Weekend Confirmed Episode 2

By Garnett Lee, Apr 02, 2010 12:30pm PDT Garnett, Brian, and Jeff hit the second Weekend Confirmed in full stride. Good thing, too, because it's a full one. Two packed segments of Whatcha Been Playin? include Super Street Fighter 4, Just Cause 2, Metro 2033, Alan Wake, and more. iPad arrives this week and it takes top spot in the Four Minute Warning queue. The Front Page with the rebirth of EGM, seemingly imminent announcement of Gears of War 3, and a PlayStation 3 update that removes Linux support in the news keeps the show rocking right to the end.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 02 - 04/02/2010

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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:

Whatcha' Been Playin: Start: 00:00:00 End: 00:25:24

Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:25:38 End: 00:54:44

Four Minute Warning: Start: 00:54:57 End: 01:24:44

The Front Page: Start: 01:25:51 End: 01:55:16

Special original music by Baiyon. For more info see his the official Baiyon home page Baiyon releases original EP's under his Descanso Label. You can listen to and buy the latest tracks on BeatPort and the iTunes Music Store.

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest single, Small Town Hero on iTunes and check out more at his Facebook page.

Jeff's also currently starring in The Psychic. For tickets and more information please see the Falcon Theatre.

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  • finally listened to the first two eps. great work so far guys - glad to have you back Garnett - glad to have you in a longer format Jeff - glad to meet ya Brian. looking forward to hearing from Billy this week, and the friends and colleagues who'll rotate through the 4th chair.

    I would comment on the MW2 DLC. I didn't intend to buy it myself, but the friends that I play with all bought it, so I was forced into it to keep playing with them. That said, if you break it down, it is only $3 per map. The way I look at game pricing is how does it compare to movies? $3 is 1/3 of going to a movie - and for argument's sake I'll say the movie is 3 hours. Am I going to get more that 1 hour of play out of each map? most certainly.

    all you need to do now is figure out a new killer sound effect for 4 min warning.

  • Wow! Let me just say I've been a fan of Garnett since he debuted on 1up's podcast and was like many, saddened at him leaving. I had been extremely excited at the rumored, highly anticipated, return of Garnett in a new podcast of his own and found it to be an utterly sweet birthday gift as Weekend Confirmed aired on "my" special day.

    So, all in all, you guys are doing great so far. I'm really enjoying the addition of and input from Brian and Jeff. Garnett, you rock! Keep it up and thanks for my new favorite podcast and an added reason to look forward to the weekends.

  • You were talking about immersion and how Metro 2033 had an ammo count meter and I thought of a possible solution.

    The gun gets lighter as you empty a clip therefore the recoil of the gun as it fires gets worse and worse because the gun has less weight. This would totally replace an ammo count meter.
    It could be exaggerated so you can really feel the difference as you empty the gun of bullets. It would remind people to reload their gun or oh maybe I should stop wasting all my bullets.
    Maybe someone has done this already.

    Thank you

  • Good episode, but I wish that Garnett could be a bit less antagonistic in a "broverload" way. One example was at about 1 hour 48 minutes, in the news section Brian was talking about jumping into a MW2 match after having left it aside since January, and describing all the killstreak spam; Garnett goes "waah waah waah, I couldn't do anything.... dude I just gotta give you a hard time." There was another part where either Jeff or Brian was trying to recall the name of an indie developer, and Garnett starts saying "Don't tell him the name, don't tell him the name." Stuff like that makes me stab for the fast forward button. Sometimes that stuff, when exececuted properly and not in a repetitive manner, can bring across a point, but when it gets to the point of frat party bantering, I get exasperated, especially when I'm in the middle of a drive. It's part of why I skip every other Giant Bomb (when Ryan and Jeff get into that string of frat boy "broverload"), and it's part of why I really like Idle Thumbs (because they either articulate their points, or turn it into something absolutely hilarious, like The Kane of Lynch, turret sequence criticism, or the Dawn of Discovery tool-based export-driven economy).

    That said, I love Four Minute Warning, as it forces everyone to get their points staged ahead of time, and keep their counterpoints relatively brief and on-target. And I hadn't heard one of Garnett Lee's podcasts before, so when I heard Weekend Confirmed 1, I almost thought that Art Bell was hosting it.