Weekend Confirmed 154 - PlayStation 4, Revengeance and Assassin's Creed 4

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 01, 2013 11:00am PST

With Jeff Cannata still in Barcelona, Garnett Lee is joined this week by Xav De Matos and Andrea Rene. They bring the PlayStation 4 conversation to its conclusion with some final thoughts on last week's presentation event. That's followed by thoughts on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Crysis 3, and some early thoughts on this week's Assassin's Creed 4 news. And as always, a new round of Finishing Moves will ring in the weekend.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 154: 3/1/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:39 - 00:15:00

    Whatcha' Been Playin Part 1 - 00:16:09 - 00:58:48

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 01:00:15 - 01:27:49

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News - 01:28:41 - 01:56:57

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Information about Andrea Rene's Cancer Walk Walk with Sally

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  • I'm a long time listener, but I've never commented until now. I hope to become far more active in the show threads, but for now I just wanted to hit the following points:

    @Jeff & Ryan- You will be missed! I can only keep praying that one day there is a WC Reunion show and we get to hear Bleahy's song once more time as well! Seriously, this better not be the last we hear of Jeff.

    @Garnett- I appreciate your commitment to this show. Honestly and sincerely, I love how personally you take the fan feedback, and I truly admire your constant effort to improve the WC formula. Also, you always apologize when the show spends too much time on political or social issues in gaming, but the mature and open way in which you have always discussed those issues is one of the biggest reasons I love your show so much.

    @Andrea- I love the fact that you are a constant on this show now. Your enthusiasm about games is refreshing and wonderful, and it's nice to have some female representation on the show. Keep being such an unabashedly huge fan of pokemon so that I don't feel bad about being one too!

    Just a side comment about the microtransactions in Mass Effect 3, and why I think they may be some of the best examples of how to do it right: Mass Effect 3 could have easily been what we were all afraid it would be, which is just another traditionally single-player AAA release that tacked on multiplayer so they could put it on the box. Instead, they invested in it, creating and supporting a multiplayer system that makes sense and is fun to play. More than that though, and what justifies the microtransactions is that they have continued to add value to it for free. Multiple expansions that add new levels, new challenges, new character and weapon packs, and even new difficulties have been coming out regularly since the launch, all completely free of charge. This goes directly in line with what Garnett was saying about producing content to keep players around. The game can be completely unlocked without ever paying a dime, but they encourage you to pay by adding in new content frequently, and hosting weekend events as well. While I understand the frustration of buying a pack and not getting the character you wanted, by randomizing player unlocks, they have done a wonderful job of keeping the multiplayer scene diversified, instead of letting everyone figure out which classes to min/max and leaving the rest alone.