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Will Wii and DS going offline affect 3rd party games?
« on: March 16, 2014, 11:00:02 AM »
Nintendo's site only mentions their first party games going offline in may but I'm assuming third party games like Goldeneye and Conduit use the same services to go online. I'm trying to find confirmation one way or the other. Anyone able to help me out? Thanks :)

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Re: Will Wii and DS going offline affect 3rd party games?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 11:24:41 AM »
Yes, it affects third-party games. With few exceptions, they all used Nintendo's servers.

Nintendo have provided a list of the ~250 games with Wi-Fi features, check it out here:

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/gameslist/games-wifi.jsp

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 05:52:28 PM »
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Re: Will Wii and DS going offline affect 3rd party games?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 08:19:23 PM »
Yes, it affects third-party games. With few exceptions, they all used Nintendo's servers.

Nintendo have provided a list of the ~250 games with Wi-Fi features, check it out here:

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/gameslist/games-wifi.jsp


Ah thank you, not sure how I missed that when looking around their site earlier :P:

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Re: Will Wii and DS going offline affect 3rd party games?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 08:49:28 PM »
Nintendo have provided a list of the ~250 games with Wi-Fi features, check it out here:

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/gameslist/games-wifi.jsp
Oh man, Bit Trip games collection is in there. I am guessing it's world leaderboards, so not a big loss, but i can't help but fell sad for some reason.
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Re: Will Wii and DS going offline affect 3rd party games?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 11:40:29 PM »
So, I guess I better download all of the Beatles Rockband songs that I haven't already bought?
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Re: Will Wii and DS going offline affect 3rd party games?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 06:18:35 AM »
So, I guess I better download all of the Beatles Rockband songs that I haven't already bought?


In general, I'm not bothered by online services shutting down. Most games seem to only use online modes for multiplayer gaming which is something that I can usually live without.  However, there are a handful of games that use it to share user-generated content or supplement the content stored on disc - and having those options disappear is a real shame.


Worse, I'm reluctant to run out and buy any extra DLC  for games I love (Beatles Rock Band being a prime example) because I'm worried it will be lost for good if my rather old Wii hardware fails.  Ugh.


Welcome to the digital future everyone. It's great - especially Nintendo's version.   :-\


I've seen the big list of games... but what games are people actually disappointed/upset about having online servers shut down?  For me the list is something like:


* BlastWorks
* Boom Blox Bash Party
* Elebits
* Mario vs Donkey Kong: Minis March Again
* Mega Man 9 & 10
* Tetris Party
* WarioWare D.I.Y & D.I.Y. Showcase
* World of Goo


* The Beatles Rock Band - already downloaded most of what I wanted, so it's not that bad...
* DJ Hero 1 & 2 - scared to download anything
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Re: Will Wii and DS going offline affect 3rd party games?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 11:35:22 AM »
So, I guess I better download all of the Beatles Rockband songs that I haven't already bought?
Paid DLC is part of the Wii Shop Channel, which will still be operational after the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection goes down. You will still be able to purchase DLC, and you will still be able to redownload any DLC you've previously purchased.

Games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero are losing their online play modes, but their DLC will remain intact.

Ah thank you, not sure how I missed that when looking around their site earlier :P:
To be fair, I didn't find this page from Nintendo's website, I came across a link to it on a different forum. I have no idea how to access that page through Nintendo's website, so I don't think it's easy to locate.

Re: Will Wii and DS going offline affect 3rd party games?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 11:09:07 PM »

I've seen the big list of games... but what games are people actually disappointed/upset about having online servers shut down?


Well I just happen to have a list right HERE :P