>can't even do memory link anymore
Is shutting down DS wifi the most inconvenient, anti-consumer thing Nintendo has ever done?
>Could have complained about the original Global Link lasting little more than a year after this game's release, an actual valid thing to complain about
>Chooses to bitch about Nintendo WiFi instead
Jesus christ anon, you're just racking up the fag points at a spectacular rate.
Nintendo could have figured out how to host the servers themselves if there had actually been a will from them to do so. They had the final word on this decision in the end. Don't try to excuse this bullshit corporate behavior. B2W2 weren't even 2 years old when nintendo killed wifi.
Having a first party nintendo game last less than 2 years is fucking inexcusable though. Terrible precedent for them to set.
To this day if I want to play CoD4 on PS3 or 360 online I still can, and that game came ouut 8 fucking years ago. No guarantees I'll find a game or anything, but the servers are still there.
You realize Memory Link is done between two DS over local wireless, not wifi.
Actually it was done via Game Sync, which of course used Wifi. Yes, you could (and still can) do it wirelessly between two systems, but I suspect that far more players used Wifi because it required only one system, not two.
No, it was ORAS forcing you to upgrade to continue competing in online ladders, and new megas being incompatible with XY.
One year later and my Y cartridge is useless. Being able to go online is pointless when you can't even play against people.
Entertainment is a service now, not a product.
Buying the newest Pokémon game is more like a subscription fee to be able to use the online Pokémon community for the next year or two.
Sure, they could update XY to make it compatible with ORAS megas, but then fewer people would buy ORAS.
That's flat-out incorrect. Memory Link could be done wirelessly, but could also be done by using Game Sync. All you had to do was register your BW2 game to the same account as your BW1 game. Only one device needed.
I had the fucking haunted mansion loaded with all the coolest shit......
Say what you want but it was fun and actually made me give a shit about growing berries unlike the way OR/AS handles it...