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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 05:19 AM

Cheapy and Wombat discuss the significance of HD movie formats and the console wars, new releases, industry news, your CAGbag questions, and how to make your love life sizzle!

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#2 weevles

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:38 AM

Yay!

Scary bonus pic. /shudder

Edit: I don't want download-to-own HD movies. Ever. Never, nope, nada, it ain't happening for me. Disc-to-own, or rent--that is all.

Wombat, DMC3 was similar in interface with the saving and such.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:40 AM

Love it when I go to CAG and a smile comes across my face because a new CAGcast is up earlier than I expected.

#4 E*Master

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:48 AM

That pose makes you look like you were supposed to be in one of the Def Jam Fight for NY characters.


*EDIT*So I played tAssassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles . It's actually not bad! The game controls very well and smooth and does feature short cut scenes in the game. The graphics are about as good as a DS can be. There is little mini games for interrogation with preassure points to make enemies talk that play like Elite Beat Agents. I am thoroughly impressed with the combat sysem but most of all the controls are great and it does lay like classic prince of persia. You guys should give it a try.

#5 Jim Jim

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:52 AM

Cheapy you need a shave man.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:54 AM

thanks for posting early, I will listen while i download tonights lost ep.

#7 T3kN

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:18 AM

Wow! I too have had the exact same problem with my 2nd gen Ipod Nano. I've used 3 sets of headphones on it. And every time the Right ear would start to crackle and eventually would just not work anymore. Weirds. Damn if that guy is right, I better call apple to see if I can get a new one before the warranty is up.
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#8 jollydwarf

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:28 AM

I think we've just see a 'screen test' photo for the principle villain in the third Batman movie.
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#9 cochesecochese

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:28 AM

Wombat made a good bounce back from last week. Keep up the good work.

#10 HarassmentPanda

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:31 AM

That is some beautiful knitting! Yay CAGcast!

#11 zerowing

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:38 AM

ugh like 5 minutes in and I feel your pain. I just dropped my iPod into the toilet so now I have nothing to listen to (all my music was on my iPod and I have no backups =[). And now I'm bored out of my mind during the day, I need something soon.
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#12 Droogs

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:11 PM

Please grow your beard out! I mean, as long as you don't have to do any media stuff and appear on camera, why the hell not?

#13 Jackal888

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:31 PM

Love this weeks CAGcast. I am sad to say Wombat was wrong this week. The score of 5/ 10 is the average on a 1o point scale. The perception of a 5/10 is a whole different thing. People learn in school that 50% is a failing grade. So that was causing problems with Metacritic when 1up's scoring being averaged into other sites who use the school method. So 5/10 in the 10 point scale is equal to a C in the school scale. Now the problem the school scale adds is the numbers. You saw that a C is 71-75. So will Metacritic always use the high side or the low side?

It has been a long time since ChaepyD belched on a CAGcast, with his superior microphone it was really epic. I guess that was an ol'skool belch for O.G. Cags.

As for games from last generation that I still play.There is "War of The Monsters" which I had hoped was the next Icog/Eat,Sleep,Play game. The game is my Smash Brothers except it requires skills. I also love to play "Metal Gear:Subsistance" , "SSX3", "Shadow of the Colossus" and still trying to finish "Odin Sphere".

Wombat I finally checked out your UGO Blog. Yes, I am so late to that. You are funnier in writing than on the show. Is CheapyD oppressing your great wit and humor?Are you just better at writing jokes than on the fly jokes?Well I will be reading your blog from now on.
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#14 HooHaa

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:31 PM

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#15 Wombat

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:58 PM

Love this weeks CAGcast. I am sad to say Wombat was wrong this week. The score of 5/ 10 is the average on a 1o point scale. The perception of a 5/10 is a whole different thing. People learn in school that 50% is a failing grade. So that was causing problems with Metacritic when 1up's scoring being averaged into other sites who use the school method. So 5/10 in the 10 point scale is equal to a C in the school scale. Now the problem the school scale adds is the numbers. You saw that a C is 71-75. So will Metacritic always use the high side or the low side?

It has been a long time since ChaepyD belched on a CAGcast, with his superior microphone it was really epic. I guess that was an ol'skool belch for O.G. Cags.

As for games from last generation that I still play.There is "War of The Monsters" which I had hoped was the next Icog/Eat,Sleep,Play game. The game is my Smash Brothers except it requires skills. I also love to play "Metal Gear:Subsistance" , "SSX3", "Shadow of the Colossus" and still trying to finish "Odin Sphere".

Wombat I finally checked out your UGO Blog. Yes, I am so late to that. You are funnier in writing than on the show. Is CheapyD oppressing your great wit and humor?Are you just better at writing jokes than on the fly jokes?Well I will be reading your blog from now on.


I have over 100 years of school based history to back my theory, show me where it is written that 5 is average on a 10 point scale. Also regardless of 1ups power in the industry I don't think it is up to them to decide that their average score is different than 90% of thier associates. Its a ploy for them to get more press. OMG 1up gave "game x" a 5!!!!
I want answers, I want the truth.

#16 Jackal888

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:21 PM

I have over 100 years of school based history to back my theory, show me where it is written that 5 is average on a 10 point scale. Also regardless of 1ups power in the industry I don't think it is up to them to decide that their average score is different than 90% of their associates. Its a ploy for them to get more press. OMG 1up gave "game x" a 5!!!!
I want answers, I want the truth.


Simple math my friend. The definition of average is the mean or middle value of a set of numbers. With the number set 1-10, 5 is the mean or average number.

EGM was around before the internet became the de facto place to see game scores and before Metacritic was used as the barometer of gaming sites. So the system they set was not made for page views it was made to review games. (Damn, now I sound like a 1up defense force.)
CGW now GFW magazine also tried reviews with just text and no score at all, but people revolted and they brought back scoring.

So now they are looking at the landscape that Internet game reviews has become over the years and they changed the scoring system to fit the times.

You still have not answered why you are funnier on your blog.
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#17 Gentlegamer

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:33 PM

Listening now!

Wombat gets big ups from for the Rocky Horror Picture Show allusion.
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#18 Gentlegamer

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:34 PM

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With that outfit it looks like you need chain and big gold medallion with CAG on it.
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#19 Wombat

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:39 PM

Simple math my friend. The definition of average is the mean or middle value of a set of numbers. With the number set 1-10, 5 is the mean or average number.

EGM was around before the internet became the de facto place to see game scores and before Metacritic was used as the barometer of gaming sites. So the system they set was not made for page views it was made to review games. (Damn, now I sound like a 1up defense force.)
CGW now GFW magazine also tried reviews with just text and no score at all, but people revolted and they brought back scoring.

So now they are looking at the landscape that Internet game reviews has become over the years and they changed the scoring system to fit the times.

You still have not answered why you are funnier on your blog.


Just admit you have Bias against any number that isnt 5. Its ok to have a preference but I am going to say that you are a Number 5 fanboy. And when you have time to think about your jokes, they can be a bit funnier, thanks for kind words, Johnny5

#20 mriswyth

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:51 PM

Simple math my friend. The definition of average is the mean or middle value of a set of numbers. With the number set 1-10, 5 is the mean or average number.


Your assumption that 5 becomes the average would require that most games are given approximately a 5 with less and less games getting the numbers farther away from 5. There would likely be a similar number of games receiving a 10 and a 0 (although not strictly so).

However, games tend to be rated much like children in US school system are graded. It is possible to get scores below 5, but very unlikely because of the intelligence/fun factor level it implies. (Comparing bad games to people with learning disabilities probably makes me look like an ass, but I think I need to make one more statement to finalize this point. Apologies if I offend someone, I don't mean to.) Games/People that would score below a 5 (consistently) are typically handled in a different manner. Games are typically ignored or just ridiculed without giving a "real score."

You thus end up with "real games" that effectively are scored between 50 (competent) and 100 ("perfect"), which means that the average ends up being about 75 because anything below 50 is "ignored".

#21 mriswyth

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:58 PM

CheapyD, your iPod shutting down randomly *may* be a case of the battery not being fully connected.

I've had to replace my headphone jack twice (luckily my jacks haven't destroyed any equipment, but they fail once a year). The first time I replace it, I didn't realize that the battery ribbon actually locked into place at the bottom of the iPod. I didn't lock it when putting the iPod back together and for months my iPod would just lockup/power off/freeze at random.

#22 Jackal888

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:00 PM

Just admit you have Bias against any number that isnt 5. Its ok to have a preference but I am going to say that you are a Number 5 fanboy. And when you have time to think about your jokes, they can be a bit funnier, thanks for kind words, Johnny5


Hey I went on Numbercritic.com and I have proof that the number 5 was used 80% more than other numbers. So it is not bias.I am not a 5 fanboy I use 8 to dial my cellphone and I casually use 3.

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#23 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:12 PM

Are people still doubting that Insomniac can make the fall release for Resistance 2? They've released a game every fall since the first Ratchet & Clank in 2002.

Wombat, do you not want developers to make new IP or do you just want Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch to stick to Jak and Daxter and Sly Cooper instead of working on new games like Uncharted and inFamous? You've made that same statement about Insomniac and Resistance vs. Ratchet back in early 2007.

Is it really that Sony lost the chance to dominate this generation or that Microsoft and Nintendo stepped up their game to make sure they weren't late to the party like the last generation?

Cheapy's reinvigorating the Wombat effect, where CAGs will now ask about many peripherals in the CAGbag, hoping Cheapy buys one for them.

You should play Uncharted if you're interested in achievements unlocking stuff within the game, as all of the unlockables are tied to it's achievement system. Don't play Warhawk, though, as it's just garbage.

Why does Cheapy have to downplay the importance of the guys leaving GameSpot or other websites that are trying new things like he's got the most-viewed website on the internet? "No Alexa rating? Fail." Wombat was right on that subject.


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Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:46 PM

Your already the master of touching.

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#25 mykevermin

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:01 PM

DMK wins 5 Blu-Ray movies?

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:21 PM

hey cheapyd you should toss away your ipod and get a zune. i have had my zune for almost a year now and love it. the latest firmware and zune software is great. i also have a question about cag 2.0. I just got a phone with web capabilities and it is a pain to post from it will the new vb and 2.0 have better phone support thanks.

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#27 CheapyD

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:27 PM

Zune does not support a Mac. I think I got Mrs. cheapy convinced to buy me a ipod touch for the birthday present she never got me last year.

#28 Baa-Puh-Daa

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:28 PM

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Nice cast guys :]

#29 Baa-Puh-Daa

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:32 PM

Zune does not support a Mac. I think I got Mrs. cheapy convinced to buy me a ipod touch for the birthday present she never got me last year.



ummm, what about your child? That isn't a gift?
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:49 PM

Awesome show, guys! I get it RIGHT IN TIME for work on Friday morning!

Anyways, a few things;

I agree that life can be horrible without one's iPod, as I use mine no less than 10 hours a day! So without mine, 8 hours at work would be silent cubicle torture!

The gamerpic situation sucks, Cheapy, I totally feel you on the shady contract deal too...I've had to deal with a few of those myself.

...and last but not least, Wombat, your lisp throughout the show make me laugh out loud like a fucking weirdo at work! "are they THEXXXY THYLUSES?" hahahaha, good shit, fellas!