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CAGcast #608: Stadia Pros


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17806 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:12 PM

The gang play the Google Stadia Game, talk new releases, Apex Legends Shadowfall, Activision China controversy, and oh so much more!

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Show Linkage/Notes:
Intro - Armand Van Helden - You Don't Know Me (Original Mix) (1998)
Outro - Where's the Beef

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#2 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2770 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:21 PM

I can relate to Wombat's movie choice, especially this close to Halloween. I love Tremors. It's just dark enough to entice young horror fans, without getting too gory or offensive. Just some high-quality B-move shlock. Perfect fare for a younger monster-movie fan during October.



#3 Curufinwe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1066 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2019 - 08:32 PM

None of you super hero fans are going to watch The Boys?

The original Race Driver: Grid came out in 2008. Grid 2 followed in 2013.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOCA_(series)



#4 ShoelessJP   Resident Caffeinated Gamer CAGiversary!   475 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:31 PM

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#5 2kings  

Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:45 PM

It's strange listening to Shipwreck gradually succumb to complete apathy. I get a bit of apprehension to give credence to just about any "gamer rage" as it pertains to most topics. Especially as it seems to be an almost daily deluge on the most insignificant of grievances. 

 

The topic as it pertains to Hong Kong and China and Blizzard, however, is pretty clear cut. I can't, even at my most cynical take, come up with a reason not to be concerned. Still, Ship can't be bothered to care even when juxtaposed with the NBA and Lebrons' multiple gaffs that expose the controversy further. 

 

Either he is apathetic or he is willfully ignorant. 

 

Both are depressing.



#6 warmonked   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:02 AM

It's really impressive how shipwreck can not have an opinion on a human rights issue. Good job not giving a shit about other humans.

#7 WittyNickname   Ne'er-do-well CAGiversary!   322 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

WittyNickname

Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:21 PM

Yeah, Shipwreck is pretty clearly a sociopath. There's only so many times a tiger can show its stripes before it removes all doubt.

 

Unrelated, it caught me just right and I laughed a LOT at the notion of Wombat sitting down with his son to watch Porky's.



#8 VapeLizard  

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:05 PM

This episode was a classic. Very many funny moments. 



#9 Kaisei   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2019 - 05:19 PM

Ship was probably not fully informed with LeBron's actions. Although Ship might have a point that LeBron may or may not have been fully aware of the situation, LBJ later pushed Adam Silver for Daryl Morey's punishment. LeBron has a very clear pro-China voice at this point since it affects his wallet. He's willing to sacrifice the millions of Hong Kong lives to make his billions.



#10 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7144 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 12:48 AM

Has Tai or Mrs. Cheapy started naming the raccoons?



#11 Chronis   Enjoys mediocre games that you hate CAGiversary!   3088 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2019 - 03:46 PM

None of you super hero fans are going to watch The Boys?


I just finished The Boys and it is fantastic. Really surprised nobody on the show has mentioned it.

#12 Wombat   CAGcast or nothin CAGiversary!   2368 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:15 PM

I just finished The Boys and it is fantastic. Really surprised nobody on the show has mentioned it.

We discussed it at length on ep. 599 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=yVrL2pyWSGI



#13 tokajim   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:28 PM

It's strange listening to Shipwreck gradually succumb to complete apathy. I get a bit of apprehension to give credence to just about any "gamer rage" as it pertains to most topics. Especially as it seems to be an almost daily deluge on the most insignificant of grievances. 

 

The topic as it pertains to Hong Kong and China and Blizzard, however, is pretty clear cut. I can't, even at my most cynical take, come up with a reason not to be concerned. Still, Ship can't be bothered to care even when juxtaposed with the NBA and Lebrons' multiple gaffs that expose the controversy further. 

 

Either he is apathetic or he is willfully ignorant. 

 

Both are depressing.

I logged in to ask what Wombat was talking about with "Planet Scape" but am not surprised to see these types of comments against Shipwreck.

 

Are you sure it's 'clear cut'?  How much do you know about Hong Kong, China and their histories?  How many people who are Pro-Hong Kong in gaming circles right now can even point out Hong Kong on a map?  Hong Kong people are asking for 5 demands, how many people here even know what the 5 demands are without googling?  But they're perfectly willing to condemn all of China without doing some research first.

 

I'm not trying to debate who is right or wrong.  All I'm saying it's not as simple and clear cut as some people make it out to be.  There's not a lot of room for a nuanced understanding or debate on gaming message boards right now.  It's either you're pro-Hong Kong or you're morally corrupt.  That's a pretty narrow way of looking at something, especially since most gamers have almost no background on the topic.

 

Wombat talking about communism vs democracy is also emblematic of the lack of understanding most Americans have about political, social and economic systems outside of America.



#14 Docsamson   Old School CAGiversary!   519 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:26 PM

The Stadia game by Cheapy was a great example of how much better this podcast could be on a regular basis. Good job dude!

#15 Docsamson   Old School CAGiversary!   519 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:38 PM

Re: 5 Demands from Hong Kong here you go:
• Withdrawal of the extradition bill
• An independent inquiry into police conduct
• Amnesty for arrested protesters, dozens of whom are facing as many as 10 years in prison on a colonial-era rioting charge
• A halt to characterizing the protests as “riots”
• Restart stalled electoral reforms, including direct elections for the city’s leader.

Wow, sounds likes they’re asking for far too much from China who is basically supposed to stay out of their shit until 2047
Unless you’re anti-democracy, it does seem pretty clear cut.

#16 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1847 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2019 - 03:33 PM

Cub Scout camping:

Having tents already on-site really depends on where the camping trip is occurring.
If the pack/den is organizing their own activity at a local park or campground, the likelihood of provided tents is low, unless your unit chooses to purchase and maintain gear or has a relationship with a friendly Troop/Crew/Ship that is willing to loan them.
If the pack/den is going to a Council campground where they would normally have summer camp, there is a decent chance of having those tents/cabins/whatever, or at least common area covered structures of some kind where you could sleep without worry of rain.

As for purchasing gear, getting a 4-person Ozark Trail tent for $40 at Walmart is fine to get started. No point in buying anything high end unless your Scout has a passion for it - you just need a place to sleep, and your car is walking distance if things go sideways.

Keep in mind that Cub Scout camping is a family activity, so you may also want to explore if anyone else in your family wants to participate regularly. Note that a "four person" tent means exactly that, four people tightly against each other in a Tetris formation of some kind. Most adults wouldn't be comfortable with more than two people in a tent that size, especially with gear.

Also, Cub Scout camping is generally considered "trunk camping", which means you can bring things that wouldn't make sense at the higher levels. Think inflatable mattresses, cots, portable fans, tables, rugs, etc. (Does NOT include portable heaters, microwaves, or air conditioners.)


Source: I've been a Scouting leader for 14+ years, and almost that long as a youth (including a few years camping in and around Suffolk County Council).

#17 2kings  

Posted 23 October 2019 - 07:15 PM

I logged in to ask what Wombat was talking about with "Planet Scape" but am not surprised to see these types of comments against Shipwreck.

 

Are you sure it's 'clear cut'?  How much do you know about Hong Kong, China and their histories?  How many people who are Pro-Hong Kong in gaming circles right now can even point out Hong Kong on a map?  Hong Kong people are asking for 5 demands, how many people here even know what the 5 demands are without googling?  But they're perfectly willing to condemn all of China without doing some research first.

 

I'm not trying to debate who is right or wrong.  All I'm saying it's not as simple and clear cut as some people make it out to be.  There's not a lot of room for a nuanced understanding or debate on gaming message boards right now.  It's either you're pro-Hong Kong or you're morally corrupt.  That's a pretty narrow way of looking at something, especially since most gamers have almost no background on the topic.

 

Wombat talking about communism vs democracy is also emblematic of the lack of understanding most Americans have about political, social and economic systems outside of America.

I don't speak for everyone, but I can safely say that I made MY comment based on MY research of what's happening in China, HK, Blizzard and the NBA. I can appreciate nuance if some is offered, which you did not, except to call into question my general intelligence. I would be open to hearing why you think China is in any way a victim. Also, when I refer to "China", I'm referring to the government not the people at large.



#18 Maddgief   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   287 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2019 - 12:24 PM

Great show. Loved the stadia game and how it reflected that no one knows anything about that doa platform.

Hope you're doing better wombat.

A question that everyone wants you guys to answer is that if the three of you made a human centipede who would be front, middle, and back? Halloween seems like the perfect time for you to finally weigh in on this important topic.

#19 dastly75   Resident Squirrel CAGiversary!   3562 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2019 - 06:55 PM

The Stadia game had some surprisingly good production values and was very funny.