CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast
Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:33 AM
They are AA batteries that have tops that flip up so you can plug them into a usb port and recharge them. People complain often about how long they take to charge or not lasting long, but they are trying these in too high power needs. I'd expect they would be great for Xbox 360 controllers.
Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:31 PM
Recently Wombat has mentioned that he thinks he has a ghost in his house...im not sure how serious he is, so can you guys tell us for 1. if he is serious and 2.what other non-fact based pseudoscience stuff you believe in, if any? (ex. accupuncture, religion, earth being visited by aliens, ghosts, homeopothy, bloodletting, etc...?)
Posted 03 December 2008 - 03:54 AM
For a little while now something has been rubbing me the wrong way with Little Big Planet that I couldn’t put my finger. I just realized what it is. DLC that you have to pay for. They want me to pay for extra costumes from video games like Metal Gear Solid. It just occurred to me that they want me to pay for a freaking AD. People are going to see my sack boy and wonder what game the costume is from. I’m basically turning my sack boy into a walking billboard.
That isn’t even the worst part. The worst part is even if I don’ t buy the costume I’m still forced to download it in a update. So now my hard drive space is getting eaten up by crap I can not use unless I pay for it. Capcom should be paying me to wear street fighter costumes not the other way around. This is just nuts.
Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:13 PM
Since the holidays are almost here, what was the most outrageous present that you have given or received?
Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:43 PM
Also, what's on each of your wish lists?
Posted 03 December 2008 - 09:41 PM
Does the possibility of the video-CAGcast that you guys mentioned quite a while ago still exist? I just wanted to know if you guys are still thinking about it or if that idea has been canned.
Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:42 PM
I am a big gamer who wants to ask for some games for the holidays. Now my grandparents hate M rated games. So I was wondering what are the top 10 T or lower rated games that you like on the Xbox 360. May the Dinodick reign supreme forever. Fellow blogger and Cag.
ps. If this becomes part of the cagbag Wombat should answer too.
Double P.S. screw you Banjo Kazooey (Yes I know I spelled it wrong)
Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:22 PM
Have you put any thought into how you'll game with your kids in the future as they get older?
Some things to consider: How old will they be before you allow them to play T or M rated games? Will you have a separate console for yourself or share a communal console, assuming there will still be consoles and not cybernetic implants in the future? Are your kids going to be spoiled and have every game that is released? Will traditional father-son/daughter relationship building activities be replaced with multiplayer games?
Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:50 PM
Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:12 PM
I have a question regarding video game backlogs. How do each of you approach your backlog of games? Do you bounce around from game to game, or do you pick one game and play through until you are finished? Keep up the great work.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:58 AM
And for Cheapy, did you like how Schumacher put nipples on Batman? What are your thoughts on Snyder deliberately putting nipples on Ozymandias' movie costume? If you could put nipples on any superhero's costume, who would it be, and why?
Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 01:32 AM
Couple of questions for you:
(1): Is Frisky Tanuki giving you head on a regular basis or something? He gets first question on nearly every CAGcast. What's up with that?
(2): Do you think that the Community Games are very quickly going to become a sea of shit, and it'll be impossible to pick the rare gems out. Seems like there's going to be a glut of crap games coming to it. I've already pretty much given up on it, and will only check out ones that are mentioned as particularly good on the blogs and/or podcasts.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:02 AM
Ever since your food videos on youtube, I've been fascinated with what you have been eating in japan. On podcasts, you usually mention only sizzler's, mcdonald's, and other american cuisine. I was wondering how much would you say you eat japanese food in relation to american food? Keep up the good work
Posted 06 December 2008 - 09:45 AM
I started play the demo for Dead Space, and promptly got the living shit kicked out of me by the zombies.
Despite the demo's outrageous difficulty, I decided to buy the game thanks to the Black Friday sale (found out on CheapAssGamer). After trying the game from the beginning, I have come to the conclusion that the Dead Space demo may be one of the worst demos this year. Apart from blatherings about dismembering monsters and teaching me about a little white laser to tell me my "objective", the demo didn't tell me jack and shit about the essentials of gameplay. Thrown into a middle level, it gives a short explanation on how to sort objectives, go through inventory, and a bit on aiming, but fails to mention how to run, how to melee, and, most importantly, how to reload the fucking weapon!
How could such a shitty demo be approved?! Had the game not been so cheap on Black Friday, I would've completely passed on it and I'm willing to bet others feel the same.
Thanks and keep up the great work!
Your fellow New York Jew and CAG'er,
Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:31 AM
My question: Do you guys ware shoes indoors or do you have your socks on.
In sweden were i live we take our shoes of indoor but i see it on tv that they dont in the US. and if you do how long did it take for you cheapy to convert.
What games do you wombat play on the subway
Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:04 AM
Haven't you figured it out yet fanboys? Your mommy can't afford both consoles! Be grateful with what you got and shut the up.
- starving African bro
Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:26 AM
You both hate every single game, so stop giving people false conceptions about it... or else, I'll rip up your sacks.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:47 PM
Edited by majinluffy, 09 December 2008 - 04:32 AM.
Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:44 AM
Recently, Gamasutra talked to a few analysts not about what games will sell big this holiday season, but which games they think will flop. One chose Banjo & Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Tomb Raider Underworld, Midnight Club LA, and Need for Speed Undercover. Your boy Michael Pachter chose Midnight Club LA, Shaun White Snowboarding on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Tomb Raider Underworld, and Animal Crossing: City Folk before he flip-flopped on Midnight Club and replaced it with Need for Speed Undercover after seeing the reviews for both games. Do you guys agree or disagree with these choices and are there any other games you'd add to the list?
Your other boy, Nick Suttner at 1up, mentioned in his comments on the length of Tomb Raider Underworld that it seemed to end abruptly at about six or seven hours, which lead to the discussion of the possibility that the six hours of exclusive Xbox 360 DLC were just cut from the last few levels of the game instead of developing new levels. So how bad could this situation be that not only could the people that paid $60 for the Xbox 360 version didn't get the whole game, but that those that purchased the game on the other platforms were also screwed over because of Eidos and Microsoft's exclusive DLC agreement?
After playing the Japanese demo for Resident Evil 5, I'm still confused as to why Wombat thinks the gimped controls are an integral part of the scariness of the game. Why can't Capcom enchance the rest of the game while letting the controls catch up to the games it's influenced, Gears of War and Uncharted, instead of just gimping our controls? Though I haven't played it, wasn't Dead Space successful at providing good controls and the creepy atmosphere you'd expect from a horror game?
Speaking of the Japanese demo of Resident Evil 5? What do you guys think of Microsoft's inability to not region lock their foreign demos a few hours after it is put out for the public, forcing a lot of people to download it from the net and burn it to a blank disc to just play this free and legal demo? Sony seems to be completely fine with anybody getting foreign accounts to grab items on the Japanese, European, and other PlayStation Stores without this kind of hassle, which is great for impatient gamers.
Are there any updates on your LittleBigPlanet torture sessions?
Edited by FriskyTanuki, 09 December 2008 - 07:02 AM.
You read it. You can't unread it.
Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:01 PM
Big fan of the show! I was hoping you could help out a fellow cheap gamer - Here's a little name game for you...
Gears of War 2
Choose two to buy. Tough choice, I know. But I'd love to get your opinions. Keep up the good work, you guys are my favorite podcast!
Posted 10 December 2008 - 03:51 PM
Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:34 PM
Im a freshmen in college and im looking for some advice. Im registering for classes for the winter semester and im getting to the point when I have to start going for classes that will affect my career.The problem is Im not sure exactly what is I want to do, or rather whats it called. I know I want to do what you guys do. Not exactly running a website, but being a big part of the gaming community. I want to go to E3s and mingle with gaming devs, maybe even move to japan. I dont want to develop games but....I want to have a job where games are a huge part. Any suggestions?
Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:50 PM
Now that both of you are fathers (And good ones I can imagine ). Are you going to be dressing up as Santa Claus for your kids for Christmas and see if you can fool them into believing that you are Santa Claus? Well, that is if they can't tell that your under the suit.
I really do enjoy listening to the show, but now, its something that I look forward to, because at the moment I am doing my GCSE Mock exams at the moment and after hours of writing and panicking, I can chill out at home and listen to the CAG Cast.
I wish both of you a very happy Christmas and a happy new year!
Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:51 PM
I was wondering what your thoughts on the new prince of persia are? Ive been a huge fan of the Prince of Persia games for a very long time and the new game somewhat worries me. I love love LOVE the new art style, and graphics. I like the elika idea quite a bit, hearing the guys at Ubisoft talk about her made me really highly anticipate the rebirth of the franchise. However! i keep hearing that though the game is great the platforming is now super easy. This disapoints me a great deal. The platforming is what made the previous games, i couldn't care less about the combat I always enjoyed the difficulty of the game, playing over and over until i could master every platforming sequence. Executing wall runs and jumps with grace and precision.
So I'm curious about your thoughts on the current trend in video games of making things easier but still delivering a decent game. Is it worth making a game really easy to hook new players if you turn off old fans of a franchise in the process? Also, what games, if any, have you found to be too easy but still enjoyed the look and feel of?
Some games that fit this descriptor for me are Half-Life 2(PC), Secret Agent Clank(PSP) and Fable 2 (X360).
Also, a plug for my blog: Savestate
Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:20 PM
Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:52 PM
First, Cheapy, congrats on your Aspire One! I freaking love mine. If you find as I have that it has wireless card issues, I suggest going to aspireoneuser.com. Aside from fixes, there's a lot of interesting information on there. And yes, I still love mine even though it's had issues.
Second, finishing games was briefly mentioned on the last podcast. Do you guys feel like you have to finish a game in order to get your money's worth out of it? Do you finish everything that you are genuinely interested in and take time to sit down and play? This is something I've wrestled with in the past and just wondered what your take on it is. I often feel like I shouldn't buy more games when I have so many unfinished, but they just keep coming out with more! Argh!
Posted 11 December 2008 - 04:56 PM
I was just curious, with all the talks of UGO buying the 1up network, do you think that your seat on UGO's Gamesblog has poised you in a position to become more involved in the game industry? Also, if the merger goes down in January, can we expect to hear you do a guest spot on 1Up Yours or have Nick Suttner on the CAGcast?
Just curious, love the show, as usual. Keep up the good work.
Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:53 AM
I'm just curious about what you guys have been playing when not in front of the tv. Wombat, what are you doing on the train, other than staring at girls and playing "games" like Mystery Case Files? Cheapy, I know you don't go anywhere and think the DSI is pointless, but have you played anything good on your beloved iPhone or DS sans i?