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CAG Foreplay #63: Over... Shoot Him... Over


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#31 SnotRocket

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:05 PM

I have to totally agree with you Shipwreck, I would rather hear about games that I normally wouldn't hear about. I'd rather hear about a game that not many others are reviewing. PLEASE keep on reviewing the not so popular games, most people are going to buy madden/killzone/gears games anyways, why waste the time reviewing them.

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#32 Curufinwe

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:37 PM

Mrs. Shipwreck has a cute voice.

Just sayin'.

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#33 Decepticreep

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:43 PM

I don't think Shipwreck is an idiot, far from it. But, it was hilarious to hear Mrs. S call him an idiot.

All in all, another great podcast, I just want more.


first, i don't think ship's an idiot either. who's watching over you when you play portable games in public anyways. Second, i don't THINK calling him an idiot is very nice. I do not approve. Thirdly, if you guys are not going to do a podcast with any regularity, don't bother, IMHO.

#34 shipwreck

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:03 PM

I've gotten a few messages asking about the Game Junkie Summer Gamecation event that is going on this weekend, and I realized I was an idiot and didn't post the link with the info.

So, for those interested: www.gamejunkie.com
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#35 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 06:16 AM

I don't remember hearing about a new podcast starting up on CAG, though I'm not sure how this one's at #63 already. :-k

Myst, Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!, and Unbound Saga are $20, $20, and $15 respectively. There's also Namco Museum Essentials for PSN for $10 and then one of the Spec Ops games as the PS1 "Classic" for this week.

I bought Ikaruga after being able to get through the first stage in the demo on Easy, which is all I need to know that I can enjoy a difficult shmup. Most of the achievements are basic things like beating each of the stages and getting an A or A+ score on each of the levels, which can all be done on easy. So as long as you can get good on easy, you should be able to get a few of them. Online/offline co-op should be fun at least if you can get someone that's at least as good as you are to play with you.

I think it's fine simplifying things because I think you guys somehow got into a groove with doing a bit more work than was necessary when you're just talking about the new releases. We don't need a book report on each game, so just say as much as you need to say and move on to the next game.

The wifi discovery thing was in Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops, where you gained a new soldier for your squad when you found new wifi hot spots.

I think you're an evil deity that acts with a scythe as your cursor in Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman, as that's what the overlord calls you at the beginning of the game.

Good show.

#36 tcolberg

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:39 AM

Even though I don't have a DS, if I see someone playing in public, I do usually pay attention to see if I recognize what they're playing. If I did have a DS, then that might just be -- ohmygosh -- free advertising.

Glad to have the Ships back, even if it's intermittent. I like the banter.

Oh Ship, since Ron Workman is so near to your location, maybe you could talk to him about the review system. Cheapy made it sound like Workman was really ... worked up about the scale or something silly.

Mrs. Shipwreck has a cute voice.

Just sayin'.


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#37 thenexus6

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:39 AM

I personally like the mix of the podcast, written and video reviews. Do all three but on Foreplay if you're talking about a game thats just been released and you've reviewed it only lightly talk about it then just direct the listeners to the site.

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#38 tcolberg

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:41 AM

I sincerely hope you guys keep doing the show. I like the writeups, but it's the podcast that I really look forward to. One idea I had to make it easier on you guys AND Cheapy and Wombat is maybe to institute a weekly rotation, so that there'd be a Foreplay one week and CAGcast the next. Just a thought.


Terrible idea. I must have my weekly CAGcast.

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#39 thenexus6

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:55 AM

Terrible idea. I must have my weekly CAGcast.



Congrats on having a superb quote in your sig. All you need is an origami unicorn for your avatar.


Isn't Deckard enough?

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#40 Tybee

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:45 PM

Terrible idea. I must have my weekly CAGcast.


Well, me too. But I was trying to be magnanimous.

#41 tcolberg

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 06:22 PM

Isn't Deckard enough?


Oops, I didn't look close enough. From the lighting of that picture, I thought it was Clive Owen.

#42 tcolberg

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 06:26 PM

Well, me too. But I was trying to be magnanimous.


Don't let magnanimity let you make suggestions that we might all regret! CAGForeplay being bi-weekly might be fine, but CAGcast must be weekly.

#43 deszaras

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 02:18 PM

I like the written and video reviews but it can't substitute your podcast. Part of the enjoyment of podcasts no matter the subject is the people who do them. If I don't like the personalities of the show, then I don't bother. I like the interaction between you two. It's also fun to hear you discuss and joke about games that aren't typically covered by anyone else. I never would have heard about a game like Treasure Island otherwise.
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#44 Tybee

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:29 PM

Don't let magnanimity let you make suggestions that we might all regret! CAGForeplay being bi-weekly might be fine, but CAGcast must be weekly.


I was a fool. Thank you for helping me see the error of my ways! ;)

#45 Gillespee

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:51 PM

Nice to hear you guys again. To me, the essence of the Foreplay is the podcast. I've gotten the feeling from listening to your first shows that before I started frequenting CAG, that someone did the weekly write-ups and that it got passed on to you which then developed into the podcast. Even if that is the origin story of Foreplay, to me, the part that is most interesting is the podcast. I can take it with me anywhere I want to go and listen while doing almost anything, so there's my two cents - podcast is supreme.

About the heated discussion on publicity, wasn't the real problem that you were not talking about Treasure World any more and Mrs. Shipwreck thought you were? I think that's where the whole publicity thing came from.

#46 Chronis

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:27 PM

Wait.... so there's a new Foreplay but no new CAGcast? What the hell is oing on here!? Did CAG just up and move to Bizzaro World.... /Canadia?

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#47 SnotRocket

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:55 PM

I enjoy listening to you guys. I prefer to listen to anything over reading it as I can listen while working and still get work done. Keep em coming, getting reviews on games are always good specially when I can listen to it :D

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#48 terpkristin

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:40 PM

Great having you back, ships!

As for publicity related to portable games vs. console games, I think it depends on where/how you game. I have a 5 minute commute and if I'm actually using public transportation, I almost never bring my DS or PSP. If someone else is playing, I MAY ask them but I try to keep to myself. Just the fact of me playing a game repeatedly doesn't seem to be enough to cause "word of mouth" about a game, especially considering that you can't tell what DS or PSP game someone is playing unless you're looking over their shoulder or you ask. With the old Game Boy, everybody knew what you were playing. And I guess with the GBA slot on the DS Lite you can also tell what they're playing. But by and large, the only place I talk about games is online and for that, it doesn't matter what type of game I'm playing.

As for reviews, I like hearing about the obscure games, and I'd probably prefer videos instead of write-ups, though I know those are more time-consuming and I'll take what I can get. :)

As for show format, I thought you guys decided awhile ago to minimize the verbage on the write-up/show notes and just talk about one or 2 games in detail. I'm OK with having minimal verbage on the show notes as long as the audio comes out. :) And even if the audio doesn't come out, I'd still like to have a LIST of what's coming out, even if it doesn't include prices or commentary. I just never have any clue of what's coming out.

Hoping to hear more shows soon. :)

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#49 jkanownik

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:19 PM

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#50 triplehelix

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:27 AM

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