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] If you have any questions, comments, or want us to talk about a specific topic on the podcast, hit us up at email@example.com. Twitter Handles Ashley King – @overlordror Nick Kosmides – @kosmocrisis Mark Hearn – @misterhearn The GameFans.com Podcast is brought to you by PS4 Daily, Wii U Daily, Xbox One Daily and their corresponding communities: PS4 Forums, Wii U Forums, and Xbox Forum. local_offer gamefans podcast Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Take a peek at this week’s Nintendo Dow 9 things you probably didn't know about Super Mario Bros. Insane Mario Maker level still unbeaten. Saul Fresnokila Rivera 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. Saul Fresnokila Rivera The 3DS is my next purchase…than I’ll make your post a reality ha 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. John Aguilera I agree with Mark that Red Dead Redemption is the best this generation. companyoflosers then you havnt played the last of us John Aguilera 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. Ashley King 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.” Ashley King Haha, gold! 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? Ashley King 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.