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#3001 buttle

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:08 AM

cheapy and wombat

i was thinking about giving in and buying a ps2,
any good ideas on how to get one for cheaper then 130 dollars?

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#3002 Shady3011

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:01 AM

Question to either one of you fine gentlemen who has seen Dark Knight. Great movie or greatest? Better question, do you think anyone can fill the shoes of Heath Ledger as the Joker after his brilliant performance of him? This is supposing that he would be in the next movie.

#3003 XTommyDonX

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:11 PM

Hey Cheapy and Wombat,

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.

#3004 Rigby

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:54 PM

Hey CheapyD and Wombat

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?

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#3005 buttle

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:16 PM

cheapy and wombat

any thoughts on giantbomb.com.
do you think it will be successful?
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#3006 x2k-one

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:01 AM

wombat nd cheapy

how do you feel about videos that show people breaking their video game system?

#3007 SonicHog91

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:40 AM

Dear Cheapy,

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.

#3008 bigmac375

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:21 AM

Remember when you said giant bomb was gonna be a failure. Check it out now, their wiki-like site looks very promising and I may even homepage them once they really start to get going. What is you guy's opinion on this?

#3009 XTommyDonX

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:42 AM

Hey Cheapy and Wombat,

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?

Congratulations Wombat

#3010 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:12 AM

Hey Cheapy and Wombat,

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.


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#3011 FireUltima

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:13 AM

Hey Cheapy

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

#3012 polly

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:21 AM

Hey guys. How do you honestly feel about the 360’s video marketplace? I don’t know about you but I can’t believe people would actually pay for the majority of the content they offer. Why would someone in their right mind pay $2 for one tv show episode? Even if we assumed a good portion of 360 users didn’t have cable tv service to get the same content, they’d still need a respectable internet connection to get on live in the first place. In which case they could go to a number of streaming video sites like Hulu that have the same programs for free. Not to mention the somewhat morally questionable options, like downloading torrents off thepiratebay for example. Even with their movie rentals, you’d still get more value from other options like Blockbuster and Netflix. And with the recently announced Netflix partnership, I think it will become even more obvious how much Microsoft is gouging their customers. Maybe if they offered some kind of subscription service, where you could download x amount of shows and movies for free each month, it might be worth it, but as it stands now it seems like the video marketplace is set up to cater to two groups: the people that are too lazy to leave their house and go to a local video store, and the people who just don’t know any better.

#3013 nofx2006

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:21 PM

dear cheapy and wombat

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

#3014 crazytalkx

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:45 PM

Hey Cheapy, considering how much you pigged out during your last U.S. visit I was wondering which restaurants you hit up during you E3 tour?
Oh and congrats Wombat! Now there's going to be a much needed increase of stories involving bodily functions!

#3015 Chronis

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:55 AM

Hey Cheapy, two questions. In the Cagcast before you and Ship went to E3, you mentioned a Cagbag question of mines about "what if you or Wombat found a porn or weed stash on your kids" on the show but really didn't answer it. What was up with that!? Did you just forget it or did you think it was a stupid question and just dodged it skillfully?

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?

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#3016 ocelot24

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 11:15 AM

hey cheapy i just wanted to know if in the next xbox console microsoft introduces a blu ray player then will sony really need to make a ps4

#3017 Yipwoop

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 01:32 AM

Hey Cheapy,

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?

-Yipwoop

Edited by Yipwoop, 29 July 2008 - 05:50 PM.


#3018 tomscab

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:42 AM

We all heard about Microsoft's so called 3-mote and it seemed that Microsoft had to show it at E3, but they didn't. Why do you guy's think this is? is it because they wanted to put all light on FFXIII or because they finally listened to the internets and decided that it was a stupid idea. Or possibly could this have anything to do with the new Bungie Project and maybe it's incorporation of the 3-mote?

#3019 Smallville123

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:21 AM

Hey guys great show this week. My question is would you ever consider having cag users guest star on the podcast week to week(not talking about a live cagcast) but you know like how shipwreck and other people guest star from time to time. They might know something you don't for the day and freshen it up a little. If my idea sounds stupid please let me know either way on how you feel.
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#3020 BrandonMills

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 03:51 PM

Gamestop isn't your sponsor next week? Then allow me to get something off my chest.

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?

#3021 undiegnome

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:18 AM

CheapyD,

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.

http://www.amazon.co...17206549&sr=8-1

Wombat,
You didn't seem as angry this last podcast. Was it because you're much happier being a new father or just too tired?
Anyways. Congratulations!

#3022 VirgiltheChicken

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 02:47 AM

Hey guys,

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.

#3023 V4Oldboy

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:09 AM

Great show as always...

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?

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#3024 JMEPO

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:46 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?

#3025 Layziebones

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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.

#3026 Yipwoop

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:28 PM

What happened to the Cheap Thrills segment that you guys were doing for a while? I thought that this segment had a lot of potential in that it can help point me and other CAG's in the direction of some really nice cheap games that have been out for over 6 months or so. The discussion of podcasts is too often on games that haven't come out yet or are too damn expensive rather than on games that people can actually play and don't cost 60 bucks.

-Yipwoop

#3027 CtrlAltDft

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:50 PM

So I saw The Dark Knight a while ago and was going to ask for your thoughts about it, but then it got me wondering, how do you watch new movies? Are movies that are made in English still have English audio but Japanese subtitles at your local theater? Do you just wait until the movie is available on disc or do you have any 'other' ways?

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.

#3028 kastang101

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:42 PM

I was just wonder what u guys think about the ION rock band drum kit that can also be used as an eletric drum kit

#3029 PooPooRocket

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:21 AM

Hey Cheapy,

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.


#3030 briaooon9

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:37 AM

Cheapy,

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 ;)
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