Weekend Confirmed 200 - 200th episode spectacular

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 17, 2014 3:00pm PST

Weekend Confirmed is celebrating a milestone today with its 200th episode! Join hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata, along with the Shacknews duo of Andrew Yoon and Ozzie Mejia, as they journey forward by looking into the problems that are plaguing Nintendo and what they can do to keep their boat above water. The topic then turns into the best-selling games of the year and what they mean for games and innovation moving forward. Then Garnett talks about Don't Starve and whether certain games would benefit more from assisting players more at the beginning. Then it's time to celebrate by looking back at the very first episode of Weekend Confirmed and where the world of games has gone since that day back in 2010. Look back upon 200 episodes with some of your favorite clips and rejoice in new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 200: 01/17/2014

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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 - 00:01:24 - 00:35:23

    Round 2 - 00:37:54 - 01:14:15

    Round 3 - 01:15:44 - 01:44:38

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:55:48 - 02:26:52

    Tailgate - 02:27:11 - 02:42:01

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  • On Virtual Console, Nintendo generally just needs to be more aggressive with it. Even if it can just release games more frequently and unify purchases between 3DS and Wii U that would be a great help. A big part of the problem is how Nintendo handles the emulation.

    Instead of putting all the ROMs into general emulators for each old platform (which allows Sony to make PSOne classics cross-compatible between PS3, PSP, and Vita), Nintendo puts each VC game in its own emulation wrapper which supposedly results in more accurate emulation. I'm sure it's possible to get accurate enough emulation without doing that. Taking the general emulation strategy would probably let Nintendo release VC games more frequently and more easily get them working on multiple pieces of hardware.

    Lastly, Nintendo should be more aggressive with Club Nintendo. I've been able to download some great games with Club Nintendo reward points. Nintendo needs to perhaps organize it like PS+ and make a few games available every month, and advertise this on the eShop on the Wii U and 3DS.

    Nintendo also probably needs to drop the prices on VC games by between 30 and 50 percent. I don't mind paying $5 for something like the original Legend of Zelda because physical copies can go for like $20 on eBay, but I'm not paying the same price for Urban Champion. If Nintendo's gonna charge premium price maybe they should include extras like GOG does: digital strategy guides, art books, and soundtracks.

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