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#12181029 CAGcast #384: King of the Playground

Posted by shipwreck on 24 October 2014 - 03:17 AM

The CAGcast crew talk Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, Geometry Wars 3, and more!
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I guess you can listen to Wombat's other podcast, Uninformed Opinions.

#12176728 PSA: I'll be scarce for the next few weeks

Posted by shipwreck on 22 October 2014 - 12:51 PM

Now's my chance to grab the throne.

#12151359 CAGcast #383: It's a Trap (Team)!

Posted by shipwreck on 10 October 2014 - 03:19 PM

Here's some more insight to my feelings:

1. Skylanders has more "soul" than Disney Infinity.
2. I am not a fan of games where I have to build the game or play user-generated content.
3. I like that the characters in Skylanders are unique to the game and not characters that have so much memorabilia already available.
4. I don't like the art style that was used for the Marvel characters.

#12107401 CAGcast #380: Rhode Trip

Posted by shipwreck on 19 September 2014 - 08:27 PM

I liked the station playing CHVRCHES.

#12100503 CAGcast #379: Follow the Money

Posted by shipwreck on 17 September 2014 - 01:16 AM

turned it off after Shipwreck implied that Ryse is better than Destiny.

Sorry I didn't mean to imply that. I meant to state for certain that Ryse is better than Destiny.

#11997296 Flipping games for a living. Is it worth trying?

Posted by shipwreck on 10 August 2014 - 01:32 PM

The problem is that your list there is a very impressive score for those prices. You simply can't sustain that because the supply of high demand games at cheap prices dries up very quickly. There just aren't that many $5 Ogre Battles or $4 Chrono Triggers or $2 Zelda Collections out there.

#11953297 CAGcast #374: You're Welcome, Everyone

Posted by shipwreck on 24 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

I'm really surprised to hear that Shipwreck enjoyed the "art of video games" exhibit as much as he did. I checked it out in Phoenix a few months ago and was severely disappointed.

Selecting four games to represent each console based on those terrible categories (Target???) led to some really bizarre choices, like LotR: Battle for Middle-Earth 2 representing the Xbox 360. That normally wouldn't be enough to ruin an entire exhibit, except... there was hardly anything else there! There were no interesting examples of how art in video games has evolved, or how games could be considered art.

The fact that the gift shop was filled with stacks of the curator's own book, coupled with a ridiculously high entrance fee, really illuminated what the whole thing was about: some guy making money off his half-assed game collection.

The Toledo Art Museum is free. I enjoyed hearing the short stories about the various games even if some of them weren't blockbusters. The four categories have structure to the exhibit even if stuff like LOTR: Whatever was there. It just showed how tactical games weren't a major genre on that generation of consoles. It's a concise look at gaming's evolution over the past 40+ years.

#11864885 CAGcast #369: Too Many Nuts - E3 2014 Super Digital Deluxe Founders Edition

Posted by shipwreck on 23 June 2014 - 06:10 PM

No, I did listen to it as well as all of the other audioboos. I'm just disappointed that the CAGCast's takeaway from Nintendo's E3 seemed to be solely based on their Digital Event video online that was "cutting in and out". They were giving the absolute prime opportunity to go hands-on with Nintendo's upcoming games, and seemly chose not to just because of a few-people-long lines. Their impressions of Nintendo's games at E3 were very one-note, whereas I think if they had played them or at least given them a few minutes chance on the show floor, their opinions might not have been so negative/indifferent. Their impressions summarized:

Amiibo: they're not action figures, no one wants Wii Fit Trainer and Kid Icarus, they did seem interested a bit but I'd think they would have wanted to see them in person, the Nintendo Treehouse video post-Digital Event further explained their uses although I don't think they watched it

Please understand, there are only 2.5 days when the E3 show floor is open. Our time for actually walking around and seeing stuff outside of our appointments was only about 2 hours spread across the 21 hours E3 is open. There simply isn't time to wait in line to try everything. We looked at all of the Nintendo games on the show floor and they all look like the next entries in Nintendo franchises. There was nothing particularly new that we felt we needed to wait for hands-on time with. The Amiibos were displayed in a glass case. I took a picture and sent it out. Not much else to say about them at this point. I'll play Bayonetta 2, Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World, & Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker when they come out.

I really don't believe that Nintendo's showing is going to change many minds about the Wii U. They announced all the games you would expect would be coming.

#11747874 CAGcast #365: Heterodachi Life

Posted by shipwreck on 10 May 2014 - 03:28 PM


Concerning your talk on Tomodachi Life's issue with gay marriage, I have to take issue with some things Shipwreck said. He seemed to be defending hypothetical bigots even though people who find gay marriage disturbing or wrong weren't even a part of the story. It's not like there were a large group of people planning to protest the game if it added in gay relationships.
Shipwreck said that people wouldn't want to have to explain it to their kids. How hard is it to explain to your child, "Those two people love each other." That seems pretty simple to me.
Also when Wombat rightly said that anyone who is bugged by gay marriage should get over themselves, Shipwreck seemed to imply that the people complaining should get over themselves as well. Really? Would you say that to black people fighting for equal representation if you could only be white in this game? Would you say that to women, if you could only be male some other game that is supposed to simulate life?
Also, to Cheapy...I'm sure you were just trying to diffuse things, but it never helps to bring up marrying animals when talking about gay marriage even if you're joking. Animals don't have the free will, nor the comprehension to agree to a marriage. Other consenting humans do.
Sorry guys, still love the show but that discussion got me heated.


There are a lot of angles to look at in this. Financials for a company and how to maximize profit on their product. Artistic freedom when it comes to making a game. And then of course the inclusion issue. All I was saying was that you are going to offend someone no matter what you do.


Too often arguments are focused on one portion of the issue when there is lot more to actually consider.

#11710019 CAGcast #363: I'd Rather Be Playing HearthStone

Posted by shipwreck on 23 April 2014 - 09:03 PM

Shipwreck, you go to church? Is that a regular thing?

Edit: I also just heard the Seinfeld reference, WONDERFUL! Gosh I love this podcast.


#11691105 i really appreciate the podcast.

Posted by shipwreck on 15 April 2014 - 01:35 PM

Thanks for listening. I hope everything with your mom goes smoothly and she has a good recovery.

#11659112 CAGcast #360: A Major Console In Our Lives

Posted by shipwreck on 01 April 2014 - 05:37 PM

I noticed he likes stuff that he likes too.

#11589790 CAGcast #357: Helpful Godzilla

Posted by shipwreck on 07 March 2014 - 01:03 PM

Yes, nobody cares for Infamous: Second Son


"We have high expectations for Infamous: Second Son and are excited by the level of pre-orders which are exceeding that of The Last of Us at this point in the run up to its launch,” said SCE UK product manager Josh Walker.

Wasn't that the same country that said Tearaway had more pre-orders than The Last of Us? Without numbers, this statement is meaningless, but Kudos on Sony for getting all the sites to report on it.

#11546610 CAGcast #355: Two and a Half Weeks

Posted by shipwreck on 21 February 2014 - 04:49 PM

Pretty sure that each Infamous game has sold between 1-2 million sales each as well. Not to mention the same was said about Killzone that has since reached over 2 million sales with Shadow Fall. I wonder what sales numbers have to be for a franchise to be considered "strong"?

Infamous is in the same sales range as Crackdown. It's not a franchise that challenges the sales of the major third-person action franchises it is in competition with: ie Assassin's Creed. They are fun games, but they aren't defining enough to make someone choose one platform over the other.

#11480333 CAGcast #352: Nothing Like Tony Hawk

Posted by shipwreck on 28 January 2014 - 06:25 PM

I'm really surprised that Xbone still hasn't announced any exclusive games. The only thing that comes to mind is how they bought the gears of war franchise but i never wanted to play any of those anyways. So they pretty much have gears and halo but thats it. Titanfall you can just play on pc. I still stand behind the idea that the software sells the hardware and we will see that with the WiiU this year if I am correct.

Xbox One has announced/has several exclusive games so I don't understand your point. Maybe you mean no exclusives that interest you?

Halo, Gears, Quantum Break, Kinect Sports, D4, Sunset Overdrive are all upcoming off the top of my head.

The WiiU is beyond saving.