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CAGcast #299: Dem Vault Symbolz


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:49 AM

Cheapy plays War of the Roses and FTL: Faster Than Light, Shipwreck worries about holiday games being forgotten, and Wombat uncovers a Real Steel mystery.

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#2 LiK

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:46 AM

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#3 Sway

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:51 AM

Thanks again to Cheapy and friends for the CAGcast.

I'm not sure I understand Wombat's comment on expectations regarding Xcom since Amazon and Best Buy are offering a $15 gift card with purchase. Is there a difference between that and the $20 in RZ points Best Buy is offering with higher profile titles like Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Assassin's Creed 3, Halo 4, and Black Ops 2?

Does anyone on the show regularly read comic books? If so, what titles are you reading?

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#4 CheapyD

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:22 AM

Not much money in the budget for Trickster's costume.

Also, here are the winners of last week's Half-Minute Hero contest:

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#5 celegus

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:49 AM

Thanks so much for the code Cheapy, can't believe I won something!

Looking forward to the show getting me through the workday.

#6 my2k2zx2

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

I won too!! Was very surprised I had a pm from Cheapy this morning. Thanks!!
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#7 boredasfook

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

Woot I won a code thanks Cheapy!!! Cant wait to listen to the show.

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#8 madcyantist

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

Listening at work, danke schon!!!!!!!!!!!

#9 Sgt Barone

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

Listening tonight on my drive from Columbus to Cleveland!

And FTL is an AMAZING game. I definitely recommend getting it this weekend if you haven't already.

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#10 thorbahn3

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

No clue what vault symbols shipwreck is talking about either cheapy. And Cheapy, you and your wife could be retired in boring Hawaii for the rest of your lives if you want to right?
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#11 KillingMachine

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:41 PM

I think Xcom might be getting underestimated. It has a legendary reputation on PC and it will be offering up a pretty unique experience compared to other games this season. I rarely buy a game on day one, but I'll be getting this one.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

Show Notes

3:30 Thug Life: Iphone 5
6:15 Watch This: Real Steel
9:00 Watch This: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
10:30 Watch This: The Dark Knight Returns
13:30 Superman vs The Elite
14:45 Show Feedback: Multiplayer rushing, Borderlands 2
19:30 Show Feedback: Episode 300
21:00 New Releases
21:15 Resident Evil 6
26:45 NBA 2K13
31:00 War of the Roses
34:00 Ruff Trigger
35:00 Nights: Into Dreams
36:00 FTL
39:45 News: CliffyB leaves Epic
41:00 Capcom breaks shipped numbers record with RE6
42:30 Games that may get overlooked this winter: X-Com, Dishonored, Medal of Honor, Epic Mickey 2, Hitman
52:00 Microsoft birthday promotion
56:00 Playstation Mobile exists
1:00:30 Jewel Factory
1:02:45 Cagbag
1:02:45 Desire to move back?
1:03:45 Borderlands 2 season pass
1:06:15 Gaming laptops vs desktops

#13 Manloi

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:25 PM

Hello! Cheapy, Wombat and Shipwreck,

Great show today. Thank you for the posting on Gamefly PC sale. I saved a lot of money on Spec Ops: The Line ($7.49).

You are so right about the Xbox live's reward birthday gift. Since my birthday is in October, I was wondering what I will get from Microsoft. When I read my birthday gift e-mail, I was like, "WTF"! 20 MS points is nothing. It's only enough for a gamer picture on discount.

I thought that they might learn from PSN+ membership and give out an "outdated" free game as birthday gift. Boy, I was so wrong.

Suggestion for Microsoft! The gift can be either a game from XBLA or Games on Demand. Even free a DLC or 400 MS point means something for the Xbox live users. Microsoft is so cheap in this case. I am so disappointed.

#14 Kazaganthi

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:06 AM

I was right about Shipwreck and Dem Vault Symbolz! Don't forget the hidden ECHOs, they have a bit of backstory for different characters. Some of the other challenges are fun and quirky. But the game does hold a lot of secrets like Minecraft, Seven (the movie), or other minor references like Commando shouting you get a bullet and you get a bullet.


#15 metallicoholic

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:58 AM

Not sure I'm excited about next week's Watch This Bitches featuring Hulk Hogan's sex tape.

I know it seems ungrateful to complain about Microsoft's "reward" program offering a 2% discount each month but Wombat's right, it's insulting. I have to imagine that the average XBL user is not spending enough points each month for this discount to be a significant reward. I think Wombat is 100% correct in his assumption that Microsoft will profit from this promotion due to people having to buy extra points in order to afford anything on the marketplace. A simple fix would be to allow users to purchase points in any denomination they choose.

The one thing I hate about this show is how much Shipwreck can be ignored by the other two. For example, this week Shipwreck was not even fucking introduced in the beginning of the show. I bet Shipwreck doesn't care but I care, and I bet other listeners care too, I hope. I know the other two don't mean any harm and their all friends of course, but please stop being disrespectful, in my opinion. I'm picky about what podcasts I listen to and since I currently only listen to five, I don't want to stop listening to this one for such a reason.


Yeah, nevermind all the times he has introduced Shipwreck and just focus on the one time he doesn't.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:59 AM

Other ways you can see Real Steel,, have a mom that buys all new release movies, the wife and I borrowed her bluray copy and watched it cause I heard it wasn't that bad, definitely didn't think there was anything eluding to the kid not being his though, they kept trying to point out how the kid acted like him, like pushing his bot into the fight with main bad bot when he grabbed the mic, ya know going all in like that. K, now I have to go play some borderlands 2 with the wife, unfortunately I have to wait to finish the podcast to find out about the Vault talk and the rest of the show,just had to voice my thoughts!

#17 Kerig

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:00 AM

Oh Hulk Thermos, what have you gotten yourself into now???

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#18 davucini

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:05 AM

why does shipwreck hate batman so much? the disdain in his voice pierced my ears and my soul.
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#19 David Hibiki

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:19 AM

Thanks again to Cheapy and friends for the CAGcast.

I'm not sure I understand Wombat's comment on expectations regarding Xcom since Amazon and Best Buy are offering a $15 gift card with purchase. Is there a difference between that and the $20 in RZ points Best Buy is offering with higher profile titles like Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Assassin's Creed 3, Halo 4, and Black Ops 2?


The difference with those titles are they expected to sell well and companies are offering gift cards because of competition and/or the game companies are subsidizing some of it (Doubt it). I believe Wal-Mart.com started the GC/promo war recently and Amazon started the first war years ago.

Basically Best Buy wants you to go to their store and buy other shit outside of the game (hence a gift card) and hope to make a few $ in profit when all is said and done. Amazon wants you to buy more shit to. Being a CAG we are somewhat evil if we don't "'overspend"' on Amazon products after getting promo credit and up just spending what we get in Amazon promo credit alone.

Either way It's apparent XCom isn't going to sell well and I'm sure the NPD and VGChartz (lulz) numbers will show when the time comes. No one is saying It's a bad game (infact Wombat said it will be awesome) but they are saying it will sell like crap and I agree. Most likely Amazon saw it better to offer credit before hand trying to off some of the copies before the price started to drop like crazy. Best Buy followed suit as well. Here's hoping Amazon/Best Buy didn't get stuck with too many copies of a game that won't sell well.

Either way, Wait for the sale. I predict $20-$30 by January.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:19 AM

free is free.
Lets see what YOU bring to my birthday.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:36 PM

Don't worry about falling asleep during the Avengers Cheapy, its an overhyped movie that's really boring for the first 2/3's of the film. The Dark Knight Returns pt.1 is MUCH better with the real action starting within 20 mins. and never letting up, unlike Avengers which has sporadic skirmishes until the 3rd act where the movie FINALLY picks up its slow boring pace.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:58 PM

Interesting to hear Wombat musing getting a gaming laptop. I looked at a Lenovo Y580, but ended up with a custom Sager like sold by XoticPC and LPC-Digital. I just couldn't shell out $2200 for a 15" Macbook Pro--that's crazy prices for a machine that can't be upgraded or even have the battery changed.

ANYHOW, this PC is pretty awesome. I can put on my headphones and game while my wife is watching her own show on the TV or watch my own via our HTPC home network. Of course the graphics card is robust, so it games great. It was a bit expensive, but this is why we work, right?

FTL is an AMAZING game! It really reminds me of Sundog:Frozen Legacy in many ways. Shipwreck and Wombat, Cheapy is right that it's addictive. Make time for it and you won't be disappointed.

Borderlands does cast a long shadow, but there was lots of interest in Xcom at PAX. I think that it will do well--not a huge hit, for sure--but well--but that 2k is planting seeds for Xcom to come back as a big franchise. Certainly their Steam promo where everybody who pre-orders also gets Civ V for free has been a hit!

Enjoyable show as always.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

I thought in The Dark Knight Rises Batman was supposed to be around 38, the same age as Christian Bale is now.

In Batman Begins he turns 30 and Gordon warns him about the Joker, the events of TDK happen shortly after, and then there's an eight year gap.

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#24 youruglyclone

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:53 PM

Vault symbols are just carvings that you can find in-game as bonus challenges.

Re: cheaply getting a sniper buddy in one of those slaughter challenge.
All the members of the party has to be by the button in order to start the mission. You can have one of your party members die in order to respawn outside of the arena, but you lose someone who can possibly revive you.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:43 AM

Wombat, great rebound. It looks like you took my last critique to heart. You contributed with some comedy, some very constructive commentary, and just the right amount of grouchiness.
There is no sarcasm in this critique at all. This was a great episode. Keep it up
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#26 nchumley

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:40 AM

Ship and Cheapy, you should check out Good Old Games for some of your PC games. They update classic old games like Painkiller and the original Baldur's Gate, then sell them pretty cheap. They also sell some new games as well, at prices competitive to Steam.

Also, all their downloads are DRM-free and run much smoother than Steam games, I've found.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:06 PM

One Reel Steal comment the look Jackman gives I thought implied how bad a father he is. Wombat and Cheapy really came off as entitled knocking the rewards program. They are giving you something for free that you don't have to do anymore more than what you normally do.

#28 thorbahn3

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

free is free.
Lets see what YOU bring to my birthday.


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#29 KerimB

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:58 AM

One thing I noticed is when you guys talk about upcoming games, you never mention Bioshock Infinite. Personally, this is my most anticipated game because the first Bioshock is one of my favorite titles. I know it does not come out until February, but are any of you excited for it?

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