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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    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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  • More on the reselling used games topic - IT business is becoming more and more service-oriented, and the same tendency is visible in gaming industry. Sony acquiring GAIKAI, NVIDIA presenting lines of server components designed to deliver streaming gaming, and I bet new offering from Microsoft (I hesitate to call this "console" as I bet it would be platform+services+box) would include something similar.

    Game become a service.

    Being a PC gamer, and buying most of my games via Steam, it seems to me the most natural thing that I am buying a right to use a service called "game". The terms on which a game is licensed to me + the price + the experience makes the overall offering which is appealing to me (then I am paying the license fee), or not (then I wait till the next round of Steam sales ;-)).

    Disadvantage of not being able to resell the game seems to be counterbalanced by the lower price (usually PC games are much cheaper compared to the console versions), and most of the time it is fine for me. It saves me the hassle of auctioning the DVD, and posting it afterwards.

    Seems that at the moment, in this area console market is still in the 20'th century ;-)