Weekend Confirmed 148 - Disney Infinity, Path of Exile, CES 2013, video game legislation

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST

On this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed, hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata are joined by "Indie" Jeff Mattas and Machinima's Andrea Rene. This time out, everyone heads up a segment of the show. Andrea kicks things off with some Disney Infinity discussion, Garnett talks about CES 2013 and the magic of 4K televisions, Mattas starts a chat about the recent legislative action surrounding video game violence, and Cannata shares some positive impressions about the Path of Exile closed beta. Finishing Moves puts a bow on it all, and is followed by another playoff edition of the post-show NFL TailGate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 148: 1/18/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:34 - 00:28:37

    Whatcha' Been Playin Part 1 - 00:29:58 - 00:59:30

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 01:00:11 - 01:30:18

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News - 01:30:56 - 02:04:03

    Tailgate: 02:04:47 – 02:12:00

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  • On the subject of Big Bang Theory, the reason I find it enjoyable is that I can relate to each one of them minus Wolowitz in most of his situations. Whether that is unfortunate or not, is your own opinion. I can be very misunderstanding of sarcasm, and I argue most of my discussions logically like Sheldon. I struggle to this day to talk to girls like Raj, though alcohol not required to talk just ask one out. I remember an episode a few seasons ago that discussed the "Death of Batman" as it was occurring in comics, and I have had many discussions like that in real life about comics. Heck, I have had that regular schedule of going to the comic book store for new books on Wednesday. I have dressed up for a San Diego Comic Con as The Question. I do idolize characters that are brought onto the show like Lavar Burton as a Next Generation fan. I have done the video game nights. I would also drop what I'm doing to go see a Indiana Jones screening in a theater like they did.

    These are characters that are based on true archetypes, that not only do I represent but I have also interacted with since at least middle school(Pogs, Magic the Gathering back then). I've known people excited to get that Battlestar Galactica toast, or Star Wars toaster related imprint. These types of characteristics are exaggerated in this show, but in my experience have hit the nail on the head of a few people I personally met through my life. I find it entertaining that the show brings them out, and puts them in situations I'm too familiar with as examples in the previous paragraph support too.

    The article points to the show being a mockery of the culture I embrace. That, like any nerd, dissecting and analyzing the points in which people laugh shows it isn't with them but at them. A perfect example of what he refers to in his article would be the football episode. In this episode, Leonard learned football to hang out with Penny for her football Saturdays. I know people who would do things during the game like Leonard did, and found it a funny episode and a favorite of mine. They are things I have seen friends do too. I don't view it as mockery per the article, but telling the truth of the story. My main issues with the show are the popularization of phrases like "Bazinga" and the exaggeration of how they play things like Wii Sports. Regardless, at the end of it, I'm not offended by it but rather excited moment to moment by it still(There was a Tardis in the Halloween episode!). Because, whether I like it or not, I've been in many of those situations before and relate to them a bit too closely.

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