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CAGcast #167: No Receipt, No Returns, No Brains


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#31 x2k-one

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:14 PM

Funny show!! you should try using the dashboard offline i think its a network problem.

once i used it offline and it goes super fast and when im online its slow as a mofo.

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#32 Lavron415

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:26 PM

Feature me into the podcast.

#33 Treythalomew

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 08:22 PM

I propose that "The Big CAG Fuck You" be distributed on a regular basis in a reoccuring segment of the show.


My thoughts exactly. Just hearing CheapyD say that would replace my need for hearing "Big Ass Chains".
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#34 drktrpr1

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 08:34 PM

The Big CAG Fuck You needs to be an official proclamation.

In other news, I liked Harry Potter, and didn't like Watchmen. Figures.

Can't wait for the retailer CAG-pages, though. Good podcast!
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#35 Kerig

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 08:35 PM

My thoughts exactly. Just hearing CheapyD say that would replace my need for hearing "Big Ass Chains".


Never.

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#36 Dr Mario Kart

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:20 PM

This just hit, Microsoft Entertainment & Devices Division just posted a $130 million loss for the 3 months ending June 30, 2009, though most of it appears to be Zune related.

EDD revenue decreased across most lines of our business. Revenue from non-gaming business decreased $291 million or 42%, primarily reflecting decreased Mediaroom and Zune revenue. Xbox 360 platform and PC game revenue decreased $110 million or 12%, primarily as a result of decreased Xbox 360 console sales and decreased revenue per Xbox 360 console due to price reductions during the past 12 months, partially offset by increased Xbox Live revenue. We shipped 1.2 million Xbox 360 consoles during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009, compared with 1.3 million Xbox 360 consoles during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008. Foreign currency exchange rates accounted for a $27 million or two percentage point decrease in revenue.

EDD operating loss decreased primarily due to decreased costs of revenue and sales and marketing expenses, mostly offset by decreased revenue. Cost of revenue decreased $266 million or 31%, primarily driven by decreased Xbox 360 platform costs. Sales and marketing expenses decreased $107 million or 30%, reflecting decreased advertising and marketing expenses.



#37 bardockkun

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:38 PM

It's more insulting to say Gwen Stacy is around for 30 years when she clearly didn't live that long. She died in Amazing Spider-man #121 or so? So a comic coming out a month a year means she lived long before Spider-man came out and was fighting Nazi's with Cap according to your timeline.
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#38 RichMeisterMan

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:03 PM

You know, Domino's seems to catch a lot of flack. You should know cheapy that Domino's can really be a hit or miss thing. My local Domino's is great! So much so that I didn't understand why people hated it. However I have had Domino's from other places and it has totally sucked some times.

So I challenge you to give Domino's a try next time you are in the states. The crust is superior to pizza hut's and they don't tend to over sauce the pizza.

#39 volt1up

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:20 PM

By removing the UMD drive they have already caused a rift in the PSP market, why not actually improve the console in the process.


Removing the UMD dosent stick you with an inferior way to play your games.Besides all PSP owners already own memory sticks if they use their PSPs at all, and by this point memory sticks have become considerably less expensive.

#40 Wombat

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:49 PM

It's more insulting to say Gwen Stacy is around for 30 years when she clearly didn't live that long. She died in Amazing Spider-man #121 or so? So a comic coming out a month a year means she lived long before Spider-man came out and was fighting Nazi's with Cap according to your timeline.


well the character 1st appeared in 1965, 44 years ago, she died about 10 years after her 1st appearance, but the character even after death still appeared in flashback and thought bubbles well into the 80's. So maybe 25 years would have been better.

#41 aknowlesjr

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:02 AM

i want to start an internet petition to demand more CagCast. anyone with me??? (crickets) Damn!
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#42 Blackout

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:23 AM

Cheapy you asked what kind of people would buy those Gears map packs? The same morons who are going to buy the Modern Warfare 2 Prestige edition,who spend hundreds of dollars on Rock Band tracks, and who buy both copies of a multiplatform game at release.

I agree with what you said about buying new games. I'm really tired of gamers championing that we all need to buy each game new and pay the highest price possible to show our support for the game industry. Screw that. I don't care about showing support. All I care about is playing the games and getting them the cheapest I can. If companies are losing money on games that's tough shit. Stop pricing your games at 60 bucks.

Wombat, I wasn't pissed off about Gwen in Spiderman 3. I was super pissed that they botched the Venom/Venom Spidey characters so bad.

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#43 Chrisness

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 02:11 AM

Not to be nitpicky but CheapyD and Wombat should have aimchat or something open so if someone says "ill be back in a second" and "im back" they can just type it to the other one
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#44 hipsterplease

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 02:12 AM

Though I truly don't give two shits about the device, Cheapy, I'm usually fine with you talking the iPhone talk. Still, I thought it was fairly ironic that you spoke of Nintendo's knack for selling us the same gadget over and over again, then in the same breath referenced the iPhone 3G/3GS. The truth is everyone hoses us with new tech boasting only minor upgrades. And we fall for it. Over and over again.

#45 BigBizzee

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:33 AM

By removing the UMD drive they have already caused a rift in the PSP market, why not actually improve the console in the process.


I can see where you are coming from for sure...but...

If they start releasing games that are download only, ALL PSP's can still play them. They haven't alienated anyone.

If they start releasing games that can be played with two analog sticks, NOT all PSP's can play them...and they HAVE alienated a ton of PSP 1000/2000/3000 users.

The only way this could be avoided would be for each game to have the option for single/dual stick play, which is possible...but only if developers take the time to put it in.

Even then, if a game is developed for dual stick play, chances are the single stick play will end up being a much worse and/or half assed attempt.

Personally, I think the PSP Go is a great idea for moving ahead with the PSP, but I'll stick with my old PSP 2000 anyway because I already own UMD games and I don't like the $250 price tag on the PSP Go.

Either way, it has one stick...so I guess it's all a moot point. It just seemed like Cheapy was making a point that Wombat didn't quite get at first during the Podcast.

#46 BigBizzee

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:35 AM

And I also second (third?) the "Big Cagcast Fuck You" award for every show!!!

Great show again guys...

#47 Lobsterjohnson

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 04:36 AM

Thanks for the shout out Wombat! Glad to hear you enjoyed the gift.

Both Metacritic and Gamerankings need to start recognizing podcast reviews as legit reviews. I honestly never read reviews anymore. When I want a review of a game I'll either ask someone who has played it, or I'll listen to podcasts I trust the opinion of, such as the CAGcast, to see if it's worth my time. Your reviews of Red Faction actually led to me buying the game! A written review hasn't had that effect on me in years!

I think Metacritic and Gamerankings' biggest deal with podcast reviews is that no score is given. Perhaps if take your reviews from the CAGcast, post them as additional mini-podcast reviews, assign a score, and provide a transcript you'll be recognized as a review. Of course it may take some time for those sites to recognize your reviews, but they've got to eventually.

Game journalism isn't what it used to be. With print publications dying, game journalism is evolving into a more convenient to-the-point way of reporting. What I'm saying is: Hey Metacritic and Gamerankings, get your shit together.

#48 apathylad

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 04:45 AM

Somewhat off-topic, but overall the Watchmen film received decent scores. I'm glad you liked it Cheapy, but most complaints that are directed on the film are due to the fact it is essentially a quick summary of the acclaimed comic series, with some typical Hollywood embellishments. The director Zack Snyder made the film appear to be an action movie, when the comic was very story driven. Overall I enjoyed the film, but it is important to keep in mind that much criticism sprouts from the series being considered one the best (if not the best) comics of all time.

#49 volt1up

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:26 AM

i want to start an internet petition to demand more CagCast. anyone with me??? (crickets) Damn!


srzly It's the only vg podcast I've found that is even remotely listenable. I find the other ones too crowded and just kinda zero personality.

#50 PrinnyOtaku

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:45 AM

So clearly, when every single fucking game that was on sale during the Summer PSN Sale had a demo, none of them that Strife2004?? was interested in had a demo.

It's fine if you wanna pay 50 bucks for extra features, but at least boast about features that are actually exclusive instead of talking out of your ass. Might as well sell your PS3 back to the store.

That's great, shows that you can really navigate through menus. Beause the NXBE is so much easier to navigate and isn't clustered with crap left and right?

I'm listening to this as I fall asleep, I don't need to be pissed off by MS fanboys spewing out random lies. Cheapy, Wombat, please fact check the topics you're gonna talk about beforehand. The Gears map pack confusion too... at least attempt to be reliable.

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#51 DietCokeJunkey

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 08:51 AM

i want to start an internet petition to demand more CagCast. anyone with me??? (crickets) Damn!

I think the usual once a week CAGcast is fine. If they did a CAGcast every three days, they would end up shorter in length as well as lacking in quality (there's only so much you can talk about every three days opposed to a whole week).


Thought it was a great CAGcast as well, though the coverage of the Gears 2 map pack really irritated me, mainly cause I thought the info was perfectly clear (All Fronts = new pack + old packs for 20 bucks. Dark Corners = new pack only for 15 bucks). The whole thing is pretty much a big Fuck you to anyone who ordered the old map packs, since you can get both of the old ones for 5 bucks if you get the All Fronts pack.

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#52 gonzoglitcho

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:48 AM

Hey guys,

Been listening to the show for awhile now, but I've never responded...so I hope this is the right place. Anyway, Wombat brought up the question of people putting covers up on the Rock Band network...being a music business major, I figure I'd give my two cents:
You actually don't need consent to cover anyone's song. As long as you pay the royalties to the copyright holders and do not change anything in the song to make it have a different message, you are granted a "Compulsory Cover License." This doesn't mean that Harmonix, or Microsoft...whoever's in control has to allow it, but it's not as if covering the song itself illegal.
The difference would be sampling. While you can reproduce the song by your own labor, you cannot take anything from the original sound recording.

The better question is...who's going to be buying these tracks? If you're not already a fan of the band, then why would you buy it? This isn't exactly an easy way to discover new music.

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#53 volt1up

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:57 AM

CAGcast #167 : "Fuck Wil Wheaton"

maybe google will pick it up, what exactly is his appeal?

#54 Wombat

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:02 PM

So clearly, when every single fucking game that was on sale during the Summer PSN Sale had a demo, none of them that Strife2004?? was interested in had a demo.

It's fine if you wanna pay 50 bucks for extra features, but at least boast about features that are actually exclusive instead of talking out of your ass. Might as well sell your PS3 back to the store.

That's great, shows that you can really navigate through menus. Beause the NXBE is so much easier to navigate and isn't clustered with crap left and right?

I'm listening to this as I fall asleep, I don't need to be pissed off by MS fanboys spewing out random lies. Cheapy, Wombat, please fact check the topics you're gonna talk about beforehand. The Gears map pack confusion too... at least attempt to be reliable.


sorry to keep you awake with our obvious and intentional fanboy rants, next time we will open the show with how much the PS3 sucks and its owners are losers, as to get out the way before your bedtime.

Sound good?

#55 Shimrra

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:56 PM

sorry to keep you awake with our obvious and intentional fanboy rants, next time we will open the show with how much the PS3 sucks and its owners are losers, as to get out the way before your bedtime.

Sound good?


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#56 PrinnyOtaku

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:24 PM

sorry to keep you awake with our obvious and intentional fanboy rants, next time we will open the show with how much the PS3 sucks and its owners are losers, as to get out the way before your bedtime.

Sound good?


I wasn't calling you or Cheapy a fanboy (sadly, not everything is about you, good or bad), nor do I care that it's PS3. You're entitled to your system preference; in this case I'm was calling Strife a dumbass, but sure, you can take up his argument for him.

I'm just not a big fan of blatant lies getting on the air, then being passed as fact. Sorry if that makes me a kid. I'll be sure to quit my job and ignore my family obligations so I can listen to the podcast "before my bedtime" in the future.

Thanks Wombat. You're a dad, act more like one. No need for these juvenile insults.

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#57 Wombat

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:38 PM

I wasn't calling you or Cheapy a fanboy (sadly, not everything is about you, good or bad), nor do I care that it's PS3. You're entitled to your system preference; in this case I'm was calling Strife a dumbass, but sure, you can take up his argument for him.

I'm just not a big fan of blatant lies getting on the air, then being passed as fact. Sorry if that makes me a kid. I'll be sure to quit my job and ignore my family obligations so I can listen to the podcast "before my bedtime" in the future.

Thanks Wombat. You're a dad, act more like one. No need for these juvenile insults.


We have never blatently lied on our show, ever. We may get some information wrong, but it is never a lie, just a mistake. If you feel that we intentionally misinform our listeners at any point I would be happier of you stopped listening to my show.

#58 PrinnyOtaku

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 04:12 PM

We have never blatently lied on our show, ever. We may get some information wrong, but it is never a lie, just a mistake. If you feel that we intentionally misinform our listeners at any point I would be happier of you stopped listening to my show.


Again, I never said it was intentional. I suggested that you two fact check before airing; this rant was more targeted toward Strife. Just clarifying the misinformation or something similar on a future podcast would have been enough on your end.

It doesn't take very long to log onto PSN and check to see the demos there. I doubt you're gonna argue there aren't people out there who talk shit out of their asses just because they can. There is no credibility to anything people say on the internet unless it's backed up; just don't believe everything people say as if they were true.

Even if the misinformation wasn't intentional, it doesn't mean these things should slide. I've been listening for 2 years and I don't plan on stopping unless it really goes down the shit hole.

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#59 usickenme

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:11 PM

.....t I would be happier of you stopped listening to my show.



And last time I checked, it was both of your guys' show.


Prinny, I wouldn't bother. Wombat has the thinnest skin around.

#60 theytookourjobz

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:29 PM

Does anyone know what happens when the last person on earth who doesn't have a Wii buys one? Does it fall on 12/21/12?

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