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CAGcast #97: A Cut Below


#31 orko60   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   357 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:10 PM

Good show guys. An easy way to get a CAG theme on the ps3 would be just to download it directly to the ps3 via the web browser.


One would have to MAKE the theme first. There's theme creator software out there; you just have to basically replace all of the .png files in the sample with your own pics. I'm thinking of trying this. I wonder if CheapyD could send me a file with High-res versions of all the CAG art, so I could get started.

#32 lanzarlaluna   has got the ADAM CAGiversary!   713 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:56 PM

The Rick Ross "Hustlin'" parody for the theme song is brilliance.

#33 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67224 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 16 November 2007 - 03:20 PM

Wombat, you should go for more skill points and unlock the developers commentary in Ratchet & Clank Future since it's pretty cool to get some cool insight on the behind the scenes stuff. It's unfortunate that you have to stick by the players rather than just listening while you play. It makes the second playthrough worth it.

On the much-maligned topic of PS3 vs. 360 online play, I still don't understand the argument against playing COD4 (or most other games with online play) on PS3. There is clearly an option to invite friends to a room before you jump into the game, and it connects directly with your friends list. This is the same in Warhawk as well, and also in Rainbow Six Vegas. Is the difference on the 360 more that you can jump into a room from outside the game, like I can on Steam? That would be great. People, though, act like the PS3 online system is completely broken and impossible to use with your friends.

If, perhaps, all of your friends were on 360, and you had very few on PSN, then I would understand. Of course you'd want to go where your friends are. But to make it seem like it's impossible to have a friend join a game is a little spurious, in my opinion.

Where is FriskyTanuki to back me up on this? He's usually on the front lines in this conversation!

I haven't tried them all, but the big PS3 titles that have gotten scrutiny over their 360 counterparts that I have played were just fine. The differences are always blown way out of proportion. Warhawk's online is improving quickly with the new patches, which is great. Resistance is another PS3 online game's that advanced compared to others on the system.

The friends list thing's the only thing I could see being the big factor for people in choosing between platforms. Though I don't know how often Cheapy's actually on his PS3 since his friends list is full and he won't clear some spaces when asked. ;)

#34 Jazar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   40 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:43 PM

Cheapy & Wombat,

Please check out this thread at GAF to browse through a good number of EXCELLENT custom themes for the PS3. All you need to do is browse there with the PS3 browser and download the theme straight from there or put it on a memstick.

http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=206386


Cheapy,

Check out the thread below on which DLNA server to use with your mac. You will probably want to get one that supports transcoding so that any unsupported format will still work.

http://www.rbgrn.net...x-or-linux.html

I have TVersity for my XP machine and it works like buddah on my 360 and my PS3. For the mac it seems like TwonkyMedia is the way to go. Never connect your laptop to the TV again!!

#35 willc23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   408 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2007 - 05:53 PM

I think Wombat & Cheapy made a comment about the Nintendo Virtual Console games working perfectly (or something to that effect), but when I play my recently downloaded SMB3 I have green blocks on the right hand side of the screen while I am scrolling to the right. I have read that this was in the cartridge version, but I don't recall that. If they did carry this over then that would be a "perfect" emulation. Not sure why they couldn't repair it though. If it wasn't there originally, then the Virtual Console version of what Nintendo declared as the "best game evar" has some graphical problems analagous to the problems faced by the downloaded XBox games referred to in this podcast.

Anyone else have the green block problems with their VC SMB3?

#36 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67224 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:09 PM

I think Wombat made some comment about the Nintendo Virtual Console games being perfect (or something to that effect), but when I play my recently downloaded SMB3 I have green blocks on the right hand side of the screen while I am scrolling to the right. I have read that this was in the cartridge version, but I don't recall that. If they did carry this over then that would be a "perfect" emulation. Not sure why they couldn't repair it though. If it wasn't there originally, then the Virtual Console version of what Nintendo declared as the "best game evar" has some graphical problems analagous to the problems faced by the downloaded XBox games referred to in this podcast.

Anyone else have the green block problems with their VC SMB3?

My copy does the same thing. It's a little annoying when I'm trying to focus on the platforming and not dying, but it's manageable. SMB had similar types of graphical issues (enemy sprites would flicker on and off at times), but that was supposedly in the cart version, as well. I never had an NES, so I didn't know these games had these kinds of issues.

#37 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9251 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:38 PM

I'm about 3/4 through this episode. Truly a classic. From the opening song (I really hope you guys use this one for the theme song), to the comments about MSUHitman's ordeal with the Mass Effect game (I feel for you, man). "Mine, mine, mine!!!":applause:

Hey, Cheapy: do they use the "bell method" in Japan for circumcisions? You're kid won't be screaming all that much after it's over (unless he a pussy - j/k). In the US, most doctors will numb the site and maybe give the kid a pacifier with some sugar water on it. It seems to calm them.

Why did you wait so long to get the kid cut?

#38 DirtyDuck   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   2 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

DirtyDuck

Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:16 PM

Great Episode!!

Wombat Enjoy Puerto Rico!

BTW Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. You have as much of a chance to get kidnapped there as you do in Manhattan.

And like the previous poster stated,
Go to Church's Chickens (its alot better than the ones in the US)

PechuBurger Con papas!

#39 Tybee   Rowsdower! CAGiversary!   4105 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:22 PM

Cheapy: Happy I could play Clarence to your George Bailey. "Every time a bell rings, another cheap ass gets his wings." ;)

I don't have a son yet, but for whatever reason, my wife and I have had several discussions about whether or not we will...er...block our son's hat or not. We've gone back and forth, but at this point we're thinking no. In 1999 the American Pediatric Association officially recommended against it (http://www.aap.org/a...s/marcircum.htm), deciding that any miniscule protection it might provide from AIDS or penile cancer (which is exceedingly rare to begin with) does not outweigh the potential diminishing of future sexual pleasure, and the pain and distress it causes the infant.

I'm the son of a Jewish mother and a Catholic father, and though they're both lapsed, all the medical data at the time of my birth was pro-snip, so you can probably surmise the cut of my jib. I've also been to a bris or two, and I'm still not sure I get the confluence of rabbis, wine, brunch, and baby penis cutting. I suppose that makes me a bad Jew. Regardless, I'm not one of those guys who pines for his lost turtleneck at night and things are just fine in the Barry White department, but if we can give junior a little extra confidence in the sack down the road, I'm all for it.

#40 hcamacho   Leto II "The Tyrant" CAGiversary!   647 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:42 PM

Hey WOMBAT, I'm puertorican, be nice to know a cagster will be here on vacation...just in case .....u won't miss the blackfriday deals, we have them in Puerto Rico also, just that not all those stores are here....And by the way walmart and Compusa always rape us when BF specials are done, alway more expensive here and sometimes they change the products, buy hey, enjoy your stay here...It seems u have family here, so they would take good care of u, and show u the great stuff we have here in puerto rico.

#41 thegodfather   Will work for video games CAGiversary!   707 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

thegodfather

Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:57 PM

i think i know why cheapy thinks that the gamer site for parents is going to bomb (see: http://geocities.com...gameconsultant/)

"Video Game Shopping Advice for the Busy Parent"

#42 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14080 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:03 AM

Thanks for the plug on my story; I hope it doesn't cause you to lose listeners as I know there are at least 3 CAG's who think I should be perma banned from this site.

To clarify some things:

I never had physical possession of the games. I had what I feel was legal ownership of them as my property as I had fully paid for them, signing credit card receipt, etc. The first employee was bagging them up to hand to me when the second employee, Jonathan, took them away from him and told me I had to take a refund on them. If I had physical possession of them, Brian Urlacher himself couldn't have stopped me from getting out of that store.

Jonathan was also the douchebag saying I would go to jail for buying the games 10 days early. The asst. manager lied to me saying he did not have the district manager's contact info in the store and I had to call the toll-free KMart number for that, which was a lie. The store manager of either the KMart in question or the one that works where the district manager is located also lied to me about whether I could email the district manager. The one at the store I had issue with said he could not receive a public email, only an email from the kmart.com domain, the second one said I could send him an email and gave me his address, which I confirmed. One day later I got the couldn't deliver message from Yahoo mail.

All I know is if I treated a customer this way at my job, I would be unemployed right now. If they had stopped me before the purchase about the street date, I would of had no problems. But after the sale is complete is too late. And saying I would go to prison is retarded. I should of called the cops but I was so pissed off I didn't think of it.

Edit: Thank you also for answering my question about posting a deal on another site as long as it's linked to CAG. Now maybe these fuckers who keep calling for a perma-ban on me will shut up! Also sorry if that caused a problem that week as it seemed CAG got hammered with traffic about the CoD 4 CC error.

#43 lordwow   Fmr. VP of the OTT CAGiversary!   20534 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:06 AM

Thanks for answering my question guys. Journey definitely could be an album purchase on Rock Band with their numerous hits, but Toto could have a nasty trio of songs with:

- Africa
- Roseanna
- Hold The Line

Either way, great episode. I agree that Wal-Mart was not a fight worth fighting. Their entire electronics department sucks anyway.

PS: The Outro was awesome.

#44 Ruahrc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1134 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2007 - 04:51 AM

Isn't it obvious? The new CAG theme song should be:



At the very least I think it would be a cool nostalgic move to use that as the theme song for show #100 :)

Ruahrc

#45 H.Cornerstone   LaserCannonDethSentence CAGiversary!   2150 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

H.Cornerstone

Posted 17 November 2007 - 05:19 AM

I didn't know where else to post this, but for some reason Cheapy, yours and wombat's e-mail aren't working.

#46 AshesofWake   chum is fum CAGiversary!   4645 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

AshesofWake

Posted 17 November 2007 - 08:17 AM

your son shitting in your hand made me crack up so hard, holy crap :rofl:

#47 canestim   CAG Cane CAGiversary!   162 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:07 PM

The gaming consultant.... awesome.

#48 mega_n00bzer   Banned Banned   617 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

mega_n00bzer

Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:23 PM

gaming consultant? HA HA HA HA HA HA

#49 Matshelge   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   6 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Matshelge

Posted 17 November 2007 - 05:01 PM

A few comments, as this podcast was so good that it made me feel I had to post.

The cutting of the kid, it’s a shame you would do this. If it’s about being a proper Jew, I’m sure he could have taken that stance when he grew up, and not having this forced upon him as an infant. And I should think Cheapy is so secular in his ways that he does not believe that if his son should die before growing up and deciding to have a circumcision himself, that God would judge him unworthy based on his foreskin still being on. You would not tattoo your child, why would you put a knife to his body?

As to the PC gaming thing, like several people here have commented, your rig should be able to run Crysis, and many other good PC games, if you install Windows on it, via bootcamp. While in windows, you should also check out the Steam client, and give it a “robust shake” to see how it stands up against Xbox live. After all, PC is a gaming system and having Steam for your games (for free no less), might show you problems with Xbox live.

#50 mega_n00bzer   Banned Banned   617 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

mega_n00bzer

Posted 17 November 2007 - 05:10 PM

A few comments, as this podcast was so good that it made me feel I had to post.

The cutting of the kid, it’s a shame you would do this. If it’s about being a proper Jew, I’m sure he could have taken that stance when he grew up, and not having this forced upon him as an infant. And I should think Cheapy is so secular in his ways that he does not believe that if his son should die before growing up and deciding to have a circumcision himself, that God would judge him unworthy based on his foreskin still being on. You would not tattoo your child, why would you put a knife to his body?

As to the PC gaming thing, like several people here have commented, your rig should be able to run Crysis, and many other good PC games, if you install Windows on it, via bootcamp. While in windows, you should also check out the Steam client, and give it a “robust shake” to see how it stands up against Xbox live. After all, PC is a gaming system and having Steam for your games (for free no less), might show you problems with Xbox live.


he can cut of the Fuck ing skin if he wants to. its not your problem

#51 genneo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   586 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2007 - 06:34 PM

that intro theme song is all kinds of awesomenes !!!!

should host that shit !

#52 Matshelge   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   6 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Matshelge

Posted 17 November 2007 - 07:40 PM

he can cut of the Fuck ing skin if he wants to. its not your problem


No, it's his kids problem.

#53 caverntan   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

caverntan

Posted 17 November 2007 - 08:21 PM

I must admit, that intro was cheap as shit :)
In other words, I'd say that song is front runner in the contest right now.

#54 Gentlegamer  

Gentlegamer

Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:17 AM

Gah! Just say no to the gangsta rap intro!

#55 Blackout   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:48 AM

That intro was amazing. Great show as always.

#56 bobthecat23   Més que un Club CAGiversary!   981 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

bobthecat23

Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:55 AM

cheapy yes i agree with you n the ps3 vs 360 online because i can play with my friends and play with cags so 360 on that so until the metal hear solid online game comes out then i will utilise it

#57 orko60   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   357 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2007 - 03:02 AM

cheapy yes i agree with you n the ps3 vs 360 online because i can play with my friends and play with cags so 360 on that so until the metal hear solid online game comes out then i will utilise it


I play with Cags all the time on PSN. WTF are you talking about?

#58 ratzombie   aka yunkie CAGiversary!   12864 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2007 - 06:00 AM

I love the theme song, funny stuff.

And here is a comparison picture of Ratchet:

Posted Image

#59 DirtNsky86   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

DirtNsky86

Posted 18 November 2007 - 05:24 PM

Harsh disdain on the Spidey comic there wombat. What soured for you? The more than mature story line that's far above teenager level or was it (no doubt in your opinion I wager) the suck-a-tud long ongoing story? Never fear this sir, for JMS the scriptwriter will be coming off the line and you'll get to relive the heady days of RESET story time!!! Then you can go down to your local Borders and pick up a comic with the assurance that the plot will begin.. And end by the flip of the last page.

But don't give up. Futures looking bright for your reading pleasure in Spidey Man, for it will now be released 3 times a month, and all will never have a story that won't countinue into another one!

#60 InuFaye   Banned Banned   7069 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:33 PM

Cheapy,
Im surprised you thought that AC-130 gunship level was so cool.
Watch this video.
http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=afv5el1-nhg
It might just change your opinion.
Real People Dying.