Weekend Confirmed Episode 4

By Brian Leahy, Apr 16, 2010 12:44pm PDT Garnett Lee is away on business, but Brian and Jeff are back to hold down the fort. Joining them, once again, is Billy Berghammer as the group discusses Splinter Cell: Conviction in Whatcha Been Playin? After that, the gang plays catch-up on some games from earlier in 2010 including Darksiders and Final Fantasy XIII. Halo 2 gets its time in the spotlight in "Forgotten Favorites" or "Cannata-ford a New Game". The Front Page is busy this week with a pair of game reveals from Epic, an X-COM "re-imagining" from 2K, and the latest on the Infinity Ward vs. Activision drama.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 04 - 04/16/2010

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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: 00:23:33

Music Sample: "Waste my Time": Start: 00:23:33 End: 00:24:31

Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:24:31 End: 00:48:58

The Front Page: Start: 00:49:23 End: 01:15:20

Music Sample: "Small Town Hero": Start: 01:15:20 End: 01:15:51

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

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  • Wave Race is one of the greatest games ever made. After that game came out, it was the only game I played for months. I'd pick up other games, play for about twenty minutes, and think, "What am I doing? I could be playing Wave Race right now." It's one of those games that seems very simple on the surface, but it keeps drawing you back in. It may actually be my all time favorite N64 game. (It holds up better in 2010 than GoldenEye does)

    I am more than a little excited to hear that somebody else shares my feelings on this game. It may not seem as deep as a lot of other racing games out there, but it's a lot of fun to play and it never gets old. Thanks for showing some love for one of the most criminally underrated games all of time. I'm glad it's on the Wii so that people will have a chance to rediscover it. I still play it on my N64, so, I'm also a bit of a Wave Race purist. As excited as I would be for a current-gen version, the idea of one kind of scares me a bit. Don't mess with perfection. I feel kinda silly saying that about a jet-ski racing game, but it really is a superb game. Check it out, if you haven't.