Weekend Confirmed Episode 20

By Garnett Lee, Aug 06, 2010 12:00pm PDT It's anything but a lazy midsummer's show as a Whatcha' Been Playin? packed with heavy-hitters including Civilization 5, Starcraft 2, and Madden 11 gets Garnett, Brian, and Jeff off to rocking start. There's so much in there that Cannata-ford a New Game spills over to the third segment before giving way to the Warning. Your thoughts on why developers try and compete with the likes of Halo and Modern Warfare for multiplayer shooters starts the conversation which also includes choosing the right place to sit when gaming, and a brief look at the issues raised this week on Gamasutra concerning whether focus testing resulted in Activision abandoning female action heroes. News from EA's investor reports hits the Front Page along with one of our favorite games, Torchlight, getting the sequel we all hoped for announced.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 20 - 08/06/2010

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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: 00:31:37

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:32:50 End: 01:01:40

The Warning: Start: 01:02:48 End: 01:38:25

Music Break "Weather the Storm" by Verbal: Start: 01:38:25 End: 01:41:26

The Front Page: Start: 01:41:26 End: 02:13:39

Music Break this week comes from Montreal-based hip hop artist Verbal. The featured track "Weather the Storm" is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, and Limewire stores. For more from verbal and the Northern Lights (NL5) hip hop collective check out the NL5 MySpace page.

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.

Jeff can also be seen on The Totally Rad Show. New episodes come out weekly on Tuesday.

Our Official Facebook Weekend Confirmed Page is coming along now so add us to your Facebook routine. We'll be keeping you up with the latest on the show there as well.

Weekend Confirmed will be taping live at PAX! Hope you can join us Saturday, Sep 4 at 2pm in the Serpent Theatre.

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  • I love the way new podcasts (especially a Garnett Lee special... of which their have been quite a few already) slowly evolve and grow up over time. When you guys sat down for that first episode it was cool to be hearing a Garnett lead Shacknews podcast... it was good and I enjoyed it... but it was a little bit awkward and in the end you were just some dudes talking into a microphone about games (and honestly it just made me miss 1up Yours all the more). BUT (that's a big but) over time I can tell that you guys are getting to know eachother better (in a.. you know.. non-sexual way I hope) and are forming a more casual rapport . As the episodes pile up, the three core members seem to be getting used to podcasting together, you have your little inside jokes and musical lead-ins... it all comes together and becomes it's own thing. I feel that after about 20 episodes this Shack-spawned mutant podcast baby has matured to a level where it has grown some teeth and a few slimy tentacles and stands on it's own six feet in the video game landscape of weekly audio outspewings. I guess what I'm trying to say is... good show guys. I'm really enjoying it and look forward to it every week.

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    • I was just listening to this episode in the car and thinking the same thing. It was great to have Garnett back doing a podcast, but it did seem like all the guys were still feeling each other out and getting used to the new set up. Now, instead of them just having to sit down and do it every week, it has it's own moment and following. I can't wait to hear more, though, bringing up 1UP Yours, I do wish there was a regular fourth. Something just seems better with four, but maybe that just comes from years of playing Halo multiplayer.