CAGcast #210: The Perfect Length
Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:20 PM
One small change that would be awesome is for Bioware to steal how a ship moves to different solar systems in EVE online. In eve, when you go from place to place it animates it amazingly well instead of having a corny little star map with a toy ship
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:19 PM
Cheapy, I have an iPhone game recommendation. It's called Godville - a massively-multiplayer zero-player game. You don't have to do much and it's very amusing to see what your hero gets up to. You can play it in your browser or on your phone. I'd like to hear what you think because I'm enjoying it.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:34 PM
1) It's Android not Droid
2) There is a Droid R2D2 model coming out, look it up.
3) Read any preview on Windows Phone 7 and it's glowing, people are excited and it's been said many many times, OF COURSE gamer score will carry over.
C'mon guys, you may not have to know everything but damn know something about the topics you are talking about. Little googling goes a long way.
Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:11 PM
The two reasons are for the XNA integration and the fact that Microsoft is making the phone super easy to create apps for. I've also read that it will be the easier than for Android or iPhone (though I obviously can't confirm that will actually be true).
Microsoft is going to spend their money to try and make this a success. No, it didn't work for Zune, but it did work for Xbox. So, I think they do have a chance.
Also, I have also seen a lot of excited press about WP7. We'll have to wait and see if it lives up to expectations, but I am definitely waiting!
Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:59 PM
Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:28 PM
Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:03 PM
I'll be getting the second game because I enjoyed the game a lot and want more. The second Penny Arcade Adventures episode sold a lot worse than the first, so getting the next game out sooner should help get the attention of the people that are finishing up the first game as the news came out.
I guess I don't care enough about Halo Reach or the other retail games that are coming this fall that I'd ignore downloadable games completely for the rest of the year.
I'd rather have games be as long as they need to be instead of adding on fluff so it's long enough for the number crunchers to find it a financially responsible purchase.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:38 PM
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:23 AM
Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:58 AM
It's been rough cuz we were the only gamers in a family of 6; our ideologies were completely different in every way but we could always talk games.
Thanks guys for answering my question. I appreciate it so much. It definitely helped me feel a little bit more at ease. And also, I agree with the other posters - thank you so much for not going on and on and on about friggin Starcraft 2. I love StarCraft but I'm just so dang sick of hearing podcasts talk about it.
Great show, guys. Love you guys.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:01 AM
btw why is it called the perfect length
Oh boy, CAG'ers trying to do 4chan memes. How GRAND.
Yeah, leave it to the pros.
I thought it was a decent show. Try to get Jeff Green on as a guest!
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:17 AM
On Arcade Room - maybe a buying scheme that works like this. "Mix and match" - you go into Arcade Room (or whatever its called) and you can select say six different games "mixing and matching" then you can checkout with a set charge of say $7. I think that might work because when you mention the phrase "monthly subscription" most people declare themselves out.
Also on the ME3 topic, I agree with Cheapy again minus the whole flying the ship bit. I think the game just needs a more open world with much more depth - not just land on a planet, linear path, leave planet. Kinda more MMOy, without the "MO".
Anyway great show and keep up the good work!
Edited by saunderscowie, 27 August 2010 - 08:23 AM.
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"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die. "
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:46 AM
So I can cruise the galaxy recruiting soldiers from all over. Maybe even take a page out of metal gear peace walker and let you send your army on smaller missions where they can bring back credits, resources, recruit more soldiers, etc. while you're out and about doing missions for the big picture. Maybe even the base can come under attack from time to time so you have to swoop in and take care of some geth or whatever. And how about let us design the base the to our liking. I'm not talking some weak ass shit where in the end everyone's home base looks the same. I'm talking add guns and different facilities on your compound how you want so that you can show your friends your base and it's going to look different than theirs.
I don't want to drive around a vehicle. That shit sucks.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:02 PM
Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:07 PM
I, for one, am disappointed that "This is Vegas" was cancelled (even though I had heard the rumor several months ago and was bracing myself for the confirmation). There was even a CAG user who posted a thread about how Amazon supposedly shipped his copy, and the anticipation by other members was through the roof. Ironic that Wombat mentioned "Saw" during that segment of the CAGcast, because the CAG user actually received that exact game instead of his copy of the much-hyped Vegas game.
Edited by shieryda, 27 August 2010 - 01:37 PM.
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 03:00 PM
I could see ME adding space combat, but I think they either have to do it all out or not at all. If they can't nail on-foot combat (honestly, I thought the original did a better job), I don't think they would nail space combat.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:33 PM
Are the models in the centerfolds really from the 1950's? They look way too good (and modern) to be from that era. Are we sure they're not current models? I mean, even the bush was nicely trimmed, and we know that wasn't the style back then.
I think I read that they were actually from the 1960s mostly.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:35 PM
And by the way...
1) It's Android not Droid
Android is the OS. A Droid is a phone made by Motorola.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 11:47 PM
Good show guys. I don't like Wombat's new hum during the GoDaddy plug. Go back to the original Wombat or go yourself!
Was it the theme from the "Star Trek" tv series?
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 03:13 AM
As far as Mafia 2, I haven't really read a review that mentioned the similarities to the first game, probably because nobody played the game and/or did their homework. I haven't played Mafia 2 myself, but I'd rate the game lower than it is for not making any significant changes in over 7 years. That's just incredibly lame. Good going for pointing that out Ship.
Hey Cheapy, you know what's better than $7 DLC? $5 DLC.
There's no way in hell I'd pay for a subscription service for Game Room, especially since you can probably find most of those games on various collections already. You already pay for Xbox Live. I don't see why someone would want to pay for an additional subscription on top of that every month for games that came out 30 years ago when you can get them way cheaper than a subscription fee other places, or even play some of them for free in your web browser.
Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:53 PM
It feels like a strange comparison, but the Gummi Ship from the original Kingdom Hearts comes to mind as a decent example; obviously you wouldn't be sticking geometric shapes to your ship in Mass Effect but that sort of snap-on customization can be appealing if it's done right
Has anybody put serious time into Infinite Space (a turn-based space strategy/RPG for the DS)? I haven't played it but it seems like it would fill the upgradeable spaceship roleplaying niche nicely. Actually I might go find some reviews now... my interest has been piqued.
By the way, I'm writing an iTunes review right after this post!
Posted 29 August 2010 - 01:27 AM
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 04:50 AM
You read it. You can't unread it.
Posted 29 August 2010 - 05:55 AM
On GS' "store of the future" remodel, I went to one last week and noticed they had dlc cards. Also when I asked to check my credit balance, the guy showed me that interactive screen. Didn't really see what it could do besides a customer swiping their edge card to show balance. The guy thought the whole 'store of the future" gimmick "is kinda gay".
Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:18 AM
Also, I can see why some people aren't totally into the structure ME 2. A lot of is just one big recruitment tour (albeit a great one) but I think part of this is gearing up for ME 3. I don't know who Bioware will have show up in the third game, or whether they'll just go by who you saved at the end of the second game, but I don't think you'll have to worry about more of the same. I imagine it'll be a totally different experience, mostly focusing on finishing the fight against the
Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:22 PM
Great show as usual. Thanks for the entertainment.