Weekend Confirmed 177 - EverQuest Next, Pikmin 3, NCAA Football 14

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 09, 2013 11:00am PDT

This week's Weekend Confirmed looks at old things that are new again. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and Insomniac's James Stevenson to discuss EverQuest Next and World of Warcraft before diving into NCAA Football 14 and Pikmin 3. After discussing listener feedback, the team discusses the use of game guides and whether they enhance or take away from the overall gaming experience. That discussion leads into a new round of Finishing Moves to send you into your weekend.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 177: 8/9/2013

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    Round 1 - 00:00:17 - 00:10:27

    Round 2 - 00:11:25 - 00:48:37

    Round 3 - 00:49:14 - 01:42:27

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:43:02 - 02:27:56

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  • I bought the collector's edition guide for Ni No Kuni and I used it for the exact same reason. I wanted to make sure I was maximizing what I wanted from the little monsters. Plus, it helped A LOT with the grindy monster hunting quests from the "Darwin" guy.

    And like Jeff, I don't like guides. I'm very much into exploration and having that "aha!" moment because of how rewarding it is without having it spoiled for me. But I will use guides when the game doesn't offer me enough information to help me plan things better, especially when it's such an integral part of the game or when there's a really difficult part of the game and I need some hints on how to pass difficult parts.

    I think it really depends on how you enjoy playing the game. I love RPing in gaming so I hate spoilers. I don't regret any decisions that I make when playing a game regardless of how many paths it splits into. Only after I've finished the game, will I look possibly look into what the other choices would have done. Unless, I want to play the game again to RP in a different way.

    And JEFF! WTF?! Don't play WoW like that! /cry There's so much fun in leaving yourself options and if you really want to do the rotation, you can create macros in game to help you instead of watching a mod to help you. Though... I do appreciate your awareness of the hypocrisy in your words. XD

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