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Nintendo Wii will come with the Opera browser

     
9:01 pm on May 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wii users will browse the Internet using their consoles, navigating sites via the new Wii remote controller, a two-handed, motion-sensitive system that allows players to mimic actions on-screen with the movement of their hands.

"For our Wii console launch in 2006, we required a browser that was fast and secure, with support for the latest standards, including AJAX," said Genyo Takeda, senior managing director and general manager of Nintendo's Integrated Research & Development Division.

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9:26 pm on May 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Another step forward
10:13 pm on May 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This Wii system really looks quite amazing - they're trying hard to reinvent the video game industry with this platform.

Good move with including Opera!

10:34 pm on May 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You know, I've been completely ignoring the "console wars" (well, as completely as possible without burying my head in the sand), because I could care less about console gaming.

But when I went and looked at that article, and followed a link through to a video demonstrating the nunchuk controler, all I could think was "Holy cow that's cool."

I want one of those nunchuk controlers for my PC. Kicks butt against a regular mouse. Developers use the were "intuitive" to describe ease of controls use so often it's become meaningless. But looking at that controller in action, I can tell it really would be intuitive.

Could someone please get Nintendo out of the console market and get them into redesigning the PC interface?

1:21 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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you see why it was called 'revolution'!

PS: i wonder if they have patented the wiimote?

3:46 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This is absolutely huge for Opera. I read that Opera received an intitial payment from Nintendo for the work, and Opera is getting a cut for every unit sold.

Based on the E3 videos I saw for the Wii, this thing is going to sell a lot of units. Opera, say hello to a cash waterfall.

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I'm looking forward to the wii, by the time it gets over here it'll be on my christmas list!
10:29 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Surely that should be "Nintendo", not "Ninentdo" in the message title? ;)
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Moving ahead for sure...
1:05 pm on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Previous thread on related subject:
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[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:02 pm (utc) on May 11, 2006]

1:37 pm on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That thread relates to the DS, not the Wii.
 

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