- GDC 08 was a nice place for some little announcements for Nintendo. Around GDC, Nintendo announced official release dates for Wii Fit and WiiWare. They also announced another interesting feature...
Nintendo Pay and Play is a new feature that will likely go on a game by game basis. Games that feature the blue Nintendo WiFi Connection logo will support free online play. Games with the Red WiFi logo will support Pay and Play.
Of course, this was all announced a couple of months ago, and everyone likely knows about it. But lets take a look at the the good features that could come from Pay and Play, as well as the possible bad features.
When many gamers read about the announcements for Pay and Play, many were instantly frustrated on how Nintendo said they would support a free online service, but is now going to make them pay. I instantly thought of the good things that can come from Pay and Play. First off, no more friend codes! Nintendo said that Pay and Play games will have more features then regular WiFi games.
Could we be saying good bye to friend codes for a while? It is possible. Of course, it would mean that maybe we would get a specific name of some sort for each game, and wouldn't have the same friends list for all games, but it would be a step up from friend codes.