Weekend Confirmed Episode 46

By Garnett Lee, Feb 04, 2011 12:00pm PST Good friend of the show Christian Spicer joins Garnett, Jeff, and Jeff this week. They've been playing a number of games, filling Whatcha' Been Playin? with Magicka, the Witcher, a new run through Halo: Reach and Red Dead Redemption, a report from Namco's 2011 preview event, and more. Your conversations about last week's announcement of the Sony NGP get things started in the Warning, which continues through to some of our "happiness" games. And in the news, more on the post-launch features planned for the 3DS and cloud computing for PS3 and Steam headline the Front Page.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 46 - 02/04/2011

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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: 00:30:35

Whatcha' Been Playin? and Cannata-ford: 00:31:41 End: 01:03:40

The Warning: 01:04:45 End: 01:35:10

Featured Music "I Think of Me Too" by Hello Ninja: 01:35:10 End: 01:38:32

The Front Page: Start: 01:38:32 End: 02:12:40

Tailgate-Super Bowl Edition: Start: 02:13:41 End: 02:23:33

Hello Ninja is a Boston-based rock revival band. The band features the talents of Cat Basile on vocals, Will Deeks on lead guitar, and Tim Thompson & Anthony Geehan providing the band's rhythm section. Hello Ninja will be touring the Northeast from February 5-12, making stops in Worcester, MA, Providence, RI, New London, CT, Brooklyn, New York, Albany, New York, and finishing in Somerville, MA. You can find out more info on their upcoming tour & hear their new EP on the Hello Ninja official site, MySpace, or The Hello Ninja bandcamp 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!

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  • On the NGP; its funny to mention it being a pain to get music or video on it when I've found the iPod to be horrible for that. I got an iPod touch to use as a PDA recently...and getting music on the thing requires so many more steps than my simple easy to use Archos 504...I just plug that thing in...hit a button to tell it to work as a USB Hard Drive...coppy my music files over into the directory structure I use to keep them organized on the thing as though it were a thumb drive...yank the cable out and my player scans the newly copied files and I'm done. Then I have the added benefit of being able to browse my music in the file structure I've created so I can minimize the number of button presses to get to what I want (I've got things organized so that I generally don't have to look at the player...I know how many steps I need to take to get to what I want based on genre, sub-genre, artist, and album).

    I don't like having to fool with iTunes or workarounds to avoid iTunes...remember when Apple was all about "it just works"...well having to install a piece of software and having to deal with its damned baggage isn't working. I don't need to sync my music automatically...that takes forever and its a pain in the ass when all I want to do is copy a single album or song over before I jump in my car and drive to work.

    If Apple or Sony can give me a player that works like that and has ~160GB of storage then that will likely be my next music player.

    On the topic of screen size, I think Crispin made a perfectly good point about distance. I use a 22" FD Trinitron CRT on my PC...and I love the thing...I'm sitting hardly more than a foot away from the beast and its every bit as good as a huge plasma...AND its has an amazing picture quality. I'll admit that I'm a crazy CRT guy who refuses to move to LCDs for my PC until I absolutely have to (my CRT has a better picture quality than most LCDs and I don't have to deal with native resolutions)...but thats not really my point. My point is that most people mentioning their big screen setups as a reason they wouldn't play on a portable are missing the fact that they sit very far away from said big screens...so its not nearly a significant an issue as it might seem at first glance.