Weekend Confirmed 86 - Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Saints Row the Third

By Garnett Lee, Nov 11, 2011 11:11am PST

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3 arrived this week and the Weekend Confirmed crew takes a little break from playing them to share their stories from the games. Wouldn't you know, a cold bug seems to be sweeping through the offices as well, laying out Xav and sapping Garnett. He carries on, though, joined by Jeff and Christian because the show must go on. And boy does it. Saints Row the Third also got into the mix of what we've been playing and we take a look at whether it's odd to play portable games from the comforts of our couch and what we learned about Mass Effect 3 from the beta that briefly leaked out on Live. As always, we wrap it all up with Finishing Moves and our football Tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 86: 11/11/2011

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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:

    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:00 to 00:23:43

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:24:16 to 00:47:07

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:48:06 to 01:14:17

    Featured Music Break: 01:14:17 to 01:17:00 Cool Party Guys, 'Stanky'

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:17:00 to 01:52:22

    NFL Tailgate 01:53:05to 01:59:47

Billy Bonnell and Greg Santos are part of the sketch comedy group Cool Party Guys which also features Christian Spicer. The song was produced by a guy who has worked with Lonely Island and some top 40 rappers. The video was directed and edited by none other than Mega 64's own Derrick Acosta.

Watch the video on YouTube

Buy 'Stanky' on iTunes

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 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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  • So I have a couple of thoughts on two things that Jeff said during this episode. The first is Jeff’s assertion that dedicated gaming handhelds would not exist if smartphones were around when they were made. I believe whole heatedly that Jeff is very wrong on this. I could list a couple of reasons why but I’ll just hit him back with this; couldn’t the same argument be made about consoles? Why should consoles exist if the PC came first? A PC does a lot more that any console and let’s not forget that games on PC are cheaper than they are on console. So why do consoles exist? Well gaming on a console is actually cheaper in the long run. Dedicated PC gaming can become quite expensive. Graphics cards, new motherboards, new coolers, upgrading your HDD, more RAM, and if you overclock you might need a new CPU. Now this isn’t a problem with phones per se but, like PCs, new phones are always coming out and as a lot of smartphone users can tell you your phone can become obsolete in less than two years. I own an OG Droid, (waiting for the Galaxy Nexus), and because of advances made since I’ve bought it my phone is slow and can barely run any apps. IPhone’s have this issue too. Also let’s not forget smartphones cost $100 a month to use. So since older phones can barely run any apps that means playing games on it is out of the question. Consoles and dedicated gaming handhelds don’t have this problem. With them you know as a consumer that people making games for it have to build it within its limits so you don’t feel the need to buy the latest and greatest tech, plus dedicated handhelds have MUCH better controls than any phone enabling developers to make better games.

    Jeff’s problem with multiplayer games seems to be that he doesn’t get why people like it so much. He sounds like he believes it’s a separate group of people that have invaded his space and that playing multiplayer forces him to have to interact with these people. My counter to this is that I used to believe similar things… about MMO players. Why anyone would want to pay $15 a month to play a game without the opportunity to own it is beyond me. I would feel so pressured to get as much as possible out of said game that I can’t see myself having fun with it. I used to believe that the only people who play MMOs are big fat guys who live in their mother’s basement. Obviously that’s not true. I’ve met many MMO players and I know that they come from a large cross section of people. Same is true for multiplayer. Also, I’ve heard many reasons why a lot of people like playing MMOs and I would advise Jeff to listen to people who like playing multiplayer before judging them because they prefer it over single-player experiences.

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