Gamecube to have online play!!!!!!

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  1. Joe McCabe

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    This is from Gamespot.com:GameCube to go online in 2002
    Details surface on Nintendo's online plans, just days before its Space World show in Japan.
    AAccording to the August 14 morning edition of Japanese newspaper Nihon Keizai Shinbun, Nintendo Company Limited plans to release its network modems for the GameCube early next year. As previously announced, there will be two types of network modems available: a 56k-compatible V.90 modem for dial-up connections and a broadband adapter to facilitate DSL and cable-modem connections.
    One of the first confirmed titles will be the so-called GameCube version of Phantasy Star Online for GameCube, which is scheduled for release by March 2002. Developed by Sonic Team, the network online RPG has been released on the Sega Dreamcast and currently has more than 300,000 subscribers in Japan.
    Nintendo will support its network with its own game as well. "We plan to release our own software once we can confirm profitability in network games," Nintendo executive Hiroshi Imanishi said. According to the article, the company is currently developing and planning its own network game for a simultaneous release with the modem, though it did not provide any details about the game.
    Expect official announcements from Nintendo at its Space World event beginning next week. The Nintendo Game Cube is scheduled for a September 14 launch in Japan and a November 8 launch in the North American territories. Nintendo plans to ship 2.5 million units by the end of the year worldwide.
     
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    Marionette, "Mario" + "net" is just too cute. Of course, that's just a rumored title at this point. -then again, Nintendo did register the domain name.
     
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    How about this for cute:
    The GameCube was rumored to have been originally called the StarCube and the online service called Star Road. Anyone who played enough of the SNES Mario World game will understand.
     
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    What I don't like is this quote:
     
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    Actually, Final Fantasy XI for PS2 will cost about $30 and will cost about $15 for 3 months. I assume that many online games will be cheap, but have a pay-to-play system set up. I doubt that the service will be expensive for any game, and the average price seems to be focusing around $5 a month.
    Squaresoft will require a price to use PlayOnline (their online game service for all of their games).
    You know how the DC didn't require you to pay to use the internet? Well that is the same for all of the other consoles. The only thing that will require paying will be the games that are made for it. PSO didn't require it, but PSOv2 does. Some games may end up being free, some may not.
     

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