Wii: More than just a gaming console

Posted on 7th March 2008 by admin in Wii Features

Code-name Revolution; The Wii has indeed live up to its name as a revolutionary device. Not only does The Wii satisfied our gaming needs, it is also used by many therapists as a great tool for therapy treatment (maybe that explains why The Wii hit 14 million in sales at times when PS3 is experiencing problem hitting their sales target).

Recently I discovered another function of The Wii which is to watch internet videos through its opera browser on the television. ffwd currently, still in private beta, have recently launched their Wii-enabled website. It allows users to make use of their “Wiimote” to navigate through their site for an Internet TV experience.

Furthermore ffwd have recently published a post on The Wii is a social entertainment device on their team’s blog. It shares some interesting thoughts on The Wii and AppleTV. They are also having a mini contest giving out free Wii points so check out their site.

Enhance your TV with Wii Channels

Posted on 22nd February 2008 by admin in Wii Features

By now, if you’re not living under a rock, you have heard about the Nintendo Wii. Nintendo, one of the all-time super powers of the gaming industry, has made a comeback rivaling the smashing success of their original system (Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES) with the Nintendo Wii. If you’re a big Wii fan, you may or may not know that the Wii was originally codenamed Nintendo Revolution before its November 2006 release in the United States. Nintendo of America, Inc. finally decided to call the console the Wii because it is a universal word/sound that translates to fun, transcending the language barrier.

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The system has also gone on to do things never before attempted in gaming console history. The Wii Remote (or Wii-mote) is the epitome of this revolution; gamers of all ages can swing and shake this controller and become an active physical part of the onscreen action within a game. But another revolutionary aspect of the Nintendo Wii system is the advent of Wii Channels. The Wii channels create a unique and astonishingly user-friendly way of looking at the different things the console can do. With that in mind, it’s important to recognize that the Wii itself is almost more worthy of being dubbed an “entertainment system” than the company’s original 1985 NES console was. It is a multimedia center for the entire family to enjoy and interact with. (more…)