Weekend Confirmed 72 - Diablo 3, Catherine, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

By Garnett Lee, Aug 05, 2011 11:00am PDT

Diablo 3 starts this week's show off for Xav, Jeff, Garnett, and their guest, Clevver games' Andrea Rene. Garnett details his time playing a Demon Hunter in the beta before the subject turns to Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Catherine, the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta, and a couple other games. Diablo 3 also comes back up during the Warning with a discussion of Blizzard's decision to allow gear to be sold for cash in the game that gets, well, a little animated. Xav gets the show back on track with a fat stack of news that carries the momentum right up to Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 72: 08/05/2011

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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: 00:29:05

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:29:39 End: 00:59:47

  • The Warning: Start: 01:00:50 End: 01:36:35

  • Featured music "Brittle Bones" by Wintercoast: 01:36:35 End: 01:39:35

  • The Front Page news: Start: 01:39:35 End: 02:16:42

Wintercoast is an five-piece, alternative folk/rock band from Vancouver, BC. Band Members: Andrei Dumitrescu plays acoustic guitar and sings with Sylvie Bridgman. Samuel Chow rocks the electric guitar, Alex Kadhim plays bass and drummer Alberto Cristoffanini keeps it all together. Together, the band hopes to win over both hearts and minds on their quest for world domination, starting with your ears.

Their first four-track EP, "Trees, Homes & Better Place" has just been released and will be supported by gigs in the Vancouver area, so check the band's facebook page for information on upcoming shows!

Listeners can download the entire EP and set their own price! Yes, even for the low price of free! (Of course, even a minor donation would be greatly appreciated.) Get it now on the Wintercoast bandcamp page to download it today!

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.

Andrea Rene hosts the Clevver Games Channel. For more, check out the Clevver Games Facebook page and follow Andrea on twitter.

Jeff Cannata 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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  • I have concerns about Diablo 3's real money auction houses that have nothing to do with the potential of game breaking or people screwing themselves out of the experience. Rather, my concern is the potential for abuse.

    There is potential for a criminal element to use this real money system in a variety of ways. The first, perhaps most obvious path would be money launering. You take 50 dummy accounts to put up bogus auctions with low level crap, you have 50 more dummy acounts buying said auctions with money that needs to be filtered. By the end of it, you have a trail that shows you that you've earned that money off the internet, rather than by whatever ill manner you originally recieved it.

    We've had news reports of countries, like China, forcing their political prisoners to spend countless hours in the day playing WoW in order to use their characters as gold mills, selling the in game currency they earn for large amounts of real money. This makes that process so much easier and much more viable for other, perhaps smaller entities to earn money. Terrorist organizations could set up banks of computers running Diablo 3, using their toons as nothing more than auction fodder in order to build up real world money to finance their illegal acts.

    There are any number of ways that these real money auctions can be abused. Now that Blizzard would be getting it's cut both coming and going and a service like Paypal would get it's slice, what incentives do either have to keep out such a negative element? Couldn't this lead to governments attempting to pass terrible, game crushing legislation in order to try and stem this sort of behavior?
    I'm concerned about this, not just as a gamer, but as a fan of Blizzard who wants to see them succeed. What steps can be taken, proactive not reactive steps, to limit such liability and stop abuse in these auction houses?



    And, on a lighter note, I think it'd be hilarious if Garnett introduced himself one podcast as "thats with one "L" and two "Es". ;)