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CAGcast #725: Ben Cooper Battle Royale

#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   18324 Posts   Joined 20.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2022 - 06:15 PM

The gang talks Trek to Yomi, Dr. Strange 2, and so much more!

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Show Linkage/Notes:
Intro - Endor - Fur
Outro - Bobcat Goldthwait - One Crazy Summer - Godzilla

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#2 gorgo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1492 Posts   Joined 19.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2022 - 07:47 PM

I started Trek to Yomi; looks great, but the gameplay was a bit boring to me.


Thanks for mentioning RiffTrax the game, I had no idea it existed... looked up reviews, and it's supposed to be good! https://venturebeat....e-of-admission/


I bought it immediately, will give it a try.


Very glad that cheapy will finally see Evil Dead 2. Which of course comes on 4k disc, as does Evil Dead 1. 4k streaming of these looks great, too.


I gave Warzone a try to see Godzilla V King Kong, it was weird but cool. I got killed by Kong. I tried to get close enough to get killed by Godzilla but the other players kept killing me before G had a chance. Kong jumps around a lot.


Ben Cooper Godzilla costume:


#3 Captain Wrong   Dirty Commie CAGiversary!   910 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Captain Wrong

Posted 13 May 2022 - 12:40 PM

I had a couple of roommates who were Lego people and Cheapy summed up my feelings about it. The old school sets where they just gave you a box of bricks and some pictures of things you could make seemed a lot more interesting than the new ones that are essentially blocky model kits. I never got it and I hated always having our main table covered with the damn things.

#4 Curufinwe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1139 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2022 - 04:26 PM

Time to leave the old machines behind. Starfield is already doing that, and it was supposed to come out this year.

#5 pofigster   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   21 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  


Posted 15 May 2022 - 10:53 PM

Cheapy - I think you're spot on comparing Lego to IKEA. There's a thing in psychology called the 'IKEA Effect' where, because you put effort into assembling the furniture, you value the final product more. There is an article in Psychology Today (https://www.psycholo...the-ikea-effect) that also makes that connection with Legos. Because the toy isn't just ready to go out of the box, even if all you do is follow instructions, you're brain rewards you for the effort you put into making it from chaos. 


The real question is, is this psychological hack as bad as loot boxes or Fortnite? Would love to hear you and Wombat peck at each other about that.


Finally, thanks for doing the fundraiser for CTF - it's a great cause and the organization is very well rated by Charity Navigator (92.6%)

#6 gorgo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1492 Posts   Joined 19.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2022 - 01:43 AM

Is it also the same effect people get when following guides to get 1000gs on a game? Seems like it could be. Still can be fun, of course.

#7 GOTA   I'm.... CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2022 - 12:51 PM

I stumbled into The Pentaverate and watched the whole damn thing.  It was like eating a whole pint of Ben and Jerry's.  You don't feel good doing it but it sure was enjoyable.  Mike Myers, Adam Sandler and Jim Carey are funny guys even if you end up groaning when you aren't laughing.