Nintendo to start charging for Online play.

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  1. Capt Throbberson Registered

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    http://kotaku.com/359754/nintendo-announces-wii-pay--play
     
  2. JohnRico Registered

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    Oh come the **** on this service is not worth paying for. The Wii has absolutely nothing going for it when it comes to online
     
  3. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    Nintendo is strange sometimes. One of the big draws to Smash Bros. online was that it would be free.
     
  4. Jennifer Walters Attorney at Law

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    It damn well still better be free.
     
  5. dkbatman06 Registered

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    It will be, So will Mario Kart.

    This will only apply to games that different developers decide to charge for their online stuff. Stuff like MMO's.
     
  6. Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    If they charge us, they better make it worth paying for. Their online service is so basic. They better drop this "friend code" **** and give us accounts.
     
  7. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    Man... This is bull$hit of the HIGHEST caliber.
     
  8. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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  9. Telekinetic Registered

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    wth. this is ******ed :cmad:
     
  10. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    It's an INSULT is what it IS.[​IMG]
    Seriously, after all the crap I've had to put up with Nintendo (The half-assed "Zelda" game that came with the Wii Zapper. The ridiculous delays with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The crappy Sonic games. The dissapointment of the recent Fire Emblem. The severe lack of games for the Wii) and now THIS!!!!!1111!!!!!ONE!!!
     
  11. Telekinetic Registered

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    thats exactly how i see this. i figured this was one thing they could of not made a problem of.
     
  12. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    And LOOK what happened. Sometimes it seems like Nintendo doesn't WANT people to play the Wii.
     
  13. Telekinetic Registered

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    they are just making some poor business choices.


    so is this news guaranteed ?
     
  14. Brainiac 8 Clark Smash!

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    Um...did everyone miss the part of the press release about them also allowing downloadable content to be sold through their WiiWare store?

    That could be the majority of the pay and play feature, plus it may be on a game by game basis. I doubt Nintendo will charge often for their games, but they may leave it up to other companies to charge if they want to...such as Monster Hunter 3.
     
  15. The Last Meatbag Registered

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    That's bull****, the online service doesn't even have voice chat, demos, or downloadable content.
     
  16. Super Kal Proud Conservative

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    oh now that just ****ing sucks :cmad:
     
  17. Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    Exactly. It's the most basic service you could provide. Even thinking about charging for it is ridiculous.
     
  18. Joker Registered

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    they did have the metroid demo...but yeah, there's nothing on there online service at this point worth paying for...but they did say they would do this to add flexibility, so i'm hoping that means they have some content worth money that you will get for it.
     
  19. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    Allowing developers to get any game on Wii Ware is pretty smart.

    Charging gamers that want a better online service makes sense.

    The basic service will be free but any enhanced service will cost some money so it can catch up to Sony and Microsoft in terms of quality. Giving players an option makes sense instead of what's going on with the 360. If you don't want the added features then you don't have to pay but you can still play online.

    Didn't know everyone was so frugal. Why doesn't everyone wait until the games and online details are released before they start whining.
     
  20. Antrax255 The Anti-One

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    Oh Nintendo please I'm only paying to download games and Smash doesnt even have a leaderboard!
     
  21. Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    Leaderboards take the fun out of everything :down
     
  22. Telekinetic Registered

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    Im 50-50 when it comes to that. i mean its cool to see whos the best but
    at the same time it sucks idk

    could of been made an option or something
     
  23. Super Kal Proud Conservative

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    looks like I'm once again stuck o playing single player on SSBB :csad:
     
  24. Telekinetic Registered

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    isnt this not affecting brawl and mario kart ?
     
  25. Super Kal Proud Conservative

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    oh... well, if it doesn't affect Brawl, then I guess I'm OK :D
     

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