Weekend Confirmed 175 - Saints Row: The Third, Disney Infinity

by Ozzie Mejia, Jul 26, 2013 11:00am PDT

Jeff Cannata is still in the outback, learning to play the didgeridoo. That leaves host Garnett Lee back at the homestead with The Escapist's Andrea Rene and Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and Ozzie Mejia to continue bringing you the best in games. This week, Garnett discovers Saints Row: The Third for the first time and he tells you why he's not completely enthused by it. Talk shifts to the upcoming Super Smash Bros. and Nintendo's bizarre aversion to YouTube, before Andrea talks about some of the big games on-hand at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The show ends with a big discussion about the Xbox One's recent policy announcements before sending you into the weekend with a new round of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 175: 7/26/2013

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    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:28:44

    Round 2 - 00:30:24 - 00:58:20

    Round 3 - 00:58:57 - 01:32:35

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:33:28 - 02:12:28

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  • I don't think curation and surfacing of content will be bad on Xbox One for two main reasons.

    One: the trending lists will feature games and apps that your friends are playing/buying. If you get enough like minded people on your friends list (and since you can have up to 1000 friends), finding great games shouldn't be a problem. This greatly separates the Xbox One store from say the iOS store where there is only a small featured page, and then lists of top paid/free/grossing apps.

    Two: As a fan of video games, I listen to a wide variety of podcasts and read (probably too many) game sites. If there is an awesome game that I'm not hearing about, then the games media isn't doing its job. I never would have found out about some gems like Ben There, Dan That (thanks Justin McElroy) if I only looked at Steam top sellers.

    Also as far as Microsoft's ability to curate good content, the Windows Store in Windows 8 does a pretty good job of featuring new apps and games. In the 8.1 preview, it is even better so I have faith that I'll be able to find great games on Xbox One.