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#61 Wombat

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:51 PM

It's more than you:
http://cheapassgamer...ad.php?t=111840


funny, maybe I'll do a search next time, ahh who are we kidding, and for the record I do not think that Nintendo sees this a second choice, and they think the strongly believe that it will be the first choice for many people. I do think they are smart enough to know that its not everyones first choice, no system is but if the last gen taught us aything its that there is room for more than one console in people lives, so why not be the second choice for those gamers.

#62 halu102

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 07:29 AM

I can see that Wombat, but the main difference this next gen is the pricing of the consoles. I'm sure that many people, especially those that don't consider themselves true gamers will take more consideration when buying their system, because they might be strapped for cash and could only afford maybe only one console. I'm sure anyone would be more careful when making $400-$600 investments, but then again, I'm not sure on how much money people make these days. I just don't know anymore about this "next-gen" gaming anymore. For me it doesn't really feel like a real "next-generation" of video games. The last time I felt a true dawning of next-gen gaming was probably back when n64 and playstation were out [though this could be because I was a wee lad]. It's just I have a feeling that these systems are just simple iterations in the line of consoles. But I guess we'll see how it turns out later this year.

Well, I say get ready to pick your favorite child.
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#63 ivanctorres

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:43 AM

Wombat your falling a littel behind on your promise to deliver a "blog".
Im sure many cheapassgamers are intersted in your general thoughts...
At this rate I don't think Cheapy is going to give it a seperate area in the forums.
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#64 Wombat

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:45 AM

Wombat your falling a littel behind on your promise to deliver a "blog".
Im sure many cheapassgamers are intersted in your general thoughts...
At this rate I don't think Cheapy is going to give it a seperate area in the forums.


I agree 100%, I have been busier than expected lately, I discuss it on the lastest CAGcast, which is in the can and will be up in a few hours

#65 PawnTakesKing

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:59 AM

I agree 100%, I have been busier than expected lately, I discuss it on the lastest CAGcast, which is in the can and will be up in a few hours


This makes me sad...I hope this doesn't mean you're giving up? :-(
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#66 Wombat

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:44 AM

This makes me sad...I hope this doesn't mean you're giving up? :-(


I am not giving up, just busy and last night I cought three Mice in my apt, I hate mice

#67 TC

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:14 AM

I am not giving up, just busy and last night I cought three Mice in my apt, I hate mice


Whats worse mice or milk sniffing?

#68 Wombat

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:38 PM

Whats worse mice or milk sniffing?


probably mice, but only because they eat my food.

also check out the Gears of War event on gamerscoreblog.com, I hate those kind of events. In fact I posted why I don't like them on their blog go read it and tell them why you either agree or disagree with me. Who knows maybe we can collectivley guilt them into making a donation somewhere.

#69 Scobie

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 01:36 AM

Dang, Wombat! Doesn't Zelda help with the mice? Haven't ever had a mouse down here, but I do get palmetto bugs, which fuggin' piss me off because they don't help with the rent!

Last time I was up in NYC I couldn't help but notice the roaches... do you get those, too?
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#70 CYRiX

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:28 PM

From what I've heard on the podcast, you seem interesting in Viva Pinata. If you make a japanese silver account I saw a Viva Pinata demo for download.
I decided against buying some things I bidded on a lowball auction. Didn't know it'd be a big problem. Sue me.

#71 ivanctorres

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 02:49 AM

hey Wombat look @ the bright side at least they are not RATS. That would be bad.

They are probably coming through some hole somewhere. Mice really do suck.
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#72 Wombat

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:54 PM

Well, it's been along time since my last real post here and I’d like to say I have a good reason, but I don’t. Hopefully you will forgive me and we can move on.

We cool?
Good.

As many of you know, last night I was at a 360 event in downtown NYC and it was good time. Most of the gaming specifics I will discuss on tonight’s CAGcast , but I thought I would use this space to discuss my feelings on the whole thing. There is no doubt this event was held to curry favor with the press and that’s cool; every company does it and needs to do it. What did surprise me was how nonchalant the media can be. I know there are some very nice people who work in video game media and this isn’t a dig (especially to those that have nice things to say about Cheapy - we love you), but there were a lot of other press outlets there who spent 90% of their time at the bar drinking free beer, hitting play on their recorders when someone said something interesting (ala Peter Moore’s Big News), and then going back to drinking until they were kicked out or asked to pay.

Now I’ll admit, I am a novice and walk around an event like this in wide-eyed wonder of 15 huge plasma TV’s and thumping techno and fried chicken on a stick, but I was also excited to be there for what it is: a chance to see and play games, so that other people who share my interest can learn more about it. This may shock you, but I prefer having the ability to do that more than getting free stuff. It's part altruistic, part selfish too; I like being the guy in-the-know, and that doesn’t make me a bad person - not if everyone wins and If have a genuine interest.

Specifically, I was sitting at a table with two journalists. I won’t name them or say what they write for, but I will say they were not gaming publications and I asked them what they thought of the event and the 360. I was there alone and trying to make friends, to which I got nothing but cold indifference about the system mostly. “Yeah, its alright, I don’t really know too much about this stuff.” I don’t know, it just kind of made me mad. I know at least a few hundred registered CAG’s who would have traded places with that journalist in a second and probably write a better article. Maybe this will be the kick in the butt I need to make this a reality, if not for me (although me is good), but for you too, because for future events, maybe they won't invite a guy like that over a guy like me.

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#73 Bazz

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:02 PM

Sounds kind of a event that went in the wrong direction. They should have had a better invite list. Did you happen to get any pictures from the event?

I need 1 more sign up if anyone could help please. http://www.yourfree360games.com/index.php?ref=244985
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#74 Woltaire

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:04 PM

Did you happen to get any pictures from the event?

Yeah, pictures would be awesome.
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#75 Wombat

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:09 PM

Pictures would have been smart, and thats why I left my camera at home like an ass. Live and learn I guess, although there wasn't too much eye candy other than, lots of big TV all over the place and not enough places to sit. Don't get me wrong they did a great job, kudos to the PR team that set it up, it could not have been easy.

#76 Woltaire

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:14 PM

Pictures would have been smart, and thats why I left my camera at home like an ass.

#-o
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#77 Wombat

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:14 PM

who needs a camera when Xbox takes their own candid shots, like these two of me and Peter Moore!!!

http://flickr.com/ph...57594364771509/

http://flickr.com/ph...57594364771509/

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#78 Bazz

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:22 PM

who needs a camera when Xbox takes their own candid shots, like these two of me a Peter Moore!!!

http://flickr.com/ph...57594364771509/

http://flickr.com/ph...57594364771509/

Awesome. I think that is my first time seeing you sort of in a picture.

I need 1 more sign up if anyone could help please. http://www.yourfree360games.com/index.php?ref=244985
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#79 Woltaire

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:25 PM

Oh man Wombat, either you've got a stunt double or this dude (on the left) is your biggest fan:


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#80 Wombat

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:47 PM

[quote name='Ma12kez']Oh man Wombat, either you've got a stunt double or this dude (on the left) is your biggest fan:




"Annie whatever your thinking of doing, please don't"

#81 ryanbph

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:50 PM

I had just noticed those pictures and was going to post to see if that was you. Good work wombat, did you give peter moore a wombat rant about microtransactions or the lack of original games on xbla? It clearly looks like you are puffing your chest in the 2nd picture ready to smack the shit out of him

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#82 daphatty

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 06:42 PM

I am sick and tired of seeing sites like Joystiq and QJ.net consistently encroach upon our territory. This is worse than other deal sites stealing our content since this sites are pretending to be "journalism" blogs. I have complained time and again to no avail, so I am asking for your help. It is time the WLA step out of the shadows.

Stop this madness before it gets out of hand.



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#83 Wombat

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 10:17 PM

Cheapy asked me write a Bio the other day, I felt like sharing, enjoy and feel free to comment:


Born and Raised in New York, "Wombat" has eight years experience working behind the scenes in the world of entertainment and advertising. An avid gamer since the age of 10, he has owned at least fifteen video-game consoles since 1987. He considers the CAGcast the cumulative achievement of this experience and the closest thing he has done to actually making use of his BA in Film Studies from University of Pittsburgh. He takes great pride in having successfully completed every Legend of Zelda game for every major console and his secret shame is that he has never finished a Final Fantasy game.

#84 CYRiX

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:28 PM

Tell cheapyd to post a bio too
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#85 weevles

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:41 PM

Nice.

What's sad is that I think I post more frequently on this board than you do, Wombat.

Oh well, quality over quantity right?


Er, maybe?


Meh.

#86 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 12:50 AM

Nice.

What's sad is that I think I post more frequently on this board than you do, Wombat.

Oh well, quality over quantity right?


Er, maybe?


Meh.

Yet, just about everyone knows who Wombat is, and nobody knows who you are.

Amazing!

;)

Now that, my friend, is a shared moment.

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#87 Wombat

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 02:49 PM

A few things for today:

Some Gears of War thoughts:

Please check with people before you just invite them to play co-op, If you are further along then I am in the game please send a message, I do not want to see spoilers,

“I am on chapter 4, wanna play?”

I will be sure to do the same.

What this really leads up to is the fact that we need to have written rules of Xbox Live and maybe soon enough all online console gaming etiquette.

1. With rule number one being it is always ok to decline an invitation without feeling the need to give reason, it doesn’t mean you don’t like the person inviting you, it just means you are happy playing alone.

2. If you see that someone is playing co-op with someone else, don’t invite them to play co-op with you, that’s like going in to restaurant seeing someone on a date and then asking them to go to dinner.

3. And the last one for now if you are invited to a game, don’t start inviting all your friends to that game without asking the host first, he/she may have some invites out and its just polite.

With that being said let me say that I really like the GOW online multiplayer, the maps are small and with teams of no more than 4 it really does heighten the tension. It also keeps the games surprisingly unpredictable until the match is over; the idea of one player taking out four others isn’t shocking or uncommon, so in GOW multiplayer, rounds really aren’t over until they are over. Just watching your last surviving teammate on the spectator cam hiding like Rambo in First Blood can be thrill to watch.

Ok now the CAGcast promised Wombat’s Burrow segment.

Why are achievement badges so much nicer than gamer pics? And why I can’t they be used as gamer pics. Now I am not saying that all badges should be usable as free gamer pics, but how about some of the more ridiculous ones for the real crazy achievements that are out there like:

Survived 1,000,000
Earn 1,000,000 points without dying from Geometry Wars.

Let us show them off to everyone. Is it so much to ask that every game have at least one free gamer pic included, complete the game get to use that achievement badge as a pic. Personally I think it would sell more games and last time I looked 60 bucks was more than 80 gamer points.

60 bucks is still more than 80 gamer points…right?

(please forgive any bad grammar ;) )

#88 CYRiX

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:53 AM

Yah that would be cool if you could use the acheivement pic as a gamer pic because that would show how good you are.
I decided against buying some things I bidded on a lowball auction. Didn't know it'd be a big problem. Sue me.

#89 Wombat

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 07:10 PM

Yah that would be cool if you could use the acheivement pic as a gamer pic because that would show how good you are.


no sooner do I post my qualms, then POW! it becomes a reality, it seems that finishing Gears of Wars on the Hardest difficulty, will score you one free exclusive gamer pic. Its not great but hey, its a start.

#90 Roufuss

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 07:13 PM

What I hate is that the minute I pop Gears of War into my 360 with the sole purpose of doing single player I get bombarded with 20 friend invites wanting me to do multiplayer.

I called my lady friend last night and said my buddy had to beat off on my chest, she is kinda pissed at me, but it was the best idea I had all night, and I stand by it.



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