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CAGcast #274: A Journey Worth Taking?


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#121 moon_knight

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:48 AM

Good show, I didn't mind the lack of wombat.
Would love to get mass effect 3



#122 zebwinz

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

If you didn't get the collector's edition of Mass Effect 3 and are interested most in the conversations/story of the game, you must get the From Ashes DLC. Unlike Zaeed and Kasumi, after you complete the mission to get the character, you will have awesome conversations at different points and locations with him throughout the game. No spoilers, but the one on the Citadel is particularly great. Definitely worth the 10 bucks if you are a fan.
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#123 cplater

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:38 PM

I gotta say, I'm missing Wombat on the show this week. It just sounds like somethings missing.
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#124 cplater

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

If you didn't get the collector's edition of Mass Effect 3 and are interested most in the conversations/story of the game, you must get the From Ashes DLC. Unlike Zaeed and Kasumi, after you complete the mission to get the character, you will have awesome conversations at different points and locations with him throughout the game. No spoilers, but the one on the Citadel is particularly great. Definitely worth the 10 bucks if you are a fan.


Hmm, good to know.

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#125 meager

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

It was rather rude to put Wombat in charge of picking the game winners from this show. The dude is on vacation, yet you make him come back to extra homework! Plus, since he wasn't on this show, he'll have no interest in reading these comments. Poor Wombat!

But, since I want "Fighting from Capcom", here's my comment:

The talk about Journey is giving me severe deja vu of my experience with Limbo. It was unique and compelling while it lasted, but ultimately it felt like a demo some guy made and brought to a studio to get funding to make a complete game, and instead they just decided to release it as is. I guess I'm glad my PS3 is broken so I don't have to debate buying it right now.

#126 edureboucas

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:59 PM

I sure missed Wombat's handsomeness this week! I would sure like to win FIGHTING from Capcom! =)

#127 sneakydohboy

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

Hey Guys,

I wanted to talk about end part with Wombat. You are 100% accurate when you say the death of online is coming from the asshats on the mics. I use to online games all the time and recently I just lost interest. I dont understand why people have to be such a-holes about everything. I have always been pretty good at online shooters, but I find it more interesting to hang out with my Girlfriend or play single player games, where I know I wont be called a homosexual term or a racist slur. It just isnt fun anymore to go online especially if you dont know the game all that well. The thing that is more shocking to me is that these people are going out of their ways to insult you and literally know nothing about you, you just happened to be promoted for some reason. Why are they so angry at you, you didnt self promote yourself, you didnt beat them at a game, they just hate. Well my two cents. Luckily there are great games to play out their where I wont be insulted, well except by my girl when I fail.

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#128 easper

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:37 PM

Throwing my hat in for Mass Effect 3, if only so I can use one of the following headlines in the review I will write (in my head):

1) "Mass Effect? More like MISS Effect!"

2) "Mass Effect? More like KISS-MY-ASS Effect!"

3) "Mass Effect? More like PENIS FARTKNOCKERS!"

#129 kingkiller33

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

Great show, and i have to give you guys props for giving praise to a PS3 exclusive!! It would have been nice though if you could have just recommended the game instead of complaining about the game length. The game devs have come out making a valid point that the game doesn't have any filler stuff unlike other longer titles. Many games especially RPGS have you repeating the same actions over and over again. I rather be thrilled nonstop for a smaller game length.

Also, I read reports that it is a 2-3 hour game.

#130 Backlash

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Good show this week. I think it worked out fine without Wombat, just like it works out fine when Shipwreck is on vacation. (Probably wouldn't work with just Wombat and Ship without Cheapy, though... or would it?).

I enjoyed all the game discussion - this episode seemed more focused on games and less on random speculation about stuff, which was a plus for me.

Also, I'd love to get a copy of Mass Effect 3 for PS3. I have yet to experience the Mass Effect universe, and I guess I'm missing out.

#131 Blue Arcana

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

Was Cheapy's story about Peter Molyneux actually Wombat's Tim Schafer is a douche story with the names changed, as promised? If so, very sneaky telling it on a show that Wombat wasn't even on. :applause:

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#132 mikeyzerog

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:15 AM

Good show. I think Cheapy illustrated a good point when he mentioned how he pays for episodes of PBS's Frontline. In an age where pirating is commonplace, it's nice to see someone opting to purchase something that is otherwise free, in an effort to support the people behind it.

Speaking of free, I'm interested in the Street Fighter v. Tekken.

#133 XUGrad

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:29 AM

Well, here is my attempt to win the copy of ME3. I have been a loyal listener since around episode 75 (I even went back and listened to some older ones). I've only commented on the CAGcast a few times and that was usually to defend Wombat when people got a little crazy with their comments. Having said that, there is one thing that Wombat continues to do that bothers me (and it sounds like it annoys the crap out of Cheapy). Stop suggesting that you guys do a live show. Cheapy has never seemed even remotely interested in doing one but you bring it up every chance you get. Honestly, that is my only complaint and I look forward to new episodes every week. Thanks!

#134 Gman the 3rd

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:11 AM

I know that you guys didn't want to talk too specifically about Journey, but I wish you could have used a few more words to describe it aside from "great" and "short," the latter being used something like 20 times! It's fine to discuss length of playtime because that matters to some people, but it should almost never be the main discussion topic of any game. I'd love to play more Journey, as well, but the game didn't feel too short to me at all. It left such an impression on me that I would have paid $30 for the same experience.

Also I really think some musical queues to break up the segments of the podcast would be great. I'm sure there are some musically-inclined people in the community who would be glad to create some unique music stingers for CAG.

I'd love to receive Fighting, from Capcom. It's good to know they're getting back to basics, dropping all the Championships, Turbos and Supers.

#135 teknomusik

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:47 AM

I was able to import my ME1 (+DLC)/ME2 (+DLC) multiple play through save without issues (default Shep).

As for the From Ashes ME3 DLC, I think it's pretty awesome and should have been included in the full game so everyone can experience it. Javik, the Prothean squad mate is really good, and I enjoy most of his dialogue. It's nice to have him early so you don't miss out on anything he has to say. The Prothean gun you get is awesome, by far my favorite weapon.

I haven't played much multiplayer yet (been focused on single!) but if anyone is looking to play send me a message/invite/friend request (xbox 360) and I'll try to jump on for a little while.


#136 Sonne

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:03 AM

Probably going to be lost in all the kids trying to get a free game, but I just wanted to mention that the director of Limelight is actually a local filmmaker down here in South Florida who is sort of a local celebrity. Just happens to have that same name.

He's best known for the ESPN documentary "The U" which was part of their "30 for 30" series.

Just figured I'd give him some props, he's got a lot of films on Netflix actually. He's a big proponent of the advancement of new media channels.

#137 bkjohns1

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:35 PM

This podcast was certainly missing one thing and that was Wombat. I missed the interjection of humor while Shipwreck and CheapyD are trying to have a conversation. But I was pleasantly surprised at the end with the CheapyD and Wombat talk about Xbox Live featured gamer that brings out hate mail. So, Wombat, go ahead and report all the hate mail to microsoft and lead a crusade to make online gaming a respectable place instead of morons trying to figure out how to be an a-hole.
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#138 Hostile

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

Give me Mass Effect 3!

Loved that you guys loved Journey but why does Shipwreck argue against the scores it's getting because of the length of the game? I hear mentioning of never getting bored and you guys enjoying the entire experience. I would rather it end than have the chance of me ever coming to dislike a game.

#139 Slayzz

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:10 PM

This is the worst cagcast ever without Wombat. so plz pick me for Street fighter!!
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#140 brianace

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:06 AM

Great show, and to echo the sentiments of others,would've been better with Wombat. I never really understood the Wombat hate, as his corny jokes are the most endearing part of his schtick. Hope you enjoyed visiting the Hall of Killer Robot Presidents at Disney, Wombat! Really excited about Assassin's Creed 3, so glad to hear Cheapy and Ship are also looking forward to it. I found Revelations to be lackluster, and I was just about to write the series off, when the artwork/trailer came out. AC 3 is probably my most anticipated of 2012 now. Oh, and if you pick me, I'd love to play Mass Effect 3, if only to see what the internet is bitching about.

#141 testudo

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:59 PM

Limelight film was directed by Billy Corben, not Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan

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#142 Ultramontane

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

I would like to hear Wombat's comments about PS3 and Journey's release price. I remember the heated debate about the price of Limbo, how it could affect review scores and possibly setting a precedence on future short titles. But a $15 price on a 90 minute game? I think that is cutting it.

if no one has been selected for the contest, ME3 would be fine. Thanks guys.

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#143 wrecktum

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

So glad there was a CAGcast for last week. They always make my week just a little better and I wasn't expecting one without Wombat. However, I will admit that I actually enjoy all of Wombat's antics, and he was indeed missed. The old clip from when Wombat was on the Xbox spotlight was pretty messed up though. It's people like those that make me wonder if me trying to get my girlfriend into xbox live is a bad idea. For all the talk of "getting pussy" the guys on there do not know how to deal with women.
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#144 guardian_owl

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:14 PM

Flower was really short too, which is why I waited for the $5 sale and I intend to wait for a sale on Journey as well.

Didn't Shadow of the Colossus have the same climbing stamina mechanic? If you try to climb for too long without resting or leveling up stamina (via I think it was fruit on trees scattered in the wasteland), then you run out of stamina and fall, and yet that somehow managed to not be a major complaint of reviewers.

I too would be annoyed if I had to redo my Shepherd as I really don't like the default male shepherd and spent quite a bit of time changing him, thankfully I have a PS3 so my import is just ME2.

I would very much appreciate a PS3 ME3, assuming I'm not too late. :)

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#145 echerney

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:10 PM

I now I'm nitpicking here, but I'd really like to see the return of Womberto and Wom-bot to the Cagcast. Their brief appearances months ago were personal favorites and left me wanting to know more about the history of the man and the mech.

#146 hunterrogue

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:04 AM

Great show as always thought having no Wombat was like having no spice in the soup!

Wombat, I'd love you to pick me for ME 3 so I make a Cheapy D Shephard and make him do the nasty with the Krogan LOL