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Nintendo Partners With GameSpy

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by i0n, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. i0n

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    In a press release issues today Nintendo have announced their partnership with IGN owned GameSpy.

    The partnership will provide multiplayer technology to game publishers developing titles for Nintendo’s Wii video game system.

    Pokémon Battle Revolution, the first Wii game to utilize the technology, launches on June 25, with multiplayer features similar to those leveraging GameSpy technology in several Nintendo DS titles.
     
  2. adf3424sdff

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    sounds cool but pokemon doesnt...
     
  3. con77

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    that sounds great but its in june :( i want it now
     
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    We get Gamespy and the PS3 has Xfire =/
    I DO like online play though Xfire would have been better. I use Xfire :)

    Good news I can't wait for online play
     
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    I don't really get what any of that means but I'll take your word for it when you say its a good thing. But if someone could clarify...I thought Nintendo had its OWN Online System...why are they partnering up with this group?
     
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    Well PS3 teamed up with Xfire because on Xfire if an Added friend is on an Online game and you have that game installed you can go to the game he is on by 'Following' him in using Xfire. GameSpy technically does the same so if you work it out.... Easier Online Experience
     
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    Gamespy has the infrastructure and features already developed. There are also millions of gamespy users out there who are familiar with it from PC gaming.
    I don't really know for sure if this is a good thing, but I think it will be, it should allow the number of features available to ramp up quickly.
     
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    What does this include? Rankings? Anything like that?
     
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    I've never had any problems with the gamespy client connection service, It always manages to connect me and my friends to games, however i've played one pc game powered by Gamespy (Dow: Dark crusade) and well, rantings about how awful dark crusade is aside, the ranking updates lagged. No idea whether it was the games fault or gamespy.
     
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    what about racinm game online coming out for the wii.therse any?
     
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    GREAT NEWS! I wonder what the interface will look like?

    probably when the next need for speed drop...
     
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    *shudders*
    i hate gamespy multiplayer
    such a mess
    but i have pc only experiences
     
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    General consensus with PC gamers is: Gamespy sucks. Hopefully, it doesn't suck on the Wii and I hope Nintendo creates a great interface with "front end" user names that attach to the friend codes.
     
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    to be fair gamespy does suck for PC i dont really use browsing software i tend to use the ones which comes with the games, howeveri do have xfire and have used ASE. however gamespy will obviously be dumed down a little for the wii, and to be fair it is a solid and established program, the lobbies arent too bad, filters are all there, chat rooms, expect the possibilties of ladders tournies etc. imo i think the wii will benefit from gamespy, baring in mind its only the engine being used nintendo will most likely re-do the inferface to match the wii menus and have 'powered by gamespy' in the bottom corner. so at the end of the day its will only be gamespys engine which will be used which is fine.
     
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    It does sound good. Does anyone know if that launch date applies to Australia. Is it a worldwide thing?

    Mick
     
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    i will put money on it being a world wide release.
     
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    Its better with the DS.

    Hopefully even better with Wii :D
     
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    cool, but I was hoping to get online gaming sooner =P
     
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    That SUCKS!!!!
    it means that the wii online is gonna be the same as the ds online. The ds' wifi was a piece of ****, so hard to join a game and it was just annoying.....
    the wii was nintendos time to make online better, but apperently they arent :(
     
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    The PS3 Has XFIRE???!!

    That's awesome...
     

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