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Weekend Confirmed: The Video Game Show

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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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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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Miss this so much!

By FromAutumnToSal - Sep 01 2016
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Release the podcast to Garnett! Game Fly isn't doing anything with it!

Incredible podcast with a wonderful host

By Skyhawk0190 - Feb 15 2014
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Can't wait to see what Garnett and friends do next.

iTunes Ratings

1313 Ratings
Average Ratings
1162
63
29
24
35

Miss this so much!

By FromAutumnToSal - Sep 01 2016
Read more
Release the podcast to Garnett! Game Fly isn't doing anything with it!

Incredible podcast with a wonderful host

By Skyhawk0190 - Feb 15 2014
Read more
Can't wait to see what Garnett and friends do next.
Cover image of Weekend Confirmed: The Video Game Show

Weekend Confirmed: The Video Game Show

Updated 4 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 192 - 11/22/2013

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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.

Nov 22 2013

2hr 14mins

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Rank #2: Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 190 - 11/08/2013

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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.

Nov 08 2013

2hr 15mins

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Rank #3: Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 189 - 11/01/2013

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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.

Nov 01 2013

2hr 19mins

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Rank #4: Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 188 - 10/25/2013

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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.

Oct 25 2013

2hr 13mins

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Rank #5: Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 182 - 09/13/2013

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Weekend Confirmed is ready to formally wrap up another week. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in the Shacknews tandem of Andrew Yoon and Ozzie Mejia to discuss the latest news to come from Sony, including the PS Vita TV. But first, Jeff kicks off the show by talking about his experience with Final Fantasy XIV before discussing World of Warcraft's latest 5.4 patch. Talk then shifts to games by the dozen, including Grand Theft Auto V's dizzying number of missions, while Andrew catches us up on several upcoming releases, like XCOM: Enemy Within, Dying Light, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Peggle 2. The show finishes up with discussion of Puppeteer, Killzone: Mercenary, and The Wonderful 101 before ushering in the weekend with Finishing Moves and this week's Tailgate.

Sep 13 2013

2hr 17mins

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Rank #6: Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 202 - 01/31/2014

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This is it. Come confirm your weekends one last time. Join hosts Garnett Lee, Jeff Cannata, and Brian Leahy, reunited one more time with all of your favorite guests from the last 202 episodes: The Escapist's Andrea Rene, Joystiq's Xav de Matos, The Odd Gentleman's Nikole Zivalich, Christian Spicer, and "Indie" Jeff Mattas. We are ghost.

Jan 31 2014

3hr 4mins

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Rank #7: Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 201 - 01/24/2014

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Jeff Cannata is preparing for his play's premiere on Friday night, so that leaves host Garnett Lee to lead Weekend Confirmed into Episode 201 with Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia playing the co-pilot role. They welcome in Sega Mobile's Ethan Einhorn and Area 5's (and former 1up Show alum) Matt Chandronait to break down what happened this week with everything involving Microsoft, EA, and Machinima, discussing how it could potentially affect an audience's perception of YouTube content providers. The talk then turns towards the world of mobile game development and how much of a brave new world it becomes for newcomers, especially those coming in from the media. The crew then recaps the Shacknews Best of 2013 (particularly Gone Home at #3 and the gradual backlash that's built across the online sphere towards The Fullbright Company's game) before jumping into the many possibilities presented by remote play through the Vita, the Wii U GamePad, and Nvidia's Shield. The show finishes up with a look back at Final Fantasy XIII-2 (and the lead-in to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII-3), Starbound, and Rust. The show wraps up with a fresh round of Finishing Moves, leading into next week's final episode from the Atlantis Group Studios.

Jan 24 2014

2hr 11mins

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Rank #8: Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 200 - 01/17/2014

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Weekend Confirmed is celebrating a milestone today with its 200th episode! Join hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata, along with the Shacknews duo of Andrew Yoon and Ozzie Mejia, as they journey forward by looking into the problems that are plaguing Nintendo and what they can do to keep their boat above water. The topic then turns into the best-selling games of the year and what they mean for games and innovation moving forward. Then Garnett talks about Don't Starve and whether certain games would benefit more from assisting players more at the beginning. Then it's time to celebrate by looking back at the very first episode of Weekend Confirmed and where the world of games has gone since that day back in 2010. Look back upon 200 episodes with some of your favorite clips and rejoice in new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

Jan 17 2014

2hr 42mins

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Rank #9: Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 199 - 01/10/2014

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Weekend Confirmed is one step closer to a major milestone, having reached Episode 199! Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to talk about a whole lot of CES fallout, including Valve's reveal of Steam Machines and whether they're viable in the gaming market. That's followed by some talk about DayZ before jumping into Titanfall's announcement of 6v6 multiplayer and how it could potentially compare to other shooters like MAG, PlanetSide 2, Resistance 2, and Brink. Focus then shifts to the upcoming Alien: Isolation before discussing the Bravely Default demo and Republique. The show wraps up with an extensive conversation about PlayStation Now and what Sony could potentially make out of this new service. The 199th episode ends with a new round of Finishing Moves, followed by the post-show Tailgate.

Jan 10 2014

2hr 14mins

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Rank #10: Weekend Confirmed - Ep. 181 - 09/06/2013

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It's a Weekend Confirmed Birthday Celebration! Host Garnett Lee celebrates his birthday, along with co-host Jeff Cannata, "Indie" Jeff Mattas, and The Escapist's Andrea Rene. They talk about the Xbox One release date and the landscape of the gaming world this fall. That leads to discussion of the many games covered at this year's PAX Prime, including those featured at this year's Indie Megabooth. Everyone's also been playing a number of games themselves, including Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Lost Planet 3, and Outlast. And then it's full-speed ahead on the new NFL season, so the Finishing Moves segment is cut a little short to help make way for the year's first Tailgate.

Sep 06 2013

2hr 9mins

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