This post is to tell your story about how you found EZA, whether it's from their patreon or from further back in the early days. No story has more value than any other since we're all in it together, an easy alliance striving for a better future and the greater good of video games and video game journalism.
Here is my story:
My EZA/GT origin is very long and drawn out. Like a shy lover, I dabbled in GT for many years before I finally committed wholly and never looked back. Invisible Walls, Annoyed Gamer, the multitude of trailers, these were all part of my fleeting romance. Then, one day in 2013, I saw the first episode of The Final Bosman and fell in love with Gametrailers. The trailers always drew me in but I could never commit to the overall editorial voice. Annoyed Gamer and Pach Attack (need to catch up on his new show) were intriguing but never really spoke to me. Bosman though.. Bosman was my generation, filled with frustration yet loved where he worked and the medium he had to cover. Bosman showed me it was okay to love video games, yet was able to coherently critique companies without outright vehemence. His episodes were not about hate, but about passion and love of the art.
From there, the next step was GT Time which truly introduced me to "The Voice." I've always been intrigued by "The Voice" of Gametrailers and have religiously followed Brandon since I found out the source of "The Voice." After GT folded, I made a vow to pledge some amount of money to any patreon he started and I was there the night they announced EZA. I was so relieved when they finally announced their return to video games journalism and their returning members, as many of us were reliever and overjoyed.
For me, GT started with Bosman and while he's a major part of EZA now, I miss his editorial voice. We still have The EZA Podcast but he doensn't contribute the same way the panel does. I would not have made this post if Bosman at Home had continued to update but... since he's gone on hiatus, I would like to make this plea. Either make Bosman at Home (or another related show) part of the patreon stretch goals, or Bosman needs to add his opinions and voice to the EZA podcast aside from just moderation.
My true love for GT began with Bosman and while I absolutely adore what it's become (Jones' editorial, Ben's growth, Ian's voice, Huber's unrestricted joy, Damiani's skill and love for video games, Brad's new found excitement, Don and absolutely every project he touches, Bloodworth's editorials and reviews, and incredibly accurate bets). More honest editorials about video games and the way they're portrayed in media is needed.
Tell us your first encounter with the EZA crew and why you've stuck with them so far. What made you love them in the past; what would you love to see in the future?