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.

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  • I was thinking about the comments Garnett and Jeff made regarding how the gaming media, this podcast included, has to rush through the new releases and never gets back around to talking about older games.

    I'm not talking about a pile of shame game. I'm talking about a game you played and loved. And then maybe you go back to it, and perspective has caused you to change your opinion. Or maybe to discovered something completely new.

    So let's talk about some of the older games that we've gone back to recently, and make some suggestions to the WC crew for older games we want to hear them talk about again.

    Because a game's life doesn't end two weeks after it hits the shelf!

    I had some friends over for a BBQ over the Canada Day weekend (or Independence Day weekend... same difference this year :P), and we pulled out some great couch multiplayer games.

    The two biggest hits were Castle Crashers and WWE All Stars. WWE All Stars has remained one of my favorite fighting games of this generation, even months after it's release. And THQ has done a good job with DLC (both premium and free) to add new and old superstars alike. Everybody, regardless of how into wrestling they are, can find a character they know, and everybody loves the over the top moves.

    Castle Crashers... it's just four-player side-scrolling chaos at it's finest. Nobody stops laughing playing the game, from the hilarious animations, to ludicrous action and co-op miscues. "No damnit! I'm about to die! I needed that damn apple you FUCKER!"... and that was a young lady that barely plays videogames. :D