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CAG Foreplay #64: Mega-Wontrons

#1 shipwreck   CAG Reviews Editor Super Moderators   7576 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:53 AM

CAG's shipwreck & mrs. shipwreck preview the new releases for the week of July 22nd, 2009. It's a short, but rather royal release list with the likes of "The King of Fighters XII", "Little King's Story", and the follow-up to "My Life as a King". Don't worry "Shatter" and "'Splosion Man", we consider you to be noble releases as well.

Special thanks to GoDaddy.com for providing CAG Foreplay listeners with a code for domain names for only $7.49 a year. Just enter code "GAMER1" when you check out to get your savings.

Download - 41 minutes, 38MB
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G-Force Dev. Eurocom Pub. Disney Interactive Systems: Everything MSRP: $19.99-$49.99
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of this third-person action game are actually presented in 3D. Because if you are playing a game about secret agent guinea pigs fighting against evil household appliances, you might as well firmly establish that you’re not beyond wearing cardboard-framed glasses as well.

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Rock Band: Country Track Pack Dev. Harmonix Pub. MTV Games Systems: PS2, Wii, 360, PS3 MSRP: $29.99
After “The Gambler” and “On The Road Again” I don’t really know any of these songs. And I most definitely do not know “Any Man of Mine”, “Sin Wagon”, or “This One’s for the Girls”. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go walk this line and show someone a teasin' squeezin' pleasin' kinda time.

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The King of Fighters XII Dev. SNK Playmore Pub. Ignition Systems: 360, PS3 MSRP: $59.99
The year of the fighting game continues with a completely revamped take on the classic King of Fighters franchise. Enjoy all new hi-def sprites for each of the twenty characters and see if the three-on-three clashes are enough to pry Street Fighter IV or BlazBlue out of your console.

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Watchmen: The End is Nigh - The Complete Experience Dev. Warner Bros. Interactive Pub. Warner Bros. Interactive Systems: 360, PS3 MSRP: $29.99, $49.99
The twin halves of the Watchmen downloadable game activate to take the shape of a videogame disc… and a case to hold that videogame disc. The PlayStation 3 version also includes the movie on Blu-Ray.

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Little King's Story Dev. Cing Pub. Xseed Systems: Wii MSRP: $49.99
Describing this new release as an adventure/RPG/RTS/simulation title may seem rather vague, but how else do you describe a game in which the gamer inherits a kingdom and all the ensuing responsibilities? From building to gathering resources to governing subjects and felling enemies, there’s a little of everything in this game. The art style is cute, but don’t let that fool you – this title is rumored to be chock full of solid game play and will entertain even the most hardcore gamer. Everyone should certainly check this one out. – mrs. ship

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On The DL

5 Spots Party Dev. Cosmonaut Games Pub. Cosmonaut Games Systems: WiiWare MSRP: $5
Find the differences between the two photos in this WiiWare version of the popular Megatouch game.

Battle Poker Dev. Left Field Productions Pub. Left Field Productions Systems: WiiWare MSRP: $8
Much to my chagrin, this is not poker played with humorously animated medieval armies. Instead, it's a fast-paced scramble to make the best poker hands possible.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord Dev. Square Enix Pub. Square Enix Systems: WiiWare MSRP: $10
This tower-defense game takes place in the Final Fantasy universe along with taking place within an actual tower. As you are playing on the dark side, you are tasked with building and defending the tower from invading heroes... seems to be a popular theme these days.

Art Style: ZENGAGE Dev. SKIP Pub. Nintendo Systems: DSiWare MSRP: $5
Match up like-colored spheres and squares in this latest Art Style puzzler.

Shatter Dev. Sidhe Interactive Pub. Sidhe Interactive Systems: PS3 MSRP: $7.99
Remember when Space Invaders Extreme and Arkanoid Live came out awhile back? Well, imagine if they were mixed together into one game and you've got a pretty good idea of what Shatter is all about.

’Splosion Man Dev. Twisted Pixel Games Pub. Twisted Pixel Games Systems: XBLA MSRP: $10
The makers behind The Maw return with an explosive platformer.

Did we miss a good sale on a game? Did we miss previewing a game completely? Well, the only way that everyone can know a better deal is out there is to let us know about it. Post deals you've found or games that we missed in the thread so that CAGs can make sure they are getting the absolute best prices on new releases.

Intro/Outro Music:
The intro & outro music are both from Pterodactyl Squad's "Weezer - The 8-bit Album" Compilation. It's free and available for download here.

Edited by shipwreck, 22 July 2009 - 01:03 PM.

#2 Wazzaplinola   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   25 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:08 AM

Wow 2 foreplays before a cast !

#3 bobthecat23   Més que un Club CAGiversary!   981 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:12 AM

im guessing thers no cagcast?

#4 Earmuffin585   Modding Addict CAGiversary!   208 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:15 AM

wow nice ships

#5 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10742 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:33 AM

two in a row! Awesome!

#6 DesertEagleXIX   Semper Economus! CAGiversary!   3247 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:52 AM

I've heard two dates for KOF XII

GAmazon and Gamershell say the 28th: http://www.gamershel...news_80184.html, while Gamestop says the 23rd.

Afterburner's Salsa
HotSpot's Honey Wings
Frut Kup
Nachos Omega Supreme
Beachcomber Brisket
Starscream Sundae
Spaghetti Scraplets
Buzzsaw Beer
Powerglide Pastrami

Edited by DesertEagleXIX, 22 July 2009 - 06:18 PM.

#7 Purkeynator   Cheap before it was cool CAGiversary!   3239 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:19 AM

Shipwrecks are back in the house!

#8 Ch33pSh33p   Cheap is <3 CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:25 AM

What was that dungeon game you were talking about(not the WiiWare one)? I think it was for the PSP ..

Anyway, nice cast and good luck with that Transformers-based restaurant idea :P

I'm thinking a Milktron-Shake would sell well.

#9 Chronis   Enjoys mediocre games that you hate CAGiversary!   3088 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:40 AM

What was that dungeon game you were talking about(not the WiiWare one)? I think it was for the PSP ..

Sounds like Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman.

Anyway, wow.... 2 Foreplays in a row? Does this mean we won't have any again until next year?

#10 pelf21   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   219 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:11 AM

I'm gonna be like everyone else.....TWO IN A ROW!?!?!!?!

very awesome....

#11 zekeike   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   106 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:25 AM

Intro song Weezer "Buddy Holly" 8 bit Version
Outro Weezer "The world has turned and left me here"

Omega "Taco" Supreme

Blitzwing "dings"

Edited by zekeike, 22 July 2009 - 06:22 AM.

#12 rattown   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   1 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:52 AM

There really isn't much to buy, Im going backwards and buying games I haven't played but have wanted to like folklore and ultimate alliance...slow summers.
for the contest you can have:
bruticus + brisket = brusket
nosecone + ice cream = ice on a nose ... or something
Blitzwing + wings = Blitzwing ... bleh
Windcharger + baked beans = Nasty windcharged beans
There are too many transformers o.0.

Edited by rattown, 22 July 2009 - 07:21 AM.

#13 PhaperPlane   A British CAG. CAGiversary!   224 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:29 AM

OH SNAP. Two CAG Foreplays in a row! Going to download this now! :D

#14 iPhone   Forward thinking. CAGiversary!   389 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:01 AM

If delaying Mercenaries 2 a year is rushing, then The Saboteur has no hope. Also, the date isn't really indicative of quality. Persona 4 came out on the same date last year.

#15 triplehelix   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   288 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:06 AM

thank you for your view on my life as a darklord dlc. Developers need to somehow put in check with this model, I personally will not play this game to ensure this dlc rape isn't further supported.

#16 Wombat   CAGcast or nothin CAGiversary!   2368 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:40 PM

Let's go to the Maw:

#17 Clarke   The Pretender CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:49 PM

Thanks again for the GoDaddy code Shipwreck.

Last Saturday marks the 1 year anniversary since I registered the "www.Super-Pretendo.com" domain name.

#18 Hbomb5   Cross Border Gamer CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:44 PM

Love the show, Shipwrecks.

As for the contest:

Bumblebeer-battered shrimp
Chili Decepticon Carne

#19 strife18   Finger Ling-ling Good! CAGiversary!   435 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:54 PM

Bumblebee-tuna Sandwich!
(...wonder if anyone still remembers where thats from)

#20 prayformojo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   756 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:12 PM

How about this surf and turf entree:
Arcee-same seed encrusted tuna
and Preceptor-nados of beef
Served with Jetfire-roasted vegetables
and a Heavy Load-ed Baked Potato

Edited by prayformojo, 23 July 2009 - 12:00 AM.

#21 prayformojo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   756 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:34 PM

Almost forgot dessert:
A Lugnut-ty Buddy

and a more Southern meal would be:
Ratchet-lins (although that sounds even grosser than regular chitlins)

#22 tcolberg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   341 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:17 PM

This is a slow period for games, but my backlog is giant due to the Hollywood Video sale, so I'm fine with it.

BBQ Darkwings
Omega Supreme Pizza
Seaspray Fish Fillet

Edited by tcolberg, 22 July 2009 - 08:19 PM.
Spelling & Additional Transformer Entrees.

#23 Katra   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   21 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:03 PM

About Little King's Story....

I just got it last night and it is a BLAST! Very funny and charming. Also, to Mrs. Shipwreck, it does not use IR. You do not point the Wii remote at the TV at all to play the game. It is all nunchuck and button controls so don't worry about the whole point and click issue. It definitely has a Pikmin vibe with how you use citizens to fight enemies for you. The King would never fight in battle. Of course not! He commands his citizens to fight for him! He does so by throwing them at the enemies/obstacles in his path. It is very cute :-)

Do not be deterred by it being a Wii game. Also, reviews say game length is at least 40 hours, usually 50 hours. For $50 this is still a good deal for such a charming game.

#24 prayformojo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   756 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:53 PM

Might swing by DQ after work for a Blurr-zard or McDonald's for a McBlurry.

One could say you have shipwrecked my productivity today.

Edited by prayformojo, 22 July 2009 - 09:55 PM.
Added additional terrible pun

#25 prayformojo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   756 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:59 PM

One more:

Devastator Tots

#26 Droogs   $$$$$$$$$ CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:29 AM

Monkey Islanndddd. I beat the game a few days ago and I also had the problem with reading the text in the beginning of the game while the text was over Guybrush's white shirt. This was ONLY a problem in the very beginning so you won't have to worry about sitting 3 feet away from you TV.

#27 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69334 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  


Posted 23 July 2009 - 04:56 AM

I think the Lord of the Rings Conquest and Saboteur teams were different teams, so I'm not sure that the sins of one team would plague the other team.

I didn't have much of an issue with Secret of Monkey Island's text, though I played the demo on a large SDTV, so I can't say how it looks on an HD set yet.

I agree on Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman, as it seemed hard enough that it was hard to really learn much from each attempt at playing through the game so I could get noticeably better.

Good show.

#28 Link927   Work In Progress CAGiversary!   3803 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:06 AM

Great shows. I've recently begun to listen to the foreplay while driving, it just makes everything seem, better.

I've been racking my brains out trying to figure out a dish, but all I have right now is...
Sound-wavey fries
Grapple pie
Fried Octopus Prime

#29 Hbomb5   Cross Border Gamer CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:59 PM

Let's go to the Maw:

Dude! Last time you brought that up, E*Master put it in the podcast.

#30 lebkin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:41 PM

Another great show. Good length.

Grilllock Lazerbeak
New York Skids Steak
Prowl Alfredo