New WiiWare news

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by jumpman17, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. jumpman17
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    - Nintendo revealed some new tidbits on WiiWare:

    * Most WiiWare games will have a budget around US$100,000 or less
    * Each game will have a max size of 40MB presently
    * Nintendo pays developers more quickly if the file size is as small as possible
    * Ten WiiWare games are under development
    * Developer can determine the price of WiiWare titles
    * Each developer is allowed to publish only one game per month, the reason is to ensure game quality

    Nintendo is pushing small game sizes? Hooray? [​IMG]
     
  2. sekhu

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    my spidey sense is telling me: more shovelware!
     
  3. lagman

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    hmm my 2 favorite games on Xbox Live Arcade are smaller than 40mb in size...I can't see that as a problem.
     
  4. Prime

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    Oh thank god!!!
     
  5. imyourxpan

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    hmmmm, what about the new final fantasy chronicles? i'm guessing it's a huge games, unless it's just some side mini quest thing. that would kind of suck lol. idk, hopefully they can fit everything in 40mb. i would think at least like 130ish because of a NDS Game. Idk
     
  6. jumpman17
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    The FF:CC WiiWare game is basically a "make your own village" game. You place houses and stuff.
     
  7. legendofphil

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    Nintendo has said the 40MB limit is wrong, there is 'no limit' but the recommended size is 15MB.
     
  8. Zarcon

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    This news is a few days old, the 40MB limit thing was a cockup by someone. Nintendo is ENCOURAGING smaller sizes, but there's no real limit.
    Although I'm sure Nintendo would object if the games started hitting the gigabytes. [​IMG]

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    Gosh darn it legendofphil, don't post while I'm posting. XD
     
  9. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    I can't see if your posting, the users bar has gone and my spidey sense is failing me.
     
  10. Zarcon

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    The solution is simple then...find another radioactive spider. Come on, get to it!

    Anyway, I'm personally hoping for some shmups to come out of WiiWare. I am in sore need of them and I don't want to invest in a 360 quite yet until all those RROD horror stories are done away with. >.>;;
    Ideally something Touhou-like...mhmm, bullet hell...
     
  11. andreq

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    Yeah...

    Dev price + Nintendo profit marging = WiiWare price... eg :

    Dev want $2 (why not) + Nintendo want at least $5 Price = $7...

    Dev want $7 + Nintendo want $5...but don't want high price... Dev get $4... and nintendo $5... price = $9

    Who's fucked... DEV and USER....

    and I'll be in both camp soon
     
  12. sekhu

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    I don't think the size will be the problem, I think the problem will be Nintendo's so-called "quality control". I assume these games will be approved with the Nintendo Seal, I mean if they let garbage like popcorn arcade/conspiracy entertainment the license to release garbage on 4.7GB DVDs, who knows how many similar companies will just do the same.

    Still having said that, it may even enforce quality control with it being so small in size. I'm sitting on the fence for this one. I hope it turns out good, but we'll see. I guess you're not obligated to any extent to buy. Ok may be it'll be good.
     
  13. lagman

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    And that's the thing, people keep saying that the Wii gets tons of crappy games...and it does, but it was the same for the SNES and it was the same for the Playstation, the Wii will get good games with the time, people seems to forget that Geometry Wars was the funniest thing to play on the 360 for a long time.

    Time will tell [​IMG]
     
  14. Hiratai

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    Retman has returned.











    [​IMG]
     
  15. Linkiboy

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    You look like a Wii_DS
     
  16. Prime

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    What? i just said "Oh thank god!!!" because i thought Nintendo would price the WiiWare games and that would result in expensive games.
     
  17. CockroachMan

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    last I've heard, Nintendo didn't had a limit size for the games, but they were encouraging smaller games.
     
  18. Sinkhead

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    You look like a Wii_DS
    (Same stock avatar)

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  19. bobrules

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    Wii_DS aka Retman also lives in britain
     
  20. Linkiboy

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    And Wii_DS also centered his text in the middle on his sig.