The Seattle Mariners baseball team is trying a new pilot program at Safeco Field that lets fans watch replays and live feeds of the game, answer trivia questions, and even order food from the relative comfort of their sticky bleachers. Sound interesting? Oh, we forgot one detail: all of this uses the DS.
For a $5 fee ($30 for 10 games), access to the Nintendo Fan Network software is granted. Two download points in the stadium broadcast the software wirelessly.
We're glad to see Nintendo getting some mileage out of that baseball team they bought. They've certainly got our interest with this context-sensitive non-game. We want to go to a baseball game now.
[Thanks, Dave and Matt!]
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
7-10-2007 @ 11:01AM
I don't care how hot the Mariners are (they're really close to Western AL champ), the Indians (Central AL and AL top contender) are going to smoke them good. Oh and yes this sounds like a good idea that will definitely expand. Funny they didn't consider it in Japan where everyone already has a DS Lite though.
7-10-2007 @ 11:07AM
Well, Nintendo doesn't own any baseball teams in Japan, do they? It certainly makes it easier to try something like this out when you own the team.
Now if Seattle wasn't so far away, I wouldn't mind going up there and checking it out. But, I guess I'll have to wait for it to get over to the other coast.
7-10-2007 @ 11:15AM
Wow! I've been reading your updates (you all update a LOT!), and this one hit me in particular... I should talk to you about some possible DS application capabilities for events like Shuttle launches... hmm...
(This is one of the projects I'm working on: http://colab.arc.nasa.gov)
7-10-2007 @ 12:06PM
We'll see about that, the Mariners are hot this year. I'll see 'em through to the end.
But damn, I'm going on Thursday to see the M's play the Tigers, I best bring my DS and five bucks.
7-10-2007 @ 4:45PM
Speaking as a Mariners fan, even I know they are gonna choke come the last month of the season.