Weekend Confirmed 69 - Ms. Splosion Man, Alice Madness Returns, Magic The Gathering

By Xav de Matos, Jul 15, 2011 2:00pm PDT

With Garnett Lee on vacation it's up to Jeff and Xav to drive the bus. Helping them keep the Weekend Confirmed bus out of the ditch is Totally Rad Show co-host Dan Trachtenberg and DJ Andy Reid from 44th and Filth. The crew talks Ms. 'Splosion Man, Alice: Madness Returns, Dead Space 2, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, and more. In Listener Feedback we talk about if Nintendo has aged along with its old school fanbase and whether or not Call of Duty is the media's favorite whipping boy, among a few other topics. Then we slow things down and tackle the biggest news of the week, including discussion on EA's acquisition of PopCap.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 69: 07/15/2011

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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: 00:30:54

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:31:26 End: 01:00:17

  • The Warning: Start: 01:01:24 End: 01:31:04

  • Featured music Andy Reid and YUG - "Vivacious" Start: 01:31:48 End: 01:35:20

  • The Front Page news: Start: 01:35:20 End: 02:07:57

DJ Andy Reid's work can be found on the official 44th and Filth website and on Facebook. You can also follow him on Twitter and visit his personal website.

This week's track, "Vivacious" from YUG and Andy Reid is available exclusively on BeatPort.

Help Garnett's brother Andrew on his donation drive to ride for Children's Hospital. If you can, please give him a hand in supporting a good cause.

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 Cannata and Dan Trachtenberg 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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For more information on the Play for Japan Charity Album, visit the group's official site.

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  • Thanks at least for mentioning Mirror's Edge

    To me, after Stalker games, it has been the best FP-anything this past generation

    I love the fact that it's "anti"- everything we have as common practice in modern shooters and that by itself commands respect.

    * First and foremost... The whole game is actually anti-shooting... you have to run away
    (and as even Garnett mentioned when back when, there are low moments in the game, but the highs of this game are higher than anything else experienced.

    *In every damn shooter around, all we see is just dark greyer shades of grey/brown... The whole art design of Mirror's Edge is one of the most beautiful things I've seen and it's a gorgeous game to look at meanwhile keeping its cohesion and not just throwing rainbow colors around for no reason *cough* kick-ass movie *cough* (not minding the fact that the whole color palette brings in the sense of isolation)

    *even the protagonist in the game is reverse of everything we expect in modern videogames... instead of a bikini-chainmail or huge-titted Lara Croft, we get Faith who IS build for what she does... she's an Asian heroine in a western game... even her clothing is appropriate for what she's suppsoed to do

    I've played it 3 times already and the last time was just look at all the environments and how great they are. (and maybe some inspiration for my own film)

    Again, I know there are some low moments in the game, but I really ask everyone to give it a try as the game sales were not in the range of what that game deserved and I also would love to see something like that in the future instead of all these similar shooters we get in this day and age