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Nintendo Teams Up With GameSpy for Wii Online

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Nintendo’s online gaming service for the Wii will be provided by Fox Interactive Media’s GameSpy, a name already familiar to most online PC gamers. Nintendo WiFi, the online service for the Nintendo DS, already uses GameSpy, and this move shows that Nintendo doesn’t want to fall behind to Sony and Microsoft in online gameplay. Although there are not yet any online games for the Wii, Pokémon Battle Revolution will change this when it is released on June 25th. “This partnership will expand our wireless community of players on Nintendo WiFi Connection,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “Millions of Nintendo DS users have already logged on using GameSpy’s technology, and now Wii owners will be able to do the same in a fun and easy-to-use environment.”

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i am tempted to buy a wii just for Pokemon now this service has been announced and hopefully it will be free of charge.
 

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I really dislike GameSpy! Poor Wii owners...
 
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I really dislike GameSpy! Poor Wii owners...
Can't say I've ever been a fan of it myself, but as it's console based hopefully it will be simpler and nicer to use. But Xbox Live and Playstation Home is a lot for Nintendo to compete with, I can't see them winning in this area.
 
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Agreed with early posters... Dislike the gamespy concept. I'm surprised Nintendo didn't develop their own system... And have control over it... and advertising in it... etc. Strategic mistake.
 

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gamespy isn't that bad, works pretty well actually.
 

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What about Nintendo's stupid friend codes?
 

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gamespy is an awesome place. Cant wait to get a Wii and try it out.
 
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I've tried gamespy and it's really a decent server for online games. It's a well establish and popular online service regardless if you like them or not. This is a good move for Wii IMO.
 
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