Weekend Confirmed 194 - Gran Turismo 6, Tearaway

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 06, 2013 11:00am PST

Jeff Cannata is in the Big Apple this weekend, which leaves host Garnett Lee to lead this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed solo. He welcomes in Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia, Christian Spicer, and Nikole Zivalich and they lead off the show by discussing the increasing problems plaguing Battlefield 4 and where the game goes from here. The show then goes handheld, as Christian discusses everything that makes Media Molecule's Tearaway a sublime experience before Ozzie and Nikole dive into The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. As you might expect, this leads to a comparison of the two handhelds. Afterwards, Garnett takes the floor and discusses the good and the bad of Gran Turismo 6, taking a critical look at its microtransactions before discussing everything that makes it a more-than-worth entry to the long-running series. The show wraps up with new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 194: 12/06/2013

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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 - 00:00:42 - 00:14:11

    Round 2 - 00:15:06 - 00:51:58

    Round 3 - 00:53:44 - 01:21:10

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:21:54 - 02:02:54

    Tailgate - 02:04:01 - 02:16:14

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  • Finishing Moves: I don't see any site removing "reviews and scores" because unless those numbers are showing up in metacritic the publishers will not send them advance copies. Even sites that don't want to do reviews do them just to be on metacritic and publishers want those numbers so send them games.

    In game micro-transactions: I wonder if this is the publisher answer to not raising game prices to match inflation. Keep the 60 dollar cost and get the money after instead of increasing cost to 65/70 dollars upfront.