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Nintendo to focus on GBA connectivity and LAN gaming

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by GlenHaag, Apr 18, 2003.

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  1. GlenHaag

    GlenHaag Supporting Actor

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    Straight from Magic Box.

     
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    Nintendo just started a new branch to focus on making just first party games that utilize GBA/GCN connectivity, is ramping up their R&D, and rumor has it that Mario Kart has been completed and features 8-person racing (linking 2 consoles together).

    You know, the GameCube is so tiny you could bring it just about anywhere, so LAN gaming doesn't seem that far fetched.
     
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    It's just the TV's that become the problem.

    Glen
     
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    Can't say I'm surprised, but admittedly disappointed. I too look forward to somebody jury-rigging the GameCube to work via GameSpy so I can catch the on-line wave with a console.
     
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    This seems like a good time for console LAN gaming. With HDTV popularity going up, standard TVs are dirt cheap. Even my fiancee and I have a spare 19" TV in the bedroom (it may be 10+ years old, but it is a TV!) Plus, you could always get a VGA box and hook up another GC to your PC monitor (another dirt cheap item).
    Bring on the 8-player Mario Kart!
     
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    I have LAN parties at my condo, since I have a home network, three 27+ inch tvs, and a fourth ethernet jack for a wandering nomad gamer with a TV. So far we've been having Halo parties. And with Xblive, more and more games are being made with networked multiplayer in mind. I doubt Gamecube developers will get near the support that Xbox has in this area. But I certainly invite the idea of Mario Kart lan parties.
     
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    I invite the idea of ANY racing LAN parties!
     

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