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CAGcast #199: Wombat, Wake Up


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:23 AM

CheapyD loves Alan Wake, Wombat loves 3D Dot Heroes, and Shipwreck loves Monster Racers (and Alan Wake). Of course we all love your CAGbag and Twitter questions!


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#2 nzbeans

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:52 AM

w00t! Just started listening to it now. :)

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#3 Orb01

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:52 AM

Ah, I've been waiting all day for this. Can't wait to listen through it. Thank you guys for all the time and work you put into these podcasts. :applause:

#4 willjer

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:06 AM

I played the Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands game and I definitely don't think that it's something to simply look past. Its a great game. You guys should definitely give it a go before you reach conclusions on it!

#5 CheapyD

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:08 AM

Oh, I'm sure its fine...I just think it's going to be lost in the shuffle of more high-profile releases.

#6 KingBroly

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:19 AM

I'm sure EA would like to thank THQ for making their online pass plan look awesome by actually announcing it a few months in advance instead of surprising everyone out the blue. At least EA has a plan for people who rent it/buy a game used. It may not be a good plan, but at least it's a plan.

Are you guys sure the reviews for Alan Wake aren't high because of the game's long development cycle? IIRC, the game was announced before the 360 was released. Games that were announced before their console came out this generation (FFXIII, RE5, Too Human, Alan Wake, etc.) that have taken a good while to get to market have not been reviewed with the highest of praise. I'm pretty sure hype dissipated quite a lot for Alan Wake over the years like the titles I mentioned.

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#7 RichMeisterMan

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:21 AM

Whiplash found out Tony was driving the same way Pepper Pots and everyone else did. It was plastered on every TV when he went to replace the regular driver.

#8 Joshe

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:10 AM

What I don't understand is why the CAGcast is up on iTunes on the iPod touch as soon as it's posted on iTunes, always have to wait a few hours before it shows up on the iPod for other podcasts.

Well just downloaded it, will listen to it in the morning
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#9 RichMeisterMan

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:42 AM

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Cheapy, there is definitely a difference in quality with RDR on the Xbox360 and PS3. I think the only multiplatform game better on the PS3 might be Final Fantasy XIII

#10 DietCokeJunkey

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:40 AM

Whiplash found out Tony was driving the same way Pepper Pots and everyone else did. It was plastered on every TV when he went to replace the regular driver.

Not only this, but Whiplash's goal was to attack Stark. It was clearly known Stark would be attending the race, so whether or not Stark was driving, Whiplash still would have been there to confront Stark anyway.

It's not like Whiplash showed up somewhere private where only Stark was. Instead he went to a highly publicized event in which it was clearly known that Stark would be there.

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so I decided to see what I could do with it and I got to the end but there's no way I can finish him off. 

 


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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:47 AM

Fossil Fighters had a Pokemon style to it. It would have been great, but it was way too simple. Enjoyed it nonetheless. I loved the concept of having to piece together your next fighter.
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#12 Sgt Barone

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:30 AM

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#13 Wombat

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 12:58 PM

Not only this, but Whiplash's goal was to attack Stark. It was clearly known Stark would be attending the race, so whether or not Stark was driving, Whiplash still would have been there to confront Stark anyway.

It's not like Whiplash showed up somewhere private where only Stark was. Instead he went to a highly publicized event in which it was clearly known that Stark would be there.


But he had the orange jumpsuit before he left, as if he knew Stark would be on the track. But Stark should have never left the party with Pepper & Hammer. Whiplash disguised as a busboy would have made more sense.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:27 PM

Your great Wombat :)
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#15 ch3zyp00fs

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:35 PM

Yay. Something for the work day.
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#16 Gentlegamer

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:44 PM

Re: EA and marketing costs and loss - I would have had little interest in Mass Effect 2 based on the official marketing if I hadn't played the original Mass Effect, which I bought at GS for $15. So perhaps EA and others need to consider that used, cheap copies of games help sell new copies of sequels in the series.
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#17 rogueweapon

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 02:59 PM

I appreciate the Heads Up on RDR from Cheapy. If the game is the same, I prefer the ps3 version but I will always buy the superior version if there is a discrepancy. I almost bought the ps3 version. Btw this is a bit late but I just finished ME2, and I finally listened to the CAG ME2 show. I can't believe Wombat and Ship chose Tali over Miranda. Wtf is wrong with you guys, you don't even know what she looks like. I'd sort of understand if Tali had Miranda's body but she doesn't and she wears a fockin bucket on her head. You guys can't even bang the hot chick in a videogame. And Cheapy was right about ME3 needing ship combat, I thought exactly the same thing when I was playing the game.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:38 PM

Great Show, but please play more Red Dead Redemption I am really looking forward to your thoughts on it!
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:43 PM

You know, with these crapton of deals happening right now on everything, I wonder what Black Friday is going to be like this year. That might improve the NPD numbers...maybe. Food for thought.

Can't say I'm surprised about Project Shitbox's pricing and I agree with Wombat that it will need to be shipped with a game like Fable 3 to move any units. Either that or something compelling for the casual crowd (think Wii Sports) and/or something featuring a wildly popular series (maybe another Halo game or Call of Duty: Soldiers in Natal). Wonder if Sony is waiting on MS to jump the gun on pricing so they can compete with Move?

#20 LiK

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:48 PM

Shippy, so EA invited you to the MOH event but you can't talk about the game or the event itself? What is the fucking point?

Btw, good to hear about Aksys. DeathSmiles! Whee~

Btw Cheapy, why did you feel the need to tell us how many episodes are in Alan Wake? That sorta spoils the game cuz now I know when the end game is coming up. Please don't do that again.

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#21 hectorlaparka

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 04:13 PM

Shipwreck swears like a sailor. He says shit every now and then, and to me, shit is more offensive than Fuck. It's not as extreme as shit-fucking, but extreme nevertheless. Fucking is good, but shit is gross, although taking a shit in the mornings is good and relieving.

#22 Digital Bees

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 04:33 PM

I think one of the things developers/publishers could do to reduce the price of making games in terms of marketing would be stop having special events for journalists (Like Capcom's Captivate.) They're unnecessary and expensive.

They could also stop making special editions of games. I wonder how much more money it costs to make a copy of Modern Warfare 2 that included night vision goggles.

#23 token2k6

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:30 PM

love the episode! I'll start adding more to my collection now. However, I think it'd be cool if we could get a 'private' notes area..I like to put the details of how I got the price I paid, when, where, etc.. With the CAG Marketplace intro, it displays that notes area which is just a little too much, especially if you're trying not to reveal the price you paid..

#24 DietCokeJunkey

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:47 PM

But he had the orange jumpsuit before he left, as if he knew Stark would be on the track. But Stark should have never left the party with Pepper & Hammer. Whiplash disguised as a busboy would have made more sense.

Well I think he had the intention of attacking drivers during the race because he knew that Iron Man would show up to save the day. It was just a bonus that Stark happened to be one of the drivers.

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so I decided to see what I could do with it and I got to the end but there's no way I can finish him off. 

 


#25 Clarke

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:01 PM

Wombat I hope you weren't really expecting your Macbook to be amazing at running games. The problem isn't with Runic or Steam but the hardware. I'm sure it excels at most other tasks but graphic intensive games weren't high on the list when being made by Apple.

Another big part of the problem at hand is the API. Now I know some people may bring up the Wolfire article citing OpenGL is a much better platform for 3D rendering but that point is moot. I'm sure electric cars can be more efficient than gas powered ones but the market just hasn't been developed that much. They PC games industry has settled on DirectX as a standard. Maybe if developers take Apple more seriously the future of Mac gaming will be much stronger.

Sorry about your computer not handling Torchlight. If you make a Windows 7 partition I'm sure it will run. But you seem satisfied with the games you already have or play so you shouldn't really worry about PC gaming.

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#26 Conboy

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:16 PM

Shipwreck, you did say Coy, not Ko-EE. Sorry Charlie.
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#27 thwak

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:24 PM

Shipwreck,

Steam gives system requirements for macs as well as PCs. Here's the system requirements for torchlight on the mac:

  • Minimum:

  • OS: OSX 10.4 +
  • Processor: Intel Mac
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256MB dedicated RAM (ATI Radeon X1600 or nVidia equivalent)
  • Hard Drive: 800MB


Maybe it won't run on a macbook that doesn't have an intel processor. That's the only reason I can gather as to why it won't work on your macbook.

Still, steam does give the system requirements for mac games, it's right there on the store page. You can't say that steam isn't telling you that your mac can't run the game. They do, very clearly with in the product description, it's just that not every mac is made the same and you have to look at the system requirements rather than assuming that every mac computer could run it.

#28 Wombat

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:56 PM

Shipwreck,

Steam gives system requirements for macs as well as PCs. Here's the system requirements for torchlight on the mac:

  • Minimum:

  • OS: OSX 10.4 +
  • Processor: Intel Mac
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256MB dedicated RAM (ATI Radeon X1600 or nVidia equivalent)
  • Hard Drive: 800MB


Maybe it won't run on a macbook that doesn't have an intel processor. That's the only reason I can gather as to why it won't work on your macbook.

Still, steam does give the system requirements for mac games, it's right there on the store page. You can't say that steam isn't telling you that your mac can't run the game. They do, very clearly with in the product description, it's just that not every mac is made the same and you have to look at the system requirements rather than assuming that every mac computer could run it.


Yup I meet those requirements :(

#29 Clarke

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:05 PM

Yup I meet those requirements :(

You should have tried the demo first.
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#30 robpe36

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:20 PM

So I'm at the point where you guys were discussing Red Dead and not knowing about camp sites. All you need to do to set up a camp site is press select, then right bumper, and select it with A. With a camp site, you can save wherever you are, and it allows you to fast travel to any waypoint that you set on your map.