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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  • You guys have once again done another great show. I have two things I was wondering about. First off I have heard some things on a couple of the other podcasts, and articles I listen to or have read, that point toward Alpha Protocol being pretty good because of how much you can affect the outcome based on your actions, and that even with only a mediocre at best shooting system, the fact that it has such depth gives it much better appeal. It is not Mass Effect and should not technically be compared to it since it is much more RPG than what they have done recently with that series. At least this is what those articles go on to say. Just wondered if you guys had any feeling about it based on it being more deeply pointed to an RPG.
    The other thing I wondered is if E3 had anything new about WoW, or Diablo 3. And also I was hoping, since my main gaming is currently done on PC, if you might touch on this platform at least slightly more often. I know it may not be as sexy as consoles, but with the 10+million in WoW and the ?25+million on steam alone that makes for a pretty sizable market share.
    Oh and one more thing, I had heard something about a new Kid Icarus being shown, but almost no one has covered it for more than 3 seconds. Given that a number of podcasts, and gamers have speculated/yearned for this for years I am surprised it has not garnered more buzz. Thanks for the great work by all once again.