CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast
Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:53 PM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:13 AM
Of the podcasts among the big gaming sites, where does the CAGCast fit in terms of listeners? I'm talking specifically of the podcasts from Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, Giant Bomb, and obviously the CAGCast. Total listeners? Listeners per show?
Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:56 AM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:08 AM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:27 AM
Basically what they're doing is they're releasing the Bombcast same as always, except non-paying members will only get the first half of it. They will have to wait an entire week until they can hear the second half the following Tuesday. Paid members will be unaffected as far as the podcast goes. They're also adding a revamped mobile site, HD videos and "added profile content" but most people are talking about the podcast issue. It's sad to see because it seems like they're really hurting for money. Ryan Davis tweeted in response to someone just yesterday "Trying our damndest to stay in business!". And one of their engineers, Dave Snyder, said in their live chat they've basically been going on investment money up until this point. I find it strange that they didn't try out a less jarring attempt at a revenue stream earlier on. Sounds it's basically 11th hour for them, so they're holding they're most popular piece of content (the Bombcast) hostage behind a subscription free.
Was just wondering what your thoughts were given the fact that you've discussed Giant Bomb's revenue methods in the past.
Edited by Fjordson, 09 September 2010 - 09:39 AM.
Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:14 PM
You often talk about not wanting to take money from your community because you'd rather get the money from advertisers and other companies. With this in mind what's your opinion of the just implemented GiantBomb paid membership structure?
In case you don't know they're offering HD videos, full instant podcast access and some other stuff for $4,99/month or $49,99/year.
I personally paid for an annual subscription because i want to support those guys and what they do.
Wombat & Shipwreck feel free to add your opinions since you visit giantbomb a lot
Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:03 PM
Anyhow, a few casts ago Wombat and Cheapy mentioned a couple of iPhone apps that were good for their toddlers. I have a 3 year-old, and I was hoping you could recommend some Android or PSN games that would be good for him to play (no iPhone here). Personally, with the average age of gamers going up, I think this would make a nice semi-regular feature for all the parents out there.
Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:58 PM
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:33 AM
I've been watching a lot of documentaries on the Japanese profession of harvesting Whales and dolphins (The Cove, Blood Dolphin, Whale Wars ect). And I've been wondering what sort of impact those activities have on Japanese people in their day to day (from an outsiders perspective): Do you see Whale/Dolphin meat common in most stores ect? Are Japanese sensitive to the subject of antiwhaling? And I believe your wife is in some type of law profession; does she run into any related issues?
You don't have to say which side you take on this issue, but I'm just curious about the general overview of this sort of thing.
Thanks love the show.
Posted 14 September 2010 - 03:53 PM
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:19 PM
Do you guys think that Best buy and Amazon jumping on the used game market is what really caused the developers to focus on how used game sales affected their sales? It just seems to be that before when it was mostly just Gamestop doing used game sales there was never a problem.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:17 PM
What do you guys think of Sony filing the patent on an external ps2 BC device? Do you think if this device is released to the public will it be successful or will it cause a backlash since Sony removed the feature from the retail systems?
Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:08 PM
Not everyone needs to look like a 16 year old girl cosplaying a 16 year old boy, every-Japanese-artist-ever.
Bully - Outland
Posted 27 September 2010 - 07:46 PM
you have something to do with that?
Is there a reason why they always mention Lucasarts in the droid commercials? Do they own the rights to the word "droid" or something?
BTW, feel free to bring this question up in the podcast... also I have two questions:
1) Do you answer loaded questions?
2) If so, what's it like being such a bastard?
Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:03 AM
I only ask because when I was a kid, for Christmas my grandmother used to give us various items with money stuffed inside or attached to it, and one year she gave everyone stocking caps with cash pinned to them. So whenever you guys say "money hats," part of me thinks of dear departed Grandma.
Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:09 PM
Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:59 PM
Would you kindly discuss the current trend of downloadable XBLA/PSN games designed for multiplayer, but not having online multiplayer available (Scott Pilgrim, Shank, Lara Croft [only one set to have it patched in later], and Plants vs. Zombies.)
As someone who has no physical friends where I live, it pains me that even if I like these games, specificially Scott Pilgrim, I will not buy these games until they're heavily discounted, if ever because I cannot get the full experience. I also find it illogical that these games you have to be connected online via broadband to purchase (or at least download if you bought the code at Gamestop) but in turn cannot be played online.
I don't think the games should forsake offline co-op as that is important in this day and age as well, but to not have nor will ever have online co-op in games designed for a multiplayer experience is assinine IMO.
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 05:32 AM
Thanks guys, and by the way I love the CAGcast keep it going
Posted 01 October 2010 - 10:02 PM
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 03:32 PM
What say you, gentlemen?
Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:38 PM
I recall a conversation from a previous episode in which you said that if Kinect was $150, you would no longer discuss it on your show. What's the deal? We hear 5-10 minutes of discussion about it almost weekly still, long since the price tag had been confirmed.