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CAGcast #348: Peggle Fever Fever


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17058 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:22 AM

Yes, Peggle 2 is discussed, along with VGX, YouTube, Xbox One issues, Forza 5 final impressions, and so much more!
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Show Linkage/Notes:
Intro: In the Hall of the Mountain King - Outro: 1812 Overture

 

CAG #348

3:45 Mall Santas
8:45 Show Feedback
8:45 - GT6 microtransactions and hacking
10:30 - Back pain & an unidentified accent
12:15 - OSS/OS
15:00 Watch This: VGX
21:00 - No Man's Sky
23:30 - Telltale overdoing it with Adventure Games?
25:45 - The Wolverine
28:00 - Godzilla trailer
29:00 New Releases
29:00 - Peggle 2
34:00 - Halo: Spartan Assault
35:15 - Doki Doki Universe
35:15 Spelunk on sale for PS3/Vita
40:30 Xbox One
40:30 - Long setup
44:30 - System Update
49:45 - Weird UI decisions: no auto-sign in; party system; cable box re-setup;
55:00 - Forza
1:01:30 PS4
1:01:30 - Twitch
1:03:30 Miiverse
1:06:30 Youtube users getting violation notices
1:12:00 Cagbag
1:12:00 - Titanfall or Destiny
1:13:30 - Interaction in console updates
1:15:30 - Season pass scams
1:20:15 - Definitive Editions
1:22:00 - Titanfall in Japan

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#2 ndawgdrake   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:23 AM

WOOHOO!!



#3 codenamelenny   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   167 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:03 AM

Finally someone else who thought VGX was funny. If Joel and loiter squad wasn't there then it would have been boring.
I hope the next year is shorter and have more devoplers there, I like the format way more than the previous years.


P.S. In the miiverse, you can follow people.

#4 Yenos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   223 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:08 AM

Yay new Cagcast! Thanks for the show guys!


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#5 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! CAGiversary!   3387 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:41 AM

One of the reasons I asked about the Telltale thing is that with Walking Dead, the game's episodes had big delays in between episodes, and they were just working on that and maybe something else back then.


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#6 Sgt Barone   CAG 4 Life CAGiversary!   1923 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago   Has been playing Halo: The Master Chief Collection
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:58 PM

That "infographic" by Sony is a load of shit.  

 

Also, Stack Soap is amazing.  Get it.


<p>Here's to a great year of gaming in 2015 :beer:

#7 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17058 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:23 PM

The infographic is not made by Sony. It's from DFC "Inteillegence". It was retweeted by Sony's account though.

#8 ILikePopCans   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   46 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:54 PM

For the VGX, it may have been boring without Joel there, but at least I would not have cringe throughout the first hour because of him. His condescending attitude also does not really help.

 

EA is known in the IOS area for every game they release having F2P elements.



#9 Curufinwe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   960 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

I bought GT6 cause I thought I was getting a Logitech DF GT racing wheel as a present for my birthday and I wanted to get the Amazon preorder bonus, but then it turned I wasn't actaully getting the wheel.  And I didn't want to pay for one myself after missing out on this crazy deal for a far superior wheel.

 

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So I returned GT6 unopened to Amazon and swallowed the $5 UPS shipping cost.  GT6 sounds like it has a lot of legacy issues like poor AI and crappy engine sounds that are related to a lack of RAM and will hopefully be fixed for GT7 in 2015 or whenever.  Now I'm playing Grid 2 instead since it was free on PS+.


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#10 4thHorseman   The New God CAGiversary!   2261 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:10 PM

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#11 jms493   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:33 PM

Same thing has happened to me with the PC gaming diminishing after I bought the PS4 and Xbone.  Mainly Forza and NFS: Rivals.



#12 jms493   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:48 PM

Forza career has always sucked.  Racing online with friends is where the game shines.  

 

Forza 5's career mode is totally borked if you decide to play with simulation damage and increase the difficulty. Expecting you to go from position 13 to position 1-3 in 3-4 laps trying to actual race is just broken especially on Pro drivatar difficulty or higher.



#13 bickle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   632 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:42 PM

CAG #348

3:45 Mall Santas
8:45 Show Feedback
8:45 - GT6 microtransactions and hacking
10:30 - Back pain & an unidentified accent
12:15 - OSS/OS
15:00 Watch This: VGX
21:00 - No Man's Sky
23:30 - Telltale overdoing it with Adventure Games?
25:45 - The Wolverine
28:00 - Godzilla trailer
29:00 New Releases
29:00 - Peggle 2
34:00 - Halo: Spartan Assault
35:15 - Doki Doki Universe
35:15 Spelunk on sale for PS3/Vita
40:30 Xbox One
40:30 - Long setup
44:30 - System Update
49:45 - Weird UI decisions: no auto-sign in; party system; cable box re-setup;
55:00 - Forza
1:01:30 PS4
1:01:30 - Twitch
1:03:30 Miiverse
1:06:30 Youtube users getting violation notices
1:12:00 Cagbag
1:12:00 - Titanfall or Destiny
1:13:30 - Interaction in console updates
1:15:30 - Season pass scams
1:20:15 - Definitive Editions
1:22:00 - Titanfall in Japan

#14 jms493   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:01 PM

Turn 10 Studios will release a Forza Motorsport 5 update this month -- as early as next week -- that adds Drag Racing and Tag multiplayer modes, in addition to a more balanced economy.
 
Car prices have been reduced significantly, with the on-disc cars reduced in price by 45%. So, the $6 million Ferrari 250 GTO you’ve been saving for is now a more accessible $2 million purchase. The rate at which racers earn money has more than doubled, as well. Turn 10 estimates Forza 5 players will be able to earn exotic cars in one-fifth of the time they earned them in Forza Motorsport 4.
 
“We based our economy largely on Forza Motorsport 4 data,” creative director Dan Greenwalt told IGN. That $6 million Ferrari? It cost $10 million in Forza 4.
 
“The earn rate [in Forza 5] should have been the same,” Greenwalt explained. Player patterns are different now, however, which meant racers were earning less. And so Turn 10 adapted based on telemetry. Based on that data, Turn 10 is "making updates pretty quickly and painlessly," and will continue to do so based on community feedback.
 
 
Drag Racing supports up to 16 racers in one lobby, one-on-one duels, or eight cars on the same drag strip, and Tag mode comes in three multiplayer variants:
 
Keep the It: One player begins the match as “It.” The goal is for the “It” player to keep “It” status for as long as possible. “It” status transfers each time someone makes contact with the “It” player. Once the match timer has completed, the player with the most “It” time wins.
 
Tag Virus – One player begins the match as “It.” Each time an “It” player makes contact with another car, the “It” status spreads like a virus. The last uninfected player standing wins the match.
 
Pass the It: Similar to “Keep the It”, one player begins a “Pass the It” match with “It” status. “It” status transfers each time someone makes contact with the “It.” At the end of the match, the player with the least amount of “It” time wins.
 
Look for more from Greenwalt discussing the future of Forza soon here on IGN.


#15 jms493   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:29 PM

 
Greenawalt: "Disappointed in myself" from fan reaction; want to win fans back [Forza] #1
 

It must be a relief in some way to have the game finally ship, but the reaction's been more muted than some other Forza games. What's your take on the initial response, and the first reviews?
 
Dan Greenawalt: I have to be honest, our team takes great pride in what lights up our players, and community's the heart of what we do. So it's been disappointing. I'm not disappointed in people - people feel how they feel. I'm more disappointed in myself that I've elicited this reaction in people. I think the biggest travesty for me is how people have misread our intentions, because that's just been sad - community's the biggest thing for us, and the whole point is to get people excited about cars and excited about games, so people saying we've changed the economy for this reason and we removed this feature for that reason - I understand it, because perception's reality, and people start believing what they believe, but I know it's not the thought process we went through to make the decisions we made.
We'll get back to that in a bit. In terms of the free-to-play mechanics that are coming into it - because it came as part of a wave of Microsoft games that introduced mechanics more typically found in free-to-play games in full-price games, what's your take on that and how do you justify their inclusion?
 
Dan Greenawalt: So that's how you felt about Forza 4?  I did feel that way about Forza 4, so I'll admit an inconsistency there, but it wasn't pronounced as much. It's certainly much more of an issue in Forza 5.
 
Dan Greenawalt: I understand that if it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck... I know the statement. But honestly if you look at free-to-play games they usually have things called paywalls, where you're slowly wearing something down and the only way to get around it is to pay. That's not what we implemented in Forza 4 and that wasn't our goal in Forza 5 either. We don't have paywalls. We have acceleration, and that was based on feedback from players in Forza 4 - there's a small group of players that can't be bothered to do things and they have disposable income. 
 
They're the sim guys in a lot of cases. They don't want to do the career, and they don't value those aspects, and that's alright by me. With Forza 4 we had car tokens that range from one dollar to three dollars - the most expensive car was ten million credits in game, and it only cost three car tokens which would have been three dollars. That felt like it was not making the car exclusive enough for those who are willing to pay. So we made car tokens equal to credits - it's not about making more money, it was actually about saving people's time when doing the grind. I can totally see how people are perceiving it, but that wasn't our thought process - we designed the tokens last, which isn't how you'd do it if you were making a free-to-play game - you would design that economy and the token economy first, because that's how you make your revenue. That's not how we make the revenue - we sell the game, and the tokens aren't a big revenue driver. As a creative director, we were looking at it as basically giving people cheats, but if you want to put cheats in you have to pay for them, which puts a barrier in and makes it exclusive to those who want to pay for them.


#16 skadave   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   163 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:22 PM

I how long before we start seeing Fat Shipwreck?



#17 skadave   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   163 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:25 PM

My biggest issues with Forza five are the small amount of tracks and not getting cars after leveling up. The car reward was dangling carrot that kept me going. 



#18 Dynamite   Shazam! CAGiversary!   875 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:28 PM

Tomb Raider doesn't have a season pass.

 

Shipwreck is wrong again. Rejoice everyone, he is human.


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#19 jms493   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:01 PM

My biggest issues with Forza five are the small amount of tracks and not getting cars after leveling up. The car reward was dangling carrot that kept me going. 

Exactly...the MTs are the least of my worries.  The lack of content and broken Career mode is more the problem.  Yes they could have given random car rewards for every 5 levels up to level 100 (20 free cars out of 200) and the ability to sell those cars if you get duplicates or get one you dont like.

 

Do I think progression was slowed down...sure,  I can deal with that.  I honestly feel that the people that dont have the game seem more pissed and vocal about it then the people actually playing it and for the most part enjoying the amazing racing experience on the track.

 

The in cockpit view, graphics, 60fps, sounds, tracks, rumble triggers, damage, F1 and Indy cars are all TOTALLY AWESOME.  People see MTs in the game and they throw there hands up and say screw Turn 10, Screw MS, more power to the gamers.  SMH.



#20 skadave   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   163 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:19 PM

Exactly...the MTs are the least of my worries.  The lack of content and broken Career mode is more the problem.  Yes they could have given random car rewards for every 5 levels up to level 100 (20 free cars out of 200) and the ability to sell those cars if you get duplicates or get one you dont like.

 

Do I think progression was slowed down...sure,  I can deal with that.  I honestly feel that the people that dont have the game seem more pissed and vocal about it then the people actually playing it and for the most part enjoying the amazing racing experience on the track.

 

The in cockpit view, graphics, 60fps, sounds, tracks, rumble triggers, damage, F1 and Indy cars are all TOTALLY AWESOME.  People see MTs in the game and they throw there hands up and say screw Turn 10, Screw MS, more power to the gamers.  SMH.

I 100% agree. . . There are plenty of great cars to buy with in game currency quickly without having to spend any money (For Instance I was able to buy the Nissan GTR Black Edition within the first hour of play). And I wouldn't have noticed the micro transaction stuff if it wasn't pointed out by irrate fans. With that said, the real issue for me is the lack of content, tracks, modes, etc.



#21 guardian_owl   Keeper of the CAG Shrine CAGiversary!   8623 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Afrika
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:02 PM

I agree too about the season pass, that was the original point, you gamble a little by paying in advance for a season pass, but in exchange you got all the DLC. The notable DLC missing from the BL2 season pass were the new playable classes, I guarantee they didn't start working on those after the game had been released and was a hit. They should either give you access to all the DLC that is released for the title or all the DLC released in a certain time frame (so you could have season 2 DLC pass) Now it's even bleeding into GOTY editions, Borderlands 2 GOTY edition won't include all the DLC.


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#22 thrifty1   Delicious Deal Stacker CAGiversary!   201 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:36 PM

I think I figured out why I like listening to you guys so much. We've all watched way too much Simpsons.

 

Don't you hate pants?!



#23 venturin   SalmonChantedEvening CAGiversary!   290 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:15 AM

Cheapy - I agree about Schenectady being the armpit of New York

 

Wombat - I never, ever thought it was butter

 

Shipwreck - What percentage of Peggle achievements have you thus far attained?


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#24 thakingrocka   El Profesor CAGiversary!   400 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:28 AM

Mario is Italian. It should be pronounced AH in accordance with Italian, which is also in accordance with Japanese ... and almost every language other than English. :P Still, the short sound of the vowel A is usually pronounced with a nasal sound like cat, happy, and ... Italian and Japanese. This is why so many folks say Mario's name with that sound. It also is the favored pronunciation in the northeast it seems to me, but that's mostly anecdotal.

Come to think of it, Shipwreck the Ohioan says some funny-sounding things to us folks from the NY dirty C. He has this weird habit of using relative clauses, but then repeating the subject (or maybe it was doubling up on the pronoun or something. I'll listen more carefully during the next show). I am pretty sure I have also heard him use would have in both clauses in a past unreal conditional.




#25 blueArcana   5000 Candles in the Wind CAGiversary!   340 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:29 AM

I just started watching Arrow and I can't tell if the main actor is really good at playing a charater who can't convey emotions or sincerity well, or if he is just a  bad actor.  The way he delivers his lines with such a blank look on his face sometimes just makes me laugh. Also, whenever he leaves a room he always does this sharp quick turn pivot kind of thing. His all around weirdness just makes him great to watch, but I can't tell if it's his acting or his portrayal of the charatcer, which makes it even better.


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#26 meager   mooseknuckle? CAGiversary!   210 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:30 AM

Wombat, have you unlocked Squirrel Girl in Lego Marvel yet? Best Character In The Game. She may not be able to do much wandering around (she can dig, but can't activate claw switches), but she's bad-ass in a fight. Her squirrel attack will not only take out every goon in her vicinity, but while holding down the button, she is invulnerable! Even to boss attacks. Plus, hey, it's Squirrel Girl! How can you go wrong with Squirrel Girl?



#27 casamh   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   37 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:42 AM

I don't see what the big problem with the infographic is. No doubt that it's created to deliver a message, but it does show the top selling consoles of the past 3 generations, plus it shows that the Xbox One is not too far behind the PS4. 

 

It seems like most people have a dog in the "best console" debate. Maybe it's from fond memories of previous consoles. I like Nintendo because of the fond memories I had with the NES as a kid. I like Sony because of the great gaming I did on the PS1 and PS2. I had great gaming memories on both the PS3 (game exclusives) and 360 (online dominance), but I am too old to develop nostalgic loyalty at this point.

 

I am curious as to what a gamer who grew up playing Wii, 360 and PS3 would say. Are they routing for a certain console to do well? 



#28 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17058 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:09 AM

I don't see what the big problem with the infographic is. No doubt that it's created to deliver a message, but it does show the top selling consoles of the past 3 generations, plus it shows that the Xbox One is not too far behind the PS4. 

 

For one, why would the Xbox be at the bottom of the list?  Chronologically or sales wise, it should be right below PlayStation.



#29 felix559   Forever Backlogged CAGiversary!   82 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:24 AM

I agree with you guys on the season pass issue, there needs to be a change. 



#30 4nik8tor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   191 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:29 AM

For one, why would the Xbox be at the bottom of the list?  Chronologically or sales wise, it should be right below PlayStation.

why are you arguing a graphic some fanboi made?

Keep this shit off cag. slap shipwreck.