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CAGcast #224: Favorites of 2010


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#91 Moozh

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:53 PM

Wow, Shipwreck played 130+ games in 2010! How many games were released in 2010? Just curious what your ratio is of played games to released games.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:20 AM

Wow, Shipwreck played 130+ games in 2010! How many games were released in 2010? Just curious what your ratio is of played games to released games.


Those stats were for games released in 2010. I'll have to do the number crunching to see what percentage of total releases that was.
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#93 Davestation

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:26 AM

I was a really big fan of Killzone 2, so I'm definitely going to play Killzone 3. I hated LittleBigPlanet and have zero interest in playing the sequel. And I played all the way through LittleBigPlanet so I have no issues saying I did not like it.


Last CAGcast you "referred" to Resistance as being horrible and even said "Why would you want to play with such old weapons?" but you are a Killzone fan. Just would like your thoughts on the Resistance franchise...
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#94 GOTA

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:23 PM

So when do Iphone/Ipad games get their own favorite games category? Given the enormous amount of people already playing these it probably should have happened already. Angry Birds is one of the few games that actually got it's own article in the Wall Street Journal in 2010.

Apple is estimating they will sell 37 million Ipads in 2011 up from 7.6 million in 2010. The Iphone is also breaking out of it's AT&T prison. When we look back at 2011 many of the games that will talked about are going to be for these platforms. Once publishers see significant revenues from Iphone/Ipad games there will be more resources devoted to those games and less to the consoles.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:00 PM

Last CAGcast you "referred" to Resistance as being horrible and even said "Why would you want to play with such old weapons?" but you are a Killzone fan. Just would like your thoughts on the Resistance franchise...


Hmm... what was my exact wording on calling it horrible? I don't find the art style, weapons, gameplay, or setting appealing in Resistance. I'm surprised if I called it a horrible game though. Maybe I did? That would be a bit extreme. But, I'm fairly certain I don't like the series. Let me check again, yup, I don't like it.
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#96 Davestation

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

Hmm... what was my exact wording on calling it horrible? I don't find the art style, weapons, gameplay, or setting appealing in Resistance. I'm surprised if I called it a horrible game though. Maybe I did? That would be a bit extreme. But, I'm fairly certain I don't like the series. Let me check again, yup, I don't like it.



You did not say it was horrible, only the way you spoke of it thats why referred was in quotation marks in my question. How far did you get in the series? I can understand art style being annoying but the weapons are like any other FPS game, setting is an alternate universe in the World War II era (wich World War II has been done over and over again but this is not the typical kind) and the gameplay is just like any other FPS game except it runs at 60 frames per second. Though if you have played the series enough I would like to know what game has more innovative weapons than the Chimera weapons in a FPS? In my opinion Killzone is all graphics and boring story of shooting Hellghast in the head 18 times before they die. You do have to play into Resistance to get better Chimera weapons to appreciate their value.

But if you do not like it than you do not like it, Insomniac is one of the better western developers in the industry. There has not been any real game innovation in the FPS series in a long time. Hopefully Bulletstorm will live up to expectations?
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:30 PM

Cheapy, How are you using Raptr, if it doesn't support the mac any more?
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#98 shipwreck

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:42 PM

Cheapy, How are you using Raptr, if it doesn't support the mac any more?


Raptr pulls Xbox 360 data without a need for a client application, so Mac users can track 360 stuff. You just can't track PS3 stats on a Mac.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:08 PM

Of all the "End of the Year" shows, the CAGCast is the best. Because you present your favorites and not try to arbitrarily rank games based on random criteria, your show isn't pretentious, and is acually helpful in deciding what to play.

Several games I've played because of your recommendations (that's all three of you, I'm not playing favorites). I sought out Singularity because of Cheapy's earlier discussion. And, I did enjoy it and looked forward to playing it through completion.

Speaking of Singularity, which was your favorite ending? Left, Right or Both? (That's about as non-spoilery as I can get)

Keep up the great work! A week without a CAGCast is like a week without.... well, it's just boring.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:27 PM

I love you guys, but the spreadsheet and strict adherence to the categories took away from the show last week. I felt like it kept the show from flowing properly because you'd spend a minute or 2 talking about the technicalities of whether or not that should be. I'm sure that xls file is impressive, but games are 100x more interesting then the most dynamic xls.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:36 PM

You did not say it was horrible, only the way you spoke of it thats why referred was in quotation marks in my question. How far did you get in the series? I can understand art style being annoying but the weapons are like any other FPS game, setting is an alternate universe in the World War II era (wich World War II has been done over and over again but this is not the typical kind) and the gameplay is just like any other FPS game except it runs at 60 frames per second. Though if you have played the series enough I would like to know what game has more innovative weapons than the Chimera weapons in a FPS? In my opinion Killzone is all graphics and boring story of shooting Hellghast in the head 18 times before they die. You do have to play into Resistance to get better Chimera weapons to appreciate their value.

But if you do not like it than you do not like it, Insomniac is one of the better western developers in the industry. There has not been any real game innovation in the FPS series in a long time. Hopefully Bulletstorm will live up to expectations?



I seem to recall Ship also not liking Red Dead Redemption, one of the biggest games of the year. That's why you can't go by one person's opinion. I loved Resistance, but absolutely hate puzzle games like Limbo and Braid.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:14 PM

I love you guys, but the spreadsheet and strict adherence to the categories took away from the show last week. I felt like it kept the show from flowing properly because you'd spend a minute or 2 talking about the technicalities of whether or not that should be. I'm sure that xls file is impressive, but games are 100x more interesting then the most dynamic xls.


I would like to introduce you to an Excel file I created in which you can play matching memory. I created all of the pictures in mspaint myself.

http://www.2shared.c...IHsy/Match.html

It is 100x more interesting than your post.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:04 PM

Very impressive, I'm sure Ship will like it. I just thought all the spreadsheet talk kept them from talking more about the games.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:16 PM

Very impressive, I'm sure Ship will like it. I just thought all the spreadsheet talk kept them from talking more about the games.


There were definitely issues with the talk, but I like the spreadsheet because it creates a frame of reference for what they played, which is lacking from other goty lists.

There's no avoiding discussing technicalities because of how complex games have become. He just needs to refine the spreadsheet rather than ditch it altogether. It needs to be idiot proof. Add a column for each category and just put a Y/N in there if the game qualifies or not. Then you could quickly filter on each category for games played that qualify.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:55 PM

Then Wombat totally trashes Heavy Rain calling it shit when this game received plenty of high reviews.

2011 predictation - ya'll won't even bother playing Little Big Planet 2 or Killzone 3.


So are you suggesting that Wombat put aside his impressions of a game and instead just say what others are saying? (BTW, I read a few intensely negative reviews of Heavy Rain).

Regarding your 2011 prediction - if you listed to the Cagcast regularly you'd know how wrong you are going to be.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:58 PM

Windows. Even if it weren't, the very fact it's not only been announced, but a Playstation version is about to be released should keep it from that categoryt.


What *console*? Windows is not a console.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:01 PM

Cheapy,

Tron is in Tron Legacy.

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I watched Tron Legacy last night. I don't think CheapyD saw the same movie we did.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:06 PM

I agree with everything you guys say about the PS3. I have one and I want to like it but for some reason I don't. I did love Uncharted, Uncharted 2, God of War 3 and a few others but I use it mostly as my blu-ray player.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:44 PM

Shipwreck mentioned (on twitter) that he was going to post his 2010 spreadsheet. Did I miss that anywhere that anyone else saw? I was interested in the spreadsheet.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:20 PM

Shipwreck mentioned (on twitter) that he was going to post his 2010 spreadsheet. Did I miss that anywhere that anyone else saw? I was interested in the spreadsheet.


I'll try and get to it today.
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:26 PM

I'll try and get to it today.


Thanks!:applause: