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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  • I really don't understand all the backlash against Portal 2 and the disperity between critics' views and that of the general gaming population. If there was such a thing as a spectrum of creative design concepts and games like Stacking and Limbo are tangents, Portal 2 is a tangent that could completely engulf the main road. I know that's a convoluted way of describing it, but I'm basically saying Portal 2 not only is a great game, but it's good for the industry as well. It brings unique design ideas to the forefront and sets a fine example for other developers to not be afraid of peeling themselves away from familiar game design conventions. I certainly hope other major developers take notice.

    As a side note, Valve never moved the official release date right? The scrutiny against Valve coming from gamers who didn't get the game early doesn't make sense to me. I had a friend who was excited about the idea, but I told him don't hold your breath. They didn't promise anything. If it happens, great, if not, whatever... At least it wasn't late. I hate to antagonize my fellow gamers but the general gaming population seem to have this false sense of entitlement, even more so than other types of consumers. But I digress.

    I am very much enjoying the podcast. Thank you!