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When will Wii play online?

Reuters examines the somewhat controversial and unknown release of a complete Wii online platform. From the article: “In early March, rumors began circulating on popular video game Web sites that Nintendo was not allowing any third-party video games to include online multiplayer features in 2007, drawing the ire of some fans who want to break out of their living rooms and take their Wii gami...

Nintendo sells 500k DS units in Australia

[Australian exclamation term for surprise here]!!! Sorry, I don’t know any Aussie slang, so my placeholder will have to do for this news today: Nintendo has cracked the 500,000 mark for DS’s sold in Australia! Plus, I’m pretty jealous of their Wi-fi hotspot set up, as described to us by the chaps over at IGN: Nintendo Australia, in conjunction with Telstra, today announced that A...

Mario Strikers Charged for Wii – more online details emerge

When Mario Strikers Charged was originally announced, it was revealed to have online play. We now have more details from the director of the title. From an article on The Wiire: According to Mike Inglehart, Charged will feature three types of online matching: friendship, “regular” and regional. Friendship matching will allow players to compete against others whom they’ve swapped ...

Aeropause goes to the mat for Friend Codes

Is anybody talking with a friend over IM right now? Have you ever? Congrats, because you’re using a form of the much maligned Nintendo Friend Code system. And I bet you’ve never complained about IM screen names, have you? And when you get an unsolicited IM from some stranger, it’s a bit of a shock? Thus, IMO the Nintendo Friend Code system begins to lose it’s black mark as ...

Poll – GameSpy and Wii

This might be old news, but I was on vacation last week (hence no poll for a while). GameSpy and Nintendo are in cahoots for Wii’s online capabilities. I’m still not really sure what that means (apparently they’re involved with DS, too), so I thought I’d ask Infendo Nation. How does GameSpy’s involvement with Wii make you feel? Frightened Excited Confused I don’...

Nintendo DS web browser arrives June 4th for North America

Opera Software has announced June 4th of this year to be the release date for their Nintendo DS web browser in North America. No pricing information as of yet, but with the October ’06 European release of this software retailing for €40 Euros, it’s safe to assume that the American release will retail for $30-35 USD. Now if some benevolent organization could just whip up an American G...

Wii Friends List to be game-specific

All signs are pointing toward Nintendo doing the inconceivable and rolling out an online strategy for the Wii that is identical to the one they had for the DS. Blogger “Falafelkid” posted the results of a series of e-mails between himself and a PR representative from Edelman speaking on behalf of GameSpy: Falafelkid: Just one last question to make absolutely sure I have got this right,...

Nintendo’s Wii to Leverage Multiplayer Technology from GameSpy

Finally, some concrete online Wii details by way of its new middleware partner GameSpy. From the release: “GameSpy, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, announced today that it will provide multiplayer technology to game publishers developing titles for Nintendo’s Wii video game system. As part of an ongoing partnership with Nintendo, GameSpy has developed middleware technology to enable Wii t...