Weekend Confirmed 176 - Shadowrun Returns, Bioshock Infinite

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 02, 2013 3:00pm PDT

This week's Weeeknd Confirmed opens with host Garnett Lee welcoming in "Indie" Jeff Mattas and Nikole Zivalich to briefly discuss Nintendo's recent financials and where the company goes from here. Discussion turns to Shadowrun Returns and Bioshock Infinite's newly-announced DLC offerings. And in the second hour, it's the return of the king. The newly-engaged Jeff Cannata returns from the land of kangaroos and wallabies to tell tales of his time in Australia and go right back to loving to love things. The four-person crew takes a quick look at the state of gaming journalism before sending you into the weekend with a new cornucopia of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 176: 8/2/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:13:32

    Round 2 - 00:14:32 - 00:56:26

    Round 3 - 00:57:04 - 01:29:08

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:29:57 - 02:08:27

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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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  • The discussion about how people on the internet need to grow up rings very hollow after saying that the Annoyed Gamer is a friend who is just doing his thing and after Jeff Cannata is just getting back from a Penny Arcade event and citing Penny Arcade as a voice of reason in the issue when the Annoyed Gamer and one of the guys from Penny Arcade are two of the worst offenders.

    You can't have it both ways. Either you want people to grow up or you don't. When you associate with associate with people who say terrible things like Marcus Beer and Mike Krahulik it doesn't really seem like you do want people to grow up.

    To argue that things were better back then and there used to be a higher level of discourse is incredibly revisionist and ahistorical. When has society ever been able to discuss things without resorting to hate and vitriol? People used to have duels and public shootouts. Barroom fights didn't start with twitter. There have been fights on the floor of congress. Racism, sexism, and sexuality used to be unquestionable topics.

    This isn't to say that internet comments and internet death threats are ok or should be accepted. No they shouldn't and people should hate it and point it out when it happens.

    But to frame it as an issue of how things are worse now or how people on the internet are bad but the people I know are ok is not really useful.

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