Weekend Confirmed 188 - Pokemon X & Y, Path of Exile, Diablo 3

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 25, 2013 11:00am PDT

With the next-gen consoles rapidly approaching, this week's edition of Weekend Confirmed begins with hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata discussing the rumored differences in resolution between the Xbox One and the PS4 and how it could potentially affect the two consoles in the long run. After that, the Team Rocket duo of Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and The Odd Gentlemen's Nikole Zivalich try to convince Jeff to stick with Pokemon X & Y, arguing for the merits of the games. That's followed by some discussion of Path of Exile and the console version of Diablo 3, before diving into some more of the Weekend Confirmed crew's GTA Online stories. The show wraps up with a quick talk about Neil Gaiman's upcoming Wayward Manor and the latest Capcom lawyer throwdown, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. The show wraps up with a new round of Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 188: 10/25/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:40 - 00:15:43

    Round 2 - 00:16:37 - 01:01:58

    Round 3 - 01:03:11 - 01:33:05

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:34:05 - 02:02:59

    Tailgate - 2:03:50 - 2:13:53

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  • Every week you guys ask the question "If you could buy one system, which would it be?". Why do you guys never talk about the future of the systems when you give your reasons? All you talk about is price and better day 1 exclusives? I was amazed to hear Andrew says Xbox one and yet he was an enormous fan of the Last of Us and would not be able to play its inevitable sequel in this hypothetical. I can't understand why anyone would pick just the Xbox after the paltry line up of exclusives it delivered last gen, and the fact that most of their Xbox One exclusives are timed or limited to that entry in the franchise

  • Do you guys have any problem separating the artist from the art? This is a question that has come up for me when Ender's Game coming out in theaters. I love the book (probably my favorite single novel, so great series but amazing by itself), but Orson Scott Card has some anti-gay marriage beliefs (mostly based about his religious beliefs, him being a Latter Day Saint) . The book says nothing about his views, the main character even being an atheist in the sequel. But there were boycotts of the film because of his views. So how do you view art vs artist? Black Ops also had an issue with this, with them hiring a war criminal a contributor to the story.

  • "If you have the engine there can still be magic"

    Is an incredibly disheartening statement because it entirely undercuts the work that Treyarch has put into building their games from the B games to effectively taking over that franchise, I don't think that has a lot to do with the engine I think it has more to do with the team of people behind it.

    Which is why I don't feel the need to pick up this Batman game. People get mad when companies farm out IP to make quick buck games while the real one is made and yet because it is Batman and style of game that we happen to enjoy lets all roll over and forget all the other times we were upset at the very same practice.

    It kinda shows DC right in always producing 7 Batman comics regardless of how good they are, people will always come regardless of anything else if you have the right character.

  • Just a few quick comments on the show.

    "Resogate" the resolution controversy really is just troll food. When the new consoles get into players hands gamers will be happy. Until that time things like this will continue to attract the types of comments that thrive on the "System Wars". I can only say that whichever system you choose it's really up to you to do the research. If you believe that either system is deficient great, don't buy it. In the meantime relax, respect the choices of others and whatever you do don't feed the trolls.

    I really enjoyed the Pokemon conversation. I've never played Pokemon, probably because I'm in my thirtys, and probably never will. With that being said I can tell that people like Ozzie and Nichole are really passionate about it and hearing them speak about it is almost infectious. It's always nice to listen to the show and hear about games/genres that I'm not familiar with.

    I'm really enjoying GTA Online with my friends but as was said in the show the content could definitely be improved. I recently bought an apartment in game with a planning room and all it did was make me wish I could use it to actually plan a heist. If this was a standalone product I would really be displeased with what I'm seeing. How many deathmatch and race types do we really need?

    I'll finish with a few GTA related questions for my fellow confirmers.

    Despite it's shortcomings I believe that GTA Online will be a great product. Do you think that Rockstar will, at the very least, release the Online portion of the game for the next gen platforms?

    If they do (or don't) what types of things would you like to see them expand, content wise, beyond the heists?

    Personally I would love to see the world become a more living thing. Deeper property ownership, greater crew activities (crew strongholds?) and even horse racing at the track would be great.

    I just want to put this out there as well. I've posted to a few gaming sites and so far Shack is the best I've come across for having mature well thought out forum discussions and I just wanted to thank the community for being what it is so...... Thanks!