Weekend Confirmed 131 - Wii U, Borderlands 2, FTL, Black Mesa

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 21, 2012 11:00am PDT

On this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed, Garnett Lee, Jeff Mattas, and Andrew Yoon are joined by Insomniac's James Stevenson. The show begins with some thoughts about the new PlayStation "Super Slim" console, and there are a number of games to talk about. Borderlands 2, FTL, Halo 4, and Black Mesa are just some of the titles the team discusses, and there's even some more pontificating about the upcoming Wii U launch lineup. And, of course, the crew's Finishing Moves bring it all home.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 131: 09/21/2012

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:35 – 00:28:25

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:29:15 – 01:00:29

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 01:01:23 – 01:30:50

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:31:41 – 02:04:11

    TailGate 02:04:55 – 02:16:00

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  • Great episode, guys. James Stevenson was a great guest. And Garnette, props for mentioning Le Mans on Dreamcast. That game blew me away when it was released. I still think it's one of the best racers available, and was sadly overlooked by a lot of people.

    Regarding Jeff's question to James about Wii U games that was something along the lines of, "If you pick up the system later, but don't go back and play the games that were available at launch, then do you really care about those games?" I think James' answer was interesting. There is something fun about playing a game at the height of its hype, and being a part of the conversation surrounding current games. However, there's another reason that I personally wouldn't go back to many of the first batch of games if I were to pick up the system a year after launch. By then, there will presumably be dozens of other games to play. I buy older games that I missed at launch all the time, but it's hard to find time to play them. I don't want to miss NSMB WiiU, ZombiU, and other launch games, and I know if I wait until there's a price drop that I won't bother checking them out.

    This wouldn't be as much of a problem if I only gamed on one system, but I'm a giant nerd and play games on every system I can get my hands on. Shit, I even backed the Ouya.