Nintendo unveils new account system

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  1. T-hug
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    Today Nintendo have unveiled a new account system that links smartphones with PCs and Nintendo hardware.
    Users will be able to create a Nintendo Account using Google Plus, facebook, Nintendo Network ID, twitter or email.

    The service will allow friends lists and your character and game data will be be stored on the Lakitu cloud for easy access on all devices.

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  2. Hells Malice

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    such technology
     
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    Lets hope this means games will be account bound rather than hardware bound soon. System transfers are a pain in the ass.
     
  4. reiyu

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    OH GOD NINTENDO WELCOME TO YEAR 2000!
     
  5. Ericzander

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    Let me guess, gotta update our systems to use this new service?

    Oh well, it looks pretty great actually.
     
  6. Costello

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    long overdue...
    wait, what will the user IDs look like? 12-digit numbers? :P friend codes again!
    j/k ... But my question is serious, what do they use for user ID
     
  7. EMP Knightmare

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    I see what you did there, tbh I think that term would better fit Nintendo regardless and it's a cute play on the word ^_^
     
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    Never mind, that was just Hyrule Warriors, dammit.
     
  9. InsaneNutter

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    I wonder if words like "nutter" will still be banned in names on Nintendo's new account system?

    As much I love I can now trade Pokemon over the internet, something i thought would be awesome back in the Pokemon Red / Blue days, Nintendo's online systems have always seemed so backwards / primitive compared to anything else out there today.
     
  10. TecXero

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    Well, I guess it's something. I'm kind of scratching my head as to what point it serves, unless it's just a way to backup and sync your saves. If that's the case, that's a bit roundabout. Then again, they like to make sure people can't mess with their saves, so I guess this is a controlled method of doing so.
     
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    I'd imagine it's in readiness for the NX launch and Nintendo mobile games.
     
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    Games are tied to the account. The account is tied to the system.

    Anyway.. Seems the other options for making account, is for people who haven't made account yet. I wonder if signing with Nintendo Network ID means you automatically get that name and if you are able to change the name. Will Nintendo Account be a website or a app?

    My Nintendo is a thing too. Looks liie not only a club Nintendo replacement, but an achievement system as well, Hopefully this means all games. Guess while making a Nintendo Account, you can sign up for My Nintendo too.
     
  14. pwsincd

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    so i guess this is in preperation for the smartphone games arrangement theres rumours of
     
  15. kehkou

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    So I can earn coins on the new loyalty system by playing games?!
     
  16. heartgold

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    Yup, they are switching back to 12 digit numbers, the NNID usertag didn't go well for them, it was too much for Nintendo to handle. :P
     
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    But what if you own multiple systems? Do you still need one account each?
     
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    Well done Nintendo, you're only a decade late...
     
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    They are going to make a partnership with ICQ and all of the IDs will be random numbers, as usual, so you can feel that retro vibe.
     
  20. Costello

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    are you being serious? I can't tell.