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CAGcast #183: Our Favorites of 2009; Everything Else Sucks


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#31 megaman1421

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:33 PM

Concerning the CAGcast downloads, you'd be surprised how many people download the old episodes. I first started listening to the CAGcast during the summer(CAGcast 164) and loved it so much that I downloaded and listened to every episode.

Also Wombat, don't give up on your diet. It's going to suck but once you start seeing results it'll motivate you to keep going, just hang in there for a bit. I lost 70 lbs recently by changing my diet and working out every day and it was tough at first but once I had seen that I had already lost 10 lbs it kept me motivated until I had lost 70. I am currently at it again cause I wanna lose another 50 lbs(I was at 330 at my peak, currently at 260)and I've been running 5 miles every day these past three weeks.
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#32 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:55 PM

Shipwreck must have tried hard to ignore the good games on PSP this year. Half-Minute Hero, PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe, Patapon 2, Rock Band Unplugged, and Persona were probably the best games of the year. There was still MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, Gran Turismo, Kenka Bancho, Crimson Gem Saga, Resistance Retribution, and LocoRoco 2 and Midnight Carnival as the other good games I played this year, as well. 2010 will be better though with games like MGS Peace Walker and Valkyria Chronicles 2 as my two most anticipated games of the year.

You should check out Gravity Crash, Wombat and/or Shipwreck. It's kind of similar, but has a different a style of its own. I don't get how it's slow-paced.

Splosion Man was easily the best XBLA game of the year. Shadow Complex got buggier the more I played it and made the trek towards lvl 50 harder to endure.

Burnout Paradise > Forza 3 as the best racing game ever.

Wombat sucks at describing why RCF: A Crack in Time is different from the other games. Space exploration and much better variety/pacing due to the separation of the two main characters made it a much different experience than the others.

Good show.


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#33 sheppyboy2000

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 05:46 AM

Shipwreck must have tried hard to ignore the good games on PSP this year. Half-Minute Hero, PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe, Patapon 2, Rock Band Unplugged, and Persona were probably the best games of the year. There was still MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, Gran Turismo, Kenka Bancho, Crimson Gem Saga, Resistance Retribution, and LocoRoco 2 and Midnight Carnival as the other good games I played this year, as well. 2010 will be better though with games like MGS Peace Walker and Valkyria Chronicles 2 as my two most anticipated games of the year.

You should check out Gravity Crash, Wombat and/or Shipwreck. It's kind of similar, but has a different a style of its own. I don't get how it's slow-paced.

Splosion Man was easily the best XBLA game of the year. Shadow Complex got buggier the more I played it and made the trek towards lvl 50 harder to endure.

Burnout Paradise > Forza 3 as the best racing game ever.

Wombat sucks at describing why RCF: A Crack in Time is different from the other games. Space exploration and much better variety/pacing due to the separation of the two main characters made it a much different experience than the others.

Good show.


How is Crimson Gem? I've been itching for another portable RPG and Star Ocean isn't scratching the itch I thought I had for it.

#34 Gentlegamer

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:13 PM

Cheapy, I wish you had mentioned how much you liked Red Faction: Guerrilla in the thread about the GameFly sale, that would have persuaded me to pick it up. I had totally forgotten you talking about it in past CAGcasts.

You ought to highlight or mention things like that when sales/promotions are featured at CAG.
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#35 DrMunkee

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:37 AM

It's good to see Red Faction getting the respect it deserves. I would agree that it is probably the "funnest"...err...."most fun" game of 2009. If they can implement the GeoMod technology into the Saints Row games, Rockstar would finally have to actually consider making the next GTA game fun.

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#36 Hard Charger

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:03 PM

Great show, keep them coming. As for the live shows, if only the audio was better...

Wombat, stick to your diet. You'll need to give it time to see results but eating better calories and burning more calories will always work.

As for Sacred 2, my wife and I have put in over 150 hours and we're still not at level 200! Burned through Baldur's Gate: DA 1 and 2, both Champions of Norath's in the PS2 days and this is fulfilling that need for loot!

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

I dunno I really enjoy these end of year shows, the wrap up for 2008 is one of my favourite shows ever. Everyone seems to be in a good mood, I love Cheapy laughing his ass off at the amount of games Ship manages to play each year. Shame he didn't read them off one by one though.

Also shame to see Porno or DS game not returning though.

Keep up the good work and heres to 2010.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 03:37 PM

I enjoyed this episode a lot but there is one thing I must criticize. Why wasn't there a PC category? There are lots of great games which are released for the PC!
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#39 shipwreck

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:29 PM

I enjoyed this episode a lot but there is one thing I must criticize. Why wasn't there a PC category? There are lots of great games which are released for the PC!


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#40 sheppyboy2000

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 05:02 PM

None of us play PC games.

That's the problem, not the excuse! Burn them! Burn the heretics!

j/k, after the many hoops of hell I had to jump through to get Batman:AA working
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I don't blame people abandoning the PC wholesale...

#41 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:13 PM

I enjoyed this episode a lot but there is one thing I must criticize. Why wasn't there a PC category? There are lots of great games which are released for the PC!

If you've ever listened to the show, you'd know they've talked about playing PC games maybe two or three times in the entire show's run. You'd just get N/A's from them like the PSP and DS categories.

How is Crimson Gem? I've been itching for another portable RPG and Star Ocean isn't scratching the itch I thought I had for it.

It's a solid, straight forward RPG whose only major negative is that there are no dungeon maps, so it's easy to get lost.


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#42 apathylad

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:00 PM

All the Jeff Gerstmann comments felt a little weird, especially since there was a lot of overlap between the games you all liked (Borderlands, Shadow Complex, etc.). That guys was reviewing games back before you guys were even born...okay, he wasn't, but he's been doing this for a long time.

#43 Blackout

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:08 PM

Good show guys. Shipwreck, where the hell do you find the time to play over a hundred 2009 released games?

Wombat, don't listen to the Cheapy hate. A Crack in Time was a fantastic game. It was probably my favorite in the series.

You guys should have finished Infamous. The ending was good. Shipwreck, the game was too long? How much time did you put into that Oblivion knockoff you were talking about in the beginning of the show? :) You could have beaten Infamous in another few hours.

Assassin's Creed 2 is so much more fun and enjoyable then the first. I wasn't expecting it to be this good considering AC1 was such a huge snooze fest. Plus, the game is pretty long. There's so much stuff to do. I definitely think it's worth a full price purchase.



#44 megaman1421

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:40 AM

Forgot to mention in my earlier post you guys should stop talking about Jeff Gerstmann before he finds you guys and pulls a Gerstmann on you ;D
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#45 Swoxx

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:19 AM

Wombat, dude, that diet sounds untenable. Instead of complicating things to that degree and denying yourself so many foods, why not just go with the math: eat less, exercise more? I promise that works.

I dropped 55 lbs. last year by simply bringing my daily calorie intake down and walking 40 minutes a day. I didn't deny myself any food that I love--I just made the trade-off. Eat a doughnut and you just lost 400 calories that you could have used on your dinner. Simple. No meat? No sugar? No bread? No fucking way.

Still, best of luck and I hope it works for you, mister.


Dude's right. Torturing yourself will only lessen your odds of success. i went from 230lbs to 165lbs in a little over a year just by reducing the size of meals, eating potato instead of pasta and exercising 45-60min 5 days a week either cycling on an exercise bike or jogging.

But everyone has to do it thier own way. which in the end is the best chance you have to make it, just don't make it to hard on yourself or set unreasonable goals!

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:57 AM

G.I. Joe Resolute is awesome. I'd recommend that to anybody who likes badass ninjas, Joe fan or not.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:32 PM

Funny stuff as usual. Surely nobody can question anymore whether Shipwreck is a great addition.

#48 NastyTeddyBear

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:58 PM

Shipwreck, I've played almost if not more games then you this year. I'd list them all, but I'm to lazy. Combined between PS3 and 360 I've played around 150 games. I did just say play, but you know. You may have beaten more than me ;)

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:09 PM

Cheapy, I'm a bit surprised that you couldn't get into Sacred 2. It's every bit as good as Baldur's Gate or Champions of Norrath. Though the online play with another player sucks due to lack of dedicated servers.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:19 AM

Good show I enjoyed it! I love that song that was chosen for the intro, I knew what it was on the first note! I played that song when I was in band (high schoo)... I loved playing it!

I hope you guys will get up to 1 mil listeners; I think you can do it, but I just think that there needs to be consistent CAGCASTs, as there were some weeks (and I mean weeks) where a CAGCAST couldn't be found. Its bad when your listeners have to beg for podcasts via Twitter, Facebook, CAG... probalby I-tunes as well. lol
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#51 basston3s

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:32 PM

Great show. I'm glad you went back to the usual format. I can honestly say that I would probably listen to the show less if you did more live shows.

Personally, I listen to the show to hear you, Wombat and Ship, and not some nervous sounding nerd who feels they should ask you what your thoughts are on whether they should buy game A or game B. Would you listen to Howard Stern if he allowed random unscreened callers to ask mundane questions? I think not.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:27 AM

Great show. I'm glad you went back to the usual format. I can honestly say that I would probably listen to the show less if you did more live shows.

Personally, I listen to the show to hear you, Wombat and Ship, and not some nervous sounding nerd who feels they should ask you what your thoughts are on whether they should buy game A or game B. Would you listen to Howard Stern if he allowed random unscreened callers to ask mundane questions? I think not.


I couldn't agree more. :applause:

I don't know why people call in if they don't have a decent question to ask or are so scared of Cheapy & Wombat that they can barely get the words out.

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