Nintendo always seems to be a step behind when it comes to online gaming and distribution.
They hate usernames.
The internet is evil. It killed my parents, and took my childhood.
Everyone hates the internet.
They just don't understand it is all
Well I don't blame them if they do. The internet is a pretty fickle beast.
What the lack of an "online" entertainment is the superior offline gameplay mechanics most developers still can't get compete in these day and age. -End statement
Perhaps they are waiting for a system that works for them as well as it works for other applications so they could connect under one system. Like how Facebook is now accessible on the 360. But that idea the other way around. So that Nintendo can be part of other systems as well.
Finding the equilibrium between safe, and enjoyable online entertainment.
They dont, they're just waiting to completely figure out they're unique approach to it. But I do remember Miyamoto I think talking about how offline multiplayer and interaction will always be better than online play. Nintendo's always been big on local multiplayer games.
"Always a step behind"? I don't recall the PS2 having online being one of its selling points. I also think that Nintendo not having their 3DS shop ready (or a lot of their online services ready at launch in order to make them better) a strong argument that Nintendo "hates the internet".
Considering the Wii has built in wifi while the 360 doesn't... no, Nintendo doesn't hate the internet.
i applaud nintendo for not cashing in easy with online shit. during their wii hayday(umm 2008?) they could have launched a pay service like M$ and raked in millions if not a billion by now, but they did not. this will change next gen as MS has shown them the way. look for out-of-the-box pay online for all future consoles. thanks MS.
whats stopping developers from putting online components into nintendo games? i think that nintendo type games just dont really need multiplayer, what would multiplayer mario be like?
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