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#5041 Sangyerians   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   8 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  


Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:19 AM

Are you (Cheapy) at all intent on expanding CAG to beyond the US and UK? I know it'll be difficult, I don't even start listing all the obstacles, but have you considered say, Japan Game Deals or Australia Game deals? As an Australian, I'd love to see some expansion but I understand that it's just much easier to operate almost solely in the US.

#5042 KingBroly   CAG Club Nintendo CAGiversary!   15248 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  


Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:56 PM

Hey Wombat, which DC Superhero do you think Rocksteady Studios should try and make a game for after they do Arkham City?
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#5043 Spartan V07   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:52 AM

When do you think the next gen of consoles will release? Also what year do you think they will be announced?

#5044 Jackhole   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   36 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  


Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:51 PM

Hey Wombat, I remember last year you said that Dragon Age could be your 2010 Fallout 3. What happened to that? Dragon Age has come out with tons of DLC, and a full expansion. Did you ever even finish it? If not, I really think you should, I went back to it a few weeks ago and it was great.

#5045 Fjordson   FRAK CAGiversary!   978 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  


Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:42 PM

Hey guys, this past show you were talking with Esteban about how Christina Norman reached out to a few communities for direct feedback on the the next Mass Effect game.

I was wondering what you thought about the situation with Infamous 2's main character, Cole. After Sucker Punch showed off the game at E3 there were lots of people who were upset at how he looked and sounded since it was a big departure from what he was like in the first game. Since then Sucker Punch has officially gone back and altered Cole to make him more similar to what he was like in the first game.

What do you guys think? Has Sucker Punch possibly fallen into a trap? Where they've set a precedent that every time their fanbase expresses dislike towards a design choice, they're expected to go back and change it? And how much is too much for this kind of direct feedback from the gaming community?

#5046 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   13400 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

Hey Wombat, I remember last year you said that Dragon Age could be your 2010 Fallout 3. What happened to that? Dragon Age has come out with tons of DLC, and a full expansion. Did you ever even finish it? If not, I really think you should, I went back to it a few weeks ago and it was great.

Yeah I was going to ask this as well. Dragon Age is a great 60-80 hour experience for Origins, then another 15-20 hours for Awakening. Now is the perfect time to get into it with the time before the fall releases hit and the DLC is on sale. Check out my post in the XBL Gold sale thread in the deals forum if you want a DLC review.

In terms of trying out some actual good JRPG's from this gen (screw Final Fantasy,) then I would suggest the following for consoles:

Tales of Vesperia on 360
Valkyria Chronicles on PS3
Eternal Sonata on 360/PS3

None of these have random battles, which seems to be your biggest thing against JRPG's and these are the best of the best in that regard IMO. All 3 have demos available so you can try them out first before you try to get them. They should be about $18-$30 new or used but may be a little hard to find (you may have to lookup stock via Gamestop.com as none of the large B&M stores will have them or you can try Amazon as all 3 are out of print.)

Now if you like Valkyria Chronicles, that leads me into 2 games you might like for your commute if you still have your PSP:

Persona 3 Portable
Valkyria Chronicles 2

I don't know if the PS2 versions of Persona 3 had random battles, but I know the PSP version DOES NOT. And VC 2 from the demo seems like more VC 1 but in a more compact form given the limitations of the PSP vs. the PS3.

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#5047 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   13400 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:40 PM

Question for the panel-
What do you think of Kotaku's decision to not do a post on the NPD numbers each month? They haven't done one since the April numbers came out.

Now the May numbers were a bit delayed because of E3 and logistics issues for NPD (I think it was reported they took the extra time to do maintenance on their servers) but the June and July numbers came out at the normal times but still no posts by Kotaku.

Yet if you search NPD on Kotaku, everytime some analyst or gaming quotable person has said something negative about NPD in the last 3 months, Kotaku has run that. Did they have some kind of falling out?

I think it's kinda sad that one of the top video game news sites (at least in traffic) on the internet has arbitrarily decided not to cover one of the biggest news stories that happens each month and is a vital one to know what is selling in the US, the largest gaming market. Hell, you have individual users here on CAG that post the Japan and UK sales numbers. Every other news site/blog/podcast does an NPD post so what is the justification for Kotaku to not do it?

I have tweeted at Stephen Totilo and posted a couple of times in their open discussion threads but gotten no response.

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#5048 Thomas96   I am Thomaticus! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  


Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:33 PM

Cheapy!!!! When I buy Saints Row 3 will you autograph my copy of the game?!
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#5049 Microshock   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   613 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  


Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:25 PM

I wanted to ask if Shipwreck feels comfortable with some of the games he plays or some of the conversation you guys use? I know he's a heavy christian and CheapyD has insulted him about it before by saying he thinks its all BS (I agree btw).

He just seems to awkwardly push out a laugh or chuckle whenever cheapy makes a joke about his wife or that Shipwreck has only gone out with one girl.

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#5050 Archaic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   475 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:56 AM

Long time user of CAG, and I recently got onto the CAGcast when my 2nd kiddo was born so that I'd have something to listen to (quietly) while I got her to sleep. Thanks for countless hours of entertainment!

So, question 1: Cheapy...Like you, I have a 2-year-old kiddo that goes to daycare when I stay home (during the summer, as I am a teacher). This eventually made me so guilty that I gave up my gaming/free time to spend the time with her. Do you or Wombat ever game guiltily because you know you're not spending time with the the little ones?

Also, yours and Joystiq's are the only podcasts I listen to on a regular basis, and I was curious as to whether or not you guys were having a feud of sorts. I ask due to the Limbo "price vs. length" dispute and the issue with the XBLA glitch. I won't base my listening decision on it or anything; just wanted the gossip.

#5051 Thorn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:05 AM

I would like to have you guys discuss an issue I am having.

December 26 of last year, my brother suddenly and unexpectedly died from valley fever (literally a here one day and fine, gone the next kind of thing). I received his PS3 (I would have already had one but due to economic constraints it was impossible). Now, my brother had alot of medical problems and was in a lot of pain (he had a prescription for morphine). I know that he is in a better place. I am also glad that I now have a PS3 and I enjoy it immensely. This also leads to immense amount of guilt. What do you guys think? Should I feel guilty that I enjoy the PS3? I feel pretty sick to my stomach about it alot.

#5052 chucketychuck   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   26 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  


Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:17 PM

how can i listen to Howard stern?

i heard you mention him a few times and i listened to the pod cast where you went on his show...
he sounds like a funny guy :)

#5053 Ultramontane   Kuato Lives! CAGiversary!   138 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  


Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:34 AM

Hey Cheapy,

After hearing Wombat mention something about video game analysts and stats on APB, any chance getting Michael Pachter back on for a segment?


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#5054 Mayday   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   223 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:38 PM

I was checking out your CafePress page and was curious if you were going to update the shirts and other items with the new and improved avatars.

#5055 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9250 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:55 PM

This is not a question, but rather a request for an announcement on the next CAGcast. The Chicago CAG group will be having it's next meet-up on Saturday, Sept. 11 at The Galloping Ghost Arcade.

We will meet at noon, and the cost is $15 to play as many arcade games as you can withstand (the arcade will probably be open until 2AM).


#5056 FriskyTanuki   Believeland CAGiversary!   63006 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  


Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:04 PM

Hey Cheapy, Shipwreck, and Wombat,

With the 3DS having an SD card slot from the start, would you like to see the option to export saves to an SD card for personal back-ups to a PC? The inability to take saves off of a cartridge has been one of the main things that has kept me from renting or borrowing games to see what I want to buy since those saves belong to the cartridge, not the player. They could still continue with way they currently handle saves to the cartridge for those that don't want to manage save, so the choice would be up to the player. The bigger question would then be how likely Nintendo would be to allow this.

What do you guys think the Kinect and Move console bundles from Microsoft and Sony have to say about the customers they're aiming for? Microsoft is bundling Kinect with the 4GB Xbox 360 for $299.99 and Sony is bundling the Move bundle with the 320 GB PS3 for $399.99.

What do you think of the $130 250 GB hard drive Microsoft is putting out for the newer Xbox 360s? With the old systems, there was at least the excuse that you didn't have the option for a 120 GB or 250 GB hard drive when 20 GB or 60 GB were the only options, but now the only options are the 4GB and 250 GB systems with an expensive way to turn the former into the latter. Should they have just offered a 60 GB or 120 GB option that was a middle ground so it's not blatantly clear that they want you to get the 250 GB system?

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:39 PM

Hi Cheapy, I just had a couple quick questions:

1) Is it annoying when Lucy pulls the football away right when you're about to kick it?
2) Can I have my own podcast, called "Someone's on the CAG"?
3) No? Okay then, can I be a mod?
4) How much do you make, after taxes?

#5058 Thorn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:13 AM

Hey guys,

I posted my question last week a little too late, I think. My bad. I realized after I posted it that you guys were probably in the process of already recording. Anyhoo, if you guys could answer my q from last week, that'd be great. Thanks guys!

#5059 thwak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   55 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:34 AM

Dear Cagcast,

What's everyone's opinion on Laurance Fishbourne's Daughter's porn name being Chippy D? Should Cheapy sue for copywrite infringement?

#5060 jaystaeb8   Too Little Time CAGiversary!   123 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:30 PM

Are you putting together a team for Extra Life 2010. I know that many CAGs took part last year and there was a CAG team. Just wondering if you were planning that again. Also if you are playing for 24 hours straight what are you planning on playing?

#5061 Josh5890   For AC New Leaf 3DS- 3110-4025-7228 CAGiversary!   2994 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:10 PM

Hey guys!

Exclusives used to mean something back in the older days of gaming, especially during the N64/PS1 days. These days, it seems like any game outside of first party games is guarenteed to become a multiplatform game at some point. Mass Effect is only the latest game to fall in line now that it is heading to the PS3. Do you think that this is good for the gaming industry and does this hurt companies trying to push their console as a must have?


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#5062 Evilsean   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   37 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  


Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:06 PM

Cheapy - Do you remember the moment you decided to stop saying, "Remember to Dig the CAGcast", as part of your housekeeping? I just thought about how fast Internet things fade away in today's world.

#5063 xrayzwei   is ready to believe you CAGiversary!   310 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:06 PM

Do you feel like since E3 that there has been a shift in third party support for Microsoft and Sony from Activision and EA?

Is EA setting into motion a plan for the platform they think has more legs ala Dreamcast? Is activision doing the same? Or are we still seeing more platform subsidized support from the platform holders.

I'm looking at articles like this from June and thinking about what the holiday will bring:


#5064 Erock302   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   33 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  


Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:07 PM

Would you guys support remakes of Commander Keen for xbl/psn and R.C. Pro-Am for wiiware? What older games would you like to see re-made for xbl/psn/wii?

Also, Cheapy, you should finish Shadow of Colossus, because its awesome. (especially when you're high)

Edited by Erock302, 24 August 2010 - 07:47 PM.

#5065 Fjordson   FRAK CAGiversary!   978 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  


Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:58 AM

Hey Cheapy,

I'm sure you've been asked this before, but do you enjoy sushi? If so, what's your favorite kind of piece? Personally, I'm a total fanatic for the stuff, and I can only imagine how good genuine Japanese sushi must be.

#5066 randall82   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   16 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  


Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:21 AM

Hey Cheapy and Wombat, what do you think about EA actually standing up and defending "Medal of Honor" amidst the media controversy? Generally, these companies just stay quiet and wait for it all to blow over, but EA seems to be active in saying they're going to stand by their development team and their creative vision.

Do you think this could possibly pave the way for video game companies to start taking a stance against censorship in the way TV and film eventually did in their evolution?

#5067 Clarke   The Pretender CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:35 AM

Hey guys I just wanted to say thanks for the domain registration coupon. I used it to register "www.OfflineMultiplayer.com". I've used it for my previous 2 domains also. The site will be used for a documentary film I hope to shoot. Since CheapyD like documentary films I was wondering if he'd say what he likes and dislikes about docs.

Edited by Clarke, 25 August 2010 - 02:52 AM.

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#5068 Thomas96   I am Thomaticus! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  


Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:11 PM

Here's my question guys:

If the PS3 does motion support well, will consumers think of it as "WiiHD?"
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#5069 Thorn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2010 - 02:56 PM

Do you guys think that all this PSMove love is hypocritcal? I know IGN Playstation team absolutely hated the idea of motion controls and always bagged on the Wii for it's motion controls (mostly the poorly implemented schemes), but it seems to me that PSMove involves just as much "waggle" yet they constantly felate it. What do you guys think of this?

#5070 AriesDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   693 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  


Posted 29 August 2010 - 01:10 PM

Isn't the Dead Rising 2 High Stakes edition more like what you were hoping for as the Fall New Vegas collector's edition should've been?