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In Topic: CAGcast #147: The Airing of the Grievances

22 January 2009 - 11:00 PM

Sunbound makes a good point, but I actually turned onto Xbox late; and at the end of last generation it was largely my console of choice. This is almost solely due to the existence of Xbox Live. My PS2 was more comfortable and cheaper, but as soon as enough of my friends could play on live with me, I played my Xbox the majority of the time.

I also wanted to comment that perhaps Nintendo DS sales continue to be strong because console owners are actually purchasing new "copies" of the DS. I've considered replacing my DS just because of cosmetic wear. Owners of the original DS can justify purchasing the DS Lite, and casual gamers might find the as the battery slowly dies they can buy a fresh DS. Battery failure was a driving cause of early generation Ipod sales.

In Topic: CAGcast #147: The Airing of the Grievances

22 January 2009 - 10:48 PM

Very interesting show as usual. I enjoy the fact that wombat makes conjectures in industries that aren't his forte. I agree that he has a firm grasp on the demands of marketing, but he likes to dabble in topics he isn't necessarily educated in. This gives him the propensity to be incorrect every now and then, but more importantly, I think it gives us a fresh look on whatever it is he's dabbling in at the moment.

Cheapy helps keep the show flowing and has valuable opinions, but some of the topics I find really interesting are brought up by wombat. The conversations about the wii audience consumer education level and sony's marketing strategy being two from this podcast.

That leads me to my comment: My personal impression of Sony is that they're are a company that continues to rely on brand name rather than product development. They've had little impetus to shorten product development cycles and really develop a better product. Their Bravia line of LCD TVs are technologically competitive with Sharp, but Sharp and Samsung make comparable products that are frequently available at lower prices. My wife has a Vaio laptop, and my personal experience with Vaios is that they are pretty but not really reliable products.

Samsung has actually taken a large market segment in an array of Sony's product lines due to the fact that they are now manufacturing competive products at a lower pricepoint.

The end. Sorry this was so long.

In Topic: CAGcast #139: CheapyD's (un)Sexy Adventure

08 November 2008 - 07:51 AM

The cagcast was as enjoyable as ever. Cheapy: Just gotta say it's true you should definitely be blogging more often on your own site, but I got to wondering... How much time do you spend reading the blogs? Are you the one who picks out featured blogs? This is obviously a huge feature on the new site, and you should be doing all you can to push it. How about adding a featured blog tab to the homepage?

In Topic: CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast

17 July 2008 - 03:04 PM

Hey cheapy, I just got back from Taipei and Seoul and had a second wedding reception in Taipei. I realized that an involved part of the asian wedding bonanza is the crazy photo shoot. Basically girls get to pick out dresses, guys bring a wardrobe and you go on a day long photo shoot. Did you participate in this activity when you got married, and did you have a Japanese counterpart to your wedding?

In Topic: CAGcast #117: Gaybots are Hitting on Me

06 May 2008 - 04:06 PM

I know how much we collectively ridiculue Fox News, so here's something I pulled from Harper's Weekly:

After Hillary Clinton proposed that she and Barack
Obama compete in a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate, Fox News
broadcast an image of Abraham Lincoln facing off against
ex-slave Frederick Douglass instead of 1860 Democratic
presidential nominee Stephen A. Douglas.