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#4951 WorkTheShaft

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:37 PM

What do you guys think about buying games at release as opposed to waiting a few weeks? It seems almost all new games can be had for substantially less if you wait a couple weeks out of release. it's stupid for anyone to buy a game at release date.

#4952 Ultramontane

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:06 PM

Question for the trio,

How much of an impact do you think the "OnLive" gaming service will be to the gaming industry?

As an avid PC gamer, this is almost a dream come true. Not only could this save money on hardware upgrades but the fact that I could hop on almost any decent web capable device and play the latest games instantly is pretty amazing.

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#4953 Imallvol7

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:33 AM

I can't remember if it was CAGCAST 203 or 202 but you brought up your love of Fable 2 again. I recently purchase this game used at Gamestop for $15 dollars and was so excited to play it. EVERYBODY, not just you, seemed to gush over this game. However, I find this game totally boring. There are too many tedious things to do and the game started out with a bang but now it just seems like boring minigame after boring miniquest. The game seems to have many glitches and the frame rate dips frequently. I also find the combat to be pretty unsatisfying. Does the game get better? I say I have put may be 5 hours into it? May be more?

Who knows, may be it's just not for me. I may not ever get back to playing the game. I bought Borderlands on the Steam sale for 10$ and i can not stop playing it (I would say Borderlands is one of the best games of this console generation).
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#4954 Imallvol7

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:35 AM

Question for the trio,

How much of an impact do you think the "OnLive" gaming service will be to the gaming industry?

As an avid PC gamer, this is almost a dream come true. Not only could this save money on hardware upgrades but the fact that I could hop on almost any decent web capable device and play the latest games instantly is pretty amazing.

Thanks all.


I have access to Onlive right now and I have to say its amazing. However, I never use it because I am always on WIFI (you have to be connected to the internet by cord to turn live on). If they made if accessible over WIFI, I would be in no doubt! Would take the worry out of wondering what games run on my computer.

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#4955 TehMuff1nM4n

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:01 PM

I have access to Onlive right now and I have to say its amazing. However, I never use it because I am always on WIFI (you have to be connected to the internet by cord to turn live on). If they made if accessible over WIFI, I would be if no doubt! Would take the worry out of wondering what games run on my computer.


I was a little sceptical at first about OnLive, and after trying it today I have some new opinions on it. Right now it is still a little bit out there, with blurry graphics and some latency issues here and there along with the no wifi problem. BUT, after trying it out I am still pretty amazed. With a little work this could turn into something extraordinary, and the $5 a month they want to start charging next year is cheap considering we won't have to be buying a really expensive PC. I look forward to PC exclusives such as Civilization and some of the other games to eventually show up on OnLive. Over the next few months I can see them improving their hardware, allowing wifi, and eventually fixing the graphics problem. I am excited to see what this brings in the future and I think I will buy a game or two to give them my support. I hope this becomes successful.

#4956 mr.Grinch98

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:05 AM

This question is for Wombat.....for ever, you have been preaching for a Twisted Metal game on the PS3. How excited are you that Sony is finally producing this game? Also, what are your thoughts on the awful G4 interview at E3 with Olivia Munn and David Jaffe with the penis questions?

#4957 duran603

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

Cheapy, when is the last time you actually played a Wii game? I regularly hear you discuss PS3 and 360 games on the show, but when the discussion turns to the Wii, you seem to go mute. Even when an occasional Wii game garners high praise from the critics, you seem uninterested. Have you completely given up on the system? It seems you've also recently abandoned the DS. What does Nintendo have to do in the next console round to get Cheapy back?

#4958 reddjoey

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:25 PM

CAGCast Crew: Thanks for notice last week, I hope I got this one in on time.

As I was looking at the Xbox Marketplace I noticed that NCAA Football 11 had day 1 DLC that basically amounted to cheat codes. I popped over to Joystiq to read a review and they didn't even mention it (I know they didn't have access to it, but the DLC went up the same time as the review). I know you guys don't did sports games too much and DLC and EA bashing is old hat, but come on, one of those packs is $30! That's half the price of the game! I'd like to at least hear you guys discuss it or you thoughts on it. Keep up the great work on the CAGCast.
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#4959 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:09 AM

Hey Cheapy, Shipwreck, and Wombat,

What do you think of the news that the Destination Arcade app will only be available for the five weeks that Summer of Arcade lasts? It doesn't make sense that they'd spend time making an app that would make it easier to find good XBLA games and then kill it before it even launches.

Do you think that the overall disappointment with Crackdown 2 is due to the first game being released at the right time as the first successful sandbox game of this generation? Since then we've had several other sandbox games that have done their own things (Saint's Row 2, Red Faction Guerilla, Infamous, and Just Cause 2) and seeing that the game that preceded them comes back with largely the same experience that doesn't stand out anymore. Even Just Cause 2 seems like a more advanced version of Crackdown with a larger space to explore and more collectibles to find.

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#4960 Neji

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:17 AM

Hi guys, I have a questions for the three of you. As you likely know, GameStop had the Red Dead Redemption one hour sale last week. Like many people, I spent the entire hour trying to get on the website. When I finally could log on and add RDR to the cart, GameStop changed the website so that it automatically removes it from your cart when you check out. Although gamestop said that they were going to make things right, they did nothing to the average Joes like me. Can I get your thoughts? Do you think I should still have faith in GameStop again?

Many thanks, keep up with the great work guys.
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#4961 Crystal_king25

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:12 PM

over the last 5 years i have heard about your experiences with trade-ins in the usa. it seems that you aren't really guaranteed the full game e.g only getting the the disc with no box or instructions and it is only now that full games are getting guaranteed by game stop and the like. in the uk i have only seen a few shops with games that don't have instructions and a box, why do you think the us game market is behind the uk in quality of trade-ins

#4962 djsmf435

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:50 PM

I highly recommend Blur. I picked it up for $10 also, best $10 i've ever spent. I wouldve paid $60 for it, had I the money. But I dont, thats why i'm a CAG.

#4963 Dr. Strangepork

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 07:49 PM

Hey Cheapy,

Will we ever seen any features on the site for arranging online games between CAGs? It seems all that we can do is have someone create a thread as the 'home' for a CAG night for the particular game. I think at a minimum a platform specific calendar would be welcome. Clan support would be next. Just something where someone can say, "hey, gonna be online tonight playing Red Dead Redemption. Anyone want to join?" But in a persistent place, not just a rapidly disappearing thread.

I just think it is too bad that it seems so many CAG game nights fall apart because the original poster disappears or because there are no tools to make meeting up with CAGs on PSN or Xbox Live easier.

Thanks. Love the site and the CAGCast!

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#4964 thenexus6

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 08:58 PM

Any chance of getting high res podcast album art to match the sexy iPhone 4 display?

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#4965 ChernobylCow

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:39 PM

What do you guys think about the end of 1 vs 100?

#4966 LiK

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:23 PM

We know the CAG app is still in the works but what features can we expect? Any new updates?
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#4967 KingBroly

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:41 PM

Hey guys, I was wondering if you're going to buy Fallout New Vegas at launch or wait for the inevitable "Game of the Year" edition that seems to follow every Bethesda published game?
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#4968 ChernobylCow

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:33 AM

Hey are you guys going to read a question by FriskyTanuki or KingBroly this go around?

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#4969 mr.Grinch98

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 07:27 AM

Question for Cheapy and Shipwreck. First, Cheapy, obviously, you buy a ton of games for your enjoyment and to add to the podcast discussion. Being in Japan, do you eventually trade them in or keep them to add to the horde?

As for Ship, you get a ton of games for reviews. I have thought often on how you could make a killing on Goozex flipping them after a review. Would you consider that unethical to do after you received an early copy from the publisher?

#4970 bigreub

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:54 AM

Hey Ship,
A few shows back you mentioned your hilarious DoA Xtreme Beach Volleyball List. Have you made other crazy lists besides this one? Like you, I have some pretty ridiculous OCD tendencies. Most notably, I meticulously maintain a Google Doc with every console, game and peripheral I own. I used to color code it but this got out of hand. Objectively, I think whole list making this is Shaq-fu-ing crazy of me to do, but damn it feels right!

Keep up the great work guys. I've been listening for exactly one year, and the show keeps getting better!
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#4971 DarkNessBear

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:43 AM

Yo Cheapy,

We got a fellow CAGGirl (kissfuldreamer) running to be on Season 2 of the Playstation Tester. She already did really well in the first round of voting and she needs more votes in round 2. I think it would be neat to get another CAG on another reality show (maybe this time win... Jim...). So what do you say? Promote a fellow CAG?

http://casting.thetester.com/Cheska19

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#4972 kryptonic

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:00 AM

What's up with the site crashing from time to time?


#4973 rlse9

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:16 AM

One comment and one question for you guys.

When you guys talk about a game you'll say the name of the game right when you start talking about it, then for the rest of the conversation refer to it as "the game" or "it". I often find myself not knowing what game you're talking about because I'll miss the name the one time you say it then have to go back to find out what you're talking about. If you guys could mention the name of the game a little more often while discussing it, I think it'd be helpful for those of us who are multi-tasking while listening, or are just ADD.

Why is it that the summer is such a dead season for video game releases? It seems like it would make sense for more games to have summer releases with so many gamers being students who have more free time during the summer.

Last thing, Womberto should become a regular on the Cagcast.

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#4974 sdp

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:04 PM

Hey Cheapy now that you mentioned your macmini again, how did it work out? Now that the new macminis have HDMI ports I'm thinking of using one as a home theater pc.

#4975 Wolfkin

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:36 PM

I hate to bring back the past but this question pertains to CAGcast #204 one of the topics of discussion was Wombat championing CheapyD's idea that Fatalities could be done via Quicktime Event.

The idea of simplifying isn't necessarily a bad idea but when it's over done I think it kinda kills the joy of skill. For instance Prince of Persia didn't let you die and that game is now 50cents trade-in-value (in Canada at least) presumably because no one wants it. When you suggest that fatalities be done via quicktime events in an 'easy mode' what incentive is there for someone to actually learn the fatality combo. At that point it seems to me you might as well just make it all easy mode and not bother with button presses. From there it's a slippery slop to not even having the QTE and just selecting from a quick radial menu (Fatality/Babaility/Beastality/etc).

As a sort of alternative to your suggestion, would you instead be still interested in a Mortal Kombat where, in easy mode, you get say an 80% Fatality
and if you learn the moveset you get the full thing. For instance Sub-Zero might freeze then punch an opponent to pieces in easy mode but if you do the moveset he freezes, pulls out the heart and crushes IT into pieces.

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#4976 CaptainJoel

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:22 AM

Cheapy, do people ever mistake you for other bald white guys? I am asking because my sister sees pictures of you and gets you confused with MC Frontalot and Pitbull and I think it's odd.

#4977 macgyver, angus

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:48 PM

Cheapy & Ship, on your recommendations I picked up Alan Wake last week. It is a great game. It has one of the best if not the best stories every for a video game in my opinion.

I would like to hear you guys give your take on the ending, more specifically your theories of what things meant (the ocean comment, the second Alan Wake, etc.).

Also, don't you think if they ever made a movie based on the game that Wombat would be great for the role of Barry?

One last question for Wombat, what year did you graduate from Pitt? My wife and I are class of 1997.

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#4978 AgentSushi

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:36 PM

What jobs do wombat and shipwreck have, do you work in the video game industry or something completly none related?
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#4979 SVRJames

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:17 AM

do u ever post show on time lol, y do u still have cag fore play up today is a year since the last one

#4980 ObiBen

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:49 PM

Gentlemen, do you think that the games in the Summer of Arcade would have a $15 price tag if they came out any other time of the year?