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CAGcast #335: Grape Jokes

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#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17776 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:55 AM

Splinter Cell Blacklist, Disney Infinity, Game Dev Story, Gone Home, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and oh so much more! 
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CAG #335
Intro: Bohemian Wankster
3:00 CheapyD in San Fran
10:30 Shipwreck in Charleston, SC
13:15 - Cag meetup
17:15 Watch This: Elysium
19:00 - Star Trek Into Darkness
22:00 - GI Joe 2
22:15 - The Internship
24:00 - The World's End
26:15 New Releases
26:30 - Diablo III
28:15 - Rayman Legends
30:00 - Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
30:15 - Castle of Illusion
32:45 GTA V commercial
33:45 - Kickbeat
34:45 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
37:15 Disney Infinity + Wombat rationalizes spending +30hrs on it in one week
53:45 Splinter Cell: Blacklist
59:45 TMNT: Out of the Shadows
1:03:00 Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
1:05:00 Game Dev Story
1:08:45 Gone Home
1:14:00 The Chaos Engine
1:17:00 Cagbag
1:17:00 - Penny Arcade and Pax
1:30:15 Megaman Kickstarter
1:35:15 PS4 vr glasses
1:38:15 Vita price drop to $199
1:39:45 Cagbag: XB1 release date
1:40:30 Europe XB1 preorders get FIFA and maybe Forza
1:43:00 2DS
1:46:22 Cagbag: Sony emphasizing the European market

Outro: Rap Viper

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I guess you can listen to Wombat's other podcast, Uninformed Opinions.
 
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Edited by CheapyD, 06 September 2013 - 11:07 AM.
added show notes. Thanks, bickle!


#2 snakeybro   Banned Banned   9668 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:39 AM

yes its cagcast time!!  :whee:



#3 DietCokeJunkey   Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is? CAGiversary!   1588 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

DietCokeJunkey

Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:44 AM

It's been too long. Welcome back.



#4 BetaDemo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   261 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

BetaDemo

Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:23 PM

Thanks fellows.  Our pool is still open so you know what I'll be listening to while cleaning the pool this morning.  



#5 Bawb   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   22 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:04 PM

Woo! Wish the ac worked in my work truck so I can listen to this! Guess it'll have to wait till off time. Also meeting Shipwreck was pretty awesome!

#6 SeanAmI   No you cannot CAGiversary!   2155 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:44 PM

Grape you

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Ow7pwIDhl5c



#7 Curufinwe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1060 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:43 PM

I will be a bit sad if Diablo 3 is down to $15 by Black Friday since I already paid $45 for the 360 version from Toys R Us.  But I want to get it out of the way before the PS4 comes out in a couple of months.

 

The Xbox One version still hasn't been announced, so some sort of timed next-gen exclusivity seems likely.

 

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/console/

 

 

Q: When is Diablo III coming to PlayStation®4?
            A: We’re planning to release Diablo III for PlayStation® 4 sometime later in 2014.

            Q: How will the PS4 version be different from the PS3 version?
            A: We’ll have further details on the PlayStation® 4 version down the line, as we get closer to the release sometime in 2014.

            Q: Will Diablo III be released on Xbox One?
            A: We’ve announced that Diablo III is coming to PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360; we don’t have further announcements to make regarding any other platform at this time.



#8 Bluesilo   Movie/Game Reviewer CAGiversary!   106 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

Haven't finished listening to the show yet, but glad that your all back from vacation. CAGcast is easily my favorite podcast and I always look forward to it. I'll add some more substantial comments once I've listened. 



#9 maxiell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   417 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 04:36 PM

Great to have you guys back.

#10 bickle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   818 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

CAG #335

3:00 CheapyD in San Fran
10:30 Shipwreck in Charleston, SC
13:15 - Cag meetup
17:15 Watch This: Elysium
19:00 - Star Trek Into Darkness
22:00 - GI Joe 2
22:15 - The Internship
24:00 - The World's End
26:15 New Releases
26:30 - Diablo III
28:15 - Rayman Legends
30:00 - Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
30:15 - Castle of Illusion
32:45 GTA V commercial
33:45 - Kickbeat
34:45 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
37:15 Disney Infinity + Wombat rationalizes spending +30hrs on it in one week
53:45 Splinter Cell: Blacklist
59:45 TMNT: Out of the Shadows
1:03:00 Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
1:05:00 Game Dev Story
1:08:45 Gone Home
1:14:00 The Chaos Engine
1:17:00 Cagbag
1:17:00 - Penny Arcade and Pax
1:30:15 Megaman Kickstarter
1:35:15 PS4 vr glasses
1:38:15 Vita price drop to $199
1:39:45 Cagbag: XB1 release date
1:40:30 Europe XB1 preorders get FIFA and maybe Forza
1:43:00 2DS
1:46:22 Cagbag: Sony emphasizing the European market

#11 ArrrCee   Colossal Blob! CAGiversary!   521 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:56 PM

What a surprise to have a new CagCast this morning after such a long absence. Good to have you guys back!

 

You guys talking about the Penny Arcade Dickwolves stuff, that issue has so many nooks and crannies, it's almost impossible to really explore all of the things wrong with it!

 

Comedy is one of my favorite things in the world. I've always loved stand up and offensive comedy doesn't get to me, but I do recognize that certain things are going to offend people.

 

On one hand, joking about any certain topic is up to you. How people react to said topic is not up to you. While the original comic doesn't come right out and say anything against rape survivors, I see how it could be interpreted by someone as being completely insensitive to those people and irresponsible.

 

While I understand their right to defend their freedom to post what they want, I don't really understand PA's reason for replying insensitively to the ones offended. And to make a t shirt when you know it's been a huge issue, to me that just sounds like media bait and created-controversy for personal gain.

 

Then their fans go even further with it as to send death threats and such to these people? Some people already don't think for themselves, so they are told that PA having the right to do what they want, regardless of how it's looked at, is more important than making sure people around you are comfortable. So, I suspect they're scared that their figurehead might be held accountable for something he said, therefore making him fallible?

 

The whole thing is mind bogglingly stupid. I just hope PA learns someday that there are a lot of people out there who blindly follow and don't think for themselves, and act upon whatever a figurehead, role model or popular person might say. So, it might be a good idea to not trivialize or media boost certain topics in the future.



#12 LiK   Internet Superstar CAGiversary!   2303 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

LOL, major Gone Home spoiler, Cheapy.

#13 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! Super Moderators   4210 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

There were no elitist nerds until recently? Please Comic Book Guy has been around since 90's.

 

Mighty No. 9 can't get shut down by Capcom. I mean Rock Band was made and that is Guitar Hero, but with more stuff.



#14 mikeyzerog   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   10 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

mikeyzerog

Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:31 PM

Great episode. This exchange made me laugh:

Shipwreck [speaking about Disney Infinity]: Do you know what I got in my blind bag?
Wombat: What'd you get?
Shipwreck: I got the cane of the old man from Up.
Wombat: Yeah, that's the worst.
Cheapy: I got his enema bag - how do you think I feel?

Cheapy, I know what you mean about certain aspects of Japanese lifestyle that are tough; I lived there for a year back in college. Still, being a foreigner in Japan gives life a quality that I enjoy. Plus, the U.S. is bad for your health. I live and work in Chicago right now, but my dream is to join you at the Tokyo America Club in the near future.



#15 Icedus   Starpointer CAGiversary!   97 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

What?!  I didn't approve of CheapyD gallivanting around in fancy cars!  You can take your GameFly affiliate links and keep posting them for me because I'm hopelessly addicted to stockpiling PS3 games on the cheap.

 

The new Skylanders genre doesn't resonate with me at all.  I was racking my head trying to figure out what license would get my attention, and then Cheapy beat me to it.  Hot Wheels would be my fucking jam.



#16 Eleven8Eighty3   Art Director CAGiversary!   415 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Eleven8Eighty3

Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:06 PM

Great to have everyone back, but that Disney Infinity discussion was way too long. If Wombat is allowed to talk that long, Shipwreck is allowed to talk more about the Vita.



#17 Darth Sontin   Ostrava of Boletaria CAGiversary!   339 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Darth Sontin

Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:15 PM

The PA people tend to approach every situation as if they're crusaders trying to push their views on the world. They did the same thing with telling people that used games are the same as stealing; they didn't want a discussion about the merits of a used game ecosystem, they wanted to tell everyone who disagreed that they were wrong and basically criminals. It's the same thing with dickwolves. Instead of saying that they understood people who were offended, they felt that they needed to go on a crusade to make sure that rape victims don't take anyone's free speech away.

 

I agree that it makes them "elitist nerds," that's a great term for it.

 

Edit: I also want to say that the games industry is already plagued by extreme misogyny. Penny Arcade is in a position where they have the ability to influence the gamer hivemind in a positive way. Instead of doing that, they decided to double-down on protecting their own rights to free speech regardless of who might get hurt. They really set a terrible example.



#18 kupomogli   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   117 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:28 PM

Cheapy, if you like Chronicles of Mystara, you should try out Dragon's Crown.  Four player co op offline and online, though online only once you get through around five to 10 hours in.  



#19 Sgt Barone   CAG since 2008 CAGiversary!   2035 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Sgt Barone

Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

Can't wait to listen!



#20 trip1eX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1599 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:40 PM

 Penny-Arcade is entertaining.  But it never felt like Child's Play and PAX mixed well with penis cookies, occasional graphical violence and frequent obscenities.    IT was sort of like a Mom heading the PTA while doing some porn on the side.  

 

You can kinda see how it is all going to end badly.   



#21 bickle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   818 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:00 AM

The new Skylanders genre doesn't resonate with me at all.  I was racking my head trying to figure out what license would get my attention, and then Cheapy beat me to it.  Hot Wheels would be my fucking jam.

 

For me it would be Marvel characters. I can see a 3rd person action adventure Marvel game where you plug in new heroes/villains by buying figures. And I can totally see this happening since Marvel is owned by Disney. Same with Star Wars, but I see that being harder to make a compelling game with swappable characters.



#22 TVs Mr. Neil   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   3 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

TVs Mr. Neil

Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:06 AM

Like the hosts, I also see where both sides have their points.  However, I think both sides have lost perspective here.

First of all, the original comic was not a rape joke.  It was a joke about arbitrary goals in video games.  The quest only required the hero to rescue five slaves, and he's indifferent to the plight of a sixth one when he begs to be rescued.  The comic references rape, but the joke isn't about rape.  Gabe and Tycho could have chosen to stand by the comic on this ground, and I would have no problem.

What I have a problem with, however, is how they chose to respond to the criticism of the comic in the most abrasive way possible.  Why would you make merch of dick wolves?  That seems laser-targeted at rape victims.  It's as if they went out of their way to deliver the moral high ground to their detractors on a silver platter.

On the other hand, I also take issue with the other side which says that you can't make a joke about rape under any context.  So let me get this straight.  I can make jokes about murder, cancer, diabetes, dead babies, nuclear holocausts, gun violence, and people who kill themselves in stupid ways, but I can't under any circumstance tell a joke that even so much as references rape?  REALLY?!?

Some of us have a healthy perspective on dark humor and don't take this stuff so personally.  I think we all need to just sit down and watch Spring Time For Hitler and get back to a time when we weren't so afraid of being offended and offending other people.

 

And finally, I'm sorry.  Since WHEN is Jim Sterling a bastion of virtue who cares about people's feelings???  Isn't this the same Jim Sterling who made a 9/11 joke on or around Podtoid #100?  Jim Sterling told two bad jokes in a row and then compared it to airplanes crashing into buildings one after another. And then he spent the rest of the episode explaining why the joke wasn't offensive.  Ask Topher Cantler about that joke if you don't believe me.



#23 DrCatfaceMeowmers   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   59 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

DrCatfaceMeowmers

Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:53 AM

Great show!  Nice to hear Wombat so passionate about Disney Infinity.  I can't remember him being so into a game since Oblivion.  I don't care if it's Disney talk, more of that wombat please!



#24 just-joe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   134 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:24 AM

And finally, I'm sorry.  Since WHEN is Jim Sterling a bastion of virtue who cares about people's feelings???  Isn't this the same Jim Sterling who made a 9/11 joke on or around Podtoid #100?  Jim Sterling told two bad jokes in a row and then compared it to airplanes crashing into buildings one after another. And then he spent the rest of the episode explaining why the joke wasn't offensive.

 

I'll also throw this in there.

http://auntiepixelante.com/?p=912



#25 thrifty1   Delicious Deal Stacker CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:55 AM

It might smell like pee because Japan by comparison is kept so clean. When i visited Japan we saw people out cleaning their streets every morning. I liked that.

 

I'm with Shipwreck. Everything cheap on BF.

 

This one? http://www.youtube.c...h?v=hvoD7ehZPcM Excellent trailer. 

 

Laughed out loud at "move of the next generation". 



#26 Hast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   26 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:05 AM

Regarding Megaman and copyright. You have to protect Trademarks or lose them, you don't have to protect copyright. And unless they call it megaman it would probably be hard to argue trademark infringement.

On the whole PA thing you seem to project a lot of motives on those guys. But I do agree with the idea that they seem to be too busy asserting their "rights" to do things instead of thinking if they should do it.

And as someone else mentioned, the entire joke wasn't really about rape in the first place. But I'm pretty sure that shirts about not freeing the 9th slave would have generated an even bigger shit storm.

In the end they said that wished they would have said was to not engage in those stories. Which honestly does seem like a missed opportunity for them to change the culture for the better.

#27 TheDrypa   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   23 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

TheDrypa

Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

Damn, you guys sure are buzz kils when it comes to GTA V. I can't freaking wait for the game to be released, and you guys really sound like you couldn't care less it's coming out. Cheapy saying he'll wait for the PC version sounds like lunacy to me. Love the show guys, hope we can still expect a fair assessment about the game as all of you should really be playing the biggest game release of this generation.



#28 hunterny77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

hunterny77

Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:15 PM

While I am of the opinion that the initial Penny Arcade webcomic referencing Dickwolves was not trying to be intentionally insensitive to rape victims; it was used as slang. Jerry and Mike's response to their critics was callous. They decided to create "Dickwolves" jerseys and monetize on the whole ordeal. Seemingly becoming "pro-rape" and saying Fuck you to anyone who was offended by the webcomic. They later then pulled the jerseys to their own chagrin.

At this year's PAX Prime during their panel, Mike decides to open an old wound and state that he regretted pulling the "Dickwolves" merchandise. Why go there? Why did they actually regret pulling the merchandise? Was it because they lost potential revenue or because they were mad that they caved in to their critics or both. Either way for these two guys who pride themselves on being the guardians of the Internet to be in this manner the complete antithesis, is very telling. The adage "Do as I say not as I do" comes to mind. A pessimistic me would say all their articles and webcomic scrutinizing the "evils" of the gaming world aren't genuine responses but a farce. They want to have a stigmata of being heroes of the Internet. But when the ball is in their court, they don't learn from a mistake or bring closure to a misunderstanding, they become the very trolls the speak out against, Sadly becoming self-righteous, greedy, hypocrites.

The writing has been on the wall that these guys are "Dickwolves" is sheep's clothing from two unwarrented Kickstarters, to transphobic remarks, to regurgitating the wrongs of 2010 tasteless merchandising scheme.

#29 painkillah   Black Sheep CAGiversary!   99 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

painkillah

Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:16 PM

I thought Diablo was going to be PS4 exclusive. I bought it for X360 based on that info. Not disappointed though. It's good. Graphics not as good as PC but looks good to me. Played very little on PC but X360 graphics don't look pixelated to me. PC graphics were sharper from what I remember from memory. 



#30 hunterny77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

hunterny77

Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

Jerry Holkins and Mike Kraholic
Humans:
kingdom: animalia
phylum: chordata
class: mammalia
order: primate
family: homindae
genus: homo
species: h. sapiens
Subspecies: ELITIST NERDS
Subcategory: ARUDITE ASSES