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« on: January 26, 2007, 12:23:20 PM »

Just did the system update and now I can select the News Channel. It's pretty cool.  icon_smile
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2007, 12:51:29 PM »

yeah i like the many subjects it covers,national,international,arts,entertainment,science etc

wish we could get a few pictures though
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2007, 12:53:23 PM »

Where is the news coming from?
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2007, 12:56:47 PM »

It's cute, but I'm not sure why/when I would use a game machine to get my news.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2007, 01:07:38 PM »

Quote from: Devil on January 26, 2007, 12:53:23 PM

Where is the news coming from?

AP, I believe.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2007, 01:11:34 PM »

Quote from: Devil on January 26, 2007, 12:53:23 PM

Where is the news coming from?

News is provided by the AP in a variety of languages for most parts of the world, except in Japan. Items are broken down into major categories like Sports, Entertainment, national, International. Individual items in those categories are sorted by how long ago the story was updated, with most recent being first.

Use the B trigger and move the Wiimote up and down to scroll through the item list or story text.

Some locations, but not all for some reason, are marked on the globe (remember the one from the weather channel?) Clicking on a story pulls up a globe window showing where the story happened on the right side of the screen. Move the pointer to the globe side and click and you'll enter globe mode, where you can spin the planet about and select news items by where they occurred.

I wish they could implement a Tivo like functionality that would let you tailor the newsfeeds a bit. For instance, I might want to have pro football stories appear at the top of the list regardless of how long ago they occurred and not read stories on the NBA at all.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2007, 01:14:38 PM »

Cool - Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2007, 01:28:55 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on January 26, 2007, 01:11:34 PM



Some locations, but not all for some reason, are marked on the globe (remember the one from the weather channel?) Clicking on a story pulls up a globe window showing where the story happened on the right side of the screen. Move the pointer to the globe side and click and you'll enter globe mode, where you can spin the planet about and select news items by where they occurred.

I think this just shows where the stories that it got came from.  Doesn't look like its meant to really show you your local news unless the national news it downloaded happens to be from your area.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2007, 02:54:59 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 26, 2007, 12:51:29 PM

yeah i like the many subjects it covers,national,international,arts,entertainment,science etc

wish we could get a few pictures though

I'm getting pictures.

Also, though this isn't really the place for it, apparently Mario Kart 64 is also available for download, but maybe in Europe only.  Have fun, metallicorphan.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2007, 04:55:56 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 26, 2007, 02:54:59 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 26, 2007, 12:51:29 PM

yeah i like the many subjects it covers,national,international,arts,entertainment,science etc

wish we could get a few pictures though

I'm getting pictures.

Also, though this isn't really the place for it, apparently Mario Kart 64 is also available for download, but maybe in Europe only.  Have fun, metallicorphan.

yeah it is fun,a lot more fun than i thought...sliding round the tracks using the ..right bumper

anyway...what pictures are you getting ont he news?....the only pictures i get is of the weather globe,zooming into a particular place ,like NEW YORK when a certain story is based there
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2007, 05:01:57 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 26, 2007, 04:55:56 PM

anyway...what pictures are you getting ont he news?....the only pictures i get is of the weather globe,zooming into a particular place ,like NEW YORK when a certain story is based there

Some of the stories have an AP photo with them, but not all.
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2007, 06:10:06 PM »

When clicking on a news story it shows a map and zooms in on the city where the story originates.

However, when I clicked on a news story that happened in Syracuse, New York the map zoomed in on Syracuse, Sicily. icon_lol
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2007, 11:46:31 PM »

Been using this the last couple of days... I'm actually finding it QUITE useful!  The news is presented in several categories, the interface is clean and stylish, I like the globe incorporation, I like the slide show and pausing it to read a news story I'm interested in... I'm really digging it.  And I do believe I will use it most likely every evening to get my news fill.
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2007, 07:09:26 AM »

I have nothing to add to this thread, but wanted to post from my brand new Wii smile
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2007, 02:04:10 PM »

Quote from: Dimmona on January 28, 2007, 07:09:26 AM

I have nothing to add to this thread, but wanted to post from my brand new Wii smile


LOL,class

do you think it would benefit with a keyboard?or are you happy using the wiimote for typing?

as for the news channel,it is only version one,so i guess only good things can happen for the upcoming versions,as i am happy enough with this version...whther i would/will use it instead of just turning on SKY news is another matter,sometimes there are threads there that arent always covered by the normal new channels

maybe version 2 will have nintendo/DS/Wii/VC news
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