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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    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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  • Jeff comments about the internet conversation were interesting. In the past it was really easy to be anonymous on the internet and I thought that explained the vitriol you would see there. At some point, I figured as more people got online, the more online would resemble the real world.

    I'm not sure how it happened or who is to blame, but that future never came to pass. In fact, the opposite happened. Now people go on sites like Twitter or Facebook or make YouTube videos with their real name and face on them and spew vitriol with no fear about having their name associated with the content. When that happened... it was almost like a global shift that, "oh, it's ok to behave like this," took place and now it's everywhere in the real world.

    I think the genie is out of the bottle on civility. Every generation is a bit wilder and gives less fucks about convention and being civil than the one before it. Sadly, my generation were the ones going on to AOL and cursing up a storm as little kids and teens because we probably wouldn't get. A few generations later and kids will gladly use their real name, their faces, and voices, and spew the same shit and for some reason, adults didn't become a voice of reason, they saw how the kids were doing it and brought that into politics and the stuff they were into.

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    • I agree 100% with what you are saying. Now, despite a few incidents here and there, there really is no consequence to being a jerk on the internet. There really is nothing stopping you. The shocking revelation of rape tweets just confirms this.

      I think a lack of true social interaction among our youth has worsened this problem. In the past we had to make friends at school and in our neighborhoods if we wanted to "multi-player" games like baseball, soccer and tag to name a few. Playing fact-to-face with real people was more fun than TV and there were no computer games. Now, kids play alone, watch tv alone, watch youtube alone, and surf the internet alone. They have not been forced to learn that people who are not "social team players" don't get to play (and in my day you'd get a good beating as well).

      Perhaps, it is just me getting old but I really feel there is something wrong with how we learn to interact with other people. What we have today is the result of that.

      As a final note, this reminds me of an episode in my youth. I was arguing with my mother over the phone and I decided that I did not want to hear any more of what she was saying. I hung up the phone. She called back and I hung up again. I had the power! It never occurred to me that at some point, Mom will come home ...and she will be pissed. I learned a hard lesson that day. Sometimes I think it is too bad the internet never comes home.