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Nintendo Releases Wii Browser For Free, Updates Flash 163

An anonymous reader writes "Nintendo has released an update for the Wii Internet Channel (a version of the Opera browser). It is now a free download (if you already paid for it, you get a free NES game), and finally supports Flash 9 content after being limited to Flash 7 ever since it was launched in late 2006."
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Nintendo Releases Wii Browser For Free, Updates Flash

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  • Re:Finally useful... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by interkin3tic ( 1469267 ) on Wednesday September 02, 2009 @04:00AM (#29282487)

    It's just like every other feature that is included for free: you don't think you'll ever use it, but once or twice when you actually do you realize it was totally worth the zero dollars you paid for it. I have it because for some reason it was free when they first offered it. I mainly use it for three things

    1. I am playing a game on the 360, need to check gamefaqs for a hint or something, and the computer is being used or I don't feel like bringing the laptop in
    2. -ahem- websites that I don't want to view on my computer, for a variety of reasons
    3. The wii happens to be on and I don't want to start a game but am bored

  • Re:Finally useful... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by ciderVisor ( 1318765 ) on Wednesday September 02, 2009 @04:33AM (#29282637)

    Who uses the Wii browser and for what?

    We use it to watch web-based videos on the living room telly. That means YouTube, BBC iPlayer, etc. You can also play Flash games on the Wii; YetiSports Albatross Overload is a favourite with us. It can also be useful for the eternal question of "Oh, what's that actor's name, and what else was he in ?"

  • Wiibserver? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by damburger ( 981828 ) on Wednesday September 02, 2009 @04:50AM (#29282699)
    Anyone know if there are any plans to merge Unite into the version of Opera that ships for the Wii? It would be quite interesting if every Wii owner had a lego-brick server in their lounge..
  • Re:Finally useful... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by keytoe ( 91531 ) on Wednesday September 02, 2009 @01:47PM (#29288375) Homepage

    Since I leave mine on all the time

    You can leave it on, but be sure you don't leave a disk in the drive. It'll spin constantly and the drives simply are not rated for that much wear and tear. I left mine on (since they imply you should with the presence of all those spiffy channels on the main menu) but didn't think to pull out the disks. 1.5 years later, I'm dumping $70 on a new optical drive that you can really only get from Nintendo.

%DCL-MEM-BAD, bad memory VMS-F-PDGERS, pudding between the ears