CAGcast #573: Our 2018 Favorites 1 USB Charge, Birthday Presents for Children
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 05:23 PM
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 06:12 PM
Ship, did you stay for the after credits scene of Spidey-Verse? While it does not answer your daughter's question I believe it confirms the spider's origin.
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 10:55 PM
Ugh... not to drag this conversation out any further, but Ship is completely wrong on the Spider-man vs Iron man conversation. The Robert Downey portrayal and The Avengers series of films changed everything. Anyone I know that gives a damn about Marvel- whether its friends, nephews, or people around my office, they all go apeshit specifically for Iron Man. Spider-man may have sustained his popularity through these past few decades, but it doesn't change how insanely popular Iron Man has become in the past several years.
I haven't logged into this account in 10 years... but with the bs flying out of Ship's mouth, I had to back Wombat up on this one.
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Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:25 AM
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Posted 21 December 2018 - 02:16 AM
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Posted 21 December 2018 - 06:11 PM
Sure, they could make a better one now, but to me the thing that makes Spider-Man stand out for games is the unique moves. Anthem looks like it’s the next Iron Man game, really.
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Posted 21 December 2018 - 09:03 PM
You sure y’all didn’t get trolled and pop in Call of Juarez or something?
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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:53 PM
My favorite game of the year is Assassin's Creed. The story, music, history and the 4k graphics are all incredible. I even bought the XP / money boost. I have a busy job and with the boost I could just ignore all the tedious side missions. I was able to finish the main story and the coolest side missions in about 40 hours. (Around level 44)
I tried to get into Red Dead 2 but the pace of the game is just too damn slow. Rockstar needs to respect the gamer's time. Lack of fast travel and the idiotic bounty system are my biggest gripes. Don't care about the "realism" they tried to go for. I only care about this level of realism in racing games.
LOVED how passionate Shipwreck is about Spiderman's superiority over Ironman.
Great show as always, been listening for over 12 years.
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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:58 PM
Had to dig my old CAG username out of the grave and brave the terrible password recovery to throw my two cents into the Iron Man conversation:
Ship, you've never sounded more like an old man than you do trying to argue that Iron Man isn't a top tier character. Superman is this generation's Three Stooges: they know who he is, but that's "dad's superhero". Kids coming up recognize Superman as a logo, but not as a character. They haven't been alive to see any *good* Superman content, but they know that the "S" logo looks good on t-shirts and basketball players' biceps.
Look in the toy aisle or that weird pop-culture end-cap in the electronics section of your beloved Target: They've got a lot of Iron Man there. It's what kids want. Spider-Man is there, too, and he's still one of the most important characters in comics, but for the new generation, Iron Man is right up there with Batman and Spidey, easily taking Superman's place.
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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:18 AM
I'm growing weary of Shipwreck's constantly being such a dick to Wombat. I get that it's supposed to be goodnatured, but it comes across that way less and less. Wombat's sniping back, a few minutes later, that this is all just the dumb semantics game Shipwreck likes to play had me nodding in agreement.
Maybe put less of a premium on "winning" when you present differing opinions.
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Posted 22 December 2018 - 01:33 AM
Spidey was never on the level of Supes or Batman, Ship was talking about the logos being tattooed but Spideys "logo" isn't even as iconic as those of Superman or Batman. I can argue that Captain America's shield logo is more iconic than the Spidey "logo".
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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:51 PM
It's 2018, Shipwreck. Iron Man is now more popular than Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man. Robert Downey Jr. still appears in more movies than the friendly neighborhood webslinger who has been like what... two excellent movies in the past ten years? While we are Americans, you fail to see the international appeal of a technologically advanced superhero who is an economic superpower in his own movies.
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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:03 PM
While we are Americans, you fail to see the international appeal of a technologically advanced superhero who is an economic superpower in his own movies.
huh? Iron man is the ultimate capitalist/ American hero. If you are rich enough, you get to play by your own rules. It's like Ayn Rand herself wrote the character. I sure people around world love the idea that a rich American is their only hope.
Thankfully the appeal of that mentality is waning.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 05:50 PM
Yeah, these weird arguments between Wombat and Ship are just awkward. We get it, he didn't get ALL the costumes, let it go. Wombat has a pretty good sense of how to keep the show on track. I like this show, but it's time for a break. Happy Holidays everyone!
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:18 PM
Spider-Man and Batman are top tier. Not even Superman is on that level. Ironman is 3rd tier imo but that's where most of the fairly popular characters would be.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:24 PM
Cheapy and Wombat were right that you need to skip some Assassins Creed games; I liked Origins and played it a ton but that made Odyssey feel too much like more of the same and I only played it a couple of hours.
Wombat really likes Iron Man.
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Posted 26 December 2018 - 01:09 PM
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Posted 26 December 2018 - 10:56 PM
My favorite game of 2018 was from 2017 - Yakuza 0. One of my favorite stories from any game. Right up with Dragon Age Origins and Mass Effect 1 & 2.
For actual 2018 games, my top is definitely Dragon Quest XI. It just does everything right, and is gorgeous to boot. Spidey would be #2, which surprised me. I've played every Spider-Man game, but finished very few because they usually get boring, but not this one.
I think the difference between Wombat and Ship on Spidey/Iron Man is context. On the whole, Spidey is bigger. I don't think anyone disputes that. He's been synonymous with Marvel since the 60's. But you have to be willfully blind to not see that since 2008, Iron Man has been the face of Marvel and the MCU, and Spidey has been left out of the spotlight. To an adult that grew up with Spidey, he's the top. But for a 10 year old, it's Iron Man because that's who he/she grew up with. It will be interesting if things change with Miles. Hopefully there are more movies and they keep him a kid rather than aging him to an adult, unlike the comics.
It'll never happen but the immersion level of an Iron Man VR game would be insane. You are already putting on a helmet, so it'd be like putting on the Iron Man helment. And you could have the floating HUD and Friday or Jarvis in your ear.
BTW, 'Pog Fister' would be a great name for a Switch game.
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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:34 PM
Leave Wombat alone!!
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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:30 PM
Going to avoid jumping on the bandwagon although Wombat is completely correct.
I do find it ironic that in the same episode where you guys were struggling to find five games you've completed this year Cheapy would complain about a company giving you a choice to help a customer finish. Sure you can make the argument about game design, but there are a ton of smaller games you guys did not finish either. I also would struggle coming up with the list, but i would not complain about the option being offered to me.