Weekend Confirmed 94 - Vita Japanese launch slows, SWTOR, 2012 predictions

By Garnett Lee, Jan 06, 2012 11:00am PST

Recovered from the holidays, Xav and Jeff join Garnett for the first Weekend Confirmed of 2012. The year kicks off with a special guest in the fourth chair, prolific videogame voice actor Zach Hanks. If you've played a game in the past few months, you've almost certainly heard his work. He gives a unique look inside the voice acting that breathes life into videogame characters. He's also a gamer, and holds nothing back as the conversation go on to consider the rapidly dwindling sales of the PlayStation Vita only weeks after its launch in Japan, games we've been playing like Star Wars the Old Republic, the announcement of new action strategy XCOM game, and a few more thoughts on what 2012 may hold. The group gets so involved they talk right past Finishing Moves, but there's a little time left for Jeff to savor his season win in the football tailgate and get in to the playoff spirit.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 94: 01/06/2012

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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 00:24:44

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:25:20 to 00:52:40

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:53:41 to 01:20:16

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:21:10 to 01:54:45

    Football Tailgate 1:55:30 to 02:01:21

Thanks to our special guest, voice actor and director, Zach Hanks (Zach Hanks on IMDB).

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!

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  • From my own personal experience I definitely think that iOS (and Android to a lesser extent) has eaten into handheld sales. I personally sold my Nintendo DS after I got my iPhone, and my roommate dumped his PSP for the same reason. Anecdotally, I know quite a few more people that have ditched their DS or PSP when they got an iPhone or iPad.

    But I also think in the end both the 3DS and Vita will do OK. Kids will still flock to Nintendo and Hardcore Gamers and those technophiles that always must have the bleeding edge will snap up the Vita. They've both are going to get a much smaller slice of the pie thanks to iOS and Android.

    When thinking about Sony's future I am more concerned about where the Playstation home console is going. I fully expect MS to announce a new Xbox this year. I think that Sony may not announce PS4. Instead I could see them doing what Sony does and trotting out the line, "The PS3 is just getting AWESOMER! We've got cell technology that's so advanced that ... " at which point we all fall asleep or turn off the T.V.

    I really think that Sony could be a man without a boat this coming Next Generation of home consoles.

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