Weekend Confirmed Episode 57

By Garnett Lee, Apr 22, 2011 11:00am PDT

Like millions of happy gamers, the Weekend Confirmed crew eagerly jumped back into the joys of testing in Portal 2. But there's a lot more to keep guests EGMi's Andrew Pfister and Billy Berghammer, and Jeff and Garnett busy. Mortal Kombat has them in fighting spirits and a full report from Bethesda's recent spring showcase includes a deep look at the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Prey 2. There's also news of the next Wii hardware, codenamed "Cafe," and the brouhaha over Portal 2's ARG in the news before closing things out with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 57: 04/22/2011

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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 Part 1: Start: 00:00:00 End: 00:31:18

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:33:04 End: 01:08:29

  • The Warning: Start: 01:09:31 End: 01:42:42

  • Featured Music "Ahead on Our Way (FF7 Cover)" by Haunted Shores: 01:42:42 End: 01:45:39

  • Front Page news: Start: 01:45:39 End: 02:26:42

This week's featured music is the track "Ahead on Our Way (FF7 Cover)" by Haunted Shores. Haunted Shores is Mark Holcomb (guitar) and Misha Mansoor (guitar and programming) and they are an ethnically confused project based in Washington DC. Hear more from them on their Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages.

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest Album, The Wait is Over on iTunes. Check out more, including the Super Mega Worm mix and other mash-ups on his ReverbNation page or Facebook page, and follow him on twitter delriomusic.

Jeff can also be seen on The Totally Rad Show. They've gone daily so there's a new segment to watch every day of the week!

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  • Quick question/topic for the warning, going to try to word this well.....

    Why is there sometimes such a disconnect between review scores and where the game lands in the general opinion once the hype cools down? There have been a few games I've felt like this, but the one that comes to mind is Resistance 2. It has an 87 on Metacritic including high scores from publications I trust but seems like most people I talk to about it are pretty down on it. I know hype plays out for everyone reviewers included but was wondering what your thoughts were on the subject.

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    • From my understanding, at that time, Metacritic didnt have a weight to certain reviewers like they do now which might have had an effect on the score balance. Also, this isnt restricted to video games. Ive rarely seen a metacritic movie/music scores that are 65 and above. There are so many variables that go into a score. And those scores are created by people with different personalities and psychologies. Its been said a bajillion times: reviews are opinions and the only way to use one is to read it, filter it however you need to based on your tastes, and make your decision.

      Having said that, heres a question for the show: Do you think it is possible and/or beneficial to create a standardized review system for game journalists? Would this make a more accurate meta-score? (Note: If Im not mistaken, Metacritic is mathmatically incorrect. They are weighted averages of averages that have no common demoninator which makes it off balance - or so Im told from my Math/Accounting major wife lol)