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(Examiner)   Nintendo clarifies that its upcoming Wii U Network won't allow for online play. Spokesman says "There's actually a logical reason for why they decided to do that. I think for"   ( divider line
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4973 clicks; posted to Geek » on 17 Sep 2012 at 8:11 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-17 08:27:17 AM  
5 votes:
misleading headline is misleading. It is only the game NintendoLand that won't have online play....
2012-09-17 08:24:18 AM  
2 votes:

YodaBlues: Meh. The last console game I played multiplayer was Gears of War 3 and that was for Horde mode with a few friends. And in fairness, everyone who plays on Live/PSN are total douche nozzles (John Gabriel's Greater Internet Dickwad Theory in Action) and matchmaking is shiat. Give me dedicated servers or give me death.

You're going to have to come to the PC for that.
2012-09-17 01:05:45 PM  
1 vote:

lobtraun: That wiiU controller reminds me of those knock-off Xbox controllers I always bought when I was younger. (Used to have a throwing-the-controller problem) This news definitely makes me think that I shouldn't waste my money on the WiiU, online play is essential, I cannot believe Nintendo doesn't see this.

As pointed out above THE SYSTEM HAS ONLINE PLAY. The headline is misleading. Only the Nintendo Land mini-games deal using Miiverse will not have online play.
2012-09-17 11:46:39 AM  
1 vote:

miscreant: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: This system is gonna sell like haggis in Paris.

Depends how many of the casual gamers who own a Wii decide to upgrade. If they don't get that market, or those people decide their old Wii is good enough, then Nintendo can't depend on the hardcore gamer market, so it'll just be Nintendo fanboys who buy one. If the casual gamer market DOES decide to upgrade, then Nintendo will make a mint again. That partially depends on what games come out with launch and whether they get the same word of mouth that the Wii Sports did when the original Wii launched.

normally i'd agree with this binary approach any other gen but honestly this gen has been extremely cannibalized by the digital market and mobile devices as well as undervalued software prices and the move away from $60 games, people are more openly looking for other avenues to be entertained by video games and nobody's safe anymore - as such there's no guaranteed model for the hardware makers to fall back on

i wouldn't be surprised if all 3 console makers sell half the numbers they sold previously
2012-09-17 09:27:33 AM  
1 vote:
I really want to hate this decision and be all pissed off about it, but I just can't.

Buddy convinced me to go buy Battlefield 3 the other day, got it and a nice Turtle Beach headset, whole nine yards. We jumped into a game and of course I was getting my ass handed to me, but it transcended that. If I was just losing but still getting some kills, that'd be one thing; that was pretty much the whole Modern Warfare experience for me. But this was another level. There'd be 4 or 5 of us trying to hold some position, and dudes would just come running in, jump over the barricade, drop straight to the prone position, and circle-strafe, killing every one of us before we had time to even turn around and aim. There was some beach-storming map where a sniper on the deck of a battleship had the entire map on lock-down; you'd spawn, run over the crest of a hill trying to get to the objective you needed to defend, and *pop* oh look there are my brains. And don't even get me started about the helicopters.

And about 5 minutes before I put my controller through my plasma, it finally occurred to me: I can't game like this anymore. I don't have the 5 hours a night it takes to get that good at an online game. Hell I don't have 5 hours a month to devote to it. If I even tried to play this game seriously one night a week I'd feel guilty about it, because either something around the house wasn't getting done or I was ignoring my family. So why do I want to put myself through this meat grinder if there's not going to be a payoff at the end?
2012-09-17 09:25:15 AM  
1 vote:
"We look at online play and we think that it's important, and obviously for games where it makes sense, we're going to leverage it."

One game doesn't have online play. Subby, you suck.

Gavin/Yoda: Multiple gamepads (tablets) are supported by the hardware. As of yet, not by the software.

And from what I've read, Nintendo is looking to minimize that potential until well after launch. At which point the hardware price can come down to alevel where only 70% of people online will biatch about having to buy another one.
2012-09-17 09:21:47 AM  
1 vote:
Wow, that headline is 100% misleading. As someone posted above. The article talks about NINTENDO LAND being offline only. The Nintendo Network supports ONLINE PLAY . People need to stop spreading rumors. Also, you can use up to TWO Wii-U control pads, it's up to developers to choose what games support that feature. Due to the hit in performance (i.e, streaming video to two screens) I assume most multi-player games will use 1 control pad for one player and the rest wii controllers/pro pads etc. for local multi-player. If you think about that, then you can see how Nintendo is really going to push the online capabilities of their machine, since it's built more for online multi-player than offline.
2012-09-17 08:29:44 AM  
1 vote:

thunderbird8804: YodaBlues: Meh. The last console game I played multiplayer was Gears of War 3 and that was for Horde mode with a few friends. And in fairness, everyone who plays on Live/PSN are total douche nozzles (John Gabriel's Greater Internet Dickwad Theory in Action) and matchmaking is shiat. Give me dedicated servers or give me death.

You're going to have to come to the PC for that.

Oh, I'm a Member of the Glorious PC Gaming Master Race, in fact it's my primary platform. :-D

I just farking hate matchmaking. Swear to god, you spend more time trying to get into in a game then you spend actually playing the game. Tried Gotham City Imposters on Steam when it went F2P, and it's not a bad game, but it has matchmaking and takes forever to get into a damn game. I don't want to spend friggin' 20 minutes trying to get into a game, I just want to play. 

/Look upon me with awe you dirty console gaming peasants!
2012-09-17 08:24:45 AM  
1 vote:
I hate everyone. The Wii-U's single player games will be more than enough to entertain me.
2012-09-17 08:16:47 AM  
1 vote:
But I certainly anticipate that, as we're going deeper into the life of the Wii U and we're seeing more and more games from the first-party teams, we're going to start to see games that do have online play and things like that."

This guy is a visionary.
2012-09-17 08:15:27 AM  
1 vote:
Keeps teh childenz safe from those mean old xbox live 12 year olds on voice chat.
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