Weekend Confirmed Episode 10

By Garnett Lee, May 28, 2010 12:00pm PDT Killzone 3 had its first showing and Garnett got to play it along with this week's guest, former 1UP Yours man on the wheels of steel Andrew Pfister from G4TV.com. Brian continues to love Red Dead Redemption while Jeff spent his week with Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands and that's only part of what's in Whatcha' Been Playin? Something new has been added before the Warning in the third segment with audience comments from last week's show. Up this time, response to the discussion of maturity in games. Brian wraps the show up on a roll with a Front Page filled with everything from the departure of two big Microsoft Entertainment division execs to rumors of a $149 price for the Xbox 360 motion sensing add-on, Natal.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 10 - 05/28/2010

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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: 00:32:22

Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:33:26 End: 01:03:25

The Warning: Start: 01:04:29 End: 01:44:52

Music Break featuring Haunted Shores with "Prelude Bombfare": Start: 01:44:52 End: 01:47:49

The Front Page: Start: 01:47:49 End: 02:15:36

Music Break features Haunted Shores, a Washington D.C.-based trio composed of Mark Holcomb, Misha Mansoor, and Chris Barretto. You can catch them on MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube. They just put out a brand new split EP w/ the UK band Cyclamen called "Haunted Shores/Cyclamen", which you can order from iTunes/Amazon or the official Haunted Shores store.

Special thanks to our guest, Andrew Pfister. Catch up with him at G4TV.com.

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.

Watch Jeff on The Totally Rad Show. New episodes come out weekly on Tuesday.

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  • Still have about forty-five mins to endeavor through... but I must say, totally agree with Garnett and Brian on 3D. I couldn't care less about that technology being inputted into gaming. I would much prefer to see more focus on story, character development, existing graphical improvements, and more fully featured behemoths rather than a tech that is 1. totally unproven and 2. going to be way too expensive for the vast majority of families and gamers to experience.

    There is a definite reason why we still play 2D side scrolling classics and enjoy so much retro stuff... it's timeless. A gimmick... isn't. To this day, every time I ponder 3D in ye ole' noggin, I always think of the idiot who wore the 3D glasses who ran with teenage "You know you want it... and you want me to give it to you" Biff Tannen in 1955. I know those glasses are now a thing of the past, but the manure scene and the "lousy henchman" in the terrible specs will never exit my brain completely. Just give me well-made product that lives up to the promises it makes.

    What will be the absolute worst will be the inevitable slew of games that are put out simply for 3D purposes and literally suck donkey balls... shovelware will be taken to another level. Majesco, I'm looking in your general direction. I'm sure the "Imagine" people are working overtime on something for 3D, but all I keep imagining... is playing solid gaming experiences, of which 2010 has presented an absurd level in its first six months.

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