Neoseeker : News : Paid online service unlikely for Wii U
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DemonFowl Jun 29, 12
Oh it BETTER not have paid online. I wouldn't even consider buying it if that was the case.
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lightning thief Jun 29, 12
Yet you own an xbox 360?
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BlackLabel Jun 29, 12
quote lightning thief
Yet you own an xbox 360?
I think the difference is Xbox Live has always been worth the money.. There are no guarantee's given how much Nintendo loathe online gaming that a Nintendo variant would be worth it.

As for this "announcement" I think it's the first positive thing I've seen about the Wii U given that the hardware is weak, the controller is awful, the battery life is awful, the hard drive space is terrible and the lack of actual hardcore game support is nigh on none existent.. At least the online will be free heh..
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Hellfire29 Jun 30, 12
Nintendo can't have a paid online system, it would lose their casual marketshare.
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MetallicaDragon Jun 30, 12
Ah man I just want to see it happen to annoy the hard core Nintendo fanboys other then that no thanks, paying $60 for XBL is good enough for me.
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THM Jun 30, 12
Paid online system??? Well, if Nintendo wants a suicide with Wii U, yes it's a good time with today's economic conditions...
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DemonFowl Jun 30, 12
BlackLabel Exactly. If Nintendo would have made me pay for their online services ever since the DS, then I'd be less repulsed to the idea of the WiiU having even the possibility of condoning such a feature.
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Roy Jun 30, 12
I think it should be optional just like what the PS3 does. It gives you a decent online service for free, or you can get PS Plus.
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Zombie_Barioth Jun 30, 12
quote Roy
I think it should be optional just like what the PS3 does. It gives you a decent online service for free, or you can get PS Plus.
My thoughts exactly, make all the basic stuff like e-shop, online play, and third party stuff free and save the subscriptions for things like voice chat. That way people that don't go online much or only use it for e-shop and Netflix/Hulu aren't stuck paying for something they hardly use.
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XxSkelterXx Sep 25, 12
quote lightning thief
Yet you own an xbox 360?
Dude, Xbox live is worth the money that you pay to have it..That ridiculous piece of shit, pathetic excuse for an online service that Nintendo has the audacity to promote is just lol worthy...Charging for that service should be Illegal.
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Xperious Sep 25, 12
quote XxSkelterXx
quote lightning thief
Yet you own an xbox 360?
Dude, Xbox live is worth the money that you pay to have it..That ridiculous piece of shit, pathetic excuse for an online service that Nintendo has the audacity to promote is just lol worthy...Charging for that service should be Illegal.
Y'know, Nintendo has chaged the way thier online system works with the Wii U. And since we don't know much about it, there is no way to tell if it would be worth paying for it until the WiiU comes out.

But imho, it won't be able to stand up to XBL. PSN? Maybe.
Shouldn't have to pay for it though.
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Phi Sep 26, 12
    I don't get the whole "xbox360 doesn't matter cause it's good" argument.
    1. You're still paying however much a year for the privilege of using online for the games you've already paid for using the internet you already paid for too. Regardless of how amazingly jaw droppingly heavenly it is, you're still being milked for money in a most ridiculous manner.

    2. Do you have an inside source or something that tells you exactly what it's going to be like?

    tl;dr paying extra money for something that should be free is bullshit no matter how great.
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XxSkelterXx Sep 26, 12
Why should Xbox live be free?? Why should a company give free shit? You think is free for them to run xbox live?
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Zombie_Barioth Sep 26, 12
Wouldn't be so bad if it was just "premium" features that you need Xbox live for. Unfortunately you need Xbox live just to use thrid party paid services like netflix, I have to pay extra just to use a service I already paid for and thats a load of bull no matter how you slice it.
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