Uh-oh! Wii Pay And Play...
Posted by Sammy Barker
Nintendo are to introduce new extensions to the Nintendo Wi-Fi experience that come with an additional charge. Sammy's not a happy chappy.
During Nintendo's presentation at the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco last week, Takashi Aoyama explained that they will begin "collecting fees for some services [that] will allow us to adapt flexibly." Meaning what Takashi? We can't all see through that business-jargon?
Games that use the new service titled "Pay and Play" will carry a red logo on the box as if to say to Wii owners: "DANGER! DANGER! You have to pay to play with me online. After all Nintendo promised about making gaming cheap, accessible and online gaming free, I am now carrying a monthly fee to zap all your wages so you can't afford to buy any PS3 games."
Seriously though, I'm interested to see what Nintendo are going to do here. If they're introducing something akin to Live with a good 10 games to fully take full advantage of it then I'm convinced.
If we're talking anything less than that you can colour me "pissed off".