E3 2011: Nintendo To Standardize Online Gaming Experience

In an interview with MTV’s Russ Frushtick, Ubisoft producer Adrian Blunt revealed that Nintendo would be standardizing their online experience to work similar to Microsoft and Sony’s services. Nintendo has always been a bit quirky when it comes to online play, and certainty have not utilized the full potential of the medium. Blunt said the following about the new functionality of Nintendo’s online:

“Also the ability to easily find friends. Rather than using friend codes, which we’ve had in the past, we’re able to connect players in a much easier way, which allows us to have a community that’s playing together in the game.”

Although Blunt did not get more specific than this, this is very exciting news, and will definitely boost sales of the Wii U despite the Nintendo stock plummeting 10% after the announcement.

[MTV Games]

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Daniel Horowitz is currently a Writing/Film student at Sarah Lawrence College, where he previously worked as a film technician and teacher assistant despite having little technical knowledge. He is currently abroad studying play-writing at Oxford University in the UK. Daniel likes to think of himself as a weird combination of Captain America and Hunter S Thompson minus the extensive drug use. As a result, he can often be found lifting things, fighting for justice, and being a crazy outlaw journalist on the edge who doesn't play by the rules. When he’s not writing about, reviewing, or playing games, music, and occasionally writing well-paying profiles of businessman, Daniel thinks about what exactly he'll end u doing with his life post-graduation. Daniel plans on either going to graduate school for an MFA, or more realistically, getting a day job, which he hopes is somehow involved in the gaming, comic book, or film industries. You can contact Daniel at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @DHorowitz107

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