Weekend Confirmed 146 - 2013 begins, Dishonored, next-gen predictions

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 04, 2013 11:00am PST

Weekend Confirmed is back for the firs episode of 2013! Garnett Lee, Jeff Cannata, and "Indie" Jeff Mattas are joined by Nikole Zivalich this week to talk about games like Dishonored and the brilliant new indie title, Hundreds. Much of this episode's discussion centers around predictions for the future of gaming, including possible next-steps for gaming hardware and peripherals, as well as what sort of changes might help reinvigorate the MMO genre in the coming years. Finishing Moves wraps up the show, followed by a WildCard edition of the post-show NFL TailGate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 146: 1/4/2013

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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 - 00:00:30 - 00:29:10

    Whatcha' Been Playin Part 1 - 00:29:45 - 00:55:34

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 00:56:15 - 01:26:06

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News - 01:26:48 - 02:01:35

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  • Just a quick comment (hopefully) on the first segment.

    As primarily a singleplayer gamer I don't really care about publishers extending my experience to keep the game in my possession. I've bought exactly two pieces of singleplayer DLC the entire generation (BioShock challenge rooms, which were awful and the wonderful PixelJunk Monsters Encore). The bottom line is, the games that I've found to be truly great, or at least interesting, have remained on my shelf. Stuff like Red Dead to Skyrim, and on to Binary Domain and even Alpha Protocol. Multiplayer and extended value just doesn't really get me excited. Most of the time I feel like I have gotten the experience that I wanted and that's enough for me.

    Simply put, make games that are good enough to keep, and I will keep it.

    Also, make you games cheaper if you don't want them resold. I have over 100 DVDs and BluRays, many of which I rarely watch. But, I don't trade them in because I know they are worth almost nothing, even immediately after release. If I can turn a game that I enjoyed but didn't love around for $30 off the next $60, I'm going to.