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

by Garnett Lee, Aug 19, 2011 11:00am PDT
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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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Comments

  • I think part of the issue of people not finishing games, at least for me, is simply poor game design. The most recent example on my part is L.A. Noire. I found the game to be amazing and a lot of fun, until I realized that the cases really weren't changing that much. I had no motivation to move on to Arson cases since I knew I wouldn't get anything new out of them. Mostly me not finishing games is down to time constraints, but certain games, like L.A. Noire, don't offer enough incentive. To give an example of a game that I think did an excellent job at getting me to want to play it to the end is Red Dead Redemption. Despite being long and time-consuming I simply wanted to see what happens next, where I can go and what I can do. I'm not saying that games like L.A. Noire are bad, but that at times I feel like despite a game being really good, there simply isn't enough to keep me wanting more and continuing until the end...