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Place Your Bets with the Allies - EZA Bets Tracker
We need to track these bets and... no, we need to do better than that. We should also bet with the allies.
- How this will work is that you need to post which bet you're taking and who you are betting on.
- Forum Bets are not locked until the stated time or result of the bet is reveal. You are free to edit your post or correct your post.
- I will keep track of the bets, and at the bottom of this post will contain the first line quote of the person I have last track so people won't need to wonder why their bets are in. You will be counted.
- As for stakes, I have several ideas like forcing your avatar to change for a period of time or putting an entry about losing the bet in your signature, but for now, let's just have fun.
- Please keep this thread clean of inessential conversation so it makes tracking easier. Let's only talk about the bets.
- If I missed any bets, old or new, EZA only (no Gametrailers videos), let me know about it with a Youtube link if possible.
Jones vs Bosman - The Guardians of the Galaxy game will feature an entirely new cast:
Bosman bets that the Guardians of the Galaxy game will feature an entirely new cast. Jones bets that Disney would not build up the franchise with those characters and abandon it, and he bets that it will be the same cast as the first movie (Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Groot). The result depend on the release of the game.
Stakes: The loser will have to draw a entirely brand new page 14 for a Guardians of the Galaxy comic.
Jones will have to use characters from the movie and Bosman will have to use the characters from the trailer.
Place your Bets:
Whoaness, MXAGhost, Darth Smurf X, DisturbedSwan
Above - Betting on Jones
Below - Betting on Bosman
Huber vs Bloodworth - Classic NES will be sold out through the end of the year:
Huber bets that it will be sold out. Bloodworth bets that he'll find one in the stores (taking a picture proof) or in a link online before the end of 2016.
Stakes: The loser will have to stream an NES game for an hour.
Blood will stream Kung-Fu or Huber will stream Kid Icarus.
Place your Bets:
holy_angel_mx, Kornfan2007, Sage-Of-Thyme, Elyra, BlazingBahamut, Inustar, drolejan, BladedTech, DisturbedSwan
Above - Betting on Huber
Below - Betting on Bloodworth
Whoaness, Hero of Lime, Pyro, Axel, Nilend, edsortiz, Swordfish00830, arrHaley, Kevboard, Kneefoil, Sentinel Beach, trugs26, Av8orGamer, gaarathdancingpanda, MXAGhost
Huber vs Jones - Animal Crossing NX will be a launch title.
Huber bets that Animal Crossing NX will be a launch title. Brandon Jones disagrees it will be at launch.
Stakes: The winner will name the loser's Animal Crossing Town.
Place your Bets:
arrHaley, BlazingBahamut, edsortiz, drolejan
Above - Betting on Huber
Below - Betting on Jones
Whoaness, holy_angel_mx, Swordfish00830, Axel, Elyra, Sage-Of-Thyme, Kevboard, Kneefoil, Sentinel Beach, trugs26, Inustar, gaarathedancingpanda, BladedTech, MXAGhost, DisturbedSwan
Damiani vs Bosman - Final Fantasy XV versus The Last Guardian Release Date Battle
Damiani bets that Final Fantasy XV releases before The Last Guardian. Bosman bets the opposite, that The Last Guardian releases before Final Fantasy XV.
Results: Bosman must concede and say at the beginning of the group stream, staring right into the camera, that Captain Toad's Treasure is strictly a puzzle game and not a platformer, and Bosman must never argue the point again. (Video conclusion coming soon)
Winners: holy_angel_mx, Av8orGamer, Inustar, gaarathedancingpanda, MXAGhost
Better Luck Next Time: Whoaness, BlazingBahamut, edsortiz, Sentinel Beach, trugs26, Sage-Of-Thyme, BladedTech
Huber vs Ben - Titanfall 2 Black Friday Deals
Huber bets that Titanfall 2 will be available on Black Friday for $40 or less. Ben says that there is no way that it will be on sale.
Results: Ben has admitted defeat as Titanfall 2 was on sale on Black Friday for less than $40. Ben will have to make a Titan suit out of cardboard and do a stream with it on.
Winners: Whoaness, BladedTech
Better Luck Next Time: gaarathdancingpanda
Huber vs Bosman - PlayStation Neo (Codename) will be released on the following date:
Bosman bets that PlayStation Neo will launch in October 2016. Huber bets that it will launch in March 2017 (God of War Bundle unrelated).
Better Luck Next Time: Axel, edsortiz, Whoaness, Hero of Lime, Pyro, holy_angel_mx, Nilend, Swordfish00830, Kornfan2007, arrHaley, Elyra, Sage-Of-Thyme, Kevboard, Kneefoil, Sentinel Beach, BlazingBahamut
- Bosman loses a bet with Huber about NX NA Release Date and does a Stand-Up Comedy special.
- Ian bet against Bosman that Mass Effect Andromeda comes out 2017 when Kyle bet 2016. Ian wins the bet and will get to design Bosman's Mass Effect Andromeda character.
- Ian bet Damiani bought more than one FFXV Ultimate Edition and Kyle bet Damiani bought zero. They both lost.
- E3 2016 Bets Showdown Between Kyle Bosman and Michael Huber.
Bosman loses and streams, live, a full playthrough of a Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. and Part 2
Bosman is called out for not fulfilling the stakes and is put on Trial
Plot Twist - Huber and Brad plays Zelda:LTTP instead. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
- Triple bet with Damiani, Huber, and Jones against Ben Moore.
Results: Damiani plays Shovel Knight (missing video), Huber plays God Hand, and Jones wins his bet, so
- Brandon Jones wins the bet against Huber about No Man's Sky appearing with VR at the E3 2016 Sony Press Conference.
Result: Jones and Huber plays Disney Infinity Marvel Battlegrounds.
- Brandon Jones wins the bet against Ben Moore about Battletoads appearing E3 2016 Microsoft Press Conference.
Result: Ben Moore live streams Battletoads to get passed the 3rd level.
- Ben and Huber bet against Kyle and Brandon about Titanfall 2 E3 2016 starting with a stupid intro and not gameplay. EA started with a stupid talking intro, so here is
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@DisturbedSwan said in Place Your Bets with the Allies - EZA Bets Tracker:
Jones v Bosman - Betting on Jones.
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Separate Gaming discussion from... everything else?
I was wonder if it's possible to separate gaming and everything else.
I'm just looking at the General Discussion page, and the first 30 threads are so are half gaming. I think it's important for a game website to have this as it's focused on game news.
RE: Which Games Did E3 2016 Change Your Mind About?
I can't believe I'm saying this, but Call of Duty went from this worst trailer of all time:
To the coolest gameplay showing at Sony's conference.
Sony purposefully lowering expectations just to blow you away
I think there have been three cases of this at this point, and it feels like they're working with their partners on these plans.
Let's divulge into the evidence:
- PSX 2014 and E3 2015 - Final Fantasy 7 Remake
At PSX 2014, Shinji Hashimoto comes on stage. The hype is real. Anything from Square-Enix would be hyped, but the FF7 logo appears on screen. The fans are blaring, tears are being shed, the Jesus Christ of gaming has been... reborn? We get trolled with the Hashimoto Laugh and a rerelease of the FF7 port. At that point, we know, for sure, that FF7 remake is dead... Until E3 2015.
The way Hashimoto talked about the FF7 port felt like it was on purpose, intentional, scripted. I am sure he knew, and Sony knew, we'd be disappointed. It was a Sony event, after all. FF7 Remake had to be planned with this FF7 port announcement in mind.
- TGS 2015 and E3 2016 - Resident Evil 7
At TGS 2015, Sony Press Conference, Masachika Kawata, Resident Evil Series Producer, comes out on stage. He talks about (translated) how special it is to be at the Resident Evil 20th anniversary, having all of the Resident Evil titles plastered on screen. "We're going to do something special for the 20th anniversary", he says. Next screen, Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps. After, some video of a stupid third person competitive shooter.
"NOOOOOOOOOO!!" - Brad
"What in the fuck even is this?" - Ben
"HAHAHAHAHA!" - Bosman
We were disappointed in Capcom, in Sony, in our sons, our daughters, in the human race. At this point, Capcom has been lost into the depths of Dudebro, Conan O'Brien thumbs up, shooters that Resident Evil will never be a horror game again... until Kitchen 2016. Knowing that Kitchen was a PSVR tech demo for Resident Evil 7, and that we got trolled at Sony TGS, this HAS to be a master plan from Sony to literally kill our expectations for a horror Resident Evil game. I am pretty sure when PT died, Sony did everything in their power to convince Capcom to do a PT-like game, even getting the PT designer into Capcom's doors to make it happen. This definitely had to be a set up to give us this crazy moment at E3 2016.
- PSX 2015 and E3 2016 - Crash Bandicoot
After an epic Uncharted 4 cutscene, Shawn Layden steps out in a Crash Bandicoot. The crowd goes wild, stays wild for every announcement, as is no longer wild at the end of the conference. Where was Crash? Why was he wearing that shirt?
Uncharted 4 releases, and Crash is in it. Everyone presses Sony for answers! "DO YOU OWN CRASH?" "ARE YOU MAKING A CRASH GAME?" Sony responds that Crash is still with Activision. Then we have leaks... of Crash!!!!.... in Skylander. Could they show Crash Skylander at the press conference? Well they did, and then some.
Sony was literally leakproof except for Crash Skylander. I think it was on purpose. With Shawn Layden wearing that T-Shirt, after an Uncharted 4 show, then Uncharted 4 having Crash in it, this was a master plan. They knew when they were going to announce the Crash Remasters, and they set us up.
Now that's all we have right now. I was also thinking that Sony made Activision release the worst CoD trailer in history only to show the most badass playthrough at E3, but I think I'm pushing it too far. Sony is masterful at manipulating our expectations in order absolutely floor us. I hope you all appreciate these findings.
RE: If you could live in one Game Universe, Which would it be?
The world of Neko Atsume where I am a cat in it.
Game of Thrones Discussion [Spoilers]
CONTAINS SPOILER! DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED SEASON 6 FINALE!
Westeros, home of the Seven Kingdoms, land of the Andals, the Rhonyar, and the First Men. The power struggles within the Seven Noble Families start the story as Robert Baratheon's Rebellion, with the help of Ned Stark, storm King's Landing to depose the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen in revenge for killing the head of the Stark family and the abduction of Lyanna stark, Robert's fiance. The rebellion was successful with the help of the Lannisters, and the Mad King was killed by Jaime Lannister. With the Targaryen gone from Westeros, the power shifts across the land, and the Game of Thrones begin.
Throughout the six seasons, three prominent Houses are fighting for the Iron Throne.
SECOND WARNING! CONTAINS SEASON 6 SPOILERS
After a struggle with the fanatic Sept, Cersei uses firewater to destroy the Great Sept, and with it, the High Septon, three of the Tyrell family, and all of the Faith Militants. King Tommen Lannister commits suicide, thus giving the rule of the Iron Throne to the mother of the King, Queen Cersei.
Jon Snow defeated Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards. As the Bolton was the only opposition to Jon's mission to unite the lands against the common enemy, the White Walkers, various Houses declare him King of the North regardless if he is a bastard. Bran Stark, with his power of the Three-Eyed Raven, continues a vision where he discovers a life-long secret. Not only is Jon Snow a proper family member of House Stark, Jon has the blood of the Targaryen and the true heir and successor to the Iron Throne.
Daenerys Targaryen had finally defeated the slave masters with her army of Dothraki and three dragons. Her fleet is completed with a sudden swearing of allegiance by Asha and Theon Greyjoy with the fleet of the Pyke and the capture of the Slave Masters fleet. Varys sought additional Westeros allies by bringing in the House Martell and House Tyrell, both seeking revenge against the Lannisters for killing their kin. Daenerys crosses the sea with her fleet to take the Iron Throne.
With this insane cliffhanger, let us discuss all that has come to past and all that will come.
RE: Easy Allies Podcast - Official Discussion Thread
@seppo91 Nope, they are working on Unkarted: Drake's Championship and the unannounced real Crash Bandicoot sequel.
Where to give Feedback for EZA shows?
It has come to my attention that it's could be hard to figure out which allies prefer which method of communication.
As far as I can tell, these are the current preferred methods for giving feedback for each show:
Podcast Love & Respect (Q&A): Patreon - Bosman posts a request for questions on Patreon for L&R usually on the midday of the shoot day (the day of the Group Stream on Tuesday).
Podcast Corrections: Twitter ??? - I tried Patreon and Twitter, but my correction didn't make it. I guess it was just not selected, though I'm curious what Bosman actually uses.
Cup of Jones: Patreon - Post questions in the current episode for Brandon to answer in the next episode.
Frame Trap: Email - Ben says to submit questions at email@example.com.
Huber Syndrome: Twitter ??? - I'm not sure on this one, but Huber has mentioned replying to his twitter. I'm guessing replying to when he posts about his episode of Huber Syndrome.
Tabletop Escapades: ??? ??? ??? I think Ben gets feedback as some episodes indicate.
Community Comments: Patreon - Reply to the post asking for questions. Only available for $10 and up Patrons.
Patron Q&A: Patreon - Reply to the post asking for questions. Only available for $20 and up Patrons.
Again, this is what I researched on how Allies want their feedback. I do feel like Patreon should be the main method of getting feedback, but I understand it's gating feedback to patrons, which might be fair. It would be better and more clear to consolidate the communication to one tool so we don't have to be all over the place, so this is just my concern for the EZA crew. Maybe they can give this some thought.
Another sidenote, I understand Patreon is where the feedback should be for patrons, but I'm hoping the forums get some love as Patreon posts easily gets hundred and more posts than the forum thread.
RE: Place Your Bets with the Allies - EZA Bets Tracker
I put up the Guardians of the Galaxy bet.
Here's a whole bunch of new bets.
That's an entirely different beast. I only tally sidebets and podcast bets.
I'm pretty sure someone will make a thread on that and maybe do some fan involvement.
RE: The difference between EZA & "Cynical games media"
Last year, after watching the entire Sony conference with GT, it was so amazing to be there. Then I watched Giant Bomb's video, and they were completely livid at the big three announcement that I am no longer going to bother with them anymore.
I'm going to use a strange analogy, but I hope you all will get it. It's like Spiderman vs Batman, in terms of popularity. Spiderman is, and will always be #1. Spiderman is just a young adult struggling with day to day life being borderline poor while being a superhero. Juxtapose that with Batman, a billionaire rich man. We, as humans, love what we can relate to. We're more emotionally attached to what we understand, so Spiderman really hits that spot for us.
I was at PlayStation Experience theatre this year, and having people being excited with you really makes the moment special. EZA crew feels like our friends, being excited with what we're excited.
RE: E3 2016 Final Bets - Bosman V Huber
@DeweyDTruman said in E3 2016 Final Bets - Bosman V Huber:
I tried to count it out and I could have gotten some things wrong but I think Huber won by a good bit.
Which is kind of a shame since I mean, I love both the guys but man I NEED that puppet show.
Plus, a 20 minute puppet show is a lot easier to consume than 3 8-10 hour chunks of gameplay from Bosman
Knowing Bosman, he'll probably stream a video of someone else's playthrough.
He's a sneaky type with what he did last year. Bosman is the Loki of EZA.