Weekend Confirmed 129 - Borderlands 2, Sleeping Dogs, FIFA 13

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 07, 2012 11:00am PDT

This week's episode of Weekend Confirmed hosted by Garnett Lee features Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and Ryan Calavano chatting with special guest Adam Sessler. Borderlands 2 lead writer Anthony Burch joins us, and we grill him on what Gearbox is doing to make the sequel bigger and better than before. Once Burch leaves the hot seat, the team talks about the surprisingly-good Sleeping Dogs, and reveals how the new "first touch" mechanic in FIFA 13 genuinely changes up the game.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 129: 09/07/2012

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    Round 1 00:00:28 – 00:27:21

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:28:19 – 00:55:42

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:56:42 – 01:27:40

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:28:41 – 02:00:58

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  • Okay, so I'm a big geek for correcting this, but... I am what I am.

    First of all, I do not blame any of you for your misunderstandings regarding the importance of knowing your blood types. I have been running into this frequently. Many places give you the impression that knowing your blood type might be important if you are in an emergency situation. Just this summer, my wife and I were asked to provide blood types for our children for camp.

    The fact is, you or your family members will NEVER be asked for your blood type in an emergency or in any other situation in which you might need blood. That is not the way the medical system works. If you need blood and there is time, you will have a 'type and screen' or a 'type and cross' done which will check your blood type and only when that is documented in the blood bank will blood be dispensed for use. Essentially, this is done every time someone needs blood...

    Except, of course, in an emergency where there is not enough time to type your blood. In this case, again you or your family members will NOT be asked for your blood type. You will be given O negative blood which is suitable for you without regard to your blood type as O and negative refer to the absence of specific antigens on the surface of the blood cells. This is why people with O negative blood are specifically encouraged to donate blood. Their blood can be used for anyone.

    Anyway, I don't mean to be obnoxious, but I just wanted to reassure you that not knowing your blood type is okay. Don't sweat it!

    And if you ever need a medical consultant for the show (unlikely)... just let me know.