Weekend Confirmed Episode 22

By Garnett Lee, Aug 20, 2010 12:00pm PDT This weekend gets confirmed with a powerful show that rocks from start to finish. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, Monday Night Combat, and a QuakeCon report get the party started on the right foot in Whatcha' Been Playin? Your thoughts on maturity in games and balancing difficulty with reward lead off the Warning before the question of whether it's okay to leave games unfinished finally gets discussed. Gamecom announcements alone could fill the Front Page but there's also a quick review of the July NPD sales figures and, of course, Jeff tops it off with a little excitement for Bioshock Infinite.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 22 - 08/20/2010

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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: 00:31:21

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:32:47 End: 01:04:33

The Warning: Start: 01:05:36 End: 01:37:20

Music Break featuring "Yaa I Get It" by Shad K Start: 01:37:20 End: 01:40:10

The Front Page: Start: 01:40:10 End: 02:16:21

Music Break this week comes from Shad K with his single "Yaa I Get It" on Black Box Recordings, which is available now on iTunes and Shad's worldwide store. Shad can also be found on MySpace and Facebook. Don't miss his The Old Prince Still Lives at Home video

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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  • On gaming in the workplace, you guys pretty much described my situation. I find myself unable to relate to my coworkers because the few gamers in the office only play Madden or Modern Warfare. I hesitate to call them gamers because words like "Metroid", "Portal" or even "Bioshock" are meaningless to them. I'm not looked down upon for being a gamer but it's certainly a lonely existence. I find that ever since I graduated from college and entered the workplace it's extremely difficult to meet people with similar interests. When you're at school there are plenty of people your age and it's not hard to run into a few who enjoy the exact same stuff you do. Ages, education and backgrounds greatly vary in an office and after six years I still work ten hours a day, go home alone and play single player games (I'd rather not interact with the douche bags online). I find this to be a major problem with the hobby... there really isn't a gaming "scene".

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    • There are many gaming "scenes". I've participated in many over the years... let's see, I've participated in:

      -D&D club
      -Runequest club
      -Miniatures club (mostly games workshop)
      -Board game club (did this weekly for years, and it was a hardcore "scene")
      -Chess club (Manhattan and San Diego)
      -Bridge club (and we competed and actually won a few times)
      -BMUG (shareware club, mostly games)
      -Apple Puget Sounds club (computer game club)
      -EQ guild (hard to call anything a bigger scene than that was, also had real life get togethers)
      -UO guild
      -Age of Empires clan
      -Starcraft clan
      -EVE corporation
      -DAOC guild
      -AO guild
      -Boardgame Geek forums (it is a scene for sure)
      -Steam forums (that isn't a scene?)
      -PS3/Xbox/Wii communities (these aren't scenes?)
      -Last but not least, Weekend Confirmed forum!

      Most of the above included both real life interaction and online interaction (since that has been available)

      No shortage of scenes, I created a few of them myself... just a matter of wanting to participate.