Weekend Confirmed 169 - Post-E3 Mega Show

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT

It's a packed house for the post-E3 edition of Weekend Confirmed. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in an esteemed panel of guests, including Red Robot's John Davison, Polygon's Arthur Gies and Justin McElroy, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z lead designer Cory Davis, and Nintendo World Report's Jonathan Metts. They cover anything and everything E3, breaking down the conferences (along with the Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U points of interest) and the many games, including Ryse: Son of Rome, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, TitanFall, Infamous: Second Son, Forza Motorsport 5, DriveClub, The Crew, Super Mario 3D World, The Elder Scrolls Online, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy's The Division, the Oculus Rift, and so much more.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 169: 6/14/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:19:40

    Round 2 - 00:20:19 - 00:41:22

    Round 3 - 00:42:33 - 01:07:12

    Round 4 - 01:07:42 - 01:28:45

    Round 5 - 01:28:57 - 01:48:45

    Round 6 - 01:49:11 - 02:26:59

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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 haven't seen any discussion of these two issues anywhere and I figure the intelligent Weekend Confirmed team and audience would find this interesting if others haven't already joined the dots to work this out. My first premise is that both XboxOne and WiiU will have low sales (compared to the last generation and versus the PS4) throughout their lifetime because each company has implemented strategies that cannot be undone because they are inherent to the system.

    On top of the game sharing issues, Microsoft have chosen to add TV input hardware and make Kinect 2 mandatory and consumers will always have to pay for those regardless if they want it or not. Similarly Nintendo had added an expensive gamepad which is irrelevant to many games and gamers, but this adds to the cost.

    These decisions can't be undone and both systems will still be more expensive than they should be in 5 years time.

    To add to this, for the first time in console history a manufacturer has committed to allowing (and enforcing!) every game to be transferred to the hard disk and allowing it to be played without the physical disk. Both the XBox and XBox 360 were hacked, and piracy was not rampant because gamers still needed to get the files onto their system and up to now you could not just copy the game files off a disc. With XBox One, the physical discs have no value as they are only a delivery mechanism for getting the game files onto your hard drive which are then validated every 24 hours as belonging to your account. Once someone hacks the Xbox One, piracy will be rampant because there will be so many discs flying around that people can use to copy the game files off that there is a very high chance that publishers will stop publishing games on the system because Microsoft made it so easy for gamers to share game files.

    In short, as soon as the Xbox One is hacked, every gamer has everything they need to share the game files needed, and Microsoft has made a system that can run copies of disc games without needing the disc.

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