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***Major Wii OS Update***

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**Credit to Alan (Outsider forums) for informing me

**Credit to EphemeralDream (NeoGAF) for being first to notice/post

**List has been updated with revisions. New features discouvered and added to the list***

Firmware 3.0 changes:

Wii Channels/Misc

- The Wii now identifies itself to routers, where as before only the MAC address and or IP address were displayed; if at all (pointed out first by ddobson)
- News and Forecast Channel icons changed
- Digital Clock added to the Wii Menu right under the channel bar
- Forecast Channel now displays the current condition directly in the Wii Menu in the Forecast Channel box
- News Channel can now show 2 scrolling headlines at a time in the Wii Menu, 3 when you click on the button
- Message Board now has the "Today's Accomplishments" message as a white message which allows it to stand out from other messages
- Address Book entries can now be shifted around using A+B.
- Calendar in Message Board no longer shows "Today's Accomplishment"
- Scrolling messages in the Message Board now uses a different sound
- Disc slot glows blue briefly when a disc is inserted or ejected
- Support for USB keyboards has also been added


Wii Shop Channel


- New Welcome screen detailing 4 Recommended Titles and the points they cost. The title bar can be clicked on to bring up a list of 20 recommended games.
- Titles You've Downloaded was moved to the main shop menu
- New ways to browse
- Popular Titles
- Newest Additions remains the same
- Search for a title using partial names
- Search by Category
- Search by Publisher
- Search by Genre
- System shows the different game systems and how many titles have been released under each

 

Note from Shadow)OS

Ah, thanks for the clarification on the News Submition policy. Also, here are some sources:

http://www.vooks.net/modules.php?module=article&id=12114

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/nintendo/wii-gets-a-firmware-update-1-feature-is-a-clock-286691.php

http://wii.ign.com/articles/811/811064p1.html

It was sloppy of me to not include links in the first place; sorry.



By life end:

  • Wii- 100 million+
  • Xbox360- 35~40 million
  • PS3- 30 million
  • PSP- 30~32 million ------------- FAILURE
  • NDS- 85~90 million (Skeptical)  - FAILURE
  • NDS- 100 million+ (Optimistic) -- Success!

 

 

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Only mods can post news. When this becomes "more official", I'll pop it into the news section (unless someone beats me to it!).

I was suspicious that Ninty were updating a bunch of stuff, and would dump the entire update all at once. Can't wait to get home now :)

 



Gesta Non Verba

Nocturnal is helping companies get cheaper game ratings in Australia:

Game Assessment website

Wii code: 2263 4706 2910 1099

Dangit, you beat me to it. I even registered just to post this.

All in all, a nice update, but little more than that. I got especially excited when I logged into the Wii Shop channel and it had "Gameplay Videos" listed. When I clicked the link it said to go to wii.nintendo.com for the gameplay videos which is, to say the least, disappointing.

Cest la vie, I suppose. Happy to see an update. Ironic (and this was pointed out on another forum) that it comes out the same day as the Xbox's price cut.



*My WII is updating*... *takes veeeeeery long* longer than usual. Mine was on 2.2, so perhaps I've missed a few updates.



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huge. Some of those features are fantastic. I would LOVE it, though, if you could put today's forecast right on the screen rather than current weather. I know what it's like outside, I don't need me Wii to tell me (and it's usually hours late anyway)

I like the updates to the Wii shop channel, I was wondering when that would happen as the number of titles were starting to get way too big for the previous interface.

all in all, very good update!



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And just as I read this, my wii has the blue glow.



Ey?? You're now able to use the Parent-control. Ha ha ha... good thing my mom is warned now.

Shams with this you've got an official confirmation... the news is "true".

-Digital Clock added to the Wii Menu right under the channel bar = check, it's there

-Forecast Channel now displays the current condition (cloudy, raining, etc.) directly in the Wii Menu in the Forecast Channel box = yep also there

-News Channel can now show 2 scrolling headlines at a time in the Wii Menu, 3 when you click on the button = check!!

-Message Board now has the "Today's Accomplishments" message as a white message which allows it to stand out from other messages = confirmed

-Address Book entries can now be shifted around using A+B (supposed to be a launch feature) but only to empty spaces. Not too convenient. = finally! And works! Oh and another thing... the page with your WII code stands still and doesn't shift away as soon as you open the friends list...

-Calendar in Message Board no longer shows "Today's Accomplishment" only days as having messages = True, never visisted the calendar really :=/.

That's for the WII menu have to check the shopping channel, will do that in a few minutes....



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WiiGirl76 said:
Ey?? You're now able to use the Parent-control. Ha ha ha... good thing my mom is warned now.

Shams with this you've got an official confirmation... the news is "true".

...

LOL...

No worries WiiGirl, I'll get right on to it... :) 

 



Gesta Non Verba

Nocturnal is helping companies get cheaper game ratings in Australia:

Game Assessment website

Wii code: 2263 4706 2910 1099

Hey, thanks for pointing this out, I'm gone to update my Wii.

*stops the "getting" of MGS2*



is this an international update? my wii isn't glowing... ;-(