Nintendo pulls the plug on online features for Wii and DS games

Nintendo of America has just announced that as of May 20th, you will no longer have access to WiFi connection service on their Wii, DS and DSi games. That will include features like online play, online leaderboards and anything else that it does online. All games will work perfectly fine online.

Honestly this move makes me more weary of Nintendo and actually makes me reconsider the idea of buying a Wii U. I know most people will post and say that I’m overreacting, saying not many people play DS titles online, but it sucks knowing that if we make a party on our forums to play Phantasy Star Ø, as of May 20th, we won’t be able to play online just because Nintendo decided they didn’t want to support online services going on to the next generation.

To see all SEGA games that will be affected, hit the jump.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Games commercials

If there is one game that gets commercial support from SEGA its Mario & Sonic games. Check out the commercial that will most likely be airing on your favorite kid station.

Check out the one with the Mario ending right here.

Mario & Sonic at Olympics 2012 gets blue Wii

Game’s website Games Reactor has revealed that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2012 is set to get a bundle with a new blue Wii. The new colour for Nintendo’s home console is set to release on November 18th to coincide with the release of the latest crossover between SEGA and Nintendo’s mascots. No price point has yet been announced.

[Source: Games Reactor]

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games gets yellow case, release date

[Better concept on how finished product shall look.]

SEGA’s new assets for Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games is showing off a new, never before used, yellow case. The only other time I recalled Nintendo putting a different case color for a game was in Japan when M rated titles got a black case.  (edit: Forgot that New Super Mario Bros Wii had a red case. Oops.)

Why its yellow? I don’t know. I do know is that the Wii version of the title will be coming out in North America on November 15th. 3DS version isn’t expected until February of next year.

Now enjoy some screens.