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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  • You guys nearly went down a very deep, dank, dark and [insert dictionary list of negative d-words] when you broached the topic of comparing spending one's free time gaming to other activities.

    As we all know, prejudice is the unholy spawn of ignorance. Governments who are ignorant of the new internet are prejudiced towards it and futilely seek to assert old-school authoritarian control over it. Marketing departments who are ignorant of Finance's worries futilely seek to circumvent and undemine their own colleagues. The same concept is applied to games.

    My temper is always tested when people scoff when they hear me talk about games, especially when I've refrained from jargon (e.g. DPS, apm, breakpoints, etc). My typical counter - thus far - has been to target their own hobbies. They usually leave me alone when I get them to read out the merits of a 4-2-4 formation, or gush over Federer's viral video, or name every contestant from all the seasons of American Idol.

    What people don't realise it that while we have grown up with games, games - as a whole - have grown up with us. The fact that such a topic is even discussed is proof enough! We have gone beyond simply playing games and talking about how to get Secret A via Method P, but actually have an intelligent debate about the culture of gamers and the business of game development. In my opinion, once we stop treating our games as "kids", we'll get over the self-loathing the community expects us to have.