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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  • So I have been listening to the Weekend Confirmed podcast for over 50 episodes. I really enjoy listening to the show: you guys usually have really good discussions, in addition to talking about games. That being said, however, this is probably only the second or third time I have ever felt moved enough to post a comment/e-mail a radio show or podcast, ever.

    For some reason, Garnett, your fleeting comments about the Angry Joe Show seemed to catch me off guard. I've been watching his reviews for a while now, and all I can think of while watching them is "This 'Angry Joe' isn't very angry..." He only seems to do the "Angry bit" (if you want to call it that) on games that are truly worth getting upset over. For example, he ranted and raged about a game called "Mind Jack," and showed clips of enemy AI running into walls. It makes sense that you would be legitimately upset if you paid good money for a game with broken AI. Ironically enough, Garnett and Angry Joe talk about games in identical ways. It's not as if Angry Joe just turns on the camera and goes, "Hey guys, I played Aliens: Colonial Marines, and it was utter horseshit! 3/10! End of Review!" He gives plenty of reasons why he likes/dislikes a game, just like a actual game reviewer would on Shacknews. If you watch his reviews of games like Skyrim, Metro: Last Light, or Injustice, he gives them all really good scores. He does not hate on a game simply because it is considered funny or cool to do so.

    So, to call Joe's show "disgusting," but pass of Marcus initially as "that's just Marcus being Marcus." Well, doesn't that seem kind of biased, or am I overreacting? Or maybe I'm biased for being a fan of Angry Joe's videos? Both may well be true.

    I'm not try to be a dick or accuse you of anything, but have you actually watched a few of Joe's reviews? I know you only made like two brief comments about it, but it really sounded like you were simply aware of the show rather than having knowledge of it's content. For instance, I have never listened to Marcus's podcast, and unless I listen to it, I won't really know if he is truly an annoyed gamer. Needless to say, I can make an assumption based on the title, but it obviously doesn't make it true.

    I'm being honest when I say I don't mean to offend you guys; I do understand how it is, but it really bugs me when people make comments where it just sounds like they are throwing something at the wall and hoping that it sticks, whether or not they really know or not. It was simply how I took what you said, and I hope you don't take what I said negatively, as it was not my intent.