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PostSubject: WiiWare ups ante in downloadable content game   Tue May 13, 2008 3:56 am

The Wii's Virtual Console store, which has delivered more than 200
classic titles over the last 18 months for Nintendo's svelte gaming
machine, has been widely acknowledged as a boon for older players with
warm and fuzzy memories of the games they played while growing up
during the infancy of consoles.
Alas, it hasn't done much to appease Nintendo fans who covetously
gaze at the steady stream of original and exclusive downloadable games
that have appeared on other consoles over the last couple of years,
such as PlayStation 3's wonderfully wacky physics experiment Pain and the Xbox 360's popular puzzler Switchball.
That envy may now be consigned to history thanks to Monday's North American launch of WiiWare, a new online service that is dedicated to delivering original and exclusive games for Nintendo's popular console.
Six titles are available at the moment. I downloaded three this
morning, the first of which, a role-playing game from Square-Enix
called Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King,
is WiiWare's ostensible flagship game. It costs 1,500 Wii Points, or
about $15, which is quite deal, since, from what I can tell based on
the hour I spent with it, this dungeon-crawling, kingdom-building game
seems to have roughly the same production values and scope of most
boxed, full-price Wii RPGs.
The next title I downloaded was the beautiful and immediately engaging platformer LostWinds,
which sees players controlling the world's breezes via a few flourishes
of the Wii remote. It's one of those rare third-party games that
actually makes fun and inventive use of the Wii's motion sensitive
controls. $10 well spent.
The last WiiWare game I checked out was Pop.
The objective of this serene and hypnotic bit of entertainment is
simply to pop bubbles that slowly float up from the bottom of the
screen by pointing the Wii remote at them and pressing the A-button.
Popping bubbles of the same colour creates chains and results in higher
scores, while missing bubbles chops valuable seconds off the game's
timer. Pop is a moderately addictive play that I suspect will end up being worth its modest $7 price.











I plan to try the other three launch games—VIP Casino: Blackjack, TV Show King, and Defend Your Castle—a
little later this week, but so far I like what I see. WiiWare's
original games look to be capable competitors for those available
through Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade and Sony's PlayStation Store.
The only problem I predict for WiiWare consumers (myself included)
is running out of storage. The three games I downloaded ate up about a
quarter of my Wii's onboard flash memory. And with new games planned
for release every Monday from now on, a trip to the local electronics
store to pick up an SD card (or two) appears to be in my future.
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PostSubject: Re: WiiWare ups ante in downloadable content game   Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:22 am

Wiiware seems pretty innovative.
I'll be sure to pick up some of those on the Wii Shop Channel
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PostSubject: Re: WiiWare ups ante in downloadable content game   Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:03 am

soon as i get a Wii point card, i'm gonna get some games
don't know where they r at tho...
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PostSubject: Re: WiiWare ups ante in downloadable content game   Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:11 am

haytradyl33 wrote:
soon as i get a Wii point card, i'm gonna get some games
don't know where they r at tho...
ye in the wih shop channel
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PostSubject: Re: WiiWare ups ante in downloadable content game   Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:13 am

i got a letter saying that the Nintendo channel has a new feature where you can discuss Wii game
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PostSubject: Re: WiiWare ups ante in downloadable content game   Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:15 am

haytradyl33 wrote:
i got a letter saying that the Nintendo channel has a new feature where you can discuss Wii game
o ye i got that 2.....it gives u recommendations on games 2 buy
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PostSubject: Re: WiiWare ups ante in downloadable content game   Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:09 am

it made me wanna get guitar hero aerosmith
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