Weekend Confirmed 148 - Disney Infinity, Path of Exile, CES 2013, video game legislation

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST

On this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed, hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata are joined by "Indie" Jeff Mattas and Machinima's Andrea Rene. This time out, everyone heads up a segment of the show. Andrea kicks things off with some Disney Infinity discussion, Garnett talks about CES 2013 and the magic of 4K televisions, Mattas starts a chat about the recent legislative action surrounding video game violence, and Cannata shares some positive impressions about the Path of Exile closed beta. Finishing Moves puts a bow on it all, and is followed by another playoff edition of the post-show NFL TailGate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 148: 1/18/2013

Subscription Links:

Here's a handy pop-up player so you can listen from right here on the page. Let us know how it works for you.

If you're viewing this in the GameFly application, you can play Weekend Confirmed Episode 148 directly.

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 - 00:00:34 - 00:28:37

    Whatcha' Been Playin Part 1 - 00:29:58 - 00:59:30

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 01:00:11 - 01:30:18

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News - 01:30:56 - 02:04:03

    Tailgate: 02:04:47 – 02:12:00

Follow the Weekend Confirmed crew on Twitter, too!

Weekend Confirmed @WeekendConfirmd

Garnett Lee @GarnettLee

Jeff Cannata @jeffcannata

Jeff Mattas @JeffMattas

Andrea Rene @andrearene

Remember to join the Official Facebook Weekend Confirmed Page and add us to your Facebook routine. We'll be keeping you up with the latest on the show there as well.

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest Album, Club Tipsy 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.

Click here to comment...


  • Hey guys, just thought I'd dip in and give my two cents about the new format:

    I really do like the idea. I'm generally less a fan of rigidly structured media, but it's hard to strike a balance between that and anarchy, I know. This seems like it could be really cool. The only thing I would really have to suggest - and I know I'm not the first - is to really trust each person to host their own segment. I know that it's the first time, and it's human nature to want to take control (if you want a job done well, do it yourself right?), but it was a little jarring to hear "OK Andrea, it's your segment, take it away... oh, but first, here's something I was thinking of."

    As well as that, I think this idea will only really work to its full potential if each segment discusses multiple things. Variety is the spice of life and all that. If you talk about Disney Infinity for the entire segment, that's fine, but you'll have covered so much in such detail that the next time you want to bring it up, you'll be running into similar territories of conversation, and run into danger of boring the listener in subsequent episodes.

    One way to counteract the problem discussed in the first paragraph, I think, would be to have whoever is hosting the first segment to do the intro. That way there's a smooth, easily noticeable host for the first part; otherwise, it's Garnett-time and oh wait no he isn't the host for the first segment it's actually someone else.

    Again, these are just my ideas. Keep going w/it! It makes an interesting change.

    PS: Yay Brendon Chung (not Chang).

    Thread Truncated. Click to see all 2 replies.