CAGcast #317: Bo Knows Bows
Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:04 PM
Also. To hear Shipwrecks take on the new gears as I just added an Xbox to the collection is was wondering if I could start there or should start from the beginning.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:32 PM
Also, the Tai thing made me think a little bit: would it be wise to train children to deal with being left alone in the home in an emergency? I think most 5+ year old children could deal with the thought of being left alone in an emergency. You would just need to train them that if they see this note then they need to stay in their bedroom for a little while. If nobody shows up after a certain time, call this phone number with this phone. It could work. Maybe I'll get the chance to try it some day.
And Tomb Raider is really great. I finished it on my PC with an AMD 7870 and the graphics are phenomenal. The gameplay was great as well. I found the bow to be the most fun quickly followed by the axe and pistol. The cover mechanic is great and it sure as hell better be ripped off by every other game from now on. I also liked that you knew a baddy was near by when Lara would draw her weapon and hunch down, rather than just spinning up some bit of music like most other games do.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:44 PM
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:59 PM
When it comes to ads though, is there actually any difference for the site if I ignore the ads instead of blocking them? Even if I see an ad for something I want on a site that I like, I know I'm not going to click through that ad. I am more likely to just go to my usual shopping site directly to place the order. Often, I fill the cart and then come back to CAG to use the affiliate link so that CAG gets a touch of green. Why give all of the money to Amazon or NewEgg when I could give a cut to CAG? My loyalty is to CAG above all else.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:12 PM
I'm about 2/3 through You Don't Know Bo. Thanks for the recommendation. No idea how I missed the Jackson craze as a kid. If you haven't watched it yet, the 30 for 30 on Steve Bartman and the furor surrounding the Cubs playoff loss in 2003 is really great.
Oh, and I've never played the original Gears so put me in for the contest.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:48 AM
I thought Wombat and Shipwreck's digs for the rest of the episode were great though.
Maybe I'm naive but I don't mind the exclusive review as long as someone reviews a game before it's out. I'm getting tired of release-day embargoes for games. Every IGN review should be taken with a grain of salt anyway so having them give an exclusive review for something really doesn't hold a lot of weight in my decisions.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:50 AM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:14 AM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:52 AM
Also, I just finished listening to the show. I have 2 kids (one almost 4, one 2 1/2) and I'm shocked that Cheapy left a 5 year old alone at night! I think Wombat is going to be correct that the issue is kidney stones (or my wife suggested Gall Stones... she's an expert since she just had her gall bladder removed!)
Keep up the good work guys.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:41 PM
Mama and Papa had to go away for a bit. We have totally not been kidnapped by mean bad guys or anything, so definitely don't worry about that. Just go back to sleep in your room where there are absolutely no monsters hiding in the closet.
PS - The gun is in the nightstand, but don't worry, you won't need it.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:42 PM
Also, I'd love that Gears code. I never played the first one.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:46 PM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:17 PM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:00 PM
I don't use adblock. I use Ghostery that blocks anything that tracks my web activity. It just so happens that these ads are running scripts that track my activity so they are blocked. Currently, it shows me that 7 tracking scripts are running on CAG now (including social networks and google analytics).
Target your ads to the site. I still get ads served to me on reddit and other sites that aren't blocked because they aren't running scripts behind the scenes. Don't call me an asshole when your ads are blocked for invading my privacy, serve the ads in a non-invasive way and you will get your fucking money.
I block 360 dashboard ads because they hamper the experience. They delay the loading of the dash and cause stuttering when switching between the tabs.
Edited by SeanAmI, 23 March 2013 - 01:17 AM.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:27 PM
Personally, I'd have probably woken the child and we would have had a very long night.
As for adblock and websites, the internet is vast and to paraphrase "if you close down one site, two more will take its place." I'd have to do this when hunting down manga I would read online, for different reasons of course, but still the end result is you can find another site for your needs, you just have to put in some work to find a replacement, but they are there.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:48 PM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:29 AM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:37 AM
Why can't I find the new Tomb Raider in your search engine? They seem to all be older versions of the game. Are there no deals on this game?
Search for "Tomb Raider (2013)".
Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:26 PM
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:00 AM
Anyway I hate ads but I also no longer buy newspapers or magazines because everything is online. And yeah they slow things down but if the site is free, I won't care because that's beer money. Good show and like comments on Gears
Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:13 AM
Overall, a very memorable episode. I do have one question though: Does Shipwreck or anyone else on CAG have a list of movies that y'all have suggested on "Watch this Bitches"? I can't keep up with it all from week to week, and you guys have some good recommendations. I got my whole family into Searching for Sugar Man and they loved it.
EDIT: Wow, after reading more responses in this thread, I've noticed people are freaking the out about Tai being left home alone for a few hours. It's not like they went on vacation or something. Wow. Just wow.
Edited by PrarieD0G, 24 March 2013 - 05:26 AM.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:34 AM
when you see the spinning circle, press the guide button. move over to "recent" and access your games and apps from there. this should solve all of wombat's problems considering all he mentions using it for is skyrim, pinball fx 2 and netflix. all 3 can be accessed from the guide. i hope this gets read on the cast because this seems to affect a large number.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:39 PM
Cheapy was in a tough spot there. It is especially tough when you do not have a support system close by. My mother was a single mom, and I distinctly remember a time where she left a note because she had to run out. I am pretty sure I was older than five, but the idea is the same. I think in the day and age where there are 10 hours of local news everyday spewing every horror store imaginable on a constant loop the idea leaving your kids alone is the worst thing imaginable.
I mean kids a few years older than Tai come home everyday, and latch themselves in until their parents come home.
Edited by spid, 24 March 2013 - 05:12 PM.