The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 133: Wii U Post-Mortem

This week on The Gaming Outsider Podcast, we decided to have a little post-mortem for the Wii U before the Nintendo Switch officially releases next week. We invited back Shannon Moore to discuss our feelings on the Wii U in general and also explore what the console needed to do for us specifically in order to be more successful. Also, the crew covers the latest gaming news including the Switch UI being leaked by a thief, the new account setup for the Nintendo eShop, and Crash Bandicoot: N’Sane Trilogy’s official release date. Games we discuss this week are Shift Happens, Mortal Kombat XL, Ratchet & Clank (2016), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and more. Grab the episode now via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio and TuneIn. Don’t forget to check out our Patreon page at and consider supporting the show for some sweet extra content as well. Thanks and enjoy the show!

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Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 13:31) Welcome/Introduction

(13:32 – 30:03) News/Trailers (possible backwards compatability for the Nintendo Switch/eShop, a stolen Switch that showed us the UI, release date for Crash Bandicoot)

(30:04 – 37:20) What has SHANNON been playing? (“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare”, “Fire Emblem: Birthright”)

(37:21 – 41:24) What has SCOTT been playing? (“Shift Happens”)

(41:25 – 51:04) What has ZACH been playing? (“Resident Evil: Biohazard” [beat], “Mortal Kombat XL”)

(51:05 – 1:00:24) What has JOSH been playing? (“Ratchet and Clank” [beat])

(1:00:25 – 1:31:24) “From the Outside In” Topic: Our take on the Wii U as a console.

(1:31:25 – 1:32:31) Closing


Josh Faulkner

Josh is a native Ohio-an who grew up in a small town that had very little for kids to do. As a result, Josh picked up video games at a very young age. Video games played a huge part in his childhood and continued to do so in his adult life. Starting out on an Atari 2600 when he was 3 years old, gaming has sort of grown up alongside with Josh and continues to be his biggest hobby. As an IT technician by day, Josh is an aspiring gaming writer by night who founded a few websites including 16 Bit Heroes and Too Busy Gaming, while also dabbling in retro gaming YouTube videos and live streaming events.