Weekend Confirmed 92 - Holiday Special

By Garnett Lee, Dec 23, 2011 11:00am PST

Join us as for our Weekend Confirmed holiday special as we head into this long weekend. Insomniac's James Stevenson and game developer Ariel Angelotti join Xav, Jeff, and Garnett for the festivities. Many of you shared stories of your videogame memories from the season which we enjoy retelling with you throughout the show. We also get to talk about some of the games we've been playing like Alan Wake American Nightmare and Star Wars the Old Republic. There's even a little news as we check in on the release of the PlayStation Vita in Japan and the big Steam sale's contest that will see one lucky gamer win the entire catalog on the service. We even remember to get in finishing moves and our end of the season football tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 92: 12/23/2011

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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 00:31:42

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:32:16 to 00:57:58

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:59:00 to 01:27:15

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:28:23 to 01:59:55

    NFL Tailgate 02:00:39 to 02:09:00

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 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!

Follow the Weekend Confirmed hosts on Twitter, too! Garnett Lee @GarnettLee, Jeff Cannata @jeffcannata, and Xav de Matos @xav.

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  • In honor of the HD rerelease of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath on PSN this week, I present a special retrospective:

    2005 - The year of the overlooked and/or forgotten gem.

    2005 was the transition year. The hype for the Xbox 360, the recent release of the Nintendo DS both overshadowed great games on the GBA and previous generation of consoles. Despite this, it was a year when complete comfort with the platforms and a huge userbase to work with allowed developers and publishers to try out some truly weird, cool ideas.

    This is the reason I'm more than willing to wait for the next generation. We haven't reached the point where developers feel comfortable enough to try new things. Speeding into the next generation, starting from scratch with a new userbase, new hardware, and higher costs will only make new ideas HARDER to come by. Let's wait until we see some more weird ideas and polished gems like:

    Advent Rising
    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
    Conker: Live and Reloaded
    Destroy All Humans
    Digital Devil Saga
    Full Spectrum Warrior
    Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows
    Gunstar Super Heroes
    Haunting Ground
    The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
    Indigo Prophecy
    Jade Empire
    Kingdom Under Fire
    Kirby Canvas Curse
    Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
    Phantom Dust
    Project: Snowblind
    Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
    The Punisher
    Rise of the Kasai
    Second Sight
    Shadow of Rome
    Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
    Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel without a Pulse
    SWAT 4
    Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico
    Unreal Championship 2
    The Warriors