Today, we take another look at the DS, and one of its most significant contributions to Nintendo and gaming; Wi-Fi internet connection. Nintendo had experimented in this field with the Sattelaview, 64DD, and other products, and Microsoft had already begun its subscriber service Xbox Live, but the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection was very different from these in some very exciting ways.
As of this moment, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection has been taken down. Due to Gamespy closing down all of their functions, Nintendo has had to close the online features of all DS & Wii games. This affects the games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Battle Revolution, Black, White, Black 2, White 2 and several spin-off titles. The online functions of these games will unfortunately not return. 3DS and Wii U titles, including Pokémon X & Y, Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter are unaffected by this.
The History of Nintendo: Well, Wii All Want To Change The World
The Wii was unstoppable in its first few years, and that kind of momentum does not stop easily. The middle and later years of its life brought the Wii quite a few landmark titles that are still influencing games today.
Happy October, Pokemon Fans! Nintendo Wi-fi connection has a gift for you this month!
This Pokemon is available ONLY over wi-fi connection, unlike the Shiny Gengar Event at Gamestop this month! This special Pumpkaboo can help you enter the Battle Tournament that takes place this month when you trade it to evolve it into a Gourgeist, if you don’t already have one! Grab this special Pumpkaboo equipped with a Rocky Helmet and possessing the two special moves Trick-or-Treat and Scary face!
“Spectator Mode is available even on the compact 3DS version!! In this mode, you can watch players all around the world fight and make bets with in-game gold. Wager wisely by checking out the player names, rules, win rates, odds, fighters, and stage!!
Being able to cheer someone on is what really makes spectating matches fun. This time, 1st and 2nd place will get prizes in four-player matches, and spectators can bet the gold they win on Bonus Chances.” - Masahiro Sakurai