Weekend Confirmed Episode 44

By Garnett Lee, Jan 21, 2011 12:00pm PST Garnett took a quick trip earlier this week to New York for Nintendo's big press event unveiling the 3DS. Along with the pricing and launch info, he returns with detailed impressions of the upcoming hardware and hands-on impressions of several of the games. Jeff, Billy, and special guest Ryan Payton also get in plenty of questions, but there's more to the show than just the 3DS. Fluidity, LittleBIGPlanet 2, and 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors round out Whatcha' Been Playin? The Warning starts with what may become a regular feature of talking about favorite game endings before moving on to some excellent questions Ryan brought. And in the Front Page, December and Year-end sales figures for 2010 lead a full slate of news that concludes with a few thoughts on EA's ill-conceived "Your mom hates this game" marketing campaign for Dead Space 2.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 44 - 01/21/2011

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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: 00:31:44

Whatcha' Been Playin? and Cannata-ford: 00:32:48 End: 01:05:05

The Warning: 01:06:12 End: 01:37:32

Featured Music "1 Way Ticket" by Beat Bullys: 01:37:32 End: 01:41:00

The Front Page: Start: 01:41:00 End: 02:16:42

Tailgate Playoffs Wild Card Special: Start: 02:17:42 End: 02:30:09

The Featured Music segment presents "1 Way Ticket" by The Beat Bullys. They are a hip hop rap group based in Southern Califorina. Members BNews, Kree & Osama Bin Rappin were brought together creatively by Long Beach Native & Member of LBC Crew, Bad Azz! Their Debut Album, "Bully Music" is set to be released this year on up and coming Indie Label, Provocative Ent. "1way Ticket" is their newest single Produced by Prophit. Check out their Introduction Video on Youtube "Dedication" and follow on Twitter: BNews83 and itsjustkree

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!

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  • Hey Garnett I saw your tweet stating, "Crysis 2 multiplayer demo leaves me with new doubts about the game--framerate, control response, melee/weapon balance, directional sound". Now I have no doubt that this might be ironed out at release I couldn't help but think of Unreal Tournament 3.

    At a glance, there are about 317 people playing UT3 per day according to Xfire. It has less users playing then UT2004, American Army 3, Freecell, Battlefield 1942, and SWAT 4. In contrast, Crysis and Crysis Warhead has barely 1,000 users per day. To be noted, Xfire has a user base of 17 million.

    In my personal opinion, any time a game engine developer branches out to console development, the flagship title (typically named after that engine) tanks. Valve seems to have built a solid foundation buy building on its engine and keeping the priorities "PC first, then console". Much like Epic, I feel Crytek is rushing there "flagship" title to cash in on a console market thereby potentially weakening the strength of the franchise should sales be anything but stellar.

    As an example, play a round of "word association" . For instance I feel that:

    iD is "Doomed" (should Rage fail and not produce any interest in product or engine)
    Dice is "Indestructible" (as of late by putting out two hit titles back to back and working on MoH making Frostbite an attractive product and saving BFBC as a testing ground for the flagship title BF3)
    NaturalMotion is "Bordering" (on greatness if it wasn't for Backbreaker and Star Wars the FU huh... poetic)
    Source is "wily" (because every time people say its dated, it gets a nice polished updated look.)

    If Crysis 2 delivers and has legs, it would be nice to see Crytek progress and other adopt there product. An Alan Wake sequel with Crytek behind the engine would be a nice treat. Sadly I can't really think of Epic since the games using UE3 far outshine the engine itself.

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