Weekend Confirmed Episode 14

By Garnett Lee, Jun 25, 2010 12:00pm PDT Part two of our massive E3 2010 wrap up picks up where last week left off with a plethora of games that would satisfy even El Guapo. So naturally it begins with guns, and lots of them in what we're dubbing E3 shooterpalooza. Headliners for the segment include Rage, Halo: Reach, Bulletstorm, Brink, Deus Ex, Gears of War 3, FEAR 3, and more. But it's not all bullet-time either; once the clip is empty it's on to Epic Mickey, Mortal Kombat, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, True Crime, Dead Space 2, and more. Plus we've got your response to our love for Rock Band and what to do with motion controls. We're getting back to the regular flow next week so be sure to come by Shacknews and get in the show thread.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 14 - 06/25/2010

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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: 00:34:26

Whatcha' Been Playin at E3 Part 2: Start: 00:35:54 End: 01:04:35

Whatcha' Been Playin at E3 Part 3: Start: 01:05:41 End: 01:29:34

Music Break featuring Elspeth with "24 Hour Paramedics": Start: 01:29:34 End: 01:32:21

Whatcha' Been Playin at E3 Part 4: Start: 01:32:21 End: 02:11:15

Music Break features Elspeth, a five piece indie rock band from Belfast, Ireland. Formed in March 2009, they have a number of their songs avaiable for free download on soundcloud. They are due to release a double A Side single on the 16th of August 2010. Keep up with Elspeth on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.

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 6/29/2010 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be selected and notified on 6/30/2010 by Shackmessage.

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

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.

We've also started an Official Facebook Weekend Confirmed Page. It's a work in progress but go ahead and hop in. We'll be keeping you up with the latest on the show there as well.

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  • I am curious as to if you guys actually belove that Nintendo is going to release a Wii HD, I am staring to think they are going to sort of jump the HD generation and go strait for a Wii3D that would allow connectivity with the 3DS, but they are waiting to do it to see how well the 3DS sells first. They don't want to release a new VirtualBoy.
    Also, I was curious as to why the developers won't have a game on Knect, Move, or possibly the Wii, that is like you are describing when you describe the Harry Potter/Scourer Game. Where you have to move your hands to cast spells, and then say the magic words. The Knect has a built in microphone, so you would just have to hold a stick (or a 'back massager"), the EyeToy has a built in microphone and you already are holding your wand, and the Wii has Wii speak (and if you need it motion+). Mind you the Wii has processing issues, but the others should be able to be used.

    P.s. I am new listener, but am going though the back log since I love your commentary Garnett and ability to play devil's advocate. i never really went to the shacknews.com before, but I found out you had a new podcast and had to come for a visit at the very least.


  • Another great podcast guys... thanks for bringing the whimsy once again.

    When Brian was talking about force feedback, all I could think about was the Power Glove. I wonder if current technology would allow something like that to built that would give the type of feeling that it seems like he wants. Like pressure on the top of your fingers when hitting something, or a squeezing feeling if you were gripping a hand. I'd be willing to put on some gloves when playing Kinect or Move if it gave me that type of force feedback.



  • One of the best facets of Weekend Confirmed is the difference of opinion that is prevalent on every week's episode. Cannata has a love of a lot of games that many others don't... but he speaks passionately about them and is never afraid to verbalize that opinion. Leahy reminds me of a few of myself and many of my old friends, as he consistently will fight to the death for what he likes but is tough to impress in many cases, but never just a "That game sucks" with nothing to back it up. Garnett as a host is just fantastic... not only is he knowledgeable, he puts forth strong and informed positions on a genre that he can't get enough of every day. It seems (at least to me) that on a number of other gaming podcasts, there is a little too much group think going on. Here we get three guys (and sometimes a solid guest) who have and share their opinions in a fearless manner. It's an easy listen but one that usually provides some items to think about after the fellas go "ghost" for another week. WC and Bombcast to me at this point are so far beyond everybody else, both on content and FOCUS (so many are off topic yuk fests now) -- they have set the bar, then leaped it, then grabbed it and placed it a few feet higher. As always, excellent work.



  • Ok, this isnt so much a comment about the show (which was awesome as always. but more of a message to Garnett. here goes

    DUDE I JUST GOT TECH ROMANCER FOR DREAMCAST SATURDAY!!!!!! oh man it soooooooo much fun, if kinda hard at times. i havent played as all the mechs yet (i think the only one i havent tried is Dixen the Gundam-like), but i can already tell you my fave, at least in terms of comic value is Diana 17.

    Everytime she opens her mouth talking about defending Peace and Love with her beauty like shes some kind of Power Ranger (which i guess she is) i cant help but laugh. I know you had lots of fun with this game back in the day (most of the time you talk of fun and fighting games you at least name drop it), so yeah its STILL damn good like you remember it. also gotta love them VMU games!



  • I enjoy the podcast and its one of the first ones I listen to on my two hour commute to work on the weekends. I just want to say thanks for all you guys do! I think E3 for me has always been about getting excited for new ips and now its about sequels. Which is fine but I remember first hearing about Kingdom Hearts and I was blown away. After they announced sequels, I never got excited as I once was. Oh well. I'm disappointed in the news about the Medal of Honor Beta but then again its just a Beta. Hopefully they figure shit out.

    I think about this podcast as rock paper scissors. Brian is the rock (stable) jeff is the paper (he smothers a topic with lover since he's a lover not a fighter) and Garnett is the scissors (he cuts through hyperbole and gets down to the nitty gritty)

    All three combine for a epic game that comes around once a week.

    Keep it up guys!