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CAGcast #619: Battle of the Passes


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17962 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:07 PM

The gang talks Sony skipping E3, next-gen Xbox lack of exclusives, various passes, and oh so much more!

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Show Linkage/Notes:
Intro - Ariana Grande - thank u, next (RudeLies Remix)
Outro - Pete Rose Sings!! Aqua Velva Commercial 2-1976

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#2 wendellmn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   21 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

wendellmn

Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:42 AM

Let Wombat enjoy his different boxes if they bring him joy, quit busting his chops over them. i found the arby's contents interesting and look forward to hear what the future coca cola boxes have to offer. 



#3 VapeLizard  

VapeLizard

Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:11 AM

Shipwreck, I finally downloaded Farm together and as it turns out, my girlfriend is really getting into it!

 

Here's my issue though: She's a systems engineer, and is turning the farm into a souless corporation of food production. I need a more esthetically pleasing model or the game is going to be as much fun as a CSV file!

 

Did you and the Mrs. have any balance between max production and actually having fun with the less grindy aspects? 



#4 sohcahtoa guy   Boop beep. CAGiversary!   337 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

sohcahtoa guy

Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:30 PM

Cheapy, Wombat is right- give DC's Harley Quinn cartoon a chance. The first episode is an outlier in terms of its shock factor. Episodes 2 and 4 are very fast, funny, and amazingly written. Poison Ivy as a modern-day-"Daria" has some of the best lines. Although the season has been uneven so far, the average episode is really fun.



#5 Dran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 12:07 PM

Hi guys, long time listener (10 years since I signed up on the forum, god Im old), though I've chimed in from time to time on here, the recent comment on last weeks podcast about how the comment section is a wasteland kinda made me feel bad for your guys and got me to posting on giving you props for your enduring commitment to the show.

 

Out of all the podcasts I listen to I feel more in tune with CagCast - just a buncha dudes my age who grew up with games, who got on with life but still love their games and nerdy shit and meet up each week to talk about the stuff you like. You don't get involved in the obnoxious dramas of other online communities and always keep it real, and you've been in some way or another part of my life for the past 10 years so for that alone, Id like to thank you!

 

I still game, though in my advanced age (42y) I find I have less patience for huge AAA titles that take over 20h to finish, and find myself gravitating more to shorter indie releases, but I do get sucked into AAAs from time to time (100h put into AC: Odyssey ugh). Over the last year I've also gotten hugely into board gaming, and host a weekly meetup. Do you guys boardgame at all, and if so, which are your favorite boardgames? I recall Wombat mentioning once he played Fallout the board game on his own... I have yet to dip my toes into solo board games, any good recommendations?

 

Keep up the great work, dont you dare fucking quit, I wanna hear your grandpa ramblings 30 years from now! xD



#6 Darknyss  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 06:12 PM

I feel like Epic Games has an advantage when it comes to the battle pass for Fortnite because the game makes so much damn money they can keep throwing in tons of skins and variants.

This is also technically their 10th battle pass. They’ve continue to evolve and add more stuff with each one. The progression was just changed this season to be more rewarding with all the XP and bonuses. Previous battle passes took much longer to unlock tier 100. But I agree they are designed to keep you playing. While new challenges unlock weekly, as Wombat experienced, you can wait until later in the season and complete them all at once if preferred.

When it comes to skin ‘rarity’ you’d be surprised how much it matters to kids. Seeing someone with a rare skin like Renegade Raider or Black Knight is a big deal to them. Epic even went as far to add special variants for people that bought older shop skins when they first came available after they re-released them. I’ve had people offer money for my account while playing simply because I have skins from the first battle pass and those will never will become available again.

#7 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3192 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:31 PM

welp

 



#8 gorgo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   972 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 08:22 PM

Cheapy, Wombat is right- give DC's Harley Quinn cartoon a chance. The first episode is an outlier in terms of its shock factor. Episodes 2 and 4 are very fast, funny, and amazingly written. Poison Ivy as a modern-day-"Daria" has some of the best lines. Although the season has been uneven so far, the average episode is really fun.


Agreed; I watch it with my work friends at lunch and everyone is loving it. Pairs well with Rick and Morty.

#9 blueArcana   Congratulations CAGiversary!   1115 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

blueArcana

Posted 21 January 2020 - 07:23 PM

Kids still say lame? Lame.