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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  • Epic Mickey's concept sounded great, but the gameplay looks like it falls terribly flat by being overly simple and generally uninteresting. What a shame, considering the potential it had at first.

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    • When I first heard about the 'exploring the Disney/Mickey Mouse history' concept that they were using for this game, my first thought was 'So the're going to remake Mickey Mania because it sure sound like they are'. That is not a bad thing per say, but Mickey Mania didn't exactly give Super Mario World a run for it's money when it came to excellent platforming (especially since the SNES version still had the Sega CD loading screens, something that I had never experienced before back then).

      The problem with Epic Mickey's reception is I think more to do with the fact that people were expecting too much because the name Warren Specter is attached to it. No disrespect to mr. Specter (I actually met him this year at GDC Europe, cool guy) but attaching unrealistic high standards to Epic Mickey because of this makes it even more unfair when the same people then feel like they were betrayed by their best friend.

      I own Epic Mickey and i have played it substantially to at least be able to agree with the faulty camera controls. It makes me wish the pointer was in charge of that aspect. Unfortunately the pointer functionality is not a responsive. I will agree to Jeff and Brian's complaint about how it's can be downright impossible to aim lower than Mickey's waist and only blast paint of thinner at his own shins (and act by the ways should end up with Mickey turning into a pile of goo when preformed with thinner). those are the most frustrating things about the game I (I ans in me, myself and I), but it didn't stop me from enjoying the overall experience.

      For those that couldn't follow what the story was about early on, well... I don't know much to say other than that it was discussed by Warren Specter in the oodles of interviews that he was in to the point that you could consider it spoiler-rific.
      I guess that someone that doesn't read video game news, they would have to rely on the game itself. It's not that hard to follow.

      The best thing about this game is the cutscenes. The Mary Blair-style is timeless and has so much character that during sad parts I actually felt sad for the wastelanders.