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Talking Point: Regional Online Multiplayer Misses the Point

Regional Online Multiplayer Misses the Point

Wii Sports Club keeps it local, unless you're in a PAL territory

Nintendo can work in mysterious ways at times, especially when it comes to online modes. Some will feel that the company doesn't actually deliver enough online gaming — with many titles committed to local multiplayer only — while we have others serving up regional online play...

First Impressions: The Conduit Multiplayer Madness

The Conduit Multiplayer Madness

Tom ventures to Sega’s London HQ to play the game that is on the tip of everyone’s tongue.

To say that The Conduit is eagerly anticipated would be a serious understatement – this is potentially the title that could be the next best thing since sliced Goldeneye. Imagine then the excitement I felt at the opportunity to visit Sega’s London offices to not only give the Conduit’s multiplayer..

News: Uh-oh! Wii Pay And Play...

Uh-oh! Wii Pay And Play...

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 will allow us to adapt flexibly." Meaning what Takashi? We can't all see..

News: Smash Bros. Brawl Online Confirmed

Smash Bros. Brawl Online Confirmed

Prepare for a worldwide brawl on the Wii.

We had suspected for months but today it is 100% concrete; we will be able to play each other on the sequel to the Gamecube's most praised fighting game. The Smash Bros. Dojo did not only confirm the presence of an online mode in Super Bros. Smash Brawl, but additionally went in to further detail explaining how the process will work. The two modes shared so..

News: Metroid Prime 3 - Not Online?

Metroid Prime 3 - Not Online?

Retro Studios have been quoted as saying there will be no online play in the forth coming Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Doh.

Interviewed by GamePro, Retro Studios CEO Michael Kelbaugh told the website that his studio's upcoming title Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will not feature online multiplayer. "It's something we talked about early on, but we only have so many resources. We opted to devote those..

News: Wii To Utilize IGN/Gamespy Online Technology

Wii To Utilize IGN/Gamespy Online Technology

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..

News: Wii Go Online Second Quarter Of 2007

Wii Go Online Second Quarter Of 2007

Reggie Fils-Aime has announced the full details of when we can expect to take the Wii online for multiplayer gaming.

Speaking with SpikeTV's Game Head Show he said: "The multiplayer is coming. During the Japanese launch, there is Pokémon Battle Revolution, and that's really the first one. There will be titles that we'll be announcing in first quarter 2007, that'll be multiplayer-enabled. So..

News: Reggie Talks Mii And MMORPG

Reggie Talks Mii And MMORPG

There has been talk on message boards for the past few weeks about exactly what way Nintendo will allow gamers to expand their Mii entity. Today the guy in the know (Reggie Fils-Aime of course) gave some details on what Wii owners can expect in the future.

Talking with Adam Reuters, Fils-Aime made the following comments: “We think the ability to customize your Mii is very fascinating, adding more..

News: Elebits Will Take Advantage Of Connect24

Elebits Will Take Advantage Of Connect24

Konami's eccentric yet innovative hide and seek title will be the first Wii game to take full advantage of the WiiConnect24 download system.

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu announced on their website today that WiiConnect24, which allows players to connect their Nintendo Wii consoles to the Internet, will be incorporated into the Konami action adventure title. Elebits will feature a number of..

News: 2 Million Unique DS Wi-Fi Connections

2 Million Unique DS Wi-Fi Connections

Thats the news straight from the horses mouth, there have now been 2 million individuals who have connected their DS online to play games.

The press release goes on to say that there have been 70 Million individual game sessions in just over 9 months (thats 7.8 million sessions a month!). Nintendo stated that they expect this figure to soar as they release new titles like the highly anticipated..

News: Wii Will Not Support Third Party Online Play Until 2007

Wii Will Not Support Third Party Online Play Until 2007

Looks like we're going to have to wait some time to get online play.

IGN published a preview for "Tony Hawks Downhill Jam" today and at the end it has a bit of information regarding the titles online status. IGN claim that third party developers will not be able to utilise the online interface for the Wii until well into 2007. Of course I don't think this is going to affect first party support for..

News: Wi-Fi Wii Details Accidentally Leaked?

Wi-Fi Wii Details Accidentally Leaked?

Thats what the current rumor is, thanks to a number of people who stumbled onto a "hidden" page of Nintendo's Wii website.

This page contained some interesting news regarding online play and a couple of the games. The biggest news surrounded the two games that were mentioned to have online play. They were Super Smash Brothers Brawl (referred to as Super Smash Brothers Dojo) and Tony Hawks Downhill..

News: European Wild World Gets Flower Power

European Wild World Gets Flower Power

Nintendo are encouraging all European Wild World players to use their Wi-fi connection by offering a free item.

European players of Nintendo's hugely successful title Animal Crossing Wild World are going to be in for a treat when they use their game online between the 17th - 23rd of this month. Those lovely people at Nintendo will give each player who pops online during that period a 'Fire Flower'..

News: The Portable Opera Experience

The Portable Opera Experience

Opera blogger posts about his hands on experience with the DS version of Opera

US Opera blogger has recently had the chance to play with a prototype version of the Opera software for Nintendo's portable device, the DS. His post describes exactly how easy the browser is to use and an overview of the features. "Getting online with the Opera software was just as easy as it is with any Nintendo DS..

News: Opera DS Bound For July In Japan

Opera DS Bound For July In Japan

Opera announced that the DS Web Browser will launch on July 24th in Japan for 3,800 YEN.

Those chilly Norwegians have announced further details surrounding the launch of the Opera Web Browser for Nintendo DS. "Opera Software today announced that the Opera Web browser for Nintendo DS will be released in Japan on July 24. The DS browser will initially be sold online only at a price of 3,800 yen,..

News: Animal Crossing Returns For Wii

Animal Crossing Returns For Wii

Nintendo executive Katsuya Eguchi has revealed details about the online features of Animal Crossing Wii.

In an interview with Kikizo, Eguchi has confirmed that the Wii Connect 24 service will ensure that your console is online all the time, which will open up lots of new ideas for games such as Animal Crossing. "With the example of Animal Crossing, one of the things that might be possible is..

News: Animal Crossing Easter Eggs

Animal Crossing Easter Eggs

Nintendo set to don the Bunny Suit and deliver some Easter Eggs into the Wild World.

Drop your chocolate eggs, Nintendo have a present for you. Well, only if you've managed to get your hands on Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS. Exploiting the online features of Wild World, Nintendo's easter bunny will be delivering special goodies to all Animal Crossing inhabitants this weekend,..

News: Opera DS To Reach Japan In June

Opera DS To Reach Japan In June

News comes that the DS version of the Opera Web Browser will be released in June for the Japanese.

Nintendo announced its partnership with Opera to deliver a Web Browser for the Nintendo DS unit earlier this year. They have now announced that the first version of the software will be released in Japan this coming June. Date for North America and Europe are still unknown. The browser will be..

News: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Gains Momentum

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Gains Momentum

Over 1 Million unique players and 27 Million connections Nintendo break into the online market.

Barely 4 months old and Nintendo's online gaming service "Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection" has clocked an impressive 27,000,000 connections with over 1,000,000 unique players. Quite an achievement for such a young service. In previously years Nintendo were reluctant to move into the Online Gaming market,..