Weekend Confirmed Episode 3

By Garnett Lee, Apr 09, 2010 12:08pm PDT Honors for the first fourth chair go to Billy Berghammer as he joins Garnett, Brian, and Jeff for the third episode of Weekend Confirmed. Of course they can't resist getting into the iPad launch and its games early on in Whatcha Been Playin? but there's plenty more including BioShock 2, Chime, and a new retro spot we're either calling "Forgotten Favorites" or "Cannata-ford a New Game" (cue the Rocky and Bullwinkle show theme). Four Minute Warning also continues to evolve, in fact, it too may need a new name. Let us know what you think. And in the Front Page excitement for the new Red Dead Redemption multiplayer trailer kicks off a rollicking news segment to wrap things up.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 03 - 04/09/2010

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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: 00:27:12

Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:27:38 End: 00:55:07

Four Minute Warning: Start: 00:55:40 End: 01:26:33

Music Break featuring Negative Format: Start: 01:26:33 End: 01:27:43

The Front Page: Start: 01:27:43 End: 01:55:09

Music Break features a sample from the track "Hues of Grey" by Negative Format off their "Gradients" album available in digital format on iTunes, Amazon, and all of the other large digital sites online. CD format available at Best Buy and online at Sector 9 Studios.

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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  • From a longtime EVE player EVE Online isn't a Space Flight Sim. It's far more akin to 4X style games (Sins of a Solar Empire, Master of Orion, etc) viewed from a more micromanaged perspective.

    I was so excited to hear Space Flight games come up only to be let down immediately as it was boiled down to "STAR WARS durrr." Does any genre needs a single franchise simply to have a pulse? Hell. No. A genre can survive quite well on a niche audience alone but that audience hasn't been served in forever. Would they require a big franchise to appeal to the masses? Possibly. The same argument can be used for fighting games though and we still see plenty of those.

    Heck, even within the gaming universe we've got IPs that would work quite well with the genre. Halo, Mass Effect, Battlefield, Call of Duty, etc. All of which could easily expand into space combat. Space Combat Simulation is a genre that needs to be given more attention but to see the first discussion among the press grind to a halt with "That's not Star Wars. I want Star Wars." does the discussion and genre a serious disservice.