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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   Mark Giles

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Posted April 03 2003 - 05:04 AM

Are there any online-games out right now, besides that "Fantasy online..." game for GC? I just picked up a adaptor and curious on what's out there or what is coming out. Anyone know?

#2 of 14 OFFLINE   BrianB

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Posted April 03 2003 - 05:06 AM

I don't think there's been a single solid announcement about anything supporting it other than PSO, has there? I'd love to be proved wrong on this.... :-/
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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Philip_S

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Posted April 03 2003 - 06:40 AM

The oft-rumored "World Smash" games are the likely suspects to be revealed at E3. But right now it's just rumors

#4 of 14 OFFLINE   BrianB

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Posted April 03 2003 - 06:56 AM

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The oft-rumored "World Smash" games are the likely suspects to be revealed at E3.

Didn't a senior Ninty figure come out & say recently "no online Cube stuff" from Ninty at E3? Of course, it could be utter bollocks.
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#5 of 14 OFFLINE   Travis Olson

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Posted April 03 2003 - 07:24 AM

Yeah I had heard that Nintendo at least won't be producing any online games for awhile because they think it's too early. You gotta wonder if they aren't stuck in the 8-bit days by some of the hair-brain decisions they make.

#6 of 14 OFFLINE   GlenHaag

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Posted April 03 2003 - 08:06 AM

Has anyone made a profit off of online gaming via consoles? Is there a truely profitable and viable way of doing this yet?

I think Nintendo is doing the smartest possible thing by waiting to see how Sony and Micrsoft run their online operations and by learning from their mistakes.

Just my thoughts.

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#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Rob_Pierce

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Posted April 03 2003 - 08:24 AM

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Has anyone made a profit off of online gaming via consoles? Is there a truely profitable and viable way of doing this yet?

No, but America Online sure took a phat loss in the early 90's when no one had internet access and eBay/Amazon didn't turn a profit for years. I see your point, but gaining market share in the online console gaming world is the name of the game right now, the profits come later.

#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted April 03 2003 - 01:23 PM

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Has anyone made a profit off of online gaming via consoles?
Sure, Sega with Phantasy Star Online. Also, profits don't necessarily come through charging for the online service. Adding an online component to a game boosts the playability factor & sales of the game.

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#9 of 14 OFFLINE   Kelley_B

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Posted April 04 2003 - 02:21 AM

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to a game boosts the playability factor & sales of the game.


Yes it does, but it also adds more development time and a much harder approval process.

#10 of 14 OFFLINE   DaveKahler

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Posted April 04 2003 - 05:05 AM

Online console gaming won't necessarily ever take off, which is why Nintendo doesn't want to take a loss to gain some market share. Most console gamers are much less hardcore folk than PC gamers.

#11 of 14 OFFLINE   Rob_Pierce

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Posted April 04 2003 - 08:45 AM

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Online console gaming won't necessarily ever take off, which is why Nintendo doesn't want to take a loss to gain some market share.


It's a gamble either way. Personally, I hope you're wrong, Dave, I love XBox Live and would be thrilled to see a similar move by Nintendo. But, they could be right. Of course, this is the same company that released the "Virtual Boy," so maybe they know a thing or two about futuristic games.

#12 of 14 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted April 04 2003 - 10:48 AM

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Yes it does, but it also adds more development time and a much harder approval process
That doesn't mean that the benefits are negated though. It's just a factor in the cost vs. benefit analysis.

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#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Graeme Clark

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Posted April 04 2003 - 05:21 PM

Making a good game usually adds more development time too.

#14 of 14 OFFLINE   Cameron Seaman

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Posted April 05 2003 - 03:28 AM

This E3, if Nintendo announces Mario Kart (the holy grail of all possible online Nintendo games) with no online capability, I think that would be a good sign that we will be waiting a long time for solid online support from the big N.


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