Weekend Confirmed Episode 35

By Garnett Lee, Nov 19, 2010 12:20pm PST

Thanksgiving might be a week away but the new release feast is in full swing. After a couple of quick follow ups to last week's Black Ops coverage, Garnett, Brian, and Jeff serve up Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, 007: Blood Stone, and Donkey Kong Country Returns as the main dishes in Whatcha' Been Playin? The reactionary commentary of ESPN's 1st and Ten cast in response to Kobe's appearance in the Black Ops ads starts off the Warning. Your thoughts on shooter fatigue, urgency without a ticking clock, and more take the conversation right up to the Front Page. October's NPD sales numbers and Bizarre Creation's uncertain future headline a full slate of news.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 35 - 11/19/2010

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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: 00:31:07

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:32:10 End: 01:03:58

The Warning: Start: 01:05:08 End: 01:37:16

Music Break featuring "Never Get 2 See U Again": 01:37:16 End: 01:40:30

The Front Page: Start: 01:40:30 End: 02:11:14

NFL 'Tailgate': Start: 02:12:15 End: 02:20:42

Music Break this week features "Never Get 2 See U Again" by Beta. Chris Contreras aka Beta is an emcee and aspiring filmmaker hailing from Southern California. The Hip Hop culture and movies have made a huge impact in his life, and to his work. Beta is also an avid gamer. "Never Get 2 See U Again" is a collaboration between Beta and his brother Brandon Menace (who is currently in the military stationed in Japan). He has known and worked with Tak/Ribkat from the acclaimed groups Fort Minor and Styles of Beyond, for many years. For more from Beta, keep up with him on Soundcloud, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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.

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  • First, fantastic show guys. I complained about last week's episode being too much Black Ops and I've been so happy with all the different games you've touched upon this week.

    I really hope you'll get back to RDR as Jeff suggested because no one I know has finished the game, and I'd love to hear what Jeff's thoughts were.

    One complaint...

    Garnett, it's a bit of the old pot calling the kettle black for you to criticize the ESPN guys for criticizing Kobe's involvement in the ad and their alleged ignorance of the topic when you so cavalierly disregarded Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood earlier in the show for having the real estate system and then throwing Fable 3 under the bus again for good measure for also having real estate once you are crowned.

    You admit you disliked AC1 and then confess to never having played AC2 but then criticize another title you haven't played, AC:B, for implementing a real estate system that in your ignorant opinion has no place in the game.

    If you had played AC2, you would realize that your character inherits an estate, so again, he is nobility and a landlord, and it is perfectly natural for him to sell and acquire properties as part of the realistic nature of the game. In a nutshell, THE DEVELOPERS WERE RIGHT TO INCLUDE IT IN BOTH GAMES BECAUSE IT RINGS TRUE TO THE HISTORY AND THEIR VISION.

    I even pointed this out a few weeks ago regarding Fable 3 on the boards of your own show---which really doesn't have that many comments and was near the top of the page---about royalty owning land and being referred to as landlords. The show is Weekend Confirmed, so I imagine you'd read the boards of your own show.

    I get that you are not an expert on history, but how about phrasing your remarks like this in the future?

    "So I hear AC:B has real estate purchases like Fable 3, which rings false to me because I wouldn't expect that in these titles. Does it makes sense to you, Jeff or Brian, in this game world? Well, I guess I'll have to hold comment on that until I've played AC2 or perhaps that's an aspect of the history or world I don't understand."

    Kudos to Brian for being the voice of reason and saying that it's just people of different worlds speaking their mind and out of turn on topics they are largely ignorant of, so the only reason I brought this up is so you can get off your high horse, Garnett, and admit you are guilty of the same thing you condemn.