Bosman Plays A Link to the Past



  • Haha this was awesome. Interesting to see what happens next



  • @Mechanoid said in Bosman Plays A Link to the Past:

    I just realized (and forgive me if its obvious) but Kyle and Huber betting is like watching pro wrestling where Huber is the face (good guy) and Kyle is the heel (bad guy). When Kyle does his "bet" bit, he plays up the heel role to perfection. The EZA meta is truly glorious to behold.

    Isn't it weird that some people don't pick up on this?



  • Good show Bossy. Keep the goofs coming.



  • Also Kyle is doing lord's work by outing the try hards in EZA community.



  • That loophole find was glorious.



  • The troll master has once again proved his unparalleled mastery. Just :clap: :clap: :clap:



  • Andy Kaufman would be proud!



  • @Mechanoid Yeah, that's basically the entire point. Like, when Kyle goes over the top about "Huber's STUPID fans" during the better special... do people think that's is a sincere thing? Really? Now, Huber may or may not be on board with the shenanigans, but he chose an excruciatingly boring punishment IF it was intended to be played straight. "Play this long game you don't like" is dull unless it's intentionally a vehicle for trolling. The beauty is in the how.



  • I still think he is going to honor the spirit of the bet in a third stream. But he maybe needed to make a point to Huber and the co drafters on how futile this contract was. :joy: I'm going to believe to the end!



  • I am shocked, nay APPALLED at Bosman after the most recent stunt. I can't believe him! I think I've lost all respect for him after this.

    Fledge is clearly the second best character in Skyward Sword, just after Groose himself.



  • Honestly, I just want him to continue streaming Skyward Sword.



  • I'm fascinated by how Bosman is enticing the super-duper-serious fans to come out and whine/complain at him. It has sort of divided the EZA community, but it is intriguing to watch the comments from the Twitch chat. Bosman is a master manipulator of the fan community (in a good way!).



  • @jifw52 He is a consummate showman. I love it.



  • I tweeted at him a few day ago that he should just stream someone else's playthrough, I'm sure others did to and I'm also pretty sure he came to this decision long before that, even so it feels wonderful to play even a microscopic part in this chaos.
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  • In case anyone missed the live stream -

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    But yes, this is really getting some insane reactions out of the community, at least in the Twitch chat. The amount of people last night who were arguing every little loophole, even down to the very definition of the word "new" for his save file, was crazy.

    @Mechanoid has the point down - it's all for show. This is just a fun special they do every year, and wondering how Kyle will find a loophole in it (which he did, can't deny it) is part of the fun. It's a bit disheartening to see so many people on Twitch and on YouTube either threatening to unsubscribe or stop donating because of it.



  • For posterity, here are the exact subtitles of the Bet document/stakes (from the E3 2016 Bets Showdown YouTube page):

    I, Kyle Bosman, agree to the terms set forth within this document, in regards to the proposed stakes outlined by Michael Patrick Huber during the Easy Allies E3 Bets Showdown.

    I will stream LIVE, a complete full playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, from a new save slot to the ending credits on Easy Allies' Twitch page in no more than 3 sessions. Finishing no later than July 8th, 2016. 3 minutes prior to each stream, I will tweet, from my own personal twitter account @KyleBosman, the following quote with no less and no more words or symbols attached, "I'm about to stream my favorite game of all time, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. #masterpiece". Upon full completion of the game, I will discuss my favorite parts of the game for no less than 3 minutes on Huber Syndrome.

    Signed,
    Kyle Bosman



  • On the left Hubers contract next year and on the right Hubers contract in 10 years.

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  • Streaming someone else's playthrough though. Doesn't that go against the "new save file" wording of the contract?



  • I love it.



  • As mush as I love Kyle's clever loophole. I would also love it if this doesn't count as decided by the EZA Council. Because then he has to play the whole game in one sitting! Haha!