Weekend Confirmed 138 - GTA V, Assassin's Creed 3, NFS: Most Wanted, Forza Horizon

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 09, 2012 11:00am PST

On this week's episode, Garnett, Jeff, and Jeff are joined by special guest Jason Paul from Naughty Dog. Cannata and Mattas explain why they're both enjoying Assassin's Creed 3 quite a bit, before everyone jumps on hype train for the recently released info about Grand Theft Auto V. Racing games Forza Horizon and Need for Speed: Most Wanted also get some "compare and contrast" discussion, and then the show wraps up with some Finishing Moves and a brief NFL Tail Gate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 138: 11/02/2012

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:36 - 00:12:36

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 1 - 00:32:50 - 01:03:20

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 01:04:21 - 01:32:30

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News - 01:33:26 - 02:04:43

    Tailgate - 02:05:28 - 02:12:15

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  • So Sony announced that Playstation Plus is launching on the Vita with 5 titles: Uncharted GA, Gravity Rush, Wipeout 2048, Jet Grind Radio, FF Tactics (the PSP remake I believe), and Mutant Blobs Attack!!! (which I dunno what that is).

    For me, if anything could convince me to buy a Vita as is, this is it. But that also means that you'll probably have to buy at least a 16GB memory card, in addition to the cheapest hardware which would be over $300 all together. The good thing I guess is that if you already subscribe to PS+ because you have a PS3, that might not seem like a big deal. But if you don't, then you're looking at paying a whopping (approx) $350.

    So, I mean I guess that could be considered good because you have a guaranteed year's supple of games, and the Vita is currently bundled with AC3L, and the CoD game for no cost above the core hardware. And in a way its like putting the hidden cost of buying a new console all out there. I'm sure you could easily spend over $300 buying a 3DS with some games. Buut, its still a lot of damn money. And I still think the Vita is a fundamentally flawed product, that diverges the gaming market at a time when it is screaming for convergence.

    Anyone persuaded otherwise by this news?

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    • I recently got the Vita bundle with AC:Liberation and I really enjoy it, but if I'm going to spend that much cash on something you better believe I'm going to love it, so keep that in mind.

      That being said you definitely would need AT LEAST a 16gb card for the vita. Specially if you do the PSPlus route. I loaded up the 4gb card almost 20 minutes after I started downloading on the system. Vita games are between 500mb to upwards of 3.6gbs.

      So you're looking at a $350 bill for this new experience, is it worth it? Right now? Probably not. There are some GREAT games out there for the system, and the backlog of PSP and PSOne games is awesome(even more so if you never owned a PSP). But the choices for Vita games are pretty slim, the 'console' experiences are better on the console(ex. AC:L and Hot Pursuit). There are some definite gems, Gravity Rush, Sound Shapes and so on and so forth that are truly fun experiences, but they're not 'enough' to warrant that large of a purchase(at least from my perspective).

      That being said, if cash isn't much of a problem or you're willing to do a trade in sorta deal, I would definitely suggest picking it up. I've played most of the demo's available and I enjoyed myself more often than not, and I really enjoy playing the old PSOne and PSP games that I never gave a chance before.