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CAGcast #212: What's a Game Journalist To Do?


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:27 AM

This week's topics include Mass Effect 2 & Mafia 2 DLC, games journalism, the latest game shopping and industry news, your CAGbag and Twitter questions and so much more!


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#2 maxim2boobles

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:02 AM

cagcast should be called old men talking about games

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#3 BuckFush187

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:06 AM

Awesome, thanx!

#4 hectorlaparka

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:19 AM

Best intro ever!!!

#5 chrisswiss83

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:23 AM

In the last podcast, I think there was a question about eliminating back hair. I find the Man Groomer to be pretty decent at this. It definitely helps with the hard-to-reach upper back area.

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#6 Wickedsoul

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:08 AM

Happy B-day CheapyD!

#7 DarkNessBear

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:11 AM

Yay! Finally. I wish I had this for my drive today... and Happy BIRTHDAY CHEAPY!!

#8 Wolfkin

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:16 AM

here we go

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#9 Duck in a Pond

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:04 AM

I'll be listening on the 3 hour drive to college! wooooooo!!

#10 Wolfkin

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:07 AM

i'm far too burned out to finish this show. i'll be back in the after noon. time for sleep

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#11 NegativeZero

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:44 AM

Cheapy its your birthday
And God bless you this day
You gave us the gift of Cheap Ass Gamer
And I'm proud of you today

Cheapy its your birthday
Happy birthday Cheapy
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I wish you love and goodwill
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I wish you better than your heart desires
And your first kiss from a boy

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#12 USB Cable

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:51 AM

Thank you sir
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#13 Velo214

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:35 AM

Happy Birthday and great cagcast as always :)

#14 knoxinabox

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:09 PM

lol Team Fortress 2 has had those bonus hats idea for over a year now

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#15 firehawk12

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:27 PM

Happy 37th!

Anyway, Randy Pitchford has said his wife egged him on to buy DNF after the news hit. Given that DN3D was one of the first games he worked on, I guess there was also a "full circle" moment.

#16 CaptainJoel

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:48 PM

Happy Birthday, Cheapy! Good show! I'm looking forward to hearing about what's going down at TGS and the live Halo Reach broadcast!

#17 AriesDog

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:01 PM

Pachter's request for better games journalism is totally vaild, even if his off the cuff idea wasn't. (Give the guy a break, he had knocked back a few.) Too many game sites lazily copy the Joystiq/Kotaku formula: lots of posts of breaking news with the occassional review. No wonder they fail and all look the same. Just like it would be publishing suicide for a magazine to try weekly mainstream news like Time and Newsweek. You've got to come up with your own voice. Gamasutra looks at gaming from a business point of view. Giant Bomb is focused on creating a video game wiki. Plastic Axe specializes in music games. And, of course, Cheap Ass Gamer spotlighting the best video game deals.

#18 AriesDog

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:11 PM

The great thing about having a three man show is that when one is out the other two can still do a pretty good podcast. While Cheapy is my favorite, if he's out for Tokyo Game Show or vacation I'd still like to hear Ship and Wombat talk about the week's events.

#19 Go Skate

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:11 PM

Nice intro, and happy birthday cheapy.

#20 Wombat

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:20 PM



#21 C.A. Fuzzy Nutz

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:25 PM

Happy Birthday Cheapy :)

#22 skubish

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:35 PM

Loved the A team theme song at the beginning.

#23 RichMeisterMan

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:53 PM

SHIPWRECK!!!

Check out Birth By Sleep. It's really good! It's apparently got the best battle system in the series, looks great, high production values, and the like. I haven't played a KH game since 2 though so I'm not burnt out on the series. You shouldn't just write this one off though.

It's a little annoying to hear that the next game being released in the series, Re:Coded, isn't a story advancing home console release with a "III" latched on to the end of the title. Hopefully at TGS we'll hear something about III.

#24 ZombieJeebus

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:42 PM

Great show so far!

One point of clarification regarding the Gamestop GH: Warriors of Rock though. The Soundgarden cd is not exclusive to Gamestop. The first million purchasers of GH:WoR get the cd, it doesn't matter who they buy it from.

The axe guitar body is exclusive though.

Personally, RB3 looks way more interesting than GH Pig Transformers. GH will probably still outsell it just from the name :(

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#25 token2k6

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:56 PM

Just listened to the part where you guys were talking about Duke Nukem Forever..I'm not sure it's going to be that big of a disaster at all. I couldn't have been happier with the news that it got picked up by Gearbox, which lead all the major blogs to run 3-5 different articles about it. I think it was a smart move on Gearbox b/c the game is probably 75% done. All they have to do is add their flavor of drop-in/drop-out co-op and make it accessible to good DLC episodes, and it may print money. I think anybody in the over 25 crowd definitely has a soft-spot for The Duke and would gladly pick it up at launch. But then again, we felt the same way for Wolfenstein and I think we all know how that went down last year..
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#26 wiiheat

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:19 PM

What type of young boys IS Wombat attracted to?

I take it he likes them "twink" style...

#27 KillerRamen

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:17 PM

I'm a little surprised that Shipwreck is having so much trouble with Valkyria Chronicles II... The first couple of chapters are really easy.

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#28 shipwreck

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:22 PM

I've yet to get stuck (I'm playing on Easy), there's just a lot going on in this game and it's a genre I don't typically play. Thanks for the tips and such though.

I'm a little surprised that Shipwreck is having so much trouble with Valkyria Chronicles II... The first couple of chapters are really easy.

Quick Basic Guide On the Units:

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Changing Class:

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Who to use at the start of the mission:

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How to kill V2s:

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If you get stuck, don't be afraid to come to the PSP board and ask for help.


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#29 ShinAkumA21

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:24 PM

how can you guys not like Dead Raising? the time thingy really never bother me because once my stat level was higher you can kill bosses and save victims way faster. DR2 is going to be Double Awesome with its drop in and out online co-op mode can't wait!

#30 Chrisness

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:49 PM

That's a good idea. I should start a website that posts reviews of pirated games. Halo Reach was leaked weeks ago
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