I think Nintendo should have their games be able to get updates. Suppose you got a game but it had a glaring bug in it. But a few weeks later, Nintendo releases a update patch. Your DS is online. It fixes it, or adds new stuff. But the possibilities could be amazing! Imagine in Super Mario 64 DS, Nintendo could release patches (like cool item after you beat the game) or getting the original Super Mario 64 (with or without updated graphics).
So I've two questions.... Would Nintendo this? If you had the opprotunity, would you make patches for?
Nintendo is already doing this in Japan! Not over the internet, but via the wireless communications port at special "pods" set up in shops. You can download temporary demos of games to the DS memory (Polarium, Meteos), as well as permanent extra content for DS games (extra songs for Daigassou! Band Brothers, for example).
Once the service goes online it might well be possible that the whole thing could be done via the internet as well.
Post by Dances in Undergarments on Apr 7, 2005 4:31:19 GMT -5
Suppose you got a game but it had a glaring bug in it.
I would hope that Nintendo would not release games with glaring bugs in them, but it is a very good idea. There are many possibilties with this - say, when Mario 128 comes out, Nintendo think "wow, that would make a good Mario Kart track", what they could do with this is release it online as a download. I'm not sure, but I guess they could also do it as, say, a tournamnet prize - win an online tournament, get a new racetrack. That would be really cool.
Of course, the whole thing would have to be in complex coding. Otherwise, there would be fake updates that could damage your cart (or the DS memory!) I wouldn't want any DSs to get trashed when they visit the 'net.