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#61 MiniB0ssBattle

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:52 PM

I would really enjoy a CAG videocast telling us about the best deals of the week. Plus you can show us what kind of Japanese lunch/snack you are eating that week.

#62 aknowlesjr

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:00 AM

i hope the slamming of Xbox will appease the Sony guys. I myself haven't noticed a problem. This is probably b/c i have no friends :-(

Really though, great show. This makes hump days tolerable.
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#63 DreadMech

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:22 AM

The NXE isn't slow for me. My console is from mid 2008 and its not one of the newest ones. Cheapy/Wombat whats the manufacture date for your console?

Great show otherwise, and please Cheapy have game themes for podcasts. Please. These song remixes are odd.
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#64 shafnitz

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:37 AM

I thought it was funny when Wombat said, "It comes with Resident Evil 5, duh!" I direct your attention to the special Halo 360...

Also, regarding the NXE, I don't think it's an issue with the new dash. I think it's problems on the back end. The only time things lag for me are when I'm interacting with LIVE some how. Browsing marketplace content is especially slow for me. I think they need to get the service under control, not make any changes to the interface itself.

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#65 ShinAkumA21

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:41 AM

Wombat you need to see Slumdog Millionaire its such a good movie

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:56 AM

Great show as usual. I'll tell you one thing, I was really surprised how those nearly 2 hours passed so quickly while I was listening to this new episode.

Oh, and Wombat is right, Cheapy, go see Wall-E, it's an awesome movie!
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#67 cr_blah_blah

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:15 AM

I'm halfway through the cast and either Wombat is the most miserable person ever or his self-esteem is so low he's going to continue this schtick of "OH I SAID IT. LOOK AT ME!" attitude just for the attention every week. Opinions are fine and not everyone needs to think the same but being so obnoxious about it is just annoying. I can't believe anyone would record nearly 2 hours of podcast each week and at the end of it be proud that they were just a douchebag for everyone to hear. Whether it is for the attention or he really is that bitter, it's just pathetic. Each week the show seems to steer this way more and more, and I don't think you need to transparently create controversy to be interesting. Seemingly baiting people is off-putting. I'll continue to listen but it'd be nice if not everything was such a killjoy. Even if things don't change at least this post will make Wombat all giddy seeing his name.

#68 weevles

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:21 AM

wombat, your mic sounds good.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:42 AM

Hey Wombat, you idiot! You missed the whole point of Flower, which isn't surprising from someone dumb enough to like the narratively terrible Wall-E.

The message to Flower has nothing to do with not wasting energy. It has to do with switching to renewable energy so that our energy-hungry lifestyles can co-exist with nature. If you stop powering your PS3 with coal and start powering it with the wind and the sun there's much less of a problem using so much energy to play videogames.

Are you that stupid or did you just never think about any of this for a second in your life? It's really embarrassing that you would gush about the empty, thoughtless environmental pandering in a trash movie like Wall-E on the same episode as you lay into Flower, which actually has a thoughtful, nuanced message.

Unless you're willing to admit that you didn't really play the game or didn't pay any attention while you did, because your view is completely understandable from someone who has heard about the game and maybe seen some videos (particularly the interviews with the creators who come off a bit like dirty hippies) but hasn't actually played it.

#70 Regian

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:58 AM

Good show as always, guys. As someone with the old-school fat DS, I'm half tempted to upgrade to the DSi. It's either that or getting a Lite when there is a price slash. I can understand the Lite to DSi debate, though.

The 50 Cent game looks like a rental. I've heard it's kind of like an arcade high-score dealie. I can get into that for short bursts at a time, nothing more.

And good old Wombat with the ShamWow and Mighty Putty drops. His fandom for the infomercial genre always makes me chuckle. Especially when you work in a store full of the damn things. (PS Wombat, be glad I didn't send you those Kinokis. What a rip that was.)

Anyways, keep up the good work. You guys help the drive to work and the one from work to school on Wednesday that much more entertaining.
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#71 cr_blah_blah

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:07 AM

Wombat is much better than the first half. Maybe it's just the feedback section that makes him come off as more bitter than usual. When he's not trying to be an ass I like hearing from him.

#72 Thomas96

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:09 AM

Good show, you know we need to hear more from the Internet Space Pimp (or the ISP) and Wombat you need a alter ego name as well.
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#73 CheapyD

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:17 AM

The message to Flower has nothing to do with not wasting energy. It has to do with switching to renewable energy so that our energy-hungry lifestyles can co-exist with nature. If you stop powering your PS3 with coal and start powering it with the wind and the sun there's much less of a problem using so much energy to play videogames.


I hate to stick up for Wombat, but I think he pretty much said that.

The game is trying to get across a message on renewable resources and saving the environment....and the cusp of it is just that to use renewable resources and not waste electricity


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I'm playing this game that is essentially about using renewable resources on one of the three largest energy suckers in my entire house



#74 oscart3

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:37 AM

Nice shamwow and mighty putty reference wombat!!

#75 Xavin

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:43 AM

I hate to stick up for Wombat, but I think he pretty much said that.



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#76 banodyne

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:47 AM

And I don't understand all the hate towards Vista. I have it and love it.

Agreed. Maybe it had problems when it launched but evidently it's been updated since then. I got my new laptop this summer and it's been excellent.

#77 SeanAmI

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:12 AM

Wombat trying to stir up controversy isn't funny itself, its all the assholes who get upset on the boards about it.
I find it hilarious.

#78 LtKetch

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:18 AM

I don't doubt that you are having problems with the New Guide, but mine works smooth like butter. The "Vista" monicker is overstatment, but really this is why I listen, poop stories and exaggerated opinions.

Love ya Cheapy and Wombat, don't change.

#79 ares04

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:39 AM

I appreciate CheapyD and Wombat for giving a warning before giving a spoiler in Flower.

I regularly listen to other game podcasts and the ListenUp (or 1UP yours) podcast ruined to big games for me: Killzone 2 and Flower.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:39 AM

Wombat hits the nail on the head! I was wondering when the CAGCast was going to blow the whistle on this garbage and finally the truth has been spoken:

The NXE Dashboard is SLOW AS HELL. It's like Microsoft took every single lag issue with the original dashboard and pinpointed all of them into the most used functions of XBL: The Friends List and Messaging!

I for one absolutely hate waiting 30-45 seconds each time I want to send a message or start a party. It's been months since NXE came out with no fix so apparently Microsoft considers this to be acceptable.

I second the motion of getting our voices heard through CAG. Cheapy, Wombat, please lead the way, and get Nelson on the CAGCast to deliver an explanation. :)

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:01 AM

I'm still trying to figure out if Cheapy likes the music he puts in the intro. Usually I only like one of the songs there. And regarding xbox vista, you guys are absolutely right, the 'hanging' that happens for about a minute when you do ANYTHING is so annoying. Hopefully they have people trying to smooth out the process but I imagine it could be months before we see the results of it.

#82 H.Cornerstone

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:22 AM

Agreed. Maybe it had problems when it launched but evidently it's been updated since then. I got my new laptop this summer and it's been excellent.


Yeah, it did, but quite frankly, XP sucked until SP 1 as well and turned out to be one of the best OS ever. All Windows OS suck at the beginning and then get better.

It's awesome now and I am glad I'm upgraded.

And Wombat and Cheapy, just to correct you, H.A.W.X. demo comes out this week on PS3.

#83 Dr Mario Kart

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:33 AM

If you're having trouble with the controls in The Conduit, then you're doing it wrong. I controlled it fine when I played it at PAX.

If you want to complain about controls, you should direct your complaint towards to illegitimacy of the dual stick scheme for shooters. Controls are very, very important. Red Steel and Far Cry: Vengeance, as bad as they were, control better than the best that dual stick has ever produced.

As far as graphics, they dont matter once you get to a mid-cycle PS2 level for 3D, and the SNES for 2D.

#84 DQT

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:52 AM

Love the title. I often joked to my friends about how the PS2 (and PS3?) could run Linux and that Microsoft should counter by giving the XBOX 360 the ability to run Windows ME. It'd be the most reliable product on the planet.

#85 ShottyOwnage

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:05 AM

Horay! that was quick since the last one.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:11 AM

Metroid Prime was aces as far as fps control on the Wii and also represents how to do graphics on the Wii. Plus the game ran at 60fps. Other Wii developers take note.

YOu guys are scaring me with the Xbox Vista thing. I finally thinking about getting a 360 now that Jasper is out, but now....

YouTube took down the video because they thought Cheapie was just another whitie in Tai-land posing with young boys.

#87 rogueweapon

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:43 AM

Xbox Vista, good one. Just give me 2 blades, one for my games and the other for Netflix and I'm good. I have a instant q recommendation, American Pimp, its a great documentary. A square can't understand the love of a pimp. Its a fav from my dvd collection, if you don't like this movie there is something wrong with you. Btw charging for a videogame podcast while the world is falling into a depression is just crazy. Nick and the rest of the former 1up guys might have to get real jobs. Watch my youtube channel, its free! Good show cheap asses.

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#88 aihuman

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:04 AM

Charging for a podcast could work.Maybe if you offer a 1 year subscription of podcasting for $1.
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#89 tieegg

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:33 AM

I wanted to make a comment and reply to Wombats comment about Braid.

I've heard a million times that Braid is pretentious and I'm sure it is, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game. I beat the game before it came out and when I finally bought it, I found out about the stars. As far as platform-puzzles go, this one is far over par.

Don't let the ego of the developer get in the way of a genuinely good game.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:11 AM

I'm going to have to agree with you on the Xbox Vista deal. At first, I was someone who didn't want to switch from the blades, but I eventually got used to the NXE. In the past month or so though, I've been wanting to headback to the blades again. The hang from the menu is rather jarring in terms of experience, especially for multiplayer. While the avatar loading isn't terrible (not perfect though), the fact that it forces me to sit there looking at other people in my friend's party before I can see their name is frustrating, especially considering that some of my friends frequently change their avatar's look.