CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast
Posted 17 September 2008 - 11:32 AM
Also, Wombat, getting Crushed to Mrs. Shipwreck in fantasy football and having my wife rub that fact in my face all week, so NOT cool.
Overall, though, another great show.
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Posted 18 September 2008 - 12:08 AM
What do you guys think of the news that Konami has cancelled Rock Revolution's guitar and are focusing on the release of the drum set, which won't even be out for a month or so until after the game itself sees release next month? Is this game just doomed to failure when it comes out or does it actually have a chance to make a dent in the plastic instrument and music games market?
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Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:41 AM
I know UNO would be a good example of a good selling XBLA game that's casual but I don't know of any others.
Posted 19 September 2008 - 05:56 AM
What do you think of Square-Enix attempting to take over Tecmo?
Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:07 AM
I suspect I know which one is getting more (my gut tells me RB2) but by how much?
Thanks. Love the 'cast!
Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:11 AM
You have to love Mega Man 9 coming out, game looks sweet. But here is my question, how many gamers do you think will purchase Mega Man 9 that have not played any of the first 8?
I think there is a good number, and that begs the question why...why buy 9, when you can get the Anniversary Collection for about 10 bucks used that has 1-8 on it and is back. compat. My answer=hype.
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:21 AM
With a whole buttload of games set to come out in the coming weeks, do you feel certain games will get overlooked becasue of the lack of hype and the lack of a marketplace or PSN demo? I would have loved to try out TNA impact but with the less than par review scores and no demo that game will never see the light of day on my list of must haves eventhough I am a huge wrestling and fighting genre fan. Do you think we will see demos for some of the sleeper titles that are coming out? (like the Fracture demo) I would like to see more game companies do that for the non jaded gamer who is controlled by metacritic review scores.
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 01:57 AM
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:09 PM
With the recent anouncements that Guitar Hero wants to triple its game releases by 2010, and also that GH: Aerosmith made more money for the band then any of their cd releases ever did, did you think that this pretty much confirms we'll be seeing a whole slew of GH branded band games. GH: Metallica, GH: Beatles, GH: U2? Do you think that Activision threw these news items out in the public to try to get more bands to sign on for exclusive games? Certainly the news that Aerosmith made more money on the game then any of their cds would only help to entice more bands to try the same.
Posted 20 September 2008 - 08:54 PM
P.S I'm not encouraging you to give up gaming guys, it's just hypothetical.
Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:36 PM
This is a question for cheapy and wombat
i was listening to an old podcast and someone brought up something about ilovebees
Rumors are saying bungie is re releasing another ilovebees arg
i was wondering if wombat or cheapy was going participate in this arg ?
Posted 21 September 2008 - 01:24 AM
I wanted to ask if you two had seen the week-long interview that Peter Moore had with this Guardian website, where he made public some of his more controversial moments and thoughts, like Rare not being a relevant developer anymore, his first impression when seeing the Wii Remote four years ago, and his experiences with having to kill off the Dreamcast and Xbox. It's far too rare to see heads of these companies being this open and honest about his past, so I wanted to also ask what departed executive of one of these huge game publishers would you most like to see spill some of the beans about their past?
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 03:34 AM
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:17 PM
In the lonely time between Tuesday and Sunday, I decided to listen to the Giant Bombcast. One of the topics that they were talking about was the Fable II Pub games money glitch/cheat. They said that the glitch was put in there intentionally, and that people who used it will face consequences (which I recently found out is a neutral word) in the actual game. What do you think that consequence will be? and what do you think about this in general?
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 02:14 AM
Would there be an 8-bit game you would be excited about to see a "sequel" come out for? Didnt seem like Mega Man 9 was up your alley. I think I'd like to see a new 2d Metroid game that wasnt on a handheld.
Love the show, keep up the good work, (my wife loves Tai's movies.).
Any chance of special "Off Topic" pocasts in the future, I think those would be entertaining.
Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:41 AM
I like hearing you on the show and I greatly enjoy your part to make the show what it is. I do however find myself getting more and more irritated by the fact that you always want to be mentioned in everything Cheapy does and what everyone writes about CAG. Such as the usually comment you make now which is "Where's ther part about me?" or "It's missing 'Wombat is Awesome'" etc. As well as actually asking for someone to yell "Wombat is awesome" during Pax panel cheapy was on. Wombat do you suffer from severe self esteem issues? Have you considered seeking therapy for this or anything? The reason I ask is because it's getting really REALLY ANNOYING having to hear you basically scream "WaddaboutMeeeeeeeeeee?" at every possible oppourtunity. If you mean this in jest I suggest ceasing so as it's getting hard to listen to.
Please stop doing that. Most people like you, I myself included. However continously crying out for more attention on a show you already Co-Host make me think "Then why the hell doesn't he just make a CAG spinoff show for himself called "Wombat is Awesome" where he can rant on and on and on and cry for more attention. In other words and more plain words; this shit is getting really F'n annoying please stop!
To Cheapy.... How do you constantly tollerate these antics from him?
Thanks guys I Love the show
PS Wombat stop crying for attention you may be in fact awesome but that needs only to be said a few times and not every 10 seconds. Like you desire it to be.
Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:59 PM
I've been going around asking a lot of people - why is Konami not releasing a U.S. version of GF/DM now?
A bit of historical context: Dance Dance Revolution was sort of a cult hit in America for a little while, just with whatever arcades managed to land an import copy of the arcade cabinet. When the first official U.S. home version of the game showed up in 2001, it came in a very limited release. Most stores got a couple of copies and that was about the most of it, and the game sold out quickly and left a lot of people asking for more. It was later revealed that Konami executives deliberately kept the print run small because they didn't see a big market for the game in North America - they thought it was just too strange to pierce the market and didn't think it was worth too much of a chance.
Now, you look at everything that Konami must have had to do to get Rock Revolution going: they would have had to speak to a handful of music companies in the U.S. and elsewhere and negotiate the rights to a lot of these songs, they needed to develop a somewhat new system for delivering these songs in the game, they needed to receive a lot of new master tracks and remaster and mix them to fit the new game profile. There's a lot of effort that would need to be put into a game that looks like it isn't going to be a big seller. They'll probably make their money back, at least, but it's not going to be a serious return on the investment.
On the other hand, Konami has already produced, what, 13 versions of GF/DM and has a huge library of music tracks to go along with those games. Negotiating the rights to re-release these songs in a different market shouldn't be terribly difficult, as much of the music was produced by in-house or smaller composers. The framework for the games is already well in place. It would seem like reproducing a copy of the game they've already been doing for years would be a fairly simple process.
The obvious question would be, how big would the market GF/DM be in North America when it doesn't rely on classically American music? However, a large number of American households already have plastic guitar controllers installed - which would have been a much more difficult hurdle five years ago, and that the American public seemed to adopt the DDR library much more quickly than anyone expected. I'm not suggesting that GF/DM in America would sell any more than Rock Revolution would, but it seems like the game would essentially be free money - just repackage the game in the English language and relicense music as downloadable content, and you've got an extra 100,000 sales in your pocket.
Granted, my bias here is that I'm a big fan of Drum Mania, and I'm hoping that sparking a bit of fervor will get a true U.S. release of the game, but I can't see why Konami wouldn't just go for that instead of trying to directly compete with Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Am I alone in thinking this?
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:25 PM
Has poor box-art ever affected your game buying habits, pershaps when you were young and didn't know about the actual quality of a game? I'm looking at the Street Fighter 4 box art as I'm typing and despite an awesome game...it's not too pretty...
Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:39 PM
2. Cheapy : Are you going to Attend / cover Tokyo Game Show 08? I mean not just side note stuff on the regular podcast ,but dedicated episodes/on the floor pics anything of that kind (a live call in type show on nowlive each night or at the wrap would be awesometastic)
Anywho those are what im asking ,now drop some wisdom on us O' wise overlords.......
Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:34 PM
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:06 PM
I've anticipated CAG 2.0 for so long and I'm not afraid to ask ... WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE Game Database & Collection system and OTHER Cheapassgamer.com CONTENT? WHAT IS FRAGGIN TAKING SO LONG? Is it really as state of the art as you say Cheapy?
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