Weekend Confirmed 179 - Hearthstone, Gone Home

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 23, 2013 11:00am PDT

The gaming world's eyes turn to Cologne during this Gamescom week. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and Double Jump's Christian Spicer to talk about the latest to come out of Gamescom, such as the PS4 and its confirmed launch date. But there are also a lot of games that have hit North American shores to discuss, including Hearthstone, Gone Home, and the upcoming The Wolf Among Us. The show then sends you off into your weekend with a new round of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 179: 8/23/2013

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Weekend Confirmed comes in four segments to make it easy to listen to in segments or all at once. Here's the timing for this week's episode:

    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:34:40

    Round 2 - 00:36:06 - 01:06:40

    Round 3 - 01:07:17 - 01:41:03

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:41:43 - 02:13:34

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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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  • Hi guys from Weekend Confirmed. I am a long time listener, first time poster.

    You guys mentioned you were looking at talking about Diablo 3 in the next episode, and I am curious on your thoughts on the console version which the release of is just around the corner?

    Personally, I spent far too many hours in Sanctuary playing Diablo 1 and 2, but I was severely disappointed in some of the changes that were being talked about during the Diablo 3 development. I chose not to purchase Diablo 3. I did get the chance to play the game (normal mode play through only to see the story) with my friend's spare copy. The game was overall enjoyable, but I began to see many of my concerns I had beginning to appear during the end of the play through. I believe the inclusion of the auction house was the largest mistake, as it dictated the loot dropping mechanics to avoid flooding of the market.

    After seeing a number of preview videos of the console version it appears to me that this version of Diablo 3 is the experience in Sanctuary that I was hoping for. The exclusion of the auction house allows for a gameplay experience that is not hampered by the constraints the auction house causes. There is no need to be worried about a flooded market. Also, most of the patch changes are being included to couple well with many of the console specific changes to make what appears to me will be a much better experience.

    Finally, I am eagerly waiting to sit down, blow stuff up, and take its loot again in Sanctuary. Some friends and I will be sitting down twice a week for some 4 person couch co-op, and I cannot wait.

    Good gaming wishes to everyone!