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CAGcast #143: As Hardcore As They Wanna Be


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 05:41 AM

CheapyD spoils himself with fancy Ear Force X4 Headphones and waits to be spoiled further with Wombat's mystery gift. We also deliver shopping and industry news, new releases, your questions from the CAGbag and much more!

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#2 nesfan8222

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:06 AM

yay go podcast. a reason to be happy at work tomorrow

#3 Z_meista

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:11 AM

yes! another one!

#4 maxgle

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:12 AM

Sweet! Downloading now.

#5 AleetPanda

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:29 AM

Thanks guys, help me get through finals with sweet video game bliss and poop stories galore.

#6 TiE23

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:49 AM

Oooo, Jewpanese, cool.

#7 bardiya27

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:53 AM

Downloading now.

Quick question for Wombat: is UGO's potential buyout of Ziff Davis going to affect you in any way? More expended or more diminished role?

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#8 mundione

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:57 AM

Been waiting all week for this...

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#9 ocelot24

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:20 AM

HEY the podcast is still not available on itunes? guess i'll just download it from here.

#10 KingBroly

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:37 AM

On the GameCube version of Resident Evil 4, you pulled your gun out with the R button, aimed with the Left stick, and fired with the Giant Green A button, Wombat. The c-stick did nothing.
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#11 CheapyD

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:51 AM

HEY the podcast is still not available on itunes? guess i'll just download it from here.

Subscribe and you don't need to wait for it to appear on the episode list:
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:01 AM

Subscribe and you don't need to wait for it to appear on the episode list:
https://phobos.apple...ast?id=78311760


Thanks a lot:)

#13 bardockkun

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:57 AM

Batman RIP talk, nice.

Though he'll be back not as a cyborg or retard, but
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#14 Sokkratez

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:02 AM

"The real one". Really? I know you're joking, but... really? You guys seriously need to get over your PC gaming misconceptions.
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#15 SuxoR

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:09 AM

sweeet something to listen to on the busride tomorrow...maybe tonight :P

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#16 Ivanhoe

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:58 AM

Thanks Guys !

Merry Christmas CHEAPYD AND WOMBAT !!!!!!!



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Happy Hanukkah too

#17 ShinAkumA21

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 12:54 PM

CheapyD & Wombat you guys should do a Video Commentary on The Dark Knight since the blu-ray version has that feature "Create and Share Your Own Video Commentary"

#18 McWeen

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 12:55 PM

On the GameCube version of Resident Evil 4, you pulled your gun out with the R button, aimed with the Left stick, and fired with the Giant Green A button, Wombat. The c-stick did nothing.


I believe the C-stick was quick turn, which if used correctly was very handy.

#19 AriesDog

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:44 PM

Re: Weak CAG Fund Response. Cheapy, I don't think you get a sense how bad things are right now. People are losing their jobs left and right. I should know. I'm one of them. Been looking for something new in my field for a long time and have kind of given up at this point. I'm doing what I can to get by. I'm not going to be out on the street but like many I'm squeeking by. Got a little money for entertainment but not much. Right now I'm saving and trying to pay down debts.

#20 kPod

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:18 PM

Cheapy doesn't grasp it because he's not in the economy that he's trying to appeal to. Neither am I, but you know.

Also, Cheapy: There's no Widget on Cheap Arse Gamer. We WOULD get our shit together, but you know, you're not following through for us UKers. : P

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#21 DJSteel

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:22 PM

great show.

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#22 davidb69

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:24 PM

Re: Weak CAG Fund Response. Cheapy, I don't think you get a sense how bad things are right now. People are losing their jobs left and right. I should know. I'm one of them. Been looking for something new in my field for a long time and have kind of given up at this point. I'm doing what I can to get by. I'm not going to be out on the street but like many I'm squeeking by. Got a little money for entertainment but not much. Right now I'm saving and trying to pay down debts.


I'm thankful that my job and my wife's jobs have not been affected. Big corps are cutting jobs to make sure they get their end year bonuses and it makes you sick. I am wondering if companies are doing this to have unemployment high when Obama takes over, so he looks like he saves the day when he takes office. I heard that most job losses are hitting the worst in the middle of the country. Since none of my family and friends are being effected it's hard to comment. Our black friday in the Delaware area was huge and all the toys my kids want are sold out for the most part which tells me people are spending money even online. I donated what I could and I don't think CheapyD is asking the unemployed to donate money. This is being promoted on multiple pod casts and hopefully enough money is raised.
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#23 terpkristin

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 04:21 PM

Fun show this week. I look forward to Cheapy's review of the Acer netbook (at least a mention of how it's working for him).

I think there aren't too many movies out there that NEED to be in Blu-Ray (for example, Dark Knight is one I think will be better in BR, Kung Fu Panda probably doesn't need BR), but if you have a player, and you can get the Blu-Ray version for as cheap or cheaper than you can get the DVD version, why wouldn't you? That's true CAG spirit. ;)

Cheapy, just in case you ever need a real job, I don't think you have a future as Javert.

Wow, that dude who "defined" hardcore gamer seems like a douche. I think you guys responded well, I think it's hard to define, and there are a lot of variables. Good job!

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#24 Walt Jay

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 04:24 PM

Nice show guys.

Cheapy, look me up if you want to play Saints Row co-op. I'm almost done the single-player campaign, and want to check out the co-op as well.
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#25 oscargrouch

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 04:49 PM

I'm thankful that my job and my wife's jobs have not been affected. Big corps are cutting jobs to make sure they get their end year bonuses and it makes you sick. I am wondering if companies are doing this to have unemployment high when Obama takes over, so he looks like he saves the day when he takes office. I heard that most job losses are hitting the worst in the middle of the country. Since none of my family and friends are being effected it's hard to comment. Our black friday in the Delaware area was huge and all the toys my kids want are sold out for the most part which tells me people are spending money even online. I donated what I could and I don't think CheapyD is asking the unemployed to donate money. This is being promoted on multiple pod casts and hopefully enough money is raised.


Do you mean that companies would lay people off so that when President Obama institutes his $2000 per employee hired tax credit, businesses will make a killing? So if I were a business, that might sound like a nice way to reduce a number of taxes, and insure profitability. I lay off 5000 workers now, rehire 2500 of them at significantly lower wages than before, and pocket $5 mil in tax savings. <sarcasm>I find it hard to believe that companies would make the most of the situation to their financial advantage.</sarcasm> After all companies are in the business of making money, and President Obama is handing them a way to cut costs and increase profits.



 


#26 JMEPO

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 05:02 PM

Alright new Cagcast :)

#27 usickenme

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 05:25 PM

Great show. After the last few efforts which sounded like you guys were just phoning it in, this CAGcast was classic. Wombat was on top of his game and Cheapy's 'retarded' batman idea made me laugh out loud.

and Cheapy you were successful in guilting me into chipping in to Child's Play. We've all gotten some pretty good deals lately and easy to justify a $10 or $20 donation.


also. It is a myth that keeping a child awake later will make him sleep later.

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#28 thorbahn3

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:03 PM


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#29 Tybee

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:12 PM

I have to agree with Cheapy about the great implementation of Netflix on the 360. Yes, it lacks current films, but it has a great selection of TV shows, documentaries, and lesser-known gems. My wife and I have also been catching up on 30 Rock, and the HD quality is impressive.

I found the discussion of Wombat and Cheapy’s holiday celebrations (or lack thereof) interesting and a little depressing. I mean, I come from a mixed background myself (Dad was a lapsed Catholic and Mom was a lapsed Jew, making us lazy cashews), but we always got our shit together around the holidays and generally celebrated both. Not that we went to church or temple necessarily, but we’d crack out the menorah, play some dreidel, put up a nice tree and stockings, and always tried to get thoughtful stuff for each other. What were the holidays like for the two of you growing up? It makes me sad to think that (at least in Cheapy’s case) the holidays are just another day for you. Getting stuff for yourself is nice, and probably less hassle and I realize the cultural differences make yours a unique situation, but there’s no substitute for the thought that goes into picking out a gift for someone, and the feeling you get when you know someone has done the same for you.

Regarding the IGN soccer manager debacle: As someone who works in publishing (waiting for that axe to fall any day now) and someone who has professionally reviewed games for online publications in the past, I can tell you that oftentimes there is little or no editorial oversight of these reviews (which is why IGN’s are generally packed full of terrible grammar and obvious typos). The reviewer is assigned the game and given a deadline. Then I suspect they just post it, and only go back and make edits if something is flagrantly amiss. Online-only pubs have long used a bare-bones editorial model that ink and paper publications are now being forced to adopt, and that often means only one set of eyes sees a piece before publication.

Also, Mr. Hardcore Halo is a douche. When I see someone with a ridiculous number of hours logged in a game, or a high rank, or whatever, I don't think of them as "hardcore." I think of them as someone who probably doesn't have much of a life outside of video games. I think of a hardcore gamer as someone who enjoys a certain type of gaming experience, not someone who performs to a certain level within those games.

#30 ScottG13

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:42 PM

I just got around to kicking in my $50 for the fundraiser. Sorry to hear its not going as well as last year. Its a tough year for fund raising. I've seen several articles to that effect in the last couple months.
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