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No unified friend lists for Wii

Gamer’s hopes for a unified friends list that is consistent across all of Nintendo’s online Wii titles have been scuppered with the confirmation that each title will require an individual friend code to connect to multiplayer gaming.

Nintendo Blogger claims that following Nintendo’s deal with online games firm GameSpy, the company has admitted: "GameSpy's technology does allow for features that could span multiple games. With the Nintendo Wii, however, the multiplayer features are title-specific. For the Wii, friend lists are game specific.”

Using individual friend codes does allow for a greater level of online security, but also adds a level of inconvenience.

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Tags: online , wii , friends codes , wi-fi , gamespy

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