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 playing a lot of Halo Reach, and lately it's really been giving the urge to revisit and replay Shadowrun. I loved Shadowrun more than most. No regrets paying $60 for it, cause I LOVED that chess match of one team matching abilities and races against the other.

    The similarities are obvious and incredibly reasonable when you consider that talent from FASA worked on Reach. The armor abilities in Reach are basically just reworked magic and tech abilities from Shadowrun, and the aiming system in Reach uses a refined version of the bloom system from Shadowrun.

    So Halo Reach really is something of a spiritual successor to Shadowrun, as well as an evolution of the Halo franchise with it's defining shoot/melee/grenade core, regenerating health, and infanty/vehicle interplay.

    Anyway, I really felt an urge to go back and play Shadowrun, just to appreciate where the systems in Halo Reach were drawn from. Shadowrun was a really under-appreciated game, and I know there's a bunch of legal and brand reasons for not bringing it up, but I wish there was some way to spread the word to more people that 'if you like Halo Reach' you should check out Shadowrun.' Because I bet it would blow their minds that this overlooked game influenced one of the biggest franchises in gaming.

    Can you think of any games you loved, only to realize there were older games you missed that heavily inspired them?

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