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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For our listeners in or near Los Angeles - Double Jump (The show Christian Spicer and Jeff Cannata are putting on) is at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre on Saturday, March 24th. Check our show notes for more info and the link where you can purchase tickets. People can get tickets online at:

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  • Just played the trilogy back to back as one game.

    I just played the entire trilogy back to back for the first time this month and have to say while I liked the story of the first game, I thought the overall arch of the stories of 2 and 3 were pretty lame. Mass Effect 2’s story is pretty much a generic Bond villain has you build a team to take on a laughably bad final boss (which seems almost irrelevant in retrospect given how most of these characters are barely in part 3). Then 3’s story is about a group of aliens that should be capable of wiping out earth in a just a few days somehow takes over a month to give you just enough time to fly around the galaxy getting all alien races to help you build the intergalactic “I Win Button”.

    Mass Effect 2 and 3 do have much better character development, game play, and subplots that are much better than the main plot. To me the consequences of your choices in the Mass Effect have to do with how attached you have gotten to the characters and how you feel if you lose them. Mass Effect has it’s flaws, but this was also the first time anyone tried a game trilogy like this and I am sure Bioware and the game industry as a whole has learned a lot from it. I am very excited to see how games and their sequels evolve from what Bioware has started here, especially over the next generation