Weekend Confirmed Episode 44

Garnett took a quick trip earlier this week to New York for Nintendo's big press event unveiling the 3DS. Along with the pricing and launch info, he returns with detailed impressions of the upcoming hardware and hands-on impressions of several of the games. Jeff, Billy, and special guest Ryan Payton also get in plenty of questions, but there's more to the show than just the 3DS. Fluidity, LittleBIGPlanet 2, and 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors round out Whatcha' Been Playin? The Warning starts with what may become a regular feature of talking about favorite game endings before moving on to some excellent questions Ryan brought. And in the Front Page, December and Year-end sales figures for 2010 lead a full slate of news that concludes with a few thoughts on EA's ill-conceived "Your mom hates this game" marketing campaign for Dead Space 2.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 44 - 01/21/2011

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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: 00:31:44

Whatcha' Been Playin? and Cannata-ford: 00:32:48 End: 01:05:05

The Warning: 01:06:12 End: 01:37:32

Featured Music "1 Way Ticket" by Beat Bullys: 01:37:32 End: 01:41:00

The Front Page: Start: 01:41:00 End: 02:16:42

Tailgate Playoffs Wild Card Special: Start: 02:17:42 End: 02:30:09

The Featured Music segment presents "1 Way Ticket" by The Beat Bullys. They are a hip hop rap group based in Southern Califorina. Members BNews, Kree & Osama Bin Rappin were brought together creatively by Long Beach Native & Member of LBC Crew, Bad Azz! Their Debut Album, "Bully Music" is set to be released this year on up and coming Indie Label, Provocative Ent. "1way Ticket" is their newest single Produced by Prophit. Check out their Introduction Video on Youtube "Dedication" and follow on Twitter: BNews83 and itsjustkree

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest single, Small Town Hero on iTunes. Check out more, including the Super Mega Worm mix and other mash-ups on his ReverbNation page or 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!

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From The Chatty
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    January 21, 2011 12:23 PM

    You wanna know what I think of this Podcast!? Its a great big pile...of happiness. It is "my" podcast for the week, my favourite, my go to for whimsy, alternate ideas, and intelligent conversation about the medium I love. Thanks guys!

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      January 21, 2011 3:03 PM

      They really do make it hard to listen to any other podcast, don't they :)

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      January 21, 2011 3:58 PM

      It's always a good podcast, this was one of your best! Hands down!

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      January 21, 2011 5:34 PM

      Thanks guys, can't tell you how much it means to come in and just read a simple "good job" message from you all.

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        January 22, 2011 1:13 PM


        You know what I think would be great, is a call line. Not live or anything, but a voicemail. I think it'd be a good way to make user involvement more personal. Just a thought. :)

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      January 22, 2011 3:33 AM

      The only other podcast I listen to is 8-4Play. I hope they make it a tradition to do Weekend Confirmed/8-4Play cross-over specials at E3 and TGS. I'd love to hear Garnett, Jeff, Mark, John, Shane, and John Davison all get together.

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      January 22, 2011 11:17 AM

      It's one of the very few podcasts I listen to EVERY week. Congrats, that puts you up there with This American Life and All Songs Considered.

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      January 23, 2011 5:56 AM

      Anybody else love Jeff's Wholeistic approach to gaming? It's fantastic and a rarity in journalism/critique. Many may mock his "I like to like things" mentality, but I tell you that in our current consumer environment, it's rare and refreshing to hear a person say that they enjoy lots of things. Bravo. Jeff is the anti Scrooge-Gamer.

      Love you too, Garnett but you already knew that. I can't go longer than a week without that sultry baritone/segue-mastery. We don't always agree, but I can't tell you how much I appreciate you putting your heart into your beliefs.

      Billy? I hope you stay man. I like the cut of your jib. Whatever that is. Hmm...

      "The jib of a sailing ship is a triangular sail set between the foretopmast head and the jib boom." OH DEAR GOD

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        January 23, 2011 11:40 AM

        The reason I even know about Weekend Confirmed and Shacknews is because of Jeff. I just find him interesting to listen to either on this podcast or on TRS.

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