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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  • Am I the only one who thinks Sony is pulling a fast one? I don’t believe for one second that the PS4 is only going to have one skew that is $399. The PS3 had multiple skews and the top one was $599, I know because that’s what I paid for it. Are we to believe that hardware costs have come down that much over the last 5 years? My PC graphics card cost more than $500 all by itself.

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    • To be honest, I was far more surprised by Microsoft going with $499 than Sony following up with $399.
      Microsoft set the precedent for that pricing, with the 360's "Pro" SKU. The PS3 launched with a $499 SKU too, but they actually discontinued it because people were opting for the $599 model. That said, the $599 model's only features were 40GB of extra hard drive space, and built in wifi---which incidentally the 360 didn't have built in until the Kinect slim model launched.

      That said, hard drive and wifi are a given in this generation. We're really looking at the cost of the camera peripherals, and Sony announced the MSRP for their camera will be $70. Yes $70. In other words, less than half the Kinect's $150 price point. That said, if Sony goes with a $499 SKU, I imagine they will add 500GB of hdd space to make it 1TB, or if Microsoft bundles a year of Gold with Xbone, they might at PS+ to their SKU for parity's sake.

      All that said, retailers are going to bundle the shit out of this hardware regardless of what Microsoft and Sony do. The people buying at launch will be lucky if they don't have to buy some Wii shovelware with their consoles, let alone whatever useless cheap peripherals madcatz comes up with.