Thanks to IGN Cube for their story that Nintendo of America have reached an agreement for AOL to be the 'official preferred ISP' for GameCube
. Nintendo have apparently informed IGN that "...developers who choose to create online games for GameCube will be licensed AOL connectivity software that will enable their games to connect online through AOL"
, but Nintendo also clarified that "...this does not indicate the unveiling of a new online gaming approach from Nintendo"
, making this partly an oddly cryptic co-marketing announcement, rather than any major breakthrough.