Wii U will support free-to-play games, microtransactions

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    Nintendo CEO, Sotaru Iwata, has just confirmed that the Wii U will support free-to-play games and microtransactions.

    Iwata has also said that they wont offer their games as free-to-play but they might get free content(DLC)

    Which Free-to-Play games would you like to see on the Wii U?

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    Hmmm.... Nintendo may be stepping into the right direction if they offer their DLC content for free. It all depends on the quality of the DLC.
     
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    Seeing as how Ghost Recon Online is free on the PC, i assumed it would be that way on the Wii U. So i kind of assumed free to play games would be on it lol.
     
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    That's interesting, it'll certainly have wide-appeal (or rather, varied appeal).

    Though...I do have a question. Why do you have those pictures there? They aren't really related to the topic.
     
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    Sounds like nintendo wants a cut of 'dat iOS microtransaction pie.

    Mmmm, smurfberries.
     
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    wait, what?
    Are we talking about ios like things... or fiesta online, flyff, Dragon Nest or Vindictus kinda things?
     
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    This just in, Zynga is 100% on board with wiiU, expect all your favorite _vile games joined by new additions including miivile.

    On a more serious note i'd love to see something like tribes ascend, or an mmo specifically made for the platform.
     
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    Great possibilities and could prove to give out nice games for free. I could imagine quite a few cool games using microtransactions, but they do add up on the long run to cost more than a 50€ game. I'm kinda divided on this..


    For example looking at how the Skylander-series uses RFID/NFC/Whatever to give people extra content, the catch is buying the figures (sure they're figures, but not everyone will want them). It's not that unheard of?
     
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    Maybe all of the above? :unsure:
     
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    I suspect this category will include Team Fortress 2.
     
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    Good news, hopefully they keep supporting those games and maybe even implement trading :O
     
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    I can't stand the idea of paying to make a game easier
     
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    I believe Nexon has a partnership with Nintendo. MapleStory, Dragon Nest, Vindictus, DFO on the Wii U?
     
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    amazing, free to play on a console at this stage. very nice move. they just couldnt remove friend codes... must be a real issue
     
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    I wonder if Nintendo would allow buy2play games like Guild Wars?
     
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    'To be honest, I think MapleStory should stick to being on the computer. DFO as well. I could probably see Dragon Nest working out on the Wii U, though, that'd be pretty cool.
     
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    TF2 on the Wii U?

    ...one can hope.
     
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    Alright, Nintendo, another step towards progress. Just don't trip on the way over.
     
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    I'm already imagining a WiiU tablet as an item for tf2, like a sapper. And you will be only to get it if you login into steam from a WiiU during the launch day.
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