Easy Allies Podcast - Official Discussion Thread



  • I was shocked my question got selected for Love & Respect!! So much love!!!!



  • Loved Kyle's impressions of that 1980s NYC Assassin's Creed. So stupid yet perfect. :D



  • I thought it was heartbreaking listening to Huber talk about his reasons for quitting Overwatch on the latest podcast. You shouldn't be a dick to anyone in a game, but imagine being mean to Huber. I know they almost certainly had no idea who he is, but he's such a nice, sincere guy!



  • @gwnner True, and in no way do I defend anyone trash talking him (or anyone else for that matter), but if you haven't played the game in months, I don't think hopping into ranked play is necessarily the best idea. It's strange to think how much more toxic Overwatch seems to be on PC though, I very rarely encounter situations like that. Hopefully he'll hop back in someday with Brad.



  • There is no doubt that any online game has some toxicity in there. I don't think Overwatch is the worst however ranked play is it's own beast. Huber has brought up a good point that I didn't think of, the people who want to check out ranked while others know what they're doing. Ranked brings out the absolute worst in people.

    I did feel bad for Huber but once he said ranked, I understood immediately what had happened.



  • The ending of this week's podcast devolved into some truly amazing moments between the panel.



  • #71 was one of the happiest EZA podcasts I've seen. So much fun to watch. :) The mood was perfect between the four: banter, bits, jokes and points all over the place, but in just the right way and amount. The topic was also good, this kind of one big thing with list of games to talk about, so everything just ran super smoothly, I enjoyed it a lot.



  • #73: Good podcast, guys. Especially the whole L&R section, so thanks to my fellow patrons as well for those questions and that game that turned into something super fun. :) It was so simple. Also, Huber's ponderings and impressions about both an energetic and a moping platypus were golden. Too good, man. :] Blood was somehow pretty energetic himself as well. Or at least he let it show more this time, especially towards the end. Good final word!



  • #74: The podcasts just keep getting better and better. An excellent episode this week, I enjoyed it so much! :) There were good vibes through the whole thing, good conversations, but the absolute gold nugget was the superb Locks, Sleepers, Keepers and Busts part of L&R. That's a perfect concept for a podcast! I can't believe how much I enjoyed listening to that. Everyone had really good picks for every category, those kind of that surprised you a little, sort of, but that were really logical immediately after. Such a good section, 40 minutes of smiling and intense following of the conversation. It's always interesting to think about the future this way, what's ahead of us. Though it was also as cool to hear the last year's picks. Oh, this was just perfect. Thanks to the person who submitted this into L&R and thanks to the guys for the conversation itself. Brandon's bust, by the way. The reactions on both sides of the screen. :D



  • If anybody is interested in playing Marble Blast Ultra, the delisted xbox 360 game mentioned during corrections, you can download a PC port here. I coincidentally learned about it a few days ago and it's a pretty fun game. Keep in mind that this is NOT an official release



  • @Sentinel-Beach Yeah, I gotta say, that's probably my favorite version of the panel. Usually good vibes and a lot of jokes flowing when it's those 4 put together. That platypus noise though... it needs some work.



  • Podcast 74: as a MGS super fan i find it disturbing that Jones picked MG Survive as his sleeper, also EZA is the only YouTube be channel i heard talk positively about that game, everyone else knows Konami is using Metal Gear name to make money and they just avoid it,even if the game is decent or good nobody should talk about it because of what it represent.



  • @A7X458 said in Easy Allies Podcast - Official Discussion Thread:

    Konami is using Metal Gear name to make money

    Yes they are.



  • @A7X458 I don't like MG Survive or the idea of it at all, but I have to say I appreciate that EZA are willing to approach that game with an open mind and not let the behind the scene stuff get in the way. It fits for them.

    That being said, Jones is gonna be wrong. I don't see that doing well, mostly because of the bad will Konami has. That game could be amazing, and I still don't see it selling well.



  • @A7X458 Jones isn't the only one to speak positively about it, it was also Kyle's noodles on the last E3 version of Frame Trap... so I feel there's gotta be a fun game there. If a game is worth your time, EZA is going to mention it - whether or not there's drama behind it. It's just like when a new Kanye album drops. Sure, he's an asshat to a lot of people in the entertainment industry, but it shouldn't affect the quality of his work or how others perceive it. Konami has always been using the Metal Gear name to make money - they develop video games, that is their main purpose, just like any other developer.

    It just seems like it's being brought up because the general reaction when most people hear about it is one of disgust, so it's apparently better than those initial impressions. That being said, it does have that Metal Gear name, so it might also sell pretty well, and if you're in some weird league that drafts upcoming video games, that is the perfect sleeper.

    I'm still in the camp that really wants to believe Kojima has produced his most elaborate troll yet and the next trailer for this game will drop the "Survive" title, replace it with a "6", and have him run on stage to soak in the shock from everyone's faces. Sometimes, you just gotta believe.



  • Yeah, who honestly cares about the Kojima drama at this point?

    Survive looks fun and it's had a lot of positive reception from media at this point.

    If you want to commit some self-righteous protest against the game over some drama that's over a year old now then more power to you. But I like good video games, I want to hear about good video games, and I especially want to hear the allies talk about good video games.



  • @Hazz3r you're right nobody cares about the drama, i am talking about corporate greed and on a scale of 1 to 10 Survive is a 10, but if Konami comes out with a remaster/re-release of any of the MGS game i will buy all of them.



  • @A7X458 How is it corporate greed?! You realise how much money they poured into the Fox Engine and MGSV in general?

    You think they're going to use the Fox Engine for a single game and then never use the thing ever again?



  • @A7X458 Honestly, I view remasters way more as corporate greed. They're usually low effort and trying to capitalize on something that was already popular. They do allow a new "generation" to experience a game, so I'm not against them, but at least Survive is trying new things.



  • Podcast #76. Wow. Unexpected.