CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast
Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:19 AM
Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:52 AM
Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:51 PM
Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:42 PM
I was wondering what you thought about the situation with Infamous 2's main character, Cole. After Sucker Punch showed off the game at E3 there were lots of people who were upset at how he looked and sounded since it was a big departure from what he was like in the first game. Since then Sucker Punch has officially gone back and altered Cole to make him more similar to what he was like in the first game.
What do you guys think? Has Sucker Punch possibly fallen into a trap? Where they've set a precedent that every time their fanbase expresses dislike towards a design choice, they're expected to go back and change it? And how much is too much for this kind of direct feedback from the gaming community?
Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:17 PM
Hey Wombat, I remember last year you said that Dragon Age could be your 2010 Fallout 3. What happened to that? Dragon Age has come out with tons of DLC, and a full expansion. Did you ever even finish it? If not, I really think you should, I went back to it a few weeks ago and it was great.
Yeah I was going to ask this as well. Dragon Age is a great 60-80 hour experience for Origins, then another 15-20 hours for Awakening. Now is the perfect time to get into it with the time before the fall releases hit and the DLC is on sale. Check out my post in the XBL Gold sale thread in the deals forum if you want a DLC review.
In terms of trying out some actual good JRPG's from this gen (screw Final Fantasy,) then I would suggest the following for consoles:
Tales of Vesperia on 360
Valkyria Chronicles on PS3
Eternal Sonata on 360/PS3
None of these have random battles, which seems to be your biggest thing against JRPG's and these are the best of the best in that regard IMO. All 3 have demos available so you can try them out first before you try to get them. They should be about $18-$30 new or used but may be a little hard to find (you may have to lookup stock via Gamestop.com as none of the large B&M stores will have them or you can try Amazon as all 3 are out of print.)
Now if you like Valkyria Chronicles, that leads me into 2 games you might like for your commute if you still have your PSP:
Persona 3 Portable
Valkyria Chronicles 2
I don't know if the PS2 versions of Persona 3 had random battles, but I know the PSP version DOES NOT. And VC 2 from the demo seems like more VC 1 but in a more compact form given the limitations of the PSP vs. the PS3.
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:40 PM
What do you think of Kotaku's decision to not do a post on the NPD numbers each month? They haven't done one since the April numbers came out.
Now the May numbers were a bit delayed because of E3 and logistics issues for NPD (I think it was reported they took the extra time to do maintenance on their servers) but the June and July numbers came out at the normal times but still no posts by Kotaku.
Yet if you search NPD on Kotaku, everytime some analyst or gaming quotable person has said something negative about NPD in the last 3 months, Kotaku has run that. Did they have some kind of falling out?
I think it's kinda sad that one of the top video game news sites (at least in traffic) on the internet has arbitrarily decided not to cover one of the biggest news stories that happens each month and is a vital one to know what is selling in the US, the largest gaming market. Hell, you have individual users here on CAG that post the Japan and UK sales numbers. Every other news site/blog/podcast does an NPD post so what is the justification for Kotaku to not do it?
I have tweeted at Stephen Totilo and posted a couple of times in their open discussion threads but gotten no response.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:33 PM
Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:25 PM
He just seems to awkwardly push out a laugh or chuckle whenever cheapy makes a joke about his wife or that Shipwreck has only gone out with one girl.
HOW DO YOU FEEL SHIPWRECK HUHHHUHUH?
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:56 AM
So, question 1: Cheapy...Like you, I have a 2-year-old kiddo that goes to daycare when I stay home (during the summer, as I am a teacher). This eventually made me so guilty that I gave up my gaming/free time to spend the time with her. Do you or Wombat ever game guiltily because you know you're not spending time with the the little ones?
Also, yours and Joystiq's are the only podcasts I listen to on a regular basis, and I was curious as to whether or not you guys were having a feud of sorts. I ask due to the Limbo "price vs. length" dispute and the issue with the XBLA glitch. I won't base my listening decision on it or anything; just wanted the gossip.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:05 AM
December 26 of last year, my brother suddenly and unexpectedly died from valley fever (literally a here one day and fine, gone the next kind of thing). I received his PS3 (I would have already had one but due to economic constraints it was impossible). Now, my brother had alot of medical problems and was in a lot of pain (he had a prescription for morphine). I know that he is in a better place. I am also glad that I now have a PS3 and I enjoy it immensely. This also leads to immense amount of guilt. What do you guys think? Should I feel guilty that I enjoy the PS3? I feel pretty sick to my stomach about it alot.
Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:17 PM
i heard you mention him a few times and i listened to the pod cast where you went on his show...
he sounds like a funny guy
Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:34 AM
After hearing Wombat mention something about video game analysts and stats on APB, any chance getting Michael Pachter back on for a segment?
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:38 PM
Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:55 PM
We will meet at noon, and the cost is $15 to play as many arcade games as you can withstand (the arcade will probably be open until 2AM).
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:04 PM
With the 3DS having an SD card slot from the start, would you like to see the option to export saves to an SD card for personal back-ups to a PC? The inability to take saves off of a cartridge has been one of the main things that has kept me from renting or borrowing games to see what I want to buy since those saves belong to the cartridge, not the player. They could still continue with way they currently handle saves to the cartridge for those that don't want to manage save, so the choice would be up to the player. The bigger question would then be how likely Nintendo would be to allow this.
What do you guys think the Kinect and Move console bundles from Microsoft and Sony have to say about the customers they're aiming for? Microsoft is bundling Kinect with the 4GB Xbox 360 for $299.99 and Sony is bundling the Move bundle with the 320 GB PS3 for $399.99.
What do you think of the $130 250 GB hard drive Microsoft is putting out for the newer Xbox 360s? With the old systems, there was at least the excuse that you didn't have the option for a 120 GB or 250 GB hard drive when 20 GB or 60 GB were the only options, but now the only options are the 4GB and 250 GB systems with an expensive way to turn the former into the latter. Should they have just offered a 60 GB or 120 GB option that was a middle ground so it's not blatantly clear that they want you to get the 250 GB system?
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:39 PM
1) Is it annoying when Lucy pulls the football away right when you're about to kick it?
2) Can I have my own podcast, called "Someone's on the CAG"?
3) No? Okay then, can I be a mod?
4) How much do you make, after taxes?
Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:13 AM
I posted my question last week a little too late, I think. My bad. I realized after I posted it that you guys were probably in the process of already recording. Anyhoo, if you guys could answer my q from last week, that'd be great. Thanks guys!
Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:34 AM
What's everyone's opinion on Laurance Fishbourne's Daughter's porn name being Chippy D? Should Cheapy sue for copywrite infringement?
Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:30 PM
Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:10 PM
Exclusives used to mean something back in the older days of gaming, especially during the N64/PS1 days. These days, it seems like any game outside of first party games is guarenteed to become a multiplatform game at some point. Mass Effect is only the latest game to fall in line now that it is heading to the PS3. Do you think that this is good for the gaming industry and does this hurt companies trying to push their console as a must have?
I need a new signature.
Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:06 PM
Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:06 PM
Is EA setting into motion a plan for the platform they think has more legs ala Dreamcast? Is activision doing the same? Or are we still seeing more platform subsidized support from the platform holders.
I'm looking at articles like this from June and thinking about what the holiday will bring:
Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:07 PM
Also, Cheapy, you should finish Shadow of Colossus, because its awesome. (especially when you're high)
Edited by Erock302, 24 August 2010 - 07:47 PM.
Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:21 AM
Do you think this could possibly pave the way for video game companies to start taking a stance against censorship in the way TV and film eventually did in their evolution?
Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:35 AM
Edited by Clarke, 25 August 2010 - 02:52 AM.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:11 PM
If the PS3 does motion support well, will consumers think of it as "WiiHD?"
Posted 28 August 2010 - 02:56 PM