CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast
Posted 22 March 2007 - 09:27 AM
Did you any of you see 300? If so what were your thoughts?
Posted 22 March 2007 - 06:18 PM
Do you think that games will be more likely to have settings that are amenable to in-game ads, since it presents a higher profit for the publisher?
So we'd see fewer games with elves and knights and more modern games where billboards are normal.
Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:17 PM
With that put aside I can see myself listening for a while but mostly because of the combo of both of you. If one of you went MIA the world as we know it would be in jeopardy. WOMBAT you are the syrup on the waffle that is cagcast.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:52 AM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:56 AM
While playing on Xbox Live I've noticed that lots of ladies use "their man's" username so they can play stuff like Uno and Tetris Evolution. They say it's because only one profile is Gold so they can't use their profile. Why doesn't Microsoft offer a "girlfriend subscription" that let's them play certain games online. For example, online play for Uno on Xbox Live would be 100 points (one member must be a Gold member on the system). That way the lady can be herself and all like "this Cheapy's wife playing Lumines.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:56 AM
All inquiring minds want to know, since Wombat won't spill the beans on his personal life, how did you meet Mrs. Cheapy?
And if Wombat cares to tell, how did you meet Mrs. Wombat? And why do you need to masturbate more? The world needs to know, you sonavabitch....just kidding.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:45 PM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:05 PM
Do you think Take Two is right in suing Jack Thompson?
What are your guys' opinions on the response of Jack Thompson to the lawsuit filed against him from Take 2? Do you think that it is Jack Thompson doing the right thing, or just becoming a nuisance himself?
By the way, the response can be seen here http://arstechnica.c...ake-two-lawsuit
Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:11 PM
Posted 24 March 2007 - 02:35 AM
The other night while watching TV I noticed the original Gremlins movie was on, which I hadn't seen it for some time. As a young kid when first released I remember various toys for this movie. One in particular was a small 1 inch tall Gremlin figures, usually found in those plastic $0.25 machines found at Wal-mart & other stores. You put it into the Gremlin into a large glass mason jar & filled with water. The toys after a period of time would grow the size of the jar, basically 10-15 times larger. The gremilins looked really fleshy at full size.
Do you remeber ever seeing or having any items like this? I wish they still made them possible in various sizes and characters.
"By Grabthar's Hammer, what a saving." - Sir Alexander Dane(Galaxy Quest)
Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:49 AM
I was wondering if you could do a segment each week on Rail Fan. I really enjoy hearing about your exploits in the crazy world of train sims. In fact, I think you should remove the Wombat's Burrow and put this segment in its place. I know it's what Wombat really wants, he's just too shy to tell you. So how about it!?
Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:15 AM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:22 AM
We all know your love for comics and super heroes as you have showed us throughout the CAGCast. I know you aren't a big PC gamer, but have you ever expressed any interest in City of Heroes/City of Villains for the PC? It's the MMORPG where you get to create your own super hero. It seems like this game would be right up your ally. You could make the tallest, baldest, whitest guy in the game and name him, "Super Cheapy," or you could make the first wombat themed super hero. It's you choice -- you decide...
P.S. Love the show and keep up the great work guys!
Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:02 AM
Personally I would love to see more Oblivion style games, since the only games similar games I've seen is Two Worlds and Lord of the Rings The White Council, both of which are in development. I would also love to see some Resident Evil 4 style games, since aside from RE 5, the Wii game, and the new Alone in the Dark I haven't seen much that seems to be in the same style.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:52 AM
Do you think that at the next generation of game consoles we'll only see downloadable titles at launch? I'm not talking like 5-25 gb games here, but 200-500 mb games that cost $5-$10.
This way install bases could grow and small developers could get profits early while big developers come in at the start of the new year with bigger titles and not have to worry as much about breaking even.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:43 AM
Let's say it's November of 2006, the Elite 360 (just 360 for this scenario), Wii, and PS3 (both 20GB and 60GB models) are all coming out in the next few weeks. Each console has it's launch lineup (adjust yearly titles for the 360 to what the PS3 has, except for sequels like GRAW 2, and push the 2006 exclusive 360 releases to being 2007 releases) as what you know it now to be and the consoles are the same prices that we know they are now ($250 Wii, $500 and $600 PS3, $480 360).
How do you guys think the next-gen market would differ from today's market as all three consoles launched at once? Would it be an overload of new consoles with the immense shortages that they had at their high prices for the consoles and games? Oblivion, GRAW would've come out at the same time for the 360 and PS3 while exclusives likes Motorstorm and F1 for the PS3 and DOA 4 for the 360 would be out early on in the lives of the PS3. Since neither system would have a large install base this early in their lives (they're probably neck-and-neck for the most part), would you see Dead Rising and some of the previously 360-exclusive games being on the PS3 at their release? Would the Wii's quick start create a sizable lead that starts to give them an insurmountable lead? Is that enough questions for you guys?
Go for any other situations that you'd see as interesting changes in history between what has really happened, but the main question for it all is "how would you see the console war taking shape if the Elite 360 was the main SKU for the 360 that MS launched with alongside the Wii and PS3 in November of 2006?"
You read it. You can't unread it.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 02:43 AM
Heck, if you need someone to do it, I'd be willing
Posted 29 March 2007 - 03:38 PM
Posted 30 March 2007 - 05:03 AM
You mentioned that you got "Worms" and you've been playing it a lot. Any tips on ways to win the war?
Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:59 PM
Posted 30 March 2007 - 05:56 PM
Hey guys, great job on the cagcast as usual. I really enjoy the opening classic midi file and love the feeling of nostalgia, but hate the feeling of, "Crap, what was that game again?" Would you mind mentioning which game you pulled that from at the top of the show?
It's from Blaster Master, and Cheapy always lists any intro/outro music in the show notes: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=132838
Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:15 PM
Question for both of you - When discussing games recently, you both seem to mention that if the game dropped to 20-30 bucks you may get it, etc. I feel like before we (CAGs in general) talked about budget games being in the 19.99price point. I also remember everyone being up-in-arms about the then proposed 59.99 price of "next-gen" games. Have you two now accepted the "new" 59.99 price of games, thereby meaning you now consider 30 bucks for a game a deal? I miss last-gen :(
Posted 31 March 2007 - 04:37 AM
Posted 31 March 2007 - 01:06 PM
Posted 01 April 2007 - 01:33 AM
They're laying off over 3400 employees and asking them to "reapply" in an attempt cut salaries (costs). In my mind, it appears that CC is frantically trying to stay afloat in that they seem to be copying the competition's methodologies in getting gamers / DVD collector's into their stores. Lately they've started a $20 Gift Card guarantee if they don't have a particular game in stock at a certain time on release date, customers get a $20 Gift Card. CAG'ers seems to be getting a lot of free gift cards which of course CC does NOT want to do on an ongoing basis.
And as an unintended result of the "layoff / reapply for your job at a lower salary" announcement, I'm starting to sense an undercurrent of resentment towards CC as well as people beginning to state that they'll be shopping LESS at CC or not at all.
I hate to throw this out there but could it be possible that CC might be on the same path that led them to going under (out of business) as they did once before?
I just don't know how much more time CC has before they either go under or get their ship in order.
I'm new to the CAGCasts but I'm liking what I'm hearing. Great stuff guys!
Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:27 AM
If you could have any song in Guitar Hero 3, What would it be?
Posted 01 April 2007 - 12:15 PM