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Reggie confuses us again regarding Wii U Friend Codes

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 frustrated with Ninte...   read

 
 
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This is Swapnote, the new 3DS messaging app in action

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, is the eShop ap...   read

 
 
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Send messages to 3DS friends! Letterbox App coming soon

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 INNOVATION by add...   read

 
 
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Nintendo 3DS requires a friend code, but only one

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 single friend code ...   read

 
 
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Rumor: 3DS to use the hated Friend Code system

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 the 3DS.  A...   read

 
 
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Check out the various functions of the 3DS

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 portable-virtual-c...   read

 
 
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Review: Monster Hunter Tri

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 Rockstar put out a d...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter giving Wii friend codes the chop in the US

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 in Glorious Nip...   read

 
 
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Guitar Hero 5 does away with in-game Friend Codes

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 the bane of an...   read

 
 
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Rumortoid: Big Wii title to ditch friend codes?

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 online capabili...   read

 
 


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First look: The Conduit

  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's software libr...   read

 
 
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The Smash DOJO!! recap: You will never know if you're playing a human or CPU

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 status messages ...   read

 
 
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The worst ideas in gaming listed

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 missing from the l...   read

 
 
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Make custom stages in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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 pattern, what m...   read

 
 
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Why Nintendo's Friend codes are so AWESOME!

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 kiddies who might ...   read

 
 
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EA thinks Friends Codes are stupid, not using 'em for Madden '08 on Wii

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. It's also...   read

 
 
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DS Lite breaks 10 million mark in Japan; Friend Code shortage unlikely

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 Lites in Japan...   read

 
 
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