Weekend Confirmed Episode 27

by Garnett Lee, Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm PDT

After a couple of far-flung weeks with shows from PAX and the International special, Garnett, Brian, and Jeff reunite in the studio, and just in time too because they've got a whole lot to cover. Whatcha' Been Playin? gets things started with some mopping up from TGS including The Third Birthday, Ni no Kuni, and a couple others. Valkyria Chronicles 2 and the upcoming 3 which was also at TGS get some love. And all three of the guys have tales of global conquest from late night Civ 5 sessions. The Warning poses the question of whether the quest to westernize has become a distraction to Japanese game development and, of course, your Gran Turismo 5 responses get their due. Lara's continuing co-op struggles, the apparent cancellation of Milo, and naturally some Halo:Reach news highlight the Front Page to wrap it all up.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 27 - 09/24/2010

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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: 00:34:27

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:35:53 End: 01:04:20

The Warning: Start: 01:05:30 End: 01:45:06

Music Break featuring Ongaku's "Good Times" Start: 01:45:06 End: 01:47:30

The Front Page: Start: 01:47:30 End: 02:23:31

Music Break this week features Ongaku ("music" in Japanese) from Lisbon, Portugal, with the track "Good Times". Influenced by Yellow Magic Orchestra, disco, heavy funk, and synths, he's currently focused on making some tracks and finishing a degree in animation. For more check out Ongaku on MySpace or Soundcloud.

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.


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  • Love the show and the enthusiasm the three of you bring weekly to the podcast.

    I didn't see anyone bring this up so I thought I would to see what your thoughts and the communities would be.

    This last episode I heard throughout the podcast sneering remarks about the PS3 and it's fans. Things like 'We would only play the 360 version, not PS3' and 'we don't play PS3 games.' These things were said in a sarcastic way, yes it was obvious, but why say it at all in such an inside joke sort of way? If you listen to the Joystiq, Rebel FM or a few Podcast from 1up you have heard this over and over again.

    I feel you three are better than that and shouldn't go down that road. I can only speak for myself, but as a PS3 fan who appreciates all consoles and PC games, I find it frustrating that a few web trolls bring out such a negative energy on the podcast. I would have thought if you guys had an issue with trolls, you might have a segment on the show talking about that, instead of letting the trolls win by bringing it up in such a destructive way.
    I'm just ranting because it's such a downer on the Joystiq and Rebel FM podcast when they spend a few minutes of every episode lumping all PS3 fans into one group of trolls. Please don't do that.
    Then again, I'm just one guy who likes listening to people talk about games, what do I know?

    Keep up the great work and thanks for putting in extra time to do the show every week.