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Weekend Confirmed 87 - Zelda: Skyward Sword, Halo Anniversary, Skyrim

by Garnett Lee, Nov 18, 2011 11:00am PST
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Link's next adventure, the Legend of Zelda: Skyward sword kept Billy--who also penned the Shacknews.com review--enthralled for over fifty hours. Jeff also dusted off his Wii to play it and the two of them have plenty of praise for the game to get the show started. Xav also returns to round out the rest of the cast joining Garnett this week. He's been adventuring in Skyrim and rediscovering Halo, in the ten year anniversary HD remake. With the momentous time on everyone's mind, we look back at the original Xbox, and lest we be remiss, Billy makes sure we remember the GameCube as well as it too turns ten. Along the way we also talk about how the big games of October fared at the register, which of them now reigns supreme online, and more before wrapping it up with Finishing Moves and weekly football tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 87: 11/18/2011

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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:

    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:00 to 00:26:07

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:26:41 to 00:53:15

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:53:43 to 01:17:05

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:17:33 to 01:50:38

    NFL Tailgate 01:51:21 to 01:58:42

Join our guest this week Billy Berghammer and many others on the Second Annual Nintendo World Report Live Podcast Telethon for Child's Play and help out a great charity. It's taking place Sat 11/19 starting at noon Eastern.

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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.

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Comments

  • I didn't see a post for the Xbox anniversary, so here goes.

    Full confession - I didn't buy an original Xbox til last year.

    At the time the Xbox came out, I was a full on PS2 fanboy.

    Also, I was (and still am) a huge JRPG fan, and all I heard about the Xbox was Halo, Halo Halo, so I just tuned out.

    Last year on my reading week, I had a week to kill and a bit of extra cash to blow, so I picked up KOTOR 1&2, Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, Project Gotham 1&2 and Outrun 2.

    Ended up spending the whole week playing the first KOTOR and didn't regret a single second of it. Easily in my top ten games of all time.

    What I didn't expect from the Xbox was

    A) the glut of really fun mech games - Gungriffon,Gunmetal, Gunvalkyrie, Mech Assault 1&2 and Phantom Crash

    B) the glut of ports of PC games that I found really unique and interesting - Broken Sword, Call of Cthulhu, Dreamfall The Longest Journey, Myst 3&4, Still Life, Syberia 1&2, Thief 3

    Hell, even Fable isn't that bad a game. I went into that with pretty low expectations and found myself enjoying it.

    So, I fully confess I was wrong about the Xbox. It has lots of unique and interesting titles on it, even if you're not into Halo.

    Happy birthday!

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    • I bought my Xbox about a year late for Panzer Dragoon Orta. I also picked up Splinter Cell, Jet Set Radio Future and Halo.

      I had heard alot about Halo, but didn't really expect it to pull me away from the two Sega games. So I figured I would try it out first, get it out of the way, and move on.

      The other games were still in their shrink-wrap 3 weeks later, and I had played Halo through twice, once on Heroic, once co-op through Legendary.

      Halo came out the year before I got to college, so by the time I arrived at the dorm, there were already weekly sign-ups for the LAN events in the basement. If you brought a TV you were guaranteed a spot to play whenever you wanted, no worrying about rotating in or out. So I brought mine to the first one, introduced myself, and promptly destroyed everybody in the dorm.

      That said, I didn't really LOVE Halo multiplayer until Halo 3. I enjoyed Halo CE at LAN events because of the atmosphere, I enjoyed Halo 2 a little more, but it was Halo 3 when everything 'clicked'.

      My favorite FPS on the console though? Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath.