Love and Respect all around, such a jolly community really helps represent what EZA is all about and what the guys try to preach: have passion for and enjoy the games we play and talk about.
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RE: Favorite Overwatch Character
I'll actually go another step and say my favs from each class!
Offense: Genji. cyborg ninjas are ALWAYS cool to me (thank you MGS) but his agility and throwing stars are very fun to be a nuisance with and when you get in a good groove you can be zipping across the battlefield as an elusive force of destruction.
Defense: Junkrat. his design is incredibly (especially his Legendary Hayseed and Jester skins) and his personality exudes insanity and fun in equal measures. Probably the character I play the best with overall.
Tank: Reinhardt. this one was really tough as pretty much all the tanks (except sometimes Winston) are great and a blast to play in different situations, but the old over the top Knight who can just pin a character to a wall and blow through entire teams with a good charge while also working very well with other teammates by blocking for higher damage outputers makes Reinhardt #1.
Support: Lucio. Hands down the best support character; good damage, great AOE healing and speed support to reach objectives faster, and his pushback shot is probably one the best counters to Roadhog I've seen so far. IMO he's probably over the best character in the entire game (in terms of gameplay not design)
RE: The EZA "VIKINGS" Watch Club - Season One
@GMan I'd just say that Viking's honor is a bit different than what we'd traditionally think about when we say honor, and as the series goes on you'll learn that even Christians' "honor" is different than what you'd think. Basically the series does a great job of showing the difference and similarities of tradition, honor, and beliefs between several different cultures of the time as it goes on. So jolly to see you guys going through this show though :)
RE: Ally Introductions
Name - Cameron/Cam
Located - Eugene, Oregon and Dana Point, California
School - University of Oregon
For a living I - interning with my brother's indie dev studio rn, so not much lol
Non Gaming Hobby - Film, TV, writing, and (kinda cheating but) teaching myself to become a game dev.
Gaming Historical Facts- Grew up playing Sonic and Knuckles with my two brothers, watching my brother beat Ocarina, eventually really getting into games myself with the PS2 and Gamecube and haven't stopped loving games since I started playing and learning about them as a kid.
Champion of - one of the greatest RPG series ever made, Suikoden, and the dream of Suikoden VI somehow being made right under the current iron grip of Konami.
PSN: crrich25 (though I'm not really on it at the moment since I only have a PS3 at home at the moment)
Twitch: PoeCameron25 (though I don't stream, but find me on EZA chat!)
Your History with EZA
Hey everyone, since E3 went off amazing and EZA is continuing to grow I thought now would be a good time to just share my own little history with the Allies and GT, but also to hear everyone else's history and what brought us together as a community.
So back when I was in maybe 4th or 5th grade I had 2 news feeds that fed my obsession with games as a kid: GameInformer magazine and Gametrailers. While I would collect issues of the former with my brothers, my oldest brother introduced me to Gametrailers and would let me borrow his laptop to binge watch trailers on the site for hours. Gametrailers continued to be the site I turned to for years to come for gameplay, reveal trailers, and as my most trusted site for reviews. However, around the late 2000's, I started to get turned off by the content they were producing now especially Invisible Walls and honestly anything having to do with Marcus Beer (REALLY not a fan). And so for probably 4 or so years I didn't even go back to GT, having moved onto other gaming outlets like IGN and RoosterTeeth, but eventually I became kinda jaded by the negativity I was finding in the gaming community and media, how everyone was just overly critical and seemed to be not really enjoying the games they covering.
So on a whim I went back to Gametrailers in late 2014/early 2015 and found a very different GT. A GT that was much smaller with less than 10 guys, but was excited about the games they covered and seemed to have a general positivity and excitement for what they did that I hadn't seen anywhere else lately. Kyle and Jones and Blood with the rotating guest funny but insightful news coverage in GT Live, Ian and Elyse's hilarity in Mandatory Update, Huber's pure joy and excitement in Huber Hype, Ben being the ultimate creative DM and trying to rangle the likes of Hogger and his companions in TTA; all of these shows and personalities just filled me with excitement and joy about games that I hadn't felt in years. And then came the shutdown. I was devastated, I had finally comeback and found the perfect outlet with some of my favorite people on the internet (with me lurking for that year being to reserved to interact in the forums or their Twitch) and to see all of these talented people suddenly get laid off was heartbreaking. Like many others I begged for them to do something together and just keep making content and we'd do whatever we could to support them.
Cut to my college Spring break, decided to go hang out with two of my buddies and I go and freak my friends out by almost shouting with joy with EZA's announcement video. I immediately went and donated on Patreon (only $5, you guys doing $200 though are amazing thank you so much) and since then I've tried to be much less reserved and be more involved on the Twitch streams and within the community, because as I think newcomers from E3 have come to realize, EZA creates some of the best content on the internet and has some of the best personalities and hard working creators around, something I'm so grateful for every time I see their content.
So that's my story! I want this thread to share everyone's experiences because I'm interested in all of your guys' stories! So please comment and share what your guys experience with EZA/GT has been whether you're new or old!
Love and Respect
RE: Who else is as excited for Persona 5 as Ben, Huber, Brad, and me?
The HYPE is palpable for me, I'm rebuying Persona 4 this summer to hold me over
RE: Your Conference Scores
EA: basically gutter trash. Tried way to hard to seem like they "get it" and instead wasted our time with awkward dual conferences and people coming on stage. The coach that came on stage and the actor playing the soccer player were Konami cringe worthy. The Star Wars segment was insulting to fans, and their one job of showing us a full gameplay or story trailer failed with another behind the scenes snippet. They do get some points though for good showings of Battlefield and Titanfall 2.
Bethesda: a disappointment considering how much potential they had going into the show. The Quake announcement was a nice surprise but then they didn't give enough information on what it's actually going to be (hero or arena shooter?) so it kinda muddled that. The Prey announcement was certainly a surprise, but again not a lot to show us what the actual game will play like. Skyrim remake and Fallout 4 DLC didn't do much for me (though the later was jolly) and they actually de-hyped me for Dishonored 2 with that horrible gameplay walkthrough.
Microsoft: a solid showing that got to tied up in hardware announcements and speeches that took time away from the games. Their cross platform plan is certainly interesting and it's something that may change the course of consoles in the future one way or another. We Happy Few, Dead Rising 4, Sea of Thieves (SO JOLLY) were all good showings, and Recore interesting but I need to see more. FFXV and Gears 4 showings were just BAD imo, and Battlefield was good but more of the same. Then they also introduced the Xbox One S.....and then immediately gave no one a reason to buy it since the Scorpio will make it obsolete in a year.
Ubisoft: really solid conference that was light hearted fun and easy going. Aisha was great and continues to be a good host. Steep was a surprisingly jolly reveal that seems really meditative and just relaxing to play, but the Ghost Recon gameplay actually made me fall asleep which is a shame because its premise is essentially co-op Sicario, and Watch Dogs 2 was just as boring as we thought it'd be. However the highlights were a hilarious showing from South Park, and some absolutely epic gameplay (and amazing presentation from VandenBurge) of For Honor that made that game even more of a must play for me.
Sony: the reigning king triumphantly returns to E3 with another outstanding conference, and showing they actually get what their audience is looking for; the games. The live orchestra was utter hype manifested from start to finish. Despite knowing that it was probably coming, God of War was a fantastic reveal and gameplay that hasn't gotten me so hyped for that series in years. Kojima went full God mode with his entrance and the Death Stranding trailer has me hooked on finding out more. The RE7 reveal was LEGENDARY and has revitalized that franchise with hype (and something that was even better watching it live with EZA cause I was on the wild roller coaster with them). CoD actually made a redeeming gameplay showing, and despite the Blackfoot shady deals nature of that Skylanders trailer, the whole jolliness of getting Crash back was great, and I never thought I'd be so excited for VR as Sony made me after all those VR experiences ( they had a better Star Wars game announcement than EA!). Not to mention SPIDERMAN being made Insomniac is Arkham levels of exciting. All that said though, this just doesn't reach a complete 5 star simply because the Legi Star Wars shouldn't have been there (or that long) and Days Gone just did nothing for me.