Weekend Confirmed Episode 18

Some say Weekend Confirmed sounds like a morning show and this week it truly is as we recorded early to help Jeff get a head start on his journey down to San Diego for Comic-Con. With Garnett and Brian up early too, the caffeine-fueled show gets started with a flashback as World of Warcraft has gotten its clutches back around one of the guys. There's also a new perspective on DeathSpank, Singularity, and this week's Cannata-ford a New Game by unanimous decision: Alien Swarm. Your feedback on how value figures into your assessment of a game came across loud and clear and it provides the springboard to lead into the Warning. This week it's a look at some of the crew's favorite games growing up and "next-gen" faces a reckoning. June's NPD sales figures lead the news in the Front Page and Brian also has a complete report from EA's summer studio showcase.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 18 - 07/23/2010

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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:

Whatcha' Been Playin: Start: 00:00:00 End: 00:31:33

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:32:24 End: 01:03:54

The Warning: Start: 01:05:03 End: 01:35:40

Music Break featuring "Pidgeonholed" by Del Rio: Start: 01:35:40 End: 01:38:31

The Front Page: Start: 01:38:31 End: 02:15:52

Music Break this week comes from Weekend Confirmed's very own producer Del Rio! "Pidgeonholed" is a track off his upcoming debut album "The Wait is Over" which you can help support.

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest single, Small Town Hero on iTunes and check out more at his Facebook page.

Jeff and the TRS crew are appearing at Comic-con this Friday evening, be sure to catch them if you're down there. As always you can watch Jeff on The Totally Rad Show. New episodes come out weekly on Tuesday.

Our Official Facebook Weekend Confirmed Page is coming along now so add us to your Facebook routine. We'll be keeping you up with the latest on the show there as well.

From The Chatty
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    July 23, 2010 1:25 PM

    As is my custom with WC (ever since I was once mentioned in 4MW /stillmyfavouritememoryofalltimeever) I skipped straight to The Warning, just to see what you guys had to say.

    Garnett, I now agree with you a lot more than I did last week. Maybe it was the meds last week that meant you didn't get across the same point (or maybe it was the fact I was traveling to London for a thing for TV and was super stressed) but this week I totally agreed with your argument.

    Whenever I read/write a review, I can't stand reading something that tells me about how the telemetry is laid out or how many different types of gun you can use - it's not what I want to know. I remember Sir John Davison the Fourth Esq. said that the main thing to remember when writing a review is that it doesn't exist in a vacuum - always make your review about what you thought; the reader can always find what other people think elsewhere.

    Whenever I've written a review and then read it through myself afterwards, I always find that I've focused on the emotional stuff - not whether the game made me cry per se, but how I felt when playing.

    I still do think that monetary value HAS to play a small part in your recommendation however. I'm not saying that the entire review should be "Well, if we say that price:hours ratio is, on average, $5:1 hours, then this game is severely overpriced rararara", but perhaps in a conclusion there should be some sort of "As you can tell, I absolutely loved flower, and it's an utter steal at the $7 price." or say something like "So, Singularity may have been a pretty average game overall, but if you can pick it up in a bargain bin in a couple months time, I guarantee you'll have fun with it."

    I'll get round to listening to the rest of it later. Thanks guys :)

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