Weekend Confirmed Episode 47

By Garnett Lee, Feb 11, 2011 2:40pm PST

Garnett jetted in early Friday morning from Las Vegas where he attended D.I.C.E., saw the Interactive Achievement Awards, and played Duke Nukem Forever. He joins Jeff, Jeff, and special guest Andrea Rene host of This Week in Video Games and Mahalo Video Games Today. Up first in Whatcha' Been Playin? the conversation includes Killzone 3, Mass Effect 2 on PS3, Stacking, and Hazard: the Journey of Life. A special edition of the Warning delves into some of the creative discussion points raised at D.I.C.E. sessions. And news on Battlefield 3, the Darkness 2, and major upheaval at Activision pack the Front Page to wrap it all up.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 47 - 02/11/2011

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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: 00:31:58

Whatcha' Been Playin? and Cannata-ford: 00:33:00 End: 01:05:33

The Warning: 01:06:40 End: 01:42:34

Featured Music Del Rio featuring Panama Redd with "Oxygen": 01:42:34 End: 01:45:40

The Front Page: Start: 01:45:40 End: 02:28:05

Featured music this week comes from our very own Del Rio. His first album, The Wait is Over, released this past Tuesday. On the show today is the track Oxygen featuring Panama Redd. And we've got a special deal to help celebrate the release. Buy the five tracks listed below on iTunes and Del Rio will send you the other six for free!

Buy:

  • The Next Phase (Produced by Anon)

  • Move feat. M. Terrel, Mista Perkins, and Natalia

  • Wandering feat. Brian Mauleon

  • Can't Stop My Shine feat. X2

  • Pigeonholed (Produced by Gabe Dulek

Get for FREE:

  • Now I Understand

  • Love Silly Me (Produced by RNS)

  • Oxygen feat. Panama Redd

  • Dreaming feat. Charissa

  • Wait (Produced by RC)

  • Small Town Hero (Produced by RNS

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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  • First of all, great show guys! The Jeffs and Garnett are awesome, and I liked Andrea's comments enough to go grab a couple episodes of her show. Any chance Brian might come back as an occasional guest? I miss his more PC gaming-centric opinion.

    Anyway, wanted to throw my two cents in on the Angry Birds debate.

    I know Mr. Cannata was just playing devil's advocate, but I respectfully disagree with his rebuttal of the comparison between Transformers 2 and Angry Birds. Much like Angry Birds, TF2 is essentially a "blink and you'll miss it" sound byte of entertainment, great for a few minutes of baudy, cheap fun, not so great for plot/direction/anything else.

    In my opinion Angry Birds does very little to push even it's genre forward, let alone videogames as a whole, since it has existed almost verbatim under different names on free flash game sites for years, they just had the foresight to bring it to mobile devices. As far as the argument that it brings in new "gamers", my grandmother plays this game, but would never dream of picking up Mass Effect or Red Dead Redemption. It creates extreme casual gamers, not really the kind of people that would be paying attention to D.I.C.E.

    I think it's exceptionally out of place at that show, much as TF2 would be out of place at the Oscars (and probably booed off stage)

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