Weekend Confirmed Episode 56

by Garnett Lee, Apr 15, 2011 11:00am PDT
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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.


  • On Twisted Metal, first Billy was incorrect and no one corrected him. There has been a full retail release of Twisted Metal on PS2 with Black, and if you want to, can also include the PSP, and ported to PS2 with 4 TM:Black 2 stages, Twisted Metal: Head On.

    Second, I had the opportunity to try Twisted Metal at E3 last year. My concern was that the helicopter would throw off the balance. When I walked away, it no longer was an issue in my eyes. I actually took down the helicopter twice. The feeling of the vehicles and movement were good. Also to Jeff's control issues, I'm very sure I was able to use the breaking, like in previous Twisted Metals, to just do a quick U-turn on anyone pursuing me in the E3 build. I'm a long time Twisted Metal fan, and I still own the Jaffe directed ones(1,2,Black, Head-On for PSP and PS2).

    The only concerns I had then and still do, were visually it did feel to lack the polish. However, with the neighborhood/town map I played also seemed to large and vast that I presume was getting consistent frame rate with more polygons being rendered on screen was the tug of war. Despite that, between my hands on, new modes, and the reveal of more stages in the trailers that appear to blend old level designs into newer, more vast levels is the perfect formula for any long time Twisted Metal fan. I'm not press, so I don't know what changed in the current build, but I feel my above description still likely describes it fairly well. Garnett, I'm certain if you enjoyed classic Twisted Metals from the Singletrac and Incog studios, this will be up your alley.