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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  • If you're interviewing for a software programming job, you should definitely talk about video games if you're into them. I'm a software development manager, and I do 30-40 interviews a year. We look for people who are passionate - being passionate about (well, anything) is a good indicator for job success.

    Brian made a comment about that in the last podcast - if you're passionate about something you should talk about it in an interview.

    One of our best hires rode up the elevator with the interview team while we were talking about Halo. We got into a lively discussion before we realized that he was the candidate for the interview we were walking into.

    Another candidate told me he played video games in an interview. I asked him what games he liked and he kind of shrugged and threw out some game. It turns out he wasn't really into video games, he wasn't really into anything. We hired him, and he quit a year later - he wasn't passionate about anything and it showed in his work.

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    • The problem I keep coming back to is that when you run into someone who doesn't like games, it often effects their opinion of you in a negative way. Most people who don't like games have a very negative concept of what gamers are like as people, and want nothing to do with them. Sometimes you get lucky and meet people who are also into games during a job interview, but in my opinion it is simply too risky. My own wife has told me that if she knew I was into games when we first met, she would never have even considered dating me. After getting to know me, she of course realizes what an unfare opinion that is, but that was her mindset at the time, none the less.