Friday March 11, 2005 12:22 pm
Nintendo At GDC: Free Nintendo DS WiFi Service
One thing of interest mentioned at the Game Developers Conference regarding the Nintendo DS is that Nintendo is going to be launching a free WiFi online gaming service for the portable console. This will allow DS gamers to not only find and play against each other at Internet hotspots, but they will also be able to use their home WiFi network to jump online as well. Many have faulted Nintendo for their lack of vision in the online gaming department, as they have continued to say that they needed to wait until it was a viable investment. I now wonder if that meant that they wanted to wait until it was cheap enough to run an online gaming service that gamers would not have to pay for. With the Revolution also slated to be WiFi compliant, this is certainly an interesting turn of events.
In other DS news, you folks over in Europe can now pick one up at your local game store. The Nintendo DS made its European debut today at a price of £99 in the UK and €149 in other countries.
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