I guess this is more of a rant than anything, but I recently was given a Wii console as an early Christmas present so I was over on their site browsing around to see what kind of games I can get for it, and I see they have something called WiiWare which works I guess somewhat like XBLA and other "indie friendly" web based distribution models. I start thinking "Hey, wouldn't it be fun to write my own game for the Wii and maybe even sell it and make a little money?" So I google around a bit which leads me to Warioworld.com where you can apply to be a licensed Nintendo developer. It's there that I find out they will NOT license anyone who works out of their own home.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?? WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP!
Seriously, Nintendo. That's just total BS. There are a TON of indie developers out there who work out of their own home. Let's take the guys who wrote Super Meat Boy as an example - only one of the most successful indie console games ever written, by the way - who both worked out of their own homes and turned out a game that made a ton of money for Microsoft. Are you serious, Nintendo, are you guys so effin' big that you don't WANT to earn the potentially MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of dollars worth of revenue that a slew of home based indie developers can generate for you?
No wonder there's a whole underground network of developers dedicated to hacking your stuff and making their own games - YOU'VE GIVEN THEM NO CHOICE!!!
Pretty lame. Oh well, it's a nice toy I guess. It's just too bad you guys have decided to shoot yourselves in the foot and turned your back on a limitless supply of talented devs who could have made you guys a buttload of money. Your loss, Nintendo. Your loss.
End of rant. Back to looking at games for this thing.