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Submitted by pierce 910d ago | news

Nintendo open to free-to-play model

Nintendo is interested in the idea of the free-to-play business model for its products, company boss Satoru Iwata has claimed. (Nintendo, Wii, Wii U)

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pedroyamato   910d ago | Spam
delboy  +   910d ago
Don't confuse f2p with p2p.
If it's somthing like planetside I'm ok with it.
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millzy102  +   910d ago
don't really see a problem with this as it won't really effect us , sony already do free to play on psvita and it doesn't bother me, there just shity little games they put on the app section of the store and alot of people will fall for it (except the hardcore) and waste there money. for a buisness its a good market as publishers use some of the profits from the free to play model to fund AAA games and coul keep some them from going bankrupt, in the end the real gamers win as we still get our luxury pc and console games.
1upgamer99  +   910d ago
I for one do not like "Free to Play" they are incomplete games. To have a complete game you have to do micro-transactions. If I want the best sword in a Zelda game I want to earn it via gameplay. Not go to a in game shop and BUY IT. In the game world we EARN power ups, not buy them. To complete a game you progress NOT purchase. I would rather spend $59.99 on a game that I can play and beat than buy stuff in a game to beat it. Purchasing DLC is not the same as they are typically adding maps,levels,and playable characters that are in development when the games are released, but not detrimental to progress and beat the game.
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kirbyu  +   910d ago
If they were to do this what would the games be on? Wii U/3DS, Apple, PC, what?
tweet75  +   910d ago
as long as nintendo gives us full games for free that are great and have free add on content I wont complain
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360ICE  +   910d ago
I've always been a fan of the play-to-free model.
Nintendo goons bust into your house and kidnap your family. They leave a copy of New Super Mario Bros U on your breakfast table.
You better play it. Or they're not gonna free your family.

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