Weekend Confirmed 96 - David Jaffe, Twisted Metal

Game designer David Jaffe and Game Trailers managing editor Michael McWhertor join Xav and Garnett for this week's show. Along with getting into Twisted Metal and car combat games the crew tackles a wide range of topics including a look at Shacknews's Game of Year winners, the different ways gamers see the balance in games between narrative and mechanics, more hands-on experiences with the Vita, and more. Buckle up; it's one helluva ride to the Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 96: 01/20/2012

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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 to 00:28:16

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:28:42 to 00:58:04

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:59:05 to 01:27:51

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:29:29 to 02:01:28

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Thanks to our special guests, game designer David Jaffe (@davidscottjaffe) and Michael McWhertor (@mikemcwhertor).

For the latest on the game, watch the official Twisted Metal site.

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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