Weekend Confirmed 126 - Darksiders 2, Sleeping Dogs, Papo & Yo

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 17, 2012 11:00am PDT

On this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed--recorded guerrilla-style in Garnett's apartment--much new gaming goodness is discussed. Jeff Cannata, Jeff Mattas, and regular guest Andrea Rene join Mr. Lee at his humble abode to give their impressions of games like Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders 2, and Papo & Yo, just to name a few. Episode 126's other topics include the successes and failures of motion-control in video games, Sony's impressive Gamescom 2012 showing, and Mistwalker's 2008 RPG, Lost Odyssey. Finishing Moves closes things out in the usual style, and includes some more new iOS game recommendations.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 126: 08/17/2012

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    Round 1 00:00:31 – 00:27:38

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:28:11 – 00:59:50

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 01:00:45 – 01:31:06

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:32:05 – 02:03:00

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  • So, holodeck. Even though we won't see it in our lifetimes (perhaps ever, given that it seems a little too sci-fi), I got to thinking, purely a hypothetical post:

    If you guys were operators/creating the regulations governing its use, how would you do it? I think TNG barely scratched the surface of the...questionable...ethics of a true simulator.

    1. How do you approach copyright?

    The same way we do now? In current day, we have idiot companies squawking if you use one of their characters names for a half second in a movie or game, so how far does it go in the future? Would there be some huge fine for creating a Batman program?

    2. How do you approach personal rights/privacy?

    So, given that everyone )yes, everyone, don't lie) would undoubtedly create a sex program featuring a celebrity or something right off the bat, how does that work? It's just a projection of light, but is it infringing upon their personal rights to create a hologram of him/her? Personally, I wouldn't care if someone wanted to use my likeness, and I doubt most people would. Any usage of my person is a projection of me and not my actual self, so I don't see how I could complain in any way.

    3. How do you approach violence/crime?

    What if you had a potential murderer, pedophile, rapist, or some other such delinquent who wanted to use the holodeck to get their "fix"? Do you allow it? Not only is there no harm in what they do inside a simulation, but it keeps them from doing it in the real world where actual people could be victims. How tight would your restrictions be?

    There are probably a million other questions just as disturbing. :/

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