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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  • I really enjoyed the segment on used games killing the industry. This is something I feel very strongly about ever since the rumors of used games being not allowed on next gen have been surfacing.
    I am 30 years old, have a good job and live comfortably. I STILL am very cautious about which games I purchase because gaming is such an expensive hobby. In all honesty, I absolutely love GameStop (and the local media trade-in store The Last Stop) because these stores allow me continue playing my favorite games without breaking the bank. I NEVER buy a game digitally if I can purchase it from a retail store. Why would I pay $60 to download a game, when I can jump in my car, get the physical copy of that game for the same price, and eventually sell it back and recoup up to 25 or 30 bucks? Until the digital downloads start making some strong cases to purchase them (like a significantly reduced price) I will always try to buy it in a store.

    Now this doesn't mean I don't support the industry that I love. I still almost always buy new. For example just from the second half of last year alone I purchased Borderlands II, COD, Dishonored, and Far Cry 3, brand new. BUT, having the ability to trade those in and get back about 80 bucks total, allowed me to purchase Bio Shock Infinite and Tomb Raider, which I purchased used because some time had passed since their release.

    To sum it up, my hobby is sustained by the used game market. I decided a while back that I will NOT purchase a system that does not allow used games to be played on it.

    Or... Microsoft and Sony can start selling new games for, say, $40 for a triple A title.... Yeah right, and the Vikings are going to win the Super Bowl next year ;)


    P.S. Sorry for posting this on episode 165 originally, I wasn't paying attention...