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MrMette

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Oct 29, 2017
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Belgium
I hope that post E3 and Ian's return we start to see more multi person studio streams. The first half of this year seems like it's been pretty crazy for the allies. Baby Jones is gonna make the latter half of the year interesting for them as well.
I obviously don't know for sure, but it's possible they are holding off on those type of streams because of the full playthrough patreon goal.
But it can be a coincidence. They are for sure very busy at the moment, so who knows.
 

Nijhazer

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Oct 28, 2017
977
How about we have more sex positive games and less of the Mortal Kombat shit.
The games are a reflection of where they are made and published. If you release a game with sex in it, no store in America will sell it, regardless of the context.

Then again, have we actually seen anyone attempt to make a game with sex in it that wasn’t pure juvenile titillation?
 

Sheldon

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Oct 27, 2017
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Ruhrgebiet, Germany
The most sex positive game I played may have been The Witcher 3...

But then The Witcher 1 had you collecting women Geralt slept with as trading cards, so it's not all roses, lilacs and gooseberries.
 

ZeroDS

The Fallen
Oct 29, 2017
834
Japan
The most sex positive game I played may have been The Witcher 3...

But then The Witcher 1 had you collecting women Geralt slept with as trading cards, so it's not all roses, lilacs and gooseberries.
Yeah the interactions in the third game are a complete far cry from the first.

And yeah a lot of games with sex are made for juvenile purposes, the games with moe blobs with enormous jugs still far, far outweigh the good stuff. Still, would rather more attempts with sex rather than violence. Apparently life is strange 2 just had a really good, natural look at sex although I haven’t played it myself
 

Burt

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Oct 28, 2017
2,283
Am I listening to Kyle Bosman unironically embrace the word "experience"

I need to find a Meow Wolf
 
Oct 25, 2017
730
When digging through the GT Twitch archives for old FPFs, I found this very old playthrough (pre-Defy) of Kyle playing Bad Boys Miami Takedown. I knew he'd done the First 15 of it and the Pop Fact, but I didn't know Kyle did a longer playthrough and it's super good. Classic Friday night Kyle.

 

grmltr

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Oct 25, 2017
1,012
All their old playthroughs were excellent, I remember: ico, shovel knight, even the order 18-something...
 

VN1X

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Oct 28, 2017
1,120
20 mins into the latest podcast and I can start to feel the E3 hype, finally.

This lead up to this year's E3 has been so lacklustre otherwise.
 

Primethius

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Oct 25, 2017
6,113
The games are a reflection of where they are made and published. If you release a game with sex in it, no store in America will sell it, regardless of the context.

Then again, have we actually seen anyone attempt to make a game with sex in it that wasn’t pure juvenile titillation?
I don't think that's necessarily true.

Something like the new Wolfenstein games have sex, nudity, and a breast feeding scene all without much issue and done quite well.
 

VanWinkle

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Oct 25, 2017
4,843
Lighting is so weird on the podcast stage.



Everyone looks lit to varying degrees, and none of them particularly well. Ben's lighting is coming in a bit too hot, with his forehead shining, but still weirdly warm color temperature, and Brandon and Damiani are off in shadowland, particularly Damiani, whose hat has him sometimes almost completely in shadow.

Compare this to the garage, which was far more evenly lit in its later stages (note that even with Damiani's hat, it still looks good):



Hope they can work on this. Would be weird if the garage-days E3 coverage looked better than their new studio set.


EDIT: to be fair, it often looks better than the first shot there (from the newest Frame Trap), but it's still pretty inconsistent.
 
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jondgc

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Oct 25, 2017
805
Lighting is so weird on the podcast stage.



Everyone looks lit to varying degrees, and none of them particularly well. Ben's lighting is coming in a bit too hot, with his forehead shining, but still weirdly warm color temperature, and Brandon and Damiani are off in shadowland, particularly Damiani, whose hat has him sometimes almost completely in shadow.

Compare this to the garage, which was far more evenly lit in its later stages (note that even with Damiani's hat, it still looks good):



Hope they can work on this. Would be weird if the garage-days E3 coverage looked better than their new studio set.


EDIT: to be fair, it often looks better than the first shot there (from the newest Frame Trap), but it's still pretty inconsistent.
Ian “The Lighting Guru” Hinck will be back for E3 so I think the lighting will be dialed in just a bit to have them looking their best. Definitely noticed when Ian’s not around, no matter the show, the lighting comes in a bit hot...part of learning the ins and out of the studio I assume.
 

Thores

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Oct 25, 2017
373
TL;DR: Ian is frustrated that Dark Souls got banned from the Hall of Greats, concludes that his next pick should be something catered to the tastes of the other Allies, and is crowdsourcing that pick. Any popular option or good pitch commented on his video will be considered for his next Hall of Greats nomination.

Here’s my pitch comment, in case anyone wants to be a pal and Like it for more visibility, and/or tell me whether or not my reasoning is bogus:
I think either Kingdom Hearts or Kingdom Hearts II would be a sure winner for the majority of the Allies, but I’m not sure which would be better.

Kingdom Hearts is a groundbreaking Action RPG that has influenced the entire genre. Brandon and Damiani are both suckers for historical relevance, and will respect that you picked the starting point. It also is the game in the franchise that ties the Disney stuff most into the narrative, which makes it a really joyful and whimsical story with a lot of heart. There’s your Ben and Kyle votes. The franchise as a whole is also very close to Brad’s heart, so I think he’ll give at least one werehog to almost any Kingdom Hearts game.

On the other hand, Kingdom Hearts II arguably has the most satisfying and polished gameplay. The battle system is so much more fluid and makes you feel like so much more of a badass than the first KH, and therefore will net you a Huber vote and a more confident Brad vote. However, this is where the story gets really convoluted and hard to take seriously. Kyle in particular will dunk on this aspect very hard and you may lose his and other votes if you don’t have a satisfying counterargument.

So I think the first Kingdom Hearts is the way to go. It may not have the best gameplay, but the gameplay is still quite good, and it remains the game that delivers most on the franchise’s high concept. Also, it’s the beginning, which makes it the best place to start.

Kingdom Hearts: a guaranteed Great.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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... Have Ian nominate Super Smash Bros.

I want you all to imagine Ian pitching Super Smash Bros to the other allies.

It's art waiting to happen.

Alternatively, the allies don't put any votes for it and the internet burns Hall of Greats to the ground. Either way, Ian wins.
 

DinoPulse

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May 25, 2018
459
TL;DR: Ian is frustrated that Dark Souls got banned from the Hall of Greats, concludes that his next pick should be something catered to the tastes of the other Allies, and is crowdsourcing that pick. Any popular option or good pitch commented on his video will be considered for his next Hall of Greats nomination.
I kinda wonder why he framed it as "Destroying" the Hall of greats tho.
 

Pagoto93

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Nov 3, 2017
624
Really gone off the podcast lately. You have an hour and 20 minutes, most of which is taken by updates, corrections, games and podcast halftime. There's barely any depth to the news discussion.
 

Aero

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Oct 27, 2017
268
If Ian wants to destroy hall of greats the real way to do it is to bring a game that other allies like and give it the worst presentation ever. Like, mention everything that's bad about it and say nothing good. During cross examination, just agree with anyone bringing up bad points and if they try to make their questions be about good things disagree with them.

In the face of the other serious submissions it would be difficult for even fans of the game to use one of their votes for it after a presentation like that, so hopefully it gets 0 votes and you get the game banned for a year.
 
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stan_marsh

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Oct 25, 2017
5,361
Canada
Really gone off the podcast lately. You have an hour and 20 minutes, most of which is taken by updates, corrections, games and podcast halftime. There's barely any depth to the news discussion.
You couldn't be more wrong.
By the way, not everything in life is free.

Those sponsors help out a lot.
What a post SMH.

Five minute Podcast Halftime btw...
 

Eylos

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Oct 25, 2017
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i cant remember if silent hill 2 competed or not, but thats a good bet, super smash bros is good too, there's no blue bomber too so i would try the one most people say is the best is megaman 2.
sonic 2 or 3 could be a good bet too
final fantasy tactics is also a good bet since there's lots of rpg fans in easy allies
 

MrMette

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Oct 29, 2017
1,222
Belgium
i cant remember if silent hill 2 competed or not, but thats a good bet, super smash bros is good too, there's no blue bomber too so i would try the one most people say is the best is megaman 2.
sonic 2 or 3 could be a good bet too
final fantasy tactics is also a good bet since there's lots of rpg fans in easy allies
Ian already brought Silent Hill 2 before (twice, you can check it here: http://hallofgreats.com). I'm almost sure he is doing just what Aero is saying. He is going to bring a great game and not defend it. I understand where he is coming from, but I hope he doesn't end up killing HoG.

I don't think Sonic has as big of a chance to get in as some other games. They will eventually, but there are plenty of games they will vote in before it. Final Fantasy Tactics does seem like a good bet from how I hear most of them talk about it.

That said, the most important thing is which games get brought by everybody else. If there is only one or none extremely popular choice, most games that get brought have a chance (because almost all of them are great games). If you are unlucky and there are 4 other contenders, there is always a chance it won't get votes. Especially if there are similar games that get nominated (like last time with Dark Souls and Sekiro).

I am sure Dark Souls will get in eventually, it was just unlucky this time.
 
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Pagoto93

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Nov 3, 2017
624
The 5 minute segment that brings in thousands of dollars on Patreon?

Weird flex.

Each to there own, I think the podcast is greater than the sum of its parts.
You couldn't be more wrong.
By the way, not everything in life is free.

Those sponsors help out a lot.
What a post SMH.

Five minute Podcast Halftime btw...
You have no right to tell me my opinion on a podcast is wrong. Get real.

I'm not saying podcast halftime needs to go. I'm saying they could afford to make the core discussions a little longer.
 

stan_marsh

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Oct 25, 2017
5,361
Canada
There's no such thing as a wrong opinion.

I'm not saying podcast halftime needs to go. I'm saying they could afford to make the core discussions a little longer.
Podcast half time is five minutes and people pay for support EZA for that spot.

Why does it bug you so much? Specifically podcast half time.

Why would someone even bring that up? An Quip ad I understand but these are actually patreons, wow.
 

MrMette

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Oct 29, 2017
1,222
Belgium
There's no such thing as a wrong opinion.

I'm not saying podcast halftime needs to go. I'm saying they could afford to make the core discussions a little longer.
I understand where you are coming from, but this is what the EZA podcast always has been (even during the GT days as far as I remember). It's a fun, lighthearted podcast which talks about news and has some games and patreon questions.

It depends on how much news there is and if it's close to E3 or not. It's also because Kyle doesn't seem to want the podcast to be as long as Frame Trap and that's the only option to have more discussions. Create a longer podcast (which I totally get why he doesn't want to).

They can't create the news themselves.
 
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stan_marsh

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Oct 25, 2017
5,361
Canada
Podcast Half time is not part of core discussion, why someone would bring that up is beyond me.

"taken up by podcast half time" ... what
 

Xenoboy

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Oct 26, 2017
812
Sweden
Why are you all stuck on podcast halftime when he mentioned other stuff besides that. I agree with him, excluding the halftime stuff
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,417
Lighting is so weird on the podcast stage.



Everyone looks lit to varying degrees, and none of them particularly well. Ben's lighting is coming in a bit too hot, with his forehead shining, but still weirdly warm color temperature, and Brandon and Damiani are off in shadowland, particularly Damiani, whose hat has him sometimes almost completely in shadow.

Compare this to the garage, which was far more evenly lit in its later stages (note that even with Damiani's hat, it still looks good):



Hope they can work on this. Would be weird if the garage-days E3 coverage looked better than their new studio set.


EDIT: to be fair, it often looks better than the first shot there (from the newest Frame Trap), but it's still pretty inconsistent.
i tought lightning was a bit odd on the last regular podcast too, but maybe it's just me
 

VanWinkle

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Oct 25, 2017
4,843
Really gone off the podcast lately. You have an hour and 20 minutes, most of which is taken by updates, corrections, games and podcast halftime. There's barely any depth to the news discussion.
Games? The show is a gaming podcast. Why would you complain about them talking about games too much, lol

It usually takes about 15 minutes to get through the intro, corrections, and updates, and then podcast halftime adds another 5 minutes.