Wii Browser Delayed

Discussion in 'Games' started by aidanpendragon, Mar 22, 2007.

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    Using the beta sucks, so I don't imaging this will be any better.

    Outside of the games and VC, so far all the other stuffs sucks or is completely useless. Everybody Votes? Please...
     
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    Aw bugger! I was looking forward to that (though I didn't even know when it was supposed to be out).
    April. Just in time for Pokemon DS too :D
     
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    I like the beat alright, and can't wait to see what they have in store for the full release. Guess I will just have to wait that extra month out.
     
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    oh boy! I can't wait to waste $5.07 USD on a crappy web browser in 480p! :rolleyes:
     
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    What? A Beta sucks so the full thing will? You do realise the point of any beta or demo is to gauge public opinion and to see how it works in the wild. The whole point is to make it better. :confused:

    An absolutely classic thing to so say :D
     
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    QFT..
     
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    IMO for occasional light couch surfing, the beta works fine for me.

    If I'm going to spend longer than five minutes searching or have typing to do, I'll get off my butt and use the computer.

    If they charge for the full version to people who downloaded the beta...I won't be getting it; I'll just keep the beta on there. If the beta fails to work or "expires" when the full version hits and I can't use the beta anymore, it won't bother me one bit. It's nice to have for free, but I'd never pay for a web browser on a console, no matter what resolution it was displayed in. :rolleyes:

    ~my two cents
     
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    Nintendo Wii Fanboy speculates without any basis that they might charge for it, but Opera/Nintendo haven't said anything of the kind officially.

    I agree - have probably used it twice since I got it, and then only to fool around. I think it takes up a fair bit of the internal memory, too.
     
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    Remaining free (at first)

    Just read this

     
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    What? Is there a different rule for Canada? it was always free until June, now that's been expanded to July.
     
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    yeah but then it's gonna cost $5 USD in June or July or whatever. Bottom line is it will cost me. And Nintendo and their jerk-ass way, charges me $11.30 USD for 1000 Points. They charge me my 13% sales tax (GST + PST in BC Canada) but they charge me in USD! So I get to pay another 19% on top of the 13%! 1000 wii points cost me almost $14, pffffft to that....
     
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    No, you still don't get it.

    If you download the full version of the Internet Channel before July then it will always be free. You will not be spending a penny on the channel at all, ever.
    If you download the full version after July you will have to buy it for 500 points.
     
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    I love Opera on the Wii...its quick and easy. I don't use it to replace my Mac, only to check stuff when I'm down stairs and to lazy to go upstairs, or don't have my iBook with me.
     
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    Oh I getcha, that articles is worded a little oddly.

    My beef with their points value still stands though.
     
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    There are sneaky ways around that here.
    Virgin Megastores, GAME and HMV sell point cards at £20 for 2k points.
    Nintendo Shop they're £14 for 2k points.
    Woolworths used to have them at £12.99.

    GAME had an offer on, buy anything in store and get a 2k points card for £7. I don't think there was a limit on the cheapest item or the number of £7 points cards purchased.

    Always a way ;)
     
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    i find it to be clunky and hard to use... specially the typing.
     
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    If you find typing on the Wii clunky, you should see what its like on the PSP!
     
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    Videos of the final (or almost final) version in action here (It's in Japanese. Look for the 4 blue links in the chat bubbles):

    Link

    Looks like they fixed the things I didn't like: The menu bar now collapses and you can scroll faster. Nice little additions too.
     
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    Hmm, that's better than I expected. Not bad for a free application :D
    Wonder if this will update the Shop channel/anything else that uses Opera?
     
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    I use the cell phone layout, and it seems to work perfect for me. I don't like the full keyboard too much moving around.
     
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    The beta sucks but I won't judge the final until I see it...I don't need jimmi jumping at me this early in the morning:)



    Bless
     
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    :p
    well I had a perfectly valid point. Betas are there to be upgraded.

    I'd have liked some kind of user profile though. So I can keep my faves and cookies seperate from my families. Wii Browser 2?
     
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    for me, the browser randomly leaves some pages and goes back to the home thing.
     
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    Personally I have always like Opera, it's a great browser.

    Haven't used the Wii version, but hope it's up to par with the PC version when the final is released.
     

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