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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    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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  • What's presumptuous is the re-affirmation that Xbox is gonna show games at E3. OBVIOUSLY they will. That's undermining the fact that´╗┐ Sony is ALSO going to show games on E3. "oh oh oh don't fret we're gonna see games at E3!" Well no shit. Will I also see basketball players at the NBA All Star game? The fact that the excuse is the EXISTENCE of the games at E3 rather than talk about the quality of the games that we'll see is SO TELLING.

    Also, how fat and lazy can anyone be to not bother moving a muscle to use a remote control? Are you kidding me, Microsoft?

    Is there any sane person here who would sit down to watch a movie and then would have the desire or urge to play a game? What the hell are these unnecessary, stupid features? Oh look you can Skype while watching a movie. REALLY? Who uses Skype here while the movie is playing? We pause the movie, then call someone. Is this how lazy Microsoft thinks Americans are? (Btw, I'm not American).

    It's basically a glorified remote controller. The only real neat feature is pulling up the "internet explorer" (YUCK) to find info while playing a game. That's it. All the other crap like "Instantly switch" between watching sports to driving a car in Forza to watching Star Trek to listening to wub-wub dubstep are just too stupid.

    Then we have the used game space, which I can't believe some people actually are for. If Microsoft+Gamestop have any control to the used game space, that would eliminate the free market "standard" of the prices. It'll be a freaking monopoly. Imagine you can't sell or buy games using private transactions (eBay, Kijiji). You're left with Gamestop. What's stopping them to offer you $5 for that used game? NOTHING. It's either their $5 or your game goes to the garbage bin since you can't sell it anywhere. They need to deactivate your license through their computers, you can't do it. Now that would also mean you can't buy used games elsewhere, so what's stopping them to charge you $50 for any used games?

    I read in a forum that X-Men Origins Wolverine The Game is selling for $29 digitally on Xbox Live. A game so low in demand it can't even sell itself out of the bargain bin in the free market is selling for $29 on Xbox Marketplace. MS can pretty much set any price floor or ceiling on games, these greedy bastards.

    Once we become "okay" with this system, it'll be game over. It's harder to get out of a system in place than to prevent one from materializing.