Weekend Confirmed 69 - Ms. Splosion Man, Alice Madness Returns, Magic The Gathering

By Xav de Matos, Jul 15, 2011 2:00pm PDT

With Garnett Lee on vacation it's up to Jeff and Xav to drive the bus. Helping them keep the Weekend Confirmed bus out of the ditch is Totally Rad Show co-host Dan Trachtenberg and DJ Andy Reid from 44th and Filth. The crew talks Ms. 'Splosion Man, Alice: Madness Returns, Dead Space 2, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, and more. In Listener Feedback we talk about if Nintendo has aged along with its old school fanbase and whether or not Call of Duty is the media's favorite whipping boy, among a few other topics. Then we slow things down and tackle the biggest news of the week, including discussion on EA's acquisition of PopCap.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 69: 07/15/2011

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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: 00:30:54

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:31:26 End: 01:00:17

  • The Warning: Start: 01:01:24 End: 01:31:04

  • Featured music Andy Reid and YUG - "Vivacious" Start: 01:31:48 End: 01:35:20

  • The Front Page news: Start: 01:35:20 End: 02:07:57

DJ Andy Reid's work can be found on the official 44th and Filth website and on Facebook. You can also follow him on Twitter and visit his personal website.

This week's track, "Vivacious" from YUG and Andy Reid is available exclusively on 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.

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  • Andy's talk about Call Of Duty Multiplayer reminded me of something I have been thinking for a long.

    Currently, to my knowledge, gamer are classified into 3 categories Casual, Average, and Hardcore. I think there should be a 4th category for competitive.

    Basically the way I see them breaking down is....

    Casual: Plays 1-3 games a year, and spends at most 2 hours a week playing them.

    Average: Loves gaming, and usually wants to be a hardcore or competitive gamer, but doesn't have the time or money.

    n{Hardcore}n: Makes up most of the gaming community. Loves to play a vast varieties of games and tries to play every major release of the year. Also tries to stay up to date on current news involving the game industry.

    Competitive: The complete opposite of casual gamers. Play 1-3 games a year and spends 60+ hrs a week playing only those games.

    The main reason I feel competitive gamers should not be considered hardcore gamers, is I can't tell you the number of times I have talked to someone who only plays MW or even only plays WoW, and I can relate to them to a point obviously, but it is basically like talking to a hardcore sports fan. If you try to talk to them about any other game than what they like, they are extremely narrow minded.

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    • This makes some sense I guess. I'm stuck between average and Competetive I guess. like the average player I don't have time to play every game, but by reading alot of reviews, listening to lots of podcasts and having gamed for 20 years I know what games to buy and which games to stay away from.

      This leads to me investing alot of time in a few competetive titles like MW2 . These games have the depth to keep you challenged and not becoming repetetive . The variety comes from facing new enemies and new tactics every day, and since you die so easily you can never have a safe place to just camp from , you always have to stay on your toes. Also it's fairly social since you have to cordinate with a bunch of friends.

      Still I only play on public servers with my friends, and that's fun enough for me. I guess MW2 takes up about half of my gaming time, while the other half is spent on other interesting titles like Uncharted 2 or recently I've been putting alot of time into Dungeons of Dredmor (great game) .