Friday, June 15, 2007

Nintendo of Europe's new privacy policy: not happy...

... but what can you do?

Nintendo of Europe's new private policy has been rolling out throughout Europe over the past two weeks and today GB residents logging in to NoE's website will be greeted with a new privacy policy announcement.

Part of the changes include new expiration dates on VIP star points, which I am annoyed with because so far NoE has been pretty crap when it comes to offering goodies for its members to exchange points with - especially when compared to the excellent service provided by Club Nintendo (Japan).

You could convert Star points to Wii points, but so far no 'exchange rate' has been released and even if they do offer a good exchange rate, I am not planning on purchasing any virtual console games on the Wii console (well, I don't have the console, but if I do, I won't), unless there are original games (ala PSN and XBLA). Come on NoE, stop mucking about and reward your customer by bringing that Nintendo Hanafudas over here! Or we will just import more.



And what is it with that Super Paper Mario banner on the top? The game is not even out here. In fact there has been zero release date announced for PAL regions yet.

Not everyone wants party and mini-games.

3 comments:

Josh said...

I keep getting emails telling me to accept the privacy policy, but I am yet to see anything that will let me do so...

How do i get to the accept/decline screen?

Jon said...

Once you login you should be presented with a link to the screen I posted.

Check out this thread. Quite a few people are having problems and sooner or later a solution should present itself.

http://www.eurogamer.net/article_discussion.php?article_id=79701

/Nintendo is on a roll here pissing people off...

Jon said...

NB: Try clicking the 'privacy' link on the most bottom of the website. I checked it out and while there is no accept/decline screen (well I already accepted), the Paper Mario privacy page is there.