Weekend Confirmed 84 - Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3, GTA V announced

By Garnett Lee, Oct 28, 2011 11:15am PDT

Battlefield 3 blew up across the video game world this week and its shockwaves carried right over to Weekend Confirmed. But believe it or not, BlizzCon momentarily upstages the modern warfare, as Xav, Jeff, Andrea, and Garnett get distracted by pandas in WoW and the latest title to board the DOTA train. This special episode was recorded in the evening and the crew celebrated with beers and bourbon. So buckle up, it gets bumpy from the start. Along the rest of the way there's talk of Uncharted 3 and Dance Central 2, hopes and dreams for Grand Theft Auto V, and, of course, Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 84: 10/28/2011

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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 – 00:30:07

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:30:41 – 01:02:32

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 01:03:37 – 01:33:52

    Featured Music Break: 01:33:52 – 01:35:02 Badazz Feat. Lil Wayne – 'Forgive Me'

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:35:02 – 02:09:56

    NFL Tailgate 02:10:38 - 02:17:59

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  • I have a question for Andrea as far as story is concerned.

    Have you ever watched Black Hawk Down? Did you enjoy it?

    I loved it, but a lot of my friends hate it, and a common complaint is 'it's just noise - I don't know what the hell is going on, or why this shit is happening, and I don't care about anybody.'

    I love it because I feel like it puts the audience in the boots of a guy on the ground, letting them experience the chaos. I can't tell you the name of a single character in the movie, off hand, but I can describe all of the major set-pieces in detail because of how the cinematography and direction seared them into my brain.

    Battlefield 3 is nowhere near the quality of Black Hawk Down (the movie). But I feel like it's trying for the same thing. Don't worry about drama, humanization, dialogue - you're you a warzone, talk and cry over beers when the job is done. Let the action, the chaos, and the comradery among your team speak in broad strokes.

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    • Yes I have watched "Black Hawk Down" and it was a very difficult experience. It was gritty, brutal, and down right traumatic at times. I agree with the "boots on the ground" idea of that movie, and what BF3 was trying to do, and it is exactly why I did not like either. (Don't get me wrong, I appreciate that movie for what it is)

      But for BF3, I personally am not craving that "simulation" experience from a game. I go to games to escape into fantasy. I do not hold that against BF3, a lot of people crave that experience, such as yourself. But as a female, I have yet to see that experience realized in a way that grabs my attention because the protagonists are always male. Hence my huge problem with DICE introducing a female character and then immediately throwing her away.