Easy Allies |OT2| Love & Reset

LiquidSolid

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Oct 26, 2017
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I have mixed feelings on EA leaving. On one hand I dont care about 99% of the games EA releases. On the other hand it's making E3 feel even emptier. I imagine EA will have a star wars trailer in the Microsoft conference.


I do agree that Bethesda will bounce as well. As far as I know the only game they would have to show off is doom eternal.
I'd be pretty surprised if Star Wars showed up in Microsoft's conference since Sony's had everything Star Wars locked down for a while now. Even if they don't have a conference, that doesn't mean they won't spend a shitload marketing that game.

Going is one thing, feeling so sparce despite taking up so much room is another. Like, Spider-Man was really the only exclusive thing I recall there that had it's own large space, everything else was a long row of PSVR games, pillars, and some huge stage that, when I finally went to it, was empty. Like, I just feel like why even go if you have so little to offer. It just seems like Sony just didn't have a lot going for last year at E3 which is probably a issue bigger than E3 itself. I really hope everyone else can just fill all that space up to the max because it just felt like Sony was hogging real estate.
Not really, the sparseness of their booth last year was because the dramatic increase in attendee numbers meant they needed to dedicate a lot more space to foot traffic. In previous years they dedicated a shitload of room to indie and third party games that they just can't do any more.

Honestly, based on the complaints Shawn Layden laid out about E3, attending it just seems like a waste of time and money to me. Sony already have their own dedicated trade (Destination PlayStation) and public (PSX) events, not to mention all the proper public shows they attend (PAX, Gamescom, PGW, TGS, etc), so what's the point of spending tens of millions of dollars on a "one show fits all" mess like E3? 99% of us only care about the conference anyway and they can do that (or a Direct-like pre-recorded video) without attending it. Then there's the other stuff, like private preview showings and business meetings but they can do that stuff off-site. The only people who'd be affected by that kind of move would be the relatively tiny number of people who actually attend E3 and are willing to wait in lines all day just to play a couple of short demos.

Edit: Great follow ups this week, Kyle and the panel did such a better job handling both issues this time.
 
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ZeoVGM

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Oct 25, 2017
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I love the monthly game release previews in Huber Syndrome. He really should do that ever month. It's just nice to have a recap of what's about to release and Huber is the best Ally to do that.
 

Frozenprince

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Oct 25, 2017
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Even if E3 does "die" I think that having a steady stream of events throughout the year (which is what will replace E3) will be better for EZA anyway. Then you're not banking on the "E3 wave" to sustain at a certain retention rate to keep you above water at a certain level for a set amount of months. Plus they can just lean harder into original content now that they have a dedicated studio space.
Jones's face and reaction when Kyle is talking about that execs kid not understanding the game and having to change everything from the ground up because of it speaks to me on a spiritual level.
 
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munchie64

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Oct 25, 2017
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"Character models still look great as ever, especially the female ladies with the ample bounce physics." - Kyle Bosman
 
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mickdundee96

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Nov 23, 2017
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Just watched the DMC5 interview and wanted to say that Ben is such a good, thoughtful interviewer. I think that's why I like Frame Trap so much. Shame it was only 30 mins long, would have been really interesting to hear more on Matts life in Japan and the inner workings at Capcom etc
 

MrMette

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Oct 29, 2017
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Just watched the DMC5 interview and wanted to say that Ben is such a good, thoughtful interviewer. I think that's why I like Frame Trap so much. Shame it was only 30 mins long, would have been really interesting to hear more on Matts life in Japan and the inner workings at Capcom etc
I agree. I am usually not a big fan of interviews as they usually make me feel uncomfortable for some reason, but I am glad I did try to watch this one instead of just skipping it altogether like I usually do. It was because Ben was the interviewer and because I enjoyed previous interviews by Ben that I gave it a shot and I really enjoyed it.
 
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Greysif

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah got to agree about the interview, great questions by Ben and it was really refreshing to see how passionate Matt is about his work and colleagues. He really sounds like a guy who achieved his dream.
 

Lelouch0612

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Is it just me or Kyle seems way more bummed out that usual ? I don't listen to every podcast but he seems way less optimistic than before.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I know this has probably been asked a long time ago, but can people just play loud music in their apartments and there's nothing the other tenants can do about it?
For the most part yeah. From my experience as long as it's not super early or late at night then it's fine. I haven't had anybody that bad though. Usually it's just TV's really loud or somebody having a party. But hey, let them have fun.
 

Lexad

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Nov 4, 2017
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The Chinese should absolutely be allowed to criticize their government, even if it's against the law. People should also be allowed to distribute anti-authoritarian Chinese government messages to China. It's not really hard to say it shouldn't be this way.
It is when you are published by a Chinese publisher that probably is partially owned by the Chinese gov.
 

AppleKid

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Feb 21, 2018
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Man, this week’s podcast reminded me how much I miss the days before Ian would chime in regularly. Feels like he’s been doing it a lot lately (or maybe I’ve just grown sensitive to it) and it’s been dimming my enjoyment of them over time. I do like the dynamic when he’s a panelist, but overall definitely prefer the format of only hearing from Bosman and the panel, no matter who that may include.
 

Nakenorm

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Oct 26, 2017
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Man, this week’s podcast reminded me how much I miss the days before Ian would chime in regularly. Feels like he’s been doing it a lot lately (or maybe I’ve just grown sensitive to it) and it’s been dimming my enjoyment of them over time. I do like the dynamic when he’s a panelist, but overall definitely prefer the format of only hearing from Bosman and the panel, no matter who that may include.
What, what's wrong with Ian?
 

TheDarkKnight

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man, this week’s podcast reminded me how much I miss the days before Ian would chime in regularly. Feels like he’s been doing it a lot lately (or maybe I’ve just grown sensitive to it) and it’s been dimming my enjoyment of them over time. I do like the dynamic when he’s a panelist, but overall definitely prefer the format of only hearing from Bosman and the panel, no matter who that may include.
I thought the opposite. The one are where things dragged in an otherwise great ep was having Damiani look up his own prove it ticket challenge instead of having Ian handing it all and keeping things moving smoother.
 

AppleKid

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Feb 21, 2018
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What, what's wrong with Ian?
Nothing specific to Ian, I just prefer the podcast to remain focused on the panel for that week and their thoughts. I like the rotating 2 (occassionally 3) seats and the different panel dynamics that creates, but with Ian increasingly contributing it starts to make it feel more like a 5 man podcast with 3 regulars. Whenever it cuts to his camera or I hear him cutting in from off-screen it interrupts the flow of the podcast for me. Really boils down to personal preference on structure (shrug)
I thought the opposite. The one are where things dragged in an otherwise great ep was having Damiani look up his own prove it ticket challenge instead of having Ian handing it all and keeping things moving smoother.
Oh, I am very pleased with the way Ian streamlines processes like this. It’s the interruptions of group discussion I don’t like. I’d like to hear his thoughts on things, but as a member of the panel rather than the camera operator who occasionally interjects.
 

ZeoVGM

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nothing specific to Ian, I just prefer the podcast to remain focused on the panel for that week and their thoughts. I like the rotating 2 (occassionally 3) seats and the different panel dynamics that creates, but with Ian increasingly contributing it starts to make it feel more like a 5 man podcast with 3 regulars. Whenever it cuts to his camera or I hear him cutting in from off-screen it interrupts the flow of the podcast for me. Really boils down to personal preference on structure (shrug)

Oh, I am very pleased with the way Ian streamlines processes like this. It’s the interruptions of group discussion I don’t like. I’d like to hear his thoughts on things, but as a member of the panel rather than the camera operator who occasionally interjects.
Just to throw out my own opinion here: I 100% diagree.

I want Ian jumping in as he does now.