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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  • Posted this about Journey last week, but it didn't really get a lot of traction, cause it seemed not many people had the chance to play it yet. Hopefully a few more of you have jumped in. :)

    Is anybody else absolutely loving Journey?

    I jumped in for the early access since I had Playstation Plus. I didn't get to play as much as I would have liked in the extra week I had, but I thankfully had the chance to put some good time in this weekend when I needed a break from Mass Effect 3.

    Hearing about the game, I didn't know what to expect. The notion of only having one other player in multiplayer, having it be a stranger, and not being able to talk to them at all seemed kind of weird. But it works. Very well.

    The best analogy I can make comes from personal experience, jamming with friends. I play the guitar, some of my friends do too, and two others play bass and drums. When we sit, and chill, and just start playing, there's very little actual chatting. We don't say 'I'm going to play in this time, or 'I'm gonna switch it up'. We just go... we do our thing, and then everybody follows suit.

    We riff on each other. Hear what the other person is doing, and decide how to react and compliment them. It feels remarkably similar in Journey. If I see another player walking in certain direction, or trying to jump to a specific part of the environment, or whatever, then I try to follow suit, or help, or get their attention and pull them in the direction I want to go.

    Just riffing.

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    • I went in knowing next to nothing about the game. New there was co-op, but not sure to what extent. New I had to get to some place, but not sure how. And then I played...

      My first journey I was led by someone who knew everything. He showed me the hidden desert flower, out ancient ancestor, flOw, just about very glyph, and every white symbol he could, minus one on the slalom section. It was really amazing to be guided, like a child, through this beautiful world.

      Then I was able to guide someone. Showing them hidden symbols and glyphs. Revealing to them our ancient ancestor, flOw, and the hidden desert flower. Seeing their joy come out through rapid beeps made me smile. I think one of my favorite parts is right at the end. Your companion and you walking together, scarf-less up the mountain pass, and crossing into the light together. Beeping to each other as long as you can. Very emotional.