Jul 2nd, 2013


I have returned! That’s right, this week the GameFans podcast is back with myself, Mark, and Nick discussing some of the crazy news this past week, including Don Mattrick leaving Microsoft for Zynga, the big PlayStation Summer Sale that’s going on, and EA’s huge 180 on whether the Frostbite 3 engine can run on the Wii U. SPOILER. IT CAN.

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!

[iTunes Show Link]

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  • I have the old Wii on with the WiiMC app playing Radio Nintendo in the background as I listen to this podcast on the laptop…while also playing Resident Evil Revelations on the gamepad (off-tv and on mute of course)…

    The advantages of playing directly on the gamepad is now evident haha

    • KosmoCrisis

      That’s hardcore! You forgot to mention that you were playing your 3DS in full 3D mode with your feet and small cymbals glued to your butt cheeks to signal the top of the hour and a potty break.

  • Ismael Ototo

    Looks like she forgot to say that there’s another way to add friends on the Wii U. Through Miiverse, you just have to look down your friend and send him a friendship request; all he has to do is accept it.

    • KosmoCrisis

      I figured this was another way. Don’t know why she didn’t mention it. Maybe because she knew The Last of Us was on the docket and that threw her of her game.

  • kenny Johnson

    Audio still seems awfully quiet for me. I have to turn my computer volume to the max to hear it well.

    • KosmoCrisis

      Yeah, I’m definitely going to fix this for future shows. I had Ashley’s levels at Max. Maybe we need to talk into the mic a bit more. Mark sounded fine I’m sure.

  • I agree with Mark that Red Dead Redemption is the best this generation.

    • companyoflosers

      then you havnt played the last of us

      • I don’t own a PS3 but I did watch my roommate play the first 30 mins of it and I was really into the story.

        • companyoflosers

          the only reason id say the last of us over red dead is because red dead didnt innovate very much. basically just a gta in the old west. i havnt gotten through it yet so ill just assume the story is good but heres the thing. the last of us has a VERY interesting set of gameplay mechanics that only makes the story that much better. when you story is great but its also backed by awesome gameplay, id say that gives it the win. i dont own a ps3 either but ive played through it at a friends as well and im sad that it didnt come out on any other platform.

    • Petri

      That is the only game I regret for not playing, not too late though.

      I got kind of turned off from western themed games after playing couple of some really gay western FPS games.

      • Probably the Call of Juarez games. Don’t let those taint you from the otherwise excellent experience that is Red Dead Redemption.

  • Samuel Mungy

    There is a start menu on Windows 8. Go to the bottom left of your screen and it should pop up.

    • Robert Butters

      Yea, but it opens up the tiles. Tiles are different than start menu, just ask microsoft.

      • Samuel Mungy

        Not the tiles, it shows the old windows thing. I got this tip a while ago but I decided to put ubuntu on my computer instead since I program most of the time.

    • ICHI

      It’s still stupid though it feels like MS don’t trust us with our own PC’s and they needed to hide everything.

      • Samuel Mungy

        Yeah, Microsoft makes small things like that stupidly complicated.

  • MetroidZero

    Don Mattrick: “If you don’t have online access to play FarmVille, we have rakes, shovels and hoes…those are offline devices.”

  • Robert Butters

    “If you wanna play battlefield 4 to the best of its ability, you are gunna need a pc, I’m sorry.”
    oooo burn

  • Zuxs13

    What is the name of the song you use at the beginning of your podcasts?

    • It’s actually a royalty free track we purchased for the podcast on Audio Jungle.

  • ICHI

    Though I like the opening music why is it so long, it’s not like you have a credits screen or animation to show?

  • Guest

    Oh and I would love a new duck hunt game or even Gyromite!

  • ICHI

    I don’t understand the problem with friend requesting? I can look someone up and send them a friend request which they get notification of just like on XBOX or PS3 but you can also do it automatically if you both do it at the same time?

  • HypocritesRROD

    Don Matteick resigned from microsoft because he knows that the xbox is a failure. Nobody pre-ordered that crap. Microsoft is DOOMED!

    Xbots will be on damage control mode. Lol.