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.

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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.

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  • I find the comment about age verification very offensive, I am a fourteen year old gamer and I don't appreciate being grouped with the other teenagers that ruin the reputation of younger generations, just because I am young does not mean I am immature. I know plenty of people my age that play games online frequently that are do not make complete asses of themselves every time they play. Yes most teenagers on XBOX LIVE are rude, extremely immature and just downright annoying but that still does not legitimize saying that all teenagers are that way. Age verification is not a good way to group people, just because I am the same age as many of the rude and immature teens does not mean I want to play with them. If your going to use simple systems like age verification that don't solve the problem, they just make it better for you I'd rather not even bother with multiplayer anymore, the LIVE community is deteriorating everyday more of the stereotypical teens join and more of the mature teens get sick of it and just stop playing, nowadays I am either constantly garages with insults from other teens that are supposedly my "teammates" or disregarded as just another arogant teen by someone who might actually be fun to play with because of my age and where's the fun in that?

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    • From the old guy perspective you are taking this the wrong way. If I can choose the groups of people I play games with they're going to be people I have things in common with. It's not a judgement on your maturity it's just that I don't have much in common with most 14 year olds. Maybe you're the exception but I don't want to wade through all the others when odds are I'd be better off just looking at the older community. I won't be offended in a bunch of teenagers don't want to play with an old guy who probably sucks at the game. Yea, its stereotyping but we all get stereotyped. In system like what the guys were talking about I'd hope there would be other factors and you would be able to segregate yourself from the people your age you don't like.

      I just look at it this way. I don't hangout with teenagers outside of games so why would I want to hangout with teenagers when I am playing games.