Neoseeker : News : Nintendo's Wii U eShop allows developers to name their price, according to Frozenbyte
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Spook Nov 19, 12
This is the way things should be, in my opinion. They may pay something miniscule to have their games listed under Nintendo's service, but ultimately what the consumer pays should be left up to the developing parties. Same goes for releasing patches and whether or not they're free. Which reminds me of Valve and Microsoft bickering about dlc for orange box, specifically tf2. Microsoft ultimately had the final say -- they wanted to charge something for what Valve was already offering for free -- and look at what happened, PC players got a ton of hats and maps, as well as the ability to create their own, while the console iterations were overlooked completely.

This is a good move on Nintendo's part. It makes them look so much more approachable than Microsoft, from an IGD's perspective.
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g1i1ch Nov 19, 12
This is amazing news! This new eshop has now become the most exciting feature to me of the WiiU. It could be more important than even the controller. Allowing the WiiU to become a hotbed for indie titles could move the industry forward in ways the controller can't. Indie games are now becoming a real market and competing with the high end developers. It also means we won't have the Nintendo dry spells that we usually have. If they continue this trend we could have a constant supply of new good games coming in.
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bluexy Nov 19, 12
@ g1i1ch I totally agree! What the Wii U needs, and what the Wii didn't have, is a hotbed of experimentation that brings out original, creative, and fun ideas for games. The best folk to do that? Indie devs. Of course, it all depends on whether developing for the Wii U is accessible and affordable, but from the eShop standpoint Nintendo is doing this right.
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ims2golfer Nov 19, 12
Nintendo: Great at handhelds, meh on consoles.
Wii-U Combines both = awesome.
I'm pretty sure I saw somewhere that devs can set updates for their software free of charge.
Mojang is probably kicking themselves right now....
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Rabla Nov 19, 12
Well this is absolutely fantastic news.
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