EA has pretty much confirmed that we will be have individual Nintendo Network ID’s when we take our Wii U console’s online. The information was revealed in EA’s privacy policy, which details exactly how you will play EA games online using the Nintendo Network. By signing up to EA’s Origin you will need to transfer data to the company, including your Nintendo Network ID.

If you sign up to play EA games through a Nintendo Wii U console, your Nintendo account information will be provided to EA so that we can establish an Origin Account for you. You need an Origin Account to play EA’s titles online. By signing up to play EA’s titles, you agree that limited user account information can be transferred to EA. Information transferred to EA includes your Mii information, email address, Nintendo Network ID, friend list, country, language and date of birth but does not include credit card number or other financial account information.

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  1. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I hate Origin with a passion. Hopefully Steam should be coming to Wii U in the foreseeable future. Gabe Newell has said he’s interested in the Wii U. Valve might even be working on a Wii U game right now. HL2:E3 anyone?

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  2. Uhhh. How is this bad news a Nintendo Network ID is literally the equivalent to a GamerTag or PSN ID. Even on those platforms, you are required to have an Origin account to play online as well you just link your PSN/GT to your Origin account

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  3. EA is so damn stubborn, they wanted Nintendo to use origin from the start, now theyre requiring players to have an origin account to play EA online on the wii U…

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  4. Nintendo I.d sounds very promising.
    People making points that voice chat is a feature in progress makes me feel like Nintendo is gonna put someone outta business lol

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  5. I have zero issue with this. Xbox 360 and PS3 both have the exact same Origin/EA network crap – so this is no fault of Nintendo and rather an EA thing.

    Also, i have no problems with friend codes as long as i only have to input one code per friend to add to a universal friend list that applies to all games. So instead of adding a gamertag like xbox, i add a friend code. Same difference.

    If there are diff friend codes per game, then I’ll be disappointed – but i doubt there will be

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  6. So does that mean the Wii U’s online is origin based or is EA just trying to fuck people into making an origin account to play their games online?…

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    • People keep mistaking reggie What he said was that they were going to keep it the same but change it very slightly in order to help make friend codes easier to use such as when you put down the friend code it sends a request to be friends,Etc

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  7. All in all a baby xbox live, Online gaming nowadays is a another social platform. Just woundering if I should get this for my daughter on christmas or just stick to a mimi laptop?

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  8. So nintendo is just changin the name from nintendo wi fi to network add some future and wala…no improvment..no chat..stupid friend codes..am glad i cancel my preorder abd get the ps3 i will give a year to the wii u to make everything right or the wii and 3ds will be the last to nintendos at my house i cabt belice they steal doing the same shiet…i love you nintendo but you need to ste up and show that you are the fu…g BIG N

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  9. CAN THE FRIENDS CODE MYTH PLEASE BE PUT TO BED IV ONLINE GAMED ON WII AND CHATTED TO 100S OF PEOPLE NEVER EVER USED A FRIENDS CODE THE WHOLE THING WAS BLOWN OUT OF ALL REALITY AND WIIU ISNT LIKE THAT ANYWAY

    ITS LIKE THE HARDRIVE CLOWNS LOL THERE BE FLASH SOLID STATE DRIVES AND USB DRIVES AND CARDS ITS 2012 NOT FUUKING 1890

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  10. So as long as it’s only for EA’s games, I’m fine. Although I do wonder what the NN ID is. The next Nintendo Direct can’t come soon enough!

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  11. Origin huh, well the PS3 and 360 signs you up for an EA account when you play a game by EA, happened to me when I first played Hot Pursuit. I’ve had a bad experience with Origin, ordered Mass Effect 2 on the 360 when it was on sale and it took forever for it to ship. I just hope it’s for EA’s games and not the entire online experience in general, and that one seems more likely.

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