Weekend Confirmed 83 - Batman: Arkham City, Forza 4, Skyrim

by Garnett Lee, Oct 21, 2011 11:00am PDT

Like millions of gamers, the Weekend Confirmed crew jumped all over Batman: Arkham City when it came out this week. There's an abundance of love for the game, but Garnett does take exception to the move that put Catwoman out of the reach of gamers without an Internet connection. Along with the two Jeffs--Cannata and "Indie"--and with our second Play For Japan charity auction winner, Eric Hwang, they're just getting started. Forza 4, Skyrim, Orcs Must Die, and Dungeon Defenders all commanded attention over the past week. And the group also weighs in on the rising cumulative cost of games with DLC season passes, the Vita's launch outside Japan, whether the "core" audience is perhaps shrinking, and more before wrapping it all up with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 83: 10/21/2011

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:00 – 00:30:15

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:30:48 – 01:03:00

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 01:04:06 – 01:33:17

    Featured Music Break: 01:33:17 – 01:36:40 The Collective – 'Supernatural Love'

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

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  • I'm not sure where to begin so here goes a thought. Isn't the whole "free to play" game model based on DLC, and the idea you'll spend more than $60 on little trinkets. Anyway that was my understanding of how Free to play is profitable. Another one of those phrases that's completely false and misleading.

    Now I think DLC is great if you want like the game. All it's doing is allowing me to play the game I would like to play rather than buying something to play in between release I actually care about. I mean really isn't that what we do when we buy something that's not our favorite game, it's just killing time. WoW is my best example if you really liked the game you had no need to ever buy a second game as time filler, you always had something new in your favorite game.

    Hopefully in the next gen they perfect this. Rather than have a Gears of War 2, you could just have Gears and extended DLC. Or something along the lines of street fighter 4 arcade edition. Buy the DLC if you already own the game or pay more for the disc at the store. Obviously not that exact model but a improved version.

    I'm just saying you give me new levels to Mario, or new story to Whatever FPS I'm into next gen once per month. And I'd be happier than going and playing something I don't care for as much. No I don't need variety I know what I like so don't tell me I should try game X. I already did and it wasn't that great.

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