Weekend Confirmed 174 - World of Tanks, Rayman Legends

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 19, 2013 11:00am PDT

Jeff Cannata has ventured to the land down under, leaving host Garnett Lee to brave the days of summer with Shacknews' Andrew Yoon, "Indie" Jeff Mattas, and Double Jump's Christian Spicer. They begin the show by looking back at the days of Counter-Strike and whether that kind of multiplayer magic can ever be recaptured, before briefly jumping back into World of Tanks. That leads into talk of everyone's Steam Summer Sale bounty and whether Steam's annual sale can compare to the free offerings from PlayStation Plus. Your questions from last week's show thread are also answered and Andrew catches you up on the latest in games before everyone sends you off into this Comic-Con/PAX Australia weekend with a new round of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 174: 7/19/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:29:11

    Round 2 - 00:30:38 - 01:02:12

    Round 3 - 01:02:48 - 01:38:58

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:39:42 - 02:20:22

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Original music in the show by Del Rio. Check out his latest music video, I Brought It Here, featuring cameos from Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer on YouTube. Get his latest Album, Club Tipsy on iTunes. Check out more, including the Super Mega Worm mix and other mash-ups on his ReverbNation page or Facebook page, and follow him on twitter @delriomusic.

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  • I'm wondering what we can do to better support both the publisher's and still have used games as an option this gen. I'm assuming this idea has been thrown out, but it cant't hurt to throw it out again.

    Here's the pitch:
    New releases cannot be sold as used or rented for the first three months of release, similar to new releases in the theaters. After that time, Used games and rentals are allowed. But at the same time the publishers drop the price by $10 and proactively make Gamestop have to go lower to get buyers to buy the used game.

    I know this would make me buy more new games because if I want to play The Last of us right away, I have to buy it at full price, rather than just rent it or wait two weeks to buy it used.