Weekend Confirmed Episode 57

By Garnett Lee, Apr 22, 2011 11:00am PDT

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!

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  • Nintendo's message for the Gamecube was actually much like their pitch for the Wii's- simplicity. I remember how much they talked about the one big button and how using it as a focal point was a means on allowing non-gamers to have an input to focus on.

    That simplicity message has been a trend with Nintendo, which is why I find the rumored Project Cafe controller to be a bit mystifying. My only guess is that it is a concession that mobile gaming is so prevalent that a touch screen is now widely accepted by the masses.

    I think that Skip was right, however. Nintendo did spend a ton of time selling the message of "games, games, games" with the Gamecube, but I did remember that particular piece of the launch propaganda and thought it was worth bringing up for people to consider.

    I do think the Project Cafe name is interesting. It brings to mind Starbucks, and that mentality of there being a Starbucks on nearly every corner. It also brings to mind the idea of eating in a cafe, where people can order what they want out of what is offered on the menu.

    I know I'm talking out of my butt a bit with the name speculation, but that was what the name brought to my mind.