Michael Damiani is an American writer, producer and video personality. He joined GameTrailers in 2008, where he produced a number of content, most notably Pop Fiction. He was discharged in early 2014, before the site's closure, but was later brought to join the Allies in May 2016.
For a brief period of time, he worked at Funimation Entertainment.
Easy Allies History
Game Sleuth was one of the first series produced by Damiani at Easy Allies and made its debut on June 20, 2016. The show examined video game myths, mysteries, secrets, theories, and easter eggs, often going through rigorous tests and research to prove whether or not they're true. It served as a spiritual successor to Pop Fiction.
The Nintendo-themed podcast Friend Code premiered on April 11, 2017 hosted by passionate and critical Nintendo fan Michael Damiani. The show focuses on the latest in Nintendo news, takes Patron questions, and sometimes features special guests to talk about a variety of Nintendo-related topics.
On August 13, 2019, it was announced during the Phase 4 Announcements that Game Sleuth would be ending production so that Damiani could move on to other projects.
On March 13, 2020, Kyle Bosman announced via Patreon post that he would be departing from Easy Allies the following month, citing that he needed to find his life's "main thing." In the same post, he mentioned that the Easy Allies Podcast would be hosted by Jones and that Damiani would take over as producer for Achieve it Yourself.
On February 1, 2021, Damiani announced on Patreon that Achieve It Yourself! Season 3 was in production with new episodes being recorded and produced remotely due to the ongoing global pandemic. They began accepting submissions for new made-up Nintendo achievements with the request that ideas reflect games that are more readily available on Switch to accommodate working from home.
|Members||Brandon Jones • Daniel Bloodworth • Don Casanova • Michael Damiani|
Bradley Ellis • Isla Hinck • Michael Huber • Ben Moore
|Former Members||Kyle Bosman|
|Honorary Allies||Omar de Armas • Luke Arnold • Sofia Hariz • AJ LoCascio • Kristen Rogers|
Amanda Troop • Jessica Lynn Verdi • Elyse Willems • Jason Wishnov
|Mascots||Buttons • Dufus • Godfrey • Lightning • Norbert • Rufus • Sophie|