Weekend Confirmed 179 - Hearthstone, Gone Home

by Ozzie Mejia, Aug 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
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The gaming world's eyes turn to Cologne during this Gamescom week. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and Double Jump's Christian Spicer to talk about the latest to come out of Gamescom, such as the PS4 and its confirmed launch date. But there are also a lot of games that have hit North American shores to discuss, including Hearthstone, Gone Home, and the upcoming The Wolf Among Us. The show then sends you off into your weekend with a new round of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 179: 8/23/2013

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Weekend Confirmed comes in four segments to make it easy to listen to in segments or all at once. Here's the timing for this week's episode:

    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:34:40

    Round 2 - 00:36:06 - 01:06:40

    Round 3 - 01:07:17 - 01:41:03

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:41:43 - 02:13:34

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    Now don't get me wrong I enjoy Blizzard games they do it good. It is the MILLION other people who follow and steal and borrow and take influence and water down even the watered down Blizzard version of it that annoys me to no end.

    The only MMOs that do not take direct reference from WoW that are out right now all came out before it.

    That genre is one in which a steep learning curve I find to be more desirable to ease of access because it allows a real building of a world and a community.

    I think it also helps that the pre-WoW or pre influx of a TON of players into these genres made the database / news websites for them much shadier and off to the side and full of more rumor because they got far less traffic.

    Exploration for example mattered in Everquest because the world of that game was dangerous and the penalties were great and walking over to that mountain could find you something cool or get you killed, and getting back to that point isn't the ghost form stroll it became.

    Sure we can't go back a whole ton of what was in all those early MMOs can never come back however that was also all the stuff that made those worlds so engrossing and why they are the only 4 MMOs people are really surprised a good number are still playing and PAYING. (EQ, FFXI, WoW, EVE)

    Watch this video.

    Things that are not fun solo (which the modern MMO has more and more and more become) are fun in a community and with people. Which MMOs should focus on first in my opinion.