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CAGcast #262: Happy Thankskrymming!

#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17260 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:53 AM

CheapyD hates Cannonball Run, but loves Saints Row, Shipwreck has gotta catch 'em all, and Wombat has children. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Intro: Cannonball Run Theme - Outro: Arnold Total Recall DVD Commentary

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Edited by CheapyD, 24 November 2011 - 05:04 AM.

#2 Kung Fu ZEPHYR   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  


Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:07 AM

First :-)

#3 hoofrog   Game Whore CAGiversary!   1116 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:07 AM

Awesome, something to listen to as I troll the web for BF deals.

#4 KRATOS   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   39 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:07 AM

ohh sweet, early cagcast!

#5 Kung Fu ZEPHYR   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  


Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:08 AM

I thought Best Buy had Batman AC and Uncharted 3 for $29.99 starting at 12:01 AM on Thanksgiving Day . . . Am I missing something? I can't find the deal on BB's website.

Edit: just bought Uncharted 3. BB updated their website earlier this morning. SWEEEEEEET!!!

Edited by Kung Fu ZEPHYR, 24 November 2011 - 03:21 PM.

#6 maxim2boobles   AwesomeNOT CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  


Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:20 AM

nice . something to listen while relatives in town
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#7 Sgt Barone   CAG 4 Life CAGiversary!   1987 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:06 AM

Can't wait to listen!
<p>Here's to a great year of gaming in 2015 :beer:

#8 robodobo  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:29 AM

Smartphones > Tablets

#9 nakedninja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   119 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  


Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:53 AM

can you upload the entire arnold. i was pissing my pants laughing. i need to show this to people.

#10 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   13394 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:27 AM

Shipwreck, are you upset the NFL blackout of Ohio is blacked out in Cincinnati this weekend? Listening now.

FYI Angry Birds is a PS3 mini that plays on both the PS3 and the PSP, and soon the Vita all on the same download.

Edited by MSUHitman, 24 November 2011 - 07:38 AM.

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#11 trip1eX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1142 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:37 AM

I have evolved as a gamer the exact opposite of Wombat. When I was younger i had more time and I played pc rpgs. The Ultimas. Wizardry. ....sunk tens and tens of hours into those games.

Now though I have less time. Less patience. I have done the Elder Scrolls stuff in games before albeit with much lesser graphics. I can't muster the time nor attention span to sift through a billion pieces of equipment and objects nor spend hours configuring my character nor wander barren lands for hours looking at beautiful landscapes and herky jerky animation. Feels too masturbatory to plow 150 hours into something like SkyRim not that there is anything wrong with that.

I really have rejected that type of game. And now would rather see a focused effort. A game that trades quantity for quality. Something easy to get into but challenging too. Something with some craftsmanship instead of everything and the kitchen sink. Something where I do not have to spend a lot of time trying to find the fun.

I see Zelda as the one of the closest Games to that ideal. It almost like I have come full circle.

I guess for my 2 kids and I Zelda is like a Spongebob cartoon or a Pixar movie. I appreciate the craftsmanship and absorb some of the story lines that fly over the heads of my kids while they of course marvel at the young Link and how he slays the monsters and rescues everybody.

Not that is a perfect game. Never understood the point of money in the game and sometimes you get the tedious must do fetch quests. Also never played all the Zeldas before the GC either.

But I stare at SkyRim and just see a time sink and a half. If it was co op at least like a Diablo maybe, but ...too much work. Too much quantity. Btw, Elder Scrolls was One of the businesses Steve Jobs wanted to reimagine next. TV was first. Then I think it was cameras. Next Elder Scrolls.

#12 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4950 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:37 AM

what I could have been listening to this while waiting! I'll listen to a few minutes of this after the 3am sales start (and so I'll be able to fall asleep even faster)

#13 mrspicytacoman   Apply Ubik only as directed CAGiversary!   1893 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  


Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:31 AM

lol CheapyD is a scrub at skyrim XD

#14 robodobo  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:54 AM

Yes, I too would like to know where I could find more Arnold commentary (full length .mp3 would be awesome, never watched that movie so maybe it would be interesting to "telephone" my review of the movie). :) lol

#15 Fjordson   FRAK CAGiversary!   978 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  


Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:24 AM

I don't get why people always mention the dates and hanging out with friends in GTA IV. It was completely optional and didn't really affect anything.

I just finished the story in SR 3. It was okay, over in about 9 hours, felt sort of quick. Really, the main thing I was thinking within the last few hours of it was "man, I can't wait for GTA V". I don't know, I just think the whole wacky, off the wall humour stuff isn't my thing. Didn't really find the game particularly funny and that seems like the main selling point.

Great episode, though. Cheapy's "I have a fine mace. A fine fucking mace" had me dying laughing for some reason. Can't wait for the Black Friday 'cast!

Edit: Cheapy, definitely go activate the Steed Stone in Skyrim. Shit is a godsend. You can also have your companion (if you roll with one) carry a ton of stuff for you. That's helped me out big time. And Shipwreck was right, they position three of the guardian stones literally right in front of you when you first exit the intro. The Warrior, Thief, and Mage stones, with different bonuses respectively. I think the Steed Stone is definitely the most useful, though.

Edited by Fjordson, 24 November 2011 - 11:14 AM.

#16 polly   Karma Policeman CAGiversary!   382 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:37 PM

Cheapy, for easy money in Skyrim, craft daggers (iron ingot + leather strip) and then enchant them with your most valuable enchantment you have available. (Banish is the most profitable I've seen so far.) Use petty soul gems since they're the least costly and easiest to fill. You should be able to sell these for easy profit to general goods stores and weapon traders.

#17 GORILMONSTA   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   44 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  


Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:24 PM

Hey cheapy, what do cars do you guys have so far in your garage for Saints Row 3, I just picked up the a rare Blade.
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#18 eataburger   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  


Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:20 PM

One of the best episodes I've heard in a long time!

The best moment though was Cheapy: "You'll never guess what I called my guy"... (Wombat: FATASS!)

Love the Arnold commentary at the end too! I'd love to watch Total Recall with this audio track. I might have to buy it!

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:26 PM

Ha! You wedgied your son and then yourself. Great episode.


#20 Psyae   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:08 PM

I am sitting in my room, half-naked, eating Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavored Ben & Jerry's, listening to the CAGcast. Best Thanksgiving ever.
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#21 Velo214   Chilln like a Villain CAGiversary!   8434 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2011 - 02:51 AM

I think Shipwreck was thinking of Dragon Crown, by the people that made Odin Sphere. Yep. Peace n great show!
lol im eating hagendaz blueberry crumble...mmmmmmm

Edited by Velo214, 25 November 2011 - 04:04 AM.


#22 Hobotalk   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   24 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  


Posted 25 November 2011 - 01:23 PM

Hey guys. Just had to point out that soul gems are also used for enchanting as a poster above me mentioned.

Also Cheaply, talk to everyone in town to get a bunch of quests that usually get you 100 to 500 gold.

Good episode though! I love summoning my sexy flame astronaut.

#23 chaseamazon   Banned Banned   18 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  


Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:51 AM

Absolutely phenomenal. See how great the show can be without Wombat (the black friday show). He brings absolutely nothing to the table. Jimmy Mack was hilarious.

#24 AriesDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   693 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  


Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:01 AM

I don't which Steve Jobs biography Shipwreck was listening to on Audible but I just finished the Walter Issacson official biography and he was horrible, horrible person. Not just to employees but those closest to him. A selfish, self-centered jerk that took credit for others ideas. Shipwreck forgot to mention how much he cried, a grown man who literally cried when he couldn't get his way. Cried a lot. Rolling Stone magazine even ruled that in hindsight he was an asshole. This isn't a comment on Apple products. This is just about the man himself.

#25 Kazaganthi   Blue Rogue CAGiversary!   1947 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:22 PM

I don't which Steve Jobs biography Shipwreck was listening to on Audible but I just finished the Walter Issacson official biography and he was horrible, horrible person. Not just to employees but those closest to him. A selfish, self-centered jerk that took credit for others ideas. Shipwreck forgot to mention how much he cried, a grown man who literally cried when he couldn't get his way. Cried a lot. Rolling Stone magazine even ruled that in hindsight he was an asshole. This isn't a comment on Apple products. This is just about the man himself.

I knew this before he died, and why I found it appalling when G4 ran a full day marathon dedicated to him when he did die. He is not a person to be looked up to in any way.

#26 thakingrocka   El Profesor CAGiversary!   411 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  


Posted 26 November 2011 - 11:25 PM

Cheapy, I have the same problem. I've been playing for about 18 hours, and I just scrounged up enough money to buy a house in Whiterun. Then, I went in and it was a dump, but at least I could store stuff. I had to switch my guy over to light armor to be able to carry stuff, but it almost doesn't matter since the vendors won't buy so many items and they'll never give you anywhere the listed value, and they couldn't anyway because they have such limited funds. You're not alone in being upset with the economy.

Also, I totally agree with your point about the character not being visible in the menu. That is standard RPG fare, and its omission is completely ridiculous. The UI needs work.

#27 Zacmanman   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   30 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  


Posted 27 November 2011 - 03:22 AM

In regards to the performance of the Kindle Fire: I would say that its performance is lower than the iPad because of the resolution difference. The iPad is 1074x768 and the Fire is 1280x800. The Fire also wasn't meant to be an iPad killer in anyway.

It's also best in class. I doubt you'll find a better tablet, or even a similar tablet, for less than $300.
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#28 Encrypt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   85 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:25 AM

I almost died laughing at wombats comment about people in bathrobs more then likley know magic

#29 chinoev   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   51 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:17 PM

Cheapy must not read any on screen text. He sounds utterly clueless in the Skyrim discussion and spends the whole time whining about things the game teaches you about the first time you use them.

#30 LiK   Internet Superstar CAGiversary!   2299 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:38 PM

Hey Cheapy, quick tip for making money in Skyrim. Just loot a bunch of shit like armor and weapons from dead enemies and fast travel to different towns and sell them to the merchants until they run out of money. Rinse and repeat at different merchants. It's super easy to make a ton of money that way.

If you do Guild quests, they provide plenty of awesome gear so you rarely need to buy gear if you need better gear. Since you're going mage, you should do the Guild quests at College of Winterhold. Awesome mage gear can be obtained there. I'm going one-handed melee mainly but my dude acts like a Battlemage now from what I got there.

Also, the stones that give you blessings are called Guardian Stones. The three Shippy mentioned were at the beginning after the first dungeon. You should've come across it if you followed the dude who helped you. If you left him then you probably missed it.

Good Skyrim discussion but I need more stories. :)
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