Weekend Confirmed 118 - Spec Ops: The Line, Lollipop Chainsaw, Magic 2013

By Garnett Lee, Jun 22, 2012 11:00am PDT

On this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed, Lead Designer of Spec Ops: The Line joins Garnett and the two Jeffs to talk about the upcoming Heart of Darkness-inspired shooter. There's also some more Diablo 3 discussion surrounding the new real-money auction house, as well as some impressions of Lollipop Chainsaw, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, before the crew wraps things up with some Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 118: 06/22/2012

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:30 – 00:28:29

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:28:59 – 00:56:55

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:57:31 – 01:27:45

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:28:31 – 01:58:18

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  • The discussion of the potential of loot farming just to make money selling items so you don't have to pay for games was sickening.

    There is a reason its called "farming": Its boring. End of discussion! Speaking of human psychology, one of the most iron laws of psychology is called habituation. That means people always find the 2nd exposure to a stimulus less interesting than the 1st. This applies to animals, babies, and gamers. Each time you farm a boss the interest level decreases. Back in DaoC I farmed items for money, I powerleveled characters for money. Does ANYONE think they will ever look back on that kind of experience as some of their FONDEST GAMING MEMORIES?? Hell no! Its a cool way to make money, its NOT anywhere close to the best games have to offer.

    In my experience fond gaming memories only come from deeply moving and engaging stories/levels/puzzles/strategy, conquering challenges together with friends, or smashing other people in multiplayer. Loot farming is only a means to an end, not an end in itself.

    Yes it can be the mcguffin that drives the experience, the excuse to keep playing a great game, sure, but it cannot be more than a small gameplay piece.