Weekend Confirmed Episode 65

By Garnett Lee, Jun 17, 2011 11:00am PDT

The dust has settled on E3 2011 and we sweep up with a full slate of games we saw on this week's show. But before getting to that, Xav, Jeff, Garnett, and our good friend Andrea Rene of Clevver TV tackle Duke Nukem Forever. From there it's on to Forza 4, F1, Hitman, Torchlight 2, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Ace Combat, and many more. Duke resurfaces in the news when the group discusses the fervor over the reviews and PR responses. There's the rest of the videogame news as well and we wrap it all up with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 65: 06/17/2011

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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: 00:30:14

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:30:45 End: 01:00:52

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 3: Start: 01:02:00 End: 01:28:21

  • Featured music "Doin" by YUG feat. SoJay: Start: 01:28:21 End: 01:31:47

  • The Front Page news: Start: 01:31:47 End: 02:06:53

With over 10 years of crafting sound under his belt, Toronto native YUG is emerging as one of the most in demand producers. With international and commercial credentials, YUG has created house hits for labels such as Ministry of Sound, Spinnin Records, Jamayka Recordings, as well as his own independent label YUG Music and has remixed top selling artists such as Canadian RnB superstar Jully Black [Universal] and global recording sensation Justin Timberlake [SonyBMG].You can pick up Yug's latest single 'Doin' featuring SoJay on iTunes and Beatport.

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Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest Album, The Wait is Over on iTunes. Check out more, including the Super Mega Worm mix and other mash-ups on his ReverbNation page or Facebook page, and follow him on twitter delriomusic.

Andrea Rene hosts and writes for Clevver Games where she can be seen daily.

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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  • The thing about the Duke Nukem reviews that bothered me is how many focused on the inherent poor taste over flawed game design. Who in their right mind would play that game expecting good taste? It seems like those people focusing on that element of Duke went into their experiences looking to criticize the experience for being crass. Who buys a game looking for a poor experience? It seems like a dishonest way to review a game.

    Also, Xav made a noble attempt at defending reviewers, but the problem is that there HAVE been issues with dishonesty in reviews before. I used to never question games journalism, but since Dan Shoe first spoke on dishonesty in games journalism in the editor's letter in EGM years ago, I have seen more and more instances of dishonest, misguided, and just plain questionable actions by members of the media and the sites they work for. IGN's old, Guitar Hero sponsored "music games" section which magically acted like Guitar Hero was the only music game on the market is the first thing that jumps into my mind. Also, anyone who knows who Dave Halverson is knows there is a shady side to publishing... From all angles.

    I think this makes thing hardest for the smaller sites and anyone new to writing. Until you get a following and people know who you are, you are destined to get some crap from people that don't know your likes/dislikes. I actually think this might be a good thing in the end, because it pushes people to take things more seriously than they would otherwise, and let's be real. Despite all Jeff's "I'm not a journalist" pontificating, we all know that he works his ass off to make what he produces as good as it is. On the other side, fans need to take more responsibility for their actions based off what they read. People need to quit going to Metacritic and writing hate mail to people that write bad reviews for games. Especially if they have not PLAYED the games they are defending before writing said hate mail!

    Most of the Duke reviews just came off as lazy piling on to an easy target to me, although a few were great. Still negative, but great.