Weekend Confirmed 104 - Mass Effect 3, Diablo 3, GDC remainders

By Garnett Lee, Mar 16, 2012 11:00am PDT

Mass Effect 3 tops everyone's list. There's no way the Weekend Confirmed crew couldn't talk about it, but there are no spoilers... hell, Cannata's not even finished with it yet and we wouldn't want to do that to him. It's no secret, though, that the game's ending has rubbed a lot of fans the wrong way. What we want from game endings and the difficulties faced in putting a conclusion on a story we've invested so many hours offers a lot to consider. We also take a first look at some of our impressions from the game being careful to not give anything story-related away. Other things are happening as well. There's the Diablo 3 release date announcement, finally, and we've got a bunch of stuff left over from GDC last week as well. It's a non-stop ride to Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 104: 03/16/2012

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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 00:00:30 – 00:27:07

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:27:42 – 00:57:22

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:58:15 – 01:26:09

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:27:08 – 02:00:11

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  • Just finished the ME3 part of the podcast.

    The problem with the ending was at the end of Mass Effect it was left up to our imaginations to think of what was going to be important in the game we just played. When we did Mass Effect 2 again we were left to speculate should we have saved the reaper tech, or destroyed it? Was the illusive man really evil? At the end of three we find that the ending I get is exactly the same as everyone else. The journey to get there might be different, but in the end there is no reason I should have been a paragon, no reason I should have saved Wrex, no reason to destroy the reaper tech. The scene for Conrad Venner was longer than the ending.

    Also they didn't have the ending planned, according to that iPad/iPod app they were still trying to figure it out in November, brainstorming things on paper. That was not addressed in the Podcast.

    Personally I was looking for a reason to play Mass Effect 1-3 again. However, since no matter what my choices will be, I will still get the same ending (maybe with a different color) I can't bring myself to do it.

    I do not feel entitled to another ending, however I don't feel I want to continue on in the Mass Effect Universe as a result of the current ending. I don't know if they can release any DLC at this point that I would want to play, and as a result, I will probably be trading me LE copy in this week.