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    Free online play for Mario Kart Wii confirmed

    We can all breathe a sigh of relief because,despite Nintendo announcing in February that some of its games would feature a 'Pay & Play' scheme, we can confirm that Mario Kart Wii will not be one of them!
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    Re: Free online play for Mario Kart Wii confirmed

    Super. If previous Mario Kart games are anything to go by, this'll be one of the most fun multiplayer experiences around - on any platform!

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    Re: Free online play for Mario Kart Wii confirmed

    I am really looking forward to this. all the reviews say its great.

    I just wish we didnt have to wait a century to get smash bros brawl

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    Re: Free online play for Mario Kart Wii confirmed

    who cares?

    wii online play is a big steaming pile of poopy smell.

    being forced to enter long "friend codes" at both ends before playing with your mates? check. no voice comms (or any comms)? check.

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    Re: Free online play for Mario Kart Wii confirmed

    Yep Nintendo were definately smoking crack the day they "designed" the Wii's online features ... "I know, let's give everyone a random 16 character string so they'll only play against people they don't know." A great way to bring people together and make life easier for their casual market. </sarcasm>

    Note: I am a Wii owner but their online stuff really sucks.
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

    0iD: Plus weeing in it every now & again does it good
    scaryjim: 10" is just a little large to hold comfortably in one hand, which makes it a lot harder to tap, swipe and generally interact with.

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    Re: Free online play for Mario Kart Wii confirmed

    I think nintendo where trying to make the system as safe as possible for kids playing.

    It is a really bad system but I dont think nintendo had gone out of their way to annoy ppl.

    It would be good if nintendo had the kid friendly version ala the friend code. Then they could do another online part for adults only without the need for the friend codes but with some way of confirming who the users are

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    Re: Free online play for Mario Kart Wii confirmed

    it's nice to have official competition from Nintendo of Germany’s head of consumer marketing and PR
    Confirmation?

    Nintendo's online method is not the easiest to use is it :/
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