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News: Nintendo Wants to Keep Old Titles Fresh with DLC

Nintendo Wants to Keep Old Titles Fresh with DLC

Add-ons a-go-go

It's a common problem in these days of overly crammed release schedules: wait around for a few weeks and you might find that the game you've just spent your precious pennies on is already considered old hat. The community has already moved on to the next title, nobody wants to talk about it any longer and, while it might still be...

News: Wii U to Get Online User Accounts

Wii U to Get Online User Accounts

About time

While Xbox 360's Gamertag and PlayStation Network's PSN ID systems have allowed unique online identifiers for some time, Nintendo's 3DS, Wii and DS have lagged behind in the online space. Speaking to investors, president Satoru Iwata revealed Wii U will get individual user accounts for online services. Iwata said: Also for the Wii U, we...

News: Nintendo Zone Heading to UK Airports

Nintendo Zone Heading to UK Airports

It's taking off

Nintendo UK has confirmed an agreement with the curiously-named Boingo Wireless to provide free Wi-Fi access in a number of major British airports, a move that will also bring Nintendo Zone to the UK for the first time. This is ideal news for jet-setters who fancy a bit of eShop browsing while waiting for their flight. It's important to note that 3DS consoles will only connect to..

News: Join the Official Nintendo Life Mario Kart 7 Communities

Join the Official Nintendo Life Mario Kart 7 Communities

Let's see some skill

Mario Kart 7 is out around the world this week, and to get you all playing together we've set up an official Nintendo Life community for you to join. To make sure everyone finds something to enjoy we've set up a range of game types, all in the 150cc class. To join the Nintendo Life community on Mario Kart 7, follow these steps:...

News: Mario Kart Communities Intended for 3DS Operating System

Mario Kart Communities Intended for 3DS Operating System

What happened?

The online communities function in Mario Kart 7 was originally supposed to be a system-wide function, according to director Kosuke Yabuki in a new Iwata Asks MK7 uses communities to allow players to gather together and share times and progress, somewhat like a clan. According to Yabuki, this feature was supposed to be included in the...

News: Peter Moore Bigs Up Wii U's Online Functions Again

Peter Moore Bigs Up Wii U's Online Functions Again

But won't say what they are

EA's chief operating officer Peter Moore has been a vocal supporter of the Wii U already: back in August he appeared totally confident in the console's online features, and in a recent interview with Famitsu he reaffirmed this commitment with some glowing words. Most intriguing are the hints at the Wii U's online...

News: Nintendo Explains Lack of Online Play in Star Fox 64

Nintendo Explains Lack of Online Play in Star Fox 64

You might be surprised

The multiplayer mode in Star Fox 64 3D is a lot of fun, but the need to gather four 3DS owners in one place has irritated gamers who'd rather play online with friends far and wide. Why didn't that feature make it into the game? Nintendo's Yusuke Amano recently explained in an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine. Amano...

News: Dragon Quest X Requires Online Connection

Dragon Quest X Requires Online Connection

Subscription confirmed too

The revelation of Dragon Quest X for Wii and Wii U came with some uncertainty: will the game be fully playable offline, and will it require a subscription fee to play online? Now a Square Enix FAQ has answered the questions, with mixed results. According to AndriaSang, the document claims that you'll need an Internet...

News: EA Totally Confident in Wii U Online Functions

EA Totally Confident in Wii U Online Functions

Digs controller too

Electronic Arts' chief operating officer Peter Moore has been around the block once or twice in this industry. He first came to gamers' attention at SEGA of America before he moved to spearhead Microsoft's Xbox and Xbox 360, and he was recently promoted to COO of the company after being president of its EA Sports division. He's...

News: EA Sports Working Closely with Nintendo on Wii U's Online

EA Sports Working Closely with Nintendo on Wii U's Online

Vice president happy with Nintendo's attitude

Nintendo has expressed its own dissatisfaction with its online efforts and it's clearly one area that will need to be tackled with the upcoming Wii U. When Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aime spoke to Forbes, he talked about implementing a more flexible online system that will appeal to developers and it now seems that EA Sports might be..

News: Fils-Aime: "Wii U Welcomes Publishers' Online Networks"

Fils-Aime: "Wii U Welcomes Publishers' Online Networks"

"Be water, my friend."

When Nintendo's CEO and president is vocally unhappy about something, you know it's going to filter down and action will be taken to try to rectify the problem. Speaking at the investor's meeting as part of E3 2010, Satoru Iwata professed Nintendo's dissatisfaction with its own online efforts. That was over a year ago, and since then, the company has rolled out a more..

News: Iwata Talks Wii U Voice Chat and Social Networking

Iwata Talks Wii U Voice Chat and Social Networking

Promising improvements

Nintendo's not revealed much of its online plans for Wii U, other than saying it represents a massive leap forward, but President Satoru Iwata spoke to investors after E3 to reveal a little more about the company's pledge to give developers more freedom in creating online environments. Referring to the company's current model of offering a rather rigid online structure for..

News: Nintendo Taking "Massive Leap" with Wii U's Online Set-Up

Nintendo Taking "Massive Leap" with Wii U's Online Set-Up

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live might want to watch out

Nintendo might feel that it's finally starting to get the hang of digital storekeeping, but what about a console's online presence and functionality? Speaking to Eurogamer, Nintendo marketing manager Rob Lowe explained the importance of having a strong online set-up now as opposed to having...

News: Mission in Snowdriftland Returns this December

Mission in Snowdriftland Returns this December

chick chick BOOM's older brother is coming back as well

If you've been paying attention to Nintendo happenings on the internet for the past few years, you might be familiar with a little game called Mission in Snowdriftland, which was only available for about a month at the tail end of 2006. A conjunction between Nintendo and Extra Toxic, it was basically an advent calendar advertising one Nintendo..

News: Broken Rules Feels Let Down by Nintendo's Online Strategy

Broken Rules Feels Let Down by Nintendo's Online Strategy

Co-founder Felix Bohatsch explains the issues he has with the Wii Shop Channel

Let's face facts: Nintendo could have implemented a more robust online service for the Wii. If not only for the gamers, then at least for developers and itself. Ironically, limitations are probably what encourages alternative gaming concepts but no one wants to work with...

News: Sonic Colours DS Includes Leaderboards and Online Multiplayer

Sonic Colours DS Includes Leaderboards and Online Multiplayer

Wii gets leaderboards too

We knew that Sonic Colours Wii is going to feature cooperative multiplayer, but an IGN interview with Sonic Team lord Takashi Iizuka has revealed the DS version will also feature multiplayer, either through local wireless play or online via Nintendo WiFi Connection. As opposed to the Wii version's cooperative play the DS game will include a head-to-head race mode for..

News: Sakurai Testing, Testing Kid Icarus: Uprising's Online Features

Sakurai Testing, Testing Kid Icarus: Uprising's Online Features

May have versus mode, may not. Who knows?

We didn't get chance to wrestle with Kid Icarus: Uprising at the 3DS event in London as the game's still being feverishly worked on behind the scenes, and a recent interview with GamesMaster Magazine reveals the game's online modes are still taking shape. Masahiro Sakurai: The online capabilities are currently being tested. There could be some versus play..