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(Kotaku)   Good news, Nintendo fanboys: You get to buy Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 3 again   (kotaku.com) divider line 149
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2013-01-23 12:24:18 PM
This is why you'll never see a Nintendo "Classics" collection and why their stance on emulation is so firm. They need to nickel and dime the fanboys.
 
2013-01-23 12:26:13 PM
This spring, the Wii U will get its own version of the Virtual Console-you'll be able to purchase and download Nintendo and Super Nintendo games to play on the Wii U and separately on your GamePad.

Your headline is full of LIES subby!
 
2013-01-23 12:57:08 PM
There will be "special pricing" if you already own Wii versions of each Virtual Console game: $1 for NES games; $1.50 for SNES games. (You'll have to transfer those Wii VC games over to the Wii U in order to get the discount.)

My last Nintendo console was a SNES.

WTF happened to you Nintendo? You used to be cool :(
 
2013-01-23 12:58:33 PM
If you already have the games purchased on the Wii virtual console, you can already play them on your Wii U if its in Wii mode. The re-purchase at reduced price would just unlock the ability to play them on the Wii U gamepad.
 
2013-01-23 12:59:01 PM
They are re-doing Zelda: Wind Waker, also. More excited about that, but still, remakes of games I liked aren't enough to make me want to buy a brand-new system.
 
2013-01-23 12:59:32 PM
art.penny-arcade.com
 
2013-01-23 01:02:38 PM
For those of you wondering, Nintendo Power didn't go out of print, it's just in the back pages of AARP Quarterly now.

/off to check my blood sugar
 
2013-01-23 01:03:00 PM
I don't care what the law says, I have an internal sense of right and wrong....

I'll happily download the ROM of any game I've previously purchased legitimately.
 
2013-01-23 01:05:00 PM
Didn't Nintendo post a big loss recently?

Has the Wii U been selling well?

It's going to be interesting to see what happens when Sony and Microsoft bring out their new consoles and if all the rumors of being unable to play second hand games is true or not.
 
2013-01-23 01:06:21 PM
Have Ocarina of Time on my 3DS already, and even though the game is not worth getting te console for itself, OoT with improved graphic and 3D does help to justify getting the Portable.

/The other justifications being Kid Icarus and Pokemon X and Y
//Fennekin better not be Fire/Fighting
 
2013-01-23 01:08:07 PM
Glitchwerks : It's going to be interesting to see what happens when Sony and Microsoft bring out their new consoles and if all the rumors of being unable to play second hand games is true or not.

If that happens, I will perform the rite of ascension where I will rejoin the master PC race that I was descended from.
 
2013-01-23 01:11:23 PM

Raw_fishFood: Have Ocarina of Time on my 3DS already, and even though the game is not worth getting te console for itself, OoT with improved graphic and 3D does help to justify getting the Portable.

/The other justifications being Kid Icarus and Pokemon X and Y
//Fennekin better not be Fire/Fighting


I was mildly surprised at how good OOT looked too. They doubled the polygon resolution on every character (no more spike tits Impa) and the texture resolution on every character and surface. The level geometry is the same to keep it consistent with it's previous release (and they probably didn't want to spend money on reworking all the levels).
 
2013-01-23 01:11:40 PM
If Earthbound comes out for WiiU VC I'll be getting in line to buy one.
 
2013-01-23 01:11:49 PM

lordargent: Glitchwerks : It's going to be interesting to see what happens when Sony and Microsoft bring out their new consoles and if all the rumors of being unable to play second hand games is true or not.

If that happens, I will perform the rite of ascension where I will rejoin the master PC race that I was descended from.


They won't do it. Both companies have made some pretty boneheaded moves in the past, but they would be certifiably stupid to attempt something like that.
 
2013-01-23 01:15:06 PM
I only recently was able to configure my Nintendo Wii to load my legally owned GameCube games from a hard drive through USB Loader GX. I have no interest in purchasing games that I have already purchased previously solely so that I may run them on a different hardware platform.
 
2013-01-23 01:16:06 PM
They do this because people will pay it and they'll make heaps of money for basically nothing. It's smart business.
 
2013-01-23 01:18:34 PM

RoxtarRyan: They are re-doing Zelda: Wind Waker, also. More excited about that, but still, remakes of games I liked aren't enough to make me want to buy a brand-new system.


yep, Wind Waker HD, Wii U virtual console, Xenoblade 2?, Mario Kart U, Mario Universe?, Yoshi's Epic Yarn?, Zelda going non-linear & maybe co-op?, shin megami tensai + fire emblem game? (never played either, but i guess it's good for the fans)

finally a good nintendo direct, especially since i already own a wii u and haven't turned it on in weeks because i already beat all the launch games i own for it
 
2013-01-23 01:19:22 PM
Who cares? You can still use the Homebrew Channel in Wii mode: Source.
 
2013-01-23 01:23:12 PM

AdamK: Xenoblade 2?


I was going to skip this Nintendo console for once, but that trailer...I want that game.
 
2013-01-23 01:23:20 PM
So you're saying I can't just take my WiiWare / Virtual Console stuff over to the new platform? This may affect my decision on when to purchase one.
 
2013-01-23 01:25:43 PM
Well, they just announced a new Monolith Soft title by Tetsuya Takahashi  featuring a red, painted X.  That's what has me interested.
 
2013-01-23 01:26:58 PM
As someone who is playing Majora's Mask on Project64, I am getting a kick.
 
2013-01-23 01:34:22 PM

Raw_fishFood: Have Ocarina of Time on my 3DS already, and even though the game is not worth getting te console for itself, OoT with improved graphic and 3D does help to justify getting the Portable.

/The other justifications being Kid Icarus and Pokemon X and Y
//Fennekin better not be Fire/Fighting


From what I hear, the final starter forms will be:

Grass/Dark

Fire/Psychic

Water/Fighting.

Which ads kind of an interesting element to the whole thing

Counter_Intelligent: Well, they just announced a new Monolith Soft title by Tetsuya Takahashi featuring a red, painted X. That's what has me interested.


WHAT.

Feck, I still need to finish Xenoblade Chronicles.'

/I admit I did not play much of Xenosaga beyond the first, since.. I don't know. It got tedious.
//I do love how they kept going "No no this TOTALLY isn't related to Xenogears. REALLY. NOT AT ALL.


scottydoesntknow: They won't do it. Both companies have made some pretty boneheaded moves in the past, but they would be certifiably stupid to attempt something like that.


I would like to point you to the PS Vita and its "proprietary memory cards".
/Yeah, sony is ABSOLUTELY that stupid and arrogant.

MindStalker: If Earthbound comes out for WiiU VC I'll be getting in line to buy one.


Hi hi hi. You come buying? You can sell, too.
I, Mr. Saturn, Boing, can do all for you!

/Yeah i'd buy that again in a heartbeat, just to support it.
 
2013-01-23 01:35:16 PM
I just bought a pair of Usb Nintendo controllers that are indistinguishable from the real thing, and male playing the emulators a lot easier than mashing buttons on a computer keyboard. My only complaint is I thought the response time for jumping on Mario 3 was a little laggy, but once I broke the controllers in, that went away.
 
2013-01-23 01:36:08 PM

star_topology: As someone who is playing Majora's Mask on Project64, I am getting a kick.


How stable is that anyways? I've been itching to replay MM recently. I wish I still had the N64, and the game cartridge is floating around in a box in the garage somewhere.
 
2013-01-23 01:36:26 PM

Glitchwerks: It's going to be interesting to see what happens when Sony and Microsoft bring out their new consoles and if all the rumors of being unable to play second hand games is true or not.


Depends on how they do it... Are they going to do what Bioware does with their games with a disposable number, or will they do digital distribution?

If it is the disposable, one-time use number, yeah... I can see that. The loss of sales due to second-hand sales and services like Gamefly and Redbox might warrant pissing off gamers. There are just too many games that are console-exclusive for people to just boycott it, and way too many parents who are willing to just shell out the $60 to shut their kid up. The hardcore gamers will still get their midnight releases at full price regardless. If anything else, it will be left up to the gaming companies to do it, like they do now, and restrict certain things like DLC or online play without having that individual code.

As for digital distribution... They would alienate a LOT more people with that... Many ISP's simply don't have the speeds capable of even a single user download a large file, let alone a zero-day release of the next CoD game sized up at 4-10 gigs. I've talked to Farkers who have Time Warner who can barely download 1MB/sec. A multi-gig file? Hell, one gig alone will take nearly 20 minutes with speed fluctuations, and if your game is 8 gigs, you're looking at nearly 2.5 hours to download a single game. Heaven forbid anyone has DSL and tries to download that game... I'm fortunate enough that I can pull down about 8 megs a second, and even I wouldn't want to have to rely on purchasing every console game digitally.

/bad enough the Steam seasonal sales can add upwards of 100 gigs of usage.... :D
 
2013-01-23 01:38:26 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: I just bought a pair of Usb Nintendo controllers that are indistinguishable from the real thing


Do they look kind of like these?
i.imgur.com

There's a store called "Five Below" by my house. Last year they had a bunch of these for $5 each. I have to admit it made Christmas shopping very easy.

And soon I'm getting myself a Raspberry Pi. Just sayin'.
 
2013-01-23 01:39:42 PM
Bigger news: Shin Megami Tensei vs Fire Emblem.

No. Really: Link
 
2013-01-23 01:40:47 PM

RoxtarRyan: Depends on how they do it... Are they going to do what Bioware does with their games with a disposable number, or will they do digital distribution?


There's also stuff like DVD's with an RFID chip to tie a game DVD to a particular console. I believe Sony holds the patent for that.

/Your console bricks? SUCKS TO BE YOU.
 
2013-01-23 01:46:35 PM

TheZorker: Bigger news: Shin Megami Tensei vs Fire Emblem.

No. Really: Link


Yeah that one came out of left field. I really wasn't expecting that one.
 
2013-01-23 01:47:03 PM

Felgraf: /Your console bricks? SUCKS TO BE YOU.


There's no way to transfer the title? Hell, even MS allows the transferring of titles (limited to a certain number of times per year without getting customer service involved, but still, good to have).

I know, because I had all my digital content moved when I got a newer 360 and didn't have a single problem.
 
2013-01-23 01:48:40 PM

RoxtarRyan: Felgraf: /Your console bricks? SUCKS TO BE YOU.

There's no way to transfer the title? Hell, even MS allows the transferring of titles (limited to a certain number of times per year without getting customer service involved, but still, good to have).

I know, because I had all my digital content moved when I got a newer 360 and didn't have a single problem.


There might be, depending on how they implement it. ... I would not be surprised if they initially don't go that route, though. Basically, I suspect any ability to transfer the title would also allow some degree of reselling (I would think? I guess they could try to tie it to an internet account/Live account.)

Don't get me wrong, I love me some sony games, but some of the people who run that company are... yeaaaaah.
 
2013-01-23 01:50:59 PM

TheZorker: Bigger news: Shin Megami Tensei vs Fire Emblem.

No. Really: Link


What.

I... damn. That better come stateside.
 
2013-01-23 01:52:41 PM

star_topology: As someone who is playing Majora's Mask on Project64, I am getting a kick.


Are you using a texture pack?
 
2013-01-23 01:54:00 PM

dr.zaeus: Who cares? You can still use the Homebrew Channel in Wii mode: Source.


I had given consideration to installing the Homebrew Channel into the vWii portion of my Wii, until I discovered the ability to load GameCube games from the hard drive in USB Loader GX. Unfortunately, until Devolution is able to use the Wii Classic Controller as a GameCube control device, my Wii will continue to remain where it is.
 
2013-01-23 01:57:06 PM

Felgraf: Basically, I suspect any ability to transfer the title would also allow some degree of reselling (I would think? I guess they could try to tie it to an internet account/Live account.)


Maybe... I remember about a month or so ago, Steam (at least in Europe) got sued because they don't allow the re-sale of software purchased through them, and lost. This doesn't mean squat for us in the USA, but overseas courts are recognizing that you just like you should be able to sell off your hardcopies of games, you should be able to sell off your digital copies as well. Unfortunately, this is easy to exploit, and ripe for abuse. Linky Link

As of right now, if a user even tries to sell his Steam account to sell all of his games and Steam finds out about it, they will completely lock the account and deactivate it. Already "warned" a person about this once. Linky Link

As for 360 and PS3 games? Don't know. Probably might have the same consequences.
 
2013-01-23 02:00:07 PM

lordargent: Glitchwerks : It's going to be interesting to see what happens when Sony and Microsoft bring out their new consoles and if all the rumors of being unable to play second hand games is true or not.

If that happens, I will perform the rite of ascension where I will rejoin the master PC race that I was descended from.


If that does turn out to be true, the Steam console will be a first day purchase for me. I've been a console gamer my entire life (but have played a few PC games) but the upcoming changes I'm hearing about might finally send me over the edge.
 
2013-01-23 02:03:20 PM

alwaysjaded: lordargent: Glitchwerks : It's going to be interesting to see what happens when Sony and Microsoft bring out their new consoles and if all the rumors of being unable to play second hand games is true or not.

If that happens, I will perform the rite of ascension where I will rejoin the master PC race that I was descended from.

If that does turn out to be true, the Steam console will be a first day purchase for me. I've been a console gamer my entire life (but have played a few PC games) but the upcoming changes I'm hearing about might finally send me over the edge.


As other pointed out, you would be in the same situation, ie, no used games on the PC. Hasn't been a market for those in what, a decade or so? Every since cd-keys became the norm I think. Older steam games are cheap though. then again, so are many older console games.

Back to farming dungeon defenders on steam. Damn, them lv 80-100 xp requirements are rough.
 
2013-01-23 02:03:56 PM

DanZero: This is why you'll never see a Nintendo "Classics" collection and why their stance on emulation is so firm. They need to nickel and dime the fanboys.


And why it is so hard to find a NES emulator + roms, right?
 
2013-01-23 02:06:45 PM

MindStalker: If Earthbound comes out for WiiU VC I'll be getting in line to buy one.


So you're going to go drop $300 on a system so you can play a game that came out 18 years ago. Awesome. Don't get me wrong that's one of my favorite games of all time but really?
 
2013-01-23 02:09:12 PM

StrangeQ: DanZero: This is why you'll never see a Nintendo "Classics" collection and why their stance on emulation is so firm. They need to nickel and dime the fanboys.

And why it is so hard to find a NES emulator + roms, right?


If they catch you hosting that on your site, they will send some C&D letters, iirc. Virtual console is big money for them, and they make a ton off it.

their major downside is they don't do platform agnostic emulation. If you buy a PSN emulated game, like a psp mini, digital psp game, or psone classic, they run on anything that runs them for no additional cost. You just sign in, and redownload it. Nintendo charges you separately for each devce, iirc. No word on how this will work for the next xbox or ps4 though.
 
2013-01-23 02:11:19 PM
I don't think I'll be buying any new consoles after this generation.

It's getting too complicated, and the game companies sound like they're trying to make it harder to play whatever you want.

Screw that. There are literally decades worth of older games I could happily spend my time catching up on. I've already been gravitating in that direction lately, anyway -- playing more Gamecube and PS2 stuff than 360 and PS3.

I'm gonna be a retro game collector, with a basement like the Angry Video Game Nerd's.
 
2013-01-23 02:12:43 PM

doczoidberg: There are literally decades worth of older games I could happily spend my time catching up on.


i.imgur.com
Raspek.
 
2013-01-23 02:13:40 PM
Nintendo had me by the balls as soon as they announced X today. Gotta get a WiiU when that comes out. Xenoblade is probably my game of the decade.
 
2013-01-23 02:16:44 PM
Gotta say, the people talking about going to PC because of not being able to purchase second-hand games is funny. I can't remember the last time I saw a brick and mortar store selling pre-owned PC games (unless they are really underground and I probably haven't heard of them), and it isn't like Steam allows the resale of their games either.
 
2013-01-23 02:17:25 PM
Why would I buy them again? My original consoles work just fine, except I need to put a new power jack on the SNES.
 
2013-01-23 02:18:34 PM

doczoidberg: I'm gonna be a retro game collector, with a basement like the Angry Video Game Nerd's.


Glad he's back to making those videos again. He took a break for a while, there.
 
2013-01-23 02:18:51 PM

RoxtarRyan: Gotta say, the people talking about going to PC because of not being able to purchase second-hand games is funny. I can't remember the last time I saw a brick and mortar store selling pre-owned PC games (unless they are really underground and I probably haven't heard of them), and it isn't like Steam allows the resale of their games either.


You can transfer ownership of Steam games, as long as you didn't buy them as part of a bundle. So that copy of "Arkham City" you're sick of? You can gift it to a friend. But that game you got in the "Humble Indie Bundle?" You're stuck with it.
 
2013-01-23 02:19:18 PM

GreenAdder: doczoidberg: There are literally decades worth of older games I could happily spend my time catching up on.

[i.imgur.com image 512x304]
Raspek.



Hey, why not?

I'd give the Virtual Boy a whirl.

...And what does RASPEK mean?
 
2013-01-23 02:19:44 PM
I get why they're doing this, but I'll just keep booting into Wii Mode to play my already-bought VC games. Thanks, though.
 
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