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Nintendo may have pulled the plug on internet multiplayer services for the DS and Wii, but that doesn't mean that you'll be stuck playing their games offline from here on out. Enterprising fans have launched an unofficial Wi-Fi Connection server that lets matchmaking and other core services work (...

May 20th 2014 at 10:03pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo couldn't have been more obtuse in its announcement last week at GDC, but from the looks of it you won't be enjoying that totally free Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection play forever. Nintendo is busting out a new Pay & Play service for certain games, which seems to refer to both downloadable co...

February 26th 2008 at 2:38pm 0 Comments
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If you've participated in an online game with your Nintendo DS, you've already enjoyed the fruits of this partnership, since GameSpy powered Nintendo's first major foray into online matches, but it looks like Nintendo and GameSpy are about to take things up a notch with the Wii. The pair have just a...

March 13th 2007 at 12:53pm 0 Comments
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Square Enix keeps the Final Fantasy franchise spinning along, announcing Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales for North America, the ninth game dedicated to the "chocolate ball" birds. Part adventure, part RPG, part card battle, part minigame, and part 'microgame,' Chocobo Tales packs a lotta genre i...

February 20th 2007 at 9:25pm 0 Comments
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Konami is doing a good thing. Sure, we could write off this "new" DS-bound collection, Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits, as a cheap way to make an easy buck -- these nostalgia-driven releases scream impulse buy. But, this one's packing Contra, and Konami's promising Nintendo WiFi Connection suppo...

October 24th 2006 at 1:25pm 0 Comments
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The updated box art says it all. Yoshi's Island 2 will feature (unspecified) Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection support. Let's just hope it's not another evolutionary step for rehash of those tired Mario 64 DS mini-games. Suspicion has already been raised with Artoon, an unproven developer, at the helm of th...

August 14th 2006 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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ClubSkill.com reports that a leaked screenshot from Jump, a Japanese publication, reveals that Final Fantasy III will make use of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, at least in part, by allowing friends to send 'letters' to each other. Exchanging these emails is said to trigger special events in the gam...

July 7th 2006 at 11:55am 0 Comments
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Nintendo looks like it's finally ready to shed the obligatory 'DS' titling format used for its first-party franchise line* by renaming Star Fox DS to Star Fox Command. While the official website reflects the new naming, the game's logo has not yet been updated. Star Fox Command is scheduled for rele...

May 26th 2006 at 5:55pm 0 Comments