Weekend Confirmed Episode 38

By Garnett Lee, Dec 10, 2010 12:00pm PST Two hallmarks of the season come together this episode of Weekend Confirmed. Brian got hit full force with the flu this week and is out recouperating (get well soon buddy). But this time of year always brings people together and in that spirit, joining Garnett and Jeff this week are David Ellis and Billy Berghammer. A massive show ensues. All four have been playing Cataclysm and share their different experiences both with the early and high-level content. But this isn't Warcraft Confirmed and there's more Gran Turismo 5 talk and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood to round out Whatcha' Been Playin? Your insights on the future for Modern Warfare 3 lead the Warning, where the topic of whether our expectations have risen too high for games in general. Big time game announcements in advance of the VGAs anchor the news in the Front Page.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 38 - 12/10/2010

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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: 00:29:57

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:30:54 End: 01:06:03

The Warning: Start: 01:07:05 End: 01:41:47

Music Break featuring "Shake the Heartbreak" YUG: 01:41:47 End: 01:45:07

The Front Page: Start: 01:45:07 End: 02:24:42

NFL 'Tailgate': Start: 02:25:42 End: 02:34:02

Music Break this week features 44th and Filth artist YUG with "Shake the Heartbreak". It's a massive track with a serious beat, fantastic vocals, and a great drop. "Shake the Heartbreak" is available now in both the iTunes Store and from Beatport (please support the artists who generously let us feature their music each week if you like what you hear). Connect with more from YUG at his artist page and from all their artists at the 44th and Filth Facebook page.

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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  • Re: Epic Mickey and Any Other Titles Discussed

    Can you guys give full disclosure on how much of a game you've played or seen before/while commenting? And not just time but how many levels you've completed or percentage completed.

    I appreciate Brian admitted he only played the first three hours, but I'd like to know how far Jeff got on EM. I found myself agreeing with both Brian and Jeff in the first corridors and hours of the game where the camera is a real pain in the ass, but I feel bad that they didn't go farther, Jeff especially.

    I know Jeff has to keep cranking out games for TRS and WC, but Epic Mickey really does turn into the "Mickey Zelda" he was looking for and while it's easy to throw darts and call it Epic Fail Mickey, it's a title with a great deal of variety and over 15-20 hours of game play through some incredible environments and amazing boss battles that implement the thinner/paint mechanic in equal measure.
    What other game has ever allowed you to turn a boss good?!? And have him hug you after the battle?

    I feel bad for anyone listening to the show who might have been turned off the title, or any others, because they don't realize you guys don't finish these titles. Hell, it took Jeff forever to finish RDR and it's Garnett's to-do list for December after it's been picked as GOTY, so what chance does a title like Epic Mickey have to get a real investment of time.

    Also, I think it's fair for Jeff to admit that he's back into WOW and that's going to affect how much time he wants to commit to console titles. Was his desire to log back in affecting his enjoyment? Maybe not but sticking to it would have paid off big rewards. For Brian, I think it's wise he quit out, because I don't think it was every going to be the kind of game he likes. But Brian, the combat does get rougher once you get to the pirate stage. :)

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