Weekend Confirmed Episode 32

BOOM widget 126374 Videogame consultant and columnist N'Gai Croal joins Garnett, Brian, and Jeff on the show this week. Heavy-hitters like Star Wars Force Unleashed 2 and Fable 3 step to the plate in Whatcha' Been Playin? along with hands-on reports from Blizzcon on Diablo 3 and the upcoming custom StarCraft 2 maps. A quick consideration of whether game design stagnates at times by falling in to habits leads off the Warning which moves on to topics including whether derivative design is inherently bad and why we care so much about achievements. And wrapping it up in the Front Page are details on the relaunch of the Games for Windows Marketplace, Zenimax beefing up its development resources with the addition of Shinji Mikami's new Tango Gameworks studio, and more.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 32 - 10/29/2010

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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: 00:31:12

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:32:16 End: 01:06:30

The Warning: Start: 01:07:40 End: 01:44:34

Music Break featuring "El Cuerno": 01:44:34 End: 01:47:48

The Front Page: Start: 01:47:48 End: 02:16:09

NFL Pick Three: Start: 02:18:09 End: 02:26:30

Music Break this week features "El Cuerno" by 44th & Filth co-founder Andy Reid. Latin percussion lays a strong foundation for the track but it's the wicked horn line that really makes it possible to not get moving to. This brand new track is available now in the iTunes Music Store and on Beatport. On Facebook you can connect with both 44th & Filth and Andy Reid.

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest single, Small Town Hero on iTunes. Check out more, including the Super Mega Worm mix and other mash-ups on his ReverbNation page or 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.