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#12503235 CAGcast #396: Day One Edition

Posted by shipwreck on 15 February 2015 - 01:42 PM

Not difficult at all to get Amiibos if you preorder. All of them were available to preorder for weeks on multiple websites. Same for the retailer exclusive ones (except for Rosalina).


Even now that everyone has Amiibo fever, it took several hours for the latest SMB line to sell out.


Nintendo said before the Amiibos came out that some of them were going to be limited, but even then, there has been plenty of time to pre-order Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Marth, Little Mac, Pit.


Also, Wal-Mart does not have a retailer-exclusive amiibo.

This is blatantly false. "Hours" is not an acceptable amount of time for something to be available for pre-order. If you are away from a computer or working, there is literally no opportunity for you to buy these amiibo.

#12458236 CAGcast #394: Big Trouble in Little Zombie Town

Posted by shipwreck on 31 January 2015 - 01:35 AM

4. I'm not interested in anything where I have to wear goggles.

#12418096 CAGcast #393: Pre-order or Die!

Posted by shipwreck on 16 January 2015 - 09:24 PM

I'll try to watch the "likes". Can't promise anything.

#12415225 CAGcast #393: Pre-order or Die!

Posted by shipwreck on 15 January 2015 - 09:02 PM

lol at Shipwreck giving Wombat a hard time about morphing into a Hot Wheels guy, and then going full on Amiibo nerd 30 minutes later.

Oh, I know. Don't think I don't know!

#12224062 CAGcast #386: Call of Doody: Advanced Podcasting

Posted by shipwreck on 09 November 2014 - 04:40 PM

I'd like to see Shipwreck stop buying and reporting on Skylanders figures (does anyone who listens to CAG or is over 12 years old actually care about that game?) and buy more Wii U retail games like Bayonetta 2, Sonic Boom, Watch Dogs, and Wii U eShop indie/downloadable games (there are a ton on the eShop).

Why would I stop doing something I enjoy? I'll pick up Bayonetta 2 & Sonic Boom when they are heavily discounted. Based upon what I played of Sonic Boom at E3, it is not going to be a good game on the WiiU. The 3DS version of Sonic Boom seemed good. I didn't want to play Watch Dogs on PS4 or XB1, so I'm not sure why I would want to play it on WiiU. Quite a bit of the eShop indie stuff is stuff I've already played on PC. 

#12181029 CAGcast #384: King of the Playground

Posted by shipwreck on 24 October 2014 - 03:17 AM

The CAGcast crew talk Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, Geometry Wars 3, and more!
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I guess you can listen to Wombat's other podcast, Uninformed Opinions.

#12176728 PSA: I'll be scarce for the next few weeks

Posted by shipwreck on 22 October 2014 - 12:51 PM

Now's my chance to grab the throne.

#12151359 CAGcast #383: It's a Trap (Team)!

Posted by shipwreck on 10 October 2014 - 03:19 PM

Here's some more insight to my feelings:

1. Skylanders has more "soul" than Disney Infinity.
2. I am not a fan of games where I have to build the game or play user-generated content.
3. I like that the characters in Skylanders are unique to the game and not characters that have so much memorabilia already available.
4. I don't like the art style that was used for the Marvel characters.

#12107401 CAGcast #380: Rhode Trip

Posted by shipwreck on 19 September 2014 - 08:27 PM

I liked the station playing CHVRCHES.

#12100503 CAGcast #379: Follow the Money

Posted by shipwreck on 17 September 2014 - 01:16 AM

turned it off after Shipwreck implied that Ryse is better than Destiny.

Sorry I didn't mean to imply that. I meant to state for certain that Ryse is better than Destiny.

#11997296 Flipping games for a living. Is it worth trying?

Posted by shipwreck on 10 August 2014 - 01:32 PM

The problem is that your list there is a very impressive score for those prices. You simply can't sustain that because the supply of high demand games at cheap prices dries up very quickly. There just aren't that many $5 Ogre Battles or $4 Chrono Triggers or $2 Zelda Collections out there.

#11953297 CAGcast #374: You're Welcome, Everyone

Posted by shipwreck on 24 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

I'm really surprised to hear that Shipwreck enjoyed the "art of video games" exhibit as much as he did. I checked it out in Phoenix a few months ago and was severely disappointed.

Selecting four games to represent each console based on those terrible categories (Target???) led to some really bizarre choices, like LotR: Battle for Middle-Earth 2 representing the Xbox 360. That normally wouldn't be enough to ruin an entire exhibit, except... there was hardly anything else there! There were no interesting examples of how art in video games has evolved, or how games could be considered art.

The fact that the gift shop was filled with stacks of the curator's own book, coupled with a ridiculously high entrance fee, really illuminated what the whole thing was about: some guy making money off his half-assed game collection.

The Toledo Art Museum is free. I enjoyed hearing the short stories about the various games even if some of them weren't blockbusters. The four categories have structure to the exhibit even if stuff like LOTR: Whatever was there. It just showed how tactical games weren't a major genre on that generation of consoles. It's a concise look at gaming's evolution over the past 40+ years.

#11864885 CAGcast #369: Too Many Nuts - E3 2014 Super Digital Deluxe Founders Edition

Posted by shipwreck on 23 June 2014 - 06:10 PM

No, I did listen to it as well as all of the other audioboos. I'm just disappointed that the CAGCast's takeaway from Nintendo's E3 seemed to be solely based on their Digital Event video online that was "cutting in and out". They were giving the absolute prime opportunity to go hands-on with Nintendo's upcoming games, and seemly chose not to just because of a few-people-long lines. Their impressions of Nintendo's games at E3 were very one-note, whereas I think if they had played them or at least given them a few minutes chance on the show floor, their opinions might not have been so negative/indifferent. Their impressions summarized:

Amiibo: they're not action figures, no one wants Wii Fit Trainer and Kid Icarus, they did seem interested a bit but I'd think they would have wanted to see them in person, the Nintendo Treehouse video post-Digital Event further explained their uses although I don't think they watched it

Please understand, there are only 2.5 days when the E3 show floor is open. Our time for actually walking around and seeing stuff outside of our appointments was only about 2 hours spread across the 21 hours E3 is open. There simply isn't time to wait in line to try everything. We looked at all of the Nintendo games on the show floor and they all look like the next entries in Nintendo franchises. There was nothing particularly new that we felt we needed to wait for hands-on time with. The Amiibos were displayed in a glass case. I took a picture and sent it out. Not much else to say about them at this point. I'll play Bayonetta 2, Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World, & Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker when they come out.

I really don't believe that Nintendo's showing is going to change many minds about the Wii U. They announced all the games you would expect would be coming.

#11747874 CAGcast #365: Heterodachi Life

Posted by shipwreck on 10 May 2014 - 03:28 PM


Concerning your talk on Tomodachi Life's issue with gay marriage, I have to take issue with some things Shipwreck said. He seemed to be defending hypothetical bigots even though people who find gay marriage disturbing or wrong weren't even a part of the story. It's not like there were a large group of people planning to protest the game if it added in gay relationships.
Shipwreck said that people wouldn't want to have to explain it to their kids. How hard is it to explain to your child, "Those two people love each other." That seems pretty simple to me.
Also when Wombat rightly said that anyone who is bugged by gay marriage should get over themselves, Shipwreck seemed to imply that the people complaining should get over themselves as well. Really? Would you say that to black people fighting for equal representation if you could only be white in this game? Would you say that to women, if you could only be male some other game that is supposed to simulate life?
Also, to Cheapy...I'm sure you were just trying to diffuse things, but it never helps to bring up marrying animals when talking about gay marriage even if you're joking. Animals don't have the free will, nor the comprehension to agree to a marriage. Other consenting humans do.
Sorry guys, still love the show but that discussion got me heated.


There are a lot of angles to look at in this. Financials for a company and how to maximize profit on their product. Artistic freedom when it comes to making a game. And then of course the inclusion issue. All I was saying was that you are going to offend someone no matter what you do.


Too often arguments are focused on one portion of the issue when there is lot more to actually consider.

#11710019 CAGcast #363: I'd Rather Be Playing HearthStone

Posted by shipwreck on 23 April 2014 - 09:03 PM

Shipwreck, you go to church? Is that a regular thing?

Edit: I also just heard the Seinfeld reference, WONDERFUL! Gosh I love this podcast.