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Wii News Channel arrives

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#1 of 5 RAF

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Posted January 31 2007 - 04:36 AM

Last Saturday the Wii News Channel went "live" and it is an interesting addition to an already innovative console. Yes, you can get your news fix from a variety of sources but the fact that it is a couple of clicks away while you are gaming makes it attractive to me. Add to that the fact that the interface is sort of a "Google Earth meets CNN" and it's another reason why Nintendo is showing the world that it's more than just about the pixels and the audio.

A nice enhancement, IMHO.

I've noticed that there are still some growing pains with the channel but things will get better over time. It's very functional right now but I had to smile when a news item involving Ghent, West Virginia showed up on the global map as being close to Warsaw, Poland. I guess someone on the team has to revisit Geography 101!

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#2 of 5 CaseyL

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Posted January 31 2007 - 05:05 AM

I checked this out. It's definatly cool, but I'm not sure I'll use it a lot. On a strange note, The first article I checked out was the formal announcement of the "Wii News Channel" on the wii news channel, then I read some stuff about PS3 launch in Japan. Is that bad?

#3 of 5 RAF

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Posted January 31 2007 - 06:05 AM

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On a strange note, The first article I checked out was the formal announcement of the "Wii News Channel" on the wii news channel, then I read some stuff about PS3 launch in Japan. Is that bad?

Not based on the apparent demand for the Wii vs. the PS3.

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#4 of 5 JohnS

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Posted January 31 2007 - 09:05 AM

I've checked the news channel out many times since I received my Wii, and I really like it.
The main news I check for is Arts/Entertainment.

I also like it how you can check by the globe and just scan across different city/states to see what news is being offered to read.

great feature!!

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#5 of 5 RAF

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Posted January 31 2007 - 10:59 AM

I usually also read the sports headlines and I would like to see a compilation of all the previous day/night's scores (maybe that's coming since this is a bit of a lull)? Also, the global nature of the interface might mean that Wii would have to cover sports from around the world. I don't think that this would necessarily be a bad thing (and quite informative), but maybe this would involve so much real estate that it can't be implemented at present.

Time will tell.
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