Nintendo & Gamespy working on online features.

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  1. Sky Blue Guest

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    OMG No online Wii Games in 07!! :rolleyes:
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Nice :) Still gives me hope for an online metroid this year. ( Crosses fingers & toes and anything in-between)
     
  3. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    [Not trying to be devil's advocate, but] isn't rankings data technically the only thing that they can do? Unless they have a Wii system update or something that eliminates the console code idea, there will still be a handcuff in place (somewhere) tied into console codes. Anything Gamespy adds on after the fact could be nice, but the underlying issue is still there, isn't it? (Or am I too tired to understand this idea this morning? :D)

    I wish Nintendo was doing this themselves, but...whatever. Beggars can't be choosers. :rolleyes: :p :D
     
  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Great...I wish this was sooner but none the less good. I hope they rip off live and do it the exact same way so I can read/answer messages ingame.

    What about headsets?



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  5. TheGimp macrumors 6502

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    I hope they release VC games with remote co-op in games that originally had local co-op. That way, those of us adults who don't leave near friends capable of faring well in games such as R-type III can co-op with our old friends and relatives living in different states and continents. A good example of remote co-op being successfully implemented in an arcade classic is Robotron 2084 in Xbox live arcade. I used to play that game co- using my IBM PC keyboard. Well sort of. I would control the movement using "qwe/asd/zxc" and my friend from next door would fire using "uio/jkl/m,."
     
  6. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Looks like an official press release. Could you post a like please?

    Interesting new trend for Nintendo.

    It looks like they're outsourcing parts of their offerings to outisde specialists more and more:

    - Wii browser: Opera
    - Online gameplay: GameSpy
     
  7. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Woo hoo online scoreboards, thats never been done before! :rolleyes:

    Lets hope that GameSpy can convince them to get rid of the Wii Code system. The one thing they could do to make it easier is that if someone adds your wii console number to theirs, SEND ME A F'N MESSAGE so i know that someone added it. How hard could that be, both MS and Sony do it with their online systems. If i add someone on PSN they are grey out and say "waiting for authorization", once they authorize and add me then i can see them.

    I hope Nintendo puts an actual online system in place, more than just scoreboards and trading levels (elebits). But quite honestly I wouldn't be surprised if they jsut let it blow up in their face again.. GCN ethernet adapter anyone?
     
  8. darkwing macrumors 65816

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    I don't understand why Nintendo fans can't understand the whole previous argument about online games in 2007 was for 3rd party titles. :rolleyes:
     
  9. srobert macrumors 68020

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    You guys all seem like very nice fellas, but really, the fighting is getting very old.

    (I like all consoles so every time someone takes an unwarranted jab at any of them, I feel targetted. Play nice with me.)
     
  10. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    Now, it's possible that I just don't have the reading comprehension of some, but to me,

    doesn't read: "will be providing online technology to Nintendo to use in first party titles". It seems pretty obvious that this is being provided to *other* publishers.

    I won't rehash the entire no online in 2007 argument, but the argument being made there was that it wasn't an official announcement, but rather the opinion of one person (who really didn't know).

    I don't see why everyone feels the need to argue over little crap like this. Maybe we could all just agree that we'd like to see some really nice online features with the Wii, and leave it at that...
     
  11. darkwing macrumors 65816

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    You're right. You don't.

    Nowhere does he mention "3rd party" and the article he posts cites Pokemon (1st party) as an example.
     
  12. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    Please let Super Smash Brothers Brawl have online multiplayer!!!!!
     
  13. michaelltd macrumors regular

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    I think he was jabbing at Ed H's original title from another thread before it was then changed to be more correct. That's all.
     
  14. Sky Blue thread starter Guest

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    You are correct, sir.
     
  15. darkwing macrumors 65816

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    Except that we went over that and fixed it, and even after that many people kept posting in there about what BS it is that the Wii won't have any online games.

    I still wonder why the Wii owners can so easily criticize Sony for leaving out rumble (which I also think was a bad move) while ignoring the fact there is no online Wii play at launch. (Oh I can trade scores/levels with you.. that shows great multiplayer tech.)
     
  16. michaelltd macrumors regular

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    Yay!
    ( Achievement Unlocked )

    :D
     
  17. Fezwick macrumors 6502

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    Sounds great. I doubt it will rival anything that Xbox Live has, but I hope it's something functional with some cool options.
     
  18. darkwing macrumors 65816

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    My apologies then for the misunderstanding.
     
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    I agree. It would be nice if it was that good, but it won't be. The friend code thing is absolutely ridiculous and very user un-friendly. Like Ed said, is it really that hard to let me know when someone has added me to their friend's list?? That's so aggravating! I would think it would be fairly easy to implement a notification system.

    Oh well, I'm not a hard core online gamer as it is so I won't be too bothered by not having a good community. A VoIP system would be nice to have so when I do play some of my friends on Mario Kart we could talk without having to use a laptop and Skype. ;)

    My expectations are rather low for Nintendo's online system, that way if they do come out with a halfway decent interface I'll be very pleasantly surprised! :)
     
  21. applekid macrumors 68020

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    Does this mean friend codes are abolished?

    This better rival X-Box Live and hopefully eventually means online Virtual Console games.
     
  22. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    One can only hope they do away with them, or atleast get a notification system going so that you know when someone adds you and you can respond to it.


    Dream on... (Don't hold your breath)
     
  23. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I like the Wii Code system. I don't like the codes, something shorter, or personalised would make it better but... I like loading my system up and not being clouded with requests from people who guessed my name/saw a screenshot/got my name any other way. It works as it says - friend code. not "stranger I met ingame" code.

    There's probably going to be some Online Stats channel that lists Mii's and their rankings. or integrate it into the message board, or a new online ranking button next to the message board button? Tie in with your Nintendo account and view your DS rankings too (they're already displayed on Ninty's site).
     
  24. Sky Blue thread starter Guest

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    No.


    Gamespy run the DS online system too.
     

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