Wii owners across the pond can look forward to a new channel September 9thÂ as the “Today and Tomorrow Channel” launches.
According to Nintendo UK, Today and Tomorrow Channel will let you check daily fortunes, fetch relationship advice, and recommend food based on your horoscope.Â Up to six users are supported, and the channel allows you to cross reference compatibility between users.
An oddly named “horoscope channel” seems like a logical step forward from “Everybody Votes,” and “Check Mii Out,” and remains a simple, casual application.Â How do you feel about these simple “Mii” channels?Â Is “Today and Tomorrow” something you’d like to see come to the US, or are you looking for something more complex?
The free, then un-free Wii Internet Channel is now free again, reports GameIndustry.biz. Those of you who didn’t download in time and were forced to pay the 500 Wii Point to get this oft-unused Wii Channel will have the option of downloading a free NES Virtual Console game come October. That is all.
Yesterday Nintendo opened up a new page for it’s forthcoming Wii Video Service Channel “Wii no Ma.” The channel, which will be released in Japan on May 1st, allows you to populate a room with up to eight Mii’s to live in a real time virtual life while you watch and rate original videos that are delivered through the Wii’s internet connection.
But the “Wii no Ma” room isn’t just a stylish Japanese table and a slick flat-panel TV for your Miis to enjoy. You can also use the in room calendar to get information and trivia about different dates and holidays, and travel to different partner businesses (say a fast-food chain) to download coupons to your DS and use at an actual store, or even sign up for free samples to be delivered right to your door!
Mym6 of the Infendo Forums is currently experiencing a little problem with his Nintendo Wii and the way Channels Zoom in.
I’m curious if anyone else has noticed this.Â Some channels will zoom in very slowly.Â My Mario Kart and Nintendo Channels both zoom in very slowly compared to others.Â If I move those channels to a blank screen they zoom quickly again.
I haven’t noticed this on my system but I’m wondering if anyone else on Infendo knows of a way to fix it.
Nintendo and Opera have chiseled out an updated Internet Channel.
According to GoNintendo, the new browser will utilize tabbed browsing and Wii Speak compatibility.
Users will be able to track up to six tabs with the “tab cube,” a floating on-screen cube showing an open site on each of its sides. The update will also include a new button layout for the navigation bar and a built-in mail client for Wii Mail access.
The updated Internet Channel will be available in December in the Wii Shop Channel and will be a free download for existing users. It will cost 500 Wii Points for new users.
Those of you that grew excited by today’s homebrew Wii DVD breakthrough might have felt that this was too good to be true. True. Before you pop in Alf: Season 2 thereâ€™s a few bugs that you might want to take note of. One major issue is audio synching with the video. When viewing some DVDs I noticed the voice, and sound effects were slightly off balance. I did not run into this problem with every movie, but nevertheless the sound issue stands. I have noticed a few minor video jitters here and there, but not enough to put you out of the movie.
Thankfully these problems arenâ€™t plaguing every DVD viewing, but like all free stuff there will be bugs. Hopefully we can see these resolved.