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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  • I'm a long time listener, first time poster. First of all I wanna say I love the show guys, every week I look forward to starting my weekend off with weekend confirmed, and don't know what I'd do without it. Keep up the great work.

    So I just felt the need to chime in about mass effect.

    I'm not rich by any means, but gaming is my main hobby and realize it comes at a price sometimes which I'm totally ok with. It just so happened that Ive been behind about a year with the mass effect series up til 2. I mean, I played mass effect 1 when 2 came out and then bought 2 later last year when it was 20 bucks. I'm glad I did because I bought all the dlc which I felt 85% of was absolutely amazing and enriching to the story and universe. It was my intention to buy mass effect 3 the week it came out, but then started hearing the grumblings about the ending, character face import problems, and the dlc controversy.

    I have to say the dlc pushed me to not purchase ME3 at this time. I will be waiting to either buy it on sale, trade with someone, or buy used. I understand Jeff's point about how the dlc was included into the whole plan for the game and it was ready when the game went gold so they put it on the disk. However as a consumer, I feel that it's a greedy move. I realize bioware may not even be at fault for this, it's probably EA's decision. I'll just say this: If I was making a game, I'd want it to be the most amazing experience it could be out of the gate, and the general consensus is this dlc is very good thus adding to the whole mass effect 3 experience, and it was ready for the game's launch, I'd want to put it in the game. But since I have to pay a premium to get it, it seems like a greedy move.

    I don't support this, which means Im voting with my dollars, or lack of. If I purchased ME3 right now I'd feel like I have to get this dlc too and right now 70+ bucks for one game up fromt is not in my gaming budget.

    This whole thing is a little frustrating and disheartening. For the most part, I feel that dlc is being used wrongly and is just another way for companies to make more money. Done right, it can add to the experience. I just wish that devs would use dlc as a "hey! Our game is done, let's put it out and while everybody is enjoying the full product lets make something extra really cool for the fans". Rather it seems like its a money making scheme, which it is, but a greedy one. Does that make sense? I'm all for my favorite devs making extra cash for the games and content I love, but not this way.