How long have you been an ally?

  • I first stumbled upon GT around early 2005 and i have been a costant forum poster and consumer of there awesome content since. I saw GT go through revamping 3 times.

  • A highschool friend of mine showed me a Screwattack top ten and some AVGN videos on GT back in early 2007, and I just fell into watching everything else on the site via the "anything but homework" mentality. Somehow it's been over 9 years and I've never gone elsewhere - when GT closed down I made a twitter and followed all the GT people I could and just waited until they did something.

  • was on gametrailers since 2007 was in the top 10 for postcount almost made it to 30k before the site was lost

  • I started around 2005, when I was matriculating. In 2007 I used to download the trailers and retrospectives/shows weekly and take them to animation school where we'd watch them all on break (this was back when I was in South Africa, when internet sucked hard). Good times

  • @Budi oh man i miss pach attack. such a fun show

  • around 2003, when my friend and I were looking up Trailers for Games... went back almost every day since!

    The news of GT shutting down made me legitimately depressed for a while. When I saw that EasyAllies was happening I felt like a dream had come true!

  • I've been an ally since watching the Final Fantasy Retrospective. Honestly, I don't remember when exactly that was, probably around 2008 or so. Final Fantasy is my favorite series, so as soon as I saw that set of videos, I was hooked! Love this community, so great.

  • @sblomkamp Exactly! I'm glad he is doing Pachter Factor for SIFTD. Still a great guy to listen.

  • I saw the news about Game Trailers shutting down and checked out Easy Allies (The Allies Assemble video). I started the first podcast and I immediately got hooked. After just a few videos, I realised how much I needed their entertainment.

    The personalities and community are amazing. Thank you everyone.

  • @Gloop No problem. I am actually going through a really difficulty time in my life right now being unemployed and looking for work. EZA are the only thing that keeps me going day after day. They always bring a smile to my face!

  • I've frequented GT since 2003/2004, but ally? I became invested around the time of the murmurs surrounding the next PlayStation in december 2012. Been a fan since the very first episodes of The Final Bosman. I'll admit it took a while longer to learn to love ManUp. I did though. Kyle and Ian though.. Dreamteam!

  • @SIX2SE7EN Hey man, when worlds collide huh? I'm also unemployed and have been searching for a job for almost a year. I can't explain how much EZA as a whole helps me. I can really relate.

  • I don't know the exact time I started frequenting GT, but I believe it was 2006.

  • @Gloop Hope you find one. sending you good luck!

  • I remember scrolling past the Final Bosman thread on NeoGAF a bunch of times during the summer of 2013 and being weirded out at first because of my last name being in the title (so I didn't look inside). At some point I decided to check it out and basically jumped down the GT rabbit hole right after that.

  • I started with GT back when Screw Attack was still hosted on the site and then stopped watching some time in 2008 or 2009. Only got back into it through the 2015 E3 coverage.

    I'd say it's been a year of actual interest in what the EZA crew does and genuinely looking forward to each of their shows.

  • Was using GT since 2005 been following them ever since.... was so sad to see GT shutdown but i'm so glad they all decided to regroup as Easy Allies :)

    I spent most my of time on the GT forums in the Final Fantasy Section with Naaros, Cweeny, Talax, Sheria, Adventurer and everyone else who posted there, really missed out on discussions with those with E3 annoucements since the GT forums were shutdown just before that and I refused to join any other site until EZA forums appeared :D hopefully we can continue a similar group on EZA forums :o

  • I've always watched GT reviews on youtube but i became a fan after seeing the Bloodborne musical, my insane hype for the game led me to that awesome video and I was soo happy to found a journalistic crew that was stoked about BB and Souls in general like me, from there GT became my go to site and naturally my first (and probably only) patreon pledge went to EZA !!!

  • Around 2009 or so. Once I finally got good enough internet at my house to watch videos without having to wait for a while to get them to load, I really got exposed to so many gaming related video makers on the internet. My brother had talked about GT, AVGN, and Screw Attack, so I jumped in.

    GT was always a big deal to me, but I really fell in love with the site around the time most of the current Allies had become the main focus, along with all their awesome new shows.

  • First time I remember going to gametrailers was back in 2008. I watched Castlevania II:Simon's Quest Angry Video Game Nerd review on youtube and thought it was the funniest shit ever, so I wanted to find more of it. Then my friend told me that there are tons of more Nerd reviews on this site called (I distinctly remember Rambo being the newest AVGN episode at the time I first visited gametraiers.) After that, there was no going back. AVGN, ScrewAttack, Invisible walls and so on... good times.

    Afterwards I visited GT ON/OFF for years until the time of Kyle Bosman and his incredible show. Then I once again became a GT junky. When GT finally shut down I remember watching their last stream. Seeing Brandon Jones shed few tears at the end of that stream were one of the most saddest moments of my life. My early teens/young adult life was offically over.

    But in the end everything turned out fine. Easy Allies kicks so much ass I can't put it to words. Rock on mates.