According to a young man who calls himself the FalafelKid — ah, journalism in 2007 — the Wii will have no unified gamertags for online play. This means that your buddies in Mario E Revolution: Mario Hits Ibiza won’t be able to find you in Unresponsive Racing Game GT.
Falafelkid: Just one last question to make absolutely sure I have got this right, please. If I have a friend roster in one game, that roster will not be available to me in any other game. I have to build up an entirely new list for each title, right?
GameSpy: The answer to your question is yes, for the Wii friend lists are game specific.
Now remember — Nintendo is doing this through GameSpy, so it could be possible that GameSpy games won’t have a unified friend list but other games will. It could also be possible that GameSpy was lying to Mr. Falafel or not describing the full situation, which is what I would do if someone fanboyed me for hours about some aspect of gameplay on a popular console.
However, what is the result of this fairly innocuous news? SHOCKWAVES, friends. SHOCKWAVES in the community. Fanboys! To the ramparts!
BREAKING: No unified gamer tags or codes for Wii online [Nintendo-Revolution]