While Nintendo has officially killed off online functionality for the DS and Wii, the internet being the internet, people have found a way to keep it alive. Sort of. For now.
At least in Japan! That's because Sega will release a Virtual Console Arcade version of Puyo Puyo—which you may have played in the form of Kirby's Avalanche or Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine—with online multiplayer support for Wii.
Nintendo's clumsy method for connecting Wii and Nintendo DS players to others online, the dreaded Friend Code system, may be returning for the Nintendo 3DS if a report from magazine Famitsu is accurate.
Some out loud thinking from Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto could be telling of Nintendo's plans to dedicate more energy to and demand more money for online gaming through the Wii and Nintendo DS.
Initially conceived as a multimedia device, the iPhone overcame a number of hurdles to become a popular gaming portable. But one surprising problem still haunts the device's gaming capabilities.