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CAGcast #414: The Steampunk Highway


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17633 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2015 - 03:32 PM

The gang talks Ant-Man, NPDs, Guitar Hero Live, Nintendo, Disney Infinity 3.0, and much more!
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#2 snakelda   I see you stalking me. Stop it, before I call CheapyD. CAGiversary!   1973 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:15 PM

FIRST



#3 urge26   No time for games CAGiversary!   350 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2015 - 07:54 PM

I'm going to sound like a dick, but Fuck it.  Cheapy where was the Cagcast last week?



#4 Curufinwe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1051 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:05 PM

Don't ask Shipwreck's permission to correct his mispronunciations.  Just do it.



#5 Covnam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1195 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2015 - 10:14 PM

The last cag meetup was a lot of fun. On to Q-Zar :)



#6 skadave   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   207 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2015 - 11:01 PM

If you had the meetup at a bar in Manhattan, I would be there in a heartbeat.

 

Laser Tag in Long Island. . . I'll pass (the location and activity make it less appealing).  Just my two cents.



#7 AriesDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 11:22 PM

New York City movie theaters are the worst. Poorly designed because they're trying to cram it into the most expensive real estate in the world. Expensive. And the audiences behave horribly, talking or using their phones. You don't know what kind of reaction you'll get if you call them out on it. Though art house and independent theaters, like the Angelica, are totally the opposite.

Shipwreck, which platform of Crackle were you using? Because the Xbox One version remembers where you left off. Though I recommend Dead Rising Watchtower over Joe Dirt 2.

#8 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7085 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 11:46 PM

Did I hear that right about the Disney Infinity local co-op? Only two players? I thought this was fun for the whole family!

 

No #WatchThisBitches this week? Man, I'm still getting nightmares from last Saturday's Hannibal.



#9 shipwreck   CAG Reviews Editor Super Moderators   7576 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2015 - 11:47 PM

I was using the Xbox One version of Crackle.

#10 apathylad   NeoCAG CAGiversary!   663 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:05 AM

That children's book discussion was something else. Do you remember what the name of that book was, Shipwreck? I can't help but wonder what other racist stuff you may have been given without realizing it, since you said you received like 200 books. 

 

Oh, and congrats on the new baby!



#11 AriesDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 02:40 AM

I was using the Xbox One version of Crackle.

Weird. I just tried it. I stopped watching one of those bad American Pie movies a few weeks ago. Chose it and it picked right where I left off. The guy was about to have sex with a peanut butter sandwich, reminding me why I turned it off in the first place.

#12 4nik8tor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   205 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:44 AM

newsflash! 

whatever is pc NOW will not be pc 50 years from now.



#13 shipwreck   CAG Reviews Editor Super Moderators   7576 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2015 - 10:52 AM

newsflash!
whatever is pc NOW will not be pc 50 years from now.


I checked after the show and the book was written in 1992.

#14 codenamelenny   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:21 PM

Great show and congrats on the second child, Shipwreck.



#15 Jasper Kazai   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   182 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:34 PM

Ah, kids sticking things in various orifices. It's part of the circle of life. When I was young we had this Ken Griffey Jr. pillow-doll that had been given to us by a friend our mom's (it was like a flat doll that was pillow-sized, I have no idea what they're actually called) and it eventually got a hole in it. It had these styrofoam pellets inside of it. I took one and stuck it in my ear for no good reason. Couldn't get it out. Never saw that pellet again. It didn't spur any medical complications, though. For all I know, it's still in my ear canal. (I highly doubt it, I'm sure I would've noticed some issue if it was.)

Anyways, don't ever let anyone tell you to stop sharing personal stories like that on the CAGcast. They're generally highly entertaining. Love that section of the cast. That racist children's book is something else.



#16 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7085 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:19 PM

Tell us the title already, Shipwreck! It's been a tense 30 hours!

 

At least Wombat's son didn't swallow an entire Time.



#17 shipwreck   CAG Reviews Editor Super Moderators   7576 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:47 PM

I Tweeted out the book title. It's The Big Fish by Klaus Kordon.

#18 Jackovasaurus   And ya say Chi-City CAGiversary!   1409 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 12:56 AM

Cheapy saying Fuck me in pigeon voice was probably the top moment in CAG this year. Congratulations on the baby, Ship!

#19 4nik8tor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   205 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 04:37 AM

I checked after the show and the book was written in 1992.

thats crazy.

 

I'm just saying.. as much as we try to be sensitive to other people today, we will all still probably look like racist assholes to the people of  the future.



#20 jkanownik   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1441 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2015 - 09:43 PM

Ubisoft's Q1 PC share is misleading because of carryover inventory from Q3 LY, they own their own PC online store and the fact that they didn't release a title. Their sales aren't really 23% PC. For the full prior year their sales were 12% PC. 

 

Another business topic you guys butchered two weeks ago: spreadsheets aren't as all powerful or ubiquitous as you think they are. You were so far off base it was a little shocking. There is no way in hell a spreadsheet drove the decision to include AC in Toy Soldiers. Here are the most likely reasons in descending order:

 

1) The lead developer thought it was a good idea

2) Someone on the dev team thought it was a good idea

3) The lead on the publisher side thought it was a good idea

4) Someone on the publisher side thought it was a good idea

5) Someone on the publisher side knows someone at Ubisoft and thought they could get the license cheap

6) Someone on the dev team put it in the game because they knew it would piss off the publisher but they wouldn't fight it

7) Someone on the publishing team put it in the game because they knew it would piss off the developer but they wouldn't fight it

8) Watch the Red Faction 2 Ostrich hammer video again. See the guy that yelled "Bird fucked"? Someone yelled out Assassin's Creed like that and all of the other ideas that the team had fell through because of licensing issues and they were left with AC

9) The lead developers child really likes AC

10) The guy that delivers pizza to the studio mentioned to them that they should put AC in their game

11) The studio did a toy aisle research trip and saw the AC figures or megabloks there

12) The lead developer had a dream where Ezio visited him and told him he was going to die if he didn't put AC in the game

13) Yves Guillermot really liked the game and told the studio they should put AC in the game

14) A spreadsheet



#21 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17633 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 03:13 AM

So basically what you are saying is, not every decision (like that one) is a business decision.



#22 jkanownik   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1441 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:09 PM

So basically what you are saying is, not every decision (like that one) is a business decision.

Yes. I'll expand that a little further:

 

1) Not every decision is a business decision

2) The first idea or majority opinion are often the null-hypothesis and usually win

3) Spreadsheets aren't practical or even possible to create for every decision

4) Spreadsheets in uncertain business (like games) are very rarely conclusive on their own and are usually used for decision support instead of driving decisions themselves



#23 aaronz77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   46 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 01:16 AM

Sorry, I'm way behind this week. Just finished the podcast. Was wondering if there was a confederate flag on that book?! I know that 1992 copyright is just a rubber stamp of a re-print. I bet a human didn't even proof read it. 

 

UPDATE!!UPDATE!!

 

lol.. okay I read a review on Amazon.com about The BIg Fish .. it's not a racist book! And It has a happy ending. All is right with modern children's literature! haha.

 

They repeatedly turn down non-white children the fish finds for them. All seems hopeless until the couple discovers that their thinking about skin color has been hurting their chances of finding a child. On the other hand, would a child even want parents who think this way? How important is ones skin color, anyhow? Does the fish finally find them the "right" child? Does the couple's skin color cause others to not accept them, also? Interesting twists in this tale.



#24 kingrock   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 09:29 PM

Hey Cheapy - you ask the question about "why does Ubisoft have such a high percentage of it's games being sold on PC" and you specifically name check Far Cry and Assassin's Creed when asking if anyone has an answer for this...

The answer is b/c of guys like you! For a couple of years now you have very much voiced your preference to buy most AAA multiplat releases on your PC supersystem.  Specifically you have talked about the last 2 Far Cry and Ass Creed releases. So, it makes sense that a lot of other gamers are doing the same.



#25 Porksta   Sillier Mofo CAGiversary!   2042 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2015 - 01:43 PM

Is the Harry's code still valid?  I tried it and it doesn't work.  Is it only good towards a razor set?