Weekend Confirmed 92 - Holiday Special

By Garnett Lee, Dec 23, 2011 11:00am PST

Join us as for our Weekend Confirmed holiday special as we head into this long weekend. Insomniac's James Stevenson and game developer Ariel Angelotti join Xav, Jeff, and Garnett for the festivities. Many of you shared stories of your videogame memories from the season which we enjoy retelling with you throughout the show. We also get to talk about some of the games we've been playing like Alan Wake American Nightmare and Star Wars the Old Republic. There's even a little news as we check in on the release of the PlayStation Vita in Japan and the big Steam sale's contest that will see one lucky gamer win the entire catalog on the service. We even remember to get in finishing moves and our end of the season football tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 92: 12/23/2011

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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:

    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:00 to 00:31:42

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:32:16 to 00:57:58

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:59:00 to 01:27:15

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:28:23 to 01:59:55

    NFL Tailgate 02:00:39 to 02:09:00

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!

Follow the Weekend Confirmed hosts on Twitter, too! Garnett Lee @GarnettLee, Jeff Cannata @jeffcannata, and Xav de Matos @xav.

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  • If you want to jump online to enjoy the game, you have to be prepared for the culture that is bound to it.

    I can't go to a Star Trek convention and start yelling at everybody to stop being so weird with their costumes, language and everything else they partake in.

    What Andrea and company are doing now is analogous to coming into your house, where you have things arranged the way you like them, your own habits and behaviors, and then saying 'Nope, I don't like this, change everything for me so I feel comfortable.'

    Now, maybe we agree that the general tone of online games right now is toxic and should be changed. Fine - that's a process that takes work. No established culture changes immediately and willingly in reaction to the arrival a new, relatively smaller population of 'others'.

    As larger numbers of women go online and stand up for themselves, then the feedback to female-centric hostility will change as females and their supporters shout down, embarrass or do whatever else to those who perform it - the same way that being hostile toward women in public is frowned IRL.

    The other option is assimilation. That as more and more women come online, they warrant less and less attention, they respond less and less to the decreasing attention, and eventually, the culture is either diluted to the point that they find it acceptable, or they change their behavior and match the tenor of the aggressors themselves.