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#13815793 CAGcast #511: We Don’t Really Wear Pants

Posted by marcand on 24 August 2017 - 11:13 PM

Re: Wombat's call for "epic gaming moment" my vote is Resident Evil 4. It soared on the GameCube, was reborn on the PS2 and then met it's best iteration on the Wii. Loved by critics and gamers alike, meme-worthy phrases and fantastic action/value!

#13504591 CAGcast #472: It’s Just Dance

Posted by marcand on 30 October 2016 - 07:37 PM

Wombat, I hope you have to read this on the next podcast and have to say these words aloud:


"I am a cheap ass, and proud of it!"


Embrace your CAG and own the fact that you love freebies. You love freebies. We love freebies. That's why we are all proud CAG devotees. Even though I love to hear Cheapy and Shipwreck take friendly jabs at you for trying to get free review copies, it's time to defuse their argument and say, "Darn right I asked for a code! What of it?"


So for every CAG who had to convince some manager to drop the price by $10 to match a competitor, for every CAG who spent thirty minutes to explain to a Best Buy employee how to properly process "Gamer's Club Unlocked," or for any CAG who set the alarm extra early to get online deals the moment they went live, declare your cheapness and embrace your inner-cheap-ass!


ps - I think your Nintendo Switch analysis was brilliant (by targeting Wii nostalgia). Older gamers like myself are going to clamor over the NES RETRO CONSOLE coming out soon. 

#13484776 CAGcast #469: Different Folks, Different Marathons

Posted by marcand on 09 October 2016 - 07:38 PM

re: Best Buy not doing 20% off digital


Just my theory, but I think that they (BB) want people to buy physical copies so they have a chance of getting it back as a used game and then reselling it. Can any BB employees out there clarify this (or does anyone here wish to speculate)?


On another note, it was nice to hear CheapyD confirm my thoughts about the PSVR - the secondary market is going to be pretty good for a while. Unless the stores have tons of them hanging around on the shelf, I see the eBay prices holding well for even open-box items.


I plan on trying out my PSVR and will probably sell it when the novelty has worn off. My most hopeful scenario: it will be well worth the $$$ and I'll happily keep it. *cough*

#13437040 CAGcast #462: Live at LI Retro!

Posted by marcand on 20 August 2016 - 02:30 AM

Great show. It was nice to hear that the dynamic didn't change with the audience present. Great questions from the crowd and a lot of great talk about retro games.


I'm glad I am not the only one who laughs at Wombat's jokes!

#12877899 CAGcast #416: Arrr Bleh

Posted by marcand on 21 August 2015 - 07:02 PM

This was one of my favorite podcasts! I loved hearing you guys talk about the arcade games! PacMan256 was immediately downloaded and I am enjoying it a lot!


The cough/fart conversation had me laughing out loud in the car. I can only imagine...You had me at TJ Maxx!

#11462840 CAGcast #351: Mushroom Tower Defense

Posted by marcand on 21 January 2014 - 09:57 PM

Nice to hear that CheapyD likes "GirlTalk" and other mashups.  I strongly suggest this site for more mashups: http://bootiemashup.com/blog/

#11364793 Ouya $59 after promo code

Posted by marcand on 19 December 2013 - 02:15 PM

Honest question is there a good reason to buy an Ouya? Seems all the games that are worth playing are on other platforms, and not sure if it's still true but I remember at launch there being some pretty bad controller problems with buttons sticking and such. Is there anything I'm missing that would make it worth owning?

Three reasons:


1. Hidden in Plain Sight


2. No Brakes Valet


3. Emulation