Weekend Confirmed Episode 13

By Garnett Lee, Jun 18, 2010 3:00pm PDT E3 2010 goes into the books with a deluge of games and we dive right into the deep end of them. Shacknews's own Chris Faylor joins Garnett, Brian, and Jeff to share their experiences with XCOM, Portal 2, Bulletstorm, Child of Eden, Journey, PixelJunk Shooter 2, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, LittleBIGPlanet 2, the Witcher 2, and more. N'Gai Croal also takes a turn on the microphone to examine the big trends of 3D gaming and motion control seen at the show. With far more than fits in one show this show ends with a "to be continued" next week. Along with more games we'll also share your responses to E3 and the games so come by Shacknews for the official show thread to join the conversation.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 13 - 06/18/2010

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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 at E3: Start: 00:00:00 End: 00:34:31

Whatcha' Been Playin at E3 Part 2: Start: 00:36:03 End: 01:10:36

Whatcha' Been Playin at E3 Part 3: Start: 01:11:42 End: 01:39:56

Music Break featuring X2 with "Ready Set Go": Start: 01:39:56 End: 01:42:44

The Front Page: Start: 01:42:44 End: 02:24:30

Music Break features X Two, an upcoming rapper from North Carolina, Crowned the King of High Point after winning an extensive 2 month battle hosted by 102 Jamz in North Carolina. That won him a chance to fly out to California and record where he meet Victor Newman, Owner/CEO of Win Win Global, who saw he had great talent and made him the first artist of his label. Follow them on twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. Check out the video for "Ready Set Go" on YouTube

ShackNews has teamed up with Razer to give away a Naga, the ultimate MMO gaming mouse, to one lucky Weekend Confirmed listener this week. Simply post a comment (Shacknews.com account required) in the comments section of this news story. A winner will be selected at random from the comments. Only your first comment will count as an entry. Multiple comments do nothing to increase your chances of winning.

Entries will be accepted until 6/22/2010 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be selected and notified on 6/23/2010 by Shackmessage.

This giveaway is open only to residents of the United States (not including Puerto Rico).

Special thanks to our guests Chris Faylor and N'Gai Croal.

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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  • Provided that Microsoft can calibrate Kinect for seated players, do you ever see a future where it could be used to enhance a "hardcore" experience? I'm thinking like a 3rd person spy game where you come up to a keypad or something you need to enter a code into, HQ tells you the code (via your headset if you're wearing it, because we're going for super immersive) and the screen becomes a large keypad that you can punch the code in on via Kinect. Could a game like that exist or would it be unfeasible because the game would have to optionally support Kinect (for fear of loosing sales of people who are too hardcore to own Kinect) thereby not making it economical to develop such optional features.