Weekend Confirmed 197 - 2013's Best Games of the Year

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 24, 2013 11:00am PST

Merry Christmas to everyone from the Weekend Confirmed family! It's time to march into the end of 2013 and hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in a slew of guests to discuss all of this year's best games, as well as many of our favorites. The show kicks off with Naughty Dog's Jason Paul, Christian Spicer, and "Indie" Jeff Mattas talking about BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Tearaway, and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. That's followed by Shacknews' Andrew Yoon, Shane Satterfield, and Marcus Beer coming aboard to discuss Injustice: Gods Among Us, Metro Last Light, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, DMC: Devil May Cry, Saints Row IV, Super Mario 3D World, and Fire Emblem: Awakening, among many others. The third segment continues the Super Mario 3D World love with Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia, Insomniac's James Stevenson, and The Escapist's Andrea Rene, before they jump into Grand Theft Auto 5, Tomb Raider, Rogue Legacy, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The next segment picks up with Andrew, "Indie" Jeff, Christian, and James summing up the year in indies, before the entire crew comes into the studio to reveal the Weekend Confirmed Game of the Year! We also have holiday greetings from developers and listeners alike, all wishing our wonderful audience the happiest of holidays!

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 197: 12/24/2013

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    Round 1 - 00:00:40 - 00:27:05

    Round 2 - 00:30:55 - 01:04:30

    Round 3 - 01:06:04 - 01:38:30

    Round 4/Game of the Year - 01:42:09 - 02:21:27

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  • Homieonekonobi's Top 10 2013 Games Of The Year:

    1. The Last Of Us (PS3)

    2. The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

    3. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)

    4. GTA V (PS3)

    5. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)

    6. Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag (PS4)

    7. Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)

    8. MLB 13: The Show (PS3)

    9. Rayman Legends (PS3)

    10. Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)

    *Honorable Mention: Gucamelee, Duck Tales, God of War: Ascension, & NBA 2K13

    PS- Excellent Show Garnett & Jeff! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone who has contributed to the best Video Game Podcast in the biz! May the New Year bring us all prosperity and happiness.

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    • Favs of 2013

      10. Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon: Finally a sequel to one of my favorite gamecube games.
      9. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon- Silly 80’s fun with the mechanics of my favorite game of 2012…yes please!
      8. Madden 25 (PS4)- To me this feels like a next –gen sports games.
      7. Donkey Kong country returns 3d- Loved this game on the Wii, didn’t love the controls on the Wii. The 3ds version allowed me to re-visit it (and made it a tad easier- thank goodness)
      6. GTA V- I have a hard time getting into GTA games but V is an exception. Most fully realized virtual world this year.
      5. Tomb Raider- Every element added up to a great game
      4. Bioshock Infinite- Very cool game with excellent world design and story. A few terrible boss battles prevent it from being higher
      3. Resogun- When I turn on my PS4, this I the first thing I think of playing
      2. Starcraft 2: Heat of the Swarm- In a day when it’s getting harder for me to finish any game, I powered through this expansion in a few days
      1. X-com Enemy Unknown (ios) – Didn’t give this a fair shake on the pc until 2013. One of the reasons I upgraded to an iPad Air was for this game.

      2013 games I will play in 2014 which would probably be on this list..…
      Last of Us, Assassin’s Creed IV, Fire Emblem, Brothers, Legend of Zelda- Link Between worlds, Tearaway, Dragon's Crown, Sly Cooper (Damn! I need a bigger drought)

      2013 games everyone like but me

      Gone Home -It's a sad statement on gaming when a middling coming age story is praised this much. Great voice acting is the only thing that kept me playing.
      Rogue Legacy - Either I suck or this game does...probably the former.