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Nintendo-AOL Partnership

 

Nintendo of America has told Game Informer today that they?ve entered into a new business agreement with America Online. Nintendo developers who choose to create online titles will be licensed AOL connectivity software that will enable their games to connect to the Internet via AOL. Also, should Nintendo announce any online games of its own during the term of the agreement, AOL will be the preferred ISP for online play.

 

 

 

Nintendo reiterated that they were not announcing any new online games, or any change from their current (or lack of an) online stance.

 

 

 

This agreement also extends to a co-marketing relationship, where online promotions will be featured on AOL properties. Nintendo is also working with AOL on potential marketing promotions for the new AOL for Broadband service, which may include AOL promo discs getting packed in with Nintendo GameCubes.

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*shrug* It's hard to say how this will be. There's a difference between being signed up for AOL and using it as a connector for on-line play. It's not like you're being forced into some heinous ungodly subscription service.

 

Yet ;).

 

I mean, I am not overly thrilled with the choice of AOL, but we might as well wait until we have hardcore details before we get seriously depressed. Mild transient depression will be fine for now :P.

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Originally posted by Carlucci@Sep 10 2003, 11:57 AM

...which may include AOL promo discs getting packed in with Nintendo GameCubes.

Because I need more of these. The three or four that make their way into my mail box each week aren't enough to satisfy my obsession with burning plastics. I could use more coasters, too. Perhaps I could get out the hot glue gun and finally make that mirror over the bed I've always wanted.

 

Now that I think of it, I should put an AOL sticker on my GameCube. Their logo isn't ubiquitous enough.

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Originally posted by Robot Monkey@Sep 10 2003, 02:51 PM

(...Trillian, a third party free AIM client).

Which is exactly what I use. I'm ashamed to say that I have been the owner of an AOL account, and my AIM account is a remnant of that. However, I have tried to expunge my sins by not using the AIM software.

 

I had to laugh at your post, though, Sam.

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Say Nintendo announces that Mario Kart: DD (or another game) will in fact be playable online, but you must use AOL. Would you do it?

 

I know this is highly unlikely, just asking. My immdiate response would be NO! but the constant thoughts of actually being able to play MK online would drive me crazy enough that I'd possibly change my mind.

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Originally posted by Starhawk@Sep 10 2003, 09:21 PM

Say Nintendo announces that Mario Kart: DD (or another game) will in fact be playable online, but you must use AOL. Would you do it?

 

I know this is highly unlikely, just asking. My immdiate response would be NO! but the constant thoughts of actually being able to play MK online would drive me crazy enough that I'd possibly change my mind.

I'm sure plenty of people hated Microsoft, and still do.

 

But when the Xbox came around, I'm also certain that many of them went weak at the knees and made some rationalization or another to make the purchase.

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Say Nintendo announces that Mario Kart: DD (or another game) will in fact be playable online, but you must use AOL. Would you do it?

 

As Camp said that's not the issue. If AOL had a separate (completely separate) GameCube package thing a la Live! that was done half as well, then yes. I would not pick up one of those damned AOL crap packs and get online with that, no matter how tempting.

 

That said, Mario Kart online would be tempting as hell. Would finally give me the chance to shoot you with turtle shells too, which is a cost-prohibitive option in the real world ;).

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