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Weekend Confirmed 73 - El Shaddai, Dead Island

by Garnett Lee, Aug 12, 2011 11:00am PDT
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Legend has it he lives by the Konami Code and topples maniacal bosses with a single Hadouken. Man-God Shane Bettenhausen of Ignition Entertainment joins Xav, Jeff, and Garnett this week, and brings with him an in-depth look at their new game due next week, El Shaddai. But there's much more than it to cover in a Whatcha Been Playin? that includes Dead Island, Hard Reset, and the intriguing Runespell: Overture that combines fantasy RPG with a mythical poker system for combat. In the Warning Garnett takes a moment to reset last week's Diablo 3 rant before handhelds and the ramifications of the 3DS price drop become the central topic of discussion. Xav catches us up on the latest news and sparks some good debates before it all comes to a close with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 73: 08/12/2011

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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: 00:29:26

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:30:00 End: 01:00:50

  • The Warning: Start: 01:01:45 End: 01:31:19

  • Featured music Awdbawl "Fame" produced by Nasty Face: 01:31:19 End: 01:34:09

  • The Front Page news: Start: 01:34:09 End: 02:12:21

Awdbawl is a rapper from the south bay currently part of the LessIsMore Collective with his latest song "Fame" produced By Nastyface. The Video was directed, shot and edited by Ryan on our Weekend Confirmed staff.

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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.

Shane Bettenhausen works at Ignition Entertainment, publishers of El Shaddai, due out Tuesday August 16.

Jeff Cannata 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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Comments

  • QUESTION FOR NEXT SHOW -

    This is really directed at Garnet (*cough* Yakuza *cough*).

    CNN ran an article by Blake Snow on why most people don't finish video games. While the hosts of WC are in the business of reviewing games and it makes sense that there would a big pile of shame, how would you attribute the 10% finishing rate for the general populous as cited in that article?

    As a follow up, do you see this as the main reason companies are developing for mobile and web platforms to cater to the quick fix gaming rather than the life sink that is Elder Scrolls or going for the insane Treasure Hunter trophy on FF XIII? And do you see the AAA titles becoming less important and as such become so stuck in a money making rote (CoD:BO) that the innovations will only come from indies and mobile/web platforms?

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.gadgets/08/17/finishing.videogames.snow/