Weekend Confirmed 168 - The Last of Us, Shadow of the Eternals

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 07, 2013 11:00am PDT

It's the pre-E3 edition of Weekend Confirmed and hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata send you into your weekend in a special way by welcoming in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon, as well as Precursor's Paul Caporicci and Denis Dyack. They waste no time diving into the dystopian world of The Last of Us and what makes it one of the best games you'll play this year. Also, there's a brief history of Silicon Knights and Eternal Darkness before candidly discussing the upcoming Shadow of the Eternals, its goals, and its setbacks. The crew also addresses your listener feedback before speculating on the future of consoles and discussing the manifesto from Gunpoint's Tom Francis. Finally, the team sends you into your pre-E3 weekend with a new round of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 168: 6/07/2013

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Weekend Confirmed comes in four segments to make it easy to listen to in segments or all at once. Here's the timing for this week's episode:

    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:40 - 00:14:22

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 1 - 00:15:22 - 01:04:22

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 - 01:05:51 - 01:37:45

    Segment 4/Finishing Moves - 01:34:31 - 02:09:26

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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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  • Lets take another look at the known/likely MS-published releases for the Xbox One:

    Quantum Break*
    Forza 5
    Halo 5
    Kinect Sports 3^
    Kinect Adventures 2^
    Kinectimals 2^
    Crackdown 3
    Fable 4
    Dead Rising 3^

    Now, MS claims to have 15 exclusive titles for launch year, with 8 being new franchises, so I put a star next to those. I put an arrow next to the ones I think MS might just reconceptualize into a "new" franchises.

    Now, I may fanboy out when they show Fable, but at the moment I'm leaning toward skipping both next gen consoles and using the credit I've saved to get a Vita. Why? Because I'm sitting on a full library of games for it thanks to Plus.

    Sony has done great with some of its properties, but mostly the ones that lean toward the artier end of the spectrum. Their AAA games (other than Uncharted) have felt oddly hollow to me. Killzone never got the feel of a fluid shooter, at least as far as mechanics in my opinion, and the story is boring. The Infamous games were fun for a few hours, but then got redundant.

    Microsoft is just a mess. There are some great games coming, but not enough to make up for all the missteps they are making.

    I think these new consoles are in for a rude awakening. Maybe the Wii-U's lack of success is more a statement on where consoles really are than anyone grasps right now?

    One thing I know for sure- it sure is hard to keep E3 surprises a surprise these days. Leaky ships all over the place!