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Wii Shop Thread: ***FINAL FANTASY 3 IS OUT ON THE VC***


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#31 EXStrike

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:43 PM

Four new games available on the Wii Shop Channel

Platform: Virtual Console Arcade

Games:
Mappy (500 Points)
The Tower of Druaga (500 Points)
Starforce (500 Points)
Gaplus (600 Points)

#32 BlueLobstah

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:47 PM

Four new games available on the Wii Shop Channel

Platform: Virtual Console Arcade

Games:
Mappy (500 Points)
The Tower of Druaga (500 Points)
Starforce (500 Points)
Gaplus (600 Points)



...wait, what? Surprise update?

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#33 wii skiier

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:53 PM

...wait, what? Surprise update?

And surprise storage solution? Hooray!

#34 Wolfkin

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:56 PM

oh no we've been thread hacked by a 12 year old. ahhh.

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#35 Plinko

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:17 PM

If you haven't done it already, go to system update in your Wii settings and do the update.

I've been playing games off of my SD for the last half hour. This is what we've been waiting for! It's great.

#36 flybrione

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:30 PM

Yes! Finally!

#37 Cao Cao

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:49 PM

1up has some screenshots up of the new Final Fantasys for Wiiware:
My Life as a DarkLord: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (Looks more like a side-scrolling RTS than a city-builder to me)
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
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#38 EXStrike

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:52 PM

Oh for the VC Arcade, Japan has the four we got plus Space Invaders and Space Harrier.

#39 Strell

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:53 PM

Screens from the Iwata GC Keynote announcement of "My Life as a Dark Lord," the sequel to "My Life as a King" from Square:

http://www.nintendoe...ng.com/?p=12928

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Here's a link about the updated SD card/menus:
http://www.nintendoraw.com/?p=6654


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#40 KingBroly

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:56 PM

Final Fantasy's also coming to the Virtual Console. I and IV in the US/EU, I-V in Japan. No mention of VI.
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#41 Strell

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:56 PM

Someone noticed this:

Hmmm…

“Some features of WiiConnect24 will not work with games or Wii Channels when they are launched from the SD Card Menu. These features will only work when the item is moved or copied into the Wii system memory.”

http://www.nintendo..../channelsSD.jsp

Doubt that'll be an issue though. Most of the space I need is for VC games anyway.


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#42 ChibiJosh

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:58 PM

Final Fantasy's also coming to the Virtual Console. I and IV in the US/EU, I-V in Japan. No mention of VI.


They're probably waiting until they remake 6 for the DS.
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#43 weevles

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 06:47 PM

fucking FINALLY. That 2GB card sitting idle in my Wii will actually fucking do something now!1!

Almost makes me want to run home from work and start using it, but of course, I'm at work and it's just the Wii. :p

Edit: of course now that Nintendo gives me the ability to buy more VC/Wiiware stuff, they hike up the price on Wii points and continue to release shit I could care less about. Fuckers!

#44 botticus

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 06:59 PM

You don't have to buy Nintendo Points from Amazon.

http://www.ebgames.c...roduct_id=74146

#45 Strell

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:00 PM

I don't know why everyone thought Amazon was a credible source for points pricing.


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#46 RelentlessRolento

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:02 PM

anything up yet that I want? like gameboy games?

#47 ArthurDigbySellers

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:12 PM

I don't know why everyone thought Amazon was a credible source for points pricing.


I guess because Amazon doesn't usually give the $5 bump to Nintendo products that GameStop typically does.

Rhythm Heaven - GameStop - $35

Rhythm Heaven - Amazon - $30


Wii Zapper - GameStop - $25

Wii Zapper -Amazon - $20

GameStop is notorious for adding $5 to the price of DS games and accessories for no apparent reason. In this case it is just the opposite of how Nintendo products are typically priced at these stores.

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#48 weevles

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:16 PM

You don't have to buy Nintendo Points from Amazon.

http://www.ebgames.c...roduct_id=74146


I don't know why everyone thought Amazon was a credible source for points pricing.



I've seen it priced over $20 at many places, including CC (well that doesn't count any more, but still), TRU, and Wal-Mart in my area and other areas. I dunno, honestly, I haven't had a good reason to go look for more points, but I can try hunting around again. Plus, I could just buy it straight off the Shop Channel. Touche to me. :p

#49 MorPhiend

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:27 PM

I was hoping this would be announced today. Now I can finally have more use for my 4GB SD card! Yay!





Except I can't. This update breaks certain "abilities".

#50 foltzie

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:14 PM

I was hoping this would be announced today. Now I can finally have more use for my 4GB SD card! Yay!

Except I can't. This update breaks certain "abilities".


Its all good, "abilities" will be reconciled with the new firmware in due time.

#51 lilboo

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:51 PM

Fuckin finally.
Updating now.
So I guess I'll keep channels on the system. (Like Web Browser, Check Mii Out, lol)
It's taking awhile to update. Question. Can you now download directly to an SD card?

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#52 weevles

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:54 PM

Fuckin finally.
Updating now.
So I guess I'll keep channels on the system. (Like Web Browser, Check Mii Out, lol)
It's taking awhile to update. Question. Can you now download directly to an SD card?




Yes. In the Shop Channel you should have an option to select Wii Internal or SD card now.

I'm anxious to try this out.

#53 lilboo

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:59 PM

This is pretty bad ass. I am a bit annoyed, though. It just.. it's just.. this.. this should have always have been. It's such a simple, SIMPLE thing..and yet, we waited/cried/complained for 2.5 years.

I'm not complaining now. I am actually happy about this! VERY much actually.

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#54 Friend of Sonic

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:59 PM

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU CAN RUN GAMES OFF A SD CARD. I AM ABOUT TO SHIT PANTS PARTY.
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#55 dothog

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:15 PM

This situation reminds me of copy/paste on the iPhone, only the Wii folks haven't been defending Nintendo through the whole affair. The rejoicing is that much cooler given the criticism from the Wii's VC fan base, unlike the Apple iPhone fanbois, who've gone from a few years of saying, "You don't need copy/paste! Gawd, it's a feature!" to saying after iPhone 3.0, "I CAN CUTS N PASTE HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW! THX APPLE YOU ROCK!"

I'd just like to thank and congratulate those of you who took time to assemble internet petitions threatening physical harm to Iwata and his family if he did not allow games to be run off the SD card. Top flight work!
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#56 EXStrike

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:11 AM

http://www.bngi-chan..._consolearcade/

Some of the stuff Namco Bandai's looking to bring.

#57 hero101

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:37 AM

I think nintendo gave us this solution since lilboo gave up ownership of this thread. :lol: It must be a sign.

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#58 weevles

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:48 AM

Hm, so if you do the update and already have an SD card in the slot, it automatically saves whatever you have onto it? Looks that way to me. I have a 2GB in there now, but I'm going to upgrade to a 16GB for a longer-term solution. I wonder if I can just image the old card to the new card?

#59 SL4IN

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:53 AM

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#60 Strell

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:54 AM

I don't know where you got that idea, gunm. I've got plenty of VC games on my system that remained there after the update. I'm really doubting that you could slip one in there and get everything sent over.

I've actually thought a bit about this today - ultimately I'd like to get a bigger card now that it is essentially endless, minimum 16GB if not twice that. I figure it's best to prepare for the future. Problem is that I'm trying to figure out how I'll get my existing SD card inventory onto the new one. I imagine I can do it with a computer, but we need someone to research this. Besides, I need a faster card anyway.

Spent some time downloading stuff off the 'shop and saving it to my SD card, and then cleared up some internal memory so now I can run basically anything from the card.

This also brings up new things to consider: Does Nintendo increase the size of Wiiware games now? Will more games utilize things like custom soundtracks by pulling files from the card? Does this open up more possibility for things like movie streaming services and the like? How quickly will hackers break this wide open and piracy increases?

So many questions.


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