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CAGcast #335: Grape Jokes

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#31 sohcahtoa guy   Boop beep. CAGiversary!   330 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

sohcahtoa guy

Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

re: The World's End - if you loved 90's Brit pop, there is a lot of referential humor to the lyrics of those songs.  Check out the OST and then see the movie.  I was laughing out loud when some of the "inspirational speeches" were merely passionate reciting of lyrics by the "Soup Dragons" or "Primal Scream."

 

For those who haven't seen it yet, avoid trailers!  Just see it.  You'll like it.



#32 4thHorseman   The New God CAGiversary!   2455 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

4thHorseman

Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

Missed the Cagcast. Glad to have it back.

 

Cheapy, have you and your wife talked about possibly moving back to the States? Or is it a done deal to be in Japan for forever (or at least a long time)?

 

Wow, NY has all day Kindergarten? Crazy.

 

And Cheapy...you paid $10-$15 for Game Dev Story? That game was great, but I want to let you know that you can't comment about how ridiculous it is to pay higher on consoles for IOS/Android games...when you literally just did it with PC. Because isn't it only $.99 or $1.99 on phones?



#33 AriesDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

Re-listen to the New Releases section. For every title Cheapy has to make a comment about PC. It won't look as good as the PC version. Is that coming out for PC? PC, PC, PC. We get it. You own a PC. It's your preferred platform. Just remember most people don't have a gaming PC. It's a niche audience. Most of your listeners game on a console and it gets tiring to listen to harp on the PC constantly. Shipwreck also has a gaming PC, but he doesn't beat us over the head with it.

#34 mixedupzombies   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:30 PM

UHH Game Dev Story is iOS and Android only. I think Cheapy mistook Game Dev Tycoon for it. Which is totally fine, they have very similar concepts.



#35 AriesDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

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.

Cheapy hit the nail on the head. The toys actually need to be toys, not just little figurines.

Even though it's called Swap Force, the new Skylanders game isn't all swappable characters. They're a sub-group, just like Giants were in the last game. They've already shown some new non-swappable Skylanders that will be coming out.

#36 Jasper Kazai   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   184 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Jasper Kazai

Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:23 PM

I've only just started to listen as I post this, but I have to say this: grape is not the worst candy flavor by far. It is proven fact that watermelon is the worst flavor for anything that isn't an actual watermelon. Candy, juices, etc. Doesn't matter what it is - if watermelon is an available flavor, it is guaranteed to be the worst. This has yet to be proven false on anything I've ever had that has a watermelon flavor.



#37 Wombat   CAGcast or nothin CAGiversary!   2365 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:42 PM

I've only just started to listen as I post this, but I have to say this: grape is not the worst candy flavor by far. It is proven fact that watermelon is the worst flavor for anything that isn't an actual watermelon. Candy, juices, etc. Doesn't matter what it is - if watermelon is an available flavor, it is guaranteed to be the worst. This has yet to be proven false on anything I've ever had that has a watermelon flavor.

 

I may be old, but Watermelon Bonkers were kinda awesome http://en.wikipedia....i/Bonkers_candy



#38 guardian_owl   Keeper of the CAG Shrine CAGiversary!   11158 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:52 PM

Wombat is right, grape is the bomb, in a multipack of frozen fruit popsicles that is my 2nd or 3rd favorite from the box. Purplesaurus Rex Kool-aid was also my favorite flavor by far.



#39 theblizzman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   157 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:11 PM

Thank you Cheapy. You were on today.  I have not laughed this hard in a long time.  "I got his enima bag" might be your best comment ever.  I also loved your review of Wombats writing.  Simply Podcast gold.



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

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

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.

 

HAH! Let's make THAT a t-shirt. Dickwolves in sheeps clothing. I love it!



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

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:54 PM

I may be old, but Watermelon Bonkers were kinda awesome http://en.wikipedia....i/Bonkers_candy

 

Also, Watermelon Jolly Ranchers are really good!



#42 AriesDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:14 PM

Question for Wombat and Shipwreck. Does player 2 earn any achievements in Disney Infinity? That omission's one of the things that annoys me about Skylanders.



#43 chinoev   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   51 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:46 PM

LOL, major Gone Home spoiler, Cheapy.

I have to agree.  The less you know about this game before you play the better.



#44 wonboodoo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   5 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

wonboodoo

Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:34 AM

Ahhh, Wombat, yawn your way through indie game discussions, the one area of the industry that shows creativity & originality, and yet drone on about a children's game who's design focus is bleeding parent's wallets dry. I love ya Baby, but it's despite your tastes rather than because of it ;-)

 

Great podcast guys. Glad to have you back.

 



#45 donkeydrop   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   330 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

donkeydrop

Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:29 AM

We all know it's Cherry that sucks.  Uggghhh mediciney flavor. 

 

Also Cheapy, you did mention vacation in the last CAGCast, but only in the last 30 seconds or so after you said the show was over so I'm sure a lot of people had tuned out.



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

Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:54 PM


I've only just started to listen as I post this, but I have to say this: grape is not the worst candy flavor by far. It is proven fact that watermelon is the worst flavor for anything that isn't an actual watermelon. Candy, juices, etc. Doesn't matter what it is - if watermelon is an available flavor, it is guaranteed to be the worst. This has yet to be proven false on anything I've ever had that has a watermelon flavor.

 

 

Jolly Ranchers were big back in my day and Watermelon was the flavor to get.



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

Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

When I saw all the Disney Infinity and Skylanders toys at Best Buy I couldn't help but think of the collapse of the plastic instrument craze.  



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

Posted 07 September 2013 - 07:33 PM

Just got home from the store and I realized that your podcast made me subliminally choose watermelon handsoap and watermelon sour patch candy because of your positive mention of watermelon candies as opposed to the disgusting lemon and grape. The soap smells pretty awesome so I consider it a win. Although I did also buy grape/rasberry juice. So I guess this means your positive mentions had more of an effect than your negative ones.



#49 Thomas96   I am Thomaticus! CAGiversary!   6075 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Thomas96

Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:25 AM

Thanks for this weeks show. I have two requests.
1. Please do not talk about Disney skylanders / infinity, or anything releted from now until the end of time.
2. Please defer all marketing questions to Wombat.



#50 metallicoholic   Metal 'Til I'm 60 CAGiversary!   1219 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:00 AM

Grape is not the worst flavor, lemon is. If you don't believe me, open a bag of Starburst, put them out for everyone at your office/home to enjoy, and come back in a week to see which flavor is left. Spoiler alert:  It's the lemon ones.

 

I can definitely see the appeal of Disney Infinity if you have children and/or love the Disney namesake, but taking away the option for co-op unless you purchase a second figure for a particular playset is unruly. Not to mention it sounds buying a new playset means spending $30 on 5-6 hour DLC that would be $5-$10 in any other game.



#51 pureflux   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   37 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

pureflux

Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:50 AM

Hey Guys,

 

Another great show, thanks for all the laughs.

 

Now, in the show, Wombat had a boner for Disney's Infinity via a three page love manifesto and on the podcast. I was wondering, what is Cheap D and Shipwreck guilty gaming pleasure or movies?



#52 pureflux   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   37 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

pureflux

Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:58 AM

Hey Cheapy,

 

You left the audience on a cliffhanger. Did ad issue on the website resolved? What happened?

 

Also, you shared that you pissed off your wife when you said some mean things when you couldn't get the keys after you lock yourself out of the apartment. Did you sleep in the dog house? What did you do to apologize to Mrs. Cheapy?

 

Last thing, I heard the podcast you and your wife did for the expensive sushi place, I love it. Maybe you can make short podcast, 5-7 minutes about strange foods in Japan.



#53 hunterny77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

hunterny77

Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:27 PM

Other notable video game industy Elitist Nerds observed in the wild are:
Phil Fish- Fez
Jon Blow-Braid
Jeremy Hoffman-Gametrailers Google Glassman
Colin Moriarty-IGN editor
Hideo Kojima-Metal Gear creator
Arthur Gies-Polygon
And me Gooff Kantghlayd


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



#54 spid   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:55 PM

I would say there are "elitist nerds" on both sides of the Penny Arcade story.  I think both sides have taken this story to the extreme.  I do think if they had used the word murder instead of rape there would be no controversy if they had sold a bunch of dick wolves t-shirts at Pax.  

 

The big advantage the US has over the rest of the world is we get access to media functionality that the rest of the world does not.  So we may not be getting a free game, but we do get a lot more for our $500 than a lot of other people.  Although I wouldn't mind a free copy for Forza.

 

PS

 

I liked that G.I. Joe rap thing Ship mentioned on twitter and on the show.  Good stuff.



#55 Perfidious Sinn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Perfidious Sinn

Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:21 PM

I gotta agree with Wombat on Ducktales Remastered. That game is bad not only because the mouths don't move, but for many other reasons I won't get into. It's stupid how they're trying to cash in on nostalgia but I'm preeeetttyyyy sure the mouths moved in the old Ducktales cartoon!

 

Skip Ducktales, buy Castle of Illusion. It's both a tribute to the old school and a fine game.

 

And here are my favorite Cheapy quotes from the episode.

 

"If you're making rape jokes, you gotta be on top of your game, basically. Its gotta be really funny." -CheapyD

"If you don't have the rape hoodie, it's gonna be cool." -CheapyD

"When's the Holocaust coffee mug coming out?"  -CheapyD

 

And some Wombat quotes.

 

"That's the name of my rap album, by the way. Wombat- 'Pee and Weed'." -Wombat

"Yeah, let's ask the engineer a marketing question." -Wombat

 

Shipwreck:

"It's a huge, uh...what are those things called? The continents! It's one of those things."



#56 Whipt   Do I have some on my face CAGiversary!   1305 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:53 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?

 

They brought it up because their business manager asked if they had a problem with anything he did while working for them.  Mike responded that he regreted that the guy pulled the dickwolves merchandise, not for monetary reasons but that it continued to engage a controversy.  They clarified this in a recent newspost that they regretted their reaction, selling the merchandise and pulling the merchandise because each action only seemed to make it worse.

 

The news about it out of PAX takes a lot of the context out of how he was asked the question, and on the cagcast they assume a lot of motives on behalf of the PA guys based on a story that exaggerates the circumstances of the Q and A session.  They acted like dicks after the initial comic, and they should be able to tell that people where offended since they can't even answer a question slightly related to it two years without it blowing up into its own controversy. 



#57 Gregalor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:30 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.  Ask Topher Cantler about that joke if you don't believe me.

 

He had some big change of heart a few months back.



#58 Jasper Kazai   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   184 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Jasper Kazai

Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

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.

He had some big change of heart a few months back.

 

Yeah, he's actually changed a lot recently. He has even been congratulated or recognized or whatever by feminists for being good or whatever it is they care about. Of course, he's still pretty crazy on Podtoid, but that's really just become the point of Podtoid now.



#59 canestim   CAG Cane CAGiversary!   164 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:48 AM

Good show as usual, can't wait for the next episode. 



#60 blueArcana   Back on my beat CAGiversary!   1023 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:46 AM

Grape is not the worst flavor, lemon is. If you don't believe me, open a bag of Starburst, put them out for everyone at your office/home to enjoy, and come back in a week to see which flavor is left. Spoiler alert:  It's the lemon ones.

 

 

 

There aren't any grape Starburst, so to be more acurate you would need to get a candy that has both grape and lemon.