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Ever try to do multiplayer on a DS game? We're really sorry to hear that. It's a mess of lengthy friend codes that does more to discourage online play than enable it. That's going away with the 3DS. At Nintendo's 3DS press event in New York the company announced a new system where there's only a si...

January 19th 2011 at 9:39am 0 Comments
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It seems like every time we bring up online multiplayer, someone else brings up voice chat -- or the lack thereof. It seemed worth further discussion, so we thought we'd ask: is the lack of voice chat in impending online Wii games a real problem for you? We rarely use it with other systems, so for u...

October 18th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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We know it's early, but you may want to go ahead and ring the bell that wakes the defense forces: Nintendo has revealed their online plans for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. And Friend Codes are, as you probably feared, in full effect. Luckily, if you don't mind a pared down experience, it's possible to...

September 18th 2007 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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So far, the Wii's online mutliplayer has been a little sketchy. Pokémon Battle Revolution and Mario Strikers Charged have seemed okay, but Madden '08 has been having a few issues, and of course, the question of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and whether or not it will be online continues to give gam...

August 18th 2007 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The next installment of Electronic Arts' Madden 08 will feature online multiplayer but will not be using Nintendo's friend code system, according to associate producer Damian Zerr in an interview with IGN. "Madden Wii doesn't support the Wii friends system during online play," he said. "This is som...

June 14th 2007 at 1:25pm 0 Comments
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What's the deal with friend codes on the Wii? In the last week or so, we've seen a flurry of rumors and responses-to-rumors, and we don't even know if the system for Mario Strikers Charged will set the standard for the rest of the Wii's WiFi future. Are friend codes Mii specific? Some say yes, but t...

May 31st 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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We all complain about friend codes sometimes. In fact, it's just about our favorite topic to moan about (except for lamenting the gap between Ace Attorney games). But does the presence of friend codes ever prevent you from playing a DS game online? Have you ever thought, wow, this whole Mario Kart...

May 30th 2007 at 4:25pm 0 Comments
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Those oft-discussed Nintendo friend codes may be more universal than previously thought. In an interview with Gamers.fr, Mario Strikers Charged producer Justin Dowdeswell of Next Level Games said that the friend codes used for online games are tied to your Mii character and does not change between g...

May 28th 2007 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Update 4/25 10:50am: Despite appearing on GamesPress this morning (now conveniently missing) and still being mirrored publicly at GamesIndustry.biz, it looks like this strange, terse announcement (and it's accompanying screenshots) for Excite Truck 2 is ... a fake. We've asked Nintendo for a commen...

April 25th 2007 at 10:37am 0 Comments
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MTV News' Stephen Totilo sacrificed countless hours and, some would say, his sanity to try and right Nintendo's wrongs -- doing the video gaming world an immeasurable favor in the process. He tried to make Nintendo's inscrutable friend code system easy to remember using our old buddy, mnemonics. The...

March 27th 2007 at 10:59am 0 Comments
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Not that Pokémon -- only the second best-selling game franchise evar -- needs any marketing spin to excite sales of its predestined two-headed spawn Diamond & Pearl, but Nintendo does seems eager to herald the game's impending arrival as a sort of "My First Celly" for DS toting youngsters...

March 15th 2007 at 6:12pm 0 Comments
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The good folks over at GoNintendo are referencing an informal interview by one "Falafelkid", whom they claim to be as reputable as they come. He has apparently spoken with some GameSpy PR people (whom we have attempted to contact and failed miserably), who will be partnering with Nintendo to provide...

March 14th 2007 at 6:05pm 0 Comments