Weekend Confirmed 195 - The VGX awards, Gran Turismo 6

With only 12 days left until Christmas, it's time for Weekend Confirmed! Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to take a look back at last Saturday's VGX awards. After briefly looking at the show, in general, the topic turns to the many games that were on display, including Titanfall, No Man's Sky, Quantum Break, and Tales from the Borderlands. With the VGX in the books, it's time to focus on more microtransaction controversy, this time, as it relates to NBA 2K14. Then it's time to talk more games, with Garnett and Jeff sharing their respective knowledge to one another: Garnett teaches Jeff the intricacies of driving in Gran Turismo 6, while Jeff tells Garnett everything that he's doing wrong in Rogue Legacy. The show wraps up with a look back at Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Tearaway, Dead Rising 3, and more before concluding the week with new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 195: 12/13/2013

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:40 - 00:30:08

    Round 2 - 00:33:11 - 01:00:12

    Round 3 - 01:02:31 - 01:31:34

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:32:28 - 02:03:35

    Tailgate - 02:07:07 - 02:21:41

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