Originally Posted by Kurtiebird
Yeah, just blowing a little steam, wishing Ninty would make things as open as Microsoft. It does say you can "send short messages", but I don't see that option anywhere.
Anyway, I will have to pick up SFIV or some other online multiplayer game soon
Yeah, Nintendo STILL has a half-assed implementation. Just registering Friends is 10x harder than it should be. I understand what they're going for, but in this day and age it seems silly. I realize their target demographic for much of this sort of thing are middle-schoolers and high-schoolers...but it's only the most idyllic of parents that thinks that their kids have never heard rude language. My kids know those words...they just know I don't approve of their using them (at least in my presence...I remember what I was like at their ages).
One hopes as more games come out this generation that they make better use of the online functionality. The 3DS has online abilities that begin to approach...the original version of Xbox-Live. From, you know, 2004.