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Wii To Utilize IGN/Gamespy Online Technology

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Nintendo have today announced that the Wii will use the same technology as the Nintendo DS for online play.

"This partnership will expand our wireless community of players on Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection," says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "Millions of Nintendo DS users have already logged on using GameSpy's technology, and now Wii owners will be able to do the same in a fun and easy-to-use environment."

Whilst the DS was nice and easy to get online, its hard to ignore that its left alot of gamers alittle bit disappointed by its features, especially in games like Mario Kart DS. Everyone here just hopes Nintendo have bought the "advanced" pack this time, with all those lovely bells and whistles ;)

[quote]"Nintendo has been an invaluable partner and we look forward to expanding our relationship with them in the future," said Jaime Berger, senior vice president of Consumer Products and Technology for IGN Entertainment. "Our goal is to extend our ground-breaking work on the Nintendo DS to provide Wii users with the social, community and multiplayer tools that we believe will expand the online gaming experience to the mass market."[quote]

Pokemon Battle Revolution, released on June 25 in the US, will be the first Wii game with multiplayer features.

[via nintendo.com]

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