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#1201 DarkNessBear

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 09:27 AM

CheapyD and Wombat, got a quick question...

Did you any of you see 300? If so what were your thoughts?
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#1202 TimeDoctor

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 06:18 PM

Wombat, since you're so in tune with the marketroids, this question is for you.

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.

#1203 squirrel007

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:17 PM

Has the cagcast become a biased show?! Im not talking about gaming dicussion but of the way they portray the community here (forums). While listening back I have noticed that in the cagbag the same user's questions keep popping up. Just because someone may not be very skilled in grammar doesn't necessarily mean they can't ask a question and have it be heard/answered! The people who's questions are often answered have well formatted grammar. I also noticed how when someone uses bad grammar they are often criticized for it. Recently, you guys have only been playing "cag related" 80's songs. I can't be the only one who finds this unfair...

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.

#1204 thorbahn3

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:52 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 which is sliver. 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, having fun without needing to reply "this is Cheapy's wife playing Lumines" whenever a friend invite pops up.
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#1205 Technique

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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.


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#1206 MusicNoteLess

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:56 AM

Dear Cheapy,

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.

#1207 Longshot099

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:45 PM

1 Quick Question.... How is the CAG website upgrade coming along?

#1208 linkpwns

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:05 PM

I remember Cheapy Mentioning this on the CAGCast when answering a question about the ratings system.

Do you think Take Two is right in suing Jack Thompson?
Furthermore,
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

#1209 Gshocker

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:11 PM

What do you guys think about all of the supposed exclusives being lost by (mostly) sony but also Microsoft. Some people seem really angry when and exclusive is lost but if you have say a PS3 and Devil May Cry is announced for other platforms.. can't you still be happy and play it on your PS3 or is the experiance of playing the game somhow runined by the fact that your friend with a 360 can get it as well? Or are you now conflicted since you have both and are now confused about which system to get it for. This seems to be a huge topic in many forums but for me I can only see this as an issue for the companies themselves as their systems can not get these titles as well and the publishers as they can sell to more customers now also.. Thoughts?
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#1210 DM1978

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 02:35 AM

Cheapy,

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.

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#1211 Rei no Otaku

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:49 AM

Cheapy,

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!?

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#1212 Gshocker

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:15 AM

Cheapy.. Speaking of Railfan.. I was wondering if you had ever tried the train sims for the PSP. I have a few and at least one has the real time video which is really cool to be playing while on the go..
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#1213 Technique

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:22 AM

Wombat,

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!

#1214 Kaijufan

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:02 AM

Usually after a popular game gets released we start seeing similar games (call them inspired by the popular game, clones, rip offs, or whatever you want) coming out shortly afterwards. Are there any games that you want to see more "clones" of?

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.
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#1215 KingBroly

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:52 AM

With the shortages of launch units running rampant through all launches this generation, developers are complaining about how they can't make a profit on these games. This brings up an intruiging question since some games have gone to the download-only circuit.

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.

#1216 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:43 AM

Now that all of the "official" details about the Elite 360 have come to surface, I'm intrigued by how a three console launch season would've looked if the Elite 360 was the first 360 to come out and they didn't rush to be out first.

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? :lol:

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?"


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#1217 4nik8tor

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:14 PM

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#1218 BrandonMills

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 02:43 AM

Have you ever thought of adding a PC Gamer to your podcast? I feel that Cheapy D and Wombat do a fairly good job of representing the console side of gaming, but both tend to ignore the PC side of gaming.

Heck, if you need someone to do it, I'd be willing ;)

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#1219 davidjinfla

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 03:38 PM

In Japan do they have the same level of fanboy-ism towards systems as they do in the US?

#1220 GW2K

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 05:03 AM

Cheapy,
You mentioned that you got "Worms" and you've been playing it a lot. Any tips on ways to win the war?

#1221 Jaster

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:59 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?

#1222 ratzombie

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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

#1223 Jaster

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:47 PM

Much Appreciated

#1224 ecmazza

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:15 PM

Another great show!

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 :(

#1225 Gshocker

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 04:37 AM

Cheapy - What could Microsoft be thinking by introducing the Elite.. a unit with a higher price tag to Japan where the system itself seems to be on life support already. Not sure the Japanese market (who do like different colors and stand in line for a new PS2 each time it is released in some new color) will pony up the extra cash on a system that most of them do not seem to want in the first place. What are you thoughts on this and the Xbox troubles in general in Japan. When I was there last it seemed like the xbox shelves were collecting dust..
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#1226 lurknomore

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 01:06 PM

The DC Metro area had a great meet-up a month back....has the grand Poobah, yes that's you CheapyD, ever thought of putting together a nationwide CAG meetup. I couldn't think of anything more fun or weird. But I think that a lot of CAG would put the effort to get to a CAG-palooza.

#1227 speedy1961

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 01:33 AM

I'm wondering what you guys think about the current state of affairs at Circuit City.

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! :applause:
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#1228 JDUB X

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:27 AM

Hi CheapyD, Hi Wombat

If you could have any song in Guitar Hero 3, What would it be?

#1229 metalmat

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 12:15 PM

Hey, why does wombat have an outrageous new york accent and cheapy D does not? Being from the south I have a hard time understanding what wombat is saying sometimes.
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#1230 speedy1961

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:23 AM

CHeapy, since Wombat was craving a helmet that he could wear during game play, I found this and thought of you guys..... I present the Wiihelm!

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