CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast
Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:43 PM
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:10 AM
You wouldn't have to splice all the phone calls together or anything, just do a show like your black friday deal show. Oh and Wombat can join in too...
:P (I kid Wombat because I care)
Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:59 AM
I just saw Cheapy's interview in BBC-asia regarding the stituation of the format wars. The thing that bothered me is that there was no mention of cheapassgamer.com. The BBC guys simply said "Thats David Abrams of CAGcast japan"(something like that). It could have been a big plug to the site and the podcast. Of course BBC would never want the word ASS flashed on their screen.
Did you ever think of making changes, so that cheapassgamer.com would be more accepted in mainstream media? maybe using other links like cagcast.com or cheapyd.com . I'm sure that you'll have more interviews like this and it would be great if you can capitalize on the exposure.
Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:12 AM
I've only been listening to the CAGCast for several episodes, starting with 104. Now this may have been discussed before, but I just want to know how did Cheapy and Wombat meet? Did you guys go to school or work together since you both lived in NYC? And where in NYC did you guys live?
I don't live in "the city" (Manhattan) but frequent there for my part-time job and to meet up with friends (we live in the other boroughs >_>). I'll be sure to keep an eye out for any "Wombat Sightings" too.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:55 AM
Lost: Via Domus is coming out soon (2/26) and I'm really surprised at the pricing model they've adopted. PS3 and 360 versions of the game are $60, while the PC version is only half as much at $30. The game is a single-player only experience, so aside from getting to sit on the couch, what's the advantage of going with the console versions? As a CAG who games on console and PC, I know I'm going for the PC version just to save the money.
Any thoughts on this deviation from the standard $50 PC / $60 PS3 / $60 360 model in favor of "bargain" pricing on the PC? Why not go bargain across the board?
Posted 18 February 2008 - 07:18 AM
On the most recent CAG episode you talked about Dark Messiah and how they had downloadable content on the market place prior to the games release. This got me thinking... we know game developers tend to run behind schedule and the first release dates we hear are frequently pushed back. My question is this: If a game developer is approaching their deadline and doesn't have some parts of a game finished, do you think they would make the decision to leave those parts out of the game and release them as DLC, rather than push the entire games release date back? I'm curious to hear your thoughts.
Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:15 AM
Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:27 AM
I wanna know the story of how you guys first got into video games. What was your first system? First game? First memories?
Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:11 AM
Posted 18 February 2008 - 07:54 PM
Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:45 AM
Which movies or general franchises would you like to see get the Lego treatment, such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Robocop is not an answer.
Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:50 AM
What seems to be a bigger issue for you?
Poor controls and camera issues
Overly difficult AI
Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:09 PM
This question came up a bunch of casts ago. Turns out CAG.com is taken by some multi-national corporation or what not. CheapyD ran into this problem before which is why he uses the alt 'CheapGamer.com" which redirects here.
Did you ever think of making changes, so that cheapassgamer.com would be more accepted in mainstream media? maybe using other sites like cagcast.com or cheapyd.com which provides links to the site. I'm sure that you'll have more interviews like this and it would be great if you can capitalize on the exposure.
Not everyone needs to look like a 16 year old girl cosplaying a 16 year old boy, every-Japanese-artist-ever.
Bully - Outland
Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:39 PM
Recently, the "PC Gaming is dead" arguement has come out of the closet and is rearing its ugly head around town. Have you guys played any PC games recently and do you agree with the statement.
While I believe that it is not the superior force that it once was, I think that it is far from dead. I think people tend to realize that the European market is still a huge place for PC gaming. Even Crysis which sold below expectations here, sold huge in Europe, and was pushed above one million units according to an Electronic Arts financial call recently.
Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:15 PM
Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:36 AM
If apple were to get into the gaming market do you think you would be picking up there system considering how big of a microsoft fanboy you are?? They have some good launch titles and it costs as much as the new XBOX.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:05 AM
Your thoughts on the RROD at GDC.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:47 AM
Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:48 AM
Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:23 AM
I listened to a recent podcast of yours with Wombat. You mentioned your wonder about how Kotaku gets more Web Traffic than the much higher maintenance 1up.com. Basically you said that it surprised you that a site that barely paid significant salaries to its workers was beating out 1up.
Well your comment made me think what follows, and I would like to know what you think:
1. People only go to Kotaku to get the latest in gaming news, and little else, as it is one of the fastest sites to get the news. Thus the high traffic. But they split themselves up amongst the sites they like for content relating to games: Game reviews, retrospectives, and features. Hence, why 1up is below Kotaku. IGN beats out Kotaku only because of its higher Google presence, and its larger variety of content (not only gaming related subsections).
2. Advertisers pay more for their advertisements on 1up than Kotaku as the audience is much more diverse and desirable on 1up than on Kotaku. Also, the advertisements are much more well done than on Kotaku.
3. 1up is also a print publication, with a web side component, and thus it offers once again a more attractive advertising (print and online) package for its sponsors, and thus its ability to pay its staff.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:30 PM
I love my video games and take them seriously hoping to compete in the future. i really look foward to playing people who are good competition but recently i find that alot of people dont make clans to be competitive they just make the for fun. this isnt that bad. the thing that bothers me is when someone puts Mlg infront of there name and sends you a pm saying there a free agent and they do horribly in the game. have you ever experienced this?
also theres been alot of hate towards Cheapy as of late. i would like to say that i think you are doing an amazing job and that i have noticed nothing but perfection from your performence.
keep up the good work
Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:50 PM
Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:24 PM
What religion are you oriented too? Do you go to church or participate in whatever weekly celebrations are held in other religions besides Christianity? Will your views on things change since you now have a son? Thanks
Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:56 AM
And thanks for answering my last question!
I was just wondering if we're going to be seeing more of the "Lunch with CheapyD" video's, I thought they were pretty cool. Particularly the one with Pepsi Ice Cucumber...
Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:20 AM
What is the most satisfying achievement you have unlocked?
Also, what happened to the Hype Wagon? I'd like to hear what you guys are hyped about after GDC.
The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. - William Jennings Bryan
Posted 21 February 2008 - 05:52 PM
Do you think that blu ray winning the format war and have all major studios commit to blu ray this month will have an effect on PS3 sales for the month of Februrary
Posted 21 February 2008 - 06:12 PM
Btw Cheapy and Wombat, what recent movies and TV shows have you watched and what do you recommend or don't recommend to the CAGs?
Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:54 PM
Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:40 PM
As for the spat with IGN, Cheapy would you please take a look at a recent suggestion from Esquire magazine that I have scanned for you and take its advice:
*it's pronounced wah-tesk-ah