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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    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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  • I have to say, I completely agree with the PS Vita superiority when comparing it to the 3DS XL. I own both systems, and I am completely in love with both of the system's game line-ups, however the 3DS is an incredibly disappointing piece of hardware.

    Everything about the 3DS hardware is inferior to the PS Vita. The screen isn't even remotely as nice as the Vita's georgeous OLED, the single analog stick is uncomfortable and unresponsive, and the screen wiggles when completely open (which drives me insane). The only redeeming qualty to the 3DS is the fact that having the two screens is nice and you can close it up to protect the screen. However, I keep both systems in cases to keep them in excellent condition, so the protection is not a big deal for me.

    Don't get me wrong, I will continue to play the s**t out of my 3DS becasue of all the incredible games.... but I do wish I could play all these games on the PS Vita instead.

    Also wanted to throw out my personal recommendations for the Vita as they are a different selection from those mentioned in the Poscast. First of all, yes, you absolutely have to get PS Plus. The INCREDIBLE, FREE games that I've downloaded are ridiculously awesome and completely mind-blowing. Sony... seriously... wow. Also, you definitely want to pick up a 32GB memory card (or 64GB from Japan) as well as a good, solid case.

    With that... here are my top Vita and 3DS games....

    1. Persona 4 Golden
    2. Tearaway
    3. Guacamelee!
    4. Hotline Miami
    5. Y's Memories of Celceta
    6. Metal Gear Solid HD Edition
    7. Rayman Origins
    8. Sound Shapes
    9. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
    10. Lone Survivor: Director's Cut

    A final note.... yes... Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Tearaway should both be up for GAME-OF-THE-YEAR! What an amazing year to be a gamer.

    Check out my Tearaway creations: https://twitter.com/DerrickDover/status/405626958106480641/photo/1

    Much love guys! The show was incredible... as always.


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