That's right, today starts a new era of how you can get your news. Nintendo is starting up the Wii News Channel so many have been hearing about since before the release of the console. You will be able to find it on the Wii Menu and navigation should be a cinch. The Wii will be getting its news from various sources, but the main one will be the Associated Press.
Wii users will find a virtual globe upon startup and will be able to view news stories from different locations of the globe with the assistance of the Wii Remote. Different headings will appear and provide tons of stories under various categories such as Arts/Entertainment, Business, Science/Health, Sports, and Technology to name a few. There will be indicators to show you which stories have been viewed, which are only text pieces, and which have photographs in them.
With the WiiConnect 24 working all the time, users should be getting stories delivered to their console even when they are away from it. Nintendo, as well as the Associated Press, shared their thoughts and views of this new concept:
"What Wii has done for video gaming, we hope it will also accomplish for news," says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "Just by pointing at your TV screen, you become your own interactive editor, instantly accessing the latest headline stories, whether they originate in Kansas City or Kyoto."
"The Associated Press is always looking for innovative ways to expand its audience for news and information," said Jane Seagrave, vice president and director of AP's digital division. "The Wii News Channel extends our global reach even further, on yet another platform, offering our news to people who otherwise might not see it."
Looks like Nintendo can claim a 1-up for now on the competition of next-gen. consoles. Stay right here at MyGamer for all your Next-Gen Console needs.