CAGcast #190: World of Duty
Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:57 PM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:26 AM
Well, I made the statement based on Cheapy asking why pre-orders were so low. I am aware how popular the previous GOW's are I believe that Sony failed to capitalize on that by waiting so long to release a next generation of game. I don't think I said anything particularly outlandish or controversial. I am not going to talk about DRM again, because no matter what I say people only hear what they want.
P.S. Having Shippy on the show was my idea. I am glad he is there, except for when he drops the ball and doesn’t correct me when I make mistakes about release dates.
I think Wombat is padding his posts to try and win that SC2 key.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:49 AM
Always sweet to find a cagcast waiting in your rss reader in the morning.
Wombat is a loveable dbag!
Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:05 AM
Then again, it goes back to the whole, trophies are just show-things that don't mean much. But its nice that if you achieved something in the game to at least have it, or if your working toward platinum.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:15 AM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:47 AM
Also, when you guys go off an a completely unrelated topic because you don't really know much about the things on your outline (like the part about the baseball games) you bring up some of the best conversational pieces. Keep it up!
As always great show!!
Liberating the world... one Tug at a time.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:01 AM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:03 AM
Certainly agree with Shipwreck about knowing the killer will significantly reduce the experience of Heavy Rain.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:29 AM
I remember someone writing to me the killer the first day the game came out but i thought it was a lie. Then when i actually found out on JTV, it kind of took away all of the surprise.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 04:46 AM
Oh and thank god for banning that guy who tried to spoil Heavy Rain, I'm trying to avoid spoilers for that game as much as possible...
Posted 06 March 2010 - 04:46 AM
THOUGH i do have one more complaint, the story about the PS3 not working and the whole activision thing. I would like you guys to give a brief summary of what happened in a news story. When i was listening i had no idea what the hell was going on only through inferences in your discussion. You have to remember some of us dont get a chance to read the blogs and what not and might not have a clear or even any understanding of the subject. It would be nice to just give a quick brief of the article before discussing it. that's all. thanksies.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:24 AM
Releasing GoW 2 on the PS2 was a smart move as it kept the ps2 moving for quite some time. GoW3 should have been released on the day the ps3 released as it would have improved sales as well as keep the franchise going. As wombat said, waiting this long killed the franchise to a certain degree. Even somone with limited knowledge of sales would know.
As for kings quest... How can you blame Activision for what they did? If you are that upset over it, you might as well quit playing games now. If you owned The ip and someone was making a sequel what would you do? If you would do nothing, then your a moron. You would be out of business in a heartbeat and so would every other publisher out there.
You can bitch if a new game comes out and it sucks, but not when some whiny fans start wetting their diapers because they don't get what they want.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:54 AM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:57 AM
I need a new signature.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:00 AM
Wombat, excellent Black Manta impression! Cheapy does a fine Jerry Seinfeld. ShipWreck MUST be holding out on us... come on ShipWreck, give us some kind of impersonation!!
Posted 06 March 2010 - 08:40 AM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:50 PM
The show works great with the three of you guys together, but Wombat... Do us a favor and calm down on some of the dbagnessnessness. You were a bit annoying at the start of the show. Other than that, great show as usual.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:37 PM
Anyway Cheapy thank you for talking about good places to eat in Tokyo, I was recently in Japan with my fiance who didn't know much about Tokyo, so I checked some old shows and got a few good places.
Wombat about the Batman question from last week I was recently talking with some friends and came to the conclusion that Cataclysm Gotham City would be a good place to set the game in, I was wondering what do you think?
And Ship how much of your transformer collection have you replaced from when they were stolen?
Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:11 PM
Isn't that basically what happened to the Infinity Ward guys once already? They made Medal of Honor, then took off and made Call of Duty. I believe that's what happened to the Dead Space guys too. They left Visceral to create Sledgehammer and now they're working on a Call of Duty game.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:17 PM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:08 PM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:50 PM
It kind of annoys me that so many companies just assume a high-speed connection exists, and my reentry into PC gaming continually gets put on the backburner because of it, but it has led me to explore all the nooks and crannies in the console DRM. BTW, you don't have to be online to load a game with DLC extras from Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age, like I've seen so many people try to say; it works just fine offline, after you've downloaded it.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 09:33 PM
I think PC ports of console games like AC 2 can be worthwhile for companies, even if they sell a lot less than they do on the 360 or PS3. And by worthwhile, I mean cover the cost of development and cover the opportunity cost of the next best alternative.
To pluck figures out of the air, let's assume making a PC version of AC 2 based on the already developed 360 version cost Ubisoft $10 million. To make an 100% return on that investment, they only need to make $20 million in revenue from the PC version.
Ubisoft is charging $60 for AC 2 at launch, but that price will only go down. At an average selling price of $50, the game would only have to sell 400,000 copies to make that $20 million. And Ubisfot will have a very good idea of how many copies AC 2 will sell on the PC because of their sales data for the first Assassin's Creed.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:31 PM
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:32 PM
I mean look at the Halo games, like what MS is doing with Halo Reach now. It seems that every site has it as the hot thing and you hear so much about it everywhere yet GoW3 there doesn't seem to be much hype. Sure you may see it at Gamestop but when a Halo game comes out it is everywhere. There are tie-ins galore but I just don't see that with GoW3. I live in Eastern NC and here I can't think of anywhere I have seen of heard about this game besides online sites.
These Sony shills here can bitch all you want but this fact. It is just not handled as mainstream as it should be. Personally I think the previous GoW games blow any of the Halo games out of the water in terms of fun factor, story, and gameplay so I am amazed at the lack of marketing.
And some guy here posted that all previous GoW games together have sold 8 million copies. For a AAA flagship series like GoW that is nothing. Both Halo 2 and 3 each sold more than the entire GoW series combined according to vgchartz.com. To me that is an absolute travesty and a clear sign that Sony's marketing is faltering at this.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:37 PM