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RIP Wii Shop Channel to end service on January 31, 2019!

Posted: September 29th, 2017, 2:59 am
by Sonicx9
http://gematsu.com/2017/09/wii-shop-cha ... ry-31-2019

A fault for modern games digital download services!

But for all you Wii fans out there what Wiiware/Virtual Console games would you recommend me to download from the Wii Shop Channel before the service closes down/points can not be added?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_V ... th_America)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_W ... th_America)

Re: RIP Wii Shop Channel to end service on January 31, 2019!

Posted: September 29th, 2017, 12:46 pm
by Robotrek
Maboshis Arcade is about the best choice you could make. It's simple, and addictive!

As for this news, I was wondering why it hadn't shut down before. I'm guessing they'll leave the service up AFTER the inability to buy Wii Points just to give people the ability to download all of their games. Thankfully, in the future, all of the WADs will remain, so future generations CAN experience these games.

Re: RIP Wii Shop Channel to end service on January 31, 2019!

Posted: September 29th, 2017, 1:50 pm
by Atariboy
One good reason to leave it up past the ability to add Wii Points is that not everyone reads videogame media outlets or posts at message boards where people still care about the Wii. And even those that do may still not see the news, nor see the message at the Wii Shop when they log-in that surely will have this information. Nintendo isn't going to want someone on the eve of the shutdown to buy $20 in points, and then get stuck with much of it unspent.

Nor would they want someone to load up a lot of credit to buy a lot of games that they missed out on before they disappear, and then have their system die the next week. So this weens people off by locking them out from adding credit for the final 10 months of the service, giving them time to empty their wallets, transfer games to a Wii U, seek tech support if it still exists (Wii U only at this point, I bet?), etc.

Re: RIP Wii Shop Channel to end service on January 31, 2019!

Posted: September 30th, 2017, 10:22 am
by Mario500
Robotrek wrote:Maboshis Arcade is about the best choice you could make. It's simple, and addictive!

As for this news, I was wondering why it hadn't shut down before. I'm guessing they'll leave the service up AFTER the inability to buy Wii Points just to give people the ability to download all of their games. Thankfully, in the future, all of the WADs will remain, so future generations CAN experience these games.

Could you answer these questions for me:

What did you mean by "WADs"?

Why were the words "after" and "can" completely capitalized?

Re: RIP Wii Shop Channel to end service on January 31, 2019!

Posted: September 30th, 2017, 4:09 pm
by Stalvern
Mario500 wrote:What did you mean by "WADs"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_WAD

Re: RIP Wii Shop Channel to end service on January 31, 2019!

Posted: September 30th, 2017, 6:18 pm
by Robotrek
Mario500 wrote:
Robotrek wrote:Maboshis Arcade is about the best choice you could make. It's simple, and addictive!

As for this news, I was wondering why it hadn't shut down before. I'm guessing they'll leave the service up AFTER the inability to buy Wii Points just to give people the ability to download all of their games. Thankfully, in the future, all of the WADs will remain, so future generations CAN experience these games.

Could you answer these questions for me:

What did you mean by "WADs"?

Why were the words "after" and "can" completely capitalized?


I capitalized the words to put emphasis. Even if not grammatically correct (whatever) I was mimicking how I'd have said it in person.

Also, WAD is the format that contains .app format files, which when extracted, can work as virtual console and WiiWare titles. Most pirated WiiWare titles are in the "WAD" format.