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Feb. 22nd, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection service has always been entirely free of charge, but the company will soon introduce a pay-to-play service for some games, it announced at Game Developers Conference.
"Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay And Play" will let users subscribe on a game-by-game basis to certain titles. Nintendo project leader Takashi Aoyama announced the service at GDC, but did not say what upcoming games would require payment for the service, or how much they would cost.
To avoid customer confusion, Pay-And-Play games will have a red icon on the game's box that reads Pay And Play, in place of the traditional blue Wi-Fi Connection icon, which will only be used for games that are free to play.
This is a pretty big change for Nintendo, who has always been adamant about wanting online gameplay to be free. While this might attract more developers to the service with a new revenue stream, it also might confuse consumers -- and be a hassle if the payment system isn't easy. You'll use Wii Points to pay for the online gaming, so it should be interesting to see if this extends to the DS Lite or if it's just restricted to Wii.
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i dont agree with that i think it should be free
it was posted before but thx for the article
how do u know that u will have to pay with wiipoints?
also i thik it shoudnt be free if u are getting a crappy online system like now.
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Hopefully they are talking about MMOs. And hopefully they are NOT talking about Monster Hunter 3.
Ahh yet again. People take everything outta context with this Pay-to-Play deal.
I'll just quote myself because Im sick of pointing out the same things over and over again just because people wont look into it on there own.
If you would like sources I'd be more than willing to give them. Stop the Freaking out people! Listen to what Nintendo says not what other people think they said.Originally Posted by Wezeles
Last edited by wezeles; 03-07-2008 at 04:03 PM.
phew good thing i understand it now
I think SSBB & Mario Kart will make it in before they have a chance to charge for them.
I also hope that Monster Hunter 3 is free like the PS2 versions.
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Originally Posted by samXcor3
i pay for the game, and then a service? i dont agree with the pay to play either, i already pay for xbox live lol