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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  • I’ve been in college for about 6 months now, and to be honest I rarely get to follow games media anymore. When it comes down to it I would rather use the small amount of time I have free playing games rather than reading about them. At my job I get to listen to podcasts, so I usually listen to people talk about games more than play them, which does keep me pretty current. All of your shows in particular Garnet have kept me up to date over the years, as well as your show Jeff (TRS). Sorry Brian, I don’t think you have other shows.

    Jeff is right, about how most guys play games when their girls go to bed. My girlfriend and I live in a very small one room apartment, where the bed is in the same room as my games and I rarely get to play even when she is asleep, she doesn’t really mind, but I think the clicking of the analog sticks alone keeps her up. Though I did experience something remarkable after Halo Reach came out, my girlfriend would actually request that I play it so that she could go to sleep. She said it was the most “droning, mindless, repetitive sound” she has ever heard. I don’t get why it puts her to sleep so fast, I can be engaged in a huge firefight with the covenant and she will be dead asleep. She is generally accepting about my gaming hobby but doesn’t like for me to do it when she is around, which is hard when we live in such a small place. She thinks it is “stupid” but not for the same reasons as most girls probably. She’s very anti consumerism and only things that are scholarly really draw her attention. She thinks that videogames are too much of an escape for today’s “man babies” and that it’s stupid for most people who live paycheck to paycheck to waste such a massive amount of money on escapism. She would rather me read a book than play games, basically, though we do play a few games together, like Mario Kart, and Beatles Rockband. My question to you guys is, have you dated women who were less than excepting of your gaming hobby? Do you think those types of relationships usually work out?

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