Iwata: Friends codes aren’t perfect

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 22 July 2008 20:04 GMT


Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted in a post-E3 interview that Wii’s Friends codes system isn’t a complete product quite yet.

“I don’t think the current system we have with Friend codes is perfect,” he told GameDaily. “However, if it’s an online world where you can get access to anybody without any restrictions, I as a father do not feel like allowing my daughter be engaged in that kind of world.

“So for Nintendo, especially in terms of the people who have never experienced online video games before, we think that it’s still very important to create a world where we can assure that there will be no harassment for these online beginners, and we really want to assure the security and safety for them to do that.

“So we will be studying this on an ongoing basis in order to improve Nintendo’s own circumstances where people can freely and safely enjoy the communications through the net.”

Lots more through the link. Read it: very few people got close to this man at E3 this year. Also, games companies take note: this is a corporate portrait. A beautiful one. Stop taking pictures of executives that make them look like they’re trying out to be on 9021fucking0.

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