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Written by Alex Terris
Saturday, 15 April 2006
Q:: What are the Wii's technical specifications?
A:: To put it simply, the Wii is about 1.5x as powerful as the Gamecube and roughly the same as the original Xbox. However it is impossible to accurately compare the power of the two as they use different processors.
The known technical specifications at the moment are:
- IBM "Broadway" CPU clocked at 729Mhz
- ATI "Hollywood" GPU
- Unknown amount of RAM
- 512 MB built-in flash memory.
- Ports and Peripherals:
- Two USB 2.0 ports.
- Support for wireless controllers.
- 4 Nintendo GameCube controller ports and 2 Nintendo GameCube memory card ports (for backward compatibility).
- Optional USB PC-compatible 802.11b (Wi-Fi) wireless attachment.(see Connectivity)
- Slot-loading optical disc drive compatible with both 12 cm Wii optical discs and 8.0 cm Gamecube optical discs (1.5 GB) as well as standard DVD discs.
- 2 Front-loading SD memory card slots.
- Built-in content ratings system:
- PEGI 3+, 7+, 12+, 16+, 18+
- ESRB EC, E, E10+, T, M, and AO.
- CERO All Ages, 12+, 15+ 18+.
- OFLC G, PG, M, MA15+
- Not known - but will work with a computer monitor as well as any TV.
Q:: Will the Wii be HDTV enabled?
A:: No. While the Rev will still be capable of some high quality graphics, it will not be able to utilize a HDTV.
Q:: Can I play the Wii online?
A:: Yes! The Wii will be wi-fi enabled so you will be able to compete against other gamers all round the world.
Last Updated ( Friday, 28 April 2006 )
New site and forums for Wii gamer
at Wed 18 Jul 15:20
Due to the mass bot infestation, and main site being hacked, I made a new site here www.freewebs.com/nintendowii-gamer the forums can be found there as well. So any existing members coming back here please go to the new site. Also with are lack of activity(for a long time lol) in the new forums I hope to get it going again as i've submitted the fourms to search engine services to get new members.
Everybody Loves Wii
at Wed 13 Jun 00:16
Definitely, Wii has become as the most popular and most sought after gaming console nowadays. It is different from the usual gaming equipment that we used to know of. Many factors were given as to the reason for resurgence of this most innovative games machine over a very short period of time. One is the cost which makes it even more affordable to those who are tight on budget. And the other are the games that went along with the product that requires a different method of playing them. It's a fun gaming machine and is the reason why it is very attractive to gamers and non-gamers of all ages.
at Tue 22 May 23:20
Both games look realy awsome. Im looking forward to SSBB more than MP3, but i still will get both.
Metroid Prime 3 release date
at Mon 21 May 11:04
Metroid prime 3 is set for the 20th of august in the usa, much sooner than i expected. Hopefully this dosnt mean they are rushing it. What do you think.
Win a Wii - With FANTA
at Sun 13 May 02:45
Hi i found this on digg.com and though i would just copy n paste for those who care
Cola-Cola Great Britain and Nintendo UK both have a big surprise to their respective consumers. Beginning May 14 until July 2007, there will be a total of 182 million specially marked packs of Fanta, Sprite, and Dr. Pepper all around the nation. Purchase these drinks and you give yourself a chance to win Ultimate Wii Games Rooms.
Ultimate Wii Games Rooms, just so you know, consists of a Nintendo Wii Console, Wii Sports game, Samsung 26" LCD TV, a mini fridge and a case each of 330ml Fanta, Sprite, and Dr Pepper. Do take note that all through out the promotion, ten of this will be given away - every day
"This promotion marks the start of an exciting summer of activity for our Flavoured Sparkling Beverage brands. The brand aspires to be a credible part of our teen consumers worlds and will reinforce this positioning by giving consumers access to the ultimate Wii experience," remarked Fanta Senior Brand Manager Simon Pick. Nintendo UK's Ben Taylor likewise added:
Wii is already the must have gadget of the year for people of all ages. This activity will re-enforce our message not just with with hardcore gamers but importantly will also reach everyone in the household including the mums and dads we also want to attract to our products.
The promotion was conceptualized with the help of communications agency BD-NTWK. It'll be marketed all around UK including new 20" and 30" TV advertisements, online advertising, and extensive PR activity with a multi-million pound budget.