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Will there be a price to hook up the Wii online?

Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by Scyther, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Scyther

    Scyther Guardian of the Garden

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    I don't know if anyone knows or not, but is there a fee like what Xbox has for Xbox Live! to hook up to the Nintendo servers from your house or what? If so, has there been a price given out? (I really want to download some old Nintendo games). Thanks.

    - Scythe
     
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    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    If the DS Wi-Fi is free I don't see why Nintendo would charge for Wii Wi-Fi. the onlything u have to pay for WiiConnect24 is the old games for $4-$8.
     
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    Ohhh man I tought the old games will be free too (of course Nintendo exclusive games) are u sure about that fee? 'cause I'm not in the US so it's a problem to pay by mail. And... if WiiConnect24 is for free... what will happen with the lag problems and stuff....is there any conection speed like kb/s or something??
     
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    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    Yea I'm sure, it's more like $4.99-$8.99 here in the US. It was announced a while back. There shouldn't be lag problems with WiiConnect24 cuz u don't even need internet connection to acess it.
     
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    Woah, what? I thought I completly understood the whole WiiConnect24 concept. Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but how can you have access to WiiConnect24, which uses the Internet to allow for things like online multiplayer, downloadable content, etc., without an Internet connection:confused:
     
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    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    I think u were righ in saying"
    .WiiConnect24 is internal and it sends stuff from Nintendp even in rest to your system. I don't remember where i saw it but i think it was mention somewhere on this site too. Wii has it's own built in internet browser provided by Opera. How they are able to do I don't know but i know it was confirmed. I hope that helped.
     
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    NateTheGreat Pondering Member

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    Thanks. I think I get it now.
     
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    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    No Problem. These are some srticles about Opera on Wii
     
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    thanx ... well at least it's not expensive
     
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    Its going to be free just let september comes...
     
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    I think I saw the article you're talking about. It was full of crap. The only way that they could possibly make that work is to put up hundreds of expensive Nintendo satelites and use power hungry recievers. WC24 will have to use an internet connection. However, the slogan for Nintendo WFC it "It's easy, it's safe, *it's free*"
     
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    awesome i was wondering this myself and for the old games $4-$8 is not bad at all really, i hope they have bundle packs you can buy to make them even cheaper if you want alot of the games
     
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    wii is frii to play online
     
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    ssbb_lover Novocain Stain'd

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    Man, I love nintendo more and more by every passing day, and I also despise nintendo for every waking moment I don't have a wii...Me and nintendo kinda have one of those love-hate relationships, lol.
     
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    Anyone think there will be voice-chat? The Wiimote already has a mini-speaker and hopefully a mic, so maybe that would work. It's going to have a camera too, correct? So, and this is wishful thinking, perhaps video-chat will be possible!?
     
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    Scyther Guardian of the Garden

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    Camera? Jeez louise.... Looking cooler every moment. Screw PS3 and 360.... this console will probably be the best ever to be released!
     
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    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    I don't know but i heard Nintendo is trying to put IM system into the Wii. As for the $4.99-$8.99 price for games for the VC it was also announced on G4.G4 always makes sure that it isn't rumor.
     
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    Can u believe that Nintendo keeps putting all this awsome stuff in their beloved console and it's going to be so cheap, amazing. Plus most of the titles that ppl r wanting to buy, r for Nintendo. Not only will this be the best console to date (in my and most of ur opinions), it will (most likely) be the best-selling console to date.
     
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    I see the potential, just because of it's mass appeal to many different people across a couple of different generations, people might buy it to relive the "heyday" of gaming and buy all virual console stuff and then discover new stuff too.
     
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    Scyther Guardian of the Garden

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    Honestly this system has swayed my decision for the new consoles being released at this time. I am a huge Halo and Shenmue fan and I would love to play the sequels, but the Wii looks like so much more fun and thats all that I care about now. Screw graphics... the image looks the same as time goes by and you are only wowed by the graphics for only so long.

    Nintendo hit it on the head when they went for fun factor in my opinion.

    - Scythe
     

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