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RUMOR: Friend Codes being ditched on Wii

Gonintendo writes:
"In the latest Nintendo Voice Chat Podcast from IGN, there's a bit of discussion about friend codes. We hear a bit of a rumor that friend codes on the Wii might actually disappear sometime in the future, with Nintendo opting for just the system code as a means of online protection."

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Goomba123591d ago

[Clap, Clap] About time.

qface643591d ago

monster hunter is already doing it and its all i need really but if they vanish for good then A OK with me

-Alpha3591d ago

they defended friend codes in the past because they said they were protecting their consumers (kids) from the evil world of online.

Now they seem not to care for the children.

Nintendo is a big pile of laziness.

Actually, not laziness--- but they are severely unmotivated to compete because they are so above and beyond the competition in terms of where it matters most: money.

MS was and still is screwed with RRoD. Sony has trouble profiting from their console. Nintendo not only outsells both Sony and MS but they do so with no real hiccups... except for stock shortages.

With that said, online play is something Nintendo needs to sharpen up. Ditching the friend codes is an excellent start.

I hope they keep it up with adding more improvements... even though Nintendo's console doesn't seem to support games that support online too much with the exception of Super Smash.

Rumor3591d ago

yes!!

even tho i dnt play it anymore....

D4RkNIKON3591d ago

Too late, already ditched my wii

asdr3wsfas3590d ago (Edited 3590d ago )

"I hope they keep it up with adding more improvements... even though Nintendo's console doesn't seem to support games that support online too much with the exception of Super Smash."

COD Reflex, just about every other FPS, boom blox can dl new levels, Mario Kart, TvC...

Feral Gamer3590d ago

Quit flip-flopping. First you say "Now they seem not to care for the children" then follow it with "Ditching the friend codes is an excellent start." Make up your mind. Are you upset with Nintendo? You call them lazy and unmotivated but then you basically say keep up the good work.

Venatus-Deus3590d ago

What Alpha is saying is that Nintendo defended them and they flip flopped, a move which is in total contradiction to their original defense.

He is quite right in questioning their motives, while agreeing in their new direction.

execution173590d ago

then i'll actually start doing some online gaming on the wii

asdr3wsfas3590d ago

"He is quite right in questioning their motives, while agreeing in their new direction."

The japanese are stubborn as all get out. My uncle worked there for years. Their motives are opaque to you unless you actually understand their culture.

He once forgot a form to get a bank account. He said he'd mail it the next day. After 3 people refused (but thought about it for 10 minutes) he decided to see how far he could go, I think he ended up talking to 7 people. He's pure italian, the ultimate cultural conflict.

hatchimatchi3590d ago

yea cause the japanese/italian rivalry goes so far back...

What you said makes no sense whatsoever. I live in asia. You have no idea what you're talking about.

Alpha has a good point, there's no need to jump on him for it.

asdr3wsfas3590d ago (Edited 3590d ago )

"yea cause the japanese/italian rivalry goes so far back..."

Italians argue for fun.

Feynmann talks about the japanese being stubborn in his book as well.

My uncle lived there and managed a plant for years. He could easily be mistaken but that anecdote was how he explained it to us. Do you live in japan or another part of asia?

NateNater3590d ago

Agreed! Friend codes are Ninteno's worst idea EVER! I've had my Wii for over a year now and I still don't bother to see what my friend code is.

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Microsoft Xbox 3603591d ago

Finally. Friend codes was the biggest joke ever.

Godmars2903591d ago

You'd think they'd have one with a Wiimote.

asdr3wsfas3590d ago

Every thread needs pedobear.

hatchimatchi3590d ago

seriously you guys?

4chan, bleh.

Drei453590d ago

Well it's about time dunno how it's going to work but hopefully it's true though.Really though how is it going to work one big friend code for all,a Nintendo online account I really don't but let's hope TvC support this new thing regardless if it's a rumor.

Plus how the hell was friendcodes safer Nintendo cause you know the kiddies would just go on their computerz and look for friends on wii friend code websites and I'm sure the Internet has more pedos than the Wii.

lagoonalight3590d ago

Nintendo, friend codes. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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