Weekend Confirmed Episode 57

by Garnett Lee, Apr 22, 2011 11:00am PDT
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Like millions of happy gamers, the Weekend Confirmed crew eagerly jumped back into the joys of testing in Portal 2. But there's a lot more to keep guests EGMi's Andrew Pfister and Billy Berghammer, and Jeff and Garnett busy. Mortal Kombat has them in fighting spirits and a full report from Bethesda's recent spring showcase includes a deep look at the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Prey 2. There's also news of the next Wii hardware, codenamed "Cafe," and the brouhaha over Portal 2's ARG in the news before closing things out with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 57: 04/22/2011

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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: 00:31:18

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:33:04 End: 01:08:29

  • The Warning: Start: 01:09:31 End: 01:42:42

  • Featured Music "Ahead on Our Way (FF7 Cover)" by Haunted Shores: 01:42:42 End: 01:45:39

  • Front Page news: Start: 01:45:39 End: 02:26:42

This week's featured music is the track "Ahead on Our Way (FF7 Cover)" by Haunted Shores. Haunted Shores is Mark Holcomb (guitar) and Misha Mansoor (guitar and programming) and they are an ethnically confused project based in Washington DC. Hear more from them on their Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages.

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.


  • Something I've been thinking about, with regards to the Wii 2 controller rumours, that I'd really like the 'Confirmed' guys to discuss, either here or on the show:

    What if the touch screen wasn't a screen, but a touch-sensitive pad, akin to the NGP's backpad? I'm thinking specifically with regards to the Wii heart-rate sensor here. What if they'd taken the tech, and implanted it into the controller? The touch interface wouldn't intrude, in fact, you wouldn't be able to see it, and it calculated your heart rate through your fingertips, or the pressure with which you're holding the pad?

    Personally, I could see it working especially in a horror game. As you walk down corridors, the controller maps your heart rate, and the pressure with which you're holding it, and then that translates into in-game audio/events.

    What I'm trying to say here is, things can get lost in translation all the time, and I fear sometimes that gaming media (including yourselves) can get wrapped up into taking things too literally. How about taking some of the rumours, and adapting them to control schemes and ideas that you think could work?

    Thanks for the show every week; I think this was probably one of the best! (ie. get skip on more often)

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