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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  • Thank you Garnett for finally ending the absurd discussion of "the IOS is the only future handheld gaming can be." it's so easy to see they're different markets a blind man could tell you about it.

    The game I'd use to best illustrate this is Street fighter 4. On the IOS it runs which is pretty amazing:) would you ever really play it. No not really, but you feel good saying you kind of can. Now on the 3DS it's the exact same as it's console cousin minus some background and particule effects. It has some added features on the 3DS, and the added 3D. On the console it's the best overall expierence of course but you need to add a arcade stick or it is no better than the 3DS version.

    IOS gaming cannot approach what dedicated gaming console can provide. The reverse cannot be said, other than it's just easier to get a game in the app store than approved for a dedicated platform.

    Then there the desert island scenario. If you could only have one console with you on a desert island no gamer is going to pick a IOS platform, unless it's to make a PHONE call and get the HELL off that island to go do some real gaming;)

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