Weekend Confirmed 161 - Nintendo Direct, Dark Souls, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 19, 2013 1:15pm PDT

Host Garnett Lee is on a boat and Jeff Cannata is coming back from NASA, so that means it's another early Friday morning recording for Weekend Confirmed. This week, the founder of 2N1Team is joined by his former Totally Rad Show co-host, Dan Trachtenberg, along with "Indie" Jeff Mattas and Nikole Zivalich. They kick the show off with a recap of this week's Nintendo Direct before diving into Dark Souls and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Also, Nikole Z didn't want to leave listeners on the edge of their seats, so she concludes her Storytime this week on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. And as always, the crew sends everyone into the weekend with a new round of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 161: 4/19/2013

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    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:26:30

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 1 - 00:27:56 - 00:55:30

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 - 00:56:08 - 01:17:59

    Segment 4/Finishing Moves - 01:18:43 - 02:07:05

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  • As far as earthbound and virtual console et al. As a child of Nintendo I might have a slight bias for the nes and snes generations. But even though technology has made leaps and bounds snes especially retains playability. Whereas the n64 a d many ps1 games are guy wrenching to play because the neato effect relied on the technology most of the time (ohhh polygons!). The games like earthbound (cough. Snes) and chrono trigger resonate with gamers because of story and art direction and a. Inch of other things I don't feel like typing on my iPhone TM. Many games we freak out about now in the indie sphere are directly influenced by these titles. People want earthbound not just for nostalgia but because they know exactly the experience they will have. Going back to final fantasy 7 and ff3 are two wildly different experiences. The tech of a ps1 shows its age where as 16 doesn't as much. IMO. I play most of my games on pc with glorious graphics and yet still I Indiana jones the shit out of snes and nes carts not just to please my 31 year old man child brain, but because I know I will still enjoy them. Virtual console announcements actually make me want to purchase Nintendo products because I don't have to adventure through a flea market. Nintendo should appeal more to the generation that helped them make their name

    Ps. I drink space beer ALL the time.

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