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CAGcast #287: Stand and Deliver


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#31 4nik8tor

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:26 AM

whats the deal with Dragon's Dogma Wombat?
I know you want to dig on Capcom's DLC but you didnt get a chance, lets hear it.

#32 Yamato

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:10 AM

@ CheapyD (and possibly Shipwreck), you mentioned that 360 controller support is a big deal to you. It is to me too, so for those games that do not have controller support, I use a program called Xpadder. It lets you map keys, clicks, and mouse movements to the 360 controller.

Basically I spend 5 minutes looking up the controls to the game, quickly map them to the controller interface in Xpadder, and save the profile. Then, anytime I want to play a PC game with no controller support, I quickly open xpadder and select the profile I made for the game. It really helps you enjoy other PC games you might have missed otherwise.

There are other programs that do something similar, but Xpadder is my favorite.

#33 Yamato

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:15 AM

With kinect not really working well and further showing motion controls don't really work well yet do you think this new device will catch on.

Its called Leap Motion, is way cheaper, smaller and looks to work much better than Kinect.

http://leapmotion.com/


I hate to double-post here, but this looks incredible. :applause:

I have high hopes.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:10 AM

Unlike Wombat, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Shipwreck's adventures with the Ship Simulator game. It's the quirky PC games like this that I'm most excited to hear about him trying.

Let's see if Shipwreck can get a code for Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 and it's $2000 worth of DLC on steam or possibly Farming Simulator 2011.


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#35 LiK

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:15 AM

Unlike Wombat, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Shipwreck's adventures with the Ship Simulator game. It's the quirky PC games like this that I'm most excited to hear about him trying.

Let's see if Shipwreck can get a code for Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 and it's $2000 worth of DLC on steam or possibly Farming Simulator 2011.


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#36 HansKaosu

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:56 AM

I really hate when you guys mention any apple product.. and wombat have to take the OMG WTF YOU TALKING ABOUT ITS SO MUCH BETTER CRAP.. you make it seem like any apple product isthe best products ever made.. they are not.. overpriced junk.

anyways.. good show.. :)

#37 chinoev

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:24 PM

Two comments about the show.

1. In further defense of Wombat, the giant coin and dinosaur appeared frequently in Batman the Animated Series and Batman Beyond. The Animated Series even had an episode origin episode for the penny where Batman was tied to it by Two Face. Cheapy may have been too old to watch the Animated Series, but I imagine Shipwreck was at the right age to catch that show in it's heyday.

2. Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Dynasty Warriors, Red Cliff, Lu Bu, etc. are all Chinese related. Nobunaga is Japanese.

#38 Myncy

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

Thanks again to Wombat, the paragon of maturity, for trying to stifle his laughter while Shipwreck talked about the Avenger's balls in the new pinball table. On the other hand, I've been meaning to try the Zen pinball tables and think I will actually pick up these tables when I get paid next week. Another great show.

#39 theredworm

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

Saw Indie Game the Movie, glad it was brought up it was an awesome movie. Now go watch it Shipwreck and Wombat.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:41 PM

I was very disappointed with this show. Wombat and Cheapy both mentioned that they were sweaty, but Shipwreck didn't, so now I'm left wondering if he was too cool to sweat or if he was also sweating.

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#41 clay_bones

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:18 PM

I think Shipwreck recounting his boat sim adventures should become a weekly segment.

#42 RichMeisterMan

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:30 PM

Just got to the part in the CAG cast where you guys talk about Saints Row, and are you guys not concerned with becoming bored with Saints Row? I played the 3rd game and really like it but beat it and was pretty much done, having no real interest in doing some of the more difficult challenges.

And while I liked starting the game and having everything already available I like the sense of progress that comes with upgrading your shit and moving up in the world.

With that said though I really enjoyed Saints Row. I mean, I beat which is a rare thing for me to do nowadays.

#43 donkeydrop

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:31 PM

Most people give up on their standing desks after a month or so. As for the supposed health benefits, short periods of standing during the day have been shown to be beneficial, but standing for longer has not shown any additional benefit and has it's own risks.

Standing to work has long known to be problematic, it is more tiring, it dramatically increases the risks of carotid atherosclerosis (ninefold) because of the additional load on the circulatory system, and it also increases the risks of varicose veins, so standing all day is unhealthy.
The performance of many fine motor skills also is less good when people stand rather than sit. We have tested computer use when sitting and standing in different ways. The problem with standing is that when you raise desk height for keyboard/mouse use you need to also raise screen height above the desk or you get neck flexion.
Also, for standing computer work, the computer fixes the person’s posture, there is greater wrist extension and pretty soon people end up leaning which also compromises their wrist posture, thereby increasing the risks of a musculoskeletal disorder like carpal tunnel syndrome.


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Your best bet is to work out in the middle of the day (or at least walk if your job site has no facilities). Take regular breaks, and make a point to move around. Walk upstairs rather than just go to the nearest coffee machine, etc.

#44 demonhellcat

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:26 PM

Cheapy, I have to call out your comment concerning specific skills being required to drive a modern supercar (referring to the Forza girls taxi service). There are certain cars that only have manual transmissions with very stiff clutches and lots of power that make driving them a little tougher than a normal car, plus I agree with you when it comes to older Italian cars, but the cars I saw probably had paddle shifters. Any car with paddle shifters has a fully automatic mode making them as easy to drive as any Honda... as long as you don't put foot it in at least.

#45 davucini

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:36 PM

Cheapy, I have to call out your comment concerning specific skills being required to drive a modern supercar (referring to the Forza girls taxi service). There are certain cars that only have manual transmissions with very stiff clutches and lots of power that make driving them a little tougher than a normal car, plus I agree with you when it comes to older Italian cars, but the cars I saw probably had paddle shifters. Any car with paddle shifters has a fully automatic mode making them as easy to drive as any Honda... as long as you don't put foot it in at least.



About to make the same post. plus 4wd and launch assist. It is harder to program the gps on those cars than drive them. But what do you expect from cheapyD the only things he knows about cars come from TopGear. :)
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#46 bickle

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:22 AM

Cheapy's point on cars still stands, when you take safety into account. Do you really want an inexperienced driver behind the wheel of a $200k to $1 mill car? It may be easy to drive under controlled circumstances, but it's also very easy to Fuck up in in a big way, like the lambo video earlier.

Also, the giant penny has been around since 1947 (http://en.wikipedia....Penny_Plunderer). /nerdmode off

#47 S0LIDARITY

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:13 AM

Most people give up on their standing desks after a month or so. As for the supposed health benefits, short periods of standing during the day have been shown to be beneficial, but standing for longer has not shown any additional benefit and has it's own risks.



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Your best bet is to work out in the middle of the day (or at least walk if your job site has no facilities). Take regular breaks, and make a point to move around. Walk upstairs rather than just go to the nearest coffee machine, etc.


I'm really glad you posted about that. I've been hearing about the standing desk trend for about 6 months or so and felt that it was bullshit, but I was still scared by the numbers from various studies. A treadmill desk makes more sense to me but I'm confident my workplace would never spring for one.

#48 Yamato

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:50 AM

I'm really glad you posted about that. I've been hearing about the standing desk trend for about 6 months or so and felt that it was bullshit, but I was still scared by the numbers from various studies. A treadmill desk makes more sense to me but I'm confident my workplace would never spring for one.


I was thinking the same thing earlier. If you're going to stand while doing something at home, why not just walk on a treadmill or get on an exercise bike? You don't have to go crazy with it, I'm sure even at a slow pace it would be better than just standing there.

#49 AsteriskCGY

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:05 AM

1. Romance of the Three Kingdom's is a Chinese story. Nobunaga was Japanese.

2. Kinect needs a way to register closed hands so you can "grab" things instead of having to snap to it.

#50 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:12 AM

I'm not sure if Wombat was just being smarmy or sarcastic, but Star Wars: The Old Republic will be free-to-play in a few weeks up to a certain level. It was announced at the EA press conference at E3.

#51 Wombat

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:45 AM

PrObably both, but I thought they said they were "looking into it" and nothing was confirmed. But I could be wrong.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:00 PM

I just noticed this text at the top of the page. Maybe time for an update?

CAGcast & CAG Foreplay Video Game Podcasts - On the CAGcast, CheapyD (Tokyo) and Wombat (NYC) discuss industry news, game previews and reviews, deals and shopping, life in Japan, and much more! Join married couple "The Shipwrecks" for CAG Foreplay, where they break down the newest releases, find you the best deals, and discuss what they are or aren't playing.

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#53 spid

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:22 PM

The big penny did make an appearance in the "Almost Got Em" episode of the old Batman: The Animated series.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:19 PM

I couldn't help but laugh out loud and think of Wombat when I saw the giant penny and dinosaur in LEGO Batman 2. To be fair to Cheapy and Shipwreck though, the only reason I'm aware of these things is because I've been reading the comics. I don't think their presence in the batcave is as common of knowledge as you might think.
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#55 jngx80

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:54 PM

Two comments about the show.

1. In further defense of Wombat, the giant coin and dinosaur appeared frequently in Batman the Animated Series and Batman Beyond. The Animated Series even had an episode origin episode for the penny where Batman was tied to it by Two Face. Cheapy may have been too old to watch the Animated Series, but I imagine Shipwreck was at the right age to catch that show in it's heyday.

2. Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Dynasty Warriors, Red Cliff, Lu Bu, etc. are all Chinese related. Nobunaga is Japanese.


I was going to make a comment about both of these too. They were shown in the Animated Series and even though I wasn't a big fan of Batman Beyond but I remembered the items were also shown. I think the dinosaur attacked Batman in a Beyond episode. I will admit that only Batman fans/readers of the comics would bring this up.

Cheapy should've known that Nobunaga isn't in the Three Kingdoms. But I guess Koei's to blame because they did Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Nobunaga's Ambition - both are strategy games.

Edit: someone mentioned about the talk about sim games. Didn't Cheapy mention he was playing an airport sim in a recent show? Talking about sim games and even some real time strategy games almost always come out sounding lame because it doesn't come off sounding like they're any fun.

Cheapy - Community, the NBC comedy had a funny episode about foosball.

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#56 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:05 PM

PrObably both, but I thought they said they were "looking into it" and nothing was confirmed. But I could be wrong.

http://www.joystiq.c...-to-play-update

It was the last thing they talked about during the Star Wars: The Old Republic part of the press conference.

#57 detectiveconan16

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:33 PM

This could've been a nice outro:


But good enough anyway.

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#58 thakingrocka

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:49 AM

We solved the problem that Stack Soap pretends to solve long ago. We have multiple solutions to that problem. What is wrong with you people?

I knew about the T-Rex, but not the penny.

Foosball is awesome, and I am definitely interested to see how this game controls. Someone mentioned Community above. Best show ever, man.

That ship simulator sounds awesome.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:20 AM

Great CAGcast as usual. Keep up the good work!

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:21 PM

Wombat laughing as Shipwreck described that the Avengers all had individual balls was a classic Cagcast moment and exactly the reason that your word counts according to game company reps. Regular guys talking about games. If this is the fine banter I can expect in Bullshit Quarterly, I'll pledge to Kickstarter right now.