Weekend Confirmed 166 - Xbox One

By Ozzie Mejia, May 24, 2013 11:00am PDT

Jeff Cannata is a man on an island (a Hawaiian one, that is), which leaves host Garnett Lee to captain the S.S. Weekend Confirmed alone. He's joined this week by his hardened crew of "Indie" Jeff Mattas, the Escapist's Andrea Rene, and Double Jump's Christian Spicer. Their destination: The fabled isle of Xbox One. The team discusses Tuesday's reveal event, what we know about the new console, and dive into the pile of unknowns and what-if's. After discussing the hardware, features, and rumors, everyone discusses reader reaction and how the Xbox One will fare against stiff competition from Sony and Nintendo. The show ends with some non-Xbox related Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 166: 5/24/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:34 - 00:30:02

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 1 - 00:31:14 - 01:00:20

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 - 01:01:59 - 01:30:18

    Feedback/Finishing Moves - 01:32:12 - 02:05:50

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Original music in the show by Del Rio. Check out his latest music video, I Brought It Here, featuring cameos from Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer on YouTube. Get his latest Album, Club Tipsy on iTunes. Check out more, including the Super Mega Worm mix and other mash-ups on his ReverbNation page or Facebook page, and follow him on twitter @delriomusic.

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  • I feel like I am the type of gamer that Microsoft is going after with their used game policy. I play between 20-30 games a year. I play most of the AAA releases, then fill my year out with the specific games that I am interested in. In 2012 I purchased one game new and it wasn't even an xbox title, it was Xenoblade Chronicles and I still own it because it is "rare". In general I am about 3-9 months behind everybody else in the games I am playing. The reason for this is that I wait until I can get the game I wanit on Craigslist or Ebay for about $20-30. I pick it up and burn through it and resell it for nearly the same cost. I spent about $100 on games in 2012.

    With that said I understand why Microsoft would want to take this away from me but what do they think the endgame is? That I am going to spend $1800 a year on games? Not going to happen, I'm also not going to opt for a console that I can only afford to play 5-6 games a year on. I'm not that type of gamer. If I play the latest Call of Duty I burn through the campaign and move on, it provides a week of entertainment if I am lucky.

    I don't really have the solution to this "problem", but I do know this, when games that I am extremely excited about are released I buy them day one. The games that have gotten me excited in the past are Enslaved, Dead Space 2, Prince of Persia(cell shaded), Alan Wake. If Microsoft creates games that push the boundaries of innovation then I will be there when it comes out. I'm not going to pay you for AAA blockbuster games that follow the same formula year over year.