CAGcast #194: Shipwreck's Burden
Posted 04 April 2010 - 06:01 AM
Otherwise great show- actually I've been pretty impressed with the consistency of the shows now, I remember in the past there would be times where almost every other time the show was cancelled/delayed but now it's a lot more regular and that's great!
Posted 04 April 2010 - 08:09 AM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 08:25 AM
I actually believe that Wombat doing that makes the GoDaddy ad even better. I actually believe he continued doing it this week because people had given it a positive response last week.
I'd like to start a fund to hire a guy to go to Wombat's house and smack him in the back of the head next time he starts making annoying noises over the Godaddy ad.
so I decided to see what I could do with it and I got to the end but there's no way I can finish him off.
Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:15 PM
Great show, little heavy on the wang talk though. Didn't hear if Wombat got sick at PAX, seems to be a common concern at that convention.
Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:05 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:09 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:21 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:42 PM
The old bridge used to be called the new bridge.
Posted 04 April 2010 - 04:21 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 06:01 PM
I had one as well and actually linked it to the Dreamcast once. The only game I can remember using this feature was King of the Fighters R2 on the NGPC and the KoF game on the Dreamcast (can't remember which one it was), but the feature was pretty neat for the time.
The commercial at the end tickled me. I have a Neo Geo Pocket and never knew you could link the dreamcast to it.
Another CAGcast down though and it was of course a great one, I don't think I have ever listened to the show and not enjoyed it, I've been listening for years too! I can't believe there are only a handful of shows left until the big #200!
Posted 04 April 2010 - 07:16 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 07:49 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 08:51 PM
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 09:08 PM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 01:17 AM
Also, it's interesting how Wombat repeats jokes from the Giant Bombcast.
ie. The Big Ass Ramp™ reference
Posted 05 April 2010 - 02:15 AM
Edited by SideburnMan, 05 April 2010 - 02:15 AM.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 02:23 AM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:57 AM
Thanks for the laughs guys.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:44 AM
I love how far Wombat has come, too; it seems like just yesterday he was practically begging for games/ industry attention. Now he's hobknobbing with the gaming press at PAX East(well, when he isn't heading to Canada for demos). You know...I think the whole "Xbox Pure" stunt really helped in an odd way...
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:54 AM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:55 AM
The lawsuit is a mess. It feels like it was written by a lawyer who was having a tough time figuring out how to explain it. It's a class action lawsuit which makes it less heinous and I think they do a reasonable job of making their point, though the "Nature of the Action" is a wreck.
The suit itself really boils down to four things: the box itself, the price and customer trust.
1. The box says something is included, it's not included.
2. The customer trusts GameStop. Trusts that the used game experience is the same as the new, trusts that the clerk would tell them if there was something different.
3. The total price of the game is more than a new game, to get the new game experience.
I'm not sure how on the second point alone they couldn't win, but there's something really powerful in the third point if they realize it. What do GameStop employees say when you bring a new game to the counter? Some variation of "You could get that used for $5 less." You could get THAT [same thing] used for $5 less. That is outright false. I think no matter what GameStop is going to change store policies from here forward, but I think that one sentence would win the class action.
Here's a pdf of the claim from IGN:
I'd read it all, or just skip to the "Factual Background" it spells it out pretty clearly.
I wonder how it went down with this guy, to get so ticked off you're gonna sue.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:14 AM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:37 AM