Weekend Confirmed Episode 20

By Garnett Lee, Aug 06, 2010 12:00pm PDT It's anything but a lazy midsummer's show as a Whatcha' Been Playin? packed with heavy-hitters including Civilization 5, Starcraft 2, and Madden 11 gets Garnett, Brian, and Jeff off to rocking start. There's so much in there that Cannata-ford a New Game spills over to the third segment before giving way to the Warning. Your thoughts on why developers try and compete with the likes of Halo and Modern Warfare for multiplayer shooters starts the conversation which also includes choosing the right place to sit when gaming, and a brief look at the issues raised this week on Gamasutra concerning whether focus testing resulted in Activision abandoning female action heroes. News from EA's investor reports hits the Front Page along with one of our favorite games, Torchlight, getting the sequel we all hoped for announced.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 20 - 08/06/2010

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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: 00:31:37

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:32:50 End: 01:01:40

The Warning: Start: 01:02:48 End: 01:38:25

Music Break "Weather the Storm" by Verbal: Start: 01:38:25 End: 01:41:26

The Front Page: Start: 01:41:26 End: 02:13:39

Music Break this week comes from Montreal-based hip hop artist Verbal. The featured track "Weather the Storm" is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, and Limewire stores. For more from verbal and the Northern Lights (NL5) hip hop collective check out the NL5 MySpace page.

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.

Jeff can also be seen on The Totally Rad Show. New episodes come out weekly on Tuesday.

Our Official Facebook Weekend Confirmed Page is coming along now so add us to your Facebook routine. We'll be keeping you up with the latest on the show there as well.

Weekend Confirmed will be taping live at PAX! Hope you can join us Saturday, Sep 4 at 2pm in the Serpent Theatre.

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  • Garnett,

    Long time listener, first time writer. Just wanted to say, I'm an Art Director for a Media Agency is Chicago; in the interview for my job, not only did I mention, talk about at length, and exchange gamertags/psn id's with the group of people I interviewed with, I was asked directly in the interview if I played video games. The fact that I did play games was a plus, not a minus. It was considered a point of camaraderie, and if you have similar instrests.

    My boss is in his Mid-30's and he's level 70 in MW2, as time progresses more people grow up with and are introduced to the new form of entertainment that are video games. As that happens, naturally it will be come more normalized and more acceptable, but there's a more important issue here, and that's self-confidence and self-esteem -- I think that's the true axiom of this discussion.

    To be frank, more than anything, no matter what circumstance, people need to be themselves, and enjoy, like and be proud of being themselves. There is no way to have an successful and honest relationship, whether personal or work related, if you're pretending to be someone else. People need to be comfortable with who they are, what they like, and what they're interested in. If they are, that's when they will truly find those who are their true friends and allies. I think far too often people try to act like what they *think* other people are looking for, when in most cases, they're looking for someone who's genuine -- that makes your more popular than anything else. Even if it doesn't make you popular, at least the relationships you do foster from such a construct are genuine and deeply rooted, that has more value, in terms of personal happiness and satisfaction that anything else.

    Just be honest and proud of who you are, why is that so hard?


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