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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  • On the topic of movie trailers and teasers being executed both poorly and in excellence, I would like to draw everyone's attention to what I believe to be the greatest teaser/trailer ever created:

    The Legend of Korra Season 2 trailer

    This trailer succeeded in a way that I did not think was possible. Before seeing this trailer, I have constantly found myself being unsatisfied with the length of teaser trailers, and just like Jeff, also being disappointed with the completely unnecessary amount of spoiler infested information being given by many of the current movie trailers. The trailer for Korra not only gave me that unsatisfied thirst that comes from the small sip of a teaser trailer, but I felt that the two minutes of mixed footage gave me so much to be excited about, yet gave absolutely nothing crucial about the story away!

    Now I am sure that if I were to slowly go through the video, pausing occasionally to dissect the information being shown, there would be something spoiled for me. However after the first watch it was enough. This trailer keeps me satisfied and unsatisfied in a way I previously believed was unreachable by simply watching a trailer. It finds the perfect balance.

    And to me, that is the magic of this trailer. (Plus the awesome music only decision creates the perfect atmosphere)

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