Weekend Confirmed Episode 30

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Indiecade took place here in LA last weekend and our own Jeff Mattas who covered it on Shacknews and the Indie Games Channel joins us to talk about some of the games and topics from the festival. We also continue the massive fall hits lineup in Whatcha' Been Playin? with NBA 2K11, Kirby's Epic Yarn, and some upcoming PSN titles including Pixel Junk Shooter 2! The Warning begins with your responses to morality choices in games and the potential for a new round of hardware before we turn to the subjects indie developers talked about at Indiecade. And, though Brian is out with a cold, Garnett rips through the Front Page with news highlighted by the Halo: Reach 'Noble Map Pack', details of Red Dead Redemption's zombies, and more.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 30 - 10/15/2010

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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: 00:33:30

Whatcha' Been Playin and Cannata-ford a New Game: Start: 00:34:34 End: 01:11:23

The Warning: Start: 01:12:30 End: 01:51:54

Music Break featuring exclusive debut of "Don't Get Us Wrong" from Substance Abuse featuring Tash of the Alkaholiks: 01:51:54 End: 01:55:04

The Front Page: Start: 01:55:04 End: 02:20:37

NFL Pick Three: Start: 02:21:37 End: 02:34:08

Music Break this week features the debut of "Don't Get Us Wrong" the first single off the upcoming Substance Abuse album "Background Music" which features appearances from Sadat X, Percee P, Myka Nyne, MC Eiht, and Max Julien. As opposed to groups who either force change or resist it, Substance Abuse embraces natural progression. The duo creates earnest hip-hop music, combining equal measures of intelligence, clarity, innovation, and polish to evoke the unpretentious consciousness of the Golden Age era, while avoiding corny retro posturing.

Group members Eso Tre and Subz grew up together in Los Angeles, where they became hip-hop fans at an early age. In high school, the duo could often be found in the audience at the legendary Unity events that have since come to define the progressive LA hip-hop scene of the early 90's. Inspired by the shows' emphasis on positive expression through creative art, the friends began working on their own music.

You can pick up their last album "Overproof" along with some singles on the Substance Abuse website and follow them online on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.

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. They've gone daily so there's a new segment to watch every day of the week!

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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    October 15, 2010 12:54 PM

    In other news the Xbox360 version of Fallout New Vegas has been leaked, and pirated, proving once again that PC gamers are thieves who are ruining the industry.

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      October 16, 2010 1:33 AM

      Well, it's on the pirate market here in Korea, anyway. But you need to mod your console first. It's easier to pirate a PC game vs. a console game since no mod to the hardware of the PC is required. That doesn't make it right either way, just that PC pirating is bigger than console pirating because of it. It's also easier for companies to detect on consoles since they're running the online services.

      I've never bought pirated console games but have picked up pirated PC games and DVDs. And before the legal eagles get on me, it was in countries where there were no copyright laws, so I wasn't breaking the law. For console games I don't want to risk a banning off the online services so I just shell out for the games. I also consider that I can easily sell my used console game for a decent price on the used market, but thanks to DRM can't on PC games (as easily or at all in some instances) and don't get squat for used DVDs. So that is an aspect to it as well.