Weekend Confirmed 184 - Steam Machines, Grand Theft Auto 5

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 27, 2013 11:00am PDT

Weekend Confirmed begins with a cookie invasion! Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata bravely fend off the Cookie Clicker attack brought on by The Escapist's Andrea Rene, but not before sadly losing Shacknews' Andrew Yoon to the cookie onslaught. After everyone regroups from the Great Cookie Clicker Invasion of 2014, the team discusses Valve's revelation of Steam Machines before diving into some more Grand Theft Auto V. After discussing GTA's advancements in gameplay and some more character discussion, it's time to move on to Tokyo Game Show, where Andrew talks about some of the best things the event had to offer, including Dead Rising 3, D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, Kinect, and Vita TV. The show wraps up with a new slate of Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 184: 9/27/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:30:02

    Round 2 - 00:30:39 - 01:04:31

    Round 3 - 01:05:51 - 01:30:26

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:31:13 - 02:08:32

    Tailgate - 2:11:54 - 2:22:13

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  • I think Jeff is right on GTA V i think its filled with rage, but I honestly think thats the only way you can feel about contemporary American culture.

    America has become a terrible place, and it seems to want to institutionalise this awfulness. In the last three days i've read that a woman's insurance company defended her killer so they didn't have to pay her life insurance, landlords are being forced to evict domestic abuse victims due to "nuisance" calls to police, and a concerted effort by significant interests to reduce worker pensions.

    This is just in the last few days, and there are 100's of these stories every week. The worst thing about it that the real world is so cynical that we barely summon the effort to care about the individual incidents anymore. In this environment the only reasonable response is despair or rage.

    These kinda things could have been fake news stories in the onion 15 years ago.

    GTA gives me the same feeling i get from the Colbert Report when Colbert is really angry and he's just trying to keep in character, its generally not that funny but it feels really honest.

    GTA has always been about a protagonist wanting to be top dog and being willing to do anything to get it. Now our modern paradigm seems to be exactly the same thing. We aspire to be Thug Rappers or vulture capitalists, you know so long as you got yours its all good right? We think hard work should be rewarded with lay offs and raided pension funds. What are Rockstar supposed to do when life starts imitating art to such a degree that what would have been a joke in GTA Vice City is now happening in reality?

    I feel that all the characters in GTA 5 are terrible but thats fair because we have become terrible. At least its not trying to sugarcoat it.