Weekend Confirmed Episode 37

By Garnett Lee, Dec 03, 2010 12:00pm PST Fix yourself one last leftover turkey and stuffing sandwich and get ready for a great show. Epic Mickey and Gran Turismo 5 both arrived and headline this week's Whatcha' Been Playin? In the Warning Jeff's return to World of Warcraft gets things started and then it's on to your thoughts on having fun versus being competitive. Sales for Move and Kinect, a new squad-based shooter from Yakuza's creator, and the rest of the week's videogame news bring the show home in the Front Page.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 37 - 12/03/2010

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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: 00:30:08

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:31:12 End: 01:02:04

The Warning: Start: 01:02:56 End: 01:34:40

Music Break featuring "Let Me Put You at Ease": 01:34:40 End: 01:37:50

The Front Page: Start: 01:37:50 End: 02:08:37

NFL 'Tailgate': Start: 02:09:39 End: 02:18:23

Music Break this week features "Let Me Put You at Ease" by Jonathan Carter aka graphicnapkin. For more, check out his official site and follow him on Twitter.

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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  • So I just got through listening to the rest of the show, and I have to make a few points, or maybe ask for some clarification.

    I don't understand why it's relevant that the Move numbers included bundles, when the Kinect numbers also includes bundles? Further more, and this is just anecdotal, but the retail outlet I work at the sells only video games and shall not be named, received 8 stand alone 4GB 360s, compared to a massive 27 Kinect bundled units.

    Also, I don't understand the importance of "shipped" being a bad thing? Just for clarifications sake, it is very difficult for Sony to accurately gauge the sales of Move units across multiple sku's when there is no serial number being recorded at retail outlets, where as Kinect is scanned for the SN at every POS, and then that data can be filtered back to MS for warranty purposes (thus, giving them direct sales numbers). Brian was a bit smug as though Move is an utter failure, and I found it a bit disingenuous to say the least.

    Also, why the off the cuff bullshit about "mini-games" on move, yet again, Brian? Do you not play Geometry Wars? Rather, have no never played any iPhone game, XBLA game, PSN game, etc? They are ALL mini-games, at least for the most part. No story, no career, no blockbuster graphics. The depth comes only from the gameplay mechanics. I think there is an absolutely massive difference between generalizing something you refuse to even play outright, (minigames) and confusing that with shallow games (Carnival Games title four hundred). Even then, I don't really know why the type of games matter, when Move still overs far more variety and quantity of software at present than Kinect.

    In closing: Why would you even bring up Head Tracking in the GT5 segment if you don't even own Move or a PS Eye? It just seemed like more ammo you found somewhere to levee against GT5 and your new found love for Forza.

    Now that I'm done being a total ass...

    How about those damn Steelers! Wish our Offense could have pulled it together a little sooner, but none the less it was a really brutal game.

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