Weekend Confirmed 83 - Batman: Arkham City, Forza 4, Skyrim

By Garnett Lee, Oct 21, 2011 11:00am PDT

Like millions of gamers, the Weekend Confirmed crew jumped all over Batman: Arkham City when it came out this week. There's an abundance of love for the game, but Garnett does take exception to the move that put Catwoman out of the reach of gamers without an Internet connection. Along with the two Jeffs--Cannata and "Indie"--and with our second Play For Japan charity auction winner, Eric Hwang, they're just getting started. Forza 4, Skyrim, Orcs Must Die, and Dungeon Defenders all commanded attention over the past week. And the group also weighs in on the rising cumulative cost of games with DLC season passes, the Vita's launch outside Japan, whether the "core" audience is perhaps shrinking, and more before wrapping it all up with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 83: 10/21/2011

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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:

    Round 1 00:00:00 – 00:30:15

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:30:48 – 01:03:00

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 01:04:06 – 01:33:17

    Featured Music Break: 01:33:17 – 01:36:40 The Collective – 'Supernatural Love'

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:34:41 – 02:03:23

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Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest Album, The Wait is Over 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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  • I have a question around release dates/schedules. As we all know we're in the midst of an avalanche of game releases at present. GoW3, Rage, Arkham City, BF3, MW3, the list goes on. My questions is why? It may be a silly question to a lot of people but why is it that Oct/Nov are always such popular release dates?

    Is it to do with the US Winter? People are staying indoors more? Maybe it's close to college holidays? Where as here in Australia it's almost slap bang in University finals.

    Why not wait another month and have them be Christmas releases? Wouldn't they gain more sales that way? Especially if the game was highly anticipated and sucked? People wouldn't have had a chance to bash it before people bought it as a present (not that I'm advocating that!)

    Or even better, why not release them in another part of the year that has no major releases. Again, wouldn't they sell better if there's no competition around?

    There must be sales data or some figures that prove this to be the main release window I guess? I may just be naive in not knowing, so please feel free to fill me (and others) in :)

    (And yes I'm aware of things like ME3 coming outside of this current window... It's just the majority are now)