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Topic: Could/Should Nintendo incorporate WiFi with VC?

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plankton88

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Imagine playing SSB 64 on the VC. Now imagine connecting to the internet and playing in a Wifi match with thousands of people. Could it really be that difficult for Nintendo to incorporate Wifi with a VC title? I love Nintendo, but this is where the Xbox has them beat. Not every title has to be Wifi, just a few here and there. Voice your opinion here and what game(s) you would like to see have Wifi on the VC. Maybe , just maybe we will be heard. My vote of course is for SSB 64 and Mario Kart 64.

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Adam

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Nintendo's VC line-up outmatches the retro offerings on both competitors' consoles combined. I think it would be too much work and would build up unrealistic expectations for online play in every VC game. With WiiWare, they can just remake a game to add online play, like they did with the excellent Dr. Mario. Even with the drizzle of VC titles we're getting, adding online might slow it even more. I'd rather Nintendo continue its practice of keeping VC for pure retro-ocity and WW for new games and reimaginings.

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Sean_Aaron

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Yeah, I'm content with just getting the games out on a decent schedule. They didn't originally have online; I don't see why they need it.

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Danny_August

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I highly doubt it...I cannot be 100% sure, but the Wii seems to emulate the VC titles. To incorporate WiFi multi-player, the titles would have to be re-programmed.

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plankton88

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I am really surprised. I thought for sure people would be on board for this. With the amount of money Nintendo has been making of the past few years, they could easily add online play to just a few very popular titles. I never said all. If Xbox can do it with almost 200 arcade games including old arcade classics that were on the NES/N64, You think TMNT arcade was supposed to wifi, or Joust? You can even play Sonic 2 online. They have been done so it can't be that hard. Nintendo can do it with at least a few of their VC titles. Even the user made community games have online play. Cm'on online Tecmo Bowl would be great! Leader boards, tournaments sounds great to me!

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Stevie

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I would be interested in this, i would love to play something like Micro Machines or Street Fighter via wi-fi, if someone mentions this to Capcom it would give them a valid reason to release yet another iteration of Street Fighter, surely they would jump at the chance

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Adam

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Yea, I know you didn't say all, but imagine a VC with 1/10 games featuring online. How well do you think the other games would sell? Not nearly as well as those that do, which would require other developers to constantly up the ante. Plus, that wouldn't be emulation. None of the systems on VC are online capable. For it to work, they'd have to be reprogrammed, in which case why not just put it on WiiWare? There are quite a few WiiWare updates of old games in the works or already out, so it's not like the option isn't there.

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Sean_Aaron

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If they had to rework everything there'd be a fraction of the titles on the VC that there are now.

Frankly if they're going to do the code for networking the games I'd rather see a ground-up remake for WiiWare with those features.

I also don't like the Special Edition release of Star Wars -- does it show?

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Party_On_Dude

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LOOK PEOPLE... there's a REASON classics are classics; & origonal games are origonal games for many, many million reasons!!!!! :(
SCREW XBOXLive!!!!! :(

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Atlantis1982

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>.> Well I recall Nintendo saying no to online features for VC games. Only one that had a major overhaul was Pokemon Snap, and perhaps the VCA with IR functionality, but that is a given but a good given.

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plankton88

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Geez, might as well close this topic up. apparently the choice has been made. Classics are classics, that's why I own most of the original cartridges that are on the VC now. There are only THREE reasons people even download VC titles:

1. They never played it before
2. Played it before, and just like the having it on the Wii so they don't have to get out their old console.
3. Used to own the game, but don't have the old console anymore.

I just figured that if I am going to buy it again it would be nice to get something besides just the same game on my Wii. That why I only download Wiiware games, because I still like to play the older games on the original systems. Now, that is classic! Not playing SMB with a wiimote. The only reason I own a Xbox is for the arcade. Banjo was the main reason. Tooie will be out next week in HD 16:9 AND have WIFI support. Yipee!

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Sean_Aaron

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Atlantis1982 wrote:

perhaps the VCA with IR functionality, but that is a given but a good given.

I can confirm that Solvalou and Starblade, VCA on-rails space shooters both use the IR and to great effect. In fact I'd say that outside of an actual flight yoke controller the IR will be the best experience for this kind of game possible at home. If Atari's Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back titles ever see the light of day on the VCA it would be excellent; as it is I need to settle for a trackball or badly calibrated Playstation thumbstick when I play on my Mac which just doesn't feel right at all...

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