CAGcast #111: The Gay Job
Posted 16 March 2008 - 11:26 AM
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:57 AM
You read it. You can't unread it.
PSN/XBL: CrashSpyro | Steam: CrashTanuki | Wii U: FriendlyTanuki
Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:28 AM
Add me on Wii Connect 24 and any of the DS games I have listed! Friend Codes suck, but it looks like we're stuck so might as well bend over for them.
Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:59 AM
Anywho, in regards to the "how long can we keep doing this?" segment towards the end.. I'm just slightly older than Cheapy and I've wondered how long I'll be into gaming. We're in unchartered territory here, we're the first generation that grew up with video games our entire lives (got my first Intellivision when I was 7 or 8). There's no precedent for when one should "outgrow" gaming so who's to say we won't be playing in the nursing home?
Well, I've got a few years on Cheapy and while I grew up on games (arcade first and then the Atari) I kind of dropped out of it as I hit my teenage years. I just thought I grew out of it at that point. I played a few computer games after that (as they had way more substance than the non-saveable games I had played as a kid) but basically I didn't get back into this stuff until I was about Cheapy's age because I got a Gamecube for my kids one Christmas. That led to a GBA, then to a PS2, then to the DS and PSP, and finally the Wii and 360 (with a PS3 to come eventually). Now I play games more than ever - probably even more than when I was a kid, to be honest . I don't see myself stopping any time soon. Like the guy who asked the question and Cheapy himself, I almost find *more* time now that I'm fairly settled with a wife and kids.
Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:09 PM
I think your argument about Super Smash Frank is very weak. There wouldn't be a game here otherwise. And you only seem to use this argument for Nintendo games, and not any other franchise. Why not throw it out there for God of Frank or Franko? Seriously, the argument gets weaker every time you use it and it lowers the standards you have by bringing up again and again.
I completely disagree. The reason this argument works so well with Nintendo games, specifically Mario games, is that very few core gameplay elements are translated from one game to the next. In fact, the only thing linking each game is a loose association of characters, not even a cohesive story. Nothing links "Super Mario Bros" to "Mario and Luigi" to "Mario Sunshine" to "Mario Galaxy" except for the fact that Mario stars in all of them. No one is saying they would be bad games without Mario, but they are saying that because they are Mario games, they are not always looked at with the sort of critical eye that a "frank" game would get.
As for "God of Frank" and "Franko": God of War doesn't have the fanbase that Mario has yet, so it still doesn't get the rose colored glasses. Plus, since each God of War game is inherently similar, changing the main character wouldn't make as huge a difference to the game. The same goes for "Franko," however, you also need to keep in mind that "Frank of Duty 4" is doing a much better job of keeping 360 FPS fans happy than Halo 3, so in a sense, the Frank arguement held up nicely there: if you take Master Chief out, people will still play an FPS. The Frank arguement would be better suited for when Halo Wars comes out. Then the question is "without Master Chief, is it still a good RTS?"
Likewise, ask yourself, "without Mario, would I like Smash?" There is a similar game called "Dream Mix TV:World Fighters" in which you can play as Optimus Prime, Simon Belmont and Snake (again) but no nintendo licenses. it didn't sell as well. So what does that say? You decide.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:29 AM
"Alita! Oh, snapplecakes! She soooo foine!"
Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:34 AM
Why didn't somebody tell me I wanted to download this!
Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:42 AM
The first time (not RRoD) before the 3 year warranty extension, got the same unit back with the same serial number, but no sheet listing what was done to it.
Second time, RRoD, didn't even get the same unit back, and no sheet telling what was done, either.
CheapyD, I agree with with the others that you should take it easy on the "Gay" jokes since it may get Wombat "un-hired" from his new job. Other than that, keep up the entertaining blog-casting.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:44 PM
Dude, you're not funny.
Cheapy: And the week after that you'll say...
Wombat: Man my asshole hurts...
Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:48 PM
Remember when gay use to mean happy. Then somehow it started to mean male homosexual, but for some reason the word isn't allowed to transform its meaning into lame or bad.
gee, wonder why...?
could it be that a transition from Happy to male Homosexual is seen as a positive association while a transition from male Homosexual to Lame or Bad is a degrading one?
Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:50 PM
CheapyD, don't eat sentient animals that are of comparable intelligence to humans. :(
I KEED! I KEEEEED!
Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:16 PM
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:36 AM
You and your bathroom gaming habits were metioned in Joystiq podcast #41-Army of Three. Chris Grant said he started bringing his psp into the bathroom with him.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:51 AM
Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:16 AM
Awesome podcast guys you have a new longterm fan!
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