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CAGcast #273: The Wombat Syndrome


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#121 MacDaddyV69

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:25 PM

Keep doing what you do. Change nothing. That is how you have built such a great following. Excellent show. Great chemistry between you guys. Keep it coming.

#122 FishyJoe

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

Wombat was spot on with the futurama reference. The time lapse ending with the dog waiting in vein is sad as shit. Nothing is more sad than seeing dogs being loyal. If you can watch a youtube video of soldiers reuniting with their dogs or the movie Homeward Bound, and not tear up, your 100% a serial killer.

You should do a show next week, I will listen to it.

#123 Uncle Milkshake

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:28 PM

Another really good "sad dog" movie is Hachi: A Dog's Tale starring Richard Gere. It is based on a true story of a famous dog in Japan. There is a statute of the dog in Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo.

#124 CrystaljDesign

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

Wombat - In response to your call for constructive criticism:

I personally like it when you play Devil's Advocate, but I understand how a lot of people find it annoying and interpret it as you not knowing what you're talking about. Maybe in the future you should preface your statements with "OK, Allow me to play Devil's Advocate here..." Without you filling this role, the Cagcast would probably be 20 minutes shorter each week, which is no good for anyone!

It's getting annoying hearing comments every single week about people hating on you for not knowing what you're talking about. Personally, I think it's clear where you, Cheapy and Shipwreck's knowledge on a subject ends and I don't take offense when any of you pontificate and say things that turn out to not be true. You never claim to be experts!

I listen to the Giant Bombcast for news, I listen to the Cagcast for the conversation. There's a reason you guys are 273 episodes strong. Keep up the great work and don't be afraid to mix it up.

#125 monahawk217

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

My constructive criticism is that the podcast ought to be done in a maserati

On the used games front: I personally feel that publishers are lumping used game buyers along with those who pirate games as part of the problem. I'm on a budget and trading games is one of the means I use to save money and play whatever is out there. I'm fine with cracking down on piracy, it's stealing. Used game sales are not stealing and shouldn't be restricted.

#126 timie007

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

I don't like posting or even communicating on the internet but a free game sounds good.

I am with Lightning War on Wombat basically playing devil's advocate just to make an argument.

Also I like when Wombat and Cheapy talk about their kids. I have an 18 month old and kid stories are entertaining. Poop stories and crazy antics of your daily lives are enjoyable also. I liked Shipwreck's bathroom story this week and when he talked about his coaching this last basketball season.

The games that have come out lately have led to dull shows in my opinion. I could give a shit less about Vita, I know I won't be buying one and hearing Cheapy shit on it more is ok by me. I listen for your guy's opinions and stories. Hopefully more games coming out will help this malaise I feel like you guys are in. And Wombat is sure to have some stories from Disney-Land or World, whatever it is.

Good show though.

#127 Kazaganthi

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:36 PM

Wombat, I too teared up at the "Fry's Dog" episode of Futurama I am not ashamed to say. But I have good news, Netflix has the movie "Futurama: Bender's Big Score" that you should really check out after watching the "Fry's Dog" episode.


#128 DeskLaser

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:35 AM

I'd guess that I play about 90% more portable games than Wombat. That number might be conservative.


Sorry about that. I got the impression that Wombat filled his train rides with DS games, etc.
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#129 JSD

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:33 AM

Hey guys, entertaining show as usual. I really like the way you guys review games, just giving your impressions.

Anyway, a question for Cheapy and Wombat ... and Shipwreck too, you're a basketball coach, may as well pitch in. My wife and I are expecting our first kid in the next few weeks ... any advice for a first time father? :)

#130 Microshock

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:18 AM

I have no idea why CheapyD is so against PC gaming. You've spent the last 5 years or so pretending like you were going to get into it, but never have.
You were last on your Steam account like 270 days ago. After playing 1.5 hours of Torchlight.

What's stopping you now? You said the wireless HDMI receiver would be good for you, so why not get it? I'd just rather you be honest than trying to bend to our whims, and if you really cannot give one shit about PC gaming and it's benefits, just say it is so.
At least then I won't have to cry for hours knowing I will never be able to play with CheapyD unless I buy a game on the Xbox 360 or Apple TV. D:

Same goes for Ship and Wombat. Stop sucking Apple's teet. This generation has been going on for almost 7 fucking years. 7 years of the SAME HARDWARE. You don't even keep your phone for TWO. Move on UP to the PC where you will get superior visuals, superior modification, and a ton more. There's a reason the definitive version of BF3 and Skyrim is the PC version. I know this sounds like fanboyism but the people at GiantBomb seem to echo my opinion, and I don't think they're fanboys.

It's like the Vita, if you hate it then you hate it. Don't try to change your mind for us, because that just makes you seem like a pushover. Good show, I wouldn't keep listening every week for ..like 5 years now if I didn't really like it. Even Shipwreck grew on me and I didn't even want him on the show at first!

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#131 tw1164

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:14 PM

Wombat,

Here's my constructive criticism. Don't be afraid of a little silence. When you're finishing your point about a topic and no one else jumps in you tend to press your point using weaker arguments.

#132 Uncle Milkshake

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:51 PM

Wombat,

Here's my constructive criticism. Don't be afraid of a little silence. When you're finishing your point about a topic and no one else jumps in you tend to press your point using weaker arguments.


Silence can be deadly when it comes to recording podcasts. A few seconds of silence can sound like an eternity to the listener.

It's really tricky when doing a podcast over SKYPE compared to recording it live in a studio because you often aren't able to look face to face with the people you're talking to for cues that they are finished talking. Skype often drops out part of the audio as well, making things difficult.

#133 Microshock

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

Silence can be deadly when it comes to recording podcasts. A few seconds of silence can sound like an eternity to the listener.

It's really tricky when doing a podcast over SKYPE compared to recording it live in a studio because you often aren't able to look face to face with the people you're talking to for cues that they are finished talking. Skype often drops out part of the audio as well, making things difficult.


There is video chat on Skype.
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#134 donkeydrop

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

Cheapy, I wouldn't rush to buy SSX. As someone who played the heck out of the first 3 games (all solid 90+ games on metacritic) I found it a complete dissappointment. No, it's not a terrible game (current metacritic 83), but it's not the real SSX either. Armor,; dying and having to restart the run; wtf. Someone at EA seems to think this is a platformer. Also there is way to much emphasis on tricks, where in the old games there was a nice 50/50 balance between racing and tricks., Now racing is maybe 20% of the game and there are so many alternate paths that you are almost never anywhere near an opponent. You might as well be doing solo runs against the clock as there is absolutely no tension as you get near the end of an event.

Also, I don't think Ship gave enough of a warning about the beginning of Binary Domain. The first couple of levels are pretty bad, and the story/ cutscenes are dire. Don't give up though, and don't start skipping the cut scenes, as it really does get a lot better.

#135 bickle

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:38 AM

Cheapy, I wouldn't rush to buy SSX. As someone who played the heck out of the first 3 games (all solid 90+ games on metacritic) I found it a complete dissappointment.


Same here. I think the new one is basically SSX World Tour 2, whereas it should've abandoned world tour and focused on being SSX 4. Incoming price drop, I sense $39 in 2 months.

#136 bickle

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:15 AM

My Konstructive Kriticism: Please ignore the trolls. Like this week bringing up the dude complaining about Wombat's lack of experience with the iphone. Obviously its a crazy post, there is no reason to respond to it. The same goes for people constantly complaining about bias. They will always be there, and there is no way to placate them. No point in even mentioning it.

Otherwise I like the show as-is. I've been listening since around #75 or so, and it's always a highlight of the week.

One more thing: guests can be cool too. McElroy would be fun again & it'd be great to hear Christina Norman's opinion of ME3 now that she's looking at it from the outside.

Another one more thing: maybe a general topic once in a while for a change of pace. Kind of like the Indoor Kids podcast has a general theme each week, such as "games we hate that everyone loves". Doing it every week would be tiresome and unsustainable, but it'd be good for weeks where not much has happened.

Edited by bickle, 05 March 2012 - 01:30 AM.


#137 KingHippp0

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:26 AM

Constructive criticism for Wombat and Cheapy and Boatcrash. More focused podcast reviews on the podcast would be nice. It seems like you guys are just pulling from memory when you're reviewing games. Remember some of us don't actually read the reviews, but listen to every Fuck podcast episode, so really get into it during your podcast reviews. Also my girlfriend loves Mortal Kombat on snes and she would love to play it with me on 360. :bouncy:

#138 jr233270

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:19 AM

Constructive criticism for Wombat:

I think the show really could use a new section that talks about the direction of CAG and more specifically, where it is going. The site/community hasn't changed in a while and it would be nice to know if there are any new things to look forward to (like updates to the marketplace, iphone app, etc.). Other than that, love the show and can't wait to hear what you guys come up with next!


Edit: Also, you should probably have less discussion about shoving things up someone's ass lol.

Edited by jr233270, 05 March 2012 - 02:57 AM.


#139 Velo214

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:29 AM

I think your show is fantastic! I want MKcomplete! lol
I think you guys just need to be nicer to each other.
sometimes it seems like you really don't like eachother, lol.
just remember you are friends! your listeners want to hear you having fun and feel like we are having fun with you, not an awkward rivalry contempt it seems you guys sometimes have for eachother. I think wombat gets lots of bashing and i dont understand why. at least CheapyD has cheered up from last year when he was a gloomygus and i thought he was gonna just stop doing the show any moment.
THANX CAGCAST!

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#140 SoxFan13

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:37 AM

I love your show, and I will listen no matter what, but everyone can use improvement somewhere. So here's the real dish. If you don't want to talk about the stuff in a segment, just don't do the segment. You don't even have to mention it- skip it! People won't complain (ok, someone will) if you don't do Wombat's News and Stuff. If there's no interesting news, don't force it. Or better yet, if none of the 3 of you know about the news, don't bother.

I know it's kind of a hassle for all of you to do this show, what with children, pooping mishaps, and girls basketball going on, but we appreciate it. Keep it up.

#141 mcLuv

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:06 AM

Awesome podcast.

#142 NateWhs152

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:53 AM

I would like to see more reviews from you 3. Or perhaps, have more round table discussions about games you've all played. I know it was a while ago, but the 3 of you all talking about Mass Effect 2 was really fun and interesting.

#143 iqubal

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:28 AM

Great podcast. WOMBAT for constructive criticism:

Only thing I sometimes have issues with, is when you are not interested in a game or genre (especially if its a handheld), you just blow it off without sounding open to talk about or show any interest in it. Just this past show DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 was stated as a new release and you sarcastically said " It sure did" and moved on. A lot of gamers love handheld systems and also different gaming genres than you so maybe you should just show some interest or at least enquire about the game a little.

Keep up the great work otherwise!

#144 JAP28

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Dear Douche-bags,
I gotta say you guys do a great job. I have been listening to this Pod-cast for about 4-5 years. Back then I had about ten different Pod-cast on my down-load list. Now in 2012 I only listen to about three, you guys are still my favorite. That is saying something!
Some one here said: Quote..."Overall, the podcast now seems as if there's an awkward tension between the 3 as oppose to a group think mentality in the past. Drama is nice, but Cheapy needs to straighten all this out if you know what I mean."
I think this is what actually makes the show and keeps people listening!!!!
I do not want to listen to 3 clones talking!

I know I do not have too much constructive criticism, I think you do a great job. Would like to see more reviews from you three. I would also like to see more talk about family games or games you could play with your children since we are all getting a little older. Such as Skylanders, something everyone can play and have fun with! That being said can I win the ultra violent game Mortal Kombat??? haha
Keep up the good work.

#145 Z_meista

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:06 PM

I wish there was a fairer way to win the Mortal Kombat raffle. otherwise, great show.

#146 ultrarobotninja

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:41 PM

How is this for constructive criticism: Cheapy why would you even consider not doing the CAG party!? I believe the CAG community deserves to have a treat every year and get to interact in person with the people they spend hours listening to on the podcasts. If non-cags going is a problem do an invitation-only, if it's too stressful have someone help you, it's its not fun enough for you consider drinking more next time! Please don't take away one of the things that make E3 week even better for LA and e3 attending CAGS.

#147 Cheshire Wolf

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

I wish there was a fairer way to win the Mortal Kombat raffle. otherwise, great show.


This guy gets my vote for winning the game^^^
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#148 kingkiller33

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

My biggest criticism of the show is that you guys just don't cover enough games like the other podcasts. I've never seen gamers so picky about games like the hosts. Titles like Dark Souls are never even given a chance. If Cheapy doesn't like the demo, he usually doesn't bother playing the full games.

Numerous releases even high profile games are completely ignored. The big release last week was Binary Domain, and Ship was the only one who bothered giving it a chance. Wombat even said he wouldn't play it.

And if it is a PS3 exclusive, oh hell, forget about it even being mentioned. From last year, Yakuza 4, Infamous 2, Resistance 3 , No More Heroes, LBP 2, Killzone 3, Ico/Shadow collection.. .I don't think any of these titles were discussed. I can pretty much forget about hearing any discussion on Journey next Cagcast even though it's getting rave reviews! Yet, Xbox exclusives like Gears and Forza are gushed over non-stop.

On the plus side, the podcast is almost always entertaining and well organized. Also, I'm the same age as Cheapy so I can relate to a lot of his comments and stories.

#149 jbug617

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

Congrats to CAG for being a sponsor for Final Round. I watched it all weekend and find fighting games to be more watchable than a lot of the other esports games.

#150 GunMetalJackal

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:11 AM

Great show as always. Just about the only criticism I can provide, and something that bugs me when others do it, is that the reason we listen to the CAGcast is because we like and value YOUR opinion. Just remember no matter how much a dead horse has been beaten by some one else, we are here to see/hear/read how you guys beat that dead horse. Again we are listening because of you. Bread's done.