Weekend Confirmed Episode 16

By Garnett Lee, Jul 09, 2010 12:00pm PDT Everybody's been playing Crackdown 2 but from the sounds of it they won't be much longer. San Diego-based comic Christian Spicer adds his voice to the disappointment Garnett, Brian, and Jeff express over the sequel. But it fares better than Deadly Premonition did with Jeff. Not to worry, ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead and DeathSpank help Whatcha Been Playin finish strong. A trio of awesome strategy games perfect for a long summer's playcation fills out this week's Cannata-ford a New Game. Your comments on 3DS pricing and requiring a complete game one save to play White Knight Chronicles 2 kicks off the Warning before getting to topics like what makes an MMO good and the viability of an honor system difficulty mechanic in open world games. Brian brings it home in the Front Page with news including the announcement of Dragon Age 2, four DLC packs coming for Red Dead Redemption, E3 Game Critics Awards winners, and more.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 16 - 07/09/2010

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Weekend Confirmed comes in four segments to make it easy to listen to in segments or all at once. Here's the timing for this week's episode:

Whatcha' Been Playin: Start: 00:00:00 End: 00:30:37

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:31:39 End: 01:05:49

The Warning: Start: 01:06:53 End: 01:42:15

Music Break featuring Simon Jain's "Feels Like You": Start: 01:42:15 End: 01:45:42

The Front Page: Start: 01:45:42 End: 02:17:11

Music Break features Toronto talent Simon Jain's summer groove "Feels Like You". Beautiful vocals overlay an arrangement that speaks to what progressive house is all about. It's available now exclusively on the 44th & Filth label through Beatport and all other retailers including iTunes, Traxsource, Masterbeat, DJ Download, and Juno Download starting August 3. For more on Simon Jain keep up with him at the official Simon Jain site, Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace.

Big thanks to our guest Christian Spicer.

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest single, Small Town Hero on iTunes and check out more at his Facebook page.

Watch Jeff on The Totally Rad Show. New episodes come out weekly on Tuesday.

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  • I'd like to bring up the new and seemingly popular idea of exclusive content. I'm talking about the extra bonus content, usually cosmetic but not always, that is added to games if you buy them at certain retailers or buy them for a specific platform. How do you all feel about this and more importantly how would this sway your choice on where you would buy your game?

    I don't really like this direction especially when the extra content is more than pure cosmetics. I'm a huge Gamefly user so usually I dont benefit from the bonus codes I would receive. However when I do purchase the games i'll go through Amazon or Gamefly if its cheaper. The convenience of using these outlets for me outweighs changing how I buy to get a few in game extras.


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    • I think stuff like the Cerberus Network that Mass Effect 2 did and similar "if you bought it new, you get this stuff" kind of DLC is fine. In fact, I encourage more publishers to try it instead of just bitching about used games ruining their business model. But retailer exclusive content (which Mass Effect 2 also did) is, to me, utter horseshit. Especially when the game has several exclusive packs of DLC at multiple retailers. Its usually just an item or something, but I always feel like no matter where I buy a game, I am not going to be getting the entire game on the disc. Because, let's face it, THAT kind of DLC was totally something that could have gone into the disc.