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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  • not the thought ill be blogging about, but a thought non the less

    With all this talk of the female/male protagonist argument, i stepped back for a second trying to think of somthing to add and i ask, just how important is a protagonist?
    I adored playing turok on my gamecube, awsome guns, graphics and mechanics its a game id love to go back and play again but i cant for the life of me remember anything about the protagonist. Another example would be ninja gaiden2 im aware it has a decent story and that ryu isnt completely cardboard but i was too busy cutting up stuff to care about what he thinks. I spose at the other end of the spectrum there are games like alan wake where having a deep protagonist and all around great cast really carries the game along.
    best opposites i can think of would be assassins creed against assassins creed 2, loved both games about the same, but one protagonist was great to follow the story together with and the other seemed to be a guy who was just walking the same way as you

    starting to wonder if not caring about any of the cast affected my view of FFXIII cause i really didnt care about what was going to happen to any of them, exept for hope
    god i wanted hope to die