Weekend Confirmed Episode 51

By Garnett Lee, Mar 11, 2011 12:00pm PST

Though they're missing PAX East, the Weekend Confirmed crew can't complain about the amazing SoCal weather, and Shacknews's Xav de Matos is up in Boston to cover the show. EGM's Sterling McGarvey joins Jeff and Garnett in the studio for this week's show. There's still plenty of leftovers from last week's GDC along with new releases to fill Whatcha Been Playin? The highlights include Fight Night Champions, Dragon Age 2, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, and Alice: Madness Returns. GDC panels and your comments on apologizing for Bulletstorm get the Warning going strong. And news in the Front Page includes several game announcements, sales records for Kinect and Pokemon, and cloud save game backups for the PS3.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 51: 03/11/2011

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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 Part 1: Start: 00:00:00 End: 00:30:43

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:31:28 End: 00:58:20

  • The Warning: Start: 00:59:27 End: 01:33:28

  • Featured Music "Spirit" by Tabernacle MCz: 01:33:28 End: 01:36:46

  • Front Page news: Start: 01:36:46 End: 02:13:57

This week's featured music is the track "Spirit" by Tabernacle MCz. The Genesis for this new Aquarian Gospel comes in the name of Tabernacle MCz Featuring Panama Redd a.k.a Deacon Dwindle Ducketz, Shaheid known as Father "BreakYoSelf" Tithes, and the Apostle Born Allah alias Sweet Daddy Grace. These ministers of the Aquarian Gospel are backed by “The Get Dat Money Boyz Choir”, also called the Choir Boyz. You can keep up with them at Facebook, ReverbNation, BandCamp, and Twitter

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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  • In regard to your discussion on "middle of the road" games, I don't think Jeff realized what a blanket statement he was making when he said a studio putting out a AAA game at $40 was incompatible.

    One of the biggest lessons learned this gen is from the downloadable games. Is Jeff suggesting that if the creators of Limbo had any confidence in their game being AAA, they should have boxed it and sold it at $60? I think it's perfectly reasonable for a game like Homefront to have devoted all resources to single player and come out at $40, and still attempt to be AAA.

    I need to agree with Sterling saying legendary edition buyers last gen enabled the $60 games, and even take it a step further, since in my opinion, the response to $60 games has been pretty apathetic. Honestly, I think it's because of the internet. Not the technical part but the sociological one. Marketing has got us so wrapped around their finger, that when, for example, L.A. Noire comes out in May, you're gonna have to buy it then, because all podcasts, websites and message boards are going to be talking about it. If you get it in September, who will you discuss it with?

    It sounds completely illogical, but I think people almost feel a sense of loneliness if a big game comes out and everyone on their favorite website is discussing it, and they don't have an opinion to spew. It's amazing that peer pressure can exist with people that don't know each other.

    I've essentially gotten this gen at half price by trailing a few years and never buying a game for over $30. You guys are completely right that patience pays, and more than willing to wait. This month I am going to start playing Fallout 3 GOTY, which includes $110 of content. I just bought it on Ebay for $25. And guess what? It's the same code that many of you played in 2008. I don't feel like I missed a thing.