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ClaudeLv250 said:

No one really gives a damn. I want games in my console, not videos. How it's downloaded, if at all, isn't what's causing the hype so much as the fact that this content is being offered in the first place.

 


 wtf? Actually people bitch about the 'size' of videos on the PS3 if you wanna download stuff.

 

I actually dont understand what part of my post your responding to.

Other than.

"Videos suck. I want the game."

Ok, Well dont waste your time watching video's about it, and dont waste your time reading about it. Go out and buy it... whenever it comes out.

 

My point on this is, Hardware wise. You are NOT downloading a video. You download a 10meg User Interface, that has a 'online' video streamer built in. What this says to me is, their makeing it a royal pain in the ass for 3rd party to put content out on the Wii.

So you have to have a special 'video' channel, and even if/when one comes out, all it's gonna be is be a Wiitube. Same crap streaming protocol, same crap quality.

I'm not saying 'OOO WII SUCKS' for one. I am just answering someone's question, who asked earlier. How does this work. Either way. I love how your post makes no sense, other than attacking everything negative I said about the Wii, when actually I am saying they found a way to make video work on the wii. I was just pointing out, nothing was really gained. Just found a halfass way around the problem. Hey it works, not the quality I would expect... but hey, it works. 



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@Bod,

You are going to say I am crazy and I probably am. But I thought that GTA: San Andreas had an awesome story and an awesome cast of voice actors. I would love them to turn that one into a movie, it already felt like I was participating in a great movie to me anyways.



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The videos are awesome! They now have them up on IGN, so you can watch them with better compression even if you don't live in the US:

http://media.wii.ign.com/media/748/748547/vids_1.html



I downloaded them off Gametrailers. No silly IGN watermark!!

PS: The guy playing in the Bridge Battle was awsome. I wouldn't want to play against him!



"She can feel it changing her. It's becoming a part of her, corrupting her. But what frightens her most... she likes it!" - Effects of Phazon corruption.

Metroid Prime 3 Hype Level: Corrupted

Reviews:

1UP - 9.0 

IGN - 9.5

It is a hardcore game through and through. You will get your ass kicked by bosses. You will be stumped by the sometimes complex, but never overbearing, exploration.
"You'll never want to play any shooter with dual analog sticks ever again - it's THAT good.". - Gametrailers

Did anyone else notice, while navigating in this channel, that the pointer accuracy was DEAD ON AND BUTTERY SMOOTH? The "hand" in the Wii Menu seems a bit skippy, and even the precise aiming in Wii Play for the target shooting didn't seem quite this smooth.



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Entroper said:
Did anyone else notice, while navigating in this channel, that the pointer accuracy was DEAD ON AND BUTTERY SMOOTH? The "hand" in the Wii Menu seems a bit skippy, and even the precise aiming in Wii Play for the target shooting didn't seem quite this smooth.

absolutely. i thought the same thing myself.

^ Yeah, I noticed.

@Bod

Well, don't be quick to judge. All major websites have been prasing it, so it should be good.




like i said..smooth as ice cream ;) MP3 will show the way to other devs how FPS should control on wii.. the reticule is super smooth and the fact that it runs at a constant 60 fps helps quite a bit.. tons of control options too..if u like the original lock on system u can use it..

on the skippy hand issue thats all the sensor bar..the one u get with the console has limited range..there are much better 3rd party sensor bars available if you look around..the wiimote itself has quite a long range..



I just got back from Gamespot to pay off my reserved copy so I can just come pick it up when it comes out and they had the game box out for display. gives a bit of a heads up on the storyline if you look on the back. The gist of it was this. (spoilers if you're waiting for the game to find out what's going on)


On the back of the box it says that the Galactic federation is under attack from the pirates (which we knew already) but the pirates are being lead by Metroid Prime and Ridley, and they are attempting to corrupt all the planets in the federation by crashing Phazon seeds into them. I guess that's what the big floating thing is at the end, a phazon seed.



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ale666 said:
on the skippy hand issue thats all the sensor bar..the one u get with the console has limited range..there are much better 3rd party sensor bars available if you look around..the wiimote itself has quite a long range..

It's really not the sensor bar, because like I said, it's unbelievably smooth in the MP3 preview using the same sensor bar, and it's almost that smooth in Wii Play.  I wonder if the Wii menu software polls the remote less frequently or something to reduce battery usage.