Weekend Confirmed 189 - Assassin's Creed 4, Batman: Arkham Origins

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 01, 2013 11:00am PDT

Weekend Confirmed has finally reached the month of November and with next-gen console arrivals imminent, hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata invite Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to discuss the week's next-gen console stories, including the rumored different in resolution and the hardware announcements from Sony. After that, it's time to discuss games, as the crew breaks down Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Batman: Arkham Origins before Jeff professes further love for Path of Exile. The show wraps up with "Indie" Jeff revisiting The Stanley Parable over two years after first discussing the original mod, a brief talk about the strange Device 6, and everyone's rapidly-increasing Piles of Shame before going into some post-Halloween Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 189: 11/01/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:28:06

    Round 2 - 00:28:44 - 00:56:49

    Round 3 - 00:58:02 - 01:29:31

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:30:18 - 02:05:24

    Tailgate - 02:05:38 - 02:19:21

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  • I hope I'm not derailing any of the awesome threads that are taking place after this week's show, but I just wanted to say that in preparation for the next gen systems, I was going through my backlog of games. I am sadly not one of the people who can buy the next gen systems day one so I'm hoping to do that in the spring or summer time.

    Anyway, I ended up going back to Resident Evil 5. I never played it originally and I bought the Gold Edition almost 2 years ago now. I never played the game during that time so I decided to take a break from Street Fighter, which is what I play most of the times I'm playing my 360 & get through the game. I've been playing co-op matches with strangers, something I usually don't like to do but I have to say that I had the most wonderful time probably ever had playing online with anybody with a completely random person.

    That person was super helpful, giving me little tips and tricks throughout the game, and was overall very friendly towards me. We played for 6 hours straight till 730 AM my time (I live in NY, he was in Utah) and we didn't finish the game in one sitting but I plan on meeting up with him again the following night to complete the game.

    It made me think about with these next gen consoles coming up and online being a huge part of both systems, how can there be a way, if there is a way, to improve those matches. Obviously both systems will try to create the best experience for you with player feedback and the like. But we all know that this system put in place wasn't foolproof, & you could play with a person or group of people will do nothing but troll you.

    Sorry for the long post, but I just look forward to more types of co-op experiences with strangers, because that opens up new avenues to meet really to genuine people. It definitely made me think that not everybody is the complete troll on the Internet which I already knew wasn't the case, but better safe than sorry