CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast
Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:44 AM
Have you ever considered sister or sub sites for CAG that are garnered towards different regions. I.e. a Cheap Arse Gamer for the UK or a gamer bon marché d'âne for France?
If you ever decide to do a UK one, I'm your man
Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:41 PM
Great podcast! The CAGcast was one of the first podcasts that I downloaded, and its now become a staple on my ipod every week. I like the podcast so much that I played one of them for my girlfriend, which, actually, turned out to be a terrible idea.
Cheapy, you have ruined my life! My girlfriend will sit for hours reading about your exploits in Japan, refusing to go rollerskating with me, which is something we used to do constantly. Whenever I make the mistake of interupting the CAGcast when she is listening to it, she will shush me and get angry. And worst, at Wombat's recommendation, she bought Viva Pinata, and now I no longer have reliable access to my XBox360. I hope you're happy!
Posted 22 April 2007 - 03:04 AM
Are there Triads and Yakuzas and whatnot in Japan or are they "American" Japanese gangs?
If two brothers get gay on each other, is it incest?
Posted 22 April 2007 - 01:28 PM
I was wondering, why is the DS still selling to strong in the Japan and U.S. I have heard Cheapy saying how hard it is t find one in Japan, and I have had the same experiance in the U.S. There do not seem to be many games that are great and have that "Wow" factor but there are some. I know that puzzlequest recently came out and that might push a few more systems, but other then that and like, phoenix wright, trauma centre, and the final fantasy (which I happen to like) there do not seem to be that many great games. Thanks if you answer this and I love the show.
Posted 22 April 2007 - 09:18 PM
What do each of you think about the incredibly popular pokemon series? With over 500,000 preorders in the US alone for the new Diamond and Pearl titles it seems like a LOT of people are interested in a pretty basic RPG adventure game.
Have either of you played the previous titles in the series? If you're not interested is it because you think they're too childish?
I played the living sh*t out of Blue a loooooong time ago but I wasn't interested in any of the new games until now with them specifically designed for the DS.
Posted 22 April 2007 - 10:00 PM
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Gankutsuou, Elfen Lied, Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien, Tsukihime, Code Geass, anything Captain Harlock.
Posted 23 April 2007 - 05:03 AM
Do you think that songs for GH would be cheaper if people could download songs illegally if they wanted? Could this be one reason there is no GH for the PC? Because a PC version would be too hard to control and would quickly be hacked so that anyone could load any song they want into it? The easy availability of illegal downloads helped drive down the price for stores like iTunes, so maybe the lack of an easy way to do it for consoles keeps the price higher.
Posted 23 April 2007 - 05:06 AM
Oh, BTW, is there any way we could get a show under 1 hour again? I have lots of podcasts I like to listen to, and as great as the show is, the longer it gets the more likely I'll just skip around to stuff like reviews and news. I like most of the extra stuff besides strictly game news, but there is only so much time in the day and you're not the only game in town. In a way, you seem kind of like XBOX Live Arcade sellers, pushing the time(as opposed to price) as high as possible before you start losing listeners?
Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:38 PM
Posted 24 April 2007 - 03:23 AM
I have 2 questions for you first...
My sisters have gotten hardcore into 'Super Mario' (4hrs a day) but, they say that they don't like video games. Although it is obvious that they like them how can I get them to start playing other games (DS stuff maybe even some Xbox?)
I was talking to a friend of mine and we started talking about; a few different video games. And the subject of being disrespectful to the soldiers that are fighting or have fought and died for our (or other nations) freedom and, how some games almost insult that what are your opinions on that?
Thanks for your answers,
Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:26 AM
If you absolutely had to, or else your entire family and loved ones would be killed, would you rather:
1) Get fucked in the ass by a huge black man
2) Suck a guy off and swallow the load
Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:22 AM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:02 AM
And who would be the sidekick/younger sibling/lackey, or the basically the one on bottom (like in Bert & Ernie's case)?
Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:20 PM
WOMBAT, how do you get through each day of your miserable life without hanging yourself, slicing your wrists, or putting a bullet through your head? The nagging wife. The terrible jobs. Having more rats than money? What keeps you going... that some day you'll make something of your life?
Happy 30th Birthday! Welcome to the "club!" :(
Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:17 PM
A few months back I started listening to video game podcasts while bored out of my mind at work - it's basically the equivalent of reading a weekly gaming magazine but it still allows me to give the illusion of being productive. Anyway, I listen to quite a few over the course of the week, and the CAGcast is definitely one of the most enjoyable ones.
However, there is one thing about the podcast that bothers me - and that's your use of aliases. I guess that leads me to my question - I know you guys are friends outside of the CAG-world, so when you talk privately, do you still call each other by your CheapyD and Wombat aliases?
When you called your wives Mrs. CheapyD and Mrs. Wombat, I cringed a little at its absurdity. Surely you guys aren't so concerned with privacy that you avoid calling each other by your actual first names.
Aside from that, great show, it really makes my Wednesdays.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:34 PM
Also, I forgot to ask Cheapy this a long while back, but are you able to get into the All Nippon Amusement Machine Operators Expo, or for that matter, the JAMMA show? Too late for for AOU this year, but JAMMA is in September, I think, and I think it would make an interesting feature to have for the YMIJ segments.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:37 PM
One of the things that bugs me about the cagcast is that whenever I'm listening I keep wishing I could shout at you and tell you how wrong you are without my girlfriend staring at me, but with you hearing it. I think you should pick one good question from the cagbag each week, and then have that question asked by the person who wrote it, either over skype (just for the cagbag segment), or previously recorded.
This has the added benefit that you can't forget my name when I ask a question again
Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:29 PM
I know Wombat is a comic book fan.. did you guys hear about they found real life Krytonite? It doesn't glow or anything but its still pretty cool that something fictional exisits in the real world.. anyways keep up the good casts.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:38 PM
Since your "special days" are here or soon to be, what did each of you ask for as gifts?
I always thought that you guys were older than me for some reason.
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:30 PM
BTW, I was only using the Halo 3 thing as an example, I wasn't meaning to cut down the people who did preorder it in full.
Posted 26 April 2007 - 12:05 AM
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 01:04 PM
Recently, another wave of backwards compatible titles were announced by Microsoft. This question is a 2-parter:
First, how does Microsoft determine which games they will program (if that's the correct term) to be backwards compatible? Is the decision based on sales numbers/popularity of the game? Surely, that can't be it because there are some pretty crappy titles that they've made b.c.
Second, with the release of the Elite happening and the old Xbox being discontinued, do you guys think we will see an end to the backwards compatible titles? I'm still waiting for the rest of the Prince of Persia series to become b.c.!!!
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:40 PM
Anywho with the announcement of a new Nights game for the Wii what older game would you like to be Wii-done.
Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:56 PM
Anyway, my Q...
Do you think we will ever see downloadable content go on sale? For example, the XBLA games that have been out for a year now, do you think MS will lower the price of them, or just keep 'em sitting there in case someone new comes along and wants the game (or you or Wombat get too drunk and spend some points in the wrong way). And will the big N ever lower the price Mario 64 on the VC?
And kind of related, do you think there will ever come a time when downloadable content gets taken off the marketplace? For example, I am interested in the new characters for Marvel:UA, but don't plan on getting the game for a good bit still...will I miss out on Venom and the Hulk by waiting?
Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:27 AM
Long time listener, first time posting, love da show!
With older consoles like TG-16 and genesis doing somewhat well on virtual console, how do you think the new crop of VC "consoles" will fare( such as MSX, and more importantly NEO-GEO) on the wii this summer?
plus with Cheapy in Japan and getting them first, will you download them?
Thanks guys you rock!
Posted 27 April 2007 - 03:11 PM
Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:36 PM
I am NOT the biggest fan of Blu-Ray as I don't think the increase in quality is worth the format change, and I LOVED Wombat's comparison to Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest (TEH SUCK)'s sales on DVD.
BUT... (and speaking of "buts", how's the weight loss going Cheapy?)
How were DVD's selling versus VHS during DVD's early days?
I hate to try and paint any sort of hope into the picture for Blu-Ray, but it might be too early to say it's not doing well.
In regards to Cheapy's Forza experience: I have trouble when I play racing games with a wheel too. It's harder to play, but it feels cooler, if that makes any sense.
Also, some feedback:
Cheapy, PLEASE STOP RUSHING WOMBAT!!! I really like his input, and it seems that towards the end of anything he says, you try and hurry him up and move on to the next point. I REALLY wanted to hear Wombat's thought's on Justice League Heroes, since I love the game and was hoping he'd give it a chance, but you just kept cutting him off.
Wombat (didn't think YOU were getting off the hook, did you?) it's your opinion, and I can't say you're wrong, as that would be silly, but I personally disagree that Justice League Heroes had good PS1 graphics. I was pleasantly surprised with the visuals, and that's high praise considering I usually play Xbox games. However, I completely agree that it blows not being able to choose which characters you play all through the game.
Thanks for your time.
Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:27 PM