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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:32 AM

The gang talks 3DS, PSP2, Two Worlds II, Xbox 360 2011 exclusives and so much more!


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#2 LeakingBlood

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:46 AM

Tuning in :D

#3 strife18

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:47 AM

Woo-hoo, can't wait for tomorrow to listen to it while I work.
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#4 ShockandAww

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:56 AM

Sweeeeet

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:33 AM

I could use a code for whatever the twin stick shooter was. Great show.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:58 AM

Hey look, a CAGcast!

#7 Master Troll

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:05 AM

The twin stick shooter sounds interesting Wombat. Great show guys, I lol'd when I heard Cheapy talking about his bad luck in Dead Rising 2.

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#8 DaMonStEr

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:11 AM

Niceeeeeeeee

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 10:59 AM

What's that stat tracking site you guys use? Raptor or something? I can't find it! Thanks.

#10 Digital Bees

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:04 AM

I'd be interested in a Twin Stick code. I've been playing a lot of indie games on my 360 lately (including Epic Dungeon).

And that 1000 Spikes game is hard. I am stuck on level 1-5.

#11 meager

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:07 AM

Too bad Ship didn't play the first Two Worlds game so we could get a direct comparision about the technical improvements. The first game had some of the most godawful character models, stiff n64-era conversation animations, and bad, bad voice acting and dialog. (Just say "forsooth" a lot.) Framerate seemed to worsen deeper into the story so by the end of the game, I noticed there would be a pause before every single killing blow so the game could load the death animation. I knew when the game stalled I either killed my enemy or had just froze my Xbox... it was exciting suspense each time!

Of course it's "okay" that the 3DS is priced at $250. Just like when Microsoft raised the price of Xbox Live, Nintendo just looked at what Sony was getting away with at that price point. PSP Go or 3DS... no contest. Oh, wait, sorry, the Sony bashing was last episode.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:43 AM

Thanks for the podcast! :)

Now will this be the podcast for this week or will their be another one this week?
Hey how about that EU place he? I hear its kind of big ;)

#13 mykevermin

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:46 AM

There is an 'e' in 'amazeballs.'
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:09 PM

how do you pronounce the title
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#15 shipwreck

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:01 PM

how do you pronounce the title


It's pronounced SOOF-yawn.
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#16 RanchLizard

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:01 PM

Good show! Seemed to be more fun and less serious than normal.

For people that don't know what Wombat is talking about, here is the Clifford kid before the wheelchair:


And after:


I have read the same book to all 4 of my kids and wondered the same thing.

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#17 faceturd

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:31 PM

You guys talk about "raptor" tracking your game times occasionally... what is the link to the website?

#18 Wombat

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:32 PM

www.raptr.com, enjoy!

#19 kvadair

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:11 PM

The problem with the 3DS price point is simple: consumers see 3D as a gimmick and are not ready to pay a $80 premium over the DSi launch price for it. The 3DS may have other new features, but it is 3D that is used as the selling point, and nobody is paying that much just to add 3D.

Edit: Continuing the argument I think it's safe to say that accelerometers and an analog stick add no more than $40 worth of value (the cost of a wiimote), but probably add less since the DS already has the most versatile control options of any handheld ever. This means that customers are being asked to shell out ~$40 (or 20%) more for 3D. If you go by current price rather than launch price this grows to $60 or 30%. Given the fact that 3D technology has come and gone over the years, but never risen above fad status, I think consumers are right to balk at that kind kind of price premium.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:18 PM

"you know me, everytime I get to a frustrating part in a game, I never want to play it again" -cheapyd

You're a pussy. What kind of gamer are you? As soon as you die, or something doesn't go your way you turn it off and move on to the next game. Grow some balls you fat bitch.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:18 PM

Hey, I'd like to win something! Although everytime I think of the Indie Xbox Live, I think of that push-out-the-baby game with avatar support. Gross.

I'd really like to play DCU, but betting against WoW for continued support after initial launch seems like a bad move. Also, I like the Marvel superheros much more - where's the Marvel MMO?

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:35 PM

Wombat put into words what I really couldn't. I've had my same old 20GB Xbox 360 (non-HDMI) since 2006 and I've definitely got my money out of it, and I still use it on a daily basis. However, I'm starting to get that itch to buy a new console. I just got my first high-def TV for X-mas and I am very interested in Blu-Ray. Furthermore, I'd like to play the Uncharted games, and revisit some of my favorite games from the PS2 days (Sly Cooper and Ico hopefully).

The price still isn't where I'd like it to be, I think once it hits $250 I'll jump on it...

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:37 PM

Wombat got his chops in. good job!

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:39 PM

Wombat, congrats on finishing Dragon Age! I played it through once when it first came out and was in a big hurry. I didn't do many of the side quests, I didn't understand how important mages were, and basically, when I got to the end, I got creamed. So a few months later I went back and did it right, played a mage, did every freakin' side quest, and then cruised through the end. Awesome. I haven't picked up any DLC, because I heard one piece of DLC was crappy. What should I download and play before DAII?

#25 shogunieyasu

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:46 PM

Shipwreck, Wombat, Cheapy:

Another thing that PS3 has going for it is the collective power of all these releases. In addition to the multi-platform goodness, we have a BOATLOAD of exclusives. Even if the podcast didn't identify a single system-selling exclusive for PS3 in the controversial show last week, the weight of SO MANY exclusives is in and of itself a great reason to get a PS3, whether it's your first console or something new after half a decade with an xbox.

I got back into gaming in December 2009 after being out of it for many years. I chose to get a PS3 because the games I wanted to play were either multi-platform (Dragon Age, Assassin's Creed II, Batman: Arkham Asylum) or PS3 exclusives (Uncharted I and II, Infamous). The one game that I wanted but couldn't get, Mass Effect II, well, I'm playing it now on PS3.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:53 PM

Wombat, that Clifford book must've been an updated politically-correct revision. I've read my library's old copy of it to my niece and the boy with the St. Bernard was just fine on the last page. Since a lot of classic kids books were from the 50s, it's usually white kid after white kid. I've seen new edtions that re-colored (no pun intended) the kids. Sounds like Sabrina's book had a lazy editor that didn't check to see if the kid was seen elsewhere in the story.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:04 PM

"you know me, everytime I get to a frustrating part in a game, I never want to play it again" -cheapyd

You're a pussy. What kind of gamer are you? As soon as you die, or something doesn't go your way you turn it off and move on to the next game. Grow some balls you fat bitch.


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#28 Ravenhood

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:13 PM

"you know me, everytime I get to a frustrating part in a game, I never want to play it again" -cheapyd

You're a pussy. What kind of gamer are you? As soon as you die, or something doesn't go your way you turn it off and move on to the next game. Grow some balls you fat bitch.


Is there something wrong with wanting to enjoy the game, not being frustrated the entire time? Cheapy's right, Dead Rising 2 is fairly frustrating, especially with the random placement and timing of the psychos.

By the way, Cheapy, the guy you fought was Ted and the tiger Snowflake, in the Yucatan Casino. I've got a tip to hopefully lower your frustration. Take a bunch of steaks into the battle, and whatever powerful weapons you like, preferrably some good guns. Stay on top of the slot machines, and throw one steak on the ground in front of Snowflake (assuming Snowflake is facing you). She'll eventually eat one; if you do this three or four times, you'll tame Snowflake and she won't attack you. Finish off Ted (he's a lightweight so long as you keep your health up), and take Snowflake back to the safe room. She's considered a gift for Katie, so it's good to take advantage of the extra PP. Hope that can help you out a bit.

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#29 David Hibiki

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:38 PM

I'm surprised you guys didn't mention you'll need a DLC token from Dead Space 2 to get "Sir Isaac Clarke" in Dragon Age 2 - or at least that's how I'm understanding it. (I forgot to mention this last CAGCast when Wombat was upset over Dragon Age 2's signature edition).

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#30 usickenme

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:43 PM

Wombat was on his game this show.

Right about buying a PS3- those are the exact reasons I got one
Right about sounding like Kenny Rodgers

although I always assumed the kid in the wheelchair at the end of Clifford was just a different kid (I mean, he would've aged a little)