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Hosted by Brandon Jones, we discuss the week's headlines, answer listener questions, and keep a running tally of stupid bets.

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Hosted by Brandon Jones, we discuss the week's headlines, answer listener questions, and keep a running tally of stupid bets.

    #236 - October 16, 2020

    #236 - October 16, 2020

    We recently learned of the 30 games officially launching on Xbox Series X, and also 10 PS4 games that won’t run on PS5, so we discuss what we will and won’t be playing. Also, the PS5 UI reveals itself, SEGA celebrates 60 years, and Amazon’s Crucible halts development.

    00:00:00 - Opening
    00:00:36 - Corrections
    00:02:04 - Silver Lining
    00:03:32 - Xbox Series X|S Launch Lineup
    00:18:04 - 10 PS4 games not on PS5
    00:21:18 - PS5 Surprise UI State of Play
    00:38:52 - A Word From Our Sponsor
    00:41:11 - SEGA's 60th Anniversary Games
    00:52:04 - Amazon's Crucible halts development
    01:02:49 - Also This Week...
    01:09:40 - L&R - Opinions about StarTropics
    01:12:44 - L&R - Game: Console Love, Not War
    01:16:13 - L&R - Game: Zombie Mascots
    01:20:30 - L&R - Interested in backwards compatibility?
    01:26:34 - L&R - From Software Platinum update
    01:27:28 - Time for Bets
    01:31:32 - Closing
    01:33:26 - Second Extinction Bet Gameplay

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    October 9, 2020

    October 9, 2020

    Brandon's on the move so Bloodworth picks up moderating duties for a week as we look inside the PS5 and look ahead to all the big releases in the next three months.

    00:01:21 - Corrections
    00:03:07 - Silver Lining
    00:03:54 - PlayStation 5 Teardown
    00:15:51 - Fall Game Preview: October
    00:51:37 - A Word From Our Sponsors
    00:54:15 - Fall Game Preview: November
    01:43:34 - Fall Game Preview: December
    01:50:00 - GameSpot Layoffs
    01:51:24 - Also This Week...
    01:57:03 - L&R - Does industry experience diminish your excitement for new games?
    02:01:09 - L&R - Underappreciated jobs in games
    02:07:41 - L&R - Game: Timesplitters!
    02:14:03 - Time for Bets 
    02:20:55 - Closing

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    • 2 hrs 22 min
    #234 - October 2, 2020

    #234 - October 2, 2020

    In 2019, CD Projekt RED promised they wouldn’t crunch their employees, and two years ago Insomniac introduced us to their new Spider-Man, but this week we learned that things change. Also, how did the latest Smash fighter reveal go, and what led to Genshin Impact’s incredible success?

    00:00:00 - Opening
    00:01:18 - Corrections
    00:03:59 - Silver Lining
    00:05:24 - Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Crunch
    00:28:14 - Spider-Man's new face on PS5
    00:40:39 - A Word From Our Sponsors
    00:45:21 - Minecraft in Smash Bros Ultimate
    00:58:32 - Genshin Impact's success
    01:09:37 - Also This Week...
    01:20:00 - L&R - Mario Kart or Diddy Kong Racing?
    01:21:56 - L&R - Game: EZ-est 10 out of 10 Review
    01:29:02 - L&R - Communities supporting old games
    01:31:32 - L&R - The backlog of a doctor in Asia
    01:33:21 - Time for Bets
    01:39:54 - Closing

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Easy Allies Podcast - September 25, 2020

    Easy Allies Podcast - September 25, 2020

    Xbox was busy buying up Bethesda this week while its community was trying to buy up the remainder of Series X|S pre-orders. Amazon also made a big move by announcing their own streaming platform, Rayman-creator Michel Ancel leaves game development entirely, and at the drop of a shadow Kirby is fighting himself again on the Switch.

    00:00:00 - Opening
    00:01:24 - Corrections
    00:03:58 - Silver Lining
    00:05:41 - Microsoft buys ZeniMax Media
    00:27:14 - Xbox Series X|S Preorders
    00:50:51 - A Word From Our Sponsors
    00:56:30 - Amazon's Luna Announced
    01:09:11 - Michel Ancel quits Game Dev
    01:16:11 - Kirby Fighters 2 Shadow Drop
    01:21:02 - Also This Week...
    01:29:19 - L&R - Game: Skyrim's the Limit!
    01:33:10 - L&R - A Gaming Quantum Leap
    01:34:28 - L&R - Microsoft's Smash Bros?
    01:35:53 - L&R - Konami/PlayStation partnership?
    01:39:15 - Time for Bets
    01:45:10 - Closing
    01:47:01 - Producer Credits

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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Microsoft Buys Bethesda - Breaking News

    Microsoft Buys Bethesda - Breaking News

    Microsoft just made a surprising deal, and we have to talk about what it means for the future of Xbox.
    News sources referenced:
    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/21/welcoming-bethesda-to-the-xbox-family/
    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-09-21-xbox-buys-bethesda-parent-zenimax

    • 21 min
    Easy Allies Podcast - September 18, 2020

    Easy Allies Podcast - September 18, 2020

    The PlayStation 5 Showcase had so many updates this week, we spend more time covering those than the actual games. Nintendo shares another round of new Partners on Switch and finally discontinues the 3DS, Facebook premieres the Oculus Quest 2, and August is another record-breaking month for the NPDs.

    00:01:11 - Corrections
    00:03:28 - Silver Lining
    00:05:36 - PlayStation 5 Showcase
    00:37:03 - Nintendo Partner Showcase
    00:45:33 - A Word From Our Sponsors
    00:49:58 - August NPDs
    01:03:55 - Oculus Quest 2 Announced
    01:17:51 - Nintendo 3DS Discontinued
    01:22:52 - Also This Week...
    01:27:01 - L&R - Ian lost a bet
    01:28:33 - L&R - Hoops jumped for a console?
    01:33:33 - L&R - Game: Know Your Platinum
    01:37:58 - L&R - Weird old cross-gen games
    01:40:03 - Time for Bets
    01:46:17 - Closing

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    • 1 hr 48 min

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