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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 05:45 AM

Lots of hot new releases and topics are discussed, including: Rock Band 3, DJ Hero 2, Fable III Fallout: New Vegas, Kirby's Epic Yarn, the Playstation Phone, the latest game shopping and industry news, your CAGbag and Twitter questions and so much more!


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#2 desz

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:10 AM

Beautiful!
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:12 AM

im hyped lol

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#4 turkeycat79

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:50 AM

its about time the podcast is available. I was about to call the CAG customer service! :)

#5 ExeterBlue

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:02 AM

Great show, guys.

Wombat -- check out the first episode of the first season of "Life After People" on the History Channel for more info on Hashima Island. They give a pretty creepy tour. They make it sound like no one is allowed on the island due to the crashing waves and crumbling buildings. Also, http://weburbanist.c...y/abandonments/ is a great site for creepy/artsy-looking abandoned places.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:15 AM

This show was just delightful, very good gentlemen.
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:49 AM

Long time listener, new forum member (I hope I'm posting in the right place). I found Wombat's twitter comment to be insightful, because it made me laugh out loud, before I heard he got backlash comments from it.

I thought the tweet was funny. It's called, "Humor" and Wombat has it.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:52 AM

And if it's not obvious, I came to the forum to try to win Vanquish. Call me cheap. :)

#9 brentaw

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:21 AM

I must say, the shows have been getting much better lately. Great job guys!
Also, I was wondering if any of you had been to both Disney in the US and in Japan, and which one you thought was better.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:38 AM

I agree with Wombat that Resident Evil had HORRIBLE controls. Moving around should not be a constant exercise in frustration.

Oh, and I'd like Shipwreck to post pictures of his loot from Akihabara - please!

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:09 AM

Wombat is the gem of the show.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:33 AM

Here is my insightful comment.

Love the CAGcast!!!

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 11:06 AM

looks like its going to be a good show
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:07 PM

good to hear about John Snow! in for Vanquished to~!

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:37 PM

Glad to see the CAGCast back after the empty week. I always like the talks you have about Japan, despite how little you may speak about in the show in general. I actually heard that Japanese companies were bringing English into their workspace, so it makes sense that Japan as a whole would have some implementations of English for tourists.

You think there will be a cross-over game where characters from Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising 1 & 2, and Undead Nightmare where they have to get Zombrex or whatever MacGuffin they want to use in that game?

#16 token2k6

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:43 PM

loved the Fallout New Vegas talk, Wombat brought the funny as always. I guess it's no wonder why when looking at the strategy guide, the main quest is about 50 pages, with the Side Quest section being 4 times as large! I can't even do the first side quest perfectly b/c my skills aren't where they need to be :roll:

and I'm with you Cheapy on the NFS Demo. I first tried it on the PS3 and only had the option to be the cop available. It was pretty difficult to ram the car b/c as I would steer into the opposing car, I would almost lose control worse (using the Porsche Boxster pursuit vehicle) Then I got it the next day on the 360 and noticed a race with a normal car popped up. While it was fun, it just wasn't earth shattering, and the control seemed a little off, for being so heavily compared to Burnout and made by the same developers, it did not feel like that at all. I do think the AutoLog is pretty cool and has potential, but games like Blur have already done this, so I don't see why EA is thinking its so revolutionary (?)
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#17 soliddragon

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:49 PM

shoulda had a show from Tokyo though!.
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#18 ShockandAww

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:03 PM

I don't know how insightful this is but I've got to defend the PS3. Yes, the updating is ridiculous. Nobody mentioned the garbage web browser either. It tries, but it fails miserably.

Having said that there are some great things about the PS3 that I think put it ahead of the Xbox. First and foremost, the exclusives. Uncharted 2 is arguably the single best game of this generation. God Of War, Demon's Souls, Heavy Rain, Ratchet & Clank, Metal Gear Solid, Little Big Planet, Killzone, Resistance, and Infamous are just some of the exclusive games already available.

You should also look ahead to next year at the exclusives. What is coming up for Xbox? Gears of War 3 is all that immediately comes to mind.
The PS3 on the other hand will have LBP2, Killzone 3, Infamous 2, Resistance 3, The Last Guardian, Twisted Metal, Motorstorm and more.

Aside from the variety of games there are other benefits to the PS3 over the Xbox. There's free online play while Xbox Live not only costs $50 currently but is only going up in price. PS3 also has Blu Ray and a non proprietary, easily upgradeable hard drive which allows you to store video/music/photo files.

Also to me the built in batteries of the PS3 controller are much better than removable batteries. There is a $30 Energizer charging station you can buy which eliminates the need for the USB cables and it works flawlessly. I very highly recommend getting it. There is also one available for Xbox controllers though I haven't tried that.

Anyway, I own an Xbox also and will agree on a few points: There are exceptions, but yes the 360 in general gets the better multi platform versions of games. Also while you pay for Live, it is a better overall experience than PSN. If you are a shooter or sports game fan and like to play with friends online often, the Xbox is a better deal quality wise.

Lastly, we can all agree that the Wii sucks. Fuck motion controls.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:05 PM

Welcome back Shipwreck! I think in my week in Japan I too went to Akihabara at least 3 times. I'm not sure if the Gundam event in Shizuoka is still going on, but did you get a chance to see it? I saw it while in Odaiba and it was truly fucking awesome, OH and did you purchase any Hard to Find Imports?

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:18 PM

I agree with Wombat that Resident Evil had HORRIBLE controls. Moving around should not be a constant exercise in frustration.

Oh, and I'd like Shipwreck to post pictures of his loot from Akihabara - please!


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#21 Seabasstian

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:24 PM

Regarding the Sony PSP Phone rumors, I think there's something there. There is space in the gaming ecosystem for something like it, specially if it runs on Android. If this phone is available with the major carriers and subsidized, has access to regular Android apps and also a custom PSN store with PS1 games and some PSP or PSN games, movie rentals, etc it could be a very hot item.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:43 PM

Hey guys thanks for another awesome podcast you make my long commute to the office a little less painful. Also holy crap about Zynga's value!
Keep up the great work.

#23 Fjordson

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:50 PM

Great to have the show back. Another quality episode.

Wombat piqued my interest in that Hashima Island. Looks absolutely creepy. Apparently they just recently re-opened part of the island to tourists and it was the final level of killer7.

And Cheapy, definitely try and make it back to Undead Nightmare. Quite literally some of the best DLC I've ever played. Rockstar's mix of horror and comedy is great throughout. The combination of B-movie horror and the Wild West makes for a super interesting atmosphere and story.

(Also, Ship is still insane for not liking Red Dead Redemption :lol:)

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:59 PM

Don't trash the tank controls of the earlier Resident Evils. I felt like the awkward, I think awkward is a better description, added to the horror element, because if shit hits the fan you needed to keep your cool and start to slowly turn your character around to run the other direction.

I was a defender of RE5 right before it came out, but after playing it and then playing the DLC it really is an outdated scheme.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:01 PM

Great show. I'm happy to hear so many positive reviews for RB3 when it seems like the genre was getting stale.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:02 PM

Really great show guys keep them coming!!!!!!

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:13 PM

Loved Shipwreck's tales of Japan. Sounds like you had a real blast! I'm jealous of the loot you picked up, too.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:15 PM

I hope Shipwreck and Cheapy had a fun time together in Tokyo. And I would love to win a copy of Vanquish! Looks awesome

#29 drew327

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:21 PM

Glad to have a show this week.

Cheapy I only disagree with you on one thing with the PS3- the batteries. While your situation is valid (not playing for a while, dead controller), a rechargeable lithium battery is far superior to me to freaking AA batteries that you have to keep replacing. Everytime I have to replace batteries for Wii/360 controllers it drives me nuts. I have 2 Dualshocks so I just plug the other one in while I'm playing.

Maybe when the batteries die and quit recharging, I will change my tune...

Shipwreck for next show- what did you buy in Japan?

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:22 PM

I loved Costume Quest, it is indeed fucking adorable. The game oozes fun and cuteness. I beat it and now my 8-year-old daughter is playing it. Great stuff.
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