Weekend Confirmed Episode 27

After a couple of far-flung weeks with shows from PAX and the International special, Garnett, Brian, and Jeff reunite in the studio, and just in time too because they've got a whole lot to cover. Whatcha' Been Playin? gets things started with some mopping up from TGS including The Third Birthday, Ni no Kuni, and a couple others. Valkyria Chronicles 2 and the upcoming 3 which was also at TGS get some love. And all three of the guys have tales of global conquest from late night Civ 5 sessions. The Warning poses the question of whether the quest to westernize has become a distraction to Japanese game development and, of course, your Gran Turismo 5 responses get their due. Lara's continuing co-op struggles, the apparent cancellation of Milo, and naturally some Halo:Reach news highlight the Front Page to wrap it all up.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 27 - 09/24/2010

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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:

Whatcha' Been Playin: Start: 00:00:00 End: 00:34:27

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:35:53 End: 01:04:20

The Warning: Start: 01:05:30 End: 01:45:06

Music Break featuring Ongaku's "Good Times" Start: 01:45:06 End: 01:47:30

The Front Page: Start: 01:47:30 End: 02:23:31

Music Break this week features Ongaku ("music" in Japanese) from Lisbon, Portugal, with the track "Good Times". Influenced by Yellow Magic Orchestra, disco, heavy funk, and synths, he's currently focused on making some tracks and finishing a degree in animation. For more check out Ongaku on MySpace or Soundcloud.

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest single, Small Town Hero on iTunes and check out more at his Facebook page.

Jeff can also be seen on The Totally Rad Show. New episodes come out weekly on Tuesday.

Our Official Facebook Weekend Confirmed Page is coming along now so add us to your Facebook routine. We'll be keeping you up with the latest on the show there as well.

From The Chatty
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    September 24, 2010 12:13 PM

    Glad to have you all back together!

    This work day is gonna fly by quicker.

    Civ V is really great. For me, it just feels so different than Civ IV because the flow of expanding and such is so different. The combat is MUCH improved. I will definitely be spending many hours on this.

    Is it just me or is Gran Turismo 5 the only major PS3 exclusive coming out this Holiday now that LBP2 is early 2011......

    Now time to listen to the Show.

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      September 24, 2010 2:44 PM

      I think it is. Honestly, Im not really sure if this year was the strongest for PS3 Exclusives. GoW 3 was great and all, but Its the only one I can think of off the top of my head that was really universaly great. Heavy Rain got middling reviews, Mod Nation was decent, LBP 2 is next year, and I dont think I can really think fo anything else. While 360 had Halo Reach, Alan Wake, Mass Effect 2 (still 360 console exclusive for this year), and I think thats it. Yeah, both consoles didnt have massive Exclusive year this year,but thats because most of the great games this year were multiplatform.

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        September 24, 2010 2:53 PM

        Uncharted 2 I thought was this year. Pretty sure demons souls was last year.. killer game though.
        Alan wake did pretty poorly, it seemed like heavy rain did ok. I enjoyed it, but traded it in for GOW collection. Joe danger is pretty fun but I'm more of a Trials fan.

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          September 24, 2010 3:01 PM

          Nope, both Uncharted 2 and Demon's Souls were last year.

          And, yes Demon's Souls was probably my GOTY for 2009, although Saint's Row 2 (PC) and Solium Infernum are so close I'd have to give it a 3 way tie.

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