Weekend Confirmed 164 - Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Wolfenstein

By Ozzie Mejia, May 10, 2013 11:00am PDT

The new game release cupboard is looking a bit bare to hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata. They welcome in Nikole Zivalich and Naughty Dog's Jason Paul to put the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon discussion to bed before moving on to the new Wolfenstein announcement, Warren Spector's comments, and where the first-person shooter genre goes in the future. With the next generation around the corner, the discussion begins on the best games of the past generation. That's followed by some talk about the big Disney/EA deal for the Star Wars license. The show ends with a new round of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 164: 5/10/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:34 - 00:30:32

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 1 - 00:31:45 - 01:00:37

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 - 01:01:15 - 01:29:12

    Segment 4/Finishing Moves - 01:30:02 - 02:05:13

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  • Long time fan from back in the early 1UP YOURS days. Love the shows, always have; I stay up-to-date with the weekly releases. The past few episodes you have asked for feedback; I think the show has always been fun and informative and I never felt compelled to say anything. However, over the past few years I have noticed that the show has become sort of entrenched with the only the newest games and current releases. This is not bad, however I miss the historical context and relationships, or connections, that used to get brought up. I guess I feel like the show has lost some flavor. To qualify this I would like to bring up the discussion on ASCII on a recent episode and how there was a missed opportunity to quickly give props to the ASCII (and ANSI) games of yore that are the bedrock of the industry. I doubt you can get Jeff Green, Jeremy Parish, Chris Kohler or Shane Bettenhausen back on, but I feel that they, and others like them, bring the quirky, obsessive “collector-wiki master” that have, in the past, vocalized all of the things that we love about game culture. I really felt the void as Garnett mentioned all of the facets he enjoyed in Ready Player One contrasted to the Nikole's perspective and the lack of discussion to bridge the two. I am totally stoked Retronauts pulled off the Kickstarter; I always enjoy A Life Well Wasted and 8-4 Play, but I really love THIS show and I think it is missing something. Thanks for reading and thank you for years of entertainment.