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"Nintendo has 1 Big Thing Missing..."

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Sat 02/10/04 at 00:48
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"Football is #1"
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X-box and PS2 have online play, Gamecube needs it. Lan-mode could have been a way for Gamecube to have this. Mario Kart Double Dash would be quite fun online, and the new Starfox Armada game would be enjoyable.
So Gamecube needs online play; Nintendo could make more money. Being able to play DVD's would even help.
Tue 12/10/04 at 21:48
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"thursdayton!"
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Force wrote:
> there is actually a panasonic cube that can dvd you up, for about,
> ooh, say £100. And, it's silver
>
>
> wow

And it's Japanese only.
Tue 12/10/04 at 20:37
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"forceful tendencies"
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yeah, to whip someone that you don't know feels good, but if it's your friend, you can keep laughing at them... and it doesn't cost a penny!

(except electricity bills)
Tue 12/10/04 at 20:34
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"In Soviet Russia..."
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Nintendo aren't about internet gaming. They focus on wireless play and things to help you maximise your gaming experience with friends.
Tue 12/10/04 at 20:33
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"forceful tendencies"
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there is actually a panasonic cube that can dvd you up, for about, ooh, say £100. And, it's silver


wow
Tue 12/10/04 at 15:24
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Yuri_Fan wrote:
> If only Bill gates didn't buy Rareware, PDZ would be on the shelves
> within weeks!
>
> Not to mention the Conker sequel, but they're due in 2005.
>
> Damn!

Might well have Perfect Dark on the Cube by now if Microsoft didn't come in don't know how bad or good that could of been now.
Tue 12/10/04 at 01:12
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If Nintendo want to make an online boom then they should make a policy whereby all their future multiplayer titles are potentially online.
Infact, Mario Kart seems to have a similar sort of hook.

Then when they did their online launch, there would already be a back catalogue of games. Obviously the game to launch it would be some sort of Pokémon game that was packaged with the adaptor.

Or the next Timesplitters game.

Sorted. :-)
Tue 12/10/04 at 01:05
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"Bad Wolf; England"
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If only Bill gates didn't buy Rareware, PDZ would be on the shelves within weeks!

Not to mention the Conker sequel, but they're due in 2005.

Damn!
Sun 03/10/04 at 13:28
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Hedfix wrote:
> Dringo wrote:
>
> Nintendo will only go online when online gaming is cheap to do.
>
> Didn't Sega get it going fairly cheap on the DC?

Nintendo stated that to make money off of Online gaming they'd have to charge people and some games would need monthly payments (a.k.a Phantasy Star)...

Children don't have that money and it is a major put off for other games (such as me). The price of online gaming is always coming down and Nintendo will hopefully launch a nearly free service, possibly they'll add a bit extra onto the console to get online gaming free.

The console launches beside the PS3 in 2006 so there is plenty of time.
Sun 03/10/04 at 13:24
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"8==="
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Dringo wrote:
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> Nintendo will only go online when online gaming is cheap to do.

Didn't Sega get it going fairly cheap on the DC?
Sun 03/10/04 at 13:12
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Hedfix wrote:
> and?
>
> How many got hold of the expansion pack for the 64?

I dunno but Perfect Dark and Donkey Kong and Majora's Mask required it and it was free with DK. So quite a few million i'd imagine.

Online gaming is popular for the 15+ age group.

Nintendo are popular to the 10 or under age group.

Nintendo have a small fan base.

LIVE sells but not that much, many online games take years to make the revenue back especially with the amount of maintenance it needs.

Nintendo will only go online when online gaming is cheap to do.

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