WOO! New Surprise Preview Channel!

It's nice to wake up in the morning and have a lovely surprise waiting for you.

I love the Metroid Prime 3 Preview Channel. I don't care that it's a giant advertisement for Metroid Prime 3, I just love getting Channels.

That new trailer is hot. And so is the bridge fight. Holy @%$%%!$@, Super Metroid is hitting Virtual Console August 20th? I'm so there.

I'd have absolutely no problem getting more Preview Channels, like with Mario Galaxy and Smash Bros Brawl and other future titles. They'd be welcome on my Wii. I just wonder if the Channel will take on any functionality once its time is up.

And did anyone else notice the 1 Block save file that the Channel made? You know, the one that says "Safe to Delete"? Why is it there, exactly?

Oh, and one thing that's kind of "meh" with the channel? The really tiny video buttons. Seriously. The text is really small, the buttons are really small, and there's a ton of empty space that could have been used to make them larger.

But besides that? It's better than sex, baby.

Although I wouldn't know that.



Wii Menu 3.0: An Excited One Is Me

So yesterday, we received a lovely Wii Menu update, bringing our firmware to 3.0.

Thankfully, we now have a clock (which was sorely missing), faster load times between Channels, a renovated Shop Channel (which was needed, and badly), display of current weather conditions in the Forecast Channel icon, scrolling headlines for the News Channel, revisions to the Address Book, Calendar, Blue Light, Message Board icon, and tons of other little tiny things.

Like USB keyboard support. Say what? Apparently, this functionality is now available for the Shop Channel, Message Board, and Wii Settings menu. Hopefully, we'll be seeing an update for the Internet Channel soon that allows this functionality there, too.

Oh, and Nintendo decided to show some hate for mod-chips. And Freeloader doesn't work anymore.

Oops. Doesn't look like that's getting fixed.

What do ya'll think about this update (assuming anyone is reading this)? And am I the only one who has noticed that, although returning to the Wii Menu is faster, the Message Board takes some time to detect already existing letters?

O Hai.

It's certainly been awhile...a couple of months to be exact.

So perhaps it would be a good idea to start updating this thing again.

Here goes nothing.