Weekend Confirmed 183 - Grand Theft Auto 5

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2013 11:00am PDT

It's Grand Theft Auto V week at Weekend Confirmed! Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in "Indie" Jeff Mattas and Game Trailers' Marcus Beer to first discuss Diablo 3 and the closure of the auction houses. Then it's a full-length discussion of GTA V, diving into everyone's first impressions of Rockstar's newest opus, the game's similarities to real-world Los Angeles, a breakdown of the game's characters (including the sociopathic Trevor), and the ways in which Rockstar will (both fairly and unfairly) shoulder the controversy burden for years to come. That's followed up with some listener questions before everyone drives off into the weekend with a new round of Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 183: 9/20/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:29:15

    Round 2 - 00:30:35 - 00:57:28

    Round 3 - 00:58:05 - 01:34:21

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:35:01 - 02:01:49

    Tailgate - 2:01:49 - 2:10:36

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  • I haven't played GTA5 but is it really that much of a departure from the previous ones? I've only played Vice City and 4, but constant low brow satire, crazy over the top violence, characters that do moronic things and have ridiculously over the top reactions to everything, some cheesy writing here and there, and most of the other things Jeff mentioned are par for the course in the installments I've played. They're so much ingrained into them that I always assumed that those were like cornerstones of the franchise.

    Could it be that the series simply isn't for Jeff is the pillars and core concepts of it offend him so much?

    Interesting discussion though. I don't think much of this would really impact me other than thinking, "oh it's a GTA game," but I think I'm very much unlike the Weekend Confirmed crew and most of the gaming press in general.