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#6301 Daniel7394  


Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:39 AM

Didi you pick anything up in the Xbox live sale that has up happened/Happening? I thought that was really good sale with low prices better than just 5% or 10% that they normally do.


#6302 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! Super Moderators   4150 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:55 PM

So Double Fine asks for $300k to make a point and click adventure game, gets 3 million after Kickstarter fees and spends it all before the game is finished. How could Double Fine possibly Fuck up a 300k project?

#6303 Spartan V07   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Spartan V07

Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:44 PM

Wombat, is there a particular reason you are getting an xbox one first? What made you go with the xbox one as your first next gen console?

#6304 MattZack   Virtue for the virtuous, signaling for others. CAGiversary!   1253 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:37 PM

Wombat - about the xbox live ad "bug".  If you read what it says when you enable family settings: "content that exceeds the console's content controls will not be shown".  That means you have to set the console to the desired settings - i.e. go to the family tile and choose the allowed content - I have tweeted you twice about this and posted it on the xbox.com topic you started and on the youtube video you keep referencing.  Please do this and it will fix your problem, it is the critical piece you are missing.

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#6305 ac_fiz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   45 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:00 AM

I'll be away from home for work for 5 weeks with a lot of downtime. I have a laptop that is strong enough to play most current games, I have a 3ds, a vita, and a psp. What are some games you recommend to keep me entertained. I haven't played many portable games yet so any good ones you name I probably haven't tried yet. What would you take with you if you were gonna be away for several weeks?

I like turtles!

#6306 fortunado   Mathematical! CAGiversary!   1145 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:46 AM

Cheapy, here's a good response to your call for questions.


Q: I currently have a PS Vita and a PS4 on pre-order.  Like Shipwreck, I like to play games in bed before I go to sleep. The Vita titles haven't wowed me so far so I plan to use the PS4's new streaming technology to play PS4 games on my Vita.  Should I stick with this plan or do you think the new, upcoming titles for the WiiU justify getting one to play WiiU games in bed using the tablet?  Also like Ship, cost isn't much of a factor for me but I don't have a lot of room for extra consoles.


Q: Also as a side question, are there any must-have games you're looking forward to getting in the summer Steam sale?


Thanks guys!


EDIT: Too late Cheapy says! Well, these at least the first one can be used some other time. :)


#6307 Icedus   Starpointer CAGiversary!   89 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:25 PM

I've been waiting for and missing fire sales on Saints Row the Third, and now IV's almost out.  Should I spring for both?

#6308 The Ellster   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   9 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

The Ellster

Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:43 PM

Hey Guys


Don't want this to sound morbid, but with the recent passing of Ryan Davis it makes me think when you guys pass away is there anything specifically you would like to be remembered for or how you would want it to be handled? I only say this because you are in the public eye at least through voice and of course I want you guys to live for ever

#6309 Daniel7394  


Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:42 PM

Hi guys just wondering if you have checked out the new show on showtime called Ray Donovan? with Liev Schreiber init? Thought Cheapy might enjoy it.


#6310 The A-Dawg   CAG Dawg CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

The A-Dawg

Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:46 PM

Hey guys, question for Cheapy and Ship.  I'm seriously considering holding off on getting the new consoles until next year and going all out and getting a gaming PC, now that both of you have been PC gaming for a while now, would you recommend I go for it?

#6311 Emiroo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   245 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:25 AM

Ship: you recently tweeted this,"Neat, new Strider. Did you know the NES Strider was one of the competition games at my "The Wizard" themed birthday party of my youth?"  I'd love to hear about this party in detail.


My 12th birthday party at Aladdin's Castle was legendary and is still talked about by my friends.  My parents paid for the party where we were each going to get a roll of 20 tokens.  However, we went in and they guy working had set all the machines on Free Play.  It was two hours of pure joy (and mayhem)!  Even my non-gamer family had an awesome time. That was almost 25 years ago and still one of my favorite memories. 

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#6312 CatLomein   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   219 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:57 PM

Hi guys,


Longtime fan (3+ years)


This is for Cheapy.


I remember one episode you complained about how the relatively weak USD and strong JPY has hurt your spending power in Japan. Now that Abe's economic policies have devalued the yen, do you find yourself better or worse off? The weak JPY must make you "richer" in Japan as you can get more from the website's revenue; however, international vacations must be more expensive along with imports. I know Mrs. Cheapy also has a job (that I assume is paid in JPY,) so does it sort of just even out in the end? I ask because I am based in Hong Kong and am actually planning a trip to Japan now that JPY is relatively cheap.

#6313 dominus57   CAG Newbie CAG in Training   2 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  


Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:32 PM

Hey guys,


I wanted to get your opinion on the future of Atlus. Recently their parent company went bankrupt and they have been looking for a buyer for Atlus. A a big fan of the persona and Shin Megami Tensei series I am hoping that they are picked up. Nintendo is heavily rumored to buy them. Do you think this would be a good thing for both Nintendo and gamers? I personally hope that Nintendo does not pick them up because I do not have  a Wii U nor do I ever plan on getting one, even if it means I have to pass on one of my favorite game series.

#6314 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! Super Moderators   4150 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:00 AM

How long will it be until most video game publishers release the digital version of a game one to two months before the retail boxed version? Movies have done it for years now with VOD, so why hasn't the video game industry?

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#6315 thenexus6   more human than human CAGiversary!   2222 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  


Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:22 PM

For Cheapy,


How much better off would you be if you lived back in the US in terms of "salary" from CAG?

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.

#6316 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7081 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  


Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:14 PM

For all the guys. You all gotta talk about chili. Do you guys have a favorite recipe, and what is chili is your location known for? Like Shipwreck's Cincinnati Chili.


#6317 DQT   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1150 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:50 AM

Is there a possibility that the shared desire by the big three video game companies (obviously Microsoft more than the others) to take over the living room could be a mistake? Competition between Smart TVs is cutthroat and the quality of their features is only going to get better. Even worse, Chromecast is now available and could start offering a lot of these features for a low price. The multimedia functions of the next gen consoles may already be redundant for a growing share of households.

#6318 Daniel7394  


Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:42 PM

Mybe somthing for watch this bitches is a new film that came out this year called oblivion with Tom Cruise in the movie a very good film & Worth a watch!



#6319 felix559   Forever Backlogged CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  


Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:46 AM

just playing "remember me";  I really like the story and whatnot,  but hate the dicey combo-combat and terrible camera work.  what's your favorite/most memorable love/hate game? 

#6320 felix559   Forever Backlogged CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  


Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:51 AM

For all the guys. You all gotta talk about chili. Do you guys have a favorite recipe, and what is chili is your location known for? Like Shipwreck's Cincinnati Chili.


Ha!  just remembered the Ron White chili bit!  Your gaming or lazy foods would be a good segment!

#6321 AtlasShrugged80   Both Cheap and an Ass CAGiversary!   59 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  


Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

Hey guys, longtime podcast listener, first-time CAGbag poster.  I'm a lawyer in Atlanta that has been following the EA sports/Ed O'Bannon/Sam Keller litigation pretty closely.  Just wanted to clear up one thing from CAGcast 331.  Wombat said that EA will now have to "go to each team individually," which isn't exactly true.

Essentially, the NCAA uses the Collegiate Licensing Compnay (CLC) as its licensing arm to "protect the amateur standing of collegialte athletes" (<rimshot>).  At the bottom of this post is a description of CLC from an article I wrote on the topic. 

So, this was basically a non-story for both college athletes and gamers, as it was simply a way for the NCAA to get some positive press and attempt to cover its ass.  The game will still have digital ripoffs of college athletes (for which they won't get paid).  It will just be called "EA College Football 2015" or "Coach Sandusky College Football 2015" (too soon?) and not have NCAA branding.  My guess is that nobody that plays these games gives a crap if the NCAA branding shows up anywhere.  Keep up the good work.


The CLC is the licensing arm of the NCAA.  According to their website, the company represents “200 of the nation’s top colleges, universities, bowl games, athletic conferences, the Heisman Trophy and the NCAA” and has clients that “comprise nearly 80% of the $4.6 billion retail market for collegiate licensed merchandise.”[1]  One commentator referred to the CLC as the “one-stop marketing and licensing shop for the marketing and licensing of NCAA products.”[2]  One of the primary purposes of CLC’s relationship with the NCAA is to protect the amateur standing of collegiate athletes.[3]    

[1]               About CLC, Collegiate Licensing Company, [website hidden] (last visited Dec. 10, 2012).

[2]               Andrew B. Carrabis, Strange Bedfellows: How the NCAA and EA Sports May Have Violated Antitrust and Right of Publicity Laws to Make a Profit at the Exploitation of Intercollegiate Amateurism, 15 Barry L. Rev. 17, 22 (2010).

[3]               Andy Latack, Quarterback Sneak, Legal Aff., Jan./Feb. 2006, at 70, available at [website hidden].



#6322 Xevious   Most Damned CAG Evar CAGiversary!   8915 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:51 AM



Would you sign this petition to make Judge Dredd 2 sequel?



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Damn you Xevious... damn you to hell.....

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So you know EBM? Damn you Xevious...

#6323 F8X   CAG app for the Android!! CAGiversary!   270 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2013 - 02:28 AM

Do you think that games media would be different if it wasn't so centralized in the San Fran area?


Why are there so many hipsters in games media?


#6324 Daniel7394  


Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:22 PM

What are your thoughts on  Flash staring  Episdoes of Arrow in season two before getting its own spin of from the people that made Arrow?


I think it would be great!




#6325 Sir Loinsteak   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   422 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Sir Loinsteak

Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:19 AM

I have been playing Borderlands 2 recently after picking it up in the Ultimate Games Sale a few weeks back and was wondering if I could get some tips from Borderlands Grand Master Shipwreck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


#6326 wageslave   Oh Frell CAGiversary!   962 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  


Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:02 AM

(Also posted in the thread for cagcast 332)




I respect your views on firearms, but have you thought about how much money the website 'cheapassgunners' could make? It took me months to legally find and buy a Ruger 1911 .45 that wasn't being sold by a firearm dealer who was gouging well over MSRP. Now that I finally have one I am so going to take out the clip, strap a wiimote to it, and play me some dead space extraction (when only adults are at home of course). :twoguns: :joystick: :rofl:

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#6327 mwmike11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  


Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

So with the second round of Games with Gold being announced today, I want to know your thoughts. Seems like I'm just seeing nothing but needless bitching about a company giving games away for free. Granted, they have been older games, but they aren't going to be giving away brand new games any time soon, especially when they are still making money on them. I just think the needless complaints from gamers for getting something for free is just ridiculous. When did gamers get to this point where they expect something for nothing, and when they get it, they want something more?

#6328 iwannadie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   879 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  


Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:43 PM

Wombat Watch 2013



Wombat, I recently noticed a new trend in the local walmarts and want to get your opinion. They have started selling shot glass size bottles of liquor up by the registers. The tiny bottles are right next to the candy / snack racks and sold out of cardboard rummage bins that are at child level. Most of the bottles are brightly colored just like the candy they sit next to. The bottles have zero child protection devices in place to prevent them from being opened or removed from the rummage bins. 


These bottles are not your average wine cooler type of booze or those nasty liquor chocolates. They are basically a shot of hard liquor per bottle. What is preventing a child from reaching in and opening a bottle? An unaware parent might see the display and think they are plastic candy bottles and pay little attention. Liquor as we know is always in a 'liquor aisle' and a child in that aisle stands out. Also, what keeps a child from tossing the bottle into the cart and having the unaware parent buy it for them without ever seeing what it is?


I don't have kids so I don't know if I should be offended or not and if I am who I should talk to for a fix.

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#6329 painkillah   Black Sheep CAGiversary!   99 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  


Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:54 AM

Mars: War Logs XBLA. Who What Why When and Where?



#6330 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7081 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  


Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

Who would be your picks in playing Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie? Producers want an older Batman to fight Cavill's Superman.  How about Peter Weller?