Weekend Confirmed Episode 29

By Garnett Lee, Oct 08, 2010 12:00pm PDT It's been a while since we had a guest so we figured it would be fun to have EGMi's Patrick Klepek join Garnett, Brian, and Jeff for this week's show. There's certainly plenty for them to talk about with games like Enslaved, Rock Band 3, Def Jam Rap Star, Gears of War 3, and more in Whatcha Been Playin? Your comments on everything from Halo: Reach's story to how you invest in a game's character open the Warning and then the conversation turns to whether games need the threat of failure to be fun. There's also a preview of Indiecade happening this weekend in Los Angeles before moving on to news in the Front Page. This week's top stories include Panasonic's new "Jungle" handheld, resurrected rumors of a Halo movie, and word of new Marvel superhero games.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 29 - 10/08/2010

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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: 00:34:52

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:35:56 End: 01:11:27

The Warning: Start: 01:12:40 End: 01:51:04

Music Break featuring "Infinite" by Bambu featuring Chase produced by Anon: 01:51:04 End: 01:53:23

The Front Page: Start: 01:53:23 End: 02:28:58

NFL Pick Three: Start: 02:30:00 End: 02:38:36

Music Break this week features the producer Anon and the track he produced for Bambu, "Infinite" featuring Chase. Domonic Dunlap, better known as Anon (short for Anonymous), is an L.A based music producer mostly known for his contributions to L.A. Based hip hop artist Bambu's last two solo albums (I Scream Bars for the Children, Papercuts). Known for his versatility in production, he tends to blend, soul sampling with electronic 80's inspired synths, classical, and world music.In addition to his unique production style, he separates himself from other producers by sporting a variety of masks keeping his identity secretive, hence the name "Anon". Through his production company, SpellBound Productions and his indie label 5ifth Phase Entertainment he plans on Evolving the game, and representing that breath of fresh air the industry has been missing. Catch Anon on Myspace, Reverbnation, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Our guest Patrick Klepek is senior editor of EGMi. Their current cover story features an in-depth look at pro mode in Rock Band 3

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. They've gone daily so there's a new segment to watch every day of the week!

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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  • Hey guys, for some reason there seems to be a lack of focus on the Cannataford section recently (starting with Brian's 'Save your money' plea :P) so I thought I'd throw one out there in case you wanted to check it out and mention it on the show. Brian, if you cba to find a game, just read this out.

    I'd highly recommend people download 'The Shivah', an indie PC point-n-click adventure game from Dave Gilbert, WadjetEyeGames. At a time when you bemoan and cry out about the state of stories and dialogue in video games, 'The Shivah' completely re instils faith that games can have great narratives. I'd hate to spoil any plot points, but you play a Rabbi who tries to solve a murder.

    It truly is a fantastic game; the characters are believable, remarkably well-written; the setting is brilliant, both real and completely alien (at least, to me, as a non Jew); and it treats you like a true adult. I've often posted questions here asking 'What makes a mature game?' I honestly believe 'The Shivah' falls into that category. The puzzles are clever and really give you that sense of "HOLY SHIT YES I FIGURED IT OUT I AM A GOD!"

    So yeah, it's only $5 over at the official website. http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/shivah.html

    PS: It is very, very short, but the quality is highly recommendable. It's like $5 guys. Come on.

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