This is definitely one of those “WTF?” videos.
Archive for June 1st, 2007
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On March 3, I posted about the Wii having hidden microphone support on a friend’s forum, well apparently CNN is reporting that the Wii Remotes have a built-in “audio translator” that “converts analog data such as human speech into a digital data stream.” Now that is not a microphone though, it’s more like the brains of a microphone. CNN also reports that this piece of hardware also cost two dollars per Wii-remote, that is truly a lot of money when you add up the 2 million or so Wii remotes sold, so basically Nintendo must have plans to eventually utilize this thing, so could it be a microphone expansion, could it be used for the Wii’s reported upcoming Text-to-Speech applications.
Via Nintendo Wii Fanboy
Apparently Nintendo may be giving some firm release dates on Smash Bros, Mario Galaxy, and even Mario Kart, and Nintendo may also be giving some hardware news to. Even thou these are just rumors, it still sounds like this new Mini-E3 will still be giving us a descent amount of updates for gamers.
Three games added to the Australian Virtual Console today, and one additional title added if you live in Europe*.
* Kid Chameleon (MD/Gen, 800 Wii Points)
* Streets of Rage 2 (MD/Gen, 800 Wii Points)
* ToeJam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron (MD/Gen, 800 Wii Points)
* World Sports Competition (TG16, 600 Wii Points) *(Europe Only)
Nintendo says that the June 4th coming of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link will mark the 100th game on the Virtual Console, that alone is good to here, but they also noted that “Since going online Nov. 19, owners of Nintendo’s hot Wii video game system have downloaded more than 4.7 million classic games from Wii’s Virtual Console, a rate of more than 1,000 games every hour since launch”.
Here is the full press release:
WII HITS YET ANOTHER MAJOR MILESTONE: 100TH CLASSIC GAME ADDED TO VIRTUAL CONSOLE
Gamers Worldwide Already Have Downloaded More Than 4.7 Million Retro Games, at a Rate of 1,000 an Hour
REDMOND, Wash., June 1, 2007 – Nintendo is giving video game fans a way to access their favorite classic games, all without leaving the comfort of their homes. And gamers have responded en masse as the library of downloadable game classics continues to grow. The upcoming addition of Zelda II™ – The Adventure of Link® on June 4 marks the 100th classic game available on the Wii Shop Channel. And since going online Nov. 19, owners of Nintendo’s hot Wii™ video game system have downloaded more than 4.7 million classic games from Wii’s Virtual Console, a rate of more than 1,000 games every hour since launch. The top five classic game downloads globally to date, and their original system are:
1) Super Mario Bros.® (NES®)
2) Super Mario 64® (N64®)
3) Mario Kart 64™ (N64®)
4) Super Mario World® (SNES®)
5) The Legend of Zelda® (NES®)
Wii lets players visit the Wii Shop Channel to redeem Wii Points™ to download classic video games from the original Nintendo Entertainment System®, the Super NES® and the Nintendo® 64, and the Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx16 consoles. These games are nostalgic totems to veteran gamers, and simultaneously, new, easy-to-play entries for younger players. These games demonstrate Nintendo’s staying power across generations by letting veteran gamers relive their glory days while their children play them for the first time. The addition of Zelda II – The Adventure of Link brings a fourth Legend of Zelda® game to the Wii Shop Channel from three classic Nintendo platforms, providing exciting adventures that span the decades. Additional classic games are added to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday.
“With an Internet connection rate reaching 40 percent, Wii owners have more options than ever to find the kinds of games they love to play,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “Beyond the Wii Shop Channel, all types of people are getting connected and checking out the information and entertainment options available on the Wii Menu. Whether voting, creating a Mii or just checking the weather, everyone has a favorite channel.”
The Wii Shop Channel is one of the many entertainment and informational channels that are available via the Wii system. Others include the Forecast Channel, the News Channel, the Mii Channel, the Everybody Votes Channel, the Photo Channel and the Internet Channel. Each of these broadens the appeal of Wii to new audiences and draws in consumers who might not otherwise be interested in a video game system.
The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.4 billion video games and more than 409 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like Mario™, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.nintendo.com.
Today the DoJo added Delfino Plaza to their site. That’s right, the place in Super Mario Sunshine in now an stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. After you start the stage you fly around for a bit, while sight seeing, then you land in a random area. apparently, after playing at one destination for some time, you are sent back up into the air, fly around for a while and then are sent to another random location.
Via Super Smash Bros. DoJo