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The Easy Allies Podcast

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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Easy Allies Podcast #194 - All L&R Special - 12/27/19

This holiday week, we’re All Love & Respect, though obviously it goes very off track a few times, so Mostly Love & Respect, Some Regular Nonsensical Babbling.00:02:03 - Have you ever bailed on a game commitment?00:07:21 - Game - GameRankings’ Console Top 3s00:27:51 - When are Games like Burying GI Joes?00:38:05 - Game - Who Said That? - GameTrailers to Easy Allies00:50:21 - The Magic of Magi-Nation00:51:34 - Game - Got Em or Don’t Got Em - Round 201:01:43 - Does Dreams need a mascot?01:05:37 - Game - Which year was this game released?01:10:29 - Which games would benefit from losing the open world?01:16:37 - Do the Game Awards need reveals?01:31:00 - Best games as gifts memories01:41:22 - Closing01:42:00 - Producer Credits

1hr 49mins

29 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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The Easy Allies Podcast #40 - December 21st 2016

This episode is another jumbo Love & Respect Only show! Just like any good holiday gathering, we play games, share memories, and stay up way too late. (This podcast was recorded on December 14th, 2016)

1hr 37mins

23 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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Easy Allies Podcast #109 - 4/25/18

Housemarque announces something that might be similar to a Battle Royale game, Valve buys Campo Santo, and the March NPDs are all good news.

1hr 46mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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The Easy Allies Podcast #19 - July 27th 2016

Rumors indicate the NX is in fact a strange handheld hybrid, Sega announces two new Sonic games, and then finally some stuff happens that Brandon is interested in.

1hr 40mins

29 Jul 2016

Rank #4

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Easy Allies Podcast #108 - 4/18/18

Rumors have bubbled up that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has axed its campaign in favor of a battle royale mode, and we're split on whether that's good or bad.

1hr 32mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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Easy Allies Podcast #171 - 7/17/19

Our panel makes bold predictions for July 2020, then we crack open last year’s time capsule to see how good these fortune tellers really are. We also jabber about the Nintendo Switch Lite.00:05:48 - Corrections00:10:10 - Nintendo Switch Lite00:25:18 - Tell Me About the Future! - Questions about July 202000:45:28 - Podcast Halftime00:48:54 - More questions about July 202001:12:06 - L&R - Is Final Fantasy XIV really better than Sekiro?01:26:44 - L&R - Game: Fighting game term or race horse?01:31:04 - L&R - TurboGrafx-16 and Snatcher01:36:17 - Time for Bets01:40:38 - ClosingThank you to our official sponsors!ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/eliteUniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/ezaCar Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/storeHoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505

1hr 43mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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The Easy Allies Podcast #43 - January 18th 2017

The Nintendo Switch has finally been fully unveiled, and so we cover each new game announcement as well the big news from last week's presentation.

1hr 59mins

20 Jan 2017

Rank #7

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Easy Allies Podcast #123 - 8/1/18

Nintendo and PlayStation continue to report great numbers to their investors, but it's up to us to determine how great these numbers are (approximately, of course).

1hr 49mins

3 Aug 2018

Rank #8

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Easy Allies Podcast #117 - 6/20/18

We've only begun covering the games that showed up at E3, and of course there is no better way to have a discussion than to arbitrarily rank titles.

1hr 55mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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Easy Allies Podcast #92 - December 27th 2017

It's the Year Review episode. We're taking 2017--all the great games, the disappointing games, and the games that never were--and giving it a final score.

2hr 9mins

29 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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The Easy Allies Podcast #42 - January 11th 2017

Microsoft cancelled Scalebound this week, continuing an unattractive trend, but also we got to see a pretty sweet cancelled Mega Bloks Halo game so it's not all bad.

1hr 25mins

13 Jan 2017

Rank #11

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Easy Allies Podcast #98 - February 7th 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is delayed and nobody seems to mind, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is officially unpopular, and this year's Call of Duty is heavily rumored to be Black Ops 4.

1hr 43mins

9 Feb 2018

Rank #12

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Easy Allies Podcast #107 - 4/11/18

Boss Key Productions quickly rebounds from LawBreakers with a new battle royale game, and Spyro's remastered trilogy inspires an exhaustive look at his entire gameography.

1hr 37mins

12 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Easy Allies Podcast #99 - February 14th 2018

It's a rumor heavy week, with whispers of a remastered Spyro trilogy, Metroid Prime 4's developers, and Google getting into streaming games.

1hr 35mins

16 Feb 2018

Rank #14

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Easy Allies Podcast #122 - 7/25/18

Rumors of a second Xbox Scarlett dedicated to streaming are too reasonable to not believe, and we gotta cover Comic Con.

1hr 38mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #15

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Microtransactions are Adults Only - February 28th 2018

The ESRB has solved this whole loot box conundrum, America has really warmed up to Monster Hunter, and Square Enix thinks the mobile version of Chrono Trigger is OK for PC.

1hr 41mins

2 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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Easy Allies Podcast #118 - 6/27/18

This month's NPD report brings us an unexpected victor, and we still have to fit Devil May Cry 5, Red Dead Redemption II and Sekiro into the EZA Desire Index.

1hr 48mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #17

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Easy Allies Podcast #119 - 7/4/18

Fortnite continues to be surprisingly newsworthy on top of increasingly popular, and the Desire Index faces more top ten shakeups.

1hr 57mins

6 Jul 2018

Rank #18

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Easy Allies Podcast #170 - 7/10/19

The sun may be hot, but the games of summer are even hotter baby. And even hotter than that stuff are the panel’s picks for Pop Tarts and Toaster Strudels.00:07:33 - Corrections00:09:04 - The Games of July00:21:59 - The Games of August00:47:17 - Podcast Halftime00:50:44 - The Games of September01:12:49 - L&R - Will Teppen change Capcom?01:19:46 - L&R - Update from another cool teacher01:23:06 - L&R - Wedding music picks01:26:03 - Time for Bets01:32:55 - ClosingThank you to our official sponsors!ViewSonic - https://www.viewsonic.com/eliteUniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/ezaCar Keys Express - https://carkeysexpress.com/storeHoeg Law - http://www.hoeglaw.com Able Gamers - https://ablegamers.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505

1hr 36mins

13 Jul 2019

Rank #19

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Easy Allies Podcast #93 - January 3rd 2018

In our 2018 Winter Forecast, we're looking forward at all of the coldest months' biggest releases, from Monster Hunter World to Sea of Thieves.

1hr 46mins

5 Jan 2018

Rank #20