Weekend Confirmed 173 - Ryan Davis remembered, Rogue Legacy, Nier

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 12, 2013 11:00am PDT

It's an emotionally charged edition of Weekend Confirmed as the crew remembers Giant Bombs' Ryan Davis. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata are joined by Annoyed Gamers' Marcus Beer and start off the podcast with a mini-tribute/remembrance of Ryan Davis. They come back to talk the future of gaming, GTA V, Nier, Rogue Legacy, Finishing Moves and some final last words on Ryan.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 173: 7/12/2013

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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 - 00:00:38 - 00:07:52

    Round 2 - 00:08:54 - 00:56:47

    Round 3 - 00:58:14 - 01:29:05

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:29:43 – 02:06:36

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Original music in the show by Del Rio. Check out his latest music video, I Brought It Here, featuring cameos from Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer on YouTube. Get his latest Album, Club Tipsy 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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  • When you guys were talking about going back and playing some launch 360 games, it got me thinking about PS3 launch games.

    When I've gone back and played games that came out during the first year of the PS3's life: Resistance, Motorstorm, Warhawk, Folklore, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank Future Tools of Destruction etc I don't think "Yeah these games suck" I've gone back and replayed a bunch of them and thoroughly enjoyed them. I wish Folklore and Heavenly Sword got sequels but unfortunately they sold like crap.

    Which brings me to my discussion idea. If you look back at that first year of the PS3's life, Sony pissed off a lot of people with their arrogance and $599 USD price and I believe the perception of their games suffered as a result. 360 games got "OMG next gen graphics this game is awesome!" while every single PS3 game that got "Is this the best game ever made that justifies Bluray, The Cell and the PS3's $599 price tag? If not then the game sucks and the PS3 is a total failure"

    That sentiment was everywhere in the gaming community and the games press at the time. Perfect Dark Zero has a higher metacritic then two of them.

    What do you think are the chances of the same thing happening to Microsoft? Gamers and reviewers looking at every game predisposed to hating it going "Is this the best game every made, taking full advantage of Kinect and the infinite power of the cloud justifying the XBone's $499 price tag? If no then it sucks and the XBone is a total failure"?