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Who is excited about the Wii.
Of course I am!
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PostSubject: Wii Information   Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:46 pm

Brief Info.
The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun "we", IPA: /wiː/) is Nintendo's seventh-generation video game console. Its project code name was Revolution. It is the successor to the Nintendo GameCube and competes against Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3.

A distinguishing feature of the Wii console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which may be used as a handheld pointing device and can detect motion and rotation in three dimensions. The console also notably features WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while consuming very little electrical power.

Nintendo first mentioned the console in the 2004 E3 press conference and later unveiled the system at the 2005 E3. Satoru Iwata revealed a prototype of the controller at the September 2005 Tokyo Game Show. At E3 2006, the Wii console won the Game Critics Awards for Best of Show and Best Hardware. The console was released on November 19, 2006 in North America and South America. It will be released on December 2, 2006 in Japan; December 7, 2006 in Australasia, Italy and Switzerland; December 8, 2006 in Europe; and December 9, 2006 in Spain.

North American Launch Titles (alphabetical order)
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Call of Duty 3
Cars
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Excite Truck
Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The
GT Pro Series
Happy Feet
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The
Madden NFL 07
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Monster 4x4 World Circuit
Need for Speed: Carbon
Rampage: Total Destruction
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Red Steel
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Wii Sports

Non-North American Launch Titles (alphabetical order) Some of the launch titles of other countries will be recieved in North America later.
Ant Bully, The
Barnyard
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
Elebits
Ennichi no Tatsujin
Far Cry: Vengeance
Gottlieb Pinball Classics
Kororinpa
Machi Kuru Domino
Necro-Nesia
Open Season
Super Fruit Fall
Super Swing Golf
Tamagotchi's Sparkling President
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Wii Play
Wing Island

Backward Capatibility
Nintendo has stated that the Wii console will be backward compatible with all GameCube software and most peripherals. This backwards compatibility is achieved with the help of the slot-loading drive being able to accept GameCube discs, and a set of four GameCube controller ports and two Memory Card slots, concealed by flip-open panels. It has been reported that the use of a GameCube controller is required to play GameCube games and that the Classic Controller will not function in this regard. Nintendo has stated that the Wii console will not be compatible with the GameCube modem adapter, broadband adapter, Game Boy Player, AV cable, or AC adaptor.

Nintendo DS Connectivity
The Wii console supports wireless connectivity with the Nintendo DS. Shigeru Miyamoto said Nintendo was still working out when features using this connectivity would be available, but that it would be soon after the launch of the system, due to the popularity of the Nintendo DS. At Nintendo's corporate policy meeting in June 2006, Satoru Iwata explained that the DS uses its wireless connectivity to communicate with Wii and that no further accessories will be needed.

The connectivity will allow the player to use functions like the Nintendo DS's microphone and touchscreen as inputs for Wii games. The first example Nintendo has given of a game using Nintendo DS-Wii connectivity is that of Pokémon Battle Revolution. Players with either Pokémon Diamond or Pearl will be able to play battles using their Diamond or Pearl Pokémon on Wii with the Nintendo DS as a controller.

It has also been confirmed that the Nintendo DS will be able to play game demos downloaded from the Wii console which they would receive from Nintendo, similar to a DS Download Station. The console will also be able to expand Nintendo DS games.

Online Connectivity
The Wii console is able to connect to the Internet through its built-in 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and through a USB-to-Ethernet adaptor, with both methods allowing players to access the established Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. Nintendo has stated that the console will implement standard Wi-Fi protocols. Wireless encryption by WEP, WPA and WPA2 appear to be supported. Just as for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo originally stated that they will not charge fees for playing via the service and the Friend Code system will control how players connect to one another. This system will also be implemented for console-based software such as the Wii Message Board, for which a feature is being considered for alerting registered friends for the Wii Message Board about new games that have been purchased.
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PostSubject: Re: Wii Information   Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:47 am

Wow! You did some research!
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PostSubject: Re: Wii Information   Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:48 pm

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet...
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