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Reggie confuses us again regarding Wii U Friend Codes


Jun 11
So here's the rub. Nintendo introduced a rigid numbered Friend Code system sometime ago with the Nintendo DS, that was later refined on the Wii. Long story short, many gamers don't like the system, and are increasingly frustr... read
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Nintendo had that big 3DS update the other week, but do you know what feature was missing? If you were thinking of the promised messaging service, you would be correct! Swapnote, also known as Nintendo Letter Box in Europe, ... read feature

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Send messages to 3DS friends! Letterbox App coming soon


Oct 21
Do you have lots of 3DS friends? Did you add them as a joke? So far, the 3DS friends list seems to exist just to see how many people have added "System Settings" as their favorite game, but Nintendo has decided to use some IN... read
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Nintendo 3DS requires a friend code, but only one


Jan 19
At the European Nintendo 3DS Preview event, Nintendo has revealed some details on how online multiplayer will function on the device. As rumored, the "friend code" is returning but vastly streamlined. There will now be a sing... read
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Rumor: 3DS to use the hated Friend Code system


Jan 13
A Famitsu preview of Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition seems to suggest that the despised Nintendo Friend Code system -- Nintendo's way of pretending to keep children safe online -- might be making an unwelcome return with t... read
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Check out the various functions of the 3DS


Sep 29
Man, the 3DS has so many skills. We've already talked about a lot of them tonight, like the Mii-from-a-photo skills, the fight-strangers-in-Street-Fighter-without-knowing-that-you're-doing-it skills, and the ever popular por... read
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Did you play the Monster Hunter Tri demo? If not, don't bother. It sucked. Okay, that's subjective, but it's definitely fair to say that the Monster Hunter Tri demo did not accurately represent the full game. Imagine if Rocks... read feature

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Monster Hunter giving Wii friend codes the chop in the US


Oct 23
If I were going to be crass, I guess I could describe Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise as "Pokémon for grownups." That's not quite right, but Monster Hunter is reaching pocket monster–level popularity ... read
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Guitar Hero 5 does away with in-game Friend Codes


Aug 02
Now that the RRoD is pretty much taken care of let's take quick poll of everyone here and ask what the most annoying thing is in all of gaming. I'll give you a hint: it starts with Friend and ends with Codes. Friend Codes are... read
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Rumortoid: Big Wii title to ditch friend codes?


Jan 14
If you give two poos about online gaming, then you'll likely hate friend codes. It's a good bit of family-friendly PR for Nintendo, certainly, but it's a ridiculous pain in the arse for anybody who wants to the use the Wii's ... read
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First look: The Conduit


May 17
  Hardcore FPS fans take note: you may have to reconsider your decision not to buy a Wii. Third-party developers seem to finally see the potential millions to be made by filling in the holes Nintendo has left in the Wii'... read
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The Smash DOJO!! recap: You will never know if you're playing a human or CPU


Dec 07
The DOJO began the week in a horrible way with Friends Codes. Just hearing those words brings a shiver down my spine. Anyway, you need to enter your friend's Code once and it's stored in the system. You can also have little s... read
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The worst ideas in gaming listed


Nov 12
Last week we went over Next-gen's list of the 50 greatest gaming innovations, noting that they forgot tentacle porn in the line up. Now they've put together a list of gaming's worst ideas ever, and again, tentacle porn is mis... read
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Make custom stages in Super Smash Bros. Brawl


Oct 29
Brawl getting delayed until February is so totally worth it now. Out of all the new things Brawl was going to offer, never did I once expect a Stage Builder. You can make the stage as big as you want, add whatever background ... read
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Why Nintendo's Friend codes are so AWESOME!


Aug 14
The above image was shown to me by a member of a videogame forum I host, Project Wonderboy, showing just how efficient and useful Nintendo's Wii Friend codes actually are. As you know, Nintendo likes to protect the little kid... read
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EA thinks Friends Codes are stupid, not using 'em for Madden '08 on Wii


Jun 12
Whether we'd take a Bullet Bill for Mario or just as soon kick Luigi in the nuts, if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that the Friend Codes system that Nintendo has in place for the Wii and DS is stupid... read
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DS Lite breaks 10 million mark in Japan; Friend Code shortage unlikely


May 10
Call me crazy, but I think Nintendo just may have something here with their DS Lite. Their wacky little two-screened handheld seems to be selling like hot-cakes in Japan! Why, just this April, Nintendo sold another 702,844 DS... read






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