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#14182529 CAGcast #594: E3 2019 Super Show!

Posted by bickle on 26 June 2019 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for mentioning Judgement, I had no idea it was out so soon. Yakuza Kiwami and Zero are some of my favorites from this generation. Also, Ship’s description of the Yakuza series (“absurd stuff with a pretty compelling narrative”) was perfect, and sums up why I love it.

Lego Forza is lazy to the extreme. Only part of the new zone is legofied!

I think Sony would have had a pretty awkward presentation if they had shown up to E3. They’d basically be showing new videos of all the big titles they showed last year and still aren’t out.

Thanks for the pizza cutter! I broke it in last night5D5317B5-DE66-44F6-98ED-500BA8D31BB1.jpeg

#14169875 CAGcast #592: CaG Clan

Posted by bickle on 30 May 2019 - 12:55 AM

However, I will say that I miss Switch Game or Not. It became my favorite part of the show. Any chance that you guys might bring it back? Even if you change it up a bit it would be different but also good. ;)

Agreed! I have a suggestion for changing it up too. The loser has to play at least 30 minutes of a game from the list, as chosen by the winner. Alternately, if the fake titles are guessed within a certain amount of turns, Cheapy has to play a game chose by BatShip Inc.

I can’t imagine paying $150 for a PlayDate, but it’ll probably sell out to people that buy Artisinal Sharpened Pencils (http://artisanalpencilsharpening.com)

When news broke open the doctored Pelosi video, the first thing I thought of was when you guys did the slow drunk sound to Wombat at the end of cagcast episodes. You were ahead of the curve

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey actually has 3 main storylines, each with an ending. The family story is just one of the storylines. There are also the

I also picked up A Plague’s Tale due to the cagcast and Mrs Cheapy. Great game. I’m playing in small chunks because I’m guessing it will end up being on the short side.

#14161360 New VUDU disc to digital phone app, just scan barcode, but..

Posted by bickle on 02 May 2019 - 07:38 PM

Just tested with one of the discs from LOTR extended and it asks which one you want to convert so it works the same way.  $2/movie.

That’s some great info, thanks

#14158894 CAGcast #588: GTA V Forever

Posted by bickle on 25 April 2019 - 06:46 PM

I feel wombat did himself a disservice by not listing “milk tester” in his 5 jobs

#14147454 CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast

Posted by bickle on 26 March 2019 - 01:26 AM

Not a question, but I’m going to toot my own horn in regards to today’s Iron Man VR news. From the comments in cagcast 573:

It'll never happen but the immersion level of an Iron Man VR game would be insane. You are already putting on a helmet, so it'd be like putting on the Iron Man helment. And you could have the floating HUD and Friday or Jarvis in your ear.

#14143021 CAGcast #583: Reverse Sponsors

Posted by bickle on 15 March 2019 - 12:35 PM

The Cagcast is the Blue Spode of podcasts

#14066779 CAGcast #564: No Emotes and No Surprises

Posted by bickle on 16 October 2018 - 10:09 PM

I got the Forza achievement for unlocking 100 cosmetic items. Feels bad, man.

#13925497 CAGcast #529: These Are Real Words

Posted by bickle on 12 January 2018 - 04:01 PM

If Red Lobster means you are getting engaged, Arby’s must mean you are getting divorced.

Cheapy, I watched that Red Letter Media link that you tweeted and it was pretty disappointing. It had a promising start, as I agree that there is an issue with fandom in general, not just Star Wars. But it quickly went off the rails. Targeting the Celebrations is wildly off the mark. It's a place to go and be surrounded by Star Wars stuff and basically have a good time. When you are watching the premiere of a trailer with the cast in the same room, it's fun and exciting. When John Williams makes a surprise appearance and conducts Leia's Theme, it's exciting.

And then to top it off, they take the easy laffs by appealing to the sci-fi stereotype that it just appeals to men. If they had *any* experience with the Celebrations (or even took a cursory glance at the video they used), they would see how off base that remark is. I've gone to every U.S. Celebration, and the predominant demographic is families, not just men.

Ironically, as Mike calls out Kathleen Kennedy for acting like a demagogue, his lackeys sit around lapping up his pronouncements, no matter how off base they are.

The problem that exists in fandom is a problem with human nature in general. People just seem hardwired to reject any criticism of things they love, regardless of whether or not the criticism is legitimate. Any criticism is viewed as an attack, and that's exactly what is going on with the TLJ discussion. After all these years of the Cagcast and people complaining of prejudice and bias, that pattern should be painfully familiar.

Back to videogames, I'm really hoping that there is a hardware revision to the Switch this year. I want to get one, but I know that a new version will come out as soon as I buy one.

#13915210 CAGcast #527: Poe Strikes Back

Posted by bickle on 26 December 2017 - 11:31 PM

That Mark Hamill video is a cheap hack job that is incredibly disrespectful of a man who has been a tireless representative of Star Wars. All it does is chop up interviews and grab things out of context in order to fit an agenda that is contrary to what he was actually saying. If anything, he could be faulted for being too open.

If Ford was as open to the press, you could make a similar video for Return of the Jedi. Worse, probably. Ford never agreed with the storyline for Solo. Hamill admits that he wasn’t originally happy with the character development of TLJ, but he came around to love what was done. Of course the video happily omits that.

For the final word, Hamill ( ) :

I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public.Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that- @rianjohnson made an all-time GREAT one! #HumbledHamill

#13914323 XB1 Assassins Creed Unity for 80 cents

Posted by bickle on 25 December 2017 - 05:51 PM

$0.40 is my buy-in price

#13797502 CAGcast #508: SWBINP

Posted by bickle on 04 August 2017 - 04:14 PM

I consider Wombat to already be in a game since the Mass Effect multiplayer was called Project Wombat

#13759577 CAGcast #503: E3 2017 X

Posted by bickle on 29 June 2017 - 02:24 PM

I lol'ed at these two conversations:

Wombat: I don't like Zelda because of these gameplay related reasons.
Ship: You're doing it wrong

Ship: I don't like The Last Guardian because of these gameplay related reasons.
Thorbahn: You're doing it wrong

Great show and I appreciated the E3 responses during the convention. Regarding security, I've been to each of the US Star Wars conventions and this was the first year that they've used bag checks and body scanners. It slowed things down but was manageable. It's pretty surprising that E3 hasn't changed with the times.

#13708040 CAGcast #497: The Unfortunate Adventures of Bat Girl

Posted by bickle on 04 May 2017 - 04:28 PM


#13684418 CAGcast #494: Shepard Forever

Posted by bickle on 07 April 2017 - 05:16 PM

The melt discussion reminds me of my all time favorite Reddit post. https://www.reddit.c...e_make_me_sick/

Also, Cheapy is totally in the right about Beauty and the Beast. You have to remember the context of the times. B&B was the first big return of Disney animation. Little Mermaid was a hit, but it was done on the cheap. B&B was a critical and popular hit. Additionally, looking back we are looking through the lens of the whole Disney Princesses thing. That didn't exist at the time. It was just a movie. Whereas now we see it as a little girls thing.

#13663956 CAGcast #491: Computerize is Really a Word So Eat Me

Posted by bickle on 17 March 2017 - 02:34 PM

I got a big laugh out of Cheapy's "Cries herself to sleep?" comment.