CAGcast #172: A Diabolical Unboxing
Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:16 PM
Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:29 PM
is it justin mcelroy? it sure does sound like him to me!
Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:59 AM
Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:03 AM
a cag shirt?! hahah juust kidding
Posted 21 September 2009 - 04:14 AM
Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:17 PM
Anyhoo, I just wanted to make this comment regarding this show: The Zune? On a mac? Really? Have someone been smoking crack? Do you really think that ANY mac user would chose a Zune over an IPhone? So why should Microsoft spend even a single dollar on developing software for the mac? And, I wanna point out, although I prefer using the mac, I actually use both Mac and PC.
And again, great show, keep up the good work.
Posted 22 September 2009 - 03:16 PM
Posted 22 September 2009 - 05:20 PM
And by the way, to everyone who complains week after week about the show going downhill, what is your deal? If you don't like the show, just stop listening. Personally, I have been listening to the show since near the beginning and haven't noticed a decline in quality, and I'm getting a little tired of hearing Cheapy read disparaging comments at the beginning of each episode. Constructive criticism is one thing, but many of the comments don't seem to fall into that category and come off as merely a bunch of hot air.
don't worry, Cheapy is bulletproof. it's defintiely amusing that some people will keep listening even tho they "hate" it. i think Cheapy finds that amusing as well.
Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:40 AM
I'm glad CheapyD won that Howard Stern visit for 10,000 bucks. Cause if it was $10,000.99 CheapyD would have not touched that shit!
LMFAO, favorite quote of the thread, hahahahha
Xbox Live --> Imallvol
Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:41 AM
Xbox Live --> Imallvol
Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:20 AM
Its a simple system. If you buy an item that rings up for more money than the price tag says, you get the item for free, or $10 off the TAG price, if it costs more than $10.
Also, if you have MORE than 1 of the same item, then you get every item after the first one for the price that the price tag is.
Basically, if you buy a PS3 somewhere that's advertising for $299 and it scans at $299.99, you get $10 off the ad price, so you'd get the PS3 for $289.
Now it doesn't seem like a big deal for a PS3, but the cheaper the item, the better the deal. If you buy a game at Best Buy that's supposed to be $19.99 and it rings up higher than that, (usually this happends if the game just went off sale and they forgot to remove the tag) you'll get the game for $9.99
Most places in Canada KNOW to enforce this, but bigger places like Wal-mart won't mention it, and would rather pay the fine for not doing it cause half their prices are wrong anyway. You just have to mention the system to them and they'll do it.
Just wanted to let you know, you are not alone in the whole $299 Vs. $299.99 bullshit.
Gameplays, reviews, and just havin' fun...
Posted 24 September 2009 - 07:09 PM
Posted 24 September 2009 - 11:12 PM
I have been visiting CAG for several years now and just started getting into the podcast. I was suprised at how loose you are with your money Cheapy. $3,000 for business class tickets? I understand that you are a big guy, but with that and the 10 grand for the Howard Stern thing, I mean that is more than my entertainment budget for the next 5 years. Anyway, I am glad you are doing well and enjoy the website.
The thing I can't fathom is Cheapy's support of DLC and digital distribution. It seems that you will buy anything that makes you not have to get up and change a disc. Here is how I see it. First, you make your money on CAG with mostly store promotion stuff of actual (physical) items - PSN store, XBL marketplace, and Steam are the exceptions. This is because these physical stores are where the majority of people get their content. Without these physical stores, I think that the site would not be doing nearly as well as it is, so I have trouble fathoming why you embrace digital distribution so readily.
I am against digital distribution because it will keep the prices inflated for way longer as there is not shelf space to clear - like XBL - stuff almost never gets cheaper and when it does it is years later. I like blu-ray and don't want the digital distribution to succeed since I can rent a physical DVD at redbox for $1 and not pay $5 for a downloadable movie (HD or not). I also like being able to revisit content at my leisure. I have a large game collection and will admit that I almost never go back to it, but I own the physical product. People I talk to say that you will always be able to download it if you already did. I ask - what if they stop making the product available for download? What if the company goes belly-up (recent events in the US economy should show us that nobody is "too big to fail") I want to OWN something, not just the receipt.
Other than that rant, I was wondering what you guys think about the rumor of PSN starting to carry downloadable PS2 games, but Sony not making the PS3 Slim have backward compatability - do you think this was a deliberate move to make more money via digital distribution off of the PS2 titles? I think this bites hard even though I have a BC PS3 and won't be buying any PS2 games via download any time soon.
Thanks for the site and the podcast.
Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:08 PM
Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:25 AM