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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.

The Easy Allies Podcast Easy Allies

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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.

    #284 - September 17, 2021

    #284 - September 17, 2021

    This week we go over the fine print. August NPDs hold some surprising winners, Nintendo’s financials provoke rumors of a Switch price cut, and the saga of Epic and Apple comes to a complex and often hilarious conclusion.

    00:01:05 - Corrections
    00:03:36 - Starring Role
    00:06:23 - August NPDs
    00:19:53 - Switch price cut?
    00:29:24 - Kojima and real-time games
    00:38:12 - A Word From Our Sponsors
    00:41:57 - Epic v Apple ruling
    00:56:27 - Also This Week
    00:59:29 - Game: NICE
    01:03:13 - L&R - Superhero villains
    01:05:37 - L&R - UI and menu touchstones
    01:10:38 - L&R - Can we fix user reviews?
    01:18:53 - Time For Bets
    01:22:29 - Closing

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    #283 - September 10, 2021

    #283 - September 10, 2021

    PlayStation finally shows up with a showcase and it’s worth the wait. Wolverine and Spider-man overshadow their fellow Guardians, KOTOR is remade, and Kratos is revealed running on the PS5. With fan favorite Alan Wake coming back into the light, and No Man’s Sky earning a “mostly positive” rank on Steam, it’s a week for big franchise wins.

    00:01:06 - Corrections
    00:03:14 - Starring Role
    00:08:04 - God of War: Ragnarok
    00:19:51 - Marvel’s Wolverine
    00:30:25 - Marvel’s Spider-man 2
    00:41:10 - Guardians of the Galaxy
    00:48:06 - Knights of the Old Republic Remake
    00:52:17 - PlayStation Showcase Updates
    01:14:55 - A Word From Our Sponsors
    01:19:08 - Alan Wake Remastered
    01:26:02 - No Man Sky is “mostly positive”
    01:36:36 - Also This Week
    01:40:30 - L&R - What’s next for Hazelight?
    01:45:14 - L&R - Are pre-order bonuses worth it?
    01:50:46 - L&R - Let’s talk about maps
    01:59:01 - Time For Bets
    02:03:08 - Closing

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    • 2 hr 4 min
    #282 - September 3, 2021

    #282 - September 3, 2021

    We examine the PlayStation 5 from multiple angles - its new subtly advanced model, recently announced 2021 Showcase, and cloudy PS4 upgrade path for Horizon Forbidden West. Also, Dead Space looks early which is cool, and is Nagoshi leaving Sega?

    00:01:20 - Corrections
    00:03:43 - Starring Role
    00:06:27 - Dead Space early look
    00:22:55 - The New PlayStation 5
    00:31:14 - Horizon Forbidden West on PS4
    00:44:27 - A Word From Our Sponsor
    00:47:16 - PlayStation Showcase Predictions
    00:56:07 - Is Toshihiro Nagoshi leaving Sega?
    01:03:46 - Also This Week
    01:11:15 - Game: Tag That!
    01:14:46 - L&R - Can Etrian Odyssey stand out?
    01:18:29 - L&R - Getting over losing progress
    01:24:24 - L&R - Gaming’s greatest achievement?
    01:27:33 - Time For Bets
    01:31:08 - Closing
    01:32:36 - Damiani drives around the Lake

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    #281 - August 27, 2021

    #281 - August 27, 2021

    Gamescom is live and the announcements are many. Opening Night Live drops some new IPs and revives old franchises while Halo Infinite and Xbox showcase a little less than anticipated. 

    00:01:19 - Corrections
    00:03:45 - Starring Role
    00:06:46 - Gamescom Opening Night Live
    00:12:10 - Saints Row
    00:17:05 - Marvel Midnight Suns
    00:21:45 - DokeV
    00:24:31 - Gamescom ONL reveals
    00:31:12 - Gamescom ONL announcements
    00:43:07 - Gamescom ONL updates
    01:05:41 - A Word From Our Sponsors
    01:08:55 - Halo Infinite at Gamescom
    01:22:12 - Xbox Gamescom Showcase
    01:32:10 - Also This Week
    01:41:32 - L&R - That’s A Wrap!
    01:48:12 - L&R - Interesting difficulty levels
    01:52:25 - L&R - EA redemption arc?
    01:59:18 - Time For Bets
    02:03:20 - Closing
    02:05:27 - Producer Credits

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    • 2 hr 10 min
    #280 - August 20, 2021

    #280 - August 20, 2021

    This week we sail on a sea of updates and announcements. Vanguard tests the stability of the CoD franchise, Quake looks better than ever, Pokemon presents a bunch of new stuff, and Grimoire of Souls is seemingly back from the dead.

    00:01:24 - Corrections
    00:02:19 - Call of Duty: Vanguard
    00:12:14 - QuakeCon 2021
    00:18:38 - Pokemon Presents
    00:36:14 - A Word From Our Sponsors
    00:41:06 - Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls
    00:48:16 - Abandoned App Launch
    00:53:24 - Also This Week
    01:00:01 - Game: Lost in Translation: Taiwan
    01:05:20 - L&R - DLC better than the original game?
    01:09:24 - L&R - Ever delayed the final boss?
    01:12:17 - L&R - Best version of Final Fantasy VI?
    01:15:03 - Time For Bets
    01:21:04 - Closing

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #279 - August 13, 2021

    #279 - August 13, 2021

    It’s a celebration of indies! ID@Xbox and Nintendo game-pass and shadow-drop some exciting titles while the Amiga gets its own mini-console and Twitch tries a dash of unexpected transparency.

    00:01:17 - Corrections
    00:02:24 - ID@Xbox Indie Showcase
    00:23:55 - Nintendo Indie Direct
    00:44:46 - A Word From Our Sponsors
    00:46:35 - Twitch Transparency
    00:57:17 - The A500 Mini Announced
    01:01:56 - Activision/Blizzard Update
    01:06:10 - Also This Week
    01:11:10 - Game: Yakuza Substory or Segal Movie?
    01:14:15 - L&R - Do you love any 3s or 4s?
    01:17:00 - L&R - Which composer would you hire?
    01:19:03 - L&R - What games make you “happy?”
    01:21:31 - Time For Bets
    01:26:29 - Closing

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    • 1 hr 27 min

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