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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  • Hey Garnett, something you said really confused me.


    In regards to Dragon's Crown, you suggested that people who are offended by it simply avoid it. Which I wholeheartedly agree with. I'm a big fan of freedom of choice and I hate it when someone comes into my hobby and tells me I can't enjoy something because they're personally offended by it. I personally find games like Dragon's Crown offensive but I'm not at all bothered by its existence one bit. If it's not harming anyone, I don't have a problem someone else enjoying it.

    So how is this any different from the Dead Island sexualised zombie torso?

    I personally found it obscene but I was not at all bothered by its existence and I didn't feel like it was harming anyone so I was really surprised that people made a real fuss about it that ended with the publishers retracting it. I personally wrote about it here on these boards, saying that if people were offended by it, they should simply avoid it and not buy it but almost everyone, yourself included, felt it was a shameful thing.

    I'm legitimately wondering why you feel differently about two seemingly similar issues. I'm not asking hypothetically trying to call you out, I'm legitimately curious about this. You know I love you guys so please don't interpret the tone of this post as sharp or accusatory, I'm just curious.

    Looking forward to the next episode, have a top day.