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News: WiiWare Publishers Lament Release Date Shambles

WiiWare Publishers Lament Release Date Shambles

When WiiWare was first announced Nintendo proclaimed that it would revolutionize the way we buy our videogames. This was more than mere hyperbole; digital distribution undoubtedly allows smaller developers and publishers to get their product to consumers with the minimum of expense. However, it would appear that the process of getting games onto people’s machines is running a lot less smoothly than Nintendo might have you believe.

We’ve spoken to one WiiWare developer (who understandably wishes to remain anonymous) and they have a slightly less positive tale to tell about the way Nintendo handles WiiWare titles. It seems that getting solid release da..

News: WiiWare microtransactions - good or bad thing?

WiiWare microtransactions - good or bad thing?

Well it was inevitable really, along with the first pieces of pricing information for the Japanese WiiWare lineup we are now already hearing about WiiWare microtransactions.

According to this week's issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Genki will be releasing an add-on pack for its Japanese WiiWare launch puzzler, LONPOS for 500 Wii Points. We...

News: WiiWare vs Xbox Live Arcade - Fight!

WiiWare vs Xbox Live Arcade - Fight!

As part of its WiiWare Week, Develop has been getting reactions from studios that have signed up for Nintendo’s new service and the responses have been somewhat surprising.

Nintendo is currently working hard to make sure developers know the benefits of WiiWare, not only from a creative point of view but from a financial one, too. One anonymous...

News: WiiWare and Retro Gaming

WiiWare and Retro Gaming

Nintendo’s WiiWare service will be with us soon and with it comes the tantalizing promise of liberation for small-scale developers. It should grant diminutive studios the opportunity to create fun and affordable experiences without having to worry about such complicated factors as distribution and inventory management, which is obviously great.

But will the service also be used to for retro..

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