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Nintendo’s Wii to Leverage Multiplayer Technology from GameSpy

by Bradley DeLorenzoMarch 13, 2007

wiifii Leader in Multiplayer Technology Enables Exclusive Community Functionality for Nintendo’s Hit Console!

Gamespy announced today that it will provide multiplayer technology to game publishers developing titles for Nintendo’s Wii™ video game system. As part of an ongoing partnership with Nintendo, GameSpy has developed middleware technology to enable Wii titles to offer community features, such as friend rosters, advanced matchmaking capabilities and comprehensive rankings data.

“This partnership will expand our wireless community of players on Nintendo® Wi-Fi 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.�

Via Buisness Wire

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17 Comments
  • March 13, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    if i’ve got this right, this is great news. this essentially means wii owners can play against other wii owners without dealing with the whole “address book” problem, right? as in, we won’t need to obtain a wii number manually in order to play against someone online, right? if so, this is great news that should extinguish fears people had about nintendo’s online strategy.

  • March 13, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    if i’ve got this right, this is great news. this essentially means wii owners can play against other wii owners without dealing with the whole “address book” problem, right? as in, we won’t need to obtain a wii number manually in order to play against someone online, right? if so, this is great news that should extinguish fears people had about nintendo’s online strategy.

  • March 13, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    if i’ve got this right, this is great news. this essentially means wii owners can play against other wii owners without dealing with the whole “address book” problem, right? as in, we won’t need to obtain a wii number manually in order to play against someone online, right? if so, this is great news that should extinguish fears people had about nintendo’s online strategy.

  • March 13, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    if i’ve got this right, this is great news. this essentially means wii owners can play against other wii owners without dealing with the whole “address book” problem, right? as in, we won’t need to obtain a wii number manually in order to play against someone online, right? if so, this is great news that should extinguish fears people had about nintendo’s online strategy.

  • March 13, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    if i’ve got this right, this is great news. this essentially means wii owners can play against other wii owners without dealing with the whole “address book” problem, right? as in, we won’t need to obtain a wii number manually in order to play against someone online, right? if so, this is great news that should extinguish fears people had about nintendo’s online strategy.

  • March 13, 2007 at 11:55 am

    if i’ve got this right, this is great news. this essentially means wii owners can play against other wii owners without dealing with the whole “address book” problem, right? as in, we won’t need to obtain a wii number manually in order to play against someone online, right? if so, this is great news that should extinguish fears people had about nintendo’s online strategy.

  • JoKer
    March 13, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    great, wonderfull, FUCK!, ok this sucks, i hate gamespy they are the worst thing ever. what are they going to charge us 10.00 $ each month we want to play our laggy game that we already paid for.

  • JoKer
    March 13, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    great, wonderfull, FUCK!, ok this sucks, i hate gamespy they are the worst thing ever. what are they going to charge us 10.00 $ each month we want to play our laggy game that we already paid for.

  • JoKer
    March 13, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    great, wonderfull, FUCK!, ok this sucks, i hate gamespy they are the worst thing ever. what are they going to charge us 10.00 $ each month we want to play our laggy game that we already paid for.

  • Roth (on Wii*d)
    March 13, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    No payment was even mentioned. They said they were using their technology for the Wii as what they are already doing on the DS. Those of you who play WiFi on the DS knows how the system works. This was just like I had predicted months ago while people were whining. Only when you want to add friends to your roster (buddylist) then you’ll need their codes, but you can choose to play against random players who’re at the same rank level as you are without the code-adding. I don’t know why people didn’t know about this from the start. It’s just like asking people for their screennames and adding to list, or joining chatrooms.

    // Roth on Wii*d

  • Roth (on Wii*d)
    March 13, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    No payment was even mentioned. They said they were using their technology for the Wii as what they are already doing on the DS. Those of you who play WiFi on the DS knows how the system works. This was just like I had predicted months ago while people were whining. Only when you want to add friends to your roster (buddylist) then you’ll need their codes, but you can choose to play against random players who’re at the same rank level as you are without the code-adding. I don’t know why people didn’t know about this from the start. It’s just like asking people for their screennames and adding to list, or joining chatrooms.

    // Roth on Wii*d

  • Roth (on Wii*d)
    March 13, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    No payment was even mentioned. They said they were using their technology for the Wii as what they are already doing on the DS. Those of you who play WiFi on the DS knows how the system works. This was just like I had predicted months ago while people were whining. Only when you want to add friends to your roster (buddylist) then you’ll need their codes, but you can choose to play against random players who’re at the same rank level as you are without the code-adding. I don’t know why people didn’t know about this from the start. It’s just like asking people for their screennames and adding to list, or joining chatrooms.

    // Roth on Wii*d

  • mustache
    March 14, 2007 at 2:38 am

    now all we need is games

  • mustache
    March 13, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    now all we need is games

  • March 15, 2007 at 2:40 am

    Expect a whole stack of them on the 29th, which is 2 weeks from now.
    But if you mean WiFi games, gotta wait til summer in June. That’s when it’s really gonna start rolling in.

    // Roth

  • March 14, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Expect a whole stack of them on the 29th, which is 2 weeks from now.
    But if you mean WiFi games, gotta wait til summer in June. That’s when it’s really gonna start rolling in.

    // Roth

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