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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    Show Breakdown:

    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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  • On the topic of movie trailers and teasers being executed both poorly and in excellence, I would like to draw everyone's attention to what I believe to be the greatest teaser/trailer ever created:

    The Legend of Korra Season 2 trailer

    This trailer succeeded in a way that I did not think was possible. Before seeing this trailer, I have constantly found myself being unsatisfied with the length of teaser trailers, and just like Jeff, also being disappointed with the completely unnecessary amount of spoiler infested information being given by many of the current movie trailers. The trailer for Korra not only gave me that unsatisfied thirst that comes from the small sip of a teaser trailer, but I felt that the two minutes of mixed footage gave me so much to be excited about, yet gave absolutely nothing crucial about the story away!

    Now I am sure that if I were to slowly go through the video, pausing occasionally to dissect the information being shown, there would be something spoiled for me. However after the first watch it was enough. This trailer keeps me satisfied and unsatisfied in a way I previously believed was unreachable by simply watching a trailer. It finds the perfect balance.

    And to me, that is the magic of this trailer. (Plus the awesome music only decision creates the perfect atmosphere)

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