M’s and Nintendo expand Fan Network features

DMZ · April 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I’m a big fan of what Nintendo’s attempts with the Fan Network. My expectations aren’t that high, and I’m a little concerned about having fans at the games watching tiny LCDs instead of the event before them. But man, some of the stuff they’re fooling around with is really, really cool. Check out this Kotaku write-up.


9 Responses to “M’s and Nintendo expand Fan Network features”

  1. Mariner Fan in CO Exile on April 13th, 2009 12:11 pm

    They did promo during one of the games the other day. It was just Sims (if I remember correctly) reading the info, but I was intrigued by how you could check them out for free at a Nintendo kiosk. Sounded cool to me. Thanks for this link.

  2. georgmi on April 13th, 2009 12:21 pm

    Looks like the service is going to be free this year; in that case, I might actually give it a try next time I’m at a game.

  3. Cowboy Dan on April 13th, 2009 12:26 pm

    Here is a little more information about it.

    From the Times, and http://www.nintendofannetwork.com. I’ll have to try and remember to bring my DS to the game tomorrow.

  4. Luc on April 13th, 2009 1:45 pm

    I would be a little more excited if the iPhone didn’t already have most of those features anyway. Live MLB At Bat 2009 gives a full gamecast with pitch velocity and break information and everything.

  5. WTF_Ms on April 13th, 2009 1:55 pm


    I think FREE is the price point here….the iPhony app is $9.99.

  6. mln on April 13th, 2009 5:03 pm

    I am still waiting for the Mariners to offer their free Wii promotion.

    The turnout for that promotion would be insane. It would be like a crazed Black Thursday after Thanksgiving.

  7. absolutsyd on April 13th, 2009 5:25 pm

    I gotta say, being able to order food to be delivered to your seat sure is cool!

  8. Nettle on April 13th, 2009 6:02 pm

    I was a big fan of this last year, and highly recommend it to anyone who will listen. My favorite part was the pitch tracker, particularly when Felix is pitching. And the telecast is surprisingly fun too. It is on a couple second delay, so if you have it running you can glance down after a pitch and see just how close it was. Only ordered food once – it works fine, but only for the general food (no Porter’s BBQ).
    My main suggestion – remember to charge your battery before the game.

  9. Benne on April 13th, 2009 10:50 pm

    This is pretty awesome, and I’m surprised there aren’t more teams doing something like this with the iPhone. Now I’m really glad I just bought a DS.

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