Weekend Confirmed Episode 59

By Garnett Lee, May 06, 2011 11:00am PDT

By popular request, Weekend Confirmed takes on all of Portal 2 in the opening segment. Though the conversation covers much of the game in feel and concept, there are spoilers. So for those wanting to avoid them, skip forward to the start of the second segment at the 32 minute mark. And there's still plenty of great stuff to come from there like Child of Eden, Outland, Thor, our new "knockout" game, how Sony could tackle E3, the top news stories of the week, and Finishing Moves to top it all off.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 59: 05/06/2011

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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: 00:31:22

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:31:57 End: 01:01:00

  • The Warning: Start: 01:02:09 End: 01:33:13

  • Featured Music Adam K feat. Naan "Wake Up (Morgan Page Remix)": 01:33:13 End: 01:36:40

  • Front Page news: Start: 01:36:40 End: 02:14:30

Adam K dropped some amazing progressive house on this week with "Wake Up (Morgan Page Remix)." It's one of four remixes you can checkout on his Hotbox Digital site (and I strongly recommend you do, particularly the Adam K and Soha version). Today's track can be purchased from both iTunes and Beatport. For more from the awesome Adam K check out his official site and Facebook page and Hotbox Digital.

Please help support Weekend Confirmed engineer extraordinaire Brooklyn Fraser in her charity ride as part of the AIDS/Lifecycle. She'll be biking from San Francisco to Los Angeles, riding some 545 miles over seven days in support of the cause. To make the ride, she needs to hit a donation goal of $3000. If you can, please help her make that goal and be able to ride by making a donation on her AIDS/Lifecycle page and, of course, your charitable donation will be tax deductible as well.

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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  • Outland is NOT a metroidvania game.

    Case - in - Point. After you beat a boss, you NEVER return to their domain. The only place you revisit is Origin, and that's only because you get transported there after beating a boss.

    Also, you don't get any new gear or weapons. You get "abilities" which you rarely ever use except to access the the other three levels.

    By metroidvania, you must mean that you get "power-ups" along your extremely linear path through which you are never required to go backwards.

    Also, *spoilers* *Spoilers* *SPOILERS*, the last level of the game where the enemies start switching from light to dark and back is about as lazy of difficulty-increasing as a developer can get. In a game where combat is entirely dependent on color, it is developer-shame to have enemies changing color with no indication to the player that they are about to do so. All that does is slow down combat and make the final level extremely boring as I wait for the enemy to be the color I need it to be to win.

    This game sucked, I beat it in about 4 hours (plus 1 hr for achievement grinding) and have no reason to go back to it. There are four main levels which take about 20-30 mins each. The only thing beautiful about the environment is the background so I really have no desire to explore poorly defined foregrounds or new areas (of which there are two).

    The only redeeming thing about this game is that the co-op is easy enough that my 5-year-old can play it with me.