Weekend Confirmed 113 - Diablo 3, Max Payne 3, The Last of Us

By Jeff Mattas, May 18, 2012 11:00am PDT

With Garnett absent due to being neck-deep in E3 Judges' Week, the two Jeffs and Andrew are joined by Joystiq's Xav de Matos to discuss a couple of big new releases from the past week, and more. Diablo III gets discussed--both in terms of the game itself and its launch-time server issues--as does Rockstar's moody shooter, Max Payne 3. There's also some banter about Naughty Dog's upcoming survival-themed The Last of Us and the A Game of Thrones tie-in game, and more, before the crew brings it all home with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 113: 05/18/2012

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    Round 1 00:00:40 – 00:27:26

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:28:14– 00:54:03

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:54:55 – 01:18:26

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  • Regarding Jeffs comments on Max Payne 3.....

    Sorry dude, I hate to say this... but you are playing it wrong. Sounds like you were holding LT and shooting a lot. When Max aims through the sights he will move really slowly, having it feel really clunky. You wanna use cover only for popping painkillers and to build your adrenaline meter. Once you have a good amount of adrenaline, pop out of cover and kick into bullet time and line up those headshots while strafing and aiming WITHOUT holding LT. Remember it is Max Payne, not Gears of War or Uncharted.

    I think a lot of people who are fans of the originals, but just not digging this one, or not having "fun" is because they are just getting frustrated by being killed so often.

    I was really surprised you aren't liking it, since you seem to be more into narrative driven games.