Episode 13: Hello Nintendo 2.0

On May 6, 2012 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Nintendo is not very well known for its online support. After all, this is the company that brought us Friend Codes and the tiny 40 MB file size restrictions for WiiWare. But in what appears to be a complete 180 for Nintendo, it will begin to offer the majority of its games as digital downloads. In today’s episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we discuss this new direction and whether Nintendo finally “gets it” when it comes to online support. We also take a look at a new wave of games that heavily borrow ideas from Nintendo: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. All that, plus first details on Rayman Legends for the Wii U and our impressions of Sakura Samurai for 3DS!

What do you think of Nintendo’s sudden new love for digital downloads? Share your thoughts on this and all the other big news from today’s episode in the comments section below. While you’re there, we would also love to hear what you think of today’s episode and the RN Podcast as a whole, so please leave us your comments and suggestions.

As always, if you would like to learn more about any of the topics discussed on today’s episode, we have provided links below. Enjoy!



3 Responses to “Episode 13: Hello Nintendo 2.0”

  • Taren wrote on May 8, 2012 at 4:45 am:

    long time fan here. just letting you guys know the podcasts are great! Jets are better than gliders.

  • Nigel wrote on May 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm:

    Great podcast this week! I can’t wait for Rayman Legends!

  • Jack wrote on May 11, 2012 at 4:24 am:

    All stars has potential to be even better than brawl, hopefully they wont have a handheld version; even though they did for MK and UMVC3.

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