Sep 5th, 2013

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This week on the GameFans podcast we had a lot of news to cover, including the announcement of the Nintendo 2DS and the price drop for the Wii U. Nick is still adamant that the 2DS feels like a Leap Frog toy, while Mark admits he was on the verge of pre-ordering. We also found out the release date for the Xbox One this week, while Sony had a few announcements of their own. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!

01:15 Happy Birthday Mark!
02:48 Sony news: The Playroom DLC by Double Fine, Divekick launching alongside PS4, Rayman Vita missing levels – patch confirmed
08:20 Nintendo news: Rayman Legends on Wii U selling best, Wii U price drop, New 2DS handheld announced sans 3D, Pokemon 3DS XL SE
23:30 Microsoft new: Xbox One has a release date, 8 controllers supported, Xbox One’s in fully production
39:18 Daily sites don’t allow trolls – be warned!
44:09 Talkin’ bout movies: Pain & Gain, Dredd
48:30 What We’re Playing: Spelunky (Vita), Splinter Cell (Wii U), DuckTales Remastered (Wii U), Killzone: Mercenary (Vita)

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  • Arthur Jarret

    Lucky article no.777!

    Checked the nintendo part – I’ll listen to the rest of the podcast tomorrow.

    • Arthur Jarret

      Great podcast! Sorry you have to suffer some crazy people in the comments section.

      You really should have listened to mufasa…

      • I like keeping it clean here. Before I started people hated the comments section on the site. I like to think I’ve contributed in helping clean it up. 🙂

        • Arthur Jarret

          I agree, you’ve done a great job!

          I’ve been here since the Wii U launched and I have enjoyed my time on the comment section a lot more as time went on.

          Far too often on forums, moderation feels a little like dictatorship – so it also helps that you do have a good sense about who is actually trolling and who just has an alternate opinion or places ironic comments and is called a troll because of that (which does happen a lot) – it keeps the discussions within the comments lively.

  • Re4wii2008

    Congrats on 777 Articles!

  • Mark

    Lucky number of articles!

  • Non_Specific_Action_Figure
    • Elitepwnsface

      Why would you want such a garbage game on such an amazing console. Come on now. Its such a cash grab. At least on Microsoft’s console.

      • Fred

        It’s a really great game.

        • Elitepwnsface

          Is there an exploration aspect i can do without having to build stuff? All i ever see is people building stuff… Never see god weapons or fighting monsters or anything

          • Annonymous

            Becuase you have a poor imagination and you don’t really car about the gameplay. :9 just stop bitching about the game.

          • Pikachief

            Yes. When I play alone or with my sister I normally build things. She builds houses and I build dungeons with actual puzzles and exploration and secrets.

            When I play it online I play survival mode with my cousin and friends and we just try to survive and hunt for items and kill stuff while trying to gather resources and build a bigger and better shelter.

          • Elitepwnsface

            I picked up cube world a month back. Its still in alpha. But its something i would rather see on the wii u.

        • Elitepwnsface

          Now Cube World. That is a great game.

    • Pikachief

      I’m sure its been said multiple times, but minecraft would fit PERFECTLY on Wii U. I bought it in beta on PC, and I bought it to play with my online friends on 360, but I’d love to buy it for the controls and off-tv play on Wii U.

      • Non_Specific_Action_Figure

        Yea! It would be beast

    • Arthur Jarret

      It would be amazing if they could get cross-platform play like on that chess game – being able to play (and share!) together with people who own the PC version – but using the pad to draw items from resources and craft your world.

      It would not only improve the game for all the wii U users that are late to the party – but it would also make the Wii U version a great companion piece to people who already play the PC edition.

  • Fred

    8 controllers would be useful playing NBA 2K That doesn’t require split screen.

    I play couch multiplayer ALMOST EVERY DAY I do it 20 times more often then I play multiplayer online that’s why I play Nintendo more then Playstation/xbox

  • Michael DeVore

    He probably did this in response to this Podcast, but Guest10000000 changed his ID to TheScienceEnthusiast1130

  • Fred

    Speaking of Rayman Legends, someone on Miiverse showed me this deal Rayman Legends for $45

  • sd

    Ashley. Great discussion about trolling and for the record I agree with your philosophy on the issue. All consoles and games have their pros and cons and being able to discuss other peoples views is definitely a plus. You don’t always have to agree with each other but as long as its not just trolling then it is is good.

    As for stalking, that’s just sad hopefully he stops. He follows my comments and talks to me on other sites so I will mention this to him as well, but I doubt it will make a difference. Who knows.

    • I believe the call out has embarrassed him, since he’s since deleted the tweets I mentioned.

      • sd

        Good it should embarrass him and I hope he stops. Whatever our views on the articles we need to keep perspective. They are only games at the end of the day. Plus your articles get to the point without bias. That is good, I get frustrated with articles reporting stories and then twisting them simply due to the bias of the reporter.

        So keep up the good work and hopefully you get some peace now.

  • Adrian

    Psht, the first thing I’ll do when I meet a girl/woman is ask her age.
    P.S. Cool accent Ashley! (My first time listening).

    P.S.2. Hells yeah Nick! I own a Prius also. So I know exactly what you are saying.

    • Hahah, I forget that as much as I enunciate my words on podcasts and things, my accent is still there. 🙂

      • Adrian

        Hah, it’s not a bad thing. I suppose from your perspective I would have an accent too.

  • Petri

    Rayman on Vita missing content, Ubisoft running to announce to patch it up.
    Splinter Cell Wii U missing a mode, Ubisoft is nowhere to be seen.

    I think I saw developers mention it could be possible to patch it in later, but other than that, it’s just wait and see.

  • I was hoping to have a drink with Mark some day :/