Weekend Confirmed 82 - Firefall, Dark Souls, Space Marine 2

By Xav de Matos, Oct 14, 2011 11:00am PDT

With Garnett Lee at a secret undisclosed location (called Portland), it's up to Jeff Cannata and Xav de Matos to carry the big show once again. This week, freelancer Billy Berghammer and Red 5 Studios founder and CEO Mark Kern join the party to discuss Red 5's Firefall, tell some World of Warcraft stories and discuss some more Dark Souls. Xav also spills the beans on a recent interview with THQ executive VP of Core Games Danny Bilson, and talks about the future of Relic's Space Marine franchise and teases some hands-on with Saint's Row: The Third. We wrap it up with questions from the audience and finishing moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 82: 10/14/2011

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:30 – 00:31:26

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:31:58 – 01:02:04

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 01:03:09 – 01:31:42

    Featured Music Break: 01:31:42 – 01:34:41 Bad Wolf – ‘Hot Lunch’

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:34:41 – 02:03:23

UK-based Bad Wolf provides this week's music break with their single "Hot Lunch." The track is available on iTunes.

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.

Jeff Cannata can also be seen on The Totally Rad Show. They've gone daily so there's a new segment to watch every day of the week!

Mark Kern is the founder and CEO of Red 5 Studios, which is currently working on the free-to-play shooter Firefall. Find more about the game at Firefallthegame.com.

Freelancer Billy Berghammer can be found on Twitter @louiethecat.

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  • Since the show failed to address the topic. Most likely to lack of concern, but since it's the most press video games will probably get for the next 4 years I think it merits discussion. The Boston red sox, and there lack of concentration or care for their jobs because of playing video games, drinking beer and eating fried food.

    There 3 things that concern me and all of them true to a extent. The demonstrative look at games saying playing games leads to lack of accomplishing work... Which is true we all have skipped out on work of some kind to play a game I'm sure.

    Second the rampant alcoholism that has become synonymous with gamers. As helped along by much of the media including this site. This is not a good thing. I'm not saying I don't enjoy a beer and a drunken Halo party. However, it almost seems now that to enjoy video games you should always be drunk and or stoned. This is not helping the culture of games, and it is a problem.

    Finally the over eating and obesity that most of America has become. I really don't have much to say about this it speaks for itself.

    All these thing lumped together is what gamers are portrayed as. Fat, drunken, losers, and I was wondering your thoughts on this, and whether site and podcasters can change that, or will simply continue to feed that image of us as gamers.

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    • That image will most likely continue to be fed, as a large portion of gamers fit all three of those qualities. :P

      I'm a few pounds overweight to be sure, but it's not from lack of work and too much game time. As for alcohol, I prefer to be completely sober during a game experience, just to make sure I remember it all, if for nothing else. Especially for multiplayer games, like Halo, where I have some desire to perform well.

      And it's true, many of us have skipped out on work and/or classes at some point to play an anticipated release. :/