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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  • Question for Show 178 - After beating Pikmin 3 and hearing Andrew talk about it at length brought up a comparison to something - Smart Glass and like initiatives.

    We don't know the reasons why the GamePad was relegated to a map and "Go here" fuction. Perhaps it was because of the Wii to Wii U development? Perhaps it was due to a lack of creative vision on what to do with it? In any case, I found myself playing something Microsoft was singing from the mountains: having a second screen to access information and other game mechanics. Granted Pikmin 3 did not offer a lot of information or extra game play, but you could easily see where it could be applied. Andrew also made the case for individual group control, sub group selection, etc.

    So my question is simply this: Is the Wii U Game Pad a good representation of the potential strengths and weaknesses of the Smart Glass and similar projects and what can we learn (good or bad) from Pikmin 3 in developing for such a platform?