CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast
Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:56 PM
I was just wondering if there are any more guests forthcoming for the CAGcast. I'm wondering this because I would like to see Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw make an appearance. He is the man behind the Zero Punctuation reviews found at http://www.escapistm...zeropunctuation.
These things are hilarious and I would recommend all of them. Any thoughts?
Posted 25 January 2008 - 09:28 PM
Last week you discussed a couple of "bad demos" (Burnout and Club). On the flip side, you have demos like Pacman Championship Edition for XBLA. I can never recall seeing THAT many naysayers do a complete a 180 on a game after playing the demo. What are some demos that got you excited for a game that you previously had no interest in? Also, what advice would you give developers to avoid the dreaded "bad demo"?
Posted 26 January 2008 - 12:38 AM
for the inquiry on whether or not one could be a hardcore gamer and only own the wii. i am that gamer, though i do own the ds as well.
to me, the biggest factor is-
almost everything i'm missing out on is either a fps or an rpg. and i don't care for either of these genres. but for gamers who love these genres, a wii alone would obviously leave them unsatisfied.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 12:42 AM
Or, what is your earliest gaming memory.
My earliest gaming memory is the hours it took for my dad to figure out how to hook up the NES to our old TV when I was about 4 years old.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:43 AM
Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:13 PM
Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:01 AM
Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:51 PM
Great show as always. Cheapy, I’m hoping you can look into this since you have contacts with Play Asia. It looks like they have just put up Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection for pre-order for only $35 (which I think is a steal for any CAGer). I’m very interested in purchasing this but I have 2 questions: 1) I’m assuming it will play on my US ps3 because it looks like the game is for the US/Canada systems, right? 2) I’m also assuming that if it is for the US than it will have English audio, correct? It would be great if you could contact Play-Asia about this and update us on the next podcast. I and I’m sure other CAGs would like to know about this.
ps. also if this is the US/Canada version of the game any word on it comming out here in the states?
Posted 27 January 2008 - 11:16 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:50 AM
While I couldn't suggest the system as the sole gaming system for anyone who plays games a lot, I could easily suggest the system for people who gamed moderately. Wii Sports, Wii Play, Guitar Hero III, Fire Emblem, Metroid Prime III, Zelda, Mario Galaxy, No More Heroes, and soon Super Smash Bros. Brawl are more than enough to keep most occational gamers busy.
I expect a surge in Wii popularity with the release of Smash Bros. Brawl. Make no mistake, this is the Wii's Halo 3 moment. Now if Nintendo could just get enough Wiis out there to meet demand...
Oh, and to be honest, I'd suggest hardcore gamers get a PC. Even though there are constant stories about dropping PC Gaming sales, I have yet to find any console FPS that matches the experience of a mouse and keyboard. Prime 3 was kind of close with it's control scheme, but no cigar. Plus, PC prices are plummeting, and the PC has far more uses than just as a gaming system.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:53 AM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:16 PM
I love the show, keep up the excellent work
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:14 PM
What is your take on all of this? The game won't be released for another 9 months yet stores are taking pre-orders? Seems like overkill to me.
Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:43 AM
I've joined CAG not too long ago and recently started listening to the CAG Cast (started at CAG #98) and found each episode very entertaining, funny and informative. I've never missed an episode since. And actually look forward to downloading the CAG Cast everyweek.
I was just wondering if you guys can go over your history and relationship together for the listeners like me who don't know much about you guys. i.e., Were you guys childhood friends? (because it seems like it). Where did you guys work prior to this? Did you guys work together prior to making this site? What about with the Shipwrecks? What made you start this site? What made you (Cheapy) move to Japan? And etc.
I think it would be great if you guys went over this on air so that people like me who don't know much about you guys can get a better perspective and enjoy your shows even more.
Thanks guys. Keep up the good work.
Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:13 AM
And where can I download those themes from the contest?
Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:42 AM
I mean, for Christmas trees there are superstitions I've heard of. One is if you don't have your tree down by New Years, you're going to have a bad year!
Just wondering if you guys find this odd too, seeing Santa's hat everywhere a month after the holiday.
Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:50 PM
What are your thoughts on the new DS revision? Will you get it? Does the loss of GBA compatibility matter? Personnally, I could give 2 shits about backwards compatibility on any system. I don't even have enough time to play new games, let alone old games that weren't worth my time when they came out in the first place.
Peace out fellas,
Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:50 PM
Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:13 PM
Sony Defense Force is a *dry satire* website. It parodies Sony fanboys, but does so by staying just barely on the side of belivability most of the time.
Then you have posts like this (http://www.sonydefenseforce.com/?p=322) that clearly step over the line and make the satire clear.
So if you wonder why the whole episode seemed to rediculous and over the top and unbelievable, that's because it is.
Look up DNS info. Look at other info. You'll find it's strangely obfuscated. (Its DNS, for example, uses a GoDaddy Proxy.) If it was a real fanboy site, why would thy hide that stuff?
You spent a bunch of time ranting about a post which was, in fact, bait to get you to react. You've been had, son.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:15 PM
I am a 36-year old married male with a full-time job. I am also an avid gamer, way back to the Telstar Arcade. I currently own an Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS and their predecessors. Herein lies the problem. So many great games, but not enough time. This will get worse once I have kids. As a result, I tend to gravitate towards games that provide a “quick videogame fix” such as fighting games, wrestling games, sports games, and racing games where you can play a few minutes and be on your merry way. But, I am missing out on all those great platform/storyline games that require a much greater time commitment. I’ve tried to play these games “casually”, but always manage to get stuck – not knowing what to do, where to go, or what to find to get to the next level. Ninja Gaiden for the original Xbox comes to mind, as I was stuck trying to beat a boss and couldn’t advance to the next level (a level select feature would have been nice). I know I can look on the internet for solutions to all my questions, but that just kills the experience for me as my PC is on the other side of the house. Another thing that hinders me is the lack of a save anywhere feature in games, so that you can pick up where you left off, even if it is in the middle of a level (Madden for the PSP has this feature, but its missing from the console versions). Developers should consider adding these features for us casual gamers (a casual gamer mode?), who are more concerned about experiencing a game rather than beating it and finding everything that there is to find. Every game should have a level select, an ad-hoc invincibility code, a hint mode (where you can ask for hints for what to do/find/kill to move to the next level), and a save anywhere feature. An un-lock everything mode would also be great for racing, fighting, sports games as well. You used to be able to enter cheat codes and/or download game save files to unlock everything, but these are getting scarcer and scarcer in light of achievement points and micro-transactions. I would buy so many more games if these features were included. What are your thoughts on this and do you have any suggestions of games that have these features or at least allow you to save at any point. I have Gears of War, Resistance Fall of Man, and COD4 and find that the levels are short enough so that I can actually play these games a half hour at a time. Thanks, and I love the CagCast and CheapAssGamer.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:01 AM
Did you ever track one down? I've been thinking about getting one from eBay...where did you get yours?
Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:24 PM
I don't know whether it was both of you or just Cheapy who downloaded the Classic Rock Pack in Guitar Hero 3 but I am a little concerned about the pack advertising Jukebox Hero as a master track. Have you listened to that particular track yet? I'm positive that the track that is in Guitar hero 3 is not the original Foreigner track. Everything sounds completely different, yet Activision's advertising states that it's the master recording from 1981. It's not. Have a Listen.
Master 1981 Track:
Guitar Hero Cover:
Does this anger you, being that the same company yet again lies about their product? And this time, they knew that they were wrong from the start. Thanks for your response.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:35 PM
but to my questions
1. as a follow up to my question from last week, have you tried the vagina wash yet?
2. because of the rediculous decision by nintendo to basically short out the Wii, what do you think would be the best way to go about buying one?
3. how is Tai doin?
O yeah and take a shower, but don't have to much fun with your crab toy.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:37 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:48 PM
That's the kind of line most console players would rattle off. Fortunately for PC gamers, it's far from true. You can pick up a decent PC graphics card for about $100, and a *great* PC graphics card for $200. Anything above it is really just buying a luxary item.
As for why PC gaming is failing, look no further than Microsoft and their backstabbing to see the real reason behind this entire situation. Games for Windows has failed to deliver on what it promised to, they locked DirectX 10 into an OS that nobody wants, and they've *still* not done anything about integrating game copy protection into Windows.
Why would they do that when they get fat royalities on every single game sold on the 360? The problem with PC gaming is that the current entity that controls PC gaming, which is Microsoft. Apple still doesn't seem to be interested in attracting gamers to Macs, and Linux gaming is still somewhat of a joke.
Luckily for us PC Gamers, there is Valve, and they might force Microsoft's hand when it comes to making them pay attention to PC Gaming. Note that those dismal PC Games sales didn't account for game sales over Steam, which has really picked up in the past few years. Valve continues to give PC gamers what they want, and the more gamers get locked in with Valve, the more MS loses control of that market. That PC Gaming control is important for MS's Windows monopoly, so they can't let their control over PC gaming slip too far.
Furthermore, PC gamers aren't like console gamers. They tend to stick with the same game a lot longer. For example, PC FPS games are immediately modded by the PC gaming community, and new content is put out constantly after release. The console market is locked in to whatever the publishers put out originally. As a console gamer, you'd need to consistently refresh content ( buy new games ) in order to keep it interesting.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:49 PM
Are there anything American creations that are really popular in Japan but not in the US?
Could you name a few?
Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:14 PM
Occasionally you mention games your are playing that you picked up in Japan. I was wondering if you could maybe make a weekly or bi-weekly segment on what is new in Japan and if they are playable for non-Japanese speaking (spouse having) gamers?
I was really interested in the Pocket Baseball game you mentioned for the DS a few weeks back, but can't really tell if I would be able to muddle through not reading Japanese. So I thought this might be a good segment for the show.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:02 PM
Also check out this picture lol, goofy Cheapy faces.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:07 AM
I always read the instruction booklets cover to cover before starting the game. I've always felt that it's part of the experience of the game. (I'm probably the only one, aren't I? lol)