CAGcast #265: The $50,000 Poop
Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:19 PM
I really don't understand the reasoning of your criticism of the Playstation Vita. You're comparing a dedicated gaming platform to a cell phone that accidentally found itself in the gaming market and the only dedication to the gaming audience is from the developers and not from Apple. Also, when you criticise something (which you do often) you don't seem to give it a fair chance. Examples;
- Nintendo 3DS You only bought one game (Nintendogs) and didn't even bother trying Super Mario 3D land (which is one of the best games of 2011). You constantly critique the system that you never play. (what in reality isn't Nintendo's fault as of yet, because you haven't given it a chance).
- Kinect Once again, you only bought one game for it (Child of Eden) and refused to play 'Kinect Adventures' out of pure spite for the accessory you haven't really tried.
- Android I am not one of these annoying Android fans, who treats an OS like the second coming of Christ (Note: I'm a Windows Phone 7 user, former iOS user.). You've had one interaction with the OS (Kindle Fire), that is not a reason to dismiss the entire OS.
Your obsession and allegiance to Apple is bizarre. Don't get me wrong, Apple is great but you seem to compare everything to an Apple Product (primarily iPhone). What is both and unfair and idiotic. You're allowed to like something, but to dismiss everything but an Apple product is odd, almost like Steve Jobs' spirit has embedded himself into you. Don't label me as a 'fanboy' to dismiss what I'm saying, but I really do feel like your attitude (on the show) needs to change and you need to be the open-minded CheapyD that you used to be in the earlier CAGcasts. In the 2006-2008 era of the podcast, you would say that you have a dispensable income, plenty of time, so you would try obscure (and interesting) things to talk about on the show. I really miss this, and in general really miss the effort you used to put in the show. The show now seems like a chore to both you and Wombat (not as bad) with Shipwreck being the only one enthused about any topic, discussion or game. You come of as a bitter person so set in his ways that thinks everything else is worthless and any person using them is a lesser being.
Please, I miss the quality the show used to have.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:43 PM
Tai kind of reminded me of the Family Guy bit when Stewie calls Lois - Ma, Mom, Lois, etc...
When it comes to shit stories, you really can't debate the validity. They are like snowflakes every one is unique and remember shit has an amazing way of defying gravity.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:02 PM
Edit: New here but started listening to the podcast in October. Very entertaining.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:59 AM
As far as Cheapy's thoughts on the Vita are concerned, I'm really not surprised. Cheapy doesn't strike me as a portable gamer type. While his desire for the Vita to be like an iPhone isn't a fair comparison to make, I do see where he's coming from. It's hard for a consumer to throw down $250 for a Vita if he/she has a smart phone that can do even more than the Vita can. That's not saying that the iOS and Android games are better than something like Uncharted or LittleBigPlanet but for the average consumer, spending $.99 on a crappy little game seems like a much better option than spending $30-$50 on one. Phones are also incredibly accessible. Most people have their phones on them at nearly all times, so taking it out to play a game is not a hassle. I don't see many people carrying a Vita around with them nearly as much.
You're also already paying for a data package on a phone. Who in their right mind would add a Vita 3G charge onto that just to game online? Especially when the PS3 is free to play. I think the Vita is going to be a tough sell. As it was mentioned on the show, the Vita is going to appeal to the hardcore gamer. Unfortunately, given the Wii/Kinect sales, those gamers do not dominate the market.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:43 PM
Cheapy, I think you broke a new record. That's right, I do believe you said "basically" 47 times in one podcast. Never thought you could do it but you were in rare form. Listen back to the show - you use that word more than Smurfs say Smurf.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:48 PM
You only bought one game (Nintendogs) and didn't even bother trying Super Mario 3D land (which is one of the best games of 2011). You constantly critique the system that you never play. (what in reality isn't Nintendo's fault as of yet, because you haven't given it a chance).
Why would someone play a game that he doesn't want to play? No one will ever say "boy this game I have no interest in playing has really gotten me to love this system." If a system hasn't provided any games worth playing, that is a completely valid criticism.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:02 PM
Also, did I hear that Cheapy only owns two pairs of jeans? You'd think by working at home he'd wear something comfortable all day.. so, if not jeans, then what? Track pants? Pajama bottoms? Nothing?!? I tried getting away with wearing only boxers once and my wife almost killed me. It looked like two un-breaded fishsticks wearing shorts.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:41 PM
Alan Wake no longer being in New England was a shock.
Who the hell said this was fine, btw? This stuff makes me cry myself to sleep at night, man. Hard to get that smell out of the wood floors.
Yes! I am in a signature!
Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:23 AM
hey shipwreck, just got udraw for 30 also, and marvel for 10 extra(at gamestop)
just beat marvel, 5 hour plat. good stuff
also click the orange button in the top left when full and you power up, i didnt know that til last 5 minutes of trying to get trophies, lol.
Edited by Velo214, 08 January 2012 - 01:44 AM.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:30 AM
I'm absolutely on the side of caution with Cheapy as far as Mass Effect 3. I was so underwhelmed by Mass Effect 2 for a variety of reasons. And I managed to read the leak that got out about story and character details and...dear god, I hope they change all of it. Was dumb as . I'm sure I'll rent it in March just because of my investment after finishing the first two games, but I don't have a ton of faith in Bioware these days.
But I couldn't disagree more with Cheapy on Grand Theft Auto V. The grating wackiness (and bad driving) of Saints Row needs to stay far, far away from GTA. Which is what I expect really. I don't think Rockstar is in panic mode after selling 22 million copies of IV.
I loved the core game in IV, but like Shipwreck, I thought the DLC episodes were even better. Rockstar taking cues from those, the world and organic side activities in Red Dead, and the what looks to be fantastic combat in Max Payne 3 will hopefully make for a great game.
Edited by Fjordson, 09 January 2012 - 10:40 AM.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:46 PM
Also, loved the lightening round thumbs up/down segment!
Don't make decisions when you're angry and don't make promises when you're happy.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:27 PM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:28 PM
Hilarious poop story Cheapy, now if you can only combine that with a spider story somehow....
Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:34 AM
Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:34 PM
I thought the shooting in Uncharted 2 was excessive, haven't tried 3 yet. I kinda felt it jumped the shark in 2 when Drake was able to take a rocket launcher in the face and keep on truckin'.
I'm in the middle of playing Uncharted 3 right now, and I'm getting pretty annoyed with getting killed in one shot by a rocket launcher.
Internet. I hate you. The end.