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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  • Question - In a recent article featured on Edge, N'Gai commented on the segmentation of the market when it comes to comics and TV and how he sees a lot of the same trends coming to the video game industry as it grows with handhelds, online gaming, facebook games, etc.

    When you look at the home consoles, the AAA games are the big money makers but they are not always the most innovative as far as gameplay advancements as much as they are graphical flare. Obviously there are exceptions to that (Portal 2 for example. Blue goo, who knew?) but for the most part you see the innovations failing from the big developers (Mirror's Edge being a prime example). So you see independant titles heralding a lot of what could be the games of tomorrow. You have Bioware putting out the Dragon Age game on Facebook along side Farmville.

    It is exciting to see how the market is diverging into different entities so the question is do you think that the expectation of innovative gameplay and pushing the medium forward is something we should be looking at the consoles for, the PC, the handhelds, the indie or even the social gaming arena? And how would this fit in the the Lee/Dyak Once Console Principle?