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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..

News: Iwata: Nintendo Looking to Improve Online Efforts

Iwata: Nintendo Looking to Improve Online Efforts

Company is "not satisfied" with current functionality

When it comes to online functionality, Nintendo doesn't rank particularly high among developers – and they know it. Earlier, Shigeru Miyamoto expressed the company's need to rethink it's online strategy on a macro level. Now, in an investor Q&A session held during E3 last week (via Kotaku), CEO Satoru Iwata explained t

News: Wii Least Connected of U.S. Consoles

Wii Least Connected of U.S. Consoles

America offline

Blame it on complicated friend codes or a lack of vauntable trophies and accomplishments, but according to a survey conducted by The Diffusion Group, only 54% of U.S. Wii consoles are connected to the Internet. This makes it the least connected current generation system, trailing behind Playstation 3 (78%) and Xbox 360 (73%). The same report states that one third of U.S. households..

Guides: How to Get Your Wii Online

How to Get Your Wii Online

Explore the wonderful world of the web with Wii!

Here at Nintendo Life we pride ourselves on being the web's leading WiiWare and Virtual Console resource, with every single download title reviewed. However, there are still millions of Wii owners unable to get their console online, or not even aware the machine is Internet-enabled right away! If you've recently bought a Wii and are looking for some..

News: Nintendo To Bring 3G Connectivity To The DS?

Nintendo To Bring 3G Connectivity To The DS?

Big N considering an "always on" connection for its popular handheld

While Nintendo has always maintained that it doesn't want to compete with mobile phone manufacturers, the company has revealed that it is considering the notion of adding some form of online data connection to its DS console. Chatting to the Financial Times, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata mentioned that he was attracted by the..

News: Braben: Many Wii Owners Don't Realise They Can Go Online

Braben: Many Wii Owners Don't Realise They Can Go Online

LostWinds developer admits that the situation is improving, though

Frontier boss David Braben has stated that he believes many Wii owners aren't even aware of their console's connectivity. Braben, who is currently putting the finishing touches to the LostWinds sequel Winter of the Melodias, had this to say: With online on Wii, it is gradually improving. There are a lot of people out there who..

News: Online MultiPlayer talk with The Conduits' Rob Nicholls

Online MultiPlayer talk with The Conduits' Rob Nicholls

Multiplayer Online? Realistic FPS graphics? Is this a Wii game? Rob Nicholls at High Voltage Software says so!

Just looking at screens of the upcoming Wii shooter The Conduit will have your trigger finger itching. It looks like it could be pushing the limits of the Wii. A recent interview with lead designer Rob Nicholls gives us a little more detail about how things are going with this amazing..

News: Monster Hunter G Touches Wii With Subscription Gaming

Monster Hunter G Touches Wii With Subscription Gaming

Capcom charges Japanese Monster Hunter G fans subscription fees, but does it seem reasonable?

In case you didn’t know, Monster Hunter is a crazy-popular series in Japan and, unlike the US versions, has always been online. So it only seems justified that Capcom would place subscription fees, although fairly hefty, onto the fans. Probably because they know the fans would eat that up. The prices..

News: New And Improved Wii Picross

New And Improved Wii Picross

The people over at wiipicross.com have updated their site and want you to come back for another play.

Wii Picross is a top ranking destination for curious and dedicated logic art puzzlers alike, with over 1.3 million puzzles already served in a wide variety of difficulties. Continuing with Quest Engine's friendly, 'free to play', 'user driven content' approach, you can now become a Wii Picross..

News: Trade Pokémon With New Site

Trade Pokémon With New Site

Nintendo have launched a new website that will help trade Pokémon all around the world.

Nintendo have launched a new site that will help trade Pokémon all around the world. The website named Pokémon Global Trade Station is compatible with both Diamond and Pearl versions of the game. If you like Pokémon and are having trouble locating that level 100 Snorlax you may want to read on for the..

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..

E3 2007: FIFA 08

FIFA 08

Nintendo today announced that FIFA 08 will be playable online and use EA's league and ranking system.

"FIFA Soccer 08 on the Wii™ makes it easy for the whole family to play and enjoy soccer with a flick of the wrist. Featuring superstar Ronaldinho as the first soccer player created as a unique and playable mini character, you’ll experience soccer in a videogame like you never have before..

News: Google Wiider

Google Wiider

You learn something new every day, it seems last month Google quietly released a special Wii UI for Google Reader.

"Google quietly launched Google Reader specifically designed for the Wii last night — the new interface even makes use of the buttons found on your Wiimote. On my initial digging, I cannot find a similar interface designed specifically for the PS3 browser." We've only just spotted..