Week 01:44:34 - L&R: Random Arcade Cabinets 01:48:36 - L&R: Quick Game Recommendations 01:50:23 - L&R: The Turtles Are Older Now 01:54:04 - Time for Bets 01:58:41 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly rate. Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free! Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
4/3/20222 hours, 20 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #311 - Mar 25, 2022

This week, we have an open discussion on Hogwarts Legacy, the next Witcher games will run on a new engine, and bustin' makes us feel good. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:10 - Corrections 00:03:14 - Announcements 00:06:29 - A Clarification on Hogwarts Legacy 00:30:52 - Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed 00:51:17 - Nintendo is Shutting Down Dragalia Lost 01:05:47 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:11:00 - GT 7 Struggles with Outages and Economy 01:25:38 - A New Witcher Saga in the Works 01:36:39 - Also This Week 01:43:21 - Game: Copycat Kirby 01:51:01 - L&R: Elden Ring Starters 01:58:03 - L&R: Controller Preferences 02:05:22 - L&R: Difficulty Options 02:17:40 - Time for Bets 02:22:38 - Closing Go to http://babbel.com and use code ALLIES to get 3 months free on a 3-month scription. Go to http://mintmobile.com/allies to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
3/27/20222 hours, 28 minutes, 8 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #310 - Mar 18, 2022

It's a big week for indie games, teen summer horror is back in style, and Perfect Dark loses some initiative. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:04 - Corrections 00:04:03 - The Quarry 00:16:18 - Perfect Dark Staff Leave the Initiative 00:26:04 - February NPD Sales Report 00:42:04 - A Word from Our Sponsors 00:49:16 - ID@Xbox and Humble Showcases 01:11:03 - No EA Play Live This Summer 01:17:48 - Also This Week 01:27:23 - Game: EarthBound or The Beatles 01:30:06 - L&R: Elden Ring's Map 01:39:01 - L&R: Handheld-Centric Games 01:44:51 - L&R: Skipping Voice Acting 01:47:52 - L&R: Wojnar Update 01:49:56 - Time for Bets 01:56:20 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies16 and use code allies16 for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts! Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
3/20/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #309 - Mar 11, 2022

Cowabunga, dudes! The classic TMNT games are back, State of Play has dinosaurs raining from the sky, and Kratos might be on TV. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:02 - Corrections 00:04:28 - State of Play 00:33:32 - TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection 00:47:41 - Square Enix Music Channel 00:59:40 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:05:28 - Halo Infinite Co-op Delay 01:14:28 - God of War TV Show 01:27:03 - Also This Week 01:34:10 - Game: More Word Association 01:36:56 - L&R: Silly Supers 01:38:38 - L&R: Port Double Dipping 01:41:49 - L&R: Will Elden Ring Click? 01:46:58 - Time for Bets 01:50:46 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly rate. Go to http://chime.com/allies to sign up for Chime! Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies and take of yourself. Go to http://truebill.com/allies to start canceling today!
3/13/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 44 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #308 - Mar 4, 2022

Pokémon games are coming out faster than ever, Amazon's cloud gaming service has officially launched, and Epic faces the music. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:00 - Corrections 00:03:14 - Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 00:18:10 - Warren Spector's New Game 00:29:12 - Amazon Luna Launch 00:45:25 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:49:45 - Epic Buys Bandcamp 01:02:08 - Resident Evil New-Gen Upgrades 01:07:07 - Also This Week 01:15:29 - Game: Would You Rather? 01:24:36 - L&R: Friends in Ukraine 01:26:30 - L&R: Mechanic Mash-Ups 01:32:26 - L&R: Data Files 01:36:09 - L&R: More Demos 01:39:04 - Time for Bets 01:44:11 - Closing Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free! Go to http://mintmobile.com/allies to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies and take of yourself.
3/6/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 23 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #307 - February 25, 2022

Street Fighter 6 has a bad logo, Guardians of the Galaxy needs a better marketing plan, and PS VR2 is looking nice! 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:21 - Corrections 00:03:04 - Street Fighter 6 and Soul Hackers 2 Reveals 00:18:51 - PS VR2 Design Unveiled 00:30:55 - Dragon Age Production Update 00:41:27 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:46:58 - Guardians of the Galaxy Undershoots Sales Expectations 00:59:37 - FF XIV's 10-Year Plan 01:15:23 - Also This Week 01:19:34 - Game: That's Not a Port! 01:28:20 - L&R: Open World Review Spoilers 01:31:40 - L&R: Creator Collabs 01:35:55 - L&R: Do You Need to Finish Games to Review? 01:53:40 - Time for Bets 01:57:24 - Closing Go to http://babbel.com and use code ALLIES to get 3 months free when you buy a 3-months subscription. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://mintmobile.com/allies to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month.
2/27/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #306 - February 18, 2022

Nintendo's announced the death of 3DS and Wii U stores, Capcom put up a mysterious countdown, and Lost Ark has made all the right moves to have an absolutely explosive launch. Note: We're aware of some missing bits and bobs here and there. Apologies as we had to edit this week without Brandon. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:03 - Corrections 00:03:49 - Who Gamed It? 00:06:33 - Nintendo Ending Purchases on 3DS and Wii U 00:47:50 - Capcom Countdown and Street Fighter 01:14:28 - Soul Hackers Countdown 01:18:57 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:25:49 - January NPD Report 01:31:09 - Lost Ark's Explosive Success 01:55:40 - Also This Week 01:59:12 - Game: How Many Playable Characters? 02:04:13 - L&R: Watching Others Play 02:06:44 - L&R: Horizon Launch Timing 02:11:29 - L&R: Revisiting Reviews? 02:17:14 - Time for Bets 02:20:48 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies16 and use code allies16 for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts! Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly rate. Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 months free on a 1-year package. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies and take of yourself.
2/20/20222 hours, 22 minutes, 10 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #305 - February 11, 2022

Nintendo directs our attention back to the Switch after Sony and Xbox spent big bucks on big news. Also, Sony highlights a batch of indies and our first look at Wolf Among Us 2, Google finally wises up and steps away from Stadia, and Capcom finally pays the RE4 merchant his due. 00:00:55 - Corrections 00:03:01 - Who-Gamed-It? 00:04:43 - Nintendo Direct Announcements 00:19:56 - Nintendo Direct Ports 00:25:08 - Nintendo Direct Updates 00:35:45 - Wolf Among Us 2 first look 00:44:12 - Google ditching Stadia 00:55:48 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:59:04 - Sony’s 7 Indie Updates 01:08:56 - Capcom’s copyright lawsuit 01:15:41 - Also This Week 01:22:03 - Game: Lost in Translation: Taiwan Version 01:25:07 - L&R - Good gaming date location? 01:26:50 - L&R - Good gaming date item? 01:28:32 - L&R - More literature-inspired games? 01:33:57 - Time for Bets 01:38:12 - Closing Go to http://chime.com/allies to sign up today! Go to http://babbel.com and use code ALLIES to get 3 months of Babbel free with a 3-month subscription. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month!
2/13/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 27 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #304 - February 4, 2022

Sony strikes back by acquiring Bungie and getting to work on 10+ live service games. Also, Yacht Club still kicks it with Kickstarter, Gran Turismo still looks gorgeous, Nintendo still makes boatloads of money, and the Dark Pictures Anthology still dares to dream. 00:00:56 - Corrections 00:02:36 - Who-Gamed-It? 00:05:04 - Sony buys Bungie 00:23:07 - Mina the Hollower 00:33:17 - Dark Pictures trademarks 00:43:03 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:45:42 - Gran Turismo 7 State of Play 00:56:03 - Nintendo’s 2021 Financials 01:15:35  - NFT backtracks 01:24:52 - Also This Week 01:30:02 - Game: Do You Know the Vintage VO? 01:33:45 - L&R - Any wisdom for 2012 games? 01:38:57 - L&R - Sony characters in Destiny? 01:41:17 - L&R - What is the ideal anime game? 01:44:27 - Time for Bets 01:47:52 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month! Go to http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free!
2/6/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sony Buys Bungie - Breaking News - Easy Allies

The company that created Halo and Destiny is now part of the PlayStation family, but the results of this deal are more surprising than we'd expect.
1/31/202218 minutes, 14 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #303 - January 28, 2022

This week is mostly about new stuff. Blizzard’s trying the survival genre, Crysis is ready for a sequel, Respawn is working on 2 more Star Wars games than we knew, Nagoshi launched his new studio, and Meta has something scary in VR called Horizon. 00:00:56 - Corrections 00:03:05 - Who-Gamed-It? 00:04:22 - Blizzard’s Survival Game 00:15:40 - A New Crysis 00:25:43 - Respawn’s 3 Star Wars Games 00:36:38 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:41:03 - Nagoshi Studio 00:47:46 - Meta’s Horizon Worlds 01:00:59 - December 2021 NPDs 01:10:16 - Also This Week 01:15:06 - Game: Canadian or NO-WAYdian 01:18:00 - L&R - Microsoft acquisition fates 01:21:56 - L&R - Sony or Microsoft handheld? 01:24:56 - L&R - Favorite snow levels? 01:27:00 - Time for Bets 01:31:36 - Closing 01:32:26 - January 2022 Producer Thanks Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly rate. Go to http://babbel.com and use code ALLIES to get 3 months of Babbel free with a 3-month subscription. Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 months free on a 1-year package.
1/30/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 22 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #302 - January 21, 2022

Phil Spencer owns this podcast after dropping the biggest gaming news of the year, and it’s still the first month of 2022. After we discuss 6 different factors of Activision/Blizzard's big payday, the panel laments Star Wars causing crunch and that’s it. It’s mostly Xbox this week. 00:00:57 - Corrections 00:04:50 - Who-Gamed-It? 00:06:38 - Microsoft bought Activision/Blizzard 00:16:55 - Microsoft owns Activision/Blizzard 00:30:13 - Good Old Bobby 00:33:58 - Activision/Blizzard Lawsuits 00:42:03 - Fixing Activision/Blizzard 00:59:24 - Xbox Exclusivity 01:06:43 - The Metaverse in 2022 01:21:04 - Skywalker Saga and crunch 01:26:41 - Also This Week 01:34:39 - Game: Dissecting a Frogger 01:40:16 - L&R - What about Battle-dot-net? 01:43:24 - L&R - Sony first-party on PC day 1? 01:47:40 - L&R - Xbox Exclusivity Trivia 01:49:58 - Time for Bets 01:57:10 - Or Wars 02:02:53 - Closing Check out this survey to help Easy Allies and Rooster Teeth make better stuff! https://roosterteeth.surveysparrow.com/s/Roost-Partner-Survey---Easy-Allies/tt-b5e8a4
1/23/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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Microsoft Eats Up Activision - Breaking News - Easy Allies

In a shocking nearly $70 BILLION dollar ack-wha, Microsoft is in the process of buying Activision-Blizzard! Brandon, Brad, Blood, and Isla are here to discuss the news.
1/19/202225 minutes, 51 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #301 - January 14, 2022

This week was filled with uncertainty. Is Mario Kart 9 happening soon? Will Babylon’s fall and a new leader hurt Platinum Games? Can FF XIV’s director make people nicer? Should LEGO ever trust Blizzard again? Am I playing the right Wordle? Where’s my PS5 and Xbox Series X?! 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:19 - Corrections 00:06:53 - Who-Gamed-It? 00:10:58 - Mario Kart 9 rumors 00:25:17 - Platinum Games in 2022 00:32:47 - FFXIV and toxicity 00:41:11 - LEGO and Blizzard 00:44:58 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:49:17 - Wordle copycats 00:55:31 - Console scarcity in 2022 01:02:17 - Also This Week 01:06:54 - Game: Cool Subtitles 01:11:49 - L&R - 70 PS2 games on a shelf 01:14:07 - L&R - Best Online Non-PVP Co-Op? 01:15:10 - L&R - I can’t see 30/60 FPS 01:20:46 - Or Wars 01:26:14 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies16 and use code allies16 for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts. Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 months free on a 1-year package. Go to http://mintmobile.com/allies to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month.
1/16/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 4 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #300 - January 7, 2022

It’s episode 300! Raise a glass! Our wonderful patrons give us lots of memories and conversation starters to mark the milestone. All while feeling the intensity of Q1’s release schedule, the cheap-high-tech possibilities of PSVR2, and the long and lonely road of Days Gone. 00:01:05 - Corrections 00:03:07 - Madden Facts 00:05:49 - Q1 2022 Preview January 00:21:25 - Q1 2022 Preview February 00:50:38 - Q1 2022 Preview March 01:07:00 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:10:55 - PlayStation VR2 01:26:29 - Days Gone sales 01:36:04 - Podcast #300 Memories 01:40:18 - Upside That Frown 01:42:58 - Also This Week 01:45:34 - Game: Above or Below 300! 01:49:34 - L&R - Favourite celebration editions? 01:51:59 - L&R - Reviewing super long games 01:53:58 - L&R - What lived up to expectations? 01:55:13 - Or Wars 02:01:44 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly rate! Go to http://chime.com/allies to sign up today! Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month!
1/9/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 34 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #299 - December 31, 2021

This week we honor and educate ourselves on the legacy of the great John Madden, then wonder what’s going on with Ubisoft’s attrition rate and G.R.R.M.'s blog. Also, Nintendo and Valve list some of their highest-performing games, and the CEO of Roblox has some hilariously sneaky taxes. 00:01:26 - Corrections 00:03:18 - John Madden’s legacy 00:16:02 - Ubisoft’s “Great Exodus” 00:29:20 - G.R.R.M.’s Elden Ring blog post 00:39:21 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:43:26 - Switch’s top indie games of 2021 00:55:52 - Steam’s top games of 2021 01:00:38 - Roblox CEO’s sneaky taxes 01:03:48 - Also This Week 01:09:32 - Game: Stark Raving Madden 01:13:16 - L&R - More pseudo-sequels? 01:16:36 - L&R - FF VII Remake vs FF XIII 01:19:27 - L&R - Digital vs physical problems? 01:24:14 - Or Wars 01:29:28 - Closing 01:31:30 - December Producer Credits Go to http://babbel.com and use promo code ALLIES to get 3 extra months! Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free.
1/2/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 34 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #298 - December 24, 2021

Tis the season to share a little love and respect. We celebrate the NPDs, award our Starring Roles, and take an episode’s worth of community questions. 00:01:34 - The Starring Role Awards 00:11:24 - November 2021 NPDs 00:20:54 - L&R - Personal convention traditions 00:24:28 - L&R - Taking game appreciation further 00:28:37 - L&R - Let’s celebrate the LOTR trilogy 00:34:17 - L&R - Excellent minor details 00:36:20 - L&R - Regrettable gaming purchases 00:39:06 - L&R - What about open-linear games? 00:41:59 - L&R - If you're going to play only one 00:44:51 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:50:39 - L&R - What’s with Game Pass and Japan? 00:54:07 - L&R - Too down to enjoy a good game? 00:56:11 - L&R - Schedule-pivoting announcements 00:58:36 - L&R - Character-based PvP morality? 01:02:23 - L&R - Stuck with EZA games? 01:10:47 - Or Wars 01:14:09 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies14 and use code allies14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://getquip.com/allies to get your first refill free.
12/26/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 10 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #297 - December 17, 2021

12/19/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #296 - December 10, 2021

In a special late-night extended episode with special guest Kyle Bosman, we get loopy talking about the ups and downs of The Game Awards. Also, it’s never too late for GTA Online story DLC, PlayStation’s going to try and copy Game Pass, and Raven Software gets the Activision axe. 00:02:10 - Corrections 00:04:00 - Starring Role 00:11:09 - Alan Wake II 00:16:36 - Star Wars Eclipse 00:23:35 - Hellblade II 00:25:46 - Wonder Woman 00:31:24 - Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League 00:37:00 - The Death Stranding PS4 is not gross 00:39:37 - Warhammer 40K Space Marine II 00:42:57 - Other Game Awards announcements 01:14:07 - Game Awards winners and losers 01:25:00 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:31:15 - GTA Online The Contract 01:38:24 - PlayStation’s Game Pass 01:48:38 - Raven Software layoffs 01:54:34 - Also This Week 02:07:58 - L&R - We get gaming gifts! 02:10:55 - L&R - Perfect pronunciations 02:15:05 - L&R - I play video games wrong  02:19:33 - Time For Bets 02:26:42 - Closing Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get 10% off and free shipping. Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free. Go to http://imperfectfoods.com and use code ALLIES to get 20% off your first 4 orders.
12/12/20212 hours, 28 minutes, 58 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #295 - December 3, 2021

FFXIV Endwalker, a new Marvel MMO, and a re-connected Battlefield 2042 universe take online gaming to the forefront of this week’s headlines. Also, we say congrats to Cyberpunk 2077 after a sale and thousands of positive user reviews, and farewell to the original Titanfall. 00:01:00 - Corrections 00:04:02 - Starring Role 00:08:09 - Battlefield’s big changes 00:24:36 - Marvel MMO 00:34:38 - FFXIV Endwalker launch 00:49:05 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:53:44 - Cyberpunk’s redemption 01:06:48 - Titanfall delisted 01:16:08 - Also This Week 01:26:51 - Game: What got the most GOTYs? 01:34:20 - L&R - Our gaming “cilantros” 01:43:29 - L&R - Game Awards expectations? 01:46:20 - L&R - Rudeness, aka Teabagging 01:51:31 - Time For Bets 01:57:45 - Closing 02:00:08 - November Producer Credits Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get an extra 3 months FREE! Go to http://truebill.com/ALLIES to start cancelling today!
12/5/20212 hours, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #294 - November 24, 2021

In an early episode before our Thanksgiving break, we gobble up the biggest turkeys and their biggest mistakes from 2021. Also, Kojima gives an LA studio another shot, Sony prefers selling retail PS5 games and not making plates, Forza 5 gets first place on Game Pass, and woe are the ads for the Amico. 00:01:10 - Corrections 00:03:38 - Starring Role 00:06:47 - Biggest Turkeys of 2021 00:24:51 - Kojima’s new L.A. studio 00:33:31 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:38:32 - Sony’s PlayStation patents 00:43:27 - PlayStation Retail vs Digital 00:45:55 - Forza Horizon 5 records 00:53:13 - Intellivision Amico woes 00:55:26 - Also This Week 01:02:48 - Game: Top 3 of Top 5s from Top 10s 01:10:34 - L&R - Mechanics worth revisiting? 01:12:31 - L&R - How many console icons can you list? 01:14:21 - L&R - A new solution for color blindness 01:16:43 - Time For Bets 01:19:52 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly rate! Go to http://getquip.com/allies to get your first refill free. Get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you download the Postmates app and use code “EASYALLIES.”
11/26/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 57 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #293 - November 19, 2021

The Game Awards nominations have landed and it’s our job to have opinions about them. Also, Rockstar Games and rock star CEO Bobby Kotick are under fire after some questionable business decisions, Xbox celebrates its 20th with online Halo, and we measure our hype for the surprise Dragon Ball: The Breakers and the often-leaked MultiVersus. 00:00:41 - Corrections 00:02:25 - Starring Role 00:05:27 - Game Awards Nominations 00:19:44 - Dragon Ball: The Breakers 00:26:23 - MultiVersus 00:38:12 - Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta 00:51:31 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:55:27 - GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition 01:13:07 - Bobby Kotick under fire 01:23:18 - Xbox 20th Anniversary 01:34:58 - Also This Week 01:41:15 - Game: Mario vs Zelda 01:46:06 - L&R - Overwhelmed by new content 01:48:18 - L&R - Good product placement? 01:53:08 - L&R - A game host for the Game Awards 01:55:51 - Time For Bets 01:59:36 - Closing Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get 10% off and free shipping. Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 months free on a 1-year package. Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free.
11/21/20212 hours, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #292 - November 12, 2021

A lot of projects pulled for big wins this week. SteamWorld is going third-person, League of Legends starts another colorful media blitz, Spider-man tries to save the Avengers, and the Tomorrow Children march on to their own beat. 00:01:05 - Corrections 00:02:56 - Starring Role 00:05:19 - SteamWorld Headhunter 00:14:44 - League of Legends updates 00:31:23 - Spider-man and Avengers 00:38:13 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:43:30 - Genshin Impact merch rules 00:57:19 - Tomorrow Children is back 01:04:54 - Also This Week 01:12:49 - Game: Sales are better now than ever! 01:20:55 - L&R - When games break immersion 01:25:23 - L&R - Are NFTs and the Metaverse fads? 01:34:57 - L&R - Why call it “Shin Megami Tensei?” 01:41:50 - Time For Bets 01:45:06 - Closing 01:46:24 - Forza Horizon 5 Bloodworth Race Bet Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies14 and use code allies14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://imperfectfoods.com and use code ALLIES to get 20% off your first 4 orders.
11/14/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 37 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #291 - November 5, 2021

It’s been a week of weak announcements. Hangar 13 stops developing Volt, Microsoft and SEGA team up in the cloud, Skydance is making a Marvel game, FF Tactics might be getting remastered, and Facebook is mostly now Meta. 00:00:48 - Corrections 00:01:45 - Starring Role 00:05:51 - Hangar 13’s Volt 00:15:18 - Microsoft and SEGA 00:25:46 - Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster 00:36:08 - Skydance and Marvel 00:42:26 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:45:12 - Facebook is now Meta 00:55:08 - Activision/Blizzard updates 01:06:57 - Also This Week 01:13:23 - Game: Middleware Multiple Choice 01:16:32 - L&R - I think I hate video games 01:28:41 - L&R - Ever walk away from a challenge? 01:34:38 - L&R - Ever overcome the impossible? 01:38:08 - Time For Bets 01:41:35 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly rate! Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free.
11/7/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 56 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #290 - October 28, 2021

Sony sneaks in a State of Play before the end of the year, and Niantic believes Nintendo’s Pikmin can get people walking. Also, Halo Infinite finally details its single-player campaign, Grasshopper joins Netease, and Blizzard is rethinking Blizzcon among many other things. 00:00:46 - Corrections 00:04:02 - Starring Role 00:06:54 - State of Play October 00:32:03 - Pikmin Bloom 00:40:22 - Halo Infinite Campaign Overview 00:55:29 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:01:29 - Grasshopper joins NetEase 01:05:52 - Blizzcon 2022 canceled 01:18:12 - Also This Week 01:22:40 - L&R - Horror Returns or Retires 01:29:10 - L&R - Name your horror adaptation 01:31:44 - L&R - A game to cure what ails you 01:33:55 - Time For Bets 01:37:59 - Closing 01:40:17 - October 2021 Producer Credits Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies for 10% off plus free shipping! Go to http://getquip.com/allies to get your first refill free. Get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you download the Postmates app and use code “EASYALLIES.”
10/30/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 11 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #289 - October 22, 2021

The Uncharted movie trailer blows up the big screen and rumor has it a new Splinter Cell is in the works. We weigh our anticipation and revisit DC Fandome, that double-sided Animal Crossing Direct, and the best selling games of September. 00:00:56 - Corrections 00:02:22 - Starring Role 00:05:24 - Uncharted movie trailer 00:14:26 - New Splinter Cell? 00:24:24 - DC Fandome 00:34:03 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:40:11 - Switch Online Expansion Pack 00:52:22 - Animal Crossing updates 00:56:38 - September NPDs 01:05:33 - Also This Week 01:14:20 - Game: Lost in Translation: Taiwan 01:17:22 - L&R - Good gaming horror 01:24:03 - L&R - Horror setting essentials 01:27:57 - L&R - Other playable Bat-family members? 01:30:16 - Time For Bets 01:33:58 - Closing Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://candidco.com/easyallies and use code easyallies to save $75 on your starter kit. Go to http://imperfectfoods.com and use code ALLIES to get 20% off your first 4 orders.
10/24/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 43 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #288 - October 15, 2021

Activision finally takes a proactive stand against cheating in Call of Duty Warzone while the EEOC and DFEH fight over who gets to litigate them. Also FIFA asks EA for more money, Google counter-sues Epic, and even more gaming properties come to the big screen. 00:01:08 - Corrections 00:04:23 - Starring Role 00:08:19 - Call of Duty’s Ricochet 00:32:34 - EA and FIFA parting ways? 00:44:59 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:47:59 - System Shock and other series 00:58:34 - Google counter-sues Epic 01:04:12 - DFEH vs EEOC vs Activision 01:10:02 - Also This Week 01:18:08 - Game: Name That Mario Party Mini Game 01:24:28 - L&R - How long until a game becomes great? 01:31:34 - L&R - Preferred review time? 01:39:49 - L&R - Underappreciated parts of the community? 01:43:56 - Time For Bets 01:47:33 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly rate! Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 months free on a 1-year package.
10/17/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 27 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #287 - October 8, 2021

The biggest gaming season of the year is upon us, so we pick our favorites from the fall lineup. Also, the Resident Evil movie reveals its CG budget, Sora finally shows up, Ghost Recon ignores its fans yet again, and big-tech has big headaches when Twitch gets hacked and Facebook goes down. 00:01:08 - Corrections 00:03:13 - Starring Role 00:07:51 - Q4 Preview October 00:35:33 - Q4 Preview November 00:55:01 - Q4 Preview December 01:02:37 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:06:18 - Resident Evil movie trailer 01:17:13 - Sora in Super Smash Bros. 01:28:33 - Ghost Recon Frontline 01:32:55 - Twitch hack 01:40:56 - Facebook outage 01:45:31 - Also This Week 01:52:54 - L&R - Shocking non-gamers 01:56:22 - L&R - Replaying cinematics? 02:01:47 - L&R - Steam Next Fest favorites  02:04:10 - Time For Bets 02:00:00 - Closing Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free. Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies14 and use code allies14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping!
10/10/20212 hours, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #286 - October 1, 2021

Sony and Netflix go shopping for new studios that make us wonder what projects they have in mind. The Tokyo Game Show brings in exciting news from Capcom and Xbox, while Microsoft opens up to third-party storefronts, and the Activision/Blizzard case is over all of a sudden? 00:01:17 - Corrections 00:04:53 - Starring Role 00:07:56 - Sony buys Bluepoint Games 00:17:33 - Netflix buys Night School 00:26:17 - Xbox TGS ‘21 Showcase 00:32:51 - Tokyo Game Show 2021 highlights 00:38:05 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:41:47 - Microsoft and third-party storefronts 00:44:42 - Activision/Blizzard settlement 00:49:40 - Also This Week 00:56:40 - L&R - Top 6 Sony studios 01:05:12 - L&R - Did EZA pen “Shadow Drop?” 01:07:09 - L&R - Closely-related franchise surprises? 01:08:37 - Time For Bets 01:12:31 - Closing 01:14:23 - September Producer Credits Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://getquip.com/allies to save $10 on a quip Smart Electric Toothbrush.
10/3/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 53 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #285 - September 24, 2021

This week is about playing demos and surprise remasters on the Switch while we keep laughing at or crying about the Super Mario movie cast. Also, THQ brings a batch of old franchises new life, Quantic Dream might be making a Star Wars game, and Titanfall 3 is not not happening 00:01:07 - Corrections 00:03:03 - Starring Role 00:06:23 - Super Mario Movie Cast 00:22:27 - Nintendo Direct Announcements 00:44:08 - Nintendo Direct Updates 00:59:27 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:03:59 - THQ Nordic Showcase 01:09:39 - Quantic Dream Star Wars Game 01:18:26 - Titanfall 3 hype 01:25:15 - Also This Week 01:30:35 - Game: Touhou or No Bro! 01:34:19 - L&R - Outside resource help? 01:38:03 - L&R - Average completion percentage? 01:41:49 - L&R - GOTY anti-spoiler preparation? 01:43:47 - Time For Bets 01:46:37 - Closing .Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today. Go to http://candidco.com/easyallies and use code easyallies to save $75 on your starter kit. Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies14 and use code allies14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping!
9/26/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 3 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #284 - September 17, 2021

This week we go over the fine print. August NPDs hold some surprising winners, Nintendo’s financials provoke rumors of a Switch price cut, and the saga of Epic and Apple comes to a complex and often hilarious conclusion. 00:01:05 - Corrections 00:03:36 - Starring Role 00:06:23 - August NPDs 00:19:53 - Switch price cut? 00:29:24 - Kojima and real-time games 00:38:12 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:41:57 - Epic v Apple ruling 00:56:27 - Also This Week 00:59:29 - Game: NICE 01:03:13 - L&R - Superhero villains 01:05:37 - L&R - UI and menu touchstones 01:10:38 - L&R - Can we fix user reviews? 01:18:53 - Time For Bets 01:22:29 - Closing Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 months free on a 1-year package. Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies for 10% off! Tune in September 9th on Rooster Teeth to see who’s the last one laughing. And catch up on Season 1 with all the episodes available to stream.
9/19/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #283 - September 10, 2021

PlayStation finally shows up with a showcase and it’s worth the wait. Wolverine and Spider-man overshadow their fellow Guardians, KOTOR is remade, and Kratos is revealed running on the PS5. With fan favorite Alan Wake coming back into the light, and No Man’s Sky earning a “mostly positive” rank on Steam, it’s a week for big franchise wins. 00:01:06 - Corrections 00:03:14 - Starring Role 00:08:04 - God of War: Ragnarok 00:19:51 - Marvel’s Wolverine 00:30:25 - Marvel’s Spider-man 2 00:41:10 - Guardians of the Galaxy 00:48:06 - Knights of the Old Republic Remake 00:52:17 - PlayStation Showcase Updates 01:14:55 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:19:08 - Alan Wake Remastered 01:26:02 - No Man Sky is “mostly positive” 01:36:36 - Also This Week 01:40:30 - L&R - What’s next for Hazelight? 01:45:14 - L&R - Are pre-order bonuses worth it? 01:50:46 - L&R - Let’s talk about maps 01:59:01 - Time For Bets 02:03:08 - Closing Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free. Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies14 and use code allies14 for up to 14 free meals including free shipping! Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
9/12/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 34 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #282 - September 3, 2021

We examine the PlayStation 5 from multiple angles - its new subtly advanced model, recently announced 2021 Showcase, and cloudy PS4 upgrade path for Horizon Forbidden West. Also, Dead Space looks early which is cool, and is Nagoshi leaving Sega? 00:01:20 - Corrections 00:03:43 - Starring Role 00:06:27 - Dead Space early look 00:22:55 - The New PlayStation 5 00:31:14 - Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 00:44:27 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:47:16 - PlayStation Showcase Predictions 00:56:07 - Is Toshihiro Nagoshi leaving Sega? 01:03:46 - Also This Week 01:11:15 - Game: Tag That! 01:14:46 - L&R - Can Etrian Odyssey stand out? 01:18:29 - L&R - Getting over losing progress 01:24:24 - L&R - Gaming’s greatest achievement? 01:27:33 - Time For Bets 01:31:08 - Closing 01:32:36 - Damiani drives around the Lake Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today.
9/5/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 59 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #281 - August 27, 2021

Gamescom is live and the announcements are many. Opening Night Live drops some new IPs and revives old franchises while Halo Infinite and Xbox showcase a little less than anticipated.  00:01:19 - Corrections 00:03:45 - Starring Role 00:06:46 - Gamescom Opening Night Live 00:12:10 - Saints Row 00:17:05 - Marvel Midnight Suns 00:21:45 - DokeV 00:24:31 - Gamescom ONL reveals 00:31:12 - Gamescom ONL announcements 00:43:07 - Gamescom ONL updates 01:05:41 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:08:55 - Halo Infinite at Gamescom 01:22:12 - Xbox Gamescom Showcase 01:32:10 - Also This Week 01:41:32 - L&R - That’s A Wrap! 01:48:12 - L&R - Interesting difficulty levels 01:52:25 - L&R - EA redemption arc? 01:59:18 - Time For Bets 02:03:20 - Closing 02:05:27 - Producer Credits Go to http://candidco.com/easyallies and use code easyallies to save $75 on your starter kit. Go to http://getquip.com/allies to save $10 on a quip Smart Electric Toothbrush.
8/29/20212 hours, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #280 - August 20, 2021

This week we sail on a sea of updates and announcements. Vanguard tests the stability of the CoD franchise, Quake looks better than ever, Pokemon presents a bunch of new stuff, and Grimoire of Souls is seemingly back from the dead. 00:01:24 - Corrections 00:02:19 - Call of Duty: Vanguard 00:12:14 - QuakeCon 2021 00:18:38 - Pokemon Presents 00:36:14 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:41:06 - Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls 00:48:16 - Abandoned App Launch 00:53:24 - Also This Week 01:00:01 - Game: Lost in Translation: Taiwan 01:05:20 - L&R - DLC better than the original game? 01:09:24 - L&R - Ever delayed the final boss? 01:12:17 - L&R - Best version of Final Fantasy VI? 01:15:03 - Time For Bets 01:21:04 - Closing Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 extra months free! Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get 10% off. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
8/22/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 11 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #279 - August 13, 2021

It’s a celebration of indies! ID@Xbox and Nintendo game-pass and shadow-drop some exciting titles while the Amiga gets its own mini-console and Twitch tries a dash of unexpected transparency. 00:01:17 - Corrections 00:02:24 - ID@Xbox Indie Showcase 00:23:55 - Nintendo Indie Direct 00:44:46 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:46:35 - Twitch Transparency 00:57:17 - The A500 Mini Announced 01:01:56 - Activision/Blizzard Update 01:06:10 - Also This Week 01:11:10 - Game: Yakuza Substory or Segal Movie? 01:14:15 - L&R - Do you love any 3s or 4s? 01:17:00 - L&R - Which composer would you hire? 01:19:03 - L&R - What games make you “happy?” 01:21:31 - Time For Bets 01:26:29 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today.
8/15/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 51 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #278 - August 6, 2021

Team ASOBI teases their biggest game ever, and Zool Redimensioned kicks off a team of new developers. After PS5 and Xbox numbers drops, Nintendo touts one million-selling game after another, while Blizzard and Fullbright face the oncoming wave of industry change. 00:00:45 - Corrections 00:01:42 - Team ASOBI’s Next Game 00:11:17 - Zool Redimensioned Announced 00:18:39 - Nintendo Q1 Financials 00:36:32 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:40:55 - Blizzard Updates 00:52:56 - Toxic Work Culture at Fullbright 01:00:55 - Also This Week 01:07:43 - L&R - Is this the year CoD loses? 01:12:06 - L&R - What’s the next PC PlayStation game? 01:17:22 - L&R - Recommend 3 Assassin’s Creed games 01:20:18 - Time For Bets 01:25:17 - Closing Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free. Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies14 and use code allies14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping! Go to http://babbel.com and use code ALLIES to get an extra 3 months of Babbel free.
8/8/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 19 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #277 - July 30, 2021

Following a heavy news week, we kick back with some casual speculation and anticipation. Annapurna shows off their first showcase, Splitgate hits max capacity, the Pokemon live-action universe continues, and That’s No Moon hypes up a new hope for AAA development. 00:00:59 - Corrections 00:06:02 - Annapurna Showcase 00:23:13 - Next-Gen Sales Updates 00:41:37 - Live-Action Pokemon Series 00:49:54 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:52:56 - Have You Heard About Splitgate? 01:01:04 - That’s No Moon 01:11:03 - Also This Week 01:17:39 - L&R - What Switch games need DLC? 01:19:31 - L&R - The Olympics and game music 01:23:24 - L&R - Favorite Olympic events? 01:27:19 - L&R - The Easy Allies Olympic Games 01:30:00 - Time For Bets 01:33:15 - Closing 01:34:56 - July Producer Credits Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://candidco.com/easyallies and use code easyallies to save $75 on your starter kit.
8/1/20211 hour, 41 minutes
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Easy Allies Podcast #276 - July 23, 2021

Bloodworth moderates a mixed week of gaming news. EA has one of their best showcases in years, but working at Activision/Blizzard sounds worse than ever, and Ubisoft can’t stop announcing shooters or developing Skull & Bones. 00:01:31 - EA Play 00:10:29 - Dead Space Remake 00:16:09 - Battlefield Portal 00:24:36 - Other EA Play games 00:29:43 - California vs Activision/Blizzard 00:56:41 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:59:01 - XDefiant 01:05:26 - Skull & Bones & Ubisoft 01:17:19 - Also This Week 01:21:36 - L&R - My industry desire is dead 01:31:43 - L&R - What if Kirby eats you? 01:35:16 - L&R - Did remasters kill virtual console? 01:48:32 - Time For Bets 01:52:26 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
7/25/20211 hour, 54 minutes, 5 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #275 - July 16, 2021

Valve finally revealed their handheld, the Steam Deck. As we try to drop five bucks on one, Takuya Kimura’s agency might cancel the next Judgment, Netflix might start making games next year, and classic games might start selling for over a million dollars. 00:01:25 - Corrections 00:03:35 - Steam Deck 00:26:12 - Takuya Kimura and Judgment 00:35:44 - Netflix Games 00:43:35 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:48:00 - Have You Heard About Ynglet? 00:54:43 - The Million Dollar Mario 64 01:04:27 - Also This Week 01:09:50 - Game: Don’t Stop Achieving! 01:15:12 - L&R - Favorite start screen theme? 01:18:40 - L&R - Is the WoW to FFXIV shift a big deal? 01:24:21 - L&R - What else deserves a Smash Bros? 01:25:21 - L&R - Who needs to be in the Nickelodeon brawler? 01:27:01 - Time For Bets 01:30:51 - Closing Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 months of ExpressVPN free on a 1-year package. Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get 10% off. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
7/18/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 3 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #274 - July 9, 2021

This week we got a very Nintendo announcement for the Switch, and a very Ubisoft announcement for Assassin’s Creed. This might not be what we want, but at least we’re getting a new RoboCop game in 2 years, and a bunch of fun third party stuff headed to PS5. 00:00:58 - Corrections 00:03:03 - Deathloop State of Play 00:21:05 - Assassin’s Creed Infinity 00:35:00 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:41:04 - Switch OLED Model 00:52:45 - Robocop: Rogue City 01:05:27 - Also This Week 01:10:48 - L&R - Marketing slow drip or blowout? 01:15:23 - L&R - Should most games have God Mode? 01:17:47 - L&R - Have any franchises lost you? 01:22:35 - Time For Bets 01:27:17 - Closing Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free. Go to http://hellofresh.com/allies14 and use code allies14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping! Go to http://babbel.com and use code ALLIES to get an extra 3 months of Babbel free.
7/11/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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Switch OLED Model Announced - Breaking News

Out of nowhere, and somehow predictably, Nintendo finally unveils the next Switch we might not need but are totally going to buy. Damiani, Brad, and Jones sunset their expectations for a higher-performance Switch and go through the OLED Model's features and sales potential.
7/7/202113 minutes, 29 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #273 - July 2, 2021

In a super-sized, 2-plus-hour episode we look ahead to the rest of the summer. Our quarterly multi-game preview picks the hottest and coldest releases from July, August, and September 2021. 00:00:41 - Corrections 00:02:55 - Q3 Preview July 00:32:46 - Q3 Preview August 01:08:51 - A Word From Our Sponsor 01:10:42 - Q3 Preview September 01:43:51 - Also This Week 01:58:07 - L&R - Other franchise FTP games? 02:01:01 - L&R - Another Rare Replay type game? 02:05:39 - Time For Bets 02:09:57 - Closing 02:11:15 - Mario Golf: Super Rush Bet Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out if you can lower your monthly payments.
7/4/20212 hours, 12 minutes, 53 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #272 - June 25, 2021

Now that the E3 news train has left the station, we dive into some truly strange headlines. Blue Box continues to deny the Kojima rumors, Harada kind of admits Tekken X Street Fighter is canceled, and Facebook wants to get you closer to their ads than ever before. 00:00:40 - Corrections 00:01:50 - Blue Box and Hideo Kojima 00:16:07 - Tekken X Street Fighter canceled 00:26:06 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:29:54 - VR Facebook ads 00:48:27 - Also This Week 00:54:39 - Game: Harrison Ford or Randy Pitchford? 00:58:35 - L&R - Steam Next Fest favorites 01:00:18 - L&R - What will blow up next from Japan? 01:05:06 - L&R - PS5 recommendation update 01:06:46 - L&R - How do you communicate demand? 01:11:57 - Time For Bets 01:19:34 - Closing 01:20:41 - June Producer Credits Go to http://candidco.com/easyallies and use code easyallies to save $75 on your Candid starter kit! Go to http://chime.com/allies to join the millions using Chime!
6/27/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 34 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #271 - June 18, 2021

This year’s digital E3 has come and gone, and there was no way to watch absolutely everything from the show. We search our heads and hearts for hype levels surrounding Nintendo, Xbox, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Capcom, and Devolver, along with the PC Gaming Show and Wholesome Direct. 00:00:50 - Corrections 00:02:44 - E3 ‘21 Impressions 00:13:13 - E3 ‘21 Nintendo Direct 00:36:43 - E3 ‘21 Xbox Showcase 00:58:56 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:03:09 - E3 ‘21 Ubisoft Forward 01:14:31 - E3 ‘21 Square Enix Presents 01:25:20 - E3 ‘21 Capcom Showcase 01:29:39 - E3 ‘21 Devolver Forwarder 01:34:01 - E3 ‘21 PC Gaming Show 01:39:49 - E3 ‘21 Wholesome Direct 01:46:32 - L&R - Obscure reasons for favorite genres? 01:51:03 - L&R - What did you play because of the pandemic? 01:53:10 - L&R - Do you accessorize your controllers? 01:56:39 - Time For Bets 02:00:33 - Closing Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get an extra 3 month of ExpressVPN on a 1-year package. Go to http://hellofresh.com/12allies and use code 12 allies for 12 free meals including free shipping. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
6/20/20212 hours, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #270 - June 11, 2021

Elden Ring is real, and E3 is just kickin’ off. The opening to the Summer Game Fest, including Day of the Devs, gives us plenty of announcements to review, not to mention Battlefield 2042. 00:00:51 - Corrections 00:02:24 - Elden Ring gameplay reveal 00:15:34 - SGF Kick-Off announcements 00:33:54 - SGF Kick-Off updates 00:54:11 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:59:14 - SGF Kick-Off extras 01:07:06 - Day of the Devs 01:18:49 - Battlefield 2042 reveal 01:28:24 - Also This Week... 01:35:59 - L&R - What would an EZA Showcase be like? 01:39:09 - L&R - Real-life gameplay styles? 01:40:16 - L&R - Any video game related injuries? 01:42:31 - L&R - Have you “gamified” your life? 01:45:34 - Time For Bets 01:49:33 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out if you can lower your monthly payments.  Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get 10% off. Go to http://babbel.com and use promo code ALLIES for an extra 3 months free! 
6/11/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 16 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #269 - June 4, 2021

E3 is upon us! Whatever form this year’s show will take, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Square Enix, Nintendo, and many more are getting ready to make big news. We handle our expectations with care while going down the event list, day by day, unlikely announcement by unlikely announcement. 00:01:18 - Corrections 00:03:25 - Silver Lining 00:04:38 - Ubisoft at E3 00:17:26 - Microsoft at E3 00:27:57 - Square Enix at E3 00:42:03 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:45:20 - Nintendo at E3 00:58:49 - Capcom at E3 01:02:42 - Everyone Else at E3 01:06:48 - Also This Week... 01:11:56 - L&R - Is PS4 cross-gen anti-consumer? 01:21:06 - L&R - What good RE words have IX in them? 01:23:25 - L&R - Game: Speedrun or Accounting Term 01:29:25 - Time For Bets 01:34:52 - Closing Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free. Go to http://chime.com/ALLIES to apply now!
6/6/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 38 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #268 - May 28, 2021

Four big, eagerly-anticipated, pre-E3 game updates lead us right into recording, including Dragon Quest, Horizon Forbidden West, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Dying Light 2. As we rank their significance, two heavy handheld rumors tease exciting announcements later this year. 00:01:28 - Corrections 00:03:28 - Silver Lining 00:05:46 - Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary Special 00:17:37 - Sonic Central 00:26:42 - Horizon Forbidden West gameplay 00:40:01 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:43:42 - Valve Handheld Rumor 00:53:18 - Nintendo Switch Plus Rumors 01:00:58 - Also This Week... 01:04:40 - L&R - Fill-in-the-blank Predictions 01:09:16 - L&R - Do we credit “originals” enough? 01:14:30 - L&R - Game: EZA E3 Game Quotes 01:20:53 - L&R - Should we archive old multiplayer? 01:24:46 - Time For Bets 01:29:12 - Closing 01:30:25 - May Producer Credits Go to http://candidco.com/easyallies and use code easyallies to save $75 on your Candid starter kit! Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get 10% off!
5/30/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 27 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #267 - May 21, 2021

As usual, Geoff Keighley plans to kick off “E3” this year, but what should we expect? We brace for another weird summer as Timesplitters re-appears, WB Games gets broken up, more publishers submit financial reports, and Apple v Epic makes us chuckle some more. 00:00:41 - Corrections 00:03:23 - Silver Lining 00:04:16 - Timesplitters studio formed 00:15:36 - Summer Games Fest Kick-Off 00:30:02 - WB Games breaking up 00:34:39 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:40:04 - Take-Two financial report 00:48:19 - Square Enix financial report 01:02:33 - Apple v Epic continued 01:11:58 - Also This Week... 01:18:16 - L&R - Celebrating Kentaro Miura 01:21:12 - L&R - Forgiving yourself for screwing up 01:27:32 - L&R - Wait for PSVR2 for RE8? 01:28:01 - L&R - Game: Divisive Battle 01:37:48 - Time For Bets 01:42:55 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out if you can lower your monthly payments. Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 extra months for free! Go to http://canva.me/allies to get a free 45-day extended trial!
5/23/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 5 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #266 - May 14, 2021

With updates on the next Vive and PSVR, we start with a look at upcoming VR tech. Then it’s earnings time has several publishers end their fiscal years, the Video Game Hall of Fame inducts 4 more titles, and the silliness of Epic v Apple continues. 00:01:01 - Corrections 00:05:13 - Silver Lining 00:06:51 - PlayStation 5 VR update 00:20:18 - Ubisoft earnings call 00:39:01 - Japanese Publisher Revenue Game 00:55:08 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:00:55 - Video Game Hall of Fame 2021 01:10:34 - Epic v Apple Continued 01:20:42 - Also This Week... 01:27:36 - L&R - Explain “Metroidvania” 01:32:03 - L&R - Ever had a meme ruin a game? 01:40:47 - L&R - Is there a place for classic RE? 01:47:07 - Time For Bets 01:51:51 - Closing 01:53:44 - Assassin’s Creed Valhalla cutscene Go to http://hellofresh.com/12allies and use code 12allies for 12 free meals including free shipping! Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 extra months for free!
5/16/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 25 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #265 - May 7, 2021

While we’re unqualified to examine the court case between Epic and Apple, the documents released from it are fun to peek at. We chuckle at financial reports and private emails while pondering a return to Sunset Overdrive, Game Builder Garage’s surprise announcement, the best-selling Star Wars games ever, and our favorite moments from Giant Bomb. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:00:59 - Corrections 00:03:49 - Silver Lining 00:05:45 - Epic v Apple legal documents 00:46:51 - Giant Bomb restructuring 00:56:28 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:04:36 - Game Builder Garage announced 01:15:01 - Sunset Overdrive legal filing 01:21:43 - Top Selling Star Wars Games 01:28:52 - Also This Week... 01:39:55 - L&R - Do we love digital doubles? 01:46:00 - L&R - Game: Monster or Pokémon? 01:50:12 - L&R - Game: Same Game Engine? 01:56:56 - Time For Bets 02:01:27 - Closing Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free. Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp. Visit http://hbom.ax/eadc to get HBO Max today!
5/9/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #264 - April 30, 2021

Ratchet once again shows off the power of the PS5. As we marvel at the details, Marvel might be working with Netherrealm on a new fighter, a lost Castlevania demo returns from the dead, and Riot enforces their Jibber Jabber policy in potentially disappointing ways. 00:00:55 - Corrections 00:03:48 - Silver Lining 00:04:44 - Ratchet & Clank State of Play 00:17:57 - Riot Games shuts down Chronoshift 00:30:30 - Netherrealm and Marvel 00:43:10 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:48:02 - Canceled Dreamcast Castlevania 00:59:07 - Also This Week... 01:11:28 - L&R - Will Returnal be a series? 01:15:48 - L&R - Game: Metal Song or Magic Card 01:23:44 - L&R - Do pandemic delays concern you? 01:27:17 - Time For Bets 01:33:55 - Closing 01:35:01 - Producer Credits Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out if you can lower your monthly payments. Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get 10% off plus free shipping!
5/2/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 17 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #263 - April 23, 2021

Sony goes for the rare gaming-news hat-trick by keeping the PS3 and Vita stores open after a rumor and announcement rile up their fans. Also, Blizzard loses Jeff Kaplan, and Amazon loses their LOTR MMO, but Oculus gains a Showcase. 00:00:47 - Corrections 00:02:50 - Silver Lining 00:04:24 - Jeff Kaplan leaves Blizzard 00:15:47 - Sony keeping PS3 and Vita stores open 00:28:09 - Oculus Gaming Showcase 00:40:25 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:44:08 - Have You Heard About Beasts of Maravilla Island 00:50:17 - Amazon cancels LOTR MMO 01:00:35 - NPDs for March 2021 01:17:27 - Also This Week... 01:26:33 - L&R - Battlefield 2021 expectations? 01:35:53 - L&R - Game: Kart Racer or Kart Faker 01:43:50 - L&R - Why replay Resident Evil games? 01:47:49 - L&R - Where do you start with sequels? 01:53:31 - Time For Bets 01:59:29 - Closing Go to http://candidco.com/easyallies and use code easyallies to save $75 on your Candid starter kit! Go to http://hellofresh.com/12allies and use code 12allies for 12 free meals including free shipping!
4/25/20212 hours, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #262 - April 16, 2021

Tarts and Strudels go head to head in a bloodbath of gaming hype-checks as we look at the next 3 months of big releases. Also, Resident Evil announced even more projects, and Sony might want to remake The Last of Us already. 00:00:47 - Corrections 00:02:12 - Silver Lining 00:03:38 - Resident Evil Showcase 00:24:34 - Q2 2021 Preview - April 00:38:36 - Q2 2021 Preview - May 01:07:03 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:13:48 - Q2 2021 Preview - June 01:32:46 - Sony and Bend Studio 01:41:52 - Also This Week... 01:47:01 - L&R - Next DK Country game? 01:53:51 - L&R - Game: Name the Asterix and Obelix character 01:57:31 - L&R - What’s the bigger risk, FF7R or TLOU2? 02:03:35 - L&R - The wife caved and got a PS5 02:05:04 - Time For Bets 02:10:14 - Closing Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 months free on a one-year package. Go to http://getquip.com/easyallies to get a free plastic dispenser with any gum refill plan. Go to http://canva.me/allies to get a free 45-day extended trial!
4/18/20212 hours, 12 minutes, 36 seconds
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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.” 00:00:58 - 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 YouTube description! 01:32:39 - L&R - PlayStation prices rise in Russia 01:33:37 - Time For Bets 01:39:13 - Closing Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to https://www.upstart.com/easyallies. Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for free. Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get 3 months free on a one-year package.
4/11/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 39 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #260 - April 2, 2021

Sony’s actually going to shut down the PS3, PSP, and Vita stores, which wasn’t confirmed until this week. As we all weighed what to hurriedly buy and download, Platinum announced a shmup, the Ever Given mystifies our panelists, and two PGA Tour franchises face off on the green. 00:01:19 - Corrections 00:03:05 - Silver Lining 00:05:56 - Sony’s actually shutting down stores 00:19:10 - Sol Cresta announced 00:28:36 - The Ever Given crisis and games 00:35:48 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:41:19 - Have You Heard About - Forgotten Fields 00:48:03 - The Battle of the PGA Tours 00:57:01 - Also This Week... 01:06:41 - L&R - Online games we can no longer play 01:11:00 - L&R - Preferred Westworld game area? 01:13:28 - L&R - Game: Martial Art or Martial Rat 01:26:36 - Time For Bets 01:31:32 - Closing Visit http://logitechg.com and use code EASYALLIESFREESHIP44 to get free express shipping, but hurry because the code expires in 3 days! Go to http://betterhelp.com/allies to get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp.
4/4/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 53 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #259 - March 26, 2021

Spring has sprung for the Future Games Show while Amazon takes another crack at creating a new IP and Australia panics over Disco Elysium. Then it’s a round of pure speculation as rumors circle about Microsoft buying Discord and Sony shutting down old-gen marketplaces. 00:00:39 - Corrections 00:02:07 - Silver Lining 00:04:09 - Future Games Show Spring Showcase 00:20:24 - Microsoft wants to buy Discord 00:32:36 - Sony shutting down marketplaces 00:47:34 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:51:55 - Amazon’s new Montreal studio 01:00:13 - Disco Elysium banned in Australia 01:06:34 - Also This Week... 01:15:17 - L&R - Ben’s take on Sony and Evo 01:20:30 - L&R - Game: Board or Bust! 01:27:16 - L&R - Let’s talk anime games 01:34:19 - Time For Bets 01:38:30 - Closing 01:40:01 - March Producer Credits Visit http://logitechg.com and use come EASYALLIESFREESHIP328 to get free express shipping, but hurry because the code expires in 3 days! Go to http://hellofresh.com/12allies and use code 12allies for 12 free meals including free shipping!
3/28/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 17 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #258 - March 19, 2021

Sony made big moves this week, acquiring Evo and partnering with Jade Raymond to create Haven Studios. We try to foresee the outcome of these investments, while getting excited about Forspoken and the next chapter of Life is Strange. 00:01:08 - Corrections 00:02:40 - Silver Lining 00:03:41 - Sony buys Evo 00:17:53 - Life is Strange: True Colors 00:33:52 - Forspoken 00:44:04 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:47:52 - Other Square Enix updates 01:07:51 - Jade Raymond’s new studio 01:16:19 - Also This Week... 01:21:49 - L&R - Game: Which number is higher? 01:28:09 - L&R - Game: Hollywood collaborations 01:35:37 - L&R - What genres deserve attention? 01:38:56 - L&R - Personal knowledge influencing games 01:45:01 - Time For Bets 01:49:28 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how much Upstart can save you today! Go to http://expressvpn.com/allies to get an extra 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE.
3/21/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 55 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #257 - March 12, 2021

Microsoft now officially owns Bethesda and, following recent statements from Phil Spencer, we speculate what franchises will be exclusive to Xbox forever. Also, Paragon gets a second life as Predecessor, Valve halts development on Artifact, and the Ninja Turtles are back for another brawl. 00:00:52 - Corrections 00:04:03 - Silver Lining 00:06:03 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge 00:16:02 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trivia 00:25:59 - Xbox officially owns Bethesda 00:49:19 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:55:50 - Paragon becomes Predecessor 01:09:18 - Valve quits Artifact 01:19:53 - Also This Week... 01:25:21 - L&R - Resident Evil Village theories? 01:29:31 - L&R - Favorite video game child? 01:31:19 - L&R - Game: Real or Fake Japanese Rhythm Games 01:39:05 - Time For Bets 01:44:06 - Closing Visit http://logitechg.com and use come EASYALLIESFREESHIP37 to get free express shipping, but hurry because the code expires in 3 days! Visit http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get TEN PERCENT OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING.
3/14/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 49 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #256 - March 5, 2021

As the week ends we’re now anticipating open-world Pokémon adventures and co-op Aliens shooters we didn’t even know existed. We’ll be enjoying these later this year while we lament the “reorganization” of Japan Studio and our lack of Hololens 2 headsets powered by Microsoft Mesh. 00:00:44 - Corrections 00:02:48 - Silver Lining 00:05:12 - Aliens: Fireteam Announced 00:15:51 - Pokemon Direct Updates 00:38:22 - Microsoft Mesh 00:57:36 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:04:09 - New Game Plus Expo Recap 01:15:01 - Japan Studio “Re-organized” 01:24:07 - Also This Week... 01:36:26 - L&R - Good New Game+ features? 01:43:26 - L&R - Game: Kidz Bop or DDR? 01:48:05 - L&R - What’s Seedlings, Ian? 01:50:52 - L&R - Who should Nintendo buy? 01:56:38 - Time For Bets 02:02:12 - Closing Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for FREE. Visit http://logitechg.com and use code EASYALLIESFREESHIP37 to get free express shipping, but hurry because the code expires in 3 days!
3/7/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #255 - February 26, 2021

It was a big week for Final Fantasy VII and Diablo fans, with remake updates and mobile spin-offs celebrating the best of each beloved series. Also, Sony is hard at work developing the next-generation of PlayStation VR, and BioWare gets a break from fixing Anthem. 00:00:44 - Corrections 00:01:53 - Silver Lining 00:04:06 - PlayStation State of Play 00:40:43 - FFVII Mobile Games 00:54:46 - A Word From Our Sponsors 01:00:16 - PlayStation 5 VR Details 01:12:49 - BlizzConline Wrap Up 01:26:15 - Anthem Next Canceled 01:32:36 - Also This Week... 01:42:19 - L&R - Signature Review Phrases 01:52:10 - L&R - More Linear Game Design? 01:55:31 - L&R - Game: Spin It or Off It? 01:58:52 - L&R - First Cartridge Console? 02:00:00 - Time For Bets 02:05:11 - Closing 02:06:19 - Ghost ‘n Goblins Bet 02:07:42 - February Producer Credits Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how much Upstart can save you today! Go to http://logitechg.com and use code EasyAlliesFreeShip228 to get express shipping!
2/28/20212 hours, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #254 - February 19, 2021

This week our expectations were put to the test. How much can Nintendo fit into a 50 minute Direct? How should we feel about our first look at the new Mortal Kombat movie? And is someone, anyone, getting ready to announce a new Silent Hill game? 00:00:40 - Corrections 00:03:40 - Silver Lining 00:05:37 - Splatoon 3 00:12:39 - Project Triangle Strategy 00:19:05 - Zelda: Skyward Sword HD 00:25:21 - Pyra in Smash Bros. Ultimate 00:30:28 - Mario Golf Super Rush 00:53:21 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:58:00 - Press Release Me 01:07:29 - Mortal Kombat Movie Trailer 01:19:25 - Multiple Silent Hill Rumors  01:26:30 - NPDs for January 2021 01:31:44 - Also This Week... 01:36:11 - L&R - Too Human or Duke Nukem Sequel? 01:38:36 - L&R - Where was New Pokémon Snap? 01:40:41 - L&R - Game: A Win For Anime 01:45:41 - L&R - Is game length unfair to critique? 01:50:00 - Time For Bets 01:54:19 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/10allies and use code 10allies for 10 free meals, including free shipping! Visit http://expressvpn.com/allies to get an extra 3 months free!
2/21/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 26 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #253 - February 12, 2021

Final Fantasy XIV blasts off for the moon with Endwalker, and WBIE’s new patent all but guarantees a return trip to Monolith’s Mordor. What’s less certain is when we’ll get to play the Sands of Time Remake and when the creator of Terraria will get his Google account back. 00:00:51 - Corrections 00:02:15 - Silver Lining 00:03:23 - FF XIV Endwalker Revealed 00:11:55 - WBIE’s Nemesis Patent 00:27:03 - Sands of Time Delayed Indefinitely 00:41:30 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:46:12 - Have You Heard About “Hidden Deep?” 00:52:10 - Terraria for Stadia Canceled 01:06:17 - Also This Week... 01:22:14 - L&R - Easy Allies Movie Cast 01:25:36 - L&R - Why isn’t Ori bigger? 01:28:04 - L&R - Looping background music picks? 01:30:46 - L&R - Game: Pokemon or Drug? 01:35:31 - L&R - Game: Know Your R.E. Ammo Types? 01:38:28 - Time For Bets 01:43:38 - Closing Hidden Deep Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw9oKrG94s8 Visit http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get TEN PERCENT OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING.  Go to http://gabi.com/allies to see how much Gabi can save you!
2/14/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 46 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #252 - February 5, 2021

We relish in the opportunity to chuckle at Google and Amazon’s development efforts after Schreier eviscerates Amazon and Google stops making games. At the same time it’s nothing but good news for multiple Warhammer franchises, Gearbox Entertainment, and the Mass Effect trilogy. 00:00:44 - Corrections 00:02:18 - Silver Lining 00:03:36 - Total War: Warhammer III 00:10:15 - Gearbox Acquired 00:23:22 - Stadia Studio shutdown 00:37:12 - Amazon’s development woes 00:54:06 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:57:21 - Mass Effect remaster details 01:09:09 - Personal 2020 PlayStation stats 01:19:34 - Also This Week... 01:27:08 - L&R - Update: Life without PS5 01:28:01 - L&R - Most memorable licensed tracks 01:30:27 - L&R - Game: Consolation Discontinued 01:34:47 - L&R - PS All-Stars Battle Royale 2 cast? 01:36:39 - Time For Bets 01:43:35 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how much Upstart can save you today! Visit http://joinhoney.com/allies to get Honey for FREE.
2/7/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 5 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #251 - January 29, 2021

GameStop shares and Xbox Live prices are going up. Or are they going down? We search for answers while lamenting Vicarious Visions getting absorbed by Blizzard, catching up on the Borderlands movie cast, and pondering Gabe Newell’s battle for your brain. 00:01:03 - Corrections 00:03:39 - Silver Lining 00:07:36 - GameStop Stock Squeeze 00:25:36 - Xbox Live Price Increase 00:40:06 - Vicarious Visions and Blizzard 00:49:28 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:51:29 - Borderlands Movie Update 00:58:33 - Gabe Newell and BCIs 01:09:30 - Also This Week... 01:16:18 - L&R - Game: Fiasconauts Characters 01:22:29 - L&R - Game: How Many GOTYs? 01:28:11 - L&R - Ever forget how to play an RPG? 01:30:27 - L&R - How do you explain our gaming language? 01:38:47 - Time For Bets 01:43:29 - Closing 01:45:28 - Producer Credits Visit http://joinhoney.com/ALLIES to get Honey for FREE today!
1/31/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 37 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #250 - January 22, 2021

Resident Evil gives us chills by how creepy Village feels and how weird Re:Verse looks in their recent Showcase. After replaying the Maiden demo a few times, we discuss Capcom’s plans for a successful 2021, the EU’s fines for companies that geo-block, and the big gaming investments of 2020. 00:01:02 - Corrections 00:03:46 - Silver Lining 00:06:07 - Resident Evil Village Showcase 00:36:21 - Capcom in 2021 00:51:05 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:53:27 - EU fines 6 companies for geo-blocking 01:01:08 - Gaming Investments in 2020 01:06:15 - Also This Week... 01:16:09 - L&R - Media events on your birthday? 01:18:51 - L&R - Game: Kirby with the Gravity Hammer in Spencer Mansion 01:23:07 - L&R - Recommended PlayStation exclusives 01:26:53 - L&R - Game: Either/Or, Schick or Xbox? 01:30:57 - L&R - Game: How Many Allies? 01:36:16 - Time For Bets 01:40:41 - Closing Visit http://expressvpn.com/allies to get an extra 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE!
1/24/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 26 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #249 - January 15, 2021

Lucasfilm re-invests in games so we share our excitement as Indiana Jones rides again and Ubisoft opens up the galaxy far, far away. Also worth speculating: new trademarks made by Square Enix, a very quick end-screen of upcoming Sony exclusive release dates, and some games you might not have heard of among Twitter’s biggest stats of 2020. 00:00:39 - Corrections 00:03:13 - Silver Lining 00:04:41 - Lucasfilm Games - Indiana Jones 00:27:16 - Lucasfilm Games - Ubisoft Star Wars 00:39:51 - Square Enix Trademarks 00:49:51 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:53:34 - Sony’s Exclusive Release Dates 01:12:30 - Twitter Gaming Stats 01:23:04 - Also This Week... 01:34:57 - L&R - Under-the-radar gaming stuff 01:40:04 - L&R - Game: E3 Conference Finales 01:45:22 - L&R - Helpless story moments 01:47:25 - L&R - Game: Name That Cheat Code 01:52:01 - Time For Bets 01:57:01 - Closing Go to http://upstart.com/easyallies to find out how much Upstart can save you today! Go to http://gabi.com/allies to see how much Gabi can save you!
1/17/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 37 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #248 - January 8, 2021

It’s time to look ahead at the next three months of releases using a time-honored tradition of ridiculous breakfast food comparisons; a Q1 2021 preview with sprinkles and spreadable frosting. Also, Amazon reveals its list of the top 100 best-selling products from last year and we try to find something on it to analyze that isn't a gift card or a game exclusive to Switch. 00:01:03 - Corrections 00:04:27 - Silver Lining 00:05:38 - Q1 2021 Preview - January 00:26:43 - Q1 2021 Preview - February 00:52:32 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:57:19 - Q1 2021 Preview - March 01:17:50 - Amazon’s Best Sellers of 2020 01:27:46 - Also This Week... 01:38:01 - L&R - Most memorable box art? 01:41:15 - L&R - Game: Name that Steam Tag! 01:47:51 - L&R - Favorite pre-rendered trailers? 01:52:00 - Time For Bets 01:53:32 - Or Wars 01:57:42 - Closing Go to http://hellofresh.com/10allies and use code 10allies for 10 free meals, including free shipping! Visit http://joinhoney.com/ALLIES to get Honey for FREE today!
1/10/20212 hours, 11 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #247 - January 1, 2021

This has been a strange and sometimes uncomfortable year to sort through, but before we tackle another 12 months we need to sort through the biggest headlines and most interesting stats of 2020. Also, Tencent picks up another handful of studio stocks and Star Citizen delays something yet again. 00:00:58 - Corrections 00:03:17 - Silver Lining 00:04:53 - Biggest Headlines of 2020 00:47:01 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:51:34 - Fun Stats from 2020 01:16:58 - Tencent acquires Leyou Technologies 01:23:26 - Squadron 42 delayed again 01:31:27 - Also This Past Two Weeks... 01:35:51 - L&R - How big is too big for indie? 01:42:01 - L&R - Game: Which open world is larger? 01:47:07 - L&R - Is hoarding skill points okay? 01:49:33 - Or Wars 01:57:59 - Closing 01:59:50 - Producer Credits Go to http://logitechg.com to get the G923 TRUEFORCE Sim Racing Wheel today! Go to http://hellofresh.com/10allies and use code 10allies for 10 free meals, including free shipping!
1/3/20212 hours, 6 minutes, 29 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #246 - December 25, 2020

What games got banned in Australia? What games have the best nightlife? What’s the best game we’ve never played? What the heck does “Best Direction” mean? The answers to these and many more burning questions are answered in this special Love & Respect episode. 00:01:31 - Silver Lining 00:03:12 - L&R - What came first in 2020? 00:07:02 - L&R - Favorite thing to do in games? 00:09:42 - L&R - Excited for Wolf Among Us 2? 00:12:17 - L&R - Coolest you’ve felt playing a game? 00:17:37 - L&R - Best game you’ve never played? 00:19:29 - L&R - Game with the best nightlife? 00:22:31 - L&R - Best “movie night” game? 00:26:05 - L&R - Bring it back or let it rest? 00:31:33 - L&R - What does “Best Direction” mean? 00:40:34 - L&R - Game: Banned, Censored, or Unscathed? 00:44:44 - A Word From our Sponsor 00:47:22 - L&R - Does the industry reward crunch? 01:00:54 - L&R - How do you cater to the Wii Sports market? 01:06:42 - L&R - Game: Officially released in Japan? 01:11:26 - L&R - Must we stop overhyping games?  01:20:42 - L&R - Game: What game is this song from? 01:25:07 - L&R - Last game inside an old console? 01:28:20 - L&R - Is “Games as a Service” dying? 01:32:59 - L&R - Pick these GOTY category winners 01:39:02 - Or Wars 01:44:04 - Closing Go to http://logitechg.com to get the G923 TRUEFORCE Sim Racing Wheel today!
12/27/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 23 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #245 - December 18, 2020

November’s NPDs give us a clearer picture of what everyone wanted and was able to buy when next-gen launched, before we also dig into reports of EA outbidding Take Two for Codemasters and evaluate the big 3’s big ideas on “Safer Gaming.” But the real breaking news is Cyberpunk’s continued launch woes, including a hot headline hitting while the podcast was rolling. 00:00:37 - Corrections 00:05:15 - Silver Lining 00:07:19 - November NPDs 00:27:13 - EA’s bid for Codemasters 00:41:39 - A Word From our Sponsors 00:49:23 - “Shared Commitment to Safer Gaming” 01:02:54 - Cyberpunk 2077 Updates 01:26:56 - Also This Week... 01:34:09 - L&R - Holiday break backlogs 01:36:03 - L&R - PS1 demake requests 01:37:51 - L&R - Game: Fastest Any% Speedrun 01:43:03 - L&R - Most broken game we’ve played 01:44:15 - Time for Bets 01:48:54 - Closing Go to http://logitechg.com to get the G923 TRUEFORCE Sim Racing Wheel today! Go to http://gabi.com/allies to find out how much Gabi can save you!
12/20/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 14 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #244 - December 11, 2020

The Game Awards changes its format but still delivers plenty of surprising announcements and winners. We rattle off our favorite moments from the annual ceremony and share the early bugs, memories, records, and scandals of Cyberpunk 2077’s launch. 00:00:49 - Corrections 00:02:11 - Silver Lining 00:03:24 - Game Awards Top Headlines 00:41:55 - Game Awards Other News 01:04:26 - A Word From our Sponsors 01:08:30 - Game Awards Winners 01:23:07 - Cyberpunk 2077’s Launch 01:54:18 - Also This Week... 02:02:36 - L&R - Game: Huber Quote Quiz 02:07:10 - L&R - Least ideal gaming circumstances? 02:11:06 - Time for Bets 02:16:17 - Closing Use code EASYALLIES for $5 off your first 5 orders when you download the Postmates app or sign up online! Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home!
12/13/20202 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #243 - December 4, 2020

BioWare says goodbye to a pair of creative leads and faces an uncertain future, and 2020’s Black Friday weekend isn’t as lucrative as expected. Still, things are looking bright for Travis Scott’s bank account, Super Nintendo World’s impending launch, and Aardman Animations’ newest IP. 00:00:38 - Corrections 00:02:12 - Silver Lining 00:03:42 - Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah leave BioWare 00:24:27 - Super Nintendo World Sneak Peek 00:39:00 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:41:57 - Black Friday 2020 digital decline 00:53:26 - Aardman and Bandai Namco's new IP 00:59:33 - Travis Scott's $20m Fortnite payout 01:04:53 - Also This Week... 01:11:10 - L&R - Black Friday gift card sales 01:13:58 - L&R - Why do bad side quests exist? 01:18:25 - L&R - Game: Worms or Frauds? 01:20:38 - L&R - Most memorable boss battle? 01:22:41 - L&R - Any hope for digital libraries? 01:27:10 - Time for Bets 01:31:44 - Closing Go to http://logitechg.com to get the G923 TRUEFORCE Sim Racing Wheel today!
12/6/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 42 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #242 - November 27, 2020

Random glitches with our fancy new consoles continue including PS5 crashes and Xbox loading issues. While we wait for a fix, it’s therapeutic to celebrate a new sequel announcement, discuss the current state of gaming mental health, and share what we’re thankful for from this tumultuous year. 00:00:40 - Corrections 00:02:10 - Silver Lining 00:03:17 - Neo: The World Ends With You announced 00:15:19 - Next-Gen console jitters 00:41:58 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:44:05 - Oxford mental health and games study 01:04:52 - What were thankful for from 2020 01:14:30 - Also This Week... 01:24:53 - L&R - How do you deal with FOMO? 01:27:41 - L&R - Bluepoint's next remake? 01:29:58 - L&R - Remember Overwatch 2? 01:31:16 - L&R - What MK 11 character would you replace? 01:33:24 - L&R - Game: Mash It or Trash It? 01:38:47 - Time for Bets 01:43:09 - Closing 01:44:32 - Producer Credits Go to HelloFresh.com/allies90 and use code allies90 to get $90 off including free shipping!
11/29/20201 hour, 51 minutes, 11 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #241 - November 20, 2020

The Game Awards have been announced, so we have to discuss the inevitable shoe-ins and snubs. Also, IOI and 007 join forces, initial next-gen sales numbers come out of Japan, Twitch has a record October, and Embracer Group can’t stop buying companies. 00:00:35 - Corrections 00:04:38 - Silver Lining 00:05:30 - The Game Awards nominees announced 00:30:52 - Project 007 announced 00:38:47 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:41:48 - Next-Gen sales numbers from Japan/UK 00:51:39 - Embracer Group buys 13 new studios 01:01:37 - Twitch sees record viewership in October 01:09:54 - Also This Week... 01:18:29 - L&R - Could Microsoft's DRM plan return? 01:23:59 - L&R - Game: New Faces in New Places 01:27:20 - L&R - Genres due for a departure? 01:30:58 - L&R - Australia is in a funky place 01:34:29 - Time for Bets 01:38:41 - Closing Go to http://buyraycon.com/allies today to get 20% off your Raycon order! Go to http://everyplate.com and enter code allies3 to get 3 weeks of EveryPlate meals for only $2.99 per meal!
11/22/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 6 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #240 - November 13, 2020

Whether you bought them and they actually shipped or not, the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S means the next-generation is now the current generation. We follow the updates and odd reports surrounding both consoles before guessing Q4’s total revenue and predicting Square Enix’s future based on their recent financial ups and downs. 00:00:51 - Corrections 00:02:00 - Silver Lining 00:02:51 - PlayStation 5 Launch 00:21:17 - Xbox Series X|S Launch 00:32:00 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:34:59 - Q3 NPDs 00:45:03 - Square Enix 2021 Predictions 01:02:15 - Also This Week... 01:04:31 - Take-Two Buys Codemasters 01:09:18 - Dead by Daylight's New Villain 01:15:29 - L&R - What's your playground game? 01:17:30 - L&R - Language preference in games? 01:24:10 - L&R - Will we ever get a slim PS5? 01:25:35 - L&R - Why advertise consoles you can't buy? 01:26:55 - L&R - Easing European PS5 delay frustration 01:30:17 - L&R - What console would you be? 01:32:37 - Time for Bets 01:37:11 - Closing Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get 10% off!
11/15/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 58 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #239 - November 6, 2020

Only one week remains until the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S are upon us, so it’s time to grade the marketing, hardware, and games of both consoles. What wins and losses led us to where we are, and what expectations should we have for launch week? 00:00:59 - Corrections 00:02:31 - Silver Lining 00:03:43 - Xbox Series X Next-Gen Report Card 00:51:43 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:55:11 - PlayStation 5 Next-Gen Report Card 01:28:34 - Also This Week... 01:35:11 - L&R - What'll be in the gen, after? 01:38:55 - L&R - Real or Fake: Town Edition 01:43:57 - L&R - What generation is the Switch? 01:45:28 - L&R - Launch titles with good vibes? 01:49:15 - Time for Bets 01:55:07 - Closing Use code EASYALLIES for $5 off your first 5 orders when you download the Postmates app or sign up online! Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home!
11/8/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 37 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #238 - October 30, 2020

We finally got to touch the PS5 and Xbox Series X with our bare hands, so how do we feel about next-gen now? We also cope with perhaps the nastiest Cyberpunk 2077 delay yet, contrast Sony’s latest quarter financials with its personal next-predictions, and say goodbye to the Nintendo Partner Showcase series of 2020. 00:00:38 - Corrections 00:02:22 - Silver Lining 00:03:29 - Next-gen consoles unboxed 00:17:57 - Cyberpunk 2077 delayed 21 days 00:35:32 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:39:46 - Sony Q2 2020 Earnings 00:58:04 - The final Nintendo Partner Showcase of 2020 01:17:20 - Also This Week... 01:28:14 - L&R - Which horror game ranked higher? 01:35:40 - L&R - Not-scary horror game recommendations 01:37:38 - L&R - Do question marks incentivize exploration? 01:43:18 - L&R - What games used the Dualshock 4 touch pad? 01:45:43 - Time for Bets 01:52:06 - Closing 01:55:33 - Producer Credits Go to http://hellofresh.com/ALLIES80 and use code ALLIES80 to get a total of $80 off across 5 boxes, including free shipping on your first box!
11/1/20202 hours, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #237 - October 23, 2020

Gaming’s bottom line is looking good, with another NPD that brings record-breaking results for multiple games. But your average streamer’s bottom line is in jeopardy, with Twitch purging video collections that use licensed music. Also, Ubisoft Connect follows a trend of service updates, and Devolver Digital buys Serious Sam. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:00:53 - Corrections 00:03:29 - Silver Lining 00:04:23 - September 2020 NPDs 00:28:59 - Twitch DMCA videos deleted 00:46:15 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:48:32 - Ubisoft Connect 01:00:06 - Devolver Digital acquires Croteam 01:06:30 - Also This Week... 01:12:13 - L&R - How should Dead Space return? 01:16:26 - L&R - Game: K-pop or DS? 01:21:10 - L&R - Is Godfall the Knack of this generation? 01:23:04 - L&R - Is GoT Legends like other loot games? 01:25:35 - Time for Bets 01:29:37 - Closing Go to http://buyraycon.com/allies to get 15% off your order!
10/25/20201 hour, 31 minutes
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Easy Allies Podcast - 2020 Patron Party - L&R Bonus Episode

To celebrate our Patron Party event, here's a bonus hour of questions from our $5 tier on Patreon. Moving past the week's headlines our panelists discuss the importance of back-of-the-box art, Sony fatigue versus saving Xbox's reputation, the future of the Ring Fit peripheral, and a few standout co-op releases from this year. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:15 - Does the back of the box matter anymore? 00:07:57 - Is there such a thing as "next-gen" for PC? 00:16:16 - Game: Deluxe Edition Doozie! 00:20:15 - Sony fatigue vs Xbox reputation 00:24:54 - Other uses for the Ring Fit peripheral? 00:28:49 - Should game casts get more recognition? 00:40:44 - Game: Dollar Duel 00:44:59 - Standout co-op releases of 2020 00:49:42 - Lengths to preserve your own head canon? 00:54:48 - Game: Find the anomaly
10/23/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #236 - October 16, 2020

We recently learned of the 30 games officially launching on Xbox Series X, and also 10 PS4 games that won’t run on PS5, so we discuss what we will and won’t be playing. Also, the PS5 UI reveals itself, SEGA celebrates 60 years, and Amazon’s Crucible halts development. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:00:36 - Corrections 00:02:04 - Silver Lining 00:03:32 - Xbox Series X|S Launch Lineup 00:18:04 - 10 PS4 games not on PS5 00:21:18 - PS5 Surprise UI State of Play 00:38:52 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:41:11 - SEGA's 60th Anniversary Games 00:52:04 - Amazon's Crucible halts development 01:02:49 - Also This Week... 01:09:40 - L&R - Opinions about StarTropics 01:12:44 - L&R - Game: Console Love, Not War 01:16:13 - L&R - Game: Zombie Mascots 01:20:30 - L&R - Interested in backwards compatibility? 01:26:34 - L&R - From Software Platinum update 01:27:28 - Time for Bets 01:31:32 - Closing 01:33:26 - Second Extinction Bet Gameplay Go to http://hellotushy.com/easyallies to get 10% off.
10/18/20201 hour, 38 minutes
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Easy Allies Podcast #235 - October 9, 2020

Brandon's on the move so Bloodworth picks up moderating duties for a week as we look inside the PS5 and look ahead to all the big releases in the next three months. 00:01:21 - Corrections 00:03:07 - Silver Lining 00:03:54 - PlayStation 5 Teardown 00:15:51 - Fall Game Preview: October 00:51:37 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:54:15 - Fall Game Preview: November 01:43:34 - Fall Game Preview: December 01:50:00 - GameSpot Layoffs 01:51:24 - Also This Week... 01:57:03 - L&R - Does industry experience diminish your excitement for new games? 02:01:09 - L&R - Underappreciated jobs in games 02:07:41 - L&R - Game: Timesplitters! 02:14:03 - Time for Bets  02:20:55 - Closing Get $100 of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days when you download the Postmates app and use code EASYALLIES. Head over to http://att.com/galaxynote20ultra5g to learn how you can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G for free or the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G for $299.99 for a limited time!
10/11/20202 hours, 22 minutes, 35 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #234 - October 2, 2020

In 2019, CD Projekt RED promised they wouldn’t crunch their employees, and two years ago Insomniac introduced us to their new Spider-Man, but this week we learned that things change. Also, how did the latest Smash fighter reveal go, and what led to Genshin Impact’s incredible success? 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:18 - Corrections 00:03:59 - Silver Lining 00:05:24 - Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Crunch 00:28:14 - Spider-Man's new face on PS5 00:40:39 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:45:21 - Minecraft in Smash Bros Ultimate 00:58:32 - Genshin Impact's success 01:09:37 - Also This Week... 01:20:00 - L&R - Mario Kart or Diddy Kong Racing? 01:21:56 - L&R - Game: EZ-est 10 out of 10 Review 01:29:02 - L&R - Communities supporting old games 01:31:32 - L&R - The backlog of a doctor in Asia 01:33:21 - Time for Bets 01:39:54 - Closing For a limited time, at http://logitechg.com they’re offering our listeners 10% off select products. Use code EASYA for 10% off today. Head over to http://att.com/galaxynote20ultra5g to learn how you can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G for free or the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G for $299.99 for a limited time!
10/4/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 11 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #233 - September 25, 2020

Xbox was busy buying up Bethesda this week while its community was trying to buy up the remainder of Series X|S pre-orders. Amazon also made a big move by announcing their own streaming platform, Rayman-creator Michel Ancel leaves game development entirely, and at the drop of a shadow Kirby is fighting himself again on the Switch. 00:00:00 - Opening 00:01:24 - Corrections 00:03:58 - Silver Lining 00:05:41 - Microsoft buys ZeniMax Media 00:27:14 - Xbox Series X|S Preorders 00:50:51 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:56:30 - Amazon's Luna Announced 01:09:11 - Michel Ancel quits Game Dev 01:16:11 - Kirby Fighters 2 Shadow Drop 01:21:02 - Also This Week... 01:29:19 - L&R - Game: Skyrim's the Limit! 01:33:10 - L&R - A Gaming Quantum Leap 01:34:28 - L&R - Microsoft's Smash Bros? 01:35:53 - L&R - Konami/PlayStation partnership? 01:39:15 - Time for Bets 01:45:10 - Closing 01:47:01 - Producer Credits For a limited time, Logitech G is offering our listeners 10% off select products at logitechg.com when they use code EASYA. Go to http://buyraycon.com/allies to get 15% off your order!
9/27/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 15 seconds
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Microsoft Buys Bethesda - Breaking News - Easy Allies

Microsoft just made a surprising deal, and we have to talk about what it means for the future of Xbox. News sources referenced: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/21/welcoming-bethesda-to-the-xbox-family/ https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-09-21-xbox-buys-bethesda-parent-zenimax
9/23/202021 minutes, 48 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #232 - September 18, 2020

The PlayStation 5 Showcase had so many updates this week, we spend more time covering those than the actual games. Nintendo shares another round of new Partners on Switch and finally discontinues the 3DS, Facebook premieres the Oculus Quest 2, and August is another record-breaking month for the NPDs. 00:01:11 - Corrections 00:03:28 - Silver Lining 00:05:36 - PlayStation 5 Showcase 00:37:03 - Nintendo Partner Showcase 00:45:33 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:49:58 - August NPDs 01:03:55 - Oculus Quest 2 Announced 01:17:51 - Nintendo 3DS Discontinued 01:22:52 - Also This Week... 01:27:01 - L&R - Ian lost a bet 01:28:33 - L&R - Hoops jumped for a console? 01:33:33 - L&R - Game: Know Your Platinum 01:37:58 - L&R - Weird old cross-gen games 01:40:03 - Time for Bets 01:46:17 - Closing Logitech G is offering our listeners 10% off select products at logitechg.com for a limited time. Use code EASYA for 10% off today. See why Upstart has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot and hurry to upstart.com/easyallies to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes!
9/20/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 12 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #231 - September 11, 2020

Xbox had a week of price and launch date announcements they didn’t plan for, but somehow managed to still pull off with impressive results. In the midst of this historic week in the battle for next-gen supremacy, Ubisoft tries to steer the focus away from their internal mistakes and on to a few big end-of-year releases, and Nintendo drops some musou news worth celebrating. 00:00:58 - Corrections 00:03:23 - Silver Lining 00:04:32 - Ubisoft Forward 00:21:40 - Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity 00:33:07 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:36:17 - Xbox Series S Announcements 00:48:37 - Xbox Series X Announcements 01:00:07 - EA Play Coming to Game Pass 01:04:47 - Also This Week... 01:09:56 - L&R - Too Good at Tony Hawk 01:16:38 - L&R - Game: Guess That Gaming Engine 01:20:24 - L&R - What games need random dice rolls? 01:24:17 - L&R - What gaming memoirs do we want? 01:29:05 - Time for Bets 01:34:31 - Closing Get $100 of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days when you download the Postmates app and use code EASYALLIES. Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home!
9/13/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 46 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #230 - September 4, 2020

Nintendo wants you to buy more Mario games on the Switch (in the next 6 months, specifically), Sony hopes you’ll pick up more PS4 games on PC, and Nvidia has new graphics cards to put on your shopping list. To celebrate the prospect of these new purchases we revisit Press Release Me and the language we use to make a quick buck. 00:01:01 - Corrections 00:03:43 - Silver Lining 00:05:01 - Mario's 35th Annivesary Direct 00:41:22 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:47:20 - Nvidia's new graphics cards 01:06:30 - Sony wants more PS4 games on PC 01:13:47 - Press Release Me 01:21:39 - Also This Week... 01:27:49 - L&R - Ever had accessibility issues in a game? 01:36:17 - L&R - Game: Avenger or Not-us League? 01:41:12 - L&R - Obscure memories, literally 01:43:02 - Time for Bets  01:49:00 - Closing Go to http://logitechg.com and use code EASYA for 10% off today! Go to http://amazon.com/allies to get 20% off your Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle!
9/6/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 44 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #229 - August 28, 2020

gamescom Opening Night Live kicks off a big week of gaming updates while also sun-setting the Summer Game Fest. We run through most of the 40+ games of the show while still reeling from finally seeing the 2 big Batman announcements, coping with Rocksteady’s ongoing allegations, and understanding Nintendo’s sneaky Directs. 00:00:48 - Corrections 00:02:11 - Silver Lining 00:03:28 - gamescom Opening Night Live 00:54:48 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:59:55 - Suicide Squad and Gotham Knights 01:14:21 - Rocksteady Studios harassment accusations 01:24:37 - Nintendo Direct August Partner Showcase 01:37:06 - Also This Week... 01:45:27 - L&R - Opinions on damage numbers 01:51:26 - L&R - What IPs would you want to buy? 01:53:49 - L&R - What do you watch in the background? 01:56:06 - Time for Bets 02:03:18 - Closing 02:04:50 - Producer Credits Go to http://logitechg.com and use code EASYA for 10% off today! Go to http://att.com/galaxynote20ultra5g to learn how you can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G for free and go to mark.app to download the MARK AR app!
8/30/20202 hours, 11 minutes, 9 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #228 - August 21, 2020

Some of our favorite franchises are in danger as Bloodlines 2 lets go of its Lead Writer and Forza Horizon 3 gets de-listed. After learning we’ll someday have to turn our Oculus accounts in for Facebook profiles, we have to cheer ourselves up with some jolly Nintendo Indies and an extra helping of Love & Respect. 00:00:41 - Corrections 00:03:51 - Silver Lining 00:06:42 - Bloodlines 2 Lead Writer Fired 00:19:00 - Facebook required for Oculus 00:29:49 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:32:03 - Forza Horizon 3 to be de-listed 00:42:57 - Nintendo Indie World 00:56:00 - Also This Week... 01:04:09 - L&R - Flight Simulator mapping in other games? 01:11:45 - L&R - Pitch It or Ditch It? Hardware Edition! 01:16:26 - L&R - Your last 2 games fused into one 01:19:34 - L&R - Furthest you've gone to play a game? 01:25:26 - Time for Bets 01:30:57 - Closing 01:34:14 - Battletoads Bet Get 15% off your order at http://buyraycon.com/allies
8/23/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 46 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #227 - August 14, 2020

This week we weigh the financial impact of some big plays in the industry. Epic Games goes to war with Apple, Halo Infinite sets a new course for 2021, EA Executives ask for way too much money in raises, and Control shows us how not to announce a next-gen version of a current-gen game. 00:00:43 - Corrections 00:03:25 - Gaming Gladiators 00:08:46 - Epic Games vs Apple 00:30:23 - Halo Infinite Delayed to 2021 00:46:20 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:48:56 - Control Ultimate Edition 01:02:51 - EA Execs voted out of getting raises 01:11:08 - The Story of The Weddle Grab 01:16:07 - Also This Week... 01:24:23 - L&R - What's up with Monster Hunter? 01:27:53 - L&R - What demos made the wait harder? 01:30:03 - L&R - Game: Eventually Great? Or Just Real Late? 01:33:06 - Time for Bets 01:39:04 - Closing Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home!
8/16/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 14 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #226 - August 7, 2020

Sony had a wild week, pulling our attention between Spider-man, PS4 controllers, and a fully-stacked August State of Play. Also GDC goes online, xCloud goes offline on iOS, and Nintendo reports more record hardware and software sales. 00:00:42 - Corrections 00:03:22 - Gaming Gladiators 00:05:08 - August State of Play 00:24:03 - Spider-man's Avengers Exclusivity 00:38:55 - PS4 controllers won't play PS5 games 00:48:30 - xCloud won't work with iOS 00:57:02 - Game Developer Conference 2020 01:03:45 - Also This Week... 01:12:36 - L&R - How do you practice music? 01:15:24 - L&R - Game: Timesplitters 2 01:20:14 - Time for Bets 01:25:25 - Closing Get $100 of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days when you download the Postmates app and use code EASYALLIES.
8/9/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 19 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #225 - July 31, 2020

This week was full of success stories to celebrate: Eiyuden Chronicle’s breakthrough Kickstarter, Ghost of Tsushima’s record-breaking sales, the mesmerizing chaos of Fall Guys, and the entirely unpredictable return of G4. 00:01:11 - Corrections 00:03:52 - Gaming Gladiators 00:06:14 - Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter 00:21:38 - Ghost of Tsushima Sales 00:33:21 - G4 is back in 2021 00:57:56 - Grounded 01:09:06 - Fall Guys 01:15:34 - Also This Week... 01:26:28 - L&R - Difficulty vs Load Times 01:30:20 - L&R - Game: Which Game Currency? 01:34:07 - Time for Bets 01:39:39 - Closing 01:41:32 - Producer Credits
8/2/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 47 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #224 - July 24, 2020

Halo Infinite gameplay has finally been revealed, leaving goofy memes and jumbled expectations in its wake. We parse through the last of the summer’s E3 events including the rest of the Xbox Games Showcase, the first Nintendo Partner Direct Mini, and a second Day of the Devs. 00:00:51 - Corrections 00:02:14 - Gaming Gladiators 00:04:40 - Xbox Games Showcase 00:45:27 - A Word From Our Sponsors 00:49:07 - Day of the Devs July 01:03:33 - Nintendo Partner Direct Mini 01:22:50 - Also This Week... 01:19:14 - L&R - Let's talk scotch 01:21:15 - L&R - Tsushima NPC walking pace 01:22:37 - L&R - Ben's purchased games update 01:24:24 - L&R - Game: DOOM Trophy or Rock Song? 01:27:32 - Time for Bets 01:31:52 - Closing Get 15% off your order at http://buyraycon.com/allies Get 20% off your first monthly box when you sign up at http://boxofawesome.com and enter the code ALLIES at checkout!
7/26/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 35 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #223 - July 17, 2020

Ubisoft had a busy week, letting go of a few executives and leaking some announcements. Devolver, Valve, and Stadia all showed us what projects they have on the horizon, and there are plenty of updates from Xbox for xCloud, the Xbox One console production timeline, and a “couple of years” of cross-console promises. 00:00:42 - Corrections 00:04:31 - Gaming Gladiators 00:07:26 - Ubisoft Executives Resign 00:14:18 - Ubisoft Forward Games 00:25:32 - Devolver Direct 2020 00:35:43 - Xbox Series X Updates 00:50:43 - What's Next for Valve 01:00:12 - Stadia Connect Games 01:11:47 - Also This Week... 01:21:21 - L&R - Candy eating habits? 01:25:12 - L&R - Game: July 2020 Predictions 01:30:06 - L&R - Old Conference Reactions 01:31:50 - Time for Bets 01:37:22 - Closing Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home!
7/19/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 19 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #222 - July 10, 2020

Sony is investing millions in Epic Games, and Microsoft is hoping the hype surrounding their next Xbox Game Showcase pays off. Also, is it our fate to be purchasing $70, digital-only, games in the near future according to recent decisions made by 2K and Capcom, or are these just signs of further change coming to the industry? 00:00:40 - Corrections 00:02:17 - Gaming Gladiators 00:05:03 - Sony invests $250m in Epic 00:12:47 - Xbox Games Showcase dated 00:28:06 - The prospect of $70 games 00:40:39 - Capcom's Game Sales are 80% digital 00:52:59 - Also This Week... 01:07:54 - L&R - How important are new assets? 01:12:52 - L&R - Game: Real or Fake Wonders 01:15:22 - L&R - What games will make you cry? 01:16:45 - L&R - A 100% dynamic future? 01:22:14 - Time for Bets 01:28:10 - Closing
7/12/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 35 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #221 - July 3, 2020

The news that Xbox is going to let us try out 60 or more upcoming games from the comfort of our own homes, and Sony is re-investing in independent games with a new initiative for the PlayStation, helps brighten our spirits after Evo 2020 is canceled following yet another allegation of sexual misconduct in the games industry. 00:00:50 - Corrections 00:02:34 - Gaming Gladiators 00:05:30 - Xbox Summer Game Fest Announced 00:26:30 - PlayStation Indies initiative 00:50:02 - New Video Game to TV Adaptations 01:11:35 - EVO 2020 Canceled 01:29:31 - Also This Week... 01:37:03 - L&R - Message to Publishers/Developers? 01:39:17 - L&R - Game: Timesplitters 01:44:17 - L&R - What game would make a good musical? 01:46:40 - Time for Bets 01:51:45 - Closing
7/5/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 37 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #220 - June 26, 2020

It’s a season of big change. Xbox ditches Mixer for Facebook Gaming, a wave of abuse accusations rattle the industry, and more events introduce more games coming in 2020. 00:00:50 - Corrections 00:02:14 - Gaming Gladiators 00:03:56 - Mixer dissolves into Facebook Gaming 00:24:39 - Abuse allegations across the industry 00:35:58 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:40:04 - Q3 2020 Preview - July 00:55:28 - Q3 2020 Preview - August 01:08:58 - Q3 2020 Preview - September 01:16:12 - Summer Game Fest 6/22 01:22:44 - New Game Plus Expo 01:29:20 - Also This Week... 01:32:34 - L&R - Still wearing pants? 01:34:32 - L&R - How much game is too much? 01:40:32 - Time for Bets 01:46:59 - Closing 01:50:58 - Sponsor Credits Get 20% off your first monthly box when you sign up at http://boxofawesome.com and enter the code ALLIES at checkout! Get 15% off your order at http://buyraycon.com/allies
6/28/20201 hour, 57 minutes, 17 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #219 - June 19, 2020

The last 7 days it finally felt a little like E3. Guerrilla Collective, PC Gaming Show, Future Games Show, and EA Play Live show us more games than we can count. We look at each event and try to figure out what worked and what didn’t, before asking how many billions we’d spend on WB Games. 00:00:56 - Corrections 00:02:54 - Gaming Gladiators 00:04:08 - EA Play Live 00:18:40 - Guerrilla Collective 00:32:16 - PC Gaming Show 00:49:53 - A Word From Our Sponsor 00:54:01 - Future Games Show 01:01:59 - AT&T Plans to Sell Warner Bros Interactive 01:14:00 - Also This Week... 01:24:48 - L&R - Other Sony IP to get smaller games? 01:28:13 - L&R - Do Wishlists help Developers? 01:33:35 - Time for Bets 01:38:36 - Closing Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ALLIES20 at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code ALLIES20.
6/21/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 2 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #218 - June 12, 2020

Discussing the 26 games recently showcased in the PlayStation Future of Gaming nearly takes up this week’s entire, extended Episode of Gaming, but we also manage to squeeze in a rundown of IGN’s Summer of Gaming lineup so far. 00:00:45 - Corrections 00:02:33 - Gaming Gladiators 00:05:42 - PS5 Future of Gaming - Console 00:14:06 - PS5 Future of Gaming - 2020 Games 00:40:46 - PS5 Future of Gaming - 2021 Games 01:09:49 - PS5 Future of Gaming - TBD Games 01:43:49 - A Word From Our Sponsor 01:47:32 - IGN's Summer of Gaming Highlights 01:52:51 - Also This Week... 01:56:57 - L&R - Sacrifice Something for your Dreams 02:00:00 - L&R - Game: Matching E3 Ally Quotes 02:06:24 - Time for Bets 02:11:11 - Closing Go to http://luminskin.com/allies to get a one-month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home! Get $100 of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days when you download the Postmates app and use code EASYALLIES.
6/14/20202 hours, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #217 - June 5, 2020

There are ways our industry has been recently affected by protests against racial inequality and we need to discuss it and what it means for our future. But after that we also need to talk about why the Game Gear Mini is so mini, where Skelattack came from and why Konami’s publishing it, and what DONTNOD could do with a brand new studio. 00:00:43 - Corrections 00:03:19 - Gaming Gladiators 00:05:25 - PS5 Reveal and other Events Delayed 00:37:33 - Game Gear Micro Announced 00:53:35 - Skelattack Launch 01:01:12 - DONTNOD's New Montreal Studio 01:08:39 - Also This Week... 01:18:06 - L&R - Game: Higher Platinum Percentage? 01:23:19 - L&R - Preset Purchasing Conditions 01:26:16 - L&R - Game: Not So Subtle Subtitles 01:32:01 - Time for Bets 00:38:19 - Closing
6/7/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 19 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #216 - May 29, 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
5/31/20202 hours, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #215 - May 22, 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).
5/24/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 28 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #214 - May 15, 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.
5/17/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 48 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #213 - May 8, 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.
5/10/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 57 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #212 - 5/01/20

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
5/3/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 41 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #211 - 4/23/20

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 !
4/26/20202 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #210 - 4/17/20

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!
4/19/20202 hours, 12 minutes, 53 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #209 - 4/10/20

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.
4/12/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 5 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #208 - 4/2/20

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
4/5/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 15 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #207 - 3/27/20

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
3/27/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 3 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #206 - 3/20/20

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
3/22/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 26 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #205 - 3/13/20

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!
3/15/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 56 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #204 - 3/6/20

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
3/8/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 47 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #203 - 2/28/20

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
3/1/20201 hour, 51 minutes, 21 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #202 - 02/21/20

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
2/23/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 28 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #201 - 2/14/20

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
2/16/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 31 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #200 - 2/7/20

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
2/9/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 59 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #199 - 1/31/20

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!
2/2/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 55 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #198 - 1/24/20

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
1/26/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 7 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #197 - 1/17/20

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
1/19/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 40 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #196 - 1/10/20

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
1/13/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 14 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #195 - Kyle’s Parents Edition - 1/3/20

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
1/5/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 35 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #194 - All L&R Special - 12/27/19

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
12/29/20191 hour, 49 minutes, 39 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #193 - 12/20/19

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
12/22/20191 hour, 25 minutes, 26 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #192 - 12/13/19

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
12/15/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 12 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #191 - 12/6/19

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
12/8/20191 hour, 35 minutes, 39 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #190 - 11/27/19

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
12/1/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #189 - 11/22/19

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
11/24/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 59 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #188 - 11/15/19

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
11/17/20191 hour, 49 minutes, 29 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #187 - 11/8/19

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
11/10/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 26 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #186 - 11/1/19

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
11/3/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 5 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #185 - 10/25/19

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
10/27/20191 hour, 35 minutes, 22 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #184 - 10/18/19

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
10/20/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 38 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #183 - 10/11/19

Blizzard embroils itself for purposes of revenue and the PlayStation 5 becomes just a little more real, and bouncy.
10/13/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 52 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #182 - 10/4/19

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
10/6/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 43 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #181 - 9/27/19

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
9/29/20191 hour, 39 minutes, 33 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #180 - 9/20/19

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
9/22/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 20 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #179 - 9/13/19

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
9/15/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 17 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #178 - 9/6/19

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
9/8/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #177 - 8/30/19

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
9/1/20191 hour, 49 minutes, 13 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #176 - Gamescom Solocast - 8/21/19

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
8/23/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #175 - 8/14/19

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
8/16/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 2 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #174 - 8/7/19

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
8/9/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 33 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #173 - 7/31/19

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
8/2/20191 hour, 53 minutes, 7 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #172 - 7/24/19

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
7/26/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 14 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #171 - 7/17/19

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
7/19/20191 hour, 43 minutes, 9 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #170 - 7/10/19

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
7/13/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 1 second
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Easy Allies Podcast #169 - 7/3/19

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
7/5/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 58 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #168 - 6/26/19

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
6/28/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 19 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #167 - 6/19/19

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
6/21/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 20 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #166 - E3 Edition - 6/12/19

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.
6/12/20191 hour, 35 minutes, 1 second
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Easy Allies Podcast #165 - 6/5/19

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
6/7/20191 hour, 58 minutes, 43 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #164 - 5/29/19

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
5/31/20191 hour, 35 minutes
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Easy Allies Podcast #163 - 5/22/19

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
5/24/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 13 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #162 - 5/15/19

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
5/17/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 25 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #161 - 5/8/19

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
5/10/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 16 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #160 - 5/1/19

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
5/3/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 6 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #159 - 4/24/19

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
4/26/20191 hour, 25 minutes, 32 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #158 - 4/17/19

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
4/19/20191 hour, 43 minutes, 26 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #157 - 4/10/19

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
4/12/20191 hour, 34 minutes, 58 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #156 - 4/3/19

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
4/5/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 40 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #155 - 3/27/19

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
3/29/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 33 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #154 - 3/20/19

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
3/22/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 24 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #153 - 3/13/19

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
3/15/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 29 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #152 - 3/6/19

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
3/8/20191 hour, 43 minutes, 1 second
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Easy Allies Podcast #151 - 2/27/19

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
3/1/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 47 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #150 - 2/20/19

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
2/22/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 17 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #149 - 2/13/19

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
2/15/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 41 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #148 - 2/6/19

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
2/8/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 24 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #147 - 1/30/19

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
2/1/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 39 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #146 - 1/23/19

Mortal Kombat 11 makes a positive first impression and the 2018 NDPs expose last year's underachievers.
1/25/20191 hour, 49 minutes, 5 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #145 - 1/16/19

Bungie is going independent, taking Destiny with them, and Activision seems cool with it. This year is off to a weird start for sure.
1/18/20191 hour, 42 minutes, 55 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #144 - 1/9/19

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.
1/11/20191 hour, 57 minutes, 42 seconds
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Recruit Me Special

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.
1/4/20191 hour, 39 minutes, 12 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #143 - 12/19/18

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!
12/21/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 51 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #142 - 12/12/18

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.
12/14/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 59 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #141 - 12/5/18

Epic Games decided to make its own game store because all the other platforms are charging developers too much money, and it seems cool?
12/7/20181 hour, 36 minutes, 5 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #140 - 11/28/18

This week Fallout 76's general awfulness is newsworthy, as well as what might be a Rocksteady leak but might also be nothing?
11/30/20181 hour, 45 minutes, 28 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #139 - 11/21/18

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.
11/23/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 13 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #138 - 11/14/18

Microsoft has acquired two new studios (one we already pretty sure about) and Square Enix continues to make the most baffling business moves.
11/16/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 38 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #137 - 11/7/18

With Diablo Immortal, Deltarune, and Smash Bros Ultimate news, we learn even more about the ever-changing rules of games promotion.
11/9/20182 hours, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #136 - 10/31/18

In the Halloween spirit, we call Trick or Treat on the strange list of PlayStation Classic games.
11/2/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 2 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #135 - 10/24/18

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.
10/26/20181 hour, 50 minutes, 9 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #134 - 10/17/18

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.
10/19/20181 hour, 40 minutes, 12 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #133 - 10/10/18

In this week's episode, the panel convinces Kyle of the non-obvious values of streamable video game services.
10/12/20181 hour, 36 minutes, 56 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #132 - 10/2/18

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.
10/5/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 54 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #131 - 9/26/18

Before we say goodbye to Telltale, we delve into the accomplished studio's entire catalog.
9/28/20181 hour, 36 minutes, 10 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #130 - 9/19/18

Nintendo makes two small announcements for two big games, and the best-sellers list of August contains a couple of interesting anomalies.
9/21/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 45 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #129 - 9/12/18

Sega and SNK headline Tokyo Game Show with two beautiful and surprisingly big budget game announcements.
9/14/20181 hour, 32 minutes, 49 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #128 - 9/5/18

Before the fall season of gaming really takes off, we prepare ourselves with a Release Rundown of the super chunky next four months.
9/7/20181 hour, 55 minutes, 20 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #127 - 8/29/18

Streets of Rage 4 and an Onimusha remaster headline another wonderful week of our shared existence inside of Michael Huber's dream.
8/31/20181 hour, 49 minutes, 9 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #126 - 8/22/18

The panel is filled with Gamescom cheer as we unwrap a bunch of new game announcements and news.
8/24/20181 hour, 43 minutes, 10 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #125 - 8/15/18

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.
8/17/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 11 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #124 - 8/8/18

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.
8/10/20181 hour, 31 minutes, 54 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #123 - 8/1/18

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).
8/3/20181 hour, 49 minutes, 20 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #122 - 7/25/18

Rumors of a second Xbox Scarlett dedicated to streaming are too reasonable to not believe, and we gotta cover Comic Con.
7/27/20181 hour, 38 minutes, 46 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #121 - 7/18/18

The panel predicts the future world of twelve months from today, and it's actually mostly optimistic.
7/20/20181 hour, 52 minutes, 27 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #120 - 7/11/18

Darksiders III announces its release date and we're still confused if this game is a big deal or not.
7/13/20181 hour, 36 minutes, 8 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #119 - 7/4/18

Fortnite continues to be surprisingly newsworthy on top of increasingly popular, and the Desire Index faces more top ten shakeups.
7/6/20181 hour, 57 minutes, 5 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #118 - 6/27/18

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.
6/29/20181 hour, 48 minutes, 58 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #117 - 6/20/18

We've only begun covering the games that showed up at E3, and of course there is no better way to have a discussion than to arbitrarily rank titles.
6/22/20181 hour, 55 minutes, 47 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #116 - 6/13/18

Kyle heroically does his best to encapsulate E3 2018 in a race against time and the panel's diminishing mental faculties.
6/13/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 26 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #115 - 6/6/18

Fallout 76 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey drop their names before E3, and we look forward to the PlayStation and Nintendo press events with unmitigated anticipation.
6/8/20182 hours, 21 minutes, 30 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #114 - 5/30/18

This year's big Pokémon game is a little--how do you say--simple. Also, we continue our E3 Press Conference preview with Bethesda, Square Enix and Ubisoft.
6/1/20182 hours, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #113 - 5/23/18

The E3 preview officially begins with hopes and expectations for the EA and Microsoft press conferences.
5/25/20182 hours, 8 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #112 - 5/16/18

Rage 2 surfaces by unpopular demand, Retro appears to be making a Star Fox adventure racing game, and maybe a woman will work at a gas station in Just Cause 4.
5/18/20181 hour, 51 minutes, 39 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #111 - 5/9/18

Thanos visits Fortnite, Nintendo's online service is just as bleh as you would expect, and Square Enix is back to E3 presentations this year.
5/11/20181 hour, 38 minutes, 14 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #110 - 5/2/18

Shadow of the Tomb Raider had its big reveal and we're not exactly clamoring for Croft Editions, and Nintendo is getting a new President soon.
5/4/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 34 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #109 - 4/25/18

Housemarque announces something that might be similar to a Battle Royale game, Valve buys Campo Santo, and the March NPDs are all good news.
4/27/20181 hour, 46 minutes, 41 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #108 - 4/18/18

Rumors have bubbled up that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has axed its campaign in favor of a battle royale mode, and we're split on whether that's good or bad.
4/20/20181 hour, 32 minutes, 4 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #107 - 4/11/18

Boss Key Productions quickly rebounds from LawBreakers with a new battle royale game, and Spyro's remastered trilogy inspires an exhaustive look at his entire gameography.
4/12/20181 hour, 37 minutes, 38 seconds
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Games of Spring Rundown - 4/4/18

From God of War to The Crew 2, the next three months have a great mix of huge releases and games you kinda forgot about. Also, Shadow of War makes a Good Guy move a little too late.
4/6/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 18 seconds
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Rise of the Living Games - 3/28/18

E3 2018 is already promising some interesting changes, the Final Fantasy XV team is working on a new IP, and the Xbox Game Pass makes a little more sense after the launch of Sea of Thieves.
3/30/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 54 seconds
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Lara Croft Can't Be Boring Again - 3/21/18

Shadow of the Tomb Raider's teaser fails to leave an impact, the Switch has the best first year of any console in the US, and Vivendi finally gave up on buying Ubisoft.
3/23/20181 hour, 37 minutes, 4 seconds
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Smash Bros in 2018 - Easy Allies Podcast - 3/14/18

Special guest Ben Hanson of Game Informer joins us to discuss the low-detail announcements of Super Smash Bros., The Division 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
3/16/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 21 seconds
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Battlefield Sticks With the Past - March 7th 2018

Battlefield V returns to World War II, Far Cry 5 looks a little more promising after revealing its DLC, and we're pretty sure Geralt is going to be in Soulcalibur VI. And For That Reason - 00:00:47 Corrections - 00:02:27 Battlefield V Rumors - 00:06:20 Far Cry 5's Kinda Cool Season Pass/DLC - 00:23:53 Podcast Halftime - 00:40:16 Soulcalibur's History of Guest Characters - 00:43:13 L&R - DLC Price Is Right Game - 00:59:04 L&R - How Should Sony and Microsoft Plan for Switch? - 01:06:42 L&R - Video Game Cartoons Game - 01:18:46 Time for Bets - 01:24:56 Closing - 01:37:07
3/9/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 56 seconds
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Microtransactions are Adults Only - February 28th 2018

The ESRB has solved this whole loot box conundrum, America has really warmed up to Monster Hunter, and Square Enix thinks the mobile version of Chrono Trigger is OK for PC.
3/2/20181 hour, 41 minutes, 37 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #100 - February 21st 2018

The bosses of Sledgehammer Games are stepping down, and it turns out that's actually pretty interesting. Also, it's the 100th episode of this podcast!
2/23/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 42 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #99 - February 14th 2018

It's a rumor heavy week, with whispers of a remastered Spyro trilogy, Metroid Prime 4's developers, and Google getting into streaming games.
2/16/20181 hour, 35 minutes, 54 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #98 - February 7th 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is delayed and nobody seems to mind, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is officially unpopular, and this year's Call of Duty is heavily rumored to be Black Ops 4.
2/9/20181 hour, 43 minutes, 56 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #97 - January 31st 2018

Will Microsoft buy EA? Probably not, but it's fun to talk about. Also, Anthem's release date is shifting forward to 2019 and Paragon shuts down in the best way possible.
2/2/20181 hour, 40 minutes, 14 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #96 - January 24th 2018

Microsoft will be giving out all their exclusive games for 10 dollars a month, Switch is the U.S.'s fastest selling console ever, and there are convincing new rumors of a Fable sequel.
1/26/20181 hour, 41 minutes, 8 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #95 - January 17th 2018

Nintendo's Mini Direct contained a couple mega announcements, Detective Pikachu loves coffee, and we play news producers with some upcoming remasters.
1/19/20182 hours, 4 minutes, 12 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #94 - January 10th 2018

This week we're pitting the games publishers against each other to determine who's about to have it better in 2018.
1/12/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 21 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #93 - January 3rd 2018

In our 2018 Winter Forecast, we're looking forward at all of the coldest months' biggest releases, from Monster Hunter World to Sea of Thieves.
1/5/20181 hour, 46 minutes, 32 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #92 - December 27th 2017

It's the Year Review episode. We're taking 2017--all the great games, the disappointing games, and the games that never were--and giving it a final score.
12/29/20172 hours, 9 minutes, 33 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #91 - December 20th 2017

There's a third Catherine in the PS4 remaster, Square Enix reassures us that a new Tomb Raider is coming, and Bandai Namco is publishing some sweet anime games.
12/22/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #90 - December 13th 2017

The Game Awards and PSX have given us many new game announcements to discuss, like Bayonetta 3, Soul Calibur VI, Witchfire, and From Software's next project!
12/15/20171 hour, 29 minutes, 3 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #89 - December 6th 2017

Mega Man 11 is a real deal Mega Man game with a sorta modern twist, Mega Man's classic games are going to be on everything, and also a cereal box can be an amiibo too.
12/8/20171 hour, 37 minutes, 52 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #88 - November 29th 2017

Devil May Cry 5 is so leaked it's practically announced, Destiny 2 got caught being sketchy, and non-canon cosmetics were the secret undoing of Battlefront II
12/1/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 52 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #87 - November 22nd, 2017

Valkyria Chronicles 4 has been announced and it's impossibly true to the franchise's strengths, Mario and Assassin's Creed duke it out atop the October NPDs, and we have to talk about microtransactions every week.
11/24/20171 hour, 26 minutes, 56 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #86 - November 15th 2017

Fighting game cameos continue to surprise us, The Game Awards nominees have been announced, and we chomp into some juicy rumors.
11/17/20172 hours, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #85 - November 8th 2017

As studios sadly close and restrategize to accommodate the ever-evolving gaming landscape, we learn what fiduciary duty means.
11/10/20171 hour, 50 minutes, 13 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #84 - November 1st 2017

Sucker Punch reveals an incredibly interesting new title, and that's just one of many new Paris Games Week announcements to cover.
11/3/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 23 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #83 - October 25th 2017

Animal Crossing comes to phones and horrifies in innovative new ways, the Super Nintendo Classics connected with the marketplace, and the Xbox One can now play Xbox games.
10/27/20171 hour, 32 minutes, 54 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #82 - October 18th 2017

This week we're focusing a great deal of the show on covering EA's sad, strange, and scary decision to close Visceral games and overhaul Amy Hennig's Star Wars game.
10/20/20171 hour, 29 minutes, 26 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #81 - October 11th 2017

The Easy Allies Podcast fixes loot boxes in 15 minutes, God Eater 3 is announced without some crucial details, and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition might be for the best.
10/13/20171 hour, 31 minutes, 48 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #80 - October 4th 2017

As October arrives, so must Part 2 of our fall preview. Assassin's Creed Origins, Super Mario Odyssey, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus come out on the same day. This stuff is just inconceivable.
10/6/20171 hour, 53 minutes, 44 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #79 - September 27th 2017

Epic Games makes their own Battle Royale and the PUBG devs don't like it, WayForward is making an actually-interesting game out of The Mummy remake, and Avalanche Studios kicks off the next gen countdown timer.
9/29/20171 hour, 49 minutes, 17 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #78 - September 20th 2017

Square Enix announces an a new mysterious survival shooter from an unexpected team, Monster Hunter World establishes itself as a real big deal, and modders discover a hidden NES game in the Switch's firmware.
9/22/20171 hour, 30 minutes
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Easy Allies Podcast #77 - September 13th 2017

ThatGameCompany's next game is a big Apple exclusive, Rockstar puts extra effort into the re-release of L.A. Noire, and Okami HD is at least So Necessary.
9/15/20171 hour, 41 minutes, 42 seconds
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Easy Allies Podcast #76 - September 6th 2017

The No More Heroes semi-sequel, much like Nintendo, has a gr