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Weekend Confirmed: The Video Game Show

Video games from all the platforms are the center of attention for hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata. Each Friday on their audio podcast they cover the best of what they've played, top news stories, comments from the Shacknews community, opinion, and welcome industry guests.

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Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 197 - 12/24/2013

Merry Christmas to everyone from the Weekend Confirmed family! It's time to march into the end of 2013 and hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in a slew of guests to discuss all of this year's best games, as well as many of our favorites. The show kicks off with Naughty Dog's Jason Paul, Christian Spicer, and "Indie" Jeff Mattas talking about BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Tearaway, and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. That's followed by Shacknews' Andrew Yoon, Shane Satterfield, and Marcus Beer coming aboard to discuss Injustice: Gods Among Us, Metro Last Light, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, DMC: Devil May Cry, Saints Row IV, Super Mario 3D World, and Fire Emblem: Awakening, among many others. The third segment continues the Super Mario 3D World love with Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia, Insomniac's James Stevenson, and The Escapist's Andrea Rene, before they jump into Grand Theft Auto 5, Rogue Legacy, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The next segment picks up with Andrew, "Indie" Jeff, Christian, and James summing up the year in indies, before the entire crew comes into the studio to reveal the Weekend Confirmed Game of the Year! We also have holiday greetings from developers and listeners alike, all wishing our wonderful audience the happiest of holidays!

2hr 22mins

24 Dec 2013

Rank #1

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Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 196 - 12/20/2013

There are two holiday episodes of Weekend Confirmed on tap for the end of 2013, but first, there's one more "regular season" edition to get through. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and Christian Spicer to talk about some of the final bits of news left over for the year, starting off with the recently-revealed sales numbers for Call of Duty: Ghosts. That leads into this week's Nintendo Direct and whether the news revealed can generate any sort of excitement for Nintendo in 2014. And yes, there's ample discussion about the games revealed for both the Wii U and 3DS. The show then moves into some talk about The Walking Dead: Season Two before wrapping up with Finishing Moves and the weekend Tailgate.

2hr 36mins

20 Dec 2013

Rank #2

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Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 194 - 12/06/2013

Jeff Cannata is in the Big Apple this weekend, which leaves host Garnett Lee to lead this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed solo. He welcomes in Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia, Christian Spicer, and Nikole Zivalich and they lead off the show by discussing the increasing problems plaguingBattlefield 4 and where the game goes from here. The show then goes handheld, as Christian discusses everything that makes Media Molecule's Tearaway a sublime experience before Ozzie and Nikole dive into The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. As you might expect, this leads to a comparison of the two handhelds. Afterwards, Garnett takes the floor and discusses the good and the bad of Gran Turismo 6, taking a critical look at its microtransactions before discussing everything that makes it a more-than-worth entry to the long-running series. The show wraps up with new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

2hr 16mins

6 Dec 2013

Rank #3

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Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 193 - 11/27/2013

It's the Thanksgiving weekend edition of Weekend Confirmed and hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and Shane Satterfield to give thanks to all things video games. The show begins with an extensive look at Forza Motorsport 5, discussing everything that makes the game one of the Xbox One's best launch titles. From there, the topic turns to Forza's controversial use of microtransactions, dissecting in detail an interview Garnett had conducted with Turn 10's Dan Greenwalt shortly before the start of the show. The topic then turns to Dead Rising 3 and Xbox Fitness before discussing the PS4 and Xbox One's respective controllers and wrapping the show up with thoughts on Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The show wraps up with Thanksgiving Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

2hr 28mins

27 Nov 2013

Rank #4

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Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 192 - 11/22/2013

The next generation of consoles have all arrived and Weekend Confirmed is ready to celebrate with you. Join hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata, as they welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to break down both the PS4 and the Xbox One. The show re-visits some major titles from the PS4 launch, like Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Resogun, and Need For Speed: Rivals. To help move the Xbox One discussion, Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia joins in the final segment to briefly talk about Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, and Killer Instinct before "Indie" Jeff Mattas talks some Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and State of Decay. To send you into your weekend, the crew reels off a new round of Finishing Moves before the post-show Tailgate.

2hr 14mins

22 Nov 2013

Rank #5

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Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 191 - 11/15/2013

The PS4 launches today and it's time to celebrate with Weekend Confirmed. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and The Escapist's Andrea Rene to usher in a new generation of consoles, but first, they discuss this past weekend's Blizzcon and all of the exciting news to come out of that event. Then the topic turns to next-generation consoles, where everyone discusses the PS4 launch lineup, including Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Need For Speed: Rivals, and more. They also talk about what to expect from next week's Xbox One release and discuss why Nintendo may be a real force to be reckoned with this holiday season, thanks to the upcoming Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The show sends you to your shiny new PS4's with new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

2hr 29mins

15 Nov 2013

Rank #6

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Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 190 - 11/08/2013

The 190th episode of Weekend Confirmed comes to you in full 1080p! With co-host Jeff Cannata away for the week, host Garnett Lee invites the Shacknews tandem of Andrew Yoon and Ozzie Mejia, along with Christian Spicer, to discuss the imminent arrival of Xbox One. But first, discussion turns to Call of Duty: Ghosts, talking about the series' growing sense of stagnation and whether it's necessarily a problem that can be solved or even one worth solving at all. After that, Andrew catches up on all things Xbox One, including games like Zoo Tycoon, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Dead Rising 3, while also making a convincing case for why the packed-in Kinect peripheral matters. The show wraps up with Christian's impressions of the other major Batman game to release, the handheld Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, before everyone goes into Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

2hr 15mins

8 Nov 2013

Rank #7

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Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 189 - 11/01/2013

Weekend Confirmed has finally reached the month of November and with next-gen console arrivals imminent, hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata invite Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to discuss the week's next-gen console stories, including the rumored different in resolution and the hardware announcements from Sony. After that, it's time to discuss games, as the crew breaks down Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Batman: Arkham Origins before Jeff professes further love for Path of Exile. The show wraps up with "Indie" Jeff revisiting The Stanley Parableover two years after first discussing the original mod, a brief talk about the strange Device 6, and everyone's rapidly-increasing Piles of Shame before going into some post-Halloween Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

2hr 19mins

1 Nov 2013

Rank #8

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Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 188 - 10/25/2013

With the next-gen consoles rapidly approaching, this week's edition of Weekend Confirmed begins with hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata discussing the rumored differences in resolution between the Xbox One and the PS4 and how it could potentially affect the two consoles in the long run. After that, the Team Rocket duo of Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and The Odd Gentleman's Nikole Zivalich try to convince Jeff to stick with Pokemon X and Y, arguing for the merits of the games. That's followed by some discussion of Path of Exile and the console version of Diablo 3, before diving into some more of the Weekend Confirmed crew's GTA Online stories. The show wraps up with a quick talk about Neil Gaiman's upcoming Wayward Manor and the latest Capcom lawyer throwdown, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. The show wraps up with a new round of Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

2hr 13mins

25 Oct 2013

Rank #9

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Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 186 - 10/11/2013

It's a power trio for this edition of Weekend Confirmed. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata are joined by Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and they briefly muse about last week's League of Legends World Championship, as they all consider jumping back into the world of Riot's MOBA phenomenon. Discussion turns to Grand Theft Auto Online, including some listener stories about their experience in the game. Then everyone talks about the upcoming next-generation of consoles and the Battlefield 4 beta before Jeff talks about his brief experience with Beyond: Two Souls and Ozzie reels off the best of what he saw at this year's IndieCade. And to send you into your weekend, everyone breaks out a new round of Finishing Moves before the post-show Tailgate.

2hr 17mins

11 Oct 2013

Rank #10