Weekend Confirmed 78 - Gears of War 3, TGS '11

By Xav de Matos, Sep 16, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Weekend Confirmed and the 8-4 Podcast have merged into one during the Tokyo Game Show once again! Garnett Lee and the crew at 8-4, Ltd.--behind such games as Shadow of the Damned--discuss their experience in Japan during TGS 2011. Then, Jeff Cannata and Xav de Matos take over from sunny, southern California and talk about Gears of War 3, the nefarious pricing structure of Crimson Alliance, and a handful of other games before ending it all with a few Twitter questions. The US segment was so quick that the WC Crew didn't even have time for Finishing Moves!

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 78: 09/09/2011

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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:

    TGS - Live From Japan - Start: 00:00:08 End: 01:06:57

    Whatcha' Been Playing - Start: 01:07:23 End: 01:34:59

    The Warning - Start: 01:36:05 End: 02:07:48

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  • Jeff, I used to agree with you about the perception of the worth of a game. Like, if this title isn't as much, then it must not be as good.

    However, especially with Steam, I have been able to buy amazing games for 5,10, 15 dollars....games that I would not have bought(or been able to afford) otherwise. I don't de value the experience or the quality of the game. Yet, I do tell myself "if I don't play this game, its no big deal, I only spent 5 bucks on it".

    With Gears of War, its a AAA title, everyone knows it, its an established series...they COULD do 39.99 and people would just be like "AWESOME!"

    However, they'd never do it...because everyone will buy the game at any price, so maximize profits.

    And like, Amazon/Steam and other retailers do sales on brand new games and it is just seen as a sale...not as a devaluing of the game.