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Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:44:42 PM »
The end is nigh! According to what my Wii told me today the Wii VC will allow the purchase of Wii Points until this coming March (2018), with service ending in January of 2019. I keep my Wii plugged in to my CRT at all times due to its excellent 240p output. Games like Super Air Zonk, Dynastic Hero, NAI, etc look excellent on a 240p CRT w/ component, so I'd get them Points bought now while you still can. Let's give the VC a nice, big sendoff. It deserves it! 
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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 06:55:40 PM »
Thanks for letting us know! Now the time to scramble Valkyrie again The time is now to get those sweet sweet TG-16 games on VC while the shop lasts.

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 03:13:15 AM »
Or maybe now is time to crack your Wii and fill it with all the games they never sold in the VC.

I noticed a new Just Dance game at Target the other day. They have no PS3 or Vita anymore but technically Wii is still worth stocking. Id imagine backward compatibility helps.

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 06:58:57 AM »
I wish those Wii points cards were still available, I'd rather not use a credit card.

I didn't buy much from the Wii Shop Channel over the years, but it certainly helped set a good standard for old software re-releases. There's still a great selection of classics on the Wii VC, plus some nice exclusives in the WiiWare section.

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 08:44:23 AM »
It'll probably be the last time we'll see that Alien Crush remake available. I'll be downloading that one for sure. It was still up last time I checked.
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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 02:46:44 AM »
HuMan, you can still use Nintendo eShop cards, they work for the Wii, too.

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2017, 04:07:16 AM »
Wait, really? Positive?? If that's true I'm totally grabbing an eShop card.

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2017, 04:19:02 AM »
I did this several times by myself.

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2017, 06:52:25 AM »
Out of curiosity I checked Google about eShop cards on the Wii Shop Channel, I see mostly UK sources confirming that they do work. Are you in Europe? USA? I'm in Canada and my Wii still says "Redeem Wii Points Card" at the Add Wii Points screen.

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 08:39:42 AM »
I'm in Germany. Even though my Wii said pretty much the same as yours, I was able to use eshop cards up to this year.

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 04:06:58 PM »
Going by google results, eShop card support was a European innovation. The North American version still only supports original Wii Points Cards, oh well. I'll just break down and use a credit card.

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2017, 06:44:21 AM »
Letterbomb -> Homebrew Channel -> WiiMednafen -> all the PCE one can PCE. :lol:

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2018, 08:51:59 AM »
I didn't buy a Wii until last year, but it's a cool system and I'm thankful for its support of older games. A third of the TG library was released for it and that's pretty cool. I remember we got a little uptick in traffic around here when it came out.

WiiWare wasn't bad either. They didn't make a Bonk game for it, but we got new entries for Adventure Island, Alien Crush, Bomberman, Gradius, Star Soldier, and non-TG lines like Contra, FF, Mega Man, etc.

As for buying Wii points, if you won't use your credit card for buying video games, why have a credit card?
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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2018, 09:01:25 PM »
Mylifeingaming just put out a video game suggestion to check out before the vc dies.
By the way joe of gamesack has a segment.

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Re: Wii VC service coming to an end soon
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2018, 04:24:36 PM »
Thanks for that, Tron! I have 1000 points left over from my buying spree so I'm trying to figure out what I want to spend it on. I've got it narrowed down to The Last Blade 1 or 2, Wonder Boy IV, Sengoku 2 or 3, or maybe some random N64 game.
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