Whats up with the Wii?

Ok so I know I seem to be pretty single minded about things lately but honestly I dont care and you all are just going to have to deal with it. In the midest of some sweet DS releases(FF3 and Castlevania Portrait of Ruin) there is more to hear from the Wii. Thing is it isn’t known yet what the Wii still has in store. So I thought I’d throw some of my ideas and musings up here and see if I have any idea what I’m talking about as the Wii progresses and grows.

A quick side note before I start blabbing about the future of the Wii. I did pick up Excite Truck and as it turns out its amazingly fun. I plan on picking up a couple of the steering wheels in the next week or so and see if that doesnt fix my issue with the whole turning vs. tipping thing I’ve been doing. More on that some other time.

Ok so there are a couple of things I want to address. The first is the capabilities and future of the Wii as related to software. The Wii is obviously not done on the software end. There have been 3 or 4 updates since launch. Two of which ran right when I pulled it out of the box. The Wii News and Weather channels still arnt up(as of sunday evening) and the console is lacking some things that the other consoles are bringing to the table out of the box that we all know the Wii is capable of but just doesnt have. Here’s a short list. DVD play back, mp3 player, video player, cd player, wired network support and finally one of the biggest things is HD support.

So DVD play back is sort of a given. I mean if the thing can play the video involved in a video game cinematic then it shouldn’t have to much trouble handling some mpeg2 decode. Which brings me to the HD support. This thing isn’t running the same video processor as the gamecube. People who say its just a repackaged cube like to ignore the fact that it does in fact have updated guts. If the built in video processor in my girl friends $400 laptop can handle dvd play back then the custom designed video processor for a gaming console most definately can handle it. It’s just the software end of things that has been left short. I believe the same goes for true HD. Give it a few more patches and updates and you’ll see the Wii really shine.

All of that listed above is coming. If not officially then unofficially through some hacking. Mark my words. The Wii wasn’t code named the revolution for no good reason.

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