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#31 BLUEMANRULE

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:15 PM

I do believe that Wombat has just elevated his importance in the Gaming industry. Wombat, I hope you can handle the pressure.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:24 PM

Downloaded, listen to it tomorrow (it's bedtime for me) - and holy crap. I always had the idea of sending in a message of "Hey Cheapy, what the heck did you look like with hair?" after you retold your story a few weeks ago.
And dammit, while downloading I looked at the show photos and saw some pics, I was like "Who's that? Pizza guy proving he's alive with a box of cereal?" - *Next pic* - "What?" - *Goes back to first pic* - "Ummm, no, that can't be Pizza guy..." - *seconds pass* - "Oh... OH! OH man! He looked weird back then, damn!"

Nice pictures there Cheapy.


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:16 PM

I like the Shipwreck inclusion into the Cagcast in recent weeks. He adds an air of respectability and I get the feeling he's like the fact checking robot producer during the entire show.

I'm not a believer in the "Cheapy is a 360 whore" theory, because the 360 is obviously the best choice for the majority of the gaming community right now. It has the biggest and best game library so it only makes sense that the majority of news is skewed toward the 360. Never was this more evident than during the "gamer picks" of the year segment of the show. However, I think that you guys are committing a disservice to Wii owners and perhaps alienating an entire segment of potential listeners by virtually ignoring the Wii on a weekly, and now yearly basis.

You should make more of an effort to play Wii games and become a resource for some of your audience that has gaming aged children. We buy Wi games and might be inclined to buy more were they to have your endorsement and associated linkage. Ignoring games because you don't like them or because of the perceived irrelevance of the Wii may be a good reason for 25 year old joe gamer, but not for someone who makes his living off of the videogame market. Shipwreck doesn't even have kids yet and he's played 10 times the number of Wii games that you and Wombat have combined. Remember that your kids aren't going to be playing Gears of War as soon as they're old enough to hold a controller, and they'll be grown up enough for videogames sooner than you realize.

Kids don't tend to be playing video games till they're like 5 or so. So in Cheapy and Wombat's case, their kids won't be playing the Wii cause it'll be 2012/3 by then.

Also, I'm sorry, but a lot of us have fallen off the Wii train by now. We played the crap out of all the wonderful first-party games... but still have fallen off. Personally, I own all the good games. But I never finished SMGalaxy. I didn't give a care about SSB: Brawl (was never introduced to the series). Except for playing Wii sports at my Aunt's house on Christmas, I haven't played or turned on my Wii in around 4 months.

I'm also amazed and repulsed to how Wii is changing video games. How to the long time gamers (you know, hardcore but not no-scoping headshots in Counter Strike) have all been shocked at how the masses of non-gamers (actual non-gamers, like my Aunt, not you) are so ignorant and uninformed of what games really can be.

Like, for instance, in that time I was at my Aunt's house, my Uncle - being the real life golfer that he was, played some Wii Sports golf with another relative. They're both late 30's, early 40's, and they got to a new course in the golf game. If you've ever played the game for a good time it was the level on the cliff. I could hear them audibly going "wow, that looks great" at the course design. I have to agree that conceptually the cliff was nice, but I've seen more amazing things. Then and there I wanted to show them watch "Amazing" scenerly really was. I wanted to sit them down, the uninformed that they are, and show them Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Assassin's Creed, Dead Rising, Prince of Persia, Flower, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, MGS4, Gears of War 2... they were being impressed by a simple cliff level. They had no idea.

I'm glad what Wii is doing for the world, introducing them to games and all. But I hate it for what it's doing to these people. They just don't get it. So a combination of bitter feelings and the fact that I have nothing to play on my Wii leads to my feelings...

Okay okay, this isn't the place to be talking about this, so I'll just leave it at that. In final, Wombat and Cheapy shouldn't have to make attempts to play the Wii. What would be the point of that? If the Wii was as great as some seem to say it is, then they wouldn't need to be forced to play it.

The first 2 pictures are pictures of wombat.

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Irrelevant! *Jumps out window*

Really? Damn, I must have been tired last night... in my defense they were pretty low res...

#34 TheEyecon

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:12 PM

First CAGcast of '09 baby! 8-)
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:20 PM

Having previously been a member of 1up and leaving due to the horrible assholes that were part of their forum and the idiots that were a part of that site I was not upset that they shut down and fired most of the staff. However if UGO is planning to integrate 1up into UGO it will just ruin UGO too. Guess I am down 1 blog site, because getting rid of Wombat and adding anything from 1up can only result in total failure.

#36 usickenme

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:41 PM

Is Shipwreck going to become a permanent member of the CAGcast?


I hope so, it would be great to have someone with an open mind on the show.


DS or Porn was awesome!

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:57 PM

This is going to make me sound like a Wii fanatic, when in reality I barely used the Wii throughout most of 2008.

However, for Christmas I received "No More Heroes" and was completely blown away by it. It is a "real" video game that uses the Wii functionality to its benefit. I fully believe that this is a game that makes it worth turning on your Wii for.

If Wombat, Shipwreck, or CheapyD want to see that the Wii can provide unique, fun, videogame expiriences, I'm more than willing to ship my copy out to you.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

I think this was the episode where Wombat secretly took the sex tonic.. what an attitude. So quick to hand out douche of the year awards.

Loved the show and shipwreck on it. Hope it becomes a habit. I also loved cheapy cursing wombat out under his breath for dismissing Saints Row 2 so quickly. Wombat, the game is great and it’s your loss for not playing it. Cheapy had a turn around with FarCry 2 after spending more time with it, and I think you’ll mirror that with Saints Row. That being said, I really don't care if you play it or not.

#39 shipwreck

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:30 PM

This is going to make me sound like a Wii fanatic, when in reality I barely used the Wii throughout most of 2008.

However, for Christmas I received "No More Heroes" and was completely blown away by it. It is a "real" video game that uses the Wii functionality to its benefit. I fully believe that this is a game that makes it worth turning on your Wii for.

If Wombat, Shipwreck, or CheapyD want to see that the Wii can provide unique, fun, videogame expiriences, I'm more than willing to ship my copy out to you.


I picked up No More Heroes a couple of weeks ago at the Blockbuster B1G1 sale, but just haven't gotten to it yet.
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#40 weevles

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:58 PM

Hearing all your completed games make me ashamed to call myself a gamer. :(

Just wait til you have kids ship! >:)

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:12 PM

Great show guys! I really enjoyed the "Favorite Games" discussion. I have read and listened to a few GotY posts/shows and I think your discussion is up there as my fav, perhaps tied with what Giant Bomb did.
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#42 Shibooyah!

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:29 PM

lol @ the first picture of wombat

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#43 KingBroly

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:44 PM

My comment was mainly referring to my question about the whole 'what looks like you' thing. I feel that if given the chance to answer said question, Cheapy would've made it a confrontation about how Miis were squandered and how Home is worthless. That's what my comment was based off of, Cheapy.

But in any case, it was a good show despite the depressing news about 1up in the beginning. And Cheapy, you still need to beat Super Mario Galaxy, because it remains awesome. Oh, and so is No More Heroes. It's almost as awesome, but five times as ridiculous.

Also, I don't know how many games Ship beat, but I might have beat him. I might actually have beaten the most on CAG, but that's just a guess.

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#44 LiK

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:49 PM

yea Shippy and Wombat, RS: V2 was great and we had some good times online with some other CAGs. and it was the first time i played online with Cheapy too so that was special. ^_^

o yea Shippy, i beat your finished games list! ;)
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#45 stonefry

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:55 PM

This just in:

Cheapy likes Singstar and Saints Row.

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#46 MPDXrules

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:15 PM

hey Cheapy read my post, I feel special

What do I win ........ A picture of Wombats carrot and peas
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :(

#47 DrKai

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:35 PM

Excellent! I was so glad to hear Shipwreck's mention of Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection for Wii. This wins, hands down, my "Favorite Wii Game of 2008".

It is interesting that this game has had a "long tail" that is expanding into a late hit. According to vgchartz, it appears that sales have steadily been going up each week since release. As we're in the 43rd or so week, it has over 20,000 sales a week and may still be growing. I'm afraid those numbers are going to begin to fade as I can no longer find it in stock anywhere (online or brick & mortar).

Hopefully they do another printing and release a sequel with more tables!

#48 Z_meista

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:48 PM

Great show guys. A great way to start the year. It might be interesting to see a four way Cagcast Foreplay.
Wombat, I enjoyed the "DS game or Porn" segment. You should give Cheapy a trophy for his "douche of the year" award.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:57 PM

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:01 PM

Wombat looks like drummer Tre Cool from Green Day.

#51 Zerostatic

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:14 PM

I like the Shipwreck inclusion into the Cagcast in recent weeks. He adds an air of respectability and I get the feeling he's like the fact checking robot producer during the entire show.

I'm not a believer in the "Cheapy is a 360 whore" theory, because the 360 is obviously the best choice for the majority of the gaming community right now. It has the biggest and best game library so it only makes sense that the majority of news is skewed toward the 360. Never was this more evident than during the "gamer picks" of the year segment of the show. However, I think that you guys are committing a disservice to Wii owners and perhaps alienating an entire segment of potential listeners by virtually ignoring the Wii on a weekly, and now yearly basis.

You should make more of an effort to play Wii games and become a resource for some of your audience that has gaming aged children. We buy Wi games and might be inclined to buy more were they to have your endorsement and associated linkage. Ignoring games because you don't like them or because of the perceived irrelevance of the Wii may be a good reason for 25 year old joe gamer, but not for someone who makes his living off of the videogame market. Shipwreck doesn't even have kids yet and he's played 10 times the number of Wii games that you and Wombat have combined. Remember that your kids aren't going to be playing Gears of War as soon as they're old enough to hold a controller, and they'll be grown up enough for videogames sooner than you realize.

Count me in the alienated crowd. I'm a PS3 and Wii owner. I used to own a 360 but it got the red rings and Microsoft's customer service was horrible so when I eventually got my refurbished 360 I sold it. I'm sorry but I speak with my wallet, if a company mistreats me then I don't buy their products anymore.

Anyways, I know Cheapy doesn't think he is biased but trust me, from someone who listens to like 14 different gaming podcasts on and off, the show is definitely biased towards the 360. 360 demo's and Xbox live arcade games are often-times discussed in detail while similar things on the PS3 and Wii are glossed over as if they didn't exist. Cheapy's criticisms and complaints on the PS3 and Wii are also much more dramatic then when encounters very similar things that are 360-related.

I understand that Cheapy is a 360 fan but if he's going to do a multi-platform gaming podcast he really should broaden his gaming. I mean you heard the podcast, he didn't complete any PS3 or Wii games the entire year! He couldn't even give a Wii game of the year nomination because he only played 2 games the entire year on it and then admits that it hasn't been plugged in for months. That's ok for a regular gamer but not for someone who is trying to be a icon in the world of gaming.

Cheapy, here's something you might want to try. Dedicate an entire month next year to the Wii. In that month, only allow yourself to play Wii and Wii-ware games. Try and find stuff you like, get your wife to play with you. Enjoy your damn Wii! Then do the same thing with the PS3 for one month. Finish Metal Gear Solid 4! Play some of those excellent PSN games.

If you did that, I think you would appreciate your other systems more and would be more open to trying out some of the games for those systems in the coming months.

#52 zerophobia

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:29 PM

What was that intro Music from CAG 145!?

#53 ThisIsDan

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:35 PM

I hope that Ship continues to be a regular guest in the podcast due to his outside opinion, also the wombat pictures are funny as hell.

#54 sickenmcsluggets

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:38 PM

Great show...loved shipwreck in it, such a perfect mix of really different personalities. Porn or DS game was great. Ship really seemed to be getting into it!

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:05 PM

I've gotta say that most of my favorite shows so far are the ones with shipwreck on it, I just enjoy the way the show moves along with a third person, it gives the show a fresh feel and it sounded like Cheapy liked not having to keep the entire show moving along on his own. Also, Wombats the shit.
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:08 PM

Fantastic show guys, I must say this and the last show are my favourites since I first started listening to the show in June. I definitely think Shipwreck should accompany you two more often as it makes for a great show.

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#57 XTommyDonX

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:20 PM

Nice end of 2008 wrap-up. Cool to devote the whole show to the awards.

I'm not going to judge your choices being that they're what you had the most fun with, but I really wish I could have had as much fun with Fable 2 as you guys did. I simply can not get passed the constant bugs, freezings, errors and any other technical difficulties. This is really a shame being that I really was seeming to love the game. It's not my system or my disc as I have tried multiple copies of the game and many other people have the same problems.

In terms of fun, Saint's Row 2 is definitely up there with my most enjoyable games of the year. It's no technical achievement by any standard but the game is just ridiculous fun. I had the same difficulties playing like Wombat did, but the fun of the game really got me to keep playing.

And that was actually a really cool cover/remix of "You Got It" in the show opening. Did you pick up any of the Roy Orbison DLC for Rock Band?
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#58 Artie Lange

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:35 PM

Great show, Cheapy had me laughing multiple times there. Also, I totally agree with him about GTA 4 being disappointing, and Saint's Row 2 being excellent.

#59 Joshe

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:49 PM

so when is Wombat going to spam UGO with cock and balls?

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:22 PM

I have to say that I agree with you Cheapy regarding GTA IV; Its like they turned GTA IV into Shemue, with having to keep in contact with friends and being forced to do things with them. Niko even has Ryu's brown jacket. Saints row seems to be more GTA like than GTA. (I'll be picking up Saints Row after I finish GTA)


Good show guys. I really enjoyed how you guys handled the show, instead of acting like fanboys you simply picked the games that YOU enjoyed. Which is good because now no one can complain about your pics, there's no pressure to pick a certain game to avoid backlash from CAGcast listeners. I enjoyed the new Game of the Year format; I felt like you guys were being Honest about what YOU liked.

The only thing that disappointed me about Cheapy and Ship is that you guys really aren't playing your PS3 enough. You guys missed out on the gems of the console.
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Wombat that was Classic - DS Game, or Porno! I Freakin LOVED IT!!!!!!

I have to admit that this show is a great way to Start of the 2009 Cagcast season! Good Job, Cheapy, Ship and Wombat!


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