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#4861 iKilledChewbacca   Trading Time Out (Under Investigation) Do not trade! Trading Timeout - Under Review   3946 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  


Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:33 PM

Whatever the morning, Monday, Tuesday, or even a Thursday. I download the CagCast as soon as its up. The thought of a 2 hour show listening to two geniuses and a god brightens my day whatever the day may hold. Mr cheapyd sir, there is no one better who could have started CAG and host the CagCast. Wombat, With out you and your witty humor, it would be a very boring one man podcast. Plus, you look like peter griffin. But thanks for getting cheapy into this. Last but not least, Shipwreck, the wisest of them all. A man of not many words, but what words you say are stuff of legend. Also, cool hair. Although this is not a question, this is more of a thank you to all of you for the cagcast and making it to your 200th episode.

Also a thanks to SPJOHN.

brought a tear to my eye :cry: :cry: :cry: lol

#4862 Boblious   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   2 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  


Posted 27 May 2010 - 12:44 AM


I used to like on Foreplay when you'd talk about the older/obscurer games you managed to pick up during the week. Any chance you could bring a bit of that to the CAGCast?

Cheapy and Wombat, Congratulations on reaching episode 200

#4863 kryptonic   Man, Myth and Legend CAGiversary!   1764 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2010 - 01:48 AM

Here's a dousy:

I recently got into an argument with someone (now old friend) about how I choose not to let my kids (2 boys: 5 and 2 years old) see violent games (ie: Red Dead Redemption, Just Cause 2 and Demon Souls). I also choose not to play games while my kids are awake since I value my time with my children over gaming. My boys and I on occasion will game together but when we do it's playing kiddie games (just got modnation racers for them... ok, and for me lol). He on the other hand will game all day and put his kids in another room in front of a tv. He also thinks I'm a "pussy" that I don't allow my boys to see those kinds of games.

That being said.... Since you guys have kids, do you subject your kids to the games you play (if not age appropriate) and how much does having kids impede your gaming time? Granted... I do realize that gaming is not just a leisure activity but also your job.

Thanks, and I hope to hear your answers!!!!

#4864 SleepDebt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 May 2010 - 08:51 AM

Cheapy and Wombat

What's happening guys, I've been listening for almost a year now, and would first like to congratulate you guys on over 200 episodes.

I am a guy that enjoys food and seeing food from around the world. I was wondering if Cheapy would be able to post more pictures and blogs of his eating experiences around Japan. Just a thought, as I enjoy Cheapy's reaction to trying out the weird and quirky things in Japan. Also, I'm traveling to New York soon and would like to know some food places you guys would recommend.

Adding Boatcrash as a permanent member was a good deal. I enjoy hearing what he thinks about the game he is playing, and look forward to reading/hearing his reviews.

I can't wait till the Alan Wake roundtable, and keep up the good work guys.

#4865 Fjordson   FRAK CAGiversary!   978 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  


Posted 28 May 2010 - 09:04 AM

I have a question related to Alan Wake:

I know about the obvious references (I've seen Twin Peaks, X-Files, read Stephen King, etc.) but are there any other books/movies/TV shows you three can recommend that are similar to Alan Wake? Whether it be in the overall tone and moodiness of the game or maybe the supernatural plot. I find myself eager for more stuff like it.

Also, sorry if you've already mentioned this, but do you guys plan to do an end-of-episode roundtable on AW similar to the one you did on Mass Effect 2?

#4866 Thomas96   I am Thomaticus! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  


Posted 28 May 2010 - 12:12 PM

Do you guys feel that charging for the online component of games (should you buy the game used) can help against piracy? [ Why should people that pirate the game be able to access the online feature of a game (which is usually a primary selling point of the game).]

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#4867 DarkNessBear   CABear CAGiversary!   6477 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  


Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:21 PM

Hey CheapyD, Wombat and... Shipwreck...

This is a question about Mah-ree-oh. Do you think it's time for him to be stopped? It seems odd to me that gaming has essentially started with Mario yet continues to produce games starring this character today. It would be like if Disney only focused on making Mickey movies and would rarely step outside of that realm. Mickey is a great iconic character, but there is no need for him to be the star of the majority of their movies.

Is it time to limit Mario only to small cameos and grow up as a company to start introducing new characters? Would the death of Miyamoto call in this new age? (Not saying I'd be involved... he he...eh...)

#4868 AHagerty93   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   10 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  


Posted 30 May 2010 - 01:23 PM

I have had no problems with the load times of modnation racers at all at all. yes they are longer than the average game but so was little big planet! Most of the loads take around a minute for me and the online runs very smooth. The Modspot which works as the game menu and is online so you can meet other racers is a great idea and very well done. I think it is one of the best games which has come out this May, and really do suggest one of you pick it up to give it a shot. i understand that some may not like to create maps and other things, i didn't make anything in little big planet, but they have really simplified the creation tools and the map i created which is on the top download page took around two minutes. With the auto populate tool it is so easy to do, so Shipwreak i think you will be surprised how you begin to enjoy creating your own things. All i really wanted to say is that one of you should give it a try and i think you will be pleasantly surprised!

#4869 Baron O Hell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   653 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 09:27 PM

Hey guys

Any chance of you guys selling any cheapass gamer shirts or other merchandise? You guys are big time now so you need to sell big boy shirts and stuff. Stop thinking small time and sell some gear so we can represent the set we claiming. You do that and you'll be real gangsta. Hell, I'm going to start calling you cheapass gangsters.

#4870 Kid-Kill-R   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  


Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:54 AM

Hey cheapy d and batship you guys have been doing awesome that's why I'll never miss a show and why do people sometimes insult the show it's nit like they could better though well spectacular podcast and keep the good work up

#4871 KingBroly   CAG Club Nintendo CAGiversary!   15248 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  


Posted 01 June 2010 - 04:51 AM

Cheapy, do you think your theory of "frank" could be more associated with publishers than the actual title themselves? I hear your displeasure of the scores RDR is getting due to some sort of Rockstar bias, and I'm thinking your theory of Frank should be moved up a notch. If RDR was published by Sega or someone else, I definitely don't think the scores would be as high. Thoughts?
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#4872 buhssuht   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   12 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  


Posted 01 June 2010 - 05:52 AM

will you ever invite Super programmer John on the podcast?

#4873 andyfilm   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   11 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  


Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:39 PM

I really enjoy listening to the CAGcast weekly while I run which leads me to my request:

I am running my first marathon this Sunday (June 6) and I plan to listen to the podcast so it would be a big help if you made the next show exactly two hours long and made announcements every half hour to help me with my pace. And if you want to throw in the occasional "You're doing great", or "Don't lose control of your bowels", that would be great. (I'm only half kidding)

My question is, are there any places to see pictures of the wives? It would be nice to put a face to the discussions involving Mrs. Cheapy, Mrs. Wombat and Mrs. Shipwreck. (BTW, I'm totally legit, not creepy. I'm a 43 year old father of two, married 19 years)

And my comment is relating to RDR. I am really enjoying the game and I especially like just being in that "world" having been a huge fan of John Ford and Sergio Leone westerns. Shipwreck mentioned he was bored and I think I recall him saying something about not liking the western genre in a discussion about Call of Juarez. I think Shipwreck just doesn't like the setting of the game, and if you don't buy into the atmosphere it would be hard to enjoy anything else about the game.

Keep up the good work. Special shout out to Wombat's film knowledge. I live in California but I attended NYU film school so I appreciate his insight.

#4874 Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   7 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  


Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:17 PM

My question is for Boat Boy. Aside from Wombat, who's the cutest guy you've ever kissed?

#4875 DigitalShrapnel   Audiophile CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  


Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:17 PM

Hey Cheapy, I was wondering if you could set up a section of the site specifically for console trading. I know a lot of people on CAG are into retro gaming or just undercutting the ridiculous prices at Gamestop (I saw a used PS2 selling for eighty dollars like last week at gamestop), and CAG would make selling/trading consoles and handhelds so much easier. Unofficially, I guess that's already happening, but if there were a system in place for trading consoles, that would make deals much easier to find. I know I'd use it :D

And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: "I drink, therefore I am"

#4876 flyers241   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   47 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  


Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:31 AM

Hey guys, how do you learn about new iPhone games and when they're on sale? Have you ever considered reviewing them? And will we ever get a iPhone game price tracker on CAG?

#4877 tomscab   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   51 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:31 AM

ok this is a question for wombat...and is a comic book question sorry for the people annoyed by them. I was recently watching Dark Knight because it is an awesome movie. I noticed that when Batman travels to China, he goes to Hong Kong and not a fictional representation of that city, such as gotham for chicago or metropolis for NY. I was under the assumption that all DC cities arent real. How come hong kong is in this movie, was it lazy film makers or does this rule not apply across the board?

Love the show and i think shipwreck has been improving immensely keep it up.

#4878 olster1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   18 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:40 AM

I recently noticed that Joy Ride (the free avatar kart racer) has completely vanished from xbox.com. It was due to come out Winter '09 and the game looked basically complete at E3 too... what do you guys think has become of this? Do you think it will make a second appearance this year at E3? Finally do you like the idea of a free game like this and 1 vs. 100?

Thanks guys

#4879 H.Cornerstone   LaserCannonDethSentence CAGiversary!   2150 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  


Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:59 AM


have you ever been a Thor fan?

If so, what do you think of the costume, and are you excited for the movie?

#4880 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   2012 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:43 PM

Great show, guys. Despite all the talk regarding Project Shitbox’s launch details, none of you have actually put the facts together—doing so makes it obvious how Microsoft is going to handle the launch. So here’s what we know as fact:

  • The quality of the current Xbox 360 hardware is poor
  • The Xbox 360’s asthetic design was a function of trying to appeal to the Japanese market, which has been a failed initiative
  • The Xbox 360’s price-point is at a terrific spot, especially for those willing to upgrade and/or replace existing hardware
  • No console add-on has ever been truly successful
  • Proof exists of a slimmed-down model of the XBox 360
  • SONY’s trend of slimming down their home consoles over time has always been successful
  • HD TV’s are rapidly gaining mass-market acceptance
  • The current Xbox 360 UI is directly targeted at the Wii audience
  • Project Shitbox is targeted at the Wii audience
  • Many people would be happy with an HD version of the Wii

So, what can we conclude from all of this? Well, here goes: Microsoft will be launching a new version of the Xbox 360 hardware that’s slimmer, better designed, and more appealing to a Western audience; and this new model will be Project Shitbox-enabled and priced around $250 to compete directly with the Wii and the rumored “Wii HD”.

With this proposed strategy, the 360 will be the “every man” console: reliable hardware, HD graphics, great price, terrific online options, hands-free motion controls, and a family-friendly UI.

I don’t currently own an XBox 360, primarily b/c I refuse to spend money on a piece of hardware that is proven to be unreliable. However, if my proposed scenario becomes fact, well, count me in. Or should I say: “Jump in”.

Anyway, keep up the great work—the show just keeps getting better, especially now that Cheapy seems to be playing more games. :D

#4881 deoxin   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   25 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:06 PM

i listen to a lot of podcast and they are all talking about the new EA charge to play online. I was wondering the people who have gamefly will they have to pay the extra $10 to play online
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#4882 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   2012 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2010 - 06:55 PM

i listen to a lot of podcast and they are all talking about the new EA charge to play online. I was wondering the people who have gamefly will they have to pay the extra $10 to play online

Of course they will. It's not like Gamefly is going to pay for every person who rents the game to play online.

#4883 RudyPants   Zombie on my lawn! CAGiversary!   1699 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

I know you guys have touched on this before, but I'm wondering now that your kiddos are more active (I.E., not just laying in the crib drooling all day) you find yourself not playing games online with friends as much as before.

Cheapy, it seems like you'd have a hard time lining up a headshot in Battlefield Bad Company 2 with Tai running around like a mad man.

PS - I know that Wombat is terrible at online shooters so this problem may be only a CheapyD issue.

Love the show and I think Shipwreck is a great addition - it's good to see a fellow ginger getting notierity.

#4884 Thevoiceinyourhead   UKCAG CAGiversary!   85 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  


Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:43 PM

Cheapy on previous shows you said that once you moved you were going to get a friend to build you a Gaming PC. Now that Steam is out on Mac is this enough to prevent you from doing so, even though games like ABP probably wont be coming out for Mac?

#4885 theytookourjobz   We Gotta Go Back CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  


Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:46 PM

Of course they will. It's not like Gamefly is going to pay for every person who rents the game to play online.

I heard somewhere that they will offer 7 day trials for online components so that renters get the opportunity to play online.

#4886 DrMunkee   Logical AND dreamy CAGiversary!   880 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2010 - 05:54 PM

It looks like the new Red Faction game, "Red Faction Armageddon", will take place mostly underground and include aliens.

What are your early thoughts on these changes from the previous Red Faction?

"The universe has a wonderful sense of humor. The trick is learning how to take a joke."

#4887 PhaperPlane   A British CAG. CAGiversary!   224 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  


Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:53 PM

Dear CheapyD,
Are you EVER going to update your Youtube page again? You still haven't given us an apartment tour.
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#4888 venturin   SalmonChantedEvening CAGiversary!   298 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  


Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:24 PM

Hey guys,

At E3 this year are you planning to make some video's? I think it would be cool to see all three of you together since it's such a rare thing.


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Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

I know you guys hate the idea of motion controllers but from what we have seen so far if you had to pick either Natal or move which one are you most intrested in.

#4890 dddddddd   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   15 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  


Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:16 PM

Question for Wombat (since he never has any questions to answer anymore :D)

The new spider man game has now unoffically announced spider-man 2099 as a playable character, so that begs the question of who is the last spider-man entity that will be playable in the game. My own guess would be a character called peter porker spider-ham just because it would be different from all the rest. What would be your guess Wombat?