Weekend Confirmed 153 - PlayStation 4 announcements, Year Walk, Crysis 3

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST

The PlayStation 4 has been announced, so it shouldn't be a surprise that this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed is all about the new system, services, and software. Though Jeff Cannata is away in Barcelona, Garnett Lee and "Indie" Jeff Mattas are joined by Christian Spicer and Mike Schramm to break down what's exciting, what's concerning, and that which is still unknown about Sony's next-gen console announcements. Though PlayStation 4 is this week's focus, the crew also manages to sneak in some impressions of Crysis 3, and praise for Simogo's moody iOS adventure, Year Walk. Of course, a fresh batch of Finishing Moves brings it all home.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 153: 2/22/2013

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    Round 1 - 00:00:34 - 00:27:40

    Whatcha' Been Playin Part 1 - 00:28:18 - 00:57:21

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 00:58:47 - 01:26:36

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News - 01:27:20 - 02:01:10

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  • I'm not a Sony fanboy. I own a PS3, but do the majority of my gaming on 360 and PC and I was really turned off by all of the snark this episode.

    Now, obviously, if you think that the conference was a disaster, that's fine. That's your opinion. But it really seemed to me like the whole episode was a competition to see who could come up with the best burn on Sony and then high fives all around. Take Killzone, for example. "30 seconds to brown" oooh! Burn! But that's really unfair. That trailer wasn't very brown at all. If you don't like it, fine. But you can do it without the unnecessary snark.

    As I posted earlier, I feel like the show, in general, has gotten excessively negative. I dont' know if people are trying to be funny or entertaining or what, but it really doesn't work for me..

    All in all, a very echo-chambery episode. Usually, I feel like Garnet tries to make sure that there's a balance of opinions, but this time, he didn't even try.

    For me personally, I didn't think that the conference was a home run, or anything. It was okay. I liked that they focused on gamers and am looking forward to see what games they show at GDC and E3.