Weekend Confirmed 178 - Call of Duty: Ghosts, Payday 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 16, 2013 11:00am PDT

The summer's winding down, which means the world of games is about to heat up. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome "Indie" Jeff Mattas to discuss Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons before jumping into the announcement of GTA Online and discussing the current state of Valve. The second half of the show welcomes in Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia to talk about this week's Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal before reading through some listener feedback. The show ends with a brief discussion of The Witcher 2, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and DuckTales: Remastered before sending you off into the weekend with a fresh package of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 178: 8/16/2013

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    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:29:52

    Round 2 - 00:30:29 - 01:02:22

    Round 3 - 01:03:49 - 01:34:03

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:34:51 - 02:11:33

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  • I think you guys are being way too easy on COD. Them saying, as if it's some sort of selling point, that the game is basically the same experience no matter if you get it on current-gen or next-gen/PC just leaves me feeling massively disappointed in them. Couldn't they have at least increased the player count and map size?

    Look at other cross-gen games. Battlefield 4 is going to be a better experience on next-gen. Finally the non PC masses can experience the game the way it was meant to be played. We haven't seen 1 second of footage for Watch Dogs on current consoles and quite frankly that's the developers basically saying "get this game on PC or next-gen consoles." The sports games usually suck the first go around on next-gen but I'm sure even some indie games given that extra horsepower will show why you want to upgrade.

    I think this decision may ultimately hurt them in the long run. If I'm spending $460-$560 to play your game on next-gen consoles I want to be wowed. I want to be able to call in my friends and show them why they need to upgrade. Battlefield will show that difference just on looks and also allow you to experience that difference when you play it. COD may leave you asking "why did I bother to rebuy this game?"

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