CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast
Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:08 AM
i was thinking about giving in and buying a ps2,
any good ideas on how to get one for cheaper then 130 dollars?
animal crossing: city folk 4983-8436-5006 (buttle), (tomato) town
Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:01 AM
Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:11 PM
What would you guys consider to be your most useless or least used video-game related controller, peripheral or attachment? An example would be Cheapy's DS Web Browser or even the DS Rumble Pak.
Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:54 PM
I wanted to return to the Legend of Frank topic a bit with a recently announced title Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic. Essentially it appears to be a game that is very much in the vein of Smash Bros, except it is stripped from all character recognition and history. The title has been getting some good words around the internet and looks to be fun to play from the trailers. If the game is a success, what does this say for The Legend of Frank?
Edited by Rigby, 22 July 2008 - 06:59 PM.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:16 PM
any thoughts on giantbomb.com.
do you think it will be successful?
animal crossing: city folk 4983-8436-5006 (buttle), (tomato) town
Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:01 AM
how do you feel about videos that show people breaking their video game system?
Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:40 AM
Despite the abundance of crap/budget/family-oriented games on the Wii, do you think the system still has what it takes to overcome these problems and hold its place as arguably the best-selling console of this generation?
P.S.: Congratulations on the new baby, Wombat! Hope everything's going all right so far.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:21 AM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:42 AM
Have either of you ever forced yourselves into purchasing a game solely because that particular game had the potential of becoming a rarity or collector's item in the future?
Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:12 AM
Do you guys think the Sony-style price drop by Microsoft at E3 will do anything to stop their slump or will Sony's new single SKU approach at essentially equal grounds in terms of pricing keep Sony's momentum going through to the fall? Also, does it seem like that fabled PS3 comeback that analysts called a year ago that most everyone else put down is actually a likely proposition from what you've seen Microsoft and Sony focus on at their press conferences?
Does it seem like Nintendo's WiiWare's been a huge disappointment so far while XBLA and PSN will keep their good games coming through the end of the year? Maybe it's because we rarely hear of announcements of new games and see updated builds by WiiWare developers, especially Nintendo themselves not really putting much of anything significant on the service since platform holders should be the ones setting an example for everybody else on their own platforms. I rarely hear people in the industry raving about that great recent WiiWare game on their podcasts, blogs, or the game sites themselves.
I'd also like to give congratulations to Wombat and Mrs. Wombat on the new kid.
You read it. You can't unread it.
PSN/XBL: CrashSpyro | Steam: CrashTanuki | Wii U: FriendlyTanuki
Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:13 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but I remember hearing on a past CAGcast that your wife was into the Fallout series, if so, how does she feel about the upcoming Fallout 3?
Also, I'm curious to know how much of the CAGcast do us listeners not hear? I know you take care of the editing, but how do you find yourself making cuts you deem necessary?
And congratulations to Wombat and family on the baby
Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:21 AM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:21 PM
this is a little off topic but what are your views on the dark knight and the watchmen preview?
congrats on the baby wombat
thanks if this gets read on the cagcast
Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:45 PM
Oh and congrats Wombat! Now there's going to be a much needed increase of stories involving bodily functions!
Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:55 AM
Also, Microsoft has just announced that XNA community games will be on sale on the XBL in the fall and that the creators will get "up to 70%" of the profit. You mentioned that a few Cagcasts ago it was something MS mentioned but never came through with. So how do you feel about it now that they are going through with it?
Posted 25 July 2008 - 11:15 AM
Posted 26 July 2008 - 01:32 AM
Recently, I was in Akihabara and was struck by how large and how crowded the arcades are. And there weren't just teenagers playing - there were plenty of people in their 20's and 30's playing fighters like Street Fighter IV and old-school Ikaruga-style shooters in the middle of the afternoon on a Friday. Do you have any thoughts on why the Japanese arcade has been able to thrive whereas the American arcade died? How long do you think the Japanese arcade can survive within the environment of next gen consoles?
Edited by Yipwoop, 29 July 2008 - 05:50 PM.
Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:42 AM
Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:21 AM
Posted 27 July 2008 - 03:51 PM
As a PC Gamer, the Steam service is already in high-gear with most PC gamers. They've started to have weekend deals every weekend, and I love the idea of having all of my games tied to one account, and being able to install them all without media.
I have to wonder if the next generation of consoles will have the option of downloading all of your games online. Gamestop really hasn't bent over backwards trying to give gamers reasons to pick them over other stores, especially when it comes to new games. I really see Gamestops days as being severely numbered. It's just plain easier to buy the game online than it is to go out to the store, and with gas prices continuing to rise, I wonder what Gamestops plans are to deal with this in the longterm.
Imagine being able to buy any Xbox 360 game online, and having the game immediately tied to your Xbox Live account. Furthermore, what if they had the option of mailing you the media for the cost of shipping?
Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:18 AM
Since you're throwing out movie recommendations to the CAG community with such qualifications as watching every episode of Tila Tequila and the Real World I thought it would be a nice gesture to throw something back your way. I was the one that recommended you check out Harvey Birdman awhile back and you seemed to like it so I thought I'd give it another shot. In keeping with the fowl theme, "Duckman" is a show for you as I see a few similarities between you and the shows main character (voiced by Jason Alexander). Both of you are fathers, love your porn, are sex starved, and go on R-rated adventures (smoking weed in the back seat of a taxi). It's a no-brainer for any Stern fan.
Here's the Amazon link but you could easily pick up some episodes of your favorite site.
You didn't seem as angry this last podcast. Was it because you're much happier being a new father or just too tired?
Posted 28 July 2008 - 02:47 AM
Great show, been listening since the beginning etc. Now that that's out of the way, I want to ask Cheapy, and Wombat (and Shipwreck) a question. From what you have said in the past, you all think the music creator for Guitar Hero World Tour is a fairly stupid gimmick. Yet Cheapy is in love with Little Big Planet. Don't you guys think that both the creators are similar? Sure, most people won't really get into creating epic stuff in either, but that doesn't matter. The 1% who do will churn out great content for the rest of us. I for one am pumped at the thought of playing songs "inspired" by bands that would never even make it into downloadable content. Or what about playing Bach; hey, Tenacious D did it.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:09 AM
But I hear you guys complain about the PSN and XBL marketplace games being overpriced nearly every show. I have to agree about XBL games being overpriced and in over-abundance, but I have only boughten games from PSN. The only reason is because you can share the games with 4 other people, cutting the cost in 5ths. I'm just curious why that is not mentioned when "mentioning" new PSN games on the CAGcast. I just got a group together that bought 1942 and Pain for ($3 each person) and still have a spot open for one more. I haven't paid for a PSN game without sharing the cost yet. Is it considered immoral to do so? It saves CAGs a good amount of money on PSN games?
"You WROTE it, you can't UN-WRITE it!" - Maurice LaMarche
[if you need help funding a PSN gameshare (US) I'm happy to help out fellow CAGs (PM me) as long as you are patient.]
Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:46 AM
Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:03 AM
CheapyD, It seems to me that you've just let the "Your man in Japan" forum die out. Any plan to revive it or do we need to get a new tall bald man living in Japan to take care of that forum?
He just said a couple CAGCAST's back that he wants to use his Blog for that stuff and he said he was just going to merge the forum.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:28 PM
Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:50 PM
Also I wonder if either you or Wombat have read Watchmen or are looking forwards towards the film; I saw the trailer shown before TDK and it looked good so I just picked up the graphic novel.
Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:42 PM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:21 AM
Having picked up the iPhone in Japan, which apps have you tried? Have you purchased any games? Do you have reasonable data plans over there? If you do, I would highly recommend buying Tuner for 5 bucks for some streaming audio action. This may be of particular interest to you as I know you're a Howard Stern fan, and there are a number of Howard 101 streams available. Live Howard 101 on-the-go in Japan would be pretty sweet.
Edited by PooPooRocket, 31 July 2008 - 02:25 AM.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:37 AM
Surely with all of your free-time (ummmm the gay E3 video) you will be able to put together a CAG meet up at PAX this year....maybe breakfast (steak & eggs) on Friday? Thought it would be cool since the Joystiq one at E3 sounded cool. Maybe a combo meet up with CAG & Stiq...hell worst case it's another ego trip for you