Aug 13th, 2013

The GameFans podcast is back this time with a look at several Nintendo rumors and news, disappointing games we’ve played, and whether or not the size of the new consoles matters. Does size matter to you? Let us know!

You can hit play above for your listening pleasure, OR for those of you who have been asking for it, you can now find us on iTunes! Want to listen on your Wii U? Use the video above.

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[iTunes Show Link]

  • 01:44 PlayStation 4 news
  • 07:15 Android powered Amazon gaming console rumored in the works
  • 09:00 Xbox One news
  • 21:13 Nintendo news
  • 27:55 New all black 3DS XL releases, $175 at Target!
  • 29:03 This week’s events include Disney Infinity event and Call of Duty event
  • 32:47 Q&A Time
  • 52:45 Mark’s embarrassing story

If you have any questions, comments, or want us to talk about a specific topic on the podcast, hit us up at

Twitter Handles

Ashley King – @overlordror
Nick Kosmides – @kosmocrisis
Mark Hearn – @misterhearn

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  • Sdudyoy

    What is this? is this just a live chat thing can someone clear this up for me?

    • It’s a weekly podcast that myself, and the editors from Xbox One Daily and PS4 Daily do discussing gaming culture and news and rumors about all three consoles.

      • Sdudyoy

        Cool I would just watch it but my computer cant run it, I use a older computer so there’s alot of things it wont run.

        • kevin nun—-

          The Wii U can’t run it either..

        • incoherent1

          It’s available in the iTunes podcast section if that makes it more accessible!

          • Sdudyoy

            I don’t use Itoons i can’t run on my computer either,

      • Jared Garcia

        I think the industry created a hole in release cycles for post Christmas months. Other than one or two majors titles, it’s a very empty section of the year in favor to pre-holiday sales.

      • Zuxs13

        Ashley you should look into the cost of the Wii U. Reggie says they make a profit after one sale of a game with the Wii U. So that means they are making a loss on the Wii U Basic, i bet they are close to making a profit for the deluxe edition.

        I think they could cut out the Basic model and drop the Deluxe $50 and still be around the same boat they are right now, and yet help boost console sales.

        I wouldn’t rule out a price cut come October,

        • Michael DeVore

          Iwata corrected Reggie shortly after he made those remarks, but it’s still unclear how much of a loss they make on each system. I bet even Nintendo can’t put a hard figure on it until the end of the year. Too many of the parts are probably variable based on economies of scale.

          • Zuxs13

            Well if they drop the price and then sell 2, 3, 4 times as many consoles as currently are, they would be making more money then before they dropped the price…

          • Michael DeVore

            Not necessarily. It depends heavily on the level of losses incurred by doing that, and the number of games available to sell to make up the losses.

      • smithjases

        make this podcast a youtube video using a movie editor. simply put one still image and insert audio file. publish to computer and upload to yuotube. then i can finally listen to this on my gamepad

        • Will do, expect to see these on the Wii U Daily YouTube account from now on.

          • Tim Chaten

            Or even better record video too and release it as a real YouTube show …

  • AAAkabob

    Size makes all the difference, especially after using the Wii U gamepad…Talking about 3DS vs 3DS XL

    Btw the Circle pad isn’t going to happen, so you should just get one now. They’re not gonna add the second circle pad to alienate the hundred million that already has a 3DS.

    Also, I’m gonna have to say the Vita isn’t gonna sell anymore than it already is until there’s a killer app.

  • incoherent1

    Why?…. WHY did @overlordror:disqus have to point out that 3DS XL is on sale at Target?! I’ve been looking for reasons not to get one and this isn’t helping. 🙂

    • Michael DeVore

      Hmmm, do I buy this for my wife’s Christmas present, or do I wait for Holiday sales. Decisions Decisions.

  • Adrian

    Hah, I was actually going to come in here and say you guys should post a guide to what you talk about on these because I’ve never been able to listen (I can’t stream content on this computer, and when I get home at night, I usually have to make dinner, my gf, workout, play games, and watch anime).

    You provided a table of contents so I guess that’s as good as I’ll get short of a transcription haha.

    Unless you had a list of “topics” (basically the table of contents you already have) and for each topic, a sublist of “topic highlights”??

  • JeanPaul

    Size matters…. The Black WiiU is bigger than the white one….

    Couldn’t resist :/

    • Spencer Manigat

      Damn skippy.

  • AAAkabob

    I also really appreciate the humor in this one, most of your podcasts can get pretty dull. And Nick and Ashley should never try to give a synopsis of a game in this podcast cause it was almost painful to listen to lol

    • We’re loosening up and trying to get better at kidding around. I think that shines through. And you’re right, so far I’ve been terrible at describing games, but Nick is way worse. 😛

  • andrewjcole

    Uhhh… Wii U Daily, you might wanna fix this.

    • It’s been fixed, but the cache may still show the old version.

  • old_skool

    Hows about you have the podcast in a format the Wii U can stream, ya’ know, it is a Wii U site after all.

    • companyoflosers

      this podcast is posted on the ps4daily and xbox one dily versions of the site as well. its not just wii u players they are making these for. that being said, it would be nice if it were in a playable format for the wii u

      • old_skool

        Youtube…. end of discussion.

  • Eduardo

    (FUN).. Is all that matters.

  • mojack411

    I can attest to the lazy college kid example. My suitemates have
    the 360 and PS3 so I bring the Wii U to and fro. I’m the only one that
    flies and fitting in just the Wii U’s power brick into my small suit
    cases is annoying enough. Having to fit in the Xbox One’s power brick
    would be an absolute nightmare.

    Pikmin 3 was a fantastic game. I kinda blew through the story and have to go back and actually get all the fruit now. Not used to not having to rush through a Pikmin game lol.

    Humorous episode. I really enjoyed it. And even though this is Wii U Daily, I can’t help but hope the PS4/Vita bundle rumor is true. That would sell me on the console despite not being truly reverse compatible.

    And I love you guys too!

    • Petri

      Even though I think they could have made the Wii U’s brick a lot smaller.
      Still prefer the brick for obvious reasons.
      Though Wii U + brick still seems smaller than my PS3 Slim (which internal power supply I had to tweak, since it couldn’t stay on). and seems smaller than XBOne and PS4.

      Edit: smaller or about the same.

  • Duo

    where can I download this to my Android

    • Hey Duo,

      You’ll need a podcast manager app such as Pocket Casts or Beyond Pod. I personally recommend Pocket Casts, but it is a paid app. Beyond Pod is free. Once you have one of those apps, do a search for GameFans Podcast and you’ll find it.

      • bizzy gie

        No fair iGuys can just download it from iTunes.


      • Duo

        Cool thank you

  • Optimist

    Yoshida said you can play online on PS4 if a plus membership on your console during E3

    it’s not profile related

  • KosmoCrisis

    Ok, the podcast should work on your Wii U now. With a little trickery, we uploaded the mp3 as an mov to YouTube and embedded the video at the top of this post. I’ll do this for now on just for WiiUDaily, but keep trying the normal way whenever possible in case Nintendo decides to fix HTML5 in their browser. This YouTube thing takes several hours to convert. But I’m not complaining.