I can't believe only 15k people listen to the Cagcast. A few comments:
First off, one of the reasons I listen to the CAGcast is that there are no nasal cloying nerdy Asians in it, which seem to be a staple of all other gaming podcasts.
The CAGcast is the best. I made a bunch of comments in the past, and either I got used to what you have going on or minor improvements have been made.
Some examples of stuff that has changed:
No plot summaries. Shipwreck used to talk about plot a lot but he seems to have stopped, and focussed on his personal experiences more. Far more enriching.
Less Wombat ME ME ME. I don't think Wombat is any less interested in talking about himself, but having Shipwreck dilutes Wombat to a wonderful level and forces him to increase the quality of his commentary, just because there's less space for him to say everything that comes to mind. There is no CAGcast with out the Womb, and Ship's arrival has only made him better (by ratios at least).
More poop talk! Well, I didn't ask for this, but there is definitely nothing wrong with philosophical exploration of human universals.
I can't wait to hear about the CAG E3 experience.
Cheapy: Nice work ensuring that you get no head for another 3 1/2 years.
Alan Wake is on my short list thanks to you fellas. And Heavy Rain just dropped off of it.
I would bet that the attach rate for games you recommend on the CAGcast to listeners is extremely high. And I bet that the level of buzz it generates is probably more than twice the listenership through friends and recommendations. I'm happy to see companies are giving you guys credit for being influential and sending you product.
A few questions/comments for the next CAGcast:
Wombat and Cheapy like to slam the Wii as the underpowered shovelware platform that it is. I will admit I barely played with the system until my kids got old enough (around 5) to play it. Now it's their platform of choice, which I sometimes play with them. Do you think you'll use the Wii more when you're kids become old enough to play games?
Can you guys make any predictions about Shipwreck's gaming post-baby? Not that they have immediate plans, but it would be unusual for a young married couple not to have kids as part of the plan (although I couldn't blame them if they didn't want to contribute to overpopulation). Will he drop out of the podcast? Will he stop gaming? Will he sell the 'Kong? Shipwreck, what do you predict for yourself and Mrs. Ship?
Do you guys think American Jews have thicker skins than other people, as far as jokes go? A half Jew friend of mine married an Israeli and she takes things waay more seriously than we/other American Jews do. Almost as seriously as the goyishim. I got off on the wrong foot with her with this joke: "Why don't Jewish women like to give head?" --- "Too close to the gas chamber."