Complete DS Games Downloadable From Wii

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  1. Hadrian
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    http://kotaku.com/339362/reggie-says-wii-c...mplete-ds-games

    "Speaking with the New York Times, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime has offered a little more info on the Wii's ability to interact with the DS. While we already know that the Wii will be able to download and transmit DS demos to the handheld, we now also know that you'll soon be able to download full games to your DS. While discussing the demo download feature, as well as DS DLC (like Japan, the US version of Professor Layton will feature extra downloadable puzzles), he tells the paper that gamers will be able to download "complete games" to the DS via the Wii's upcoming Everyone's Nintendo channel. No further info is provided, on the channel's Western launch or what kind of "complete games" he's talking about, but does this mean the Game Boy and/or Game Boy Advance might about to be added to the Virtual Console's lineup?
    With Wii and DS, Nintendo Has 2 Hit Game Devices [NY Times]"

    Would be great if we can get GB/GBC/NGPC and other handheld games on the VC. I'm guessing that if GBA is offered, the games would be actual ports and not emulation.

    Mother 3 & the Legend of Starfy games in English please!

    Would be a fucker if Nintendo doesn't release any hardware so we can keep these on the DS after we turn the thing off. Also when these demos appear, I hope they'll be ones that haven't already been released yet. Also would be nice to get some good cheap DS titles on WiiWare.
     


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    Yeah I just read it somewhere else [​IMG] awesome news in my opinion.

    Maybe they will be using the official Nintendo flash cart to store the games on?
    Then it's only waiting for someone who finds a way to use the other flash carts [​IMG]
     
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    Nintendo seems to have realized that downloading (hence pirating) a game is actually easier than buying it.

    Congratulations Nintendo, you're learning [​IMG]
     
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    Yay!

    We will get games dumped straight from Nintendo [​IMG]

    Ah... dreaming...
     
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    You wouldn't be able to walk away from your Wii unfortunately (unless the game is very small!)
     
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    Maybe Nintendo will release a flashcard of their own.
     
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    Eh hem, it's called DSVision! There was a news post about it a while ago.
     
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    What initially seems like good news could be the end of flashcarts as we know it. Once this is up and running with the DSVision, it stands to reason that Nintendo would go after flashcart makers as... well, they make their own flashcart now.

    We'll just have to wait and see, I guess.
     
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    They will never eliminate all flashcarts and eaven if they will, someone will hack theire flashcart.
     
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    DSvision has nothing to do with Nintendo, they only licensed it. That's all.
     
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    The DS can't store a whole DS or GBA game.. and.. even for GB/GBC games, AFAIK the DS has no ROM memory, so everytime you turn your DS off.. you'll lose the game..
    So either.. Nintendo will have to release some kind of flashcard to store downloaded DS games.. or you'll have to get the game from your Wii everytime you want to play it.. still.. even under these conditions, GB/GBC and maybe NGPocket and Game Gear games on the Virtual Console.. would be a great addition..
     
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    256 KiB firmware [​IMG]
     
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    Enough for the entire NES library!
     
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    COOL news to read. Hope to get back my Wii soon...
     
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    Yea... 4 megs of RAM to work with. Even the DS Browser has a 8 MB rom, with some files in nitrofat read from the card at runtime. With DL play, the entire program would have to be in memory. Or it could DL level files from the Wii like DLing tracks in Mario Kart before every race in single cart multi-player. Plus, the DS wireless is slooooooooooow, so any decent sized "complete game" would be a pain to load every time you want to play. I think "complete game" probably means a demo-sized game without a full sized commercial version.

    [​IMG] Wow look! a complete game of tic-tac-toe downloaded to my DS! AMAZING! [​IMG]
     
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    pure awesome
     
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    Now we need to wait when we can download Wii games from DS.
     
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    To me this just signals even more a new DS proably announced at the end of the year with internal memory. Just an opinion [​IMG] But then again, the DS right now is still pretty hard to find, they're probably waiting for the current DS demand to come down.
     
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    Might just be poor wording.
     
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    Let the mother3/etc translations drivel begin. something you all know Nintendo could hardly be pressed to actually do. Keep dreaming if it makes you feel better, I prefer to sneer and saturate any form of hyperbole with pure, liquid sarcasm. Oh yeah, I remember they DID release to us a translated Mother right? Yeah I remember that... All those years they finally did it! Oh wait....
     
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