As promised, here is some footage [trailer included] of the live event that happened in Japan on September 5, 2011 9pmPST. I ripped most of the event myself, with the exception of the trailer, which I missed due to internet connection drop. I made sure to make this compilation as High quality as possible, probably the best res out there so far. Since I cannot upload the video to Youtube due to copyright claims (people have uploaded the trailer and it gets removed), I uploaded to Dailymotion. If you don’t have a Dailymotion account to comment on the video, place your thoughts here instead, and like the post while you are at it, if you like it. Enjoy!
Yeah, I didn’t have a better name for it. Its just a simple re-color of the Online Waiting Room. I did’t want to spend too much time on this, so I didn’t add any special textures to the stage. You can also battle on it if you use that one code that allows you to, well, battle on the Online Waiting Room. Its a neat change to see a different [default] waiting room. The custom Sandbag is not part of the Stage texture. Its an Item TXS not made by me. You can obtain the modified Sandbag on Stack Smash’s released textures. If someone has any ideas for the Waiting Room, let me know. This one is the easiest Stage to edit, so its bound to have different textures soon.
DOWNLOAD LINK (megaupload): Not compressed this time!
Hopefully by now many of you are aware of what Nintendo introduced at GDC this past February. If not, hang on to your pants (and wallet), as wi-fi will no longer be an ultimately free service. Nintendo will be starting their first “Pay and Play” online project with Sega’s upcoming “Samba de Amigo“, a maraca dancing game that resembles something like “Dance Revolution”… with your hands. As fun as the trailer seems for this game, it will also be the first to implement a “pay to play” service. What you will need to pay for is still unclear, but I can reassure you that Wi-fi will no longer be the free service we all had fun with. Games that will support the “Pay to Play” service will contain the traditional “Wi-fi” logo (in red) along with the words “pay-to-play” underneath. Purchasing whatever service is provided by “pay and play” is still a mystery, but you will be using Wii Points respectively. For more info on Nintendo’s crazy 360th degree of a turn for wi-fi gaming, please visit this source.
This video may show just how bad things may end up for fans of Brawl’s wi-fi connection. If hacking starts to spread, the lag already present through wi-fi will be nothing compared to what hackers can do. Obviously, messing around with a video game’s structure and altering its encryption can ruin the fun for many, especially if it is used during online gameplay. Let us hope Nintendo is prepared for this…