Weekend Confirmed 74 - NHL 12, Toy Soldiers: Cold War, El Shaddai

By Garnett Lee, Aug 19, 2011 11:00am PDT

The power trio of Xav, Jeff, and Garnett come together for a midsummer's night podcast. Picking up on the excitement Shane left last week, El Shaddai gets a closer look after having played it--and fares well for the most part. Other games in Whatcha Been Playin? include NHL 12, Madden, Portal 2 co-op, and Toy Soldiers: Cold War. For the Warning, we talk about whether MMO design needs to better emphasize group play, and the recent assertion that few people finish games. Some of that discussion spills over to the news segment, which starts off with Mark Cerny's prediction that isolated single-player games will be gone in three years. Finishing Moves tops it all off.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 74: 08/19/2011

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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: 00:29:01

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:29:35 End: 00:58:32

  • The Warning: Start: 00:59:32 End: 01:31:15

  • Featured music Mista Perkins "Pop Life" feat. Aaron G. West: 01:31:15 End: 01:34:50

  • The Front Page news: Start: 01:34:50 End: 02:09:51

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  • the 10% statistic seems off to me. however, assuming it's true, i think time really is the biggest issue.

    i play a lot of games compared to most of the people i know. i also work full time, am married, and go to school. so time is a big factor. i will miss more gaming time when school starts back next week.

    for me, i don't start a game unless i intend to finish it. my investment in the game is assumed prior to even starting. i waited to play Fallout: New Vegas until i knew i'd have a chunk of time in my summer to finish it. however, i decided to play 007: Bloodstone over a weekend, b/c i knew it was short while knowing the fun i'd have with it would be less than Fallout.

    i don't think most people have the luxury to use Garnett's 2 strike rule. most people don't have a steady stream of games coming in to just toss a $60 investment to the side b/c it didn't meet an expectation w/in a couple tries. even if every game isn't 10/10, it's still worth it to me to finish it. i feel like if i buy a game and don't finish it, i wasted my money.

    the struggle is knowing what game to start next by figuring out if i'll have time to actually finish it. maybe others don't plan like i do, therefore don't finish their games.

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