Gaming Nintendo planning to expand onlive service in a big way

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http://www.gonintend...story&id=176303
http://www.nintendo..../120427/04.html

Things are shaping up to be very interesting for Nintendo followers. It seems Nintendo is finally waking up to the 21st century. XD
Digital distribution of retail titles. YES PLEASE. I finally have a reason to get me a 32GB SD card. XD

EDIT: And btw before anyone asks, it's confirmed for both for the Wii U and the 3DS. XD

EDIT2: According to Nintendo fiscal year site, it would seem that they will start the digital distribution of retail games with NSMB 2. Interesting...
EDIT 3: Digital distribution will be done through a software tentatively called ''Onitore'' which will be released later this year.


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THIS IS EXCELLENT NEWS.

Animal Crossing would be great to always have handy on my 3DS, even with another game in the slot, since AC is the kind of game that you jump in every once in a while.
 
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THIS IS EXCELLENT NEWS.

Animal Crossing would be great to always have handy on my 3DS, even with another game in the slot, since AC is the kind of game that you jump in every once in a while.
Lol read the source and you'll be surprised. They said Animal Crossing was perfect for this. XD
 

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THIS IS EXCELLENT NEWS.

Animal Crossing would be great to always have handy on my 3DS, even with another game in the slot, since AC is the kind of game that you jump in every once in a while.
Lol read the source and you'll be surprised. They said Animal Crossing was perfect for this. XD
I saw that, I was just too excited. Haha!
 

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Wonder what the prices will be like though. Good thing about buying hard copy is the ability to find it cheaper than usual in some places.
 

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For a handheld: Amazing news. Perfect because you would not have to carry around multiple cartridges. Only downside is that you cannot trade in the game when you're done, and no actually packaging.

For a console: Still great news to have the option, however it's not like you have to carry your console/games around. I prefer to have the actually DVD and casing, but that's just me.
 
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GREAT NEWS!!! Now I will be able to play more games without importing

The only problem is that I've see no reports about 32GB SD compatibility with 3DS. We should not enter on SDHX / SDHC discussion but we will need to deal with storage limitations.
 

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GREAT NEWS!!! Now I will be able to play more games without importing

The only problem is that I've see no reports about 32GB SD compatibility with 3DS. We should not enter on SDHX / SDHC discussion but we will need to deal with storage limitations.
Unless you have like 6 or 7 games coming up you plan to DL, 8-16 GB should be sufficient, also.

YUCK FER! (Trying to cut down on my salior talk :P) This will be great for games like Mario and AC! Plus, this can also mean the Network with get other features we see in other consoles! I better start saving up for a gift card so I'm ready when a game I want comes out on it.(HoR, AC, PM) Plus, it would be awesome if you could get digital copies by using your Club Nintendo codes for it, they extent your warranty, why not grant you digital copies too? It would be no more abusable as it is to use the PS3 download codes to get free steam copies. The 3DS is shaping up to be exactly what Nintendo said they would make it :D
 

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GREAT NEWS!!! Now I will be able to play more games without importing

The only problem is that I've see no reports about 32GB SD compatibility with 3DS. We should not enter on SDHX / SDHC discussion but we will need to deal with storage limitations.

I have a 32GB SD card in my 3DS. Works fine. And why shouldn't it?

Haven't got one to try it yet, but it's possible to format a 64Gb SDXC card with Fat32 if you have the right tools. And they have been reported to work in some devices that only conform to SDHC spec.



I'm pretty excited about this news anyway. 3DS games are pretty difficult to come by here, and I was beginning to think about having to import NSMB2. I was probably going to pass on Animal Crossing due to the hassle factor, but Nintendo might just have made themselves an extra sale now...
 

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Nintendo's FINALLY stepping up! Though they're my favourite company, I'm gonna be very open about the little things they need to pay attention to.
I think a list of things they need(ed) to catch up on would be a bit handy:
  • Getting rid of that "Add friendcode for each game" system
  • Digital downloads for retail games
  • Graphics improvement (3DS and WiiU)
  • Okay, this one is a bit personal, but I really think they should cut it out with still continuing to release 2D Mario games. This is what I thought of NSMB2.
  • Make the equivalent of gamertags to refrain from having to share a long, complicated number to get people to add you.
  • Improve the 3DS menu. It's awfully slow, unresponsive and boring. Too many unwanted animations to try and make it seem fancy. I like the DSi menu a lot more.
  • Improve the 3DS game library. I know there are loads of good titles coming up in the near future, but as long as this hasn't happened yet, I'm keeping this on the list.
 

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I do hope they give you the option to store games you own on cartridges to your sd card, so I won't have to pay for those games again, while still having the advantage of not having to carry the cartridges.
 
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xm if they can be downloaded then a server toolcan snif the packet and find each 3ds private key that makes it accept the game. yes an intermission and one skillfull may find exploits :)
 
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