Weekend Confirmed Episode 46

By Garnett Lee, Feb 04, 2011 12:00pm PST Good friend of the show Christian Spicer joins Garnett, Jeff, and Jeff this week. They've been playing a number of games, filling Whatcha' Been Playin? with Magicka, the Witcher, a new run through Halo: Reach and Red Dead Redemption, a report from Namco's 2011 preview event, and more. Your conversations about last week's announcement of the Sony NGP get things started in the Warning, which continues through to some of our "happiness" games. And in the news, more on the post-launch features planned for the 3DS and cloud computing for PS3 and Steam headline the Front Page.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 46 - 02/04/2011

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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: 00:30:35

Whatcha' Been Playin? and Cannata-ford: 00:31:41 End: 01:03:40

The Warning: 01:04:45 End: 01:35:10

Featured Music "I Think of Me Too" by Hello Ninja: 01:35:10 End: 01:38:32

The Front Page: Start: 01:38:32 End: 02:12:40

Tailgate-Super Bowl Edition: Start: 02:13:41 End: 02:23:33

Hello Ninja is a Boston-based rock revival band. The band features the talents of Cat Basile on vocals, Will Deeks on lead guitar, and Tim Thompson & Anthony Geehan providing the band's rhythm section. Hello Ninja will be touring the Northeast from February 5-12, making stops in Worcester, MA, Providence, RI, New London, CT, Brooklyn, New York, Albany, New York, and finishing in Somerville, MA. You can find out more info on their upcoming tour & hear their new EP on the Hello Ninja official site, MySpace, or The Hello Ninja bandcamp page.

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest single, Small Town Hero on iTunes. Check out more, including the Super Mega Worm mix and other mash-ups on his ReverbNation page or Facebook page.

Jeff can also be seen on The Totally Rad Show. They've gone daily so there's a new segment to watch every day of the week!

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  • I am one of those people, who at the moment feel like I want to have played a game - rather than wanting to actually play them.

    My reasons are (to me at least) fairly simple: I am on paternity leave (for in total about 10 months (yes, I live in communist Scandinavia)) at the moment, and when I'm not - I still have a family that I want to devote most of my time and have VERY LITTLE time to actually play games.

    Gaming is my biggest hobby, something my wife is perfectly fine with. But I spend most of my time with my family and can't play during nights since I have to take care of the little one at about 5 in the morning.

    At the moment I am playing through Fallout: NV, having discarded Dragon Age Origins (I bought the Ultimate edition during Steam's holiday sale) due to it's tedious and frustrating group management (why do I have to provide gifts to "hero's" so that they will get along, when they should be wanting to work together to stop the impending doom?) because I don't have time. I can finish about 3 full length games a year and for the most part I just feel that I have to finish them as quickly as possible so I can tick off a few more games from the list.

    I feel really bad about this, since I of course want to enjoy my biggest hobby - gaming. I understand why I am doing this, and feel like I have no choice.

    Anyone else having the same problems?

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      • I have a similar problem but I don't have any spare time for a variety of reasons.
        I'm studying full-time (usually involving lectures 3 days a week), I work 2 jobs as a barman and at my local game retailer (usually 3 days a week), I play field hockey, and on top of a social life, the only gaming time I really have is arriving home at 1am after a bar shift and playing a MP game or two of Black Ops with my younger brother.
        Also, because I'm studying an accelerated course, instead of going on uni break from November to March, I study another semester's worth of work during that period.
        I only (significantly) played 4 games last year: Halo: Reach, Black Ops, Rock Band 3 and Splinter Cell: Conviction.
        Right now I'm slowly plodding through the first Super Mario Galaxy, and during my 3 week break that starts on Wednesday, I plan on starting and finishing Alan Wake, Mass Effect 2, Batman: AA and dabbling in Red Dead in those 3 weeks.

        But I feel exactly the same as you BastardOfDoom; I love playing games, and when I realised I had only played 4 games last year, I was shocked that I wasn't giving my favourite hobby the attention it deserved. So in an attempt to rectify all of that. I set myself the task of playing 36 games this year; some from my Pile of Shame, and some that are yet to be released. It involves a mix of 360, XBLA and Wii titles, but as it stands I'm a bit behind schedule with 2 games played (a significant amount, but not completed) in the first month.

        Thanks for reading :)