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#31 Tophat666

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

Did I space out during the past 2 podcasts or are the Naruto, Mass Effect 3 and Street Fighter x Tekken giveaway still going on?


Yeah, come on. I want to be the "Winner" of Naruto. It looks really good.

Great show as usually, I'm with Wombat, no more techno Cheapy. It's not the music I want to hear at 4am on my way to work & half asleep.

And as for the Suda 51 stuff, Cheapy just because someones a dick to his employees doesn't mean people aren't going to stop buying his games(raises hand) & it happens all the time in other fields of work. I work in the food industry & bosses/chefs are nothing but dicks(not all but a good chunk) & most of work is done by cooks/prep, but the Chefs/Bosses are the ones who laid the ground work, recipes, & run the place. I might just be me, but I see no problem because Suda has put in his hard work just form Grasshopper in the first place, & he doesn't have time to do EVERYTHING in his games because he's making sure that everyone still has a god damn job.

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#32 Jake Tower

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

Wombat: "I think there's gonna be a Mass Effect 4. I haven't finished the game yet..."

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#33 Wombat

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

Wombat: "I think there's gonna be a Mass Effect 4. I haven't finished the game yet..."

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL


We discussed how there other stories to tell, that may have taken place either before or concurrent to the completed trilogy.

#34 Mixer23

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

We discussed how there other stories to tell, that may have taken place either before or concurrent to the completed trilogy.


Not to mention that Bioware has all but said that the ME series isn't done after ME3. Definitely will be more.

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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#35 token2k6

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

ok, Plumber Crack is borderline creepy..thank god it was a free DL

my 2 cents on the whole used game b/c I've been thinking about it all day. I think the future is already at hand. Used games single handedly destroyed physical based games as we know it. For IGN staff to think that GameStop wouldn't sell their system matters is crazy, GS is the main reason we are seeing this shift. The bottom line IS that the console makers and the developers want their fair share of the money, and I can't blame them. I am a big collector, I've bought a ton of used games, I've bought a ton of sealed ones since coming to this site, I don't have a problem with either, it just comes down to how much money, you, the 'customer' wants to spend. However, I never trade games in, nor do I rent them. I love owning each and every game and watching them fill up my shelves just as much as anyone else.

This next round of consoles will be the last physical based models before going to all digital. At least the models next-gen isn't forcing all digital just yet. This hockey puck 360? it'll just do everything BUT play games, unless there is a generous amount of on board storage and support for XBLA. I mean it just makes sense it'll be another media server if 'thats what more people are spending more time doing.' Oh, and if people aren't online, then they get to sit out, its as simple as that. Its 2012, not 1997 where you had to make sure your phone cord was long enough to reach the back of the computer from the wall. But I'm down for whatever happens, I just hope with all digital comes a lot of HDD space, like in excess of 1TB standard.
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#36 bickle

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:03 PM

You can't really romance Kelly. Just invite her to your cabin with no cut scene or anything.




She doesn't give the Paramour ach. and the cut scene isn't as involved as the other romances, but she does lie down in bed with you.

#37 granom

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:57 AM

A quick shoutout to all the old school Tri-Staters in the house...

Thanks Cheapy for "Mount Airy Lodge" two weeks ago and "Millford Plaza" this episode. Brings back memories...next week I expect some "Petland Discounts" flava.



I'm sure the other NY CAGs have their favorites! Good episode.

#38 banodyne

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:02 AM

That's funny. I never saw the Kelly in your cabin scenes in Mass Effect 2. I invited her to dinner. Fade to black. It cut away to the next morning and the conversation implied we had a one night stand. So not a romance, more of a fling. Didn't interefere with romancing Liara later.

#39 killthemall4444

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:48 AM

The everyone hates Suda 51 stuff is great. You should keep mining for more info, Cheapy.

#40 metallicoholic

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:37 AM

While I agree with Shipwreck that the next generation of consoles couldn't possibly eliminate the use of used games entirely, I think there are too many rumors for this not to be partly true. I have a feeling the next generation of games will come with a unique code (ala $10 pass) that can only be used once. Anyone that buys the game used will have to somehow pay for this pass in order to play the game.
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#41 meager

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:39 AM

That's funny. I never saw the Kelly in your cabin scenes in Mass Effect 2. I invited her to dinner. Fade to black. It cut away to the next morning and the conversation implied we had a one night stand. So not a romance, more of a fling. Didn't interefere with romancing Liara later.


Kelly's freaky disjointed dance comes after the final mission, so long as you rescued her.

I'd like to see the next Mass Effect game to take a cue from Halo Wars. But not a strategy game. Just let you be a trooper in a ground war, and let you choose which species you want to be and have to fight in a multi-sided war. They could place it in the past, such as the Rachni Wars, or the First Contact War... but then you already know how those ended. Maybe a post-ME3 setting... the alliances are pretty fragile and it won't be hard to write a flare-up to set things off. But in that case, they'd have to choose a ME3 ending to declare canon, and that'd sorta be a slap in the face to whatever happened in your own ME storyline.

#42 usickenme

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:15 AM

Mini-Vans are never cool

#43 MSUHitman

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:22 AM

We discussed how there other stories to tell, that may have taken place either before or concurrent to the completed trilogy.


If the movie isn't going to do it then I want a First Contact War game. See Ashley's grandfather, maybe meet a pre-Cerberus Illusive Man, or hell play as him in the events from the Dark Horse comic. Fight turians until the Asari and Salarians play peacemaker.

Someone on IGN's spoiler cast brought up a DLC Bioware should do for ME 3 is a prequel of Shepard's backstory. Imagine fighting through the thresher maw attack, the biotic coup, or the Skyllian Blitz battles Shepard faced to get promoted to N7 depending on your background choice and playing through those? Instant buy for me.

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#44 MSUHitman

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:31 AM

Witcher 2 videos:



Look up other stuff on YT if you want Cheapy. Witcher 2 has some of the most graphic sex scenes in any non-AO rated game; makes the Bioware stuff look PG-13.

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#45 apathylad

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:35 AM

Cheapy's Jamaican accent cracked me up. The Plumber Crack segment made me laugh, too. It's nice to hear Shipwreck is enjoying both Xenoblade and Kid Icarus. I'll be sure to buy both games, but I'm a bit short on cash right now.

Good show.

I'd be up for getting the Naruto game if you guys are giving it away, I suppose.

#46 MSUHitman

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:38 AM

If Cheapy wants Wombat & Shipwreck to watch Drive, he should watch the Muppets with Tai.


Sometimes I think myself, my cousin, and his wife are the only 3 people in the world who hated Drive.

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#47 thorbahn3

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:11 AM

She doesn't give the Paramour ach. and the cut scene isn't as involved as the other romances, but she does lie down in bed with you.



Guess I'm wrong. She was boring anyways. Just feed my fish please. This is more interesting:

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:41 AM

we need more games like Witcher 2. those me3 sex scenes are lame
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#49 Ravenhood

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:36 AM

Yeah, come on. I want to be the "Winner" of Naruto. It looks really good.

Great show as usually, I'm with Wombat, no more techno Cheapy. It's not the music I want to hear at 4am on my way to work when I'm half asleep.

And as far as it goes for the Suda 51 stuff, Cheapy just because someones a dick to his employees doesn't mean people aren't going to stop buying his games(raises hand). I work in the food industry & bosses/chefs are nothing but dicks & most of work is done by cooks/prep, but the Chefs/Bosses are the ones who laid the ground work, recipes, & run the place. I might just be me, but I see no problem because Suda has put in his hard work just form Grasshopper in the first place, & he doesn't have time to do EVERYTHING in his games because he's making sure that everyone still god damn job.


This is the point I was attempting to get across in my post on last shows' comments. He's the CEO of the company, and he has a lot more to do than work on the games.

However, Cheapy's right; he's the one that has contacts working at Grasshopper, so we really do have to go by what they say about it. They will have the best take on it all, but considering he's the boss of the company, hating the boss sounds like a natural order of things. =P

Cheapy, I don't mean to come across as if I know it all about Suda, so it's my bad if I did! I do trust your contacts' judgments of Sudas' character; I was mostly commenting on your personal views of the games, as it has sounded, in the past, as if you wouldn't give the games much of a chance. They may not be your type of games, of course, which is understandable considering Grasshoppers' odd style.

And thank you, Wombat, for choosing my comment! It feels kind of weird to hear my name on the show, but it's a pretty cool feeling.

The everyone hates Suda 51 stuff is great. You should keep mining for more info, Cheapy.


I'm actually interested to hear more about it now, as well. I may respect Suda for the games his company has made, but it would be interesting to know more about the internal workings of the company.

EDIT: Just finished up the episode, and it's a great one, as always. I always like hearing discussions about the future of home consoles; I personally hope that there's never a streaming-only console. I've always loved collecting the physical copy of an item, and only having access to playable content through a server I don't control just makes me worry that I'll eventually lose the data, either through some kind of server crash or when the console inevitably gets phased out.

I wonder, though, since you all have an iPhone, do you know what kind of differences the app store for the iPhone has in comparison to an Andriod-based phones' app store? I'm looking to get a new phone soon, but I have no idea what the main differences are between them all.

Oh, and Cheapy, I think I'd love to have some Suda hotel soap. It'd go perfectly with the No More Heroes toilet paper from 2007. XD

Edited by Ravenhood, 30 March 2012 - 02:10 PM.
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#50 banodyne

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

Sometimes I think myself, my cousin, and his wife are the only 3 people in the world who hated Drive.

Well there was that woman who sued because the ads made it seem like The Fast & the Furious. But I agree with you. I found Drive boring. People looking longingly at each other with bad music.

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#51 ebok007

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:59 PM

I also wanted to show some support for The Witcher 2, and not just because of the rampant sexy-sex in the game. The combat is badass, that fluid chaining of attacks, sort of like the Arkham games, but with swords and bombs and magic. The story is great, very complex and full of twists and turns (a little like Game of Thrones, while I'm making comparisons). And not to mention it just looks gorgeous. I mean, I did play maxed out on PC, but the 360 version is looking like it will be pretty damn close in quality.

#52 sinewav

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

Dear Wombat,
I haven't offered you a compliment to you in a while (if ever) so I will say it's good to have you back and IMO your presence was definitely missed during your brief hiatus. Not that Cheapy and Ship can't hold the fort with you away but I've grown to love all your respective contributions including yours. I'm also glad to see you growing thicker skin over the years and don't let the detractors get you down as much as before.

Dear Cheapy,
Personally I thought the Prothen's accent was more African than Carribean (ie Jamaican). Yes there is a difference. If you're gonna be racially insensitive at least use the right stereotype! :)

Dear Shipwreck,
Is there no way to just rip out or outright disable the isafe alarm? Looks like it would be a decent enough bag without such a grating feature.

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#53 AshesofWake

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:20 PM

Sometimes I think myself, my cousin, and his wife are the only 3 people in the world who hated Drive.


you, your cousin, his wife and me. Dumb movie with a cool soundtrack.
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#54 deathmetal

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:22 PM

Wombat,

Thank you for giving CheapyD some shit about his crappy taste in intro music. I truly appreciate it! There are so many better options out there that would also be much more relevant to our gaming hobby. Below is a perfect example:



#55 TheModelMartel

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

I totally want the Naruto game... and screw shipwreck i want Asura's Wrath as well... I'm greedy :) .. over all good show guys

#56 RichMeisterMan

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

I concur with Ship's opinion on RE:Operation Raccoon City. It's an extremely average TPS on all accounts, that is dragged down a tad more by the brain dead AI and the fact that everything takes just a few too many shots to kill. The off and lab environments in the game are also pretty bland, and they are probably the most frequently visited.

I've seen quite a few reviews on metacritic totally slam the game, but in the end it's playable, and can certainly provide some entertainment. I think the real issue with the game though is that in a month or two the game's value will plummet even further when the online community, which the game depends on heavily, is completely dead.

#57 RichMeisterMan

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

Witcher 2 videos:

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Look up other stuff on YT if you want Cheapy. Witcher 2 has some of the most graphic sex scenes in any non-AO rated game; makes the Bioware stuff look PG-13.


Speaking of The Witcher 2, how stoked are our 3 hosts for this game? Easily one of the best games I have ever played. Top 5 all time for sure.

#58 clay_bones

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

Speaking of The Witcher 2, how stoked are our 3 hosts for this game? Easily one of the best games I have ever played. Top 5 all time for sure.


I would tend to agree. The game is just brilliant. One of my favorite things about it is all the traps/poisons/potions/bombs (things that can be ignored in most games) are integral to the strategy of the game.

#59 MSUHitman

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

Speaking of The Witcher 2, how stoked are our 3 hosts for this game? Easily one of the best games I have ever played. Top 5 all time for sure.


None of them seemed to know much about it, hence why the level of posting about it in the feedback thread.

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#60 thenexus6

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

I can definitely see Wombat and Ship liking the Witcher not sure about Cheapy.

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