Nintendo Halts Super Smash Bros. Brawl User Uploads

Nintendo Halts Super Smash Bros. Brawl User Uploads

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Nintendo has announced that as of the end of June it will no longer be accepting stage designs and other user-created content for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl allows players to create their own "stages" and then distribute them to friends or upload them to Nintendo through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, along with in-fight snapshots and replays. But a brief message posted on the Smash Bros. Dojo says the service will be coming to a halt at the end of this month.

"As of June 30th, 2009, the current service that accepts user-generated snapshots, stage designs, and replay data will no longer be available," it says. "Please note, however, that we will continue to distribute such data after that date."

Infendo has reported on speculation that SSBB players were uploading hacked stages that "borked the system" but Nintendo has not offered any explanation for why the service is ending, nor whether or not the "current service" might at some point be replaced with a "new service."

via: VG247

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Wow...I'm not even an SSBB player, but this already seems way too early to do this. Hooray for Nintendo once again not understanding the intarwebs.

I never really uploaded my stages. But not a huge loss.

I haven't played Brawl in a while, and never did use Nintendo Wi-Fi connection except for a few lag-plagued matches one day, but "BOOOOOOO! WTF Nintendo!"

To be honest, I'm wondering who's going to care.

The people that uploaded them will, duh.

People are still playing this shitfest? Amzing what you learn from the news.

Not even them. Their stages will continue to be able.

Um... I haven't been able to upload/download stages and replays and the like for months, even though I can have matches over WiFi and stuff.

Weird. Guess my Wii is a prophet.

Not that I care about that game, but I cannot comprehend why Nintendo is either so stubborn or completely incompetent when it comes to online gaming.

Wait, what the hell? Wasn't making your own stages an important part of Brawl? Didn't the fans want it? Why in the name of the Hypnotoad would they take something like that away?

The_Oracle:
Wait, what the hell? Wasn't making your own stages an important part of Brawl? Didn't the fans want it? Why in the name of the Hypnotoad would they take something like that away?

Because the kind of players that would have made use of it played for a couple of months then went back to playing Melee.

Also people posting hacked maps might have something to do with it...

Who's the character under Samus in the picture? I don't own Brawl and don't remember seeing that one during the hype.

Izzil:
Who's the character under Samus in the picture? I don't own Brawl and don't remember seeing that one during the hype.

It's a charecter from an assist trophy. Don't know the name of it.

Anyways, I still play brawl regulary. But not online! Online + Nintendo = Fail...
Does me still playing brawl make me a social outcast? *whimper*

Izzil:
Who's the character under Samus in the picture? I don't own Brawl and don't remember seeing that one during the hype.

Shes an assist trophy, like a pokemon style character that helps you for a while (most the time anyway...) them buggers off
I remember playing Brawl online, it was so laggy I never played or uploaded anything after 2 games online.
No loss for me

Sad to hear that, I never owned a copy myself but when my friends and I got together and....got....well drunk enough to think of playing it we saw some pretty interesting user level designs.

Lonko:
To be honest, I'm wondering who's going to care.

Tales of Golden Sun:
The people that uploaded them will, duh.

Thats probably his point.

Thats not a lot of people.

Cucumber:

Izzil:
Who's the character under Samus in the picture? I don't own Brawl and don't remember seeing that one during the hype.

It's a charecter from an assist trophy. Don't know the name of it.

It's Saki from Sin & Punishment.

And this news sucks, but it isn't a total loss. IGN still has their Smash Bros. site up if you want to upload stages, and there's more than a few sites where you can upload images.

Good thing there are OTHER WAYS to submit your stages online.

This is sad news.

Games are not merely products but also services. We all know that legally the developers and publishers find ways to make it clear that they can stop providing a specific service at any time, but offering something and then taking it away is just an anti-consumer approach.

Though this might not be a total loss of content it definitely is a loss of credibility. Post-launch support needs to be taken seriously by whoever promises it.

never uploaded anything so i'm not too worried.

Well, I always like to watch the replays of people getting ridiculous times on target practice but it's not a too big loss. It's still a bit soon though.

Not a surprise. Nintendo has never been any good at online functionality. Although it is strange though how they also produce the multiplayer games that are most fun: Wario Ware, Smash Bros. etc. I don't think many people even do Brawl online though as it is so laggy and temprimental

WrongSprite:

Lonko:
To be honest, I'm wondering who's going to care.

Tales of Golden Sun:
The people that uploaded them will, duh.

Thats probably his point.

Thats not a lot of people.

Well, there's that. But mostly I meant that the service was so sub-par in terms of stage selection (always chosen because the stage looks like Mega Man, or a Bob-Omb, or a Wiimote, never on the stage's own merits) that nobody I know actually bothered to download them. Mark my words, Nintendo are cancelling this, not because of any kind of hacking, but because of the total lack of usage the service gets.

If they return with a sort of menu from which we can pick and choose downloadable content, then it might see some actual use. Until then, it's just a waste of resources.

Another retard move for Nintendo.

not a zaar:
Not that I care about that game, but I cannot comprehend why Nintendo is either so stubborn or completely incompetent when it comes to online gaming.

I imagine for the same reason it does everything these days: is anyone but the hardest of hardcore Smash fans dedicated to this game going to care about uploads? Probably not, and since housewives and old people don't care, Nintendo doesn't care.

It just seems odd that such a thing rather than tweaking it or finding solutions, they merely announce they're cutting it, so long farewell. It's he attitude towards it that's more worrisome (for lack of a term I can't think of at the moment) than the actual thing itself. Nintendo still has a lot of work to do to regain and maintain the "hardcore" fanbase, and a major step towards that is actually committing to online features.

Mr. Fister:

Cucumber:

Izzil:
Who's the character under Samus in the picture? I don't own Brawl and don't remember seeing that one during the hype.

It's a charecter from an assist trophy. Don't know the name of it.

It's Saki from Sin & Punishment.

Oh, I've never gotten to play that game before. I really should try, people tells me it's good stuff. Is it really worth the money?

Oh the horror!
It's not like you could choose a good stage or anything, you just get stuck with some random crap someone made up...

Oh great something else for the fanboys to bitch and moan about!

I would be saddened by this a while back, but seeing as how I've played Brawl a grand total of once in the last 7 months...I don't care. Plus I haven't played a good online match yet, and I have supreme wi-fi. Goddamn.

fix-the-spade:

The_Oracle:
Wait, what the hell? Wasn't making your own stages an important part of Brawl? Didn't the fans want it? Why in the name of the Hypnotoad would they take something like that away?

Because the kind of players that would have made use of it played for a couple of months then went back to playing Melee.

Also people posting hacked maps might have something to do with it...

Hey I play melee nowadays though brawl really messed up my yoshi skillz *tear* The sad thing is I never even heard of this option or service though knowing of it's existence now I'm not one to bother with such things.

 

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