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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  • Ok.. I think I have finally heard this one time too many. The camel has climbed the mountain....broke back mountain - ok that was horrible I admit. But seriously.. we HAVE and if I could stress this more than caps I would ****HAVE***** to get away from referring to games as juvenile. The gameplay is not juvenile, the concepts are not juvenile, the characters are not juvenile.
    Think of it this way, there are hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars put into the creation of a video game. The money paid and earned is not juvenile, the time, blood sweat and tears put into the finished product are not juvenile... i understand most of us gamers dont really refer to games that way, but if you choose to listen to somebody else do it and just nod your head, then your perpetuating the problem. I found myself several times in the past couple of years trying to get a point across to people who still have that archaic idea that games are for kids or a waste of time. I toss some numbers at them so they might get a better understanding of the gaming industry. Big releases that cause 4 hour lines and produce millions of dollars over the course of a couple of days... MMO's that have millions of subscribers paying monthly fees.
    I feel like my point might be getting lost... im only 1 cup of coffee in today.. so I'll try another route.

    You dont typically hear people say something like.. "Oh.. movies are so juvenile... they are are not based in reality." or.. "The auto industry is so juvenile.. they just make four wheels and put put seats on them..." jeez... im losing my train of thought .. but basically most people respect other media outlets, or business based on the fact that they most likely know people that have been successful working there, created a life out of it in fact. Even those who dont know people in that industry still acknowledge it by seeing the masses support it.. Well guess what.. Gaming has masses... mucho mucho masses!! so start recognizing people... start setting nay-sayers straight.

    Games will never be innocent and golden and shiny again... we all grew up, and guess what, so did games - they are gritty, complicated and edgy.. the age of infancy for games is way over... we are smack in the middle of the teenage years of gaming !!!..... wait does that make them juvenile - - fuckit I give up.