Weekend Confirmed 70 - PixelJunk lifelike, Bastion, Space Marine

PixelJunk lifelike, Sidescroller, and Monsters Social, Bastion, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, the mentality of online shooter players, the reinvention of Guitar Hero and more.


Garnett returns and brings back with him tales of a trio of PixelJunk games. He got to play lifelike and demystifies its creative approach to interactively remixing music. He also got some more stick time with Sidescroller and a peek at the just announced Monsters for social networks. Jeff snuck off to Comic Con but he'll be back next week with a full report. Xav and "Indie" Jeff, though, bring plenty of their own ammo to Whatcha Been Playin, including Bastion and the upcoming Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine. Some of your thoughts on the nature of online shooter players sparked the conversation in the Warning and Xav brought a "fat stack" on news for the final segment. And it all wraps up with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 70: 07/22/2011

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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 Part 1: Start: 00:00:00 End: 00:29:37

  • Whatcha' Been Playin Part 2: Start: 00:30:11 End: 01:00:09

  • The Warning: Start: 01:01:14 End: 01:31:58

  • Featured music I Come to Shanghai - "Eternal Life Volume 1 Track 1" Start: 01:31:58 End: 01:35:38

  • The Front Page news: Start: 01:35:38 End: 02:11:37

This week's featured music comes from the excellent sophomore effort by I Come to Shanghai. Robert Ashley, host of the excellent A Life Well Wasted podcast, and Sam Frigard put a ton of love into their new work, titled "Eternal Life." It's available now on the official I Come to Shanghai site as a 320 kbps mp3 for the amazing price of whatever you name. Yep, you decide how much to pay them for it. Or, for hardcore audiophiles, a lossless FLAC version is available for $8 from their bandcamp page.

Eternal Life Volume 1 is actually the band's third recording. Their second was lost to technical gremlins and statistically improbable disasters. Volume 2 of Eternal Life is currently in the works and should be out soon.

Help Garnett's brother Andrew on his donation drive to ride for Children's Hospital. If you can, please give him a hand in supporting a good cause.

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!

For more information on the Play for Japan Charity Album, visit the group's official site.

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.

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    July 22, 2011 11:00 AM

    Garnett Lee posted a new article, Weekend Confirmed 70 - PixelJunk lifelike, Bastion, Space Marine.

    PixelJunk lifelike, Sidescroller, and Monsters Social, Bastion, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, the mentality of online shooter players, the reinvention of Guitar Hero and more.

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      July 22, 2011 1:36 PM

      Not this again. Fix the comments plz.

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        July 22, 2011 1:54 PM

        Weekend Confirmed? In MY chatty????

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      July 22, 2011 1:56 PM

      I wish Child of Eden (in particular) and Shadow of the Damned had sold better. The marketing for the latter was poor, using the pattern of a male enhancement commercial in one instance, but when the content it what it is you have to work within those confines.

      But F me, Xav, really? I'm sorry you didn't like Duke Nukem but I did. The gameplay was solid (I had no issues controlling Duke or the vehicles, the weapons were effective - though only being able to carry two was a pain) and I loved the old movie references (any reference to Unforgiven is a huge plus in my book). Duke 1, Gears 0 is as funny now as cracking on Doom was back in Duke 3D. I pre-ordered Duke Nukem Forever and while it's not a great game I have had a lot of fun with it.

      So I will take the blame for Duke selling better than these other wonderful titles. I'm sure if I were more cultured I would have preferred to run around playing with my Johnson and seeing how big a boner I could get. But alas, I am not. So F me.

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