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#31 JLukas

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

shipwreck, a tip for the CDX - it's possible to get Y/Pb/Pr component video using a RGB SCART custom cable + converter setup. A bit expensive but well worth the cost, IMHO. The CDX I'm using has a custom s-video out (from years ago, before the SCART solution was available) and even s-video is a huge upgrade.

#32 encendido5

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Cheapy, how will you use your imac as a monitor? I thought that was only a feature in the newer imacs? I only ask because I wanted to try the same thing with mine.

By the way, I'm diggin' the dance songs at the beginning. Keep it up!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:45 PM

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#34 harrymcback

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:13 PM

It's a really good movie. Especially if you are a fan of 80's moives. It has a real 80's movie vibe.


I had wanted to get it from Redbox but hadn't had a night free to watch it. With it being on streaming I'll be able to watch it early in the morning on the weekends since everyone else in the house sleeps in but me.
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#35 Caesar312

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:54 AM

Cheapy, make sure you look at the video input specs of the new 27" iMacs. I believe that the 2011 and newer ones (the ones with Thunderbolt) will only accept video from another Thunderbolt video card (i.e. other macs).
I specifically bought a 2010 27" iMac as they will accept input from a display port device.

#36 metallicoholic

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:10 AM

Finally got around to listening to this week's CAGcast after being on vacation for a week. Glad to have something to come back to.

Cheapy, you should really just talk about Drive already instead of making cryptic comments like, "people thought I enjoyed it." Obviously Shipwreck and Wombat aren't going to watch it anytime soon, so just come out and tell us what you thought. Personally I found the action sequences to be some of the best of the year but the dialogue between the two main characters really dragged the film down.

On the subject of movies, don't discount the Swedish version of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It's on Netflix instant watch so I'd say definitely watch and compare. Both films have their own look and feel. I think Noomi Rapace made for a better Lizbeth in the original version while Daniel Craig was the better Mikael in the remake. I'm not going to say you should read the book but you should at least watch both versions.
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#37 Speschal K

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:05 PM

I've never given feedback for the CAGcast so I have to start out by thanking you guys for making such an entertaining discussion about video games and other nerdly things.

I've been listening on and off for over a year now, so this may have come up before. As someone who is getting married in a month and wants to start a family within the next few years, your discussions about exposing your kids to movies and video games always has me thinking about what I'm going to be doing when I'm the parent.

I'm hoping that my question does not come across as criticism of your parenting styles but more to start a discussion as to the how's and why's of exposing media to our children. So here's the question: what makes you constantly question the things your children are exposed to, when you most likely were not raised this same way? Unless you feel you were brought up poorly, you are most likely going to agree that you turned out alright and were exposed to far worse things than the Avengers and Looney Tunes. I remember it coming up several times on past CAGcasts, but the only other example I specifically recall was Cheapy playing Skyrim with his son.

When I was a child, my parents were either extremely liberal or oblivious to the things I was being exposed to. I was playing Mortal Kombat by age 7 and watching Rated R movies like Scream by age 10, and feel like I turned out generally fine.

Do you think shielding what one's children are exposed to may actually produce a negative effect?

#38 Curufinwe

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

Sorry dude, you just had bad parents.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

great show ... topic for next week's cagcast:

this is ridiculous of ea ... they are shutting down the rock band ios app (May 31) so you won't be able to play it anymore, there isn't even any online multiplayer features on the game, they are just turning the game off. what is even more balsy, they are still selling it for $4.99!!! ea is such a shit company!

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#40 fatbody75

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

Cheapy, any of you guys, what is the name/artist who made the disco/techno song at the beginning of the podcast. I'm with Shipwreck, getting stupid in here!

Also, I'd just like to add this thought.

A man carrying his dirty undies in a sandwich bag. Well, it's Japan after all, and I'm sure there are people doing crazier/sicker things than that over there.

Edited by fatbody75, 02 May 2012 - 03:28 PM.
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#41 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:32 PM

Cheapy, any of you guys, what is the name/artist who made the disco/techno song at the beginning of the podcast. I'm with Shipwreck, getting stupid in here!

You should read the thread.


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#42 fatbody75

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:41 PM

Yup, I should read the thread. Damn that was obvious.

#43 LiK

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

Shame Witcher 2 hasn't grabbed Wombat. I seriously think Wombat should play the first one for the lore before jumping into the sequel. It did a better job building the world just like the first Mass Effect game. The sequel has a lot of great moments but the callbacks and returning characters from the first game enhances the experience.

I think you guys should keep going cuz the story does get really good. Some really great twists and reveals. There's also way more combat later. Don't give up.
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#44 Kazaganthi

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:51 PM

I've never given feedback for the CAGcast so I have to start out by thanking you guys for making such an entertaining discussion about video games and other nerdly things.

I've been listening on and off for over a year now, so this may have come up before. As someone who is getting married in a month and wants to start a family within the next few years, your discussions about exposing your kids to movies and video games always has me thinking about what I'm going to be doing when I'm the parent.

I'm hoping that my question does not come across as criticism of your parenting styles but more to start a discussion as to the how's and why's of exposing media to our children. So here's the question: what makes you constantly question the things your children are exposed to, when you most likely were not raised this same way? Unless you feel you were brought up poorly, you are most likely going to agree that you turned out alright and were exposed to far worse things than the Avengers and Looney Tunes. I remember it coming up several times on past CAGcasts, but the only other example I specifically recall was Cheapy playing Skyrim with his son.

When I was a child, my parents were either extremely liberal or oblivious to the things I was being exposed to. I was playing Mortal Kombat by age 7 and watching Rated R movies like Scream by age 10, and feel like I turned out generally fine.

Do you think shielding what one's children are exposed to may actually produce a negative effect?


Bolded: Well I want to say Sabrina isn't even 3. Do you remember anything from age 2 or 3? I think that age is perfectly fine to be over-protective, so the kid isn't traumatized. If your question was meant for the future as they raise them, then it really depends on Cheapy/Wombat. Who I think were both raised in a Jewish family.

Well first thing first, the internet didn't exist way back then, so there should be much more fear of exposure now.

How would you compare Mortal Kombat on SNES VS the new Mortal Kombat on Xbox/PS3? Huge difference. Even newer rated R movies are more gruesome and bloody. Scream is really tame in today's standards.

Cheapy letting his son see the live action The Avengers seems rather questionable, since I'm sure it's a PG-13 movie with some violence or subject matter that anyone under 5 may be too young. Cartoons are one thing, but I've never seen the newer super hero cartoons which Cheapy always mentions they are pretty violent.

My parents wouldn't let me watch The Simpsons when I was a kid, but when we were at the babysitters? Oh yeah, Simpsons time! If such a thing as Family Guy existed back then, my parents would have freaked out and it probably wouldn't have been on network television even.

I admire when Cheapy and Wombat talk about games they can play while their kids watch. Some other examples were Need For Speed and Toy Story 3.


#45 aerotive

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

Cheapyd please post the specs when your gaming pc is complete, I'm in the market for one too and need ideas on what parts to get.

#46 usickenme

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:13 AM

Cheapy letting his son see the live action The Avengers seems rather questionable, since I'm sure it's a PG-13 movie with some violence or subject matter that anyone under 5 may be too young..


Dude dont be that guy.

Avengers wasn't too bad just loud. I found it strange that the it had previews for Prometheus (which was for frightening than the Avevgers) and Pixar's Brave.

#47 TheAggroCraig

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:55 AM

Dude dont be that guy.

Avengers wasn't too bad just loud. I found it strange that the it had previews for Prometheus (which was for frightening than the Avevgers) and Pixar's Brave.


Brave makes sense considering Disney owns Marvel now.

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#48 JN25WIL

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:46 PM

So laughed a lot when you said Mrs. Cheapyd questions you working out before E3 every year. If I had been apart of the Cagcast I would've responded that you were getting fit enough to actually walk the show floor so you could check out everything bc most of the time you're sitting on your butt playing games. :lol: j/k.......well sorta.

Been to E3 97-98, show floor is massive so getting in shape for all the walking isn't a bad idea, tons of walking to do. Nice cagcast btw, they've been getting better lately so good job. :applause:

#49 Ultramontane

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:26 AM

Wait wait wait.. did I hear Cheapy is getting a gaming PC for Tribes? YES! This is how it starts. A nice casual FPS leads to top down RTS which leads to a RPG only for the PC...within a few months, he will have World of Warcraft Account and hosting a segment "PC this bitches"!

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#50 Necrozilla

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:40 AM

Wait wait wait.. did I hear Cheapy is getting a gaming PC for Tribes? YES! This is how it starts. A nice casual FPS leads to top down RTS which leads to a RPG only for the PC...within a few months, he will have World of Warcraft Account and hosting a segment "PC this bitches"!

Just a pimp chalice for his nostalgia boner.

You guys were on a roll this year! Guess we're back to crossing our fingers for CAGcasts again.

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#51 chaseamazon

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:52 PM

you guys really took a pass on the adam sessler thing. Everything that has to do with G4 is absolutely horrendous. And the only reason morgan webb is on that show is because of her tits. doesn't that make your blood boil? It is the worst channel of all time all they do all day long is play cops. does that get any ratings at all?

#52 MSUHitman

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:04 AM

My response to your comments on Witcher 2:
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#53 Manloi

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:47 AM

Hello! I watched the movie, Drive. Personally, I like it. I remember that you told the audience that Drive is not necessarily be good. But what are the reasons you want people to watch it other than "a real hero and real human being"?

My parents dislike to plot and call it unrealistic. For me, I did not really take it seriously. I like it as the way should be, a driving hero cool dude movie.

#54 b3b0p

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:58 AM

My mom took me to see Robocop 2, look how I turned out.

Seriously, question someone elses parenting seems pretty douche like to me.

If I had a ban hammer. Cheapy, make me a mod. I've been here ages. I envision myself like Mario in Donkey Kong with that hammer. Fear me!

#55 Curufinwe

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:23 PM

Dude dont be that guy.

Avengers wasn't too bad just loud. I found it strange that the it had previews for Prometheus (which was for frightening than the Avevgers) and Pixar's Brave.


It also had a preview for Max Payne 3 at the theater I went to, but it was edited so that the bullets just flew thru the air but never hit anybody. I assume there's an age-gated trailer online which is a lot more violent.

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#56 trip1eX

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:44 PM

I watched the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo trilogy on Netflix. It was awesome.

I haven't watched the American version. Probably wouldn't like it as much since I already saw the original.

btw, another great Netflix show from foreigners is Mesrine part 1 & 2.

#57 Kazaganthi

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:22 PM

My mom took me to see Robocop 2, look how I turned out.

Seriously, question someone elses parenting seems pretty douche like to me.

If I had a ban hammer. Cheapy, make me a mod. I've been here ages. I envision myself like Mario in Donkey Kong with that hammer. Fear me!


Were you 3 years old at the time?


#58 chaseamazon

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:02 PM

where the Fuck is the next podcast?!?!?! april 30th??? gimme a fucken break!!! stop doing the cagcast!!!

#59 The_Luke

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:38 PM

CAG's review of Fez:

- Boring
- Looks like a SNES game
- My gf won't watch me play it

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#60 b3b0p

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

Were you 3 years old at the time?


I think I was in grade school. Maybe 2nd or 3rd grade? somewhere in there.