Weekend Confirmed 67 - Ocarina 3DS, Dungeon Siege III, indie games

By Garnett Lee, Jul 01, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Summer has arrived and Weekend Confirmed is ready to take it on with "Indie" Jeff Mattas joining Jeff and Garnett along with special guest Billy Berghammer. They start the show in Whatcha Been Playin? with a quick second look Shadows of the Damned, a first take on Dungeon Siege III, and Billy's playthrough of Ocarina of Time on the 3DS. Jeff brings a smorgasbord of indie games including Frozen Synapse, Jamestown, and Atom Zombie Smasher. The group moves on to discuss whether "community" in games can evolve beyond badges and stat keeping. And in the news the talk turns to the landmark Supreme Court ruling and World of Warcraft going free-to-play--or has it--before wrapping things up with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 67: 07/01/2011

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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: 00:28:40

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:29:14 End: 01:00:38

  • Indie Whatcha Been Playin: Start: 01:01:39 End: 01:37:47

  • Featured music "This Is How It Goes" by 28May: Start: 01:37:47 End: 01:41:29

  • The Front Page news: Start: 01:41:29 End: 02:16:22

28 May is an Indie Folk Rock Group out of Balitimore, MD that consists of members Sean Madigan and Melissa Hale. The recently married duo has been making sweet sounds together since they’ve met.

Congrats on your recent marriage from all of us here at Weekend Confirmed!

For more, check out the 28 May official site and their Facebook page.

Help Garnett's brother Andrew on his donation drive to ride for Children's Hospital. If you can, please give him a hand in supporting a good cause.

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.

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 wonder if there are any thoughts on the seemingly embargoed nature of E3 this year? I would think that phrase is an oxymoron, but apparently its not.

    Now that I've seen Catwoman gameplay, and seeing the "hype trailer" for the 15 minute demo of Bioshock Infinite on GameTrailers, I kind of have a whole different perspective on those two titles (vs what I saw the week before E3 of Batman, and the brief Bioshock trailer at Sony's press conference).

    So I'm just kind of scratching my head here. Like speaking of the awards discussed in last week's show, I'm wondering where the category was for "best game shown behind closed doors." Or "best game based on content actually released to the public."

    If a publisher excludes its game FROM the show, why do they have the right to be considered for game OF the show? Does a voter for those awards have a right to consider embargoed content?

    What is the purpose of these awards other than free marketing if they're not based on what everyone has actually seen?

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