Weekend Confirmed Episode 56

By Garnett Lee, Apr 15, 2011 11:00am PDT

Billy Berghammer visits with Jeff and Garnett on this week's show and kicks things off with an all-Nintendo first segment of Whatcha Been Playin? But that's only the beginning as other games like Rift, Inversion, Twisted Metal, Hunters: Episode One HD, and more. Riding on the wave of resurfaced rumors about a forthcoming Wii HD, the subject of how the current generation may evolve more gracefully into the next become the central topic of the conversation in the Warning. And we wrap things up with a full slate of news in the Front Page capped off with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 56: 04/15/2011

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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 Part 1: Start: 00:00:00 End: 00:28:48

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:29:32 End: 00:59:31

  • The Warning: Start: 01:00:42 End: 01:33:32

  • Featured Music "Airplane" by Soni Shine and the Underwater Sounds: 01:33:32 End: 01:36:46

  • Front Page news: Start: 01:36:46 End: 02:10:11

This week's featured music is the track "Airplance" by Philadelphia-based Sonni Shine and the Underwater Sounds. They are a fusion rock/reggae band consisting of Sonnie Schwartzback on vocals and guitar, Sean Youngman on drums, Kenny Shumski on bass, and Billy Campion on guitar.

They have upcoming shows Asbury Park in NJ at The Saint on April 19, in Philadelphia at Silk City on April 27, and again at Asbury Park in NJ at Langosta Lounge on April 29. You can check out their upcoming tour info and buy their first EP for 5 Bucks on the Sonni Shine and the Underwater Sounds MySpace page.

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest Album, The Wait is Over on iTunes. Check out more, including the Super Mega Worm mix and other mash-ups on his ReverbNation page or Facebook page, and follow him on twitter delriomusic.

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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  • As with all video game tech, pc usually gets it right first.

    They are the best at Backwards Compatibility.


    Buying/building a new pc is pretty much the same as getting a new console.

    And for gamers I'm pretty sure within the hour you got windows setup, you already have steam installed and downloading/installing your game library.

    I think it might take another generation or 2 for console (maybe 4-5 for nintendo) to reach this point. But digital is the way.

    It's funny how people fear services like Steam will close, but do remember dvds and stuff are fragile stuff. Especially those dual layer stuff. My smash brawl disk died on me the past week.

    I'll take my chances that Steam will outlive my disk based game library.

    Look at all the steam sales going on the past week or so. You can pick up all the GTA titles from 1 to san andreas for $7!

    And for Garnett's idea about games with 'enhanced graphics for new console), I'm pretty sure the system developers don't want you to loiter around. They want you to buy the new shit they spend all that R&D into!
    It is kinda what ios market is these days. Almost all apps have 'retina graphics' and 'non retina graphics' packaged in their app (pretty easy to do with open gl, need to redo menus and stuff though).