Weekend Confirmed Episode 63

By Garnett Lee, Jun 03, 2011 11:00am PDT

With E3 next week, Xav, Jeff, and Garnett take on a deluge of big games in this week's show, none of them larger than The Witcher 2. Both Xav and Jeff have been playing it and they have much to share about their budding romance with the game. From there it's on to a massive stack of titles including Metro: Last Light, Batman: Arkham City, Saint's Row: the Third, Journey, and more. The third segment belongs to Sony's upcoming handheld--the NGP, Vita, or whatever you want to call it. Garnett got to play with several of the games and shares his experience with Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Little Deviants, and the standout of them all, Sound Shapes. Game announcements and the latest news take the final segment up to a special edition of Finishing Moves with the guys offering their E3 predictions for Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 63: 06/03/2011

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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: 00:28:38

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:29:12 End: 00:58:19

  • The Warning: Start: 00:59:24 End: 01:30:34

  • Featured Music "All On My Own" by Beat Bullys: 01:30:34 End: 01:34:07

  • Front Page news: Start: 01:34:07 End: 02:06:19

Provocative Ent. recording artists, The Beatbullys, are a Southern California based Hip Hop Group. Follow the Beat Bully Group members on Twitter BNews, Kree, and OsamaBinRappin. They started Bullying the Mic together in the Spring of 2009. They are Set to Release their debut mixtape (Title TBA) to the MASSES, Late June!

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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!

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  • I'm just going to throw this out there, but I'm excited for the ngp for reasons that haven't really been talked about. Zav, disagree with you about why some people will buy this. I'm 34 and I spend a considerable amount of time away from home. When I am home, I spend most of my time playing with my kids or doing stuff around my house. I don't have the free time like I did 10 years ago to play games. The ngp could be my path to game time. That hour each way on the train is perfect for playing the console experience that I don't have time for otherwise. And I'm sure I'm not the only person.

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    • Like you, I'm also looking forward to the NGP because I spend 2 hours on the train each day. Now, I do have some time to play games at home as well, but as Xav was saying, gamers like to game. Would I rather play Uncharted at home on my flatscreen? Of course! But when I'm on the train for an hour, that isn't an option. So I'll do the next best thing and play a handheld.

      Xav can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the point he was making is that gamers just want to play games in whatever way they can. The "isn't that something you would rather play at home on a console" argument isn't always relevant, because handhelds are often things that are played when playing on a console simply isn't an option.

      I completely understand that there are some people who actually prefer handheld gaming for various reasons. But for me, handhelds have always been a "next best thing" option; something that I play when I simply don't have axcess to my XBox.