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#3181 davidb69

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 11:32 AM

CheapyD, you mentioned that people in Japan are buying 360s because the heard the news of Final Fantasy XIII coming to the 360? Are they idoits over there? Final Fantasy XIII is still a PS3 exclusive in Japan. It's only coming to the 360 in North America. Unless that has changed and I havn't read about it.

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.

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#3182 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 12:08 AM

Hey Cheapy and Wombat,

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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#3183 dbzeng

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:41 AM

Hey guys, seeing as how the xbox live arcade has been an attempt for microsoft to snatch up the casual gaming audience, what are your thoughts on the top selling xbox live arcade games (Castle Crashers, Penny Arcade, Braid) being geared towards non-casual gamers?

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.

#3184 branDamn

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 05:56 AM

Hey Cheapy and Wombat,
What do you think of Square-Enix attempting to take over Tecmo?

#3185 Dr. Strangepork

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:07 AM

I just got my PS3 a few months ago and I'm looking at Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour. How are the pre-orders going for those games from CAGers? I've heard you report how certain pre-orders were going in the past when big games were coming.

I suspect I know which one is getting more (my gut tells me RB2) but by how much?

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#3186 lucao

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 11:10 PM

Yo finally the CAGcast has smashed 1up on digg. This weeks show launched it what is right now 35 diggs ahead.

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#3187 ecmazza

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:11 AM

Wombat,

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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#3188 smarkbran

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:21 AM

Dear Cheapy and Womabt,
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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#3189 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 01:57 AM

So, Cheapy, what is it like to be the most hated man on Kotaku. From the comments, you're an idiot, an asshole, a communist, but we all know you're definitely not a porn star. Seriously though, Brian Crecente declared that CAG has lost all credibility over this and that you've personally set the progress made for the credibility of blogs back a long ways, but Wombat's hardly getting any of the hate for actually being the one that fully endorsed this contest. Do you plan to fire back at Kotaku and try to discredit Brian Crecente by maybe saying something about his mama, possibly a Yo Mama joke?


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#3190 Magitek85

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:09 PM

Dear Cheapy and Wombat,

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.

#3191 LittleWildman

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 08:54 PM

Hey Cheapy and Wombat, would you guys ever give up gaming all together and if so, what for? Please try not to say stuff like "I would give up gaming for my wife, kid etc." Just something in general that you would give up gaming for if you would ever give it up.

P.S I'm not encouraging you to give up gaming guys, it's just hypothetical.
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#3192 RoboCag

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:36 PM

Hmmmm
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 ?
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#3193 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 01:24 AM

Hey Cheapy and Wombat,

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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#3194 XTommyDonX

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 03:34 AM

In addition to FriskyTanuki's question, do you feel that it is wrong for Kotaku to call CAG out because of the creation of the false rumor? They didn't even have to research it, there were tons of posts referencing a contest going on and they could have easily held off on posting the story. I feel that this contest was actually a great experimental project which tests the credibility of news sites in the gaming industry. It was actually pretty affective and allows you guys to further validate your theories.

#3195 thorbahn3

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:37 AM

What games do you own that you'll most likely never finish?

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#3196 woodcan

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 06:02 PM

Cheapy, I'm sure you probably have talked about this before (I can't remember everything) but since it sounds like you purchase a lot of new releases what do you do with your old games? Do you sell them at local stores there in Japan, have them stock-piled, give them away, or something else? Also, if you do sell/get rid of your games what is your deciding factor of when to get rid of them (i.e. completed, bored, no room, etc)?
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#3197 pop311

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:17 PM

Dear Moses and Abraham,

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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#3198 Froogin

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:36 PM

Hey Cheapy, if you guys win the gaming podcast award again this year, are you gonna let Wombat keep this one?
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#3199 LittleWildman

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 07:10 PM

Hey Cheapy and Wombat, I would like to get your guy's opinion on this piracy topic. I was just pondering on video game piracy and thinking, is it really all that bad? If a game can be pirated then it is obviously going to get around a lot more and therefore more people will know about it. People who pirated the game could then tell more people about it who may then go out and buy the game, spread the word etc. Do you think that word of mouth from video game pirates could actually help game sales? My friend has a modded Xbox 360 and I have had the privilege of playing a lot of games on his console which has then encouraged me to buy the good ones and avoid the bad ones.
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#3200 uberpwner93

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:00 AM

Sup Cheapy and Wombat. I would like to know if a game developer would sway your decision on buying games. I have a friend who refuses to buy games from THQ, even if the game is great.
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#3201 my2k2zx2

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 02:14 AM

Cheapy and Wombat,

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.
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#3202 E*Master

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:41 AM

Question for Wombat.

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?

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#3203 dreamshade

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:59 PM

If Wombat would like to add some analysts' opinion to something, I might like to ask about some of the things said about Konami in the last show. The outlook of Konami's new Rock Revolution music game looks to be pretty poor. The common wisdom seems to be that the game is going to have a hard time cracking a market that's already pretty heavily held by two other guitar games in the U.S. It was also reminded that Konami started this whole thing back with Guitar Freaks / Drum Mania some years ago.

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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#3204 XTommyDonX

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:25 PM

Cheapy and Wombat,

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...

#3205 bluu

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:39 PM

1. Wombat : Over on the Joystiq podcast Chris Grant has said (as most recently episode 66 @ 33:20 min into) quote " of the up to 90 million copies of Grand Theft Auto 4 sold , He (Grant) doubts less then one quarter (25%) of the players finished it " I was shocked, I always play through a GTA title and GTA 4 had an amazing story how could anyone not ? DO YOU believe this number is accurate ?

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.......


#3206 Chrisness

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:34 PM

Cheapy and Wombat, maybe you should get Duke Nukem 3D even though you said you were not interested. The game is great and has EIGHT PLAYED CAMPAIGN ONLINE COOP!
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#3207 Dirty Rabz

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 01:59 AM

Just wondering if you guys would be interested in an online Cod4 Tournament on the 360, I'm a father of three in Vancouver, Canada and an officer of the Facebook Group "Gamers Unite:1,000,000 Strong." If you go to the group we have a registration page linked to it. I love your podcast, I listen to it at work all the time and you've almost made me shard my pants laughing. I'd love to play online with you guys some time, my gamertag is Dirty Rabz, if you read this on air, please mention my Tag as I'm always looking for new challengers online. Thanks, keep doing what your doing cause it's K-Rad.

#3208 PacManster17

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:06 PM

Hey guys, I really enjoyed CAGcast 134. Nice job stickin it to da man!

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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#3209 Loyalty

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:55 AM

so cheapy, what do you think about the new Knight Rider tv show?

#3210 J Bling Blang

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 04:48 PM

This question applies to the both of you. Most marriages involve the couple having a joint bank account. There are some couples who don't have one, and instead have their own separate ones and split the bills when it comes to that time of the month. With that being said, do you guys have a joint account, or separate accounts?