Weekend Confirmed 149 - Nintendo Direct, Strike Suit Zero, The Cave, THQ death-rattles

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 25, 2013 11:00am PST

On this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed, Garnett and the two Jeffs are joined by indie developer Brendon Chung of Blendo Games (Flotilla, Gravity Bone, Thirty Flights of Loving, Atom Zombie Smasher). With Nintendo Direct in the rearview, the crew breaks down the resulting news and announcements, followed by some gaming talk about a host of games ranging from the Far Cry series to the more recently-released indies Strike Suit Zero and The Cave. Some talk about the end of publisher THQ and the sale of its studios and IPs is unavoidable, before things get wrapped up with another batch of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 149: 1/25/2013

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    Round 1 - 00:00:34 - 00:28:56

    Whatcha' Been Playin Part 1 - 00:30:17 - 01:02:43

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 01:03:21 - 01:31:41

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  • Great shiw guys. It was a lot a fun.

    3 points :

    On DMC. I'm one of those gamers - and we are many - who refuses to play DMC no matter how great the game is. I don't want to play as an androgyne hero. Capcomhas to deal with it. I come back to the series - as many foks outhere - when the "proper" Dante is back. That Dante new look turned me off completely on the game.

    On Nintendo.
    THIS is what we wanted. A ROADMAP !!! It's about time Big N.
    I still can't believe a new Mario 3D will be playable, I mean that thing is going to be EPIC : Mario 64, Mario Sunchine, Marip Galaxy 1 & 2, Mario 3D Land, that's a "pretty good' record for the 3D Marios until now. I just can't even imagine what those guys can pull off on Wii U when we see waht they did on Wii with the Galaxy games... And if the "X" game is any indication, we can dream BIG !

    I will leave the excitement that has already been echoed by all the Nintendo fans outhere to focus on 1 really interessing developement : the Crossovers. Will this be a new trend for Nintendo ? We have project X Zone coming later this on 3DS and we have the Shin Megami X Fire Emblem game coming on Wii U. Iwata hinted as other similar annoucement. This could be REALLY cool.

    Far Cry 2
    THANKS, at least some love outhere for Far Cry 2. I absolutely love that game and I'm not really interested in Far Cry 3. I wish Far Cry 3 was just Far Cry 2 without the issues. But unfortunaltely they took a different direction. I really echo that letdown from some Open Wrold games that are too guided. I'm playing Kingdom of Amalaur right now and I wish there was more freedom.

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