Nintendo Network

Nintendo Network IDs and Miiverse finally coming to the 3DS

3DS and Wii U owners received some positive news this morning during Nintendo’s 3DS-centric Nintendo Direct. The company announced today that Wii U owners with a Nintendo Network ID will be able to share their eShop account balances between Nintendo’s latest home console and the the Nintendo 3DS. So, any funds that you add to your Wii U or 3DS eShop account will be combined, no matter ...

Would Facebook make a good platform for gamers to connect?

Facebook games….well they kind of suck. There has yet to be a game on the social media network that has compelled me for more than maybe a week at a time (although PopStocks surely was very close to doing just that). However, if someone was able to combine the social aspects of a Facebook, with the gaming knowhow of Nintendo, I think that would be the best of both worlds. Having to manage multiple...

The “Share Your Nintendo Network ID” Thread

With the Wii U finally out in North America, we’re now in full flux as we all start to tinker around with Nintendo’s sixth home console. Even though the Wii U’s operating system needs a little work with loading times and the community, that doesn’t mean we can’t share our Nintendo Network IDs…which are friend code free too! So, what’s your Nintendo Network...

Nintendo finally outlines the Wii U’s online set up

With five days left until the Wii U’s North American launch, one question has still bugged many gamers: How will the Wii U’s online work? Finally, Nintendo has laid out the details of the Wii U’s online infrastructure and how it will affect certain games and devices. Bill Trinen leads the way in the video describing almost every detail about the Nintendo Network and its relation ...

After the Wii U preview event, mixed emotions still arise

The Wii U preview event in New York City has come and gone, and now Nintendo has rolled out their specific plans for their next-gen console. A release date, price point, and TWO different SKUs were unveiled along with the promise of Nintendo’s new video service, Nintendo TVii. At the time of the various reveals, it seemed obvious that Nintendo was finally living up to the promise of a new way to p...

Nintendo has learned a lot from WiiWare, offering insane incentives for to publishers

Nintendo has been extremely aggressive when it comes to the online space as of late with the reveal of the Miiverse and through the growth of the eShop. According to a source of the Wii U Daily, Nintendo will be taking that aggression to another level with the Wii U. If these sources are to be believed, Nintendo wants to offer all retail games as downloadable titles available on the Wii U eShop, a...

Could the Nintendo Network actually be Nintendo’s answer to Xbox Live and PSN?

During Satoru Iwata’s latest financial briefing, the Nintendo president revealed a few interesting tidbits about Nintendo’s new console. First and formost, it looks like Nintendo is finally going to be taking online seriously with Wii U. The new online network that Nintendo has christened the ‘Nintendo Network’ will be far and away Nintendo’s most ambitious step towards really de...