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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  • Hi guys,

    Great show !

    And I'm really excited by Specs Ops. Since I saw the VGA reveal few years go, that game has always been on my radar. Day 1 for me.


    On the japanese games issue. I can't agree more. They have to stop westerizing their games. Ninja Gaiden is one of my favourite game of all time. Ninja Gaiden 2 was still a great game. But with Ninja Gaiden 2, they completely ruin the franchise. Resident Evil 4 was the blueprint for this gen, it's the sad that japanese dev don't have that freshness and innovation anymore.


    On the violence issue. I have to disagree with the 2 Jeff on the Last os Us. That game is more violent that ANY other game. We should rate violence by the level of blood spilled all over the place, but by the impact of violent scenes on the gamer.

    Let me explain.

    In Gears of War or Lollypop Chainsaw there is a natural disconnect with the violence, because it's unrealistic. You know you will never be in that situation. You don't project yourself in the main characters.

    In the Last of Us, it's different, the main characters are very similar to us. We are projected in a more realistic environnement. We see ourselves in the position of the characters and it makes the experience more violent than any other game. That's a dangerous territory for videogames. We're going there with Tomb Raider. We've been there with the Airport scene in Modern Warfare 2.

    Videogames are a medium where the gamerz are more involved than moviegoers with movies. So we should pay attention when we enter more realistic violence situation a la Last of Us.

    I think we should all reflect on Warren Spector comments...