Weekend Confirmed Episode 16

By Garnett Lee, Jul 09, 2010 12:00pm PDT Everybody's been playing Crackdown 2 but from the sounds of it they won't be much longer. San Diego-based comic Christian Spicer adds his voice to the disappointment Garnett, Brian, and Jeff express over the sequel. But it fares better than Deadly Premonition did with Jeff. Not to worry, ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead and DeathSpank help Whatcha Been Playin finish strong. A trio of awesome strategy games perfect for a long summer's playcation fills out this week's Cannata-ford a New Game. Your comments on 3DS pricing and requiring a complete game one save to play White Knight Chronicles 2 kicks off the Warning before getting to topics like what makes an MMO good and the viability of an honor system difficulty mechanic in open world games. Brian brings it home in the Front Page with news including the announcement of Dragon Age 2, four DLC packs coming for Red Dead Redemption, E3 Game Critics Awards winners, and more.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 16 - 07/09/2010

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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: 00:30:37

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:31:39 End: 01:05:49

The Warning: Start: 01:06:53 End: 01:42:15

Music Break featuring Simon Jain's "Feels Like You": Start: 01:42:15 End: 01:45:42

The Front Page: Start: 01:45:42 End: 02:17:11

Music Break features Toronto talent Simon Jain's summer groove "Feels Like You". Beautiful vocals overlay an arrangement that speaks to what progressive house is all about. It's available now exclusively on the 44th & Filth label through Beatport and all other retailers including iTunes, Traxsource, Masterbeat, DJ Download, and Juno Download starting August 3. For more on Simon Jain keep up with him at the official Simon Jain site, Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace.

Big thanks to our guest Christian Spicer.

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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  • Great show, I'm glad Garnett is back to doing this with a good crew. I have a question and from what I can tell this is the only way to get it to you for an answer so here it goes:

    There are a bunch of great XBLA games coming out this summer but shooter fans seemed to have a lot to be happy about with Blacklight: Tango Down, Breach, and Monday Night Combat all coming within a month or so of each other. Blacklight is out but the demo did not turn into a purchase and I know that MNC is part of the Summer of Arcade promotion but is there any word from Atomic on when Breach will be released? There are no updates via facebook, twitter, or the game's official website. Just the vague 'early summer' release date which is quickly passing by.

    Also since it's not part of the SoA promotion do you think they would release it during one of those five weeks? I would think the only game that would be released during the promotion are the ones being advertised but I don't remember what was exactly released the past couple of SoA promotions to get a better idea if they release other games as well. My fear is that if they can't get out in the SoA then the earliest would be August 25th; several weeks after Blacklight, just a couple weeks after MNC, and only a few weeks before Reach is released. I can't imagine Atomic would be happy about that kind of timing. Any information would be very much appreciated.