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Wii trying to compensate with “features”

March 12, 2007
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wii jokes are too easy

We used to call em implants, but hey.

According to Nintendo’s Takeshi Shimada, the company is working on a text-to-speech tool that can read news and weather headlines out loud. The feature can also be used to read e-mail and system messages.

It is gonna be rad hearing your Wii go “Hello, you either have Java turned off or an old version” right before Opera blanks out and the console freezes. You then curse out the Opera team through the new microphone.

Also from Shimada, Wii motion sensing could get an upgrade that learns from your movements and predicts your next action.

You know what this is for? When the damn Voting Channel makes you hate yourself from how useless it is that it predicts your next move and turns the console off for you.

These are a few steps up, though. Up, of course, being the right direction.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2007 11:59 am

    Not so fast, Rollin! A third-party developer, GameSpy, is going to finally bring what Nintendo alone can’t: online community and online gaming features for Wii!

    GameSpy has successfully worked with Nintendo with the DS online features in the past, by the way. If you can look past those nasty “friend codes”, of course…

  2. March 13, 2007 3:16 pm

    I don’t get it. What’s your point?

  3. March 13, 2007 3:46 pm

    I thought you were criticizing the slow development of Wii’s online services…

    I was trying to point to a distant light at the end of the tunnel…

  4. March 14, 2007 12:15 am

    Oh, naw. I was alluding to Home [& LBP] and its hype.

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