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Poll: Should the Cagcast stop badmouthing Major Nelson

Should the Cagcast stop badmouthing Major Nelson

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#1 Indifference   gameenthus.com CAGiversary!   247 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 03:06 PM

I really enjoy th CAGcast, I also enjoy Majornelson's blogcast. But I guess I don't understand why they mention him almost every show. It's obvious that they don't like him or his blogcast, people who listen to the cagcast get it. Perhaps they are obsessed with him, because indifference towards him(ie not mentioning him) would make more sense given the comments made about him. It takes emotion and energy to hate or love someone/something, apathy requires nothing. I recall a show where Cheapy badmouthed him for putting some sony related info on his blog. He works for MS, sony's direct competition it makes sense that he be somewhat interested in what they do. They sound like the guy who tells you 15 minute stories about a girl he doesn't "care" about. If they don't like him, they shouldn't mention him.

#2 pimpinc333   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11368 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2006 - 03:13 PM

I really enjoy th CAGcast, I also enjoy Majornelson's blogcast. But I guess I don't understand why they mention him almost every show. It's obvious that they don't like him or his blogcast, people who listen to the cagcast get it. Perhaps they are obsessed with him, because indifference towards him(ie not mentioning him) would make more sense given the comments made about him. It takes emotion and energy to hate or love someone/something, apathy requires nothing. I recall a show where Cheapy badmouthed him for putting some sony related info on his blog. He works for MS, sony's direct competition it makes sense that he be somewhat interested in what they do. They sound like the guy who tells you 15 minute stories about a girl he doesn't "care" about. If they don't like him, they shouldn't mention him.


I don't think they dislike him. Befor a recent show they thought Major Nelson was a fan of the CAGcast and tuned into it. ut when Cheapy went to the show and basicaly blew him off thats when things went a little different. I'd be the same way.

Also, Even if they do make fun of him they should continue. I'm really not into Major Nelson. I really don't get the appeal to this one dude. I mean who the Fuck is he? Just some Microsoft dick? A lot of people swing from this dude's nuts for some unforseen reason. I could careless about this dude.

#3 Indifference   gameenthus.com CAGiversary!   247 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Indifference

Posted 06 October 2006 - 03:22 PM

I always thought that the blow-off was because of the comments made about him. Perhaps I am misinformed, I guess I just feel like they could benefit from each others popularity and industry influence(if you will). Sort of like when Gamingsteve and Major Nelson did a show or two together. I guess I should actually get back to my job which was on hold why I created my initial post and this reply.

#4 cultivatingmass  

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:00 PM

If you don't like it, then you can geeeeeeeeet out.

#5 mik   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   370 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:05 PM

I think Cheapy and Wombat should say whatever the Fuck they want.

#6 Wombat   CAGcast or nothin CAGiversary!   2317 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:12 PM

for the record, I have nothing against Major Nelson, All he is, is a commercial for Madden tutorials and horse armor and as that he does great job, and I mean that, seriously. My problem is that too many people view him as legit journalism, not as an infomercial

#7 mik   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   370 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:14 PM

Totally. When you can learn the following "informative" tidbits from his podcast, you know exactly what you're dealing with:

  • 720p is actually better than 1080p.
  • Component is just as good as HDMI.
  • You'll never need all that storage space on a Blu-Ray disc.


#8 SteveMcQ   I love Panda! CAGiversary!   7925 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:23 PM

Isn't 720p better, though, in certain applications, compared to other resolutions?

#9 Z-Saber   No longer a CAG regular CAGiversary!   3605 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:28 PM

Isn't 720p better, though, in certain applications, compared to other resolutions?

Depending on the source (movie or gameplay) and the TV (native 720p or better), yes. For example, on my native 720p DLP, 720p is the way to go. If I ran it in 1080i, not only would the picture be interlaced, but the few extra horizontal pixels the source contains would be lost due to my screen not displaying at 1080i or p natively.

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#10 mik   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   370 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:30 PM

1080p > 720p > 1080i > 480p > 480i > finger painting.

Generally speaking, that is. In some cases, the higher total res of 1080i looks better than 720p. But for gaming, progressive is typically better.

#11 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17041 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 12:07 AM

I like Major Nelson just fine.
When did I ever say otherwise? I demand specific quotes!

I've even posted links to specific episoides of his show in the 360 forum.

#12 ryanbph   Man Down CAGiversary!   7233 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 October 2006 - 12:18 AM

I don't think they have been too rough on him. I enjoy majors shows, as I do the cagcast. There was an episode or so in the middle of the summer were they were a little negative about him, but nothing major where I thought they hated him. The recent stuff has been fine imo. I wonder if things would have gone differently if major nelson gave cheapy a big hug and said he loved his work

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#13 radjago   Long-time CAG CAGiversary!   4067 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2006 - 05:37 PM

I see his blog for what it is: a blog of a Microsoft employee. He's the public face for the community, so there's things he has to do with it and things he can't do with it. A while ago he was talking about stopping his blogs, but I think he realized that without his blog, he's just another Hardcore. (Who? Exactly.)

#14 Bazz  

Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:03 PM

I think some best parts are when Major Nelson is involved. I want Mention that I saw CheapyD on Xbox Toyko video on Xbox.

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#15 HOVA uk   Residential Fart Man CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:44 PM

I don't mind CheapyD and Wombat talking about Major Nelson, at least it dosen't takeover the podcast, plus I would like to hear their views on other blogs/podcasts.. Maybe thats just me..

#16 PlumeNoir   Ch'p is still a badass CAGiversary!   7183 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:07 AM

Huh. I never thought they were bad mouthing Major Nelson. If anything, I would think MN would have been ticked about Cheapy's ads that MN blocked.

I don't get MN's appeal either. I don't dislike him, either, and do subscribe to his podcast. But I understand that MN has to shill the company line and he is a Microsoft media face.

Normally, though, I usually stop listening after the first 10 minutes or so of his podcast. His delivery is just too dry for me. There are times when I am listening to him at work and then sort of stop paying attention. And that is a bad sign when I find something like reassigning a printer queue more interesting than a podcast....

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#17 rodeojones903   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6366 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:09 AM

. I really don't get the appeal to this one dude. I mean who the Fuck is he? Just some Microsoft dick? A lot of people swing from this dude's nuts for some unforseen reason. I could careless about this dude.


I think you mean Reggie.


Anything to get Wombat to stop pleading for an "industry" job during the podcast is ok with me. :D

#18 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   9605 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:38 PM

Major Nelson is the one who is the ball licker. He should be treated as such.
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#19 spoo   Wood for your sheep CAGiversary!   5030 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2006 - 09:01 PM

I like Major Nelson. I know he is nothing more then MS PR but it makes MS seem more down to earth. He has a great blodcast and seems to get some great guests with some great info. I never thought the CAGCast ever badmouths Major they seem to have good things to say about him.
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#20 T234   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   291 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2006 - 07:59 PM

If I want 360 news, I go to the best site to ever come from europe: http://www.xboxyde.com.

#21 Z-Saber   No longer a CAG regular CAGiversary!   3605 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:01 PM

You've posted enough and been here for long enough that I'm actually questioning whether or not you're spamming your site.

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#22 T234   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   291 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:40 PM

You've posted enough and been here for long enough that I'm actually questioning whether or not you're spamming your site.

Is my name Blimblim, snoopers, or manager? The three french cats who run Xboxyde if you are wondering. I just hate it when I get a crap (non HD) video link to youtube (blurry), Gamevideos.com (dark), IGN (pay HD), Gamespot (pay HD AND buggy on top of it). Xboxyde is none of these things. I'm sorry if I come off as a spammer, but Xboxyde is seriously the only site you'll ever really need for media of an XBOX persuasion.

#23 T234   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   291 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:43 PM

fucken Double Post

#24 Z-Saber   No longer a CAG regular CAGiversary!   3605 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:45 PM

Well, after looking at the site, I would be surprised if you were somehow involved in it, but even still, it's totally OT.

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#25 Wombat   CAGcast or nothin CAGiversary!   2317 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:47 PM

Is my name Blimblim, snoopers, or manager? The three french cats who run Xboxyde if you are wondering. I just hate it when I get a crap (non HD) video link to youtube (blurry), Gamevideos.com (dark), IGN (pay HD), Gamespot (pay HD AND buggy on top of it). Xboxyde is none of these things. I'm sorry if I come off as a spammer, but Xboxyde is seriously the only site you'll ever really need for media of an XBOX persuasion.


Do french people really name there kids Blimblim, snoopers or manager? At least with a name like manager it sets up for a good job in the future, and is there some rule now where you only allowed one user name for everysite in the internets? who knew

#26 T234   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   291 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:57 PM

Well, after looking at the site, I would be surprised if you were somehow involved in it, but even still, it's totally OT.

Among xbots, Blimblim often gets mentioned in the same sentence as Major Nelson as a Jesus-like figure that's gonna bring them outta the console ghetto or some shit. That's where I made the connection fellas.

#27 Z-Saber   No longer a CAG regular CAGiversary!   3605 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:59 PM

Considering I know little about Nelson and absolutely zero about Blimblamblum, I'd say the connection was lost on the audience, fella.

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#28 shipwreck   CAG Reviews Editor Super Moderators   7519 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago   Has been playing Dying Light
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:06 PM

Among xbots, Blimblim often gets mentioned in the same sentence as Major Nelson as a Jesus-like figure that's gonna bring them outta the console ghetto or some shit. That's where I made the connection fellas.


I must have not gotten the firmware update because I've never even heard of Blimblim.

Xboxyde is a decent site for watching videos and screenshots though.
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#29 Wombat   CAGcast or nothin CAGiversary!   2317 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:07 PM

I must have not gotten the firmware update because I've never even heard of Blimblim.


leave it to shipwreck to keep Blimblim on the DL, I see what you are trying to do, dont make me call the "manager"

#30 T234   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   291 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:13 PM

Instead of Xbots I probably shoulda put "retards on gamefaqs". Sorry for the confusion.