Nintendo finally understands that they need a cohesive online gaming network. But is the recently announced Nintendo Network too little too late?
I like the idea of the Nintendo Network. I just think that it should have come out over 5 years ago... They're going to be so behind every other company online wise. But like the story says, at least it's a step in the right direction. It's certainly better than nothing.
No such thing as "too late". Like the saying says, "better late than never." Did any of you read the comments on IGN's Nintendo Network article? People were complaining about it. So basically: - People complain about Nintendo not having a network. - Nintendo makes a network - People complain about Nintendo making a network. It just doesn't make any sense lol.
Life is full of hypocrites - the gaming community more so. A sad truth.
People should just be happy that they're finally getting it together. If Microsoft made XBL free next gen, why would I scold them, saying they're too late or "welcome to 2006"? I should just be happy that I no longer have to pay for the damn thing. When you ask for something and finally get it, be grateful for it.
I wasn't personally complaining. But there is such a thing as too late. You don't call an ambulance when someone has been dead for a week.
What I'm wondering is if it's even possible for them to catch up at this point.
There is no such thing as too late. The virtual console sold the most old games of any network this gen You add those games, more games, dlc, and nintendo can build a country of money
They said they have features another company doesnt so im hoping for custom soundtracks and cross game chat on wii-u and maybe a messaging system and custom music on 3ds. They really need to have some trophy system for the 3ds tied into the network. I want to get coins or stars (trophies) for zelda oot. It prob wont be perfect at the start but its a step in the right direction and i cant wait to see how nintendo does it. They will prob have something creative that the other systems dont.
Cool names: Playstation Network - PSN Xbox Live - XBL Nintendo Netword - NiNe I like NiNe!
Is that actually what Nintendo is calling it?
Nah, I just thought of it myself. Pronounced as the number nine! Awesome!
NiNe that's actually pretty cool. If I said to my friend lets get onNiNe (online) tonight. It really wouldn't matter if he understood me or not it would have the same meaning.
is the nintendo network free? or is it gonna be costly like xbox live?
anything would be better than what it is now
I think the Nintendo Network will deff be a boost for Nintendo as long as it stays free and friends codes never show up again. With individual user accounts, it should be easy to have one username and at it to your friend list. Voice chat seems like a no brainer at this point since the tablet has a built in mic, and we may even get videochat during gameplay which would deff 1 up the competitions online. Right now Xbox Live is the standard for online gaming but it comes with a cost. If Nintendo can at least match if not surpass it and keep it free, the would have all the core gamers jumping ship.
I kinda can't wait. They've probably been working on this thing for at least 3 years, taking into account the existing options and seeing others mistakes. I half expect it to make Xbox live take notice. Of course it's nintendo, you never know what to expect. Take swapnote, Nintendo finally implements it's own messaging service and it's just so freaking nintendo. The messaging service itself has all those little details that just makes it fun. I look forward to what new ideas nintendo brings to online gaming.
I can't wait to see what they do.
My wish list: 1. Free service (this includes not having to download Virtual Console titles all over again). 2. Downloadable Gamecube games. 3. Swapnote app. *4. Individual accounts (already confirmed).
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