Weekend Confirmed Episode 50

By Garnett Lee, Mar 04, 2011 12:00pm PST

From the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the stars aligned perfectly for a tremendous 50th episode. Legendary podcast alumnus John Davison and Mark MacDonald return to the show along with Shacknews editor Xav de Matos and Q-Games producer Ariel Angelotti. Iwata's keynote provides the starting point for the conversation, which then quickly turns to the long lineup of games seen at and around the show. Some of the big titles include Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, SOCOM 4, Brink, Guild Wars 2, PixelJunk Shooter 2, and many more. It's definitely a "must-have" show.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 50: 03/04/2011

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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:

  • GDC Special Part 1: Start: 00:00:00 End: 00:31:55

  • GDC Special Part 2: 00:32:42 End: 01:03:59

  • GDC Special Part 3: Start: 01:04:56 End: 01:39:55

  • Featured Music "Hiyah" by Knights Errant: 01:37:32 End: 01:39:58

  • GDC Special Part 4: Start: 01:39:58 End: 02:17:39

Knights Errant serve up their track "Hiyah" in this week's Featured Music spot. The band consists of Ben Jendras, Conor Ryan, and Jerry Willoughby from Chicago. They have been playing together since the early years of traumatizing adolescence, and like their name sake, struck out to create some noise of their own, disregarding the constraints of genre/style, not caring as long as it rocked. Catch up with them on Facebook and MySpace.

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!

Remember to join the Official Facebook Weekend Confirmed Page and 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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  • What are the panel's (and commenters') opinions on reviewing games with or without new purchase incentive DLC (such as Dragon Age 2 and Bulletstorm's Online Pass DLC)?

    The obvious answer seems to be: Reviewers review new games, and such DLC is included with a new game. However, I could see some people saying that DLC by definition is content not included on disc and is, therefore, should not be part of reviewable copy.

    I, for one, am of the mind that reviewers should take into account this DLC as it is part of the overall "retail package."

    Also, and the thing that originally got me thinking about this, is Special Edition type DLC. I read a review pointing out how great it was to see Shuma Gorath in Marvel vs Capcom 3 and my first thought was, "What? Where?" I see a much stronger case for not including this type of DLC (at least not initially, or at least pointing out it's cost) in reviews than for not including new purchase DLC.

    Thoughts?

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