CAGcast #209: Calling All Farts!
Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:53 PM
Now I maybe wrong, but this is how I've understood the Crackdown 2 timeline with Realtime/Ruffian:
Feb. 07- Crackdown comes out
Summer/Fall 07- Crackdown is a huge hit, not just for the Halo 3 beta. Major Nelson and other media talk about the game constantly, sold millions of copies, and Realtime asks Microsoft about making a sequel. MS execs above Major Nelson level think it's just because of the Halo 3 beta and pass.
Fall 07/Summer 08- Realtime needs to make something to keep the doors open so APB is announced are development started.
Fall 08/Spring 09- Microsoft finally decides to have a Crackdown 2 to strenghen their weaking lineup of exclusives. The brass at Realtime, deep in production with APB, say it's too late. A few lower level execs and a group of workers from Realtime, perhaps seeing the writing on the wall, decide to splinter off and form a new company, Ruffian Games, with its first project being Crackdown 2.
Oct. 09 ish- Crackdown 2 development begins.
June/July 2010- APB releases and the game is not super polished at launch and fails for all the reasons already stated, and Crackdown 2 comes out and sells nearly a million units worldwide in less than a month even though most reviews state it's not a very revolutionary sequel.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:56 PM
Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:28 PM
Of course I wouldn't mind the Ys code ...
Edited by MSUHitman, 19 August 2010 - 08:43 PM.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:52 PM
And they've just been silent about it. If you're going to say you're the No. 1 video game blog, how can you ignore the most important game story each and every month? I didn't even know the numbers had come out on Thursday until I saw them on CAG.
Oh and here's some rough site stats for their last NPD number articles-
April hardware- 13k views, 98 comments
April games- 14,700 views, 257 comments
March games- 19,500 views, 444 comments
March systems- 9,570 views, 187 comments
Feb. games- 8,472 views, 168 comments
Feb. systems- 19k views, 578 comments
Jan. systems- 9,650 views, 142 comments
Jan. games- 10,400 views, 197 comments
Edited by MSUHitman, 19 August 2010 - 08:45 PM.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:01 PM
Anyway, good show guys. It seems that Mass Effect 2 is being brought over to PS3 to encourage interest to the eventual Mass Effect 3 multiplatform launch. Still, it seems a little strange to not bring the first game over. While you don't need prior knowledge to play most game sequels, Mass Effect is a very story driven game. I know that when I was playing through Mass Effect 2 with my imported character, I was looking forward to speaking to my old crew. These appearances probably won't be as meaningful to newcomers.
By the way, I never read the Boat Crash Chronicles, but now I'm glad they were mentioned.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:18 PM
Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:20 PM
I quite liked the second Matrix movie, too.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:24 PM
Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:34 PM
Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:39 PM
Edited by Curufinwe, 19 August 2010 - 08:15 PM.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:21 PM
Sorry to nitpick Shipwreck, but there's no "u" in Lara Croft.
That's just my Ohio accent. I swear I'm saying Lara.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:24 PM
Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:54 PM
I agree with Wombat about what Kotaku does or doesn't do isn't worthy of discussion on CAG.
Any possibility of an Andriod CAG app?
I agree with Cheapy. The song list for Guitar Hero is awful compared to Rock Band. Adding the keytar really opened up their song list to stuff that wouldn't otherwise work without it (like Werewolves of London!)
Oh... I'd like to be entered into the draw for the code.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:48 PM
Also putting name in hat for the Y's code. Thx.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:50 PM
MNC having split screen online just convinced me to buy it, thanks for mentioning it.
Edited by volt1up, 19 August 2010 - 09:10 PM.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:54 PM
i gotta get rid of them x's on my nickname.
hahahaha xlax !!
Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:39 PM
Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:41 PM
I also never played Mass Effect 1 and only played Mass Effect 2. I did feel a little foggy at first but after the first couple hours I was hooked in enough to call in sick to work to play it. Easily one of the best games I have ever played in my life. I only wish we got a game every year of that quality and I am happy for PS3 owners to play it.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:42 PM
Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:51 PM
And to touch on Scott Pilgrim. Fucking Awesome movie. The visuals, transitions, and sounds were all incredibly entertaining. This coming from someone that hates Michael Cera; so if your hatred for him is why you aren't seeing it; go ahead and put that behind you temporarily and see this movie.
And Shipwreck! Dude...Hot Fuzz is the shit! You need to make it a priority to see that.
I agree with Cheapy about Hitman! Where the is it?! I played the dog shit out of Blood Money!
During the discussion about changing the main character in a game, you mentioned Dead Space, Wombat, but you didn't mean to. However, After playing it on the PC and catching a glimpse of what Isaac looked like in the very beginning of the game (apparently you aren't supposed to be able to, but it's broke) I hope they do change his appearance. He looked like a total goob.
Edited by RichMeisterMan, 19 August 2010 - 11:59 PM.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:30 PM
That's just my Ohio accent. I swear I'm saying Lara.
It's not pronounced Laura?! Well, I'm from Ohio too so I guess that explains it? So it's pronounced Lah-Rah instead of Lor-Rah? I always have had unique pronunciations...
I'm 34 years old, and damned it, I want my freaking half-undressed anime chick.
In for 12 to afford a dozen roses for my body pillow Kimiko.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 11:23 PM
On the topic of Scott Pilgrim, I've read the books (loved them!!) and I'm eagerly awaiting the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game. I'm only a bit hesitant to see the movie because of Michael Cera... The thing is, I like him and I've liked the movies he's been in before, but the Scott Pilgrim character is more or less spastic, self-confident, energetic and just generally outgoing which is pretty much the exact opposite of the characters Michael Cera usually plays. I'm still gonna see it regardless, and I personally think anybody who hates Michael Cera should give the movie a chance... If any movie were to change your opinion of him even temporarily, this should be the one.
Also, I do wish they'd get on with the PSP2 or whatever successor may be in the works. The mediocre "improvements" they've been adding to each new variant have yet to justify upgrading from my old PSP-1000 to a 2000, 3000, or God-forbid a PSP-Go (never!). Personally, with the 3DS on the horizon and the console cycle starting to stretch, I think a well planned PSP2 launch -- with some sort of actual analog/slider and storage/media improvements -- could be closer than we think.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 11:31 PM
Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:02 AM
That slogan was awesome.
Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:10 AM