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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  • Hey guys great show, i used to listed to the 1up podcast and now i'm hooked on this show- Garnett FTW!.

    I had a couple of comments and a would be question.

    You guys discussed why we have escort missions, my take on it is that most films in the past have had the hero of the film save the heroine by protecting her. I feel escort missions are an adaptation of the exact same thing. They are mad to make the player feel like the hero and games try to create that same emotion. Whether they have been successful is another thing.

    I also had a question, you guys mentioned console technology being the plateau for games and the fact that home computers are going to be used for more bite size games.

    Given technology such as On-Live is coming and maybe be successful, this may remove the technology barriers that each generation of consoles currently has. Assuming that cloud servers are going to constantly be updated, will this not mean that future blockbuster games, start to cost more in assets and development time and therefore carry a much higher risk of failure and therefore defeat the purpose of developers supporting services such as On-Live.

    Keep up the great informative and well discussed show.

    xbox GT: Psyhco Ninja