The lights are on
Nintendo may be ditching its 12-digit Friend Codes in favor of an Xbox Live Gamertag-like system.
MTV Multiplayer talked to Ubisoft producer Adrian Blunt during a demo of Ghost Recon Online, and he said that Wii U wouldn't have friend codes, but would adopt a individual user account system similar to Gamertags. "Rather than using friend codes, which we've had in the past, we're able to connect players in a much easier way, which allows us to have a community that's playing together in the game."
Is this single-handedly one of the best features of the new system? Sarcasm or sad commentary?
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Good. Now all they have to do is completely redesign the Wii U and I may consider buying one.
i want it to be more like psn: free, the sole reason i neverf bought an xbox 360, you have to pay to play with friends. but i do want extra services, like tv on the controler. mabey you get online store and playing online for free, and you have to buy extras.
Gamer tags are cool, but they will be useless unless nintendo makes some good online games. Metroid Prime 4 with online multiplayer anyone?
it took them how many years to figure this out?
Better late than never.
A Good Sign!
Well, that ought to be interesting to those who buy the system. For me, it has a lot of proving to do before I make space for it on my shelf...although that is a good first step...
This brought a smile to my face.
Well, I think it was Nintendo's attempt to have some sort of privacy protection for people...but, in this day and age, none of us feel that we are private when we are online. So, the hassle was just that, a hassle...and it didn't work well.
Um...hooray? This still should've happened a long time ago. Honestly, whoever thought friend codes were a good idea?
Well, this may prompt gamers to buy the Wii U as soon as possible in order for them to ensure that they get their gamertag first, anyway. :p
It's about time! I can't remember my Friend Code, and neither can anyone else I know. But everyone knows what their Gamer Tags are for Xbox and PS3!
See, Nintendo's slowly learning. Slowly. Should have been the obvious thing to do from the very beginning.
That doesn't change the fact that they took a step in-between for the 3DS though.
This is good, Nintendo's finally using users.