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#14394417 CAGcast #681: Floored By VR

Posted by donkeydrop on 01 May 2021 - 06:01 PM

The soccer player you’re looking for is Michael Bradley although tbh Cheapy you look more like his Dad, Bob, who used to be coach of the US national team.

#14378875 CAGcast #672: Damn!

Posted by donkeydrop on 19 February 2021 - 11:14 PM

As CAG’s resident annoying vegan I want to correct a myth believed by many, including some older doctors. Tofu and other soy products do not have estrogen. They have phytoestrogens, which block real estrogen. Bodybuilder Brian Turner even did a YouTube video where he ate a pound of tofu every day for a month. His testosterone levels went up.

Phytoestrogens ARE estrogen, it’s just the kind that plants use rather than humans. In humans it has a pretty weak effect but it doesn’t block anything; I think you just got information from someone that doesn’t understand a complex topic.

#14375843 Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

Posted by donkeydrop on 05 February 2021 - 12:29 AM

Not even close. The law was passed to slam a lead pipe into the legs of USPS. The law makes the USPS fund the pension for 75 years, meaning someone who hasn't been born yet probably has the pension they will receive from USPS already funded. It is ridiculous as no private company does this and some do not even prefund their pensions. It was designed to cripple the USPS so crony capitalism can come in and save it by privatizing it and finally killing one of The USA's greatest inventions.

This is completely false but I’m not going to continue a political argument on a gaming forum.

#14375302 Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

Posted by donkeydrop on 02 February 2021 - 07:49 PM

The USPS loses money because it has promised excessive pensions to employees that it can no longer support with mail volume having dropped by almost half in the last 20 years Nothing to do with having to deliver to rural areas. If there’s a specific type of delivery that loses them a lot of money it’s international mail because agreements made with the UN force the USPS to take a few cents for delivering a package that comes from a low cost country like China.

#14348259 CAGcast #660: Unpowered Dreams

Posted by donkeydrop on 18 November 2020 - 04:12 AM

Cheapy: it was Veterans Day, you don’t need to impute some motive about your neighbor’s signs. Go thank him for his service.

#13881825 CAGcast #523: Loot Boxed Heroes

Posted by donkeydrop on 19 November 2017 - 04:26 AM

I know you guys don’t play EAs sports games much but the reason EA thought they could get away with the whole loot box mess is their experience with the ultimate team modes. This has packs of cards but it’s basically a loot box and they are making close to a billion dollars a year selling them. 40 hours to unlock Darth Vader ... hah, that’s nothing. To get the the top players in FIFA ultimate team requires hundreds of hours and its EAs best selling and most profitable game. And it’s an annual game ... by the time you get the top level players there’s only a month or two and the games dead. Time to start over again. This has been going on for 7 or 8 years now and profits increase every year. There’s no question that there are people who are addicted and spending way too much cash in these games but so far no one has been able to convince a regulator that it’s gambling.

One other point; EAs argument about single player and limiting daily rewards may have been legit. In their other games there are definitely players that farm single player modes (usually with bots) to make coins that they then sell to regular players. Since EA is making so much money selling the loot boxes there’s plenty of incentive for a black market.

#13868087 CAGcast #521: Super Frank Odyssey

Posted by donkeydrop on 04 November 2017 - 01:53 PM

This is the first time I've really wished I had 280 characters on Twitter, since Cheapy only saw half of my "Xbox One X v. iPhone X" question (my fault). I realize that smartphones are way more useful and consequential for daily life than a gaming console. My question is more: both are expensive upgrades to existing, cheaper options. Neither are for everyone, but it seems that people are generally okay with the hefty price tag of a new iPhone but that the One X is getting a lot of heat for costing $500. Are we just not used to the idea of mid-cycle console upgrades yet? Is there a substantial difference between a mid-cycle upgrade for a console and the hottest hardware refresh for the iPhone?
To me, it's not a problem for Microsoft that the One S is so much cheaper. People who want an inexpensive way to play Xbox games will buy that and have a blast. Idiots like me who buy the One X (though to be fair I'm doing it with GameStop credit as opposed to "real money") are fine with the luxury price tag.
It makes sense in the long run for console manufacturers to upgrade existing platforms over time, allowing customers to play games they own on whatever machine they can afford. The hard cut to a new console generation costs everyone way more in time and money. I just wonder how long it will take people to accept something they already accept in other tech areas.

I wasn’t buying Shipwreck’s argument at all. First of all you can get the same functionality with a phone that comes “free” with your plan. Second, even if you have to have an Apple phone all of the things he mentioned are already present in your existing iPhone, again at no additional cost. So your point was completely valid; people are spending a lot of money for trivial luxury features that don’t have any meaningful impact of the utility of the phone. Personally I won’t spend the money on either, but if I had to choose the improved Xbox graphics even if barely noticeable bring more value.

#13654521 CAGcast #489: The Legend of Robutler: Uncle Paulie's Breath

Posted by donkeydrop on 07 March 2017 - 05:53 AM

Regarding one percenters I think Cheapy was being too literal. To the occupy Wall Street people that was anyone with household income over $250,000 (also that was the threshold on the so-called millionaires tax proposal). That is more like 2% but you have to consider that some people have variable income (for example an NFL player might make $500k per year but on average he will only play 3 years). Supposedly families with steady income above 250k were the 1% wealthiest. So I'm pretty sure Cheapy is a one percenter and some smelly hippies will be showing up to camp on his lawn. No need to be defensive about it, you earned it and the privilege of paying a marginal tax rate of over 50%.

#12820162 Shipwreck lives in a glass house, but he keeps throwing stones at Wombat.

Posted by donkeydrop on 22 July 2015 - 01:07 AM

Cheapy and Ship don't say it the correct Italian way either; it's Mahr-yo; the a is more like Wombat says it, roll the r and there's no i sound.  But as Marry-o Cuomo said, pronouncing it the Italian way is an affectation, and most Italian Americans say it Marry-o.  Marry-o Andretti says it that way too.  As far as I can tell the video game Mari-o pronunciation is based off the way Japanese say the name, not how Italians or Italian-Americans say it.

#12813705 $10 off $25 at Microsoftstore.com (with purchase of Golden Crisp ce...

Posted by donkeydrop on 18 July 2015 - 02:35 PM

Dont forget to add in the cost of treating your diabetes after you eat that shit.  :-&

#11249278 Minimum $100 Gift Card for PS3 or XBOX @ BB

Posted by donkeydrop on 17 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

I have a perfectly good working 360, but .... the serial number wore off.

Yeah that happens a lot  :rofl:

#11075662 CAGcast #337: A Very Special Tokyo Game Show Special

Posted by donkeydrop on 20 September 2013 - 04:05 PM

Why do you listen? are you forced to? Would you like a refund?

Just ignore him Wombat.  Everybody knows that in Ghostbusters Stantz may be the leader and Spengler the brains, but it's Venkman who's the hero. ;)

#11024362 CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast

Posted by donkeydrop on 30 August 2013 - 03:09 AM

CAGCast coming soon or is Cheapy still on his penance tour ...uhh, I mean vacation?  kidding ... kidding :rofl:

#10986087 Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Card $30 Shipped

Posted by donkeydrop on 15 August 2013 - 07:54 PM

Sold out in 10 minutes; damn El Hoardo


Wow, where's my Shaq-fuing swear filter gone!

#8225711 Returning open game consoles to Amazon?

Posted by donkeydrop on 30 April 2011 - 03:26 PM

Amazon would reject it. All their return policies for everything except books states that it has to be returned unopened & still in the plastic wrap. Which makes sense, because you bought it new & are trying to return it used.

Ignore this completely incorrect statement. If it's within 30 days then just use the online returns center. It will explain any charges before you actually submit the return, but you should only have to pay for shipping. I've even had them waive the shipping sometimes, even if the return was my fault.

[For future reference the only things that have to be unopened are CDs, DVDs and software that you could have just copied.]
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