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#1 Wombat

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:56 PM

I have taken it upon myself, with the approval of his Cheapness, to create this thread. What this will be essentially is place for me to ramble between CAGcasts. To get things off my chest before I forget and even flag important things for upcoming shows. If anything it may give some insight to what goes on in the space between shows and that it really isn’t just a one-hour a week hobby.
This is comes as a direct effect of the WLA, despite its detractors, if other people honestly believe that there is some legitimacy to what Cheapy and I are doing, then its about time I started to do something about it. I love the show too much to not a make a credible attempt at making it something I can actually do to earn a living. So I have devised a plan, right now it is more of a mission statement:

To be a professional Videogame journalist before my 30th birthday.

I have decided to let the CAG community join me for the ride of either my success or ultimate and crushing failure.
Either way it should make for some good entertainment value. Of course along the way I will post some videogame reviews and other musings.

Also Cheapy wanted me to mention that if there is enough interest, he will create a dedicated Subforum for the Journal, which would be pretty nifty.

#2 donssword

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:00 PM

Sounds F.A.B.

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#3 shipwreck

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:15 PM

Can't wait to hear about which Oblivion character you created today! :lol:
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#4 youruglyclone

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 03:01 PM

so what defines professional?

print mags?
online?
G4?

but hey as a wiseman in an arcade once told me" Nobody Blink! GO FOR BROKE!"

good luck man, I'll watch this spot, and maybe when you go pro, maybe you'll pass on some of those free games to us little people.

#5 Wombat

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 04:40 PM

so what defines professional?

print mags?
online?
G4?

but hey as a wiseman in an arcade once told me" Nobody Blink! GO FOR BROKE!"

good luck man, I'll watch this spot, and maybe when you go pro, maybe you'll pass on some of those free games to us little people.


ANy of the three would work, basically being able to do CAGcast related things fulltime and not have another job. Sounds crazy but it could happen. Trust me no one would be happier to give away free games than me, I just need to get to that place.

On a side note I just scored the videogame account at my new workplace, maybe all this stored knowledge will pay off here too.

#6 halu102

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 04:42 PM

Journalist sounds awesome. I remember your argument about them a few CAGcasts ago. Hope you make it to the top and revolutionize the professional video game journalism field. And please don't go the path of G4, they all sold their souls to the devil.
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#7 daphatty

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 04:45 PM

Also Cheapy wanted me to mention that if there is enough interest, he will create a dedicated Subforum for the Journal, which would be pretty nifty.


Wasn't this a point in the W.L.A.'s motto/mission statement?

Good luck my man. The Office Linebacker supports you all the way. (Just don't ask me to join the WLA. I am a one man Army, baby! WOOOOOO!!!)



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#8 6669

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 04:51 PM

*Adjusts pink bandana*
Sounds good to me.
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#9 Wombat

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:28 PM

Again its all about how to get someone with no writing background and a new full time job (that I will admit I almost enjoy) that is very difficult, a way to get paid as a real journalist so I can focus my time on the CAGcast and Marketing it. Its very frustrating to have a real goal sometimes, ;)

#10 Professor Oreo

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:42 PM

Did someone say stuffed wombat toy? http://www.thisplace...mbat.html#H2775

#11 Javery

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:42 PM

Good luck!

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#12 Javery

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:48 PM

Did someone say stuffed wombat toy? http://www.thisplace...mbat.html#H2775



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#13 evanft

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:18 PM

Awwwwwww...it's so cute and fuzzy!

#14 ryanbph

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:29 PM

good luck wombat, when can we expect a story/review?

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#15 Wombat

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:50 PM

good luck wombat, when can we expect a story/review?


I hoping tonight, everything I start typing sounds like a second rate Bill Simmons, which is still better than most I guess.

#16 shipwreck

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:52 PM

I hoping tonight, everything I start typing sounds like a second rate Bill Simmons, which is still better than most I guess.


You will not be able to compete with my CAGazine. We will have triple the puns and a built-in search engine so that I can find out who "Bill Simmons" is.
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#17 weevles

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 07:24 PM

So this is an "open" thread where us regular shmucks can flame mock laugh at provide feedback for Wombat's ranting feeble attempts at journalism narcissistic rambling thoughts and musings?

j/k :) Seriously, sounds good to me. Tagged for now--I guess this will be brought up to the main page whenever it's updated by the man/bat itself?

#18 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:12 PM

I'd buy that for a dollar!

Now that, my friend, is a shared moment.

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#19 Snake2715

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:34 PM

Whats the CAGcast?
Ok seriously good luck with that.
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#20 Wombat

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:38 PM

Things for me not to forget for tonights cagcast:
"EA Videos, or Am I the only one who remembers the Nintendo tip line"
Wii graphic debate, not as important as the brain age guy jumping ship?
And the rules for the next contest

#21 shipwreck

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:47 PM

Things for me not to forget for tonights cagcast:
"EA Videos, or Am I the only one who remembers the Nintendo tip line"
Wii graphic debate, not as important as the brain age guy jumping ship?
And the rules for the next contest


Go home and play Totemball before the Cagcast, I'm interested to hear what your impressions will be.
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#22 Wombat

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 11:57 PM

Ever wonder what cheapy and I talk about before a show, here’s an actual AIM transcript:

Wombat: whers my outline?
Cheapy: not ready
Cheapy: man, we have so much CAG business to talk about
Cheapy:: and CAGcast
Cheapy:: it will be ready soon
Cheapy:: 15 minutes
Wombat: ok ok
Wombat: add this name to Wii event section: PAT WELLS
Cheapy:: ok
Wombat: cool thanks, thats part of the contest this week too
Cheapy:: ok
Wombat: i know you are on Pins and needles

see, just like I said an inside look

#23 fullhavok

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 12:04 AM

Wombat, this is so cool, I wish you the best. It’s like living the dream brother.
I’ll be pulling for you man, let me know if you need anything!


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#24 Wombat

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:28 AM

well episode 46 is in the can, it actually still ine process of being transffered to japan from NY, its a long one so enjoy. Im going to play with the dog so she is too worn out to keep me up all night, and not watch baseball. For those not in NY, the rain stopped like an hour ago and its pretty dry, there is no reason not to play tonight. I want my playoffs.

#25 CorporalJackson

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 03:35 AM

A new rant? Wombats Yank playoff rant? :bomb:
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#26 Wombat

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 01:27 PM

A new rant? Wombats Yank playoff rant? :bomb:


I never said I was a Yankee fan just that I was looking forward to watching the playoff game, so pffft. I'm listening to the show now, this being the first episode where we will know our listener numbers I am alittle apprehensive in finding out, the fact that cheapy has been idle for a half hour doesnt help either.

#27 Wombat

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 03:47 PM

http://news.com.com/...22849&subj=news

I just read this article on Cnet and as a podcaster I'm not sure how I feel about it. Not that it wouldn't be great to make some money off of the cagcast, but I wouldn't want to turn off any loyal listeners either, then again I don't know anyone who uses Podzinger. Anyone?

#28 daroga

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:58 PM

http://news.com.com/...22849&subj=news

I just read this article on Cnet and as a podcaster I'm not sure how I feel about it. Not that it wouldn't be great to make some money off of the cagcast, but I wouldn't want to turn off any loyal listeners either, then again I don't know anyone who uses Podzinger. Anyone?

I'd be interested to know how appropriate the ad is to the Cast content. If it's EB plugging a sale (that we knew about 6 months before it hit), then I don't have any trouble sitting through that for 15 seconds if it helps you guys out a bit. But if it's stupid crap like a new flavor of Rice-a-Roni before the CAGcast starts, that would be a bit more obnoxious in my book.

That being said, I'm so desensitized to commercials anymore that the only ones I've paid attention to in about 3 years are ones that are supposedly funny or cool on YouTube. So, whatever. I'll just block it out anyway. ;)

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#29 halu102

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 12:28 AM

Yeah, same here, all those ads I usually see before streaming media go through one ear and out the other. Unless it's CAG related/benefitting, it'd prolly be an annoyance. But then again, I can last 15 seconds of ignoring. So i dunno.
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#30 CheapyD

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 02:06 AM

I think "live" ads (having me and wombat read copy or improvise an ad), ala Howard Stern are the best value for an advertiser.