Wii functionality set to expand

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Shimada revealed that Wii might soon be able to read the news and weather headlines to you, with a new text-to-speech tool currently in the works. The facility could also conceivably be used to read out emails or other personal messages.

In addition, motion recognition could see an upgrade, with a new predictive input tool that uses prior movement to predict your next motion.

Other snippets include a development application called NintendoWare, which emulates Wii hardware on a PC so that developers can sample parts of their games without having to load it to a Wii dev machine.

Meanwhile, Rumorreporter.com claims that Nintendo is readying the announcement of a Wii microphone, and that several voice-based games are already underway. It also claims that a voice-based Wii Channel is planned.

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  • Tex

    Come on Nintendo, let’s roll out the good stuff. I’m talking about some sort of Karaoke Channel. That would rock.

    As for the text to speech, well, that’s a bit creepy. I can imagine the sound of my Wii reading my emails.

    “I’m sorry, Dave. I can’t do that.”

  • Tex

    Come on Nintendo, let’s roll out the good stuff. I’m talking about some sort of Karaoke Channel. That would rock.

    As for the text to speech, well, that’s a bit creepy. I can imagine the sound of my Wii reading my emails.

    “I’m sorry, Dave. I can’t do that.”

  • http://www.xanga.com/relaxing_roth Roth

    Hahah, I would love to grab a Mario voice.
    “Ah-hello! It’sa me MARIO~! In today’sa news!”
    “It’sa wii.. WARIO~!”

    How about a Donkey Kong voice.
    “Haargh gar Harrgh gar..”

    When I’m browsing WiiNintendo or news sites, I probably wouldn’t have to zoom in to read the text. I’ll just turn on the Wii Speak and listen. Boy this is gonna be sWiito~ :D/

    // Roth

  • http://www.xanga.com/relaxing_roth Roth

    Hahah, I would love to grab a Mario voice.
    “Ah-hello! It’sa me MARIO~! In today’sa news!”
    “It’sa wii.. WARIO~!”

    How about a Donkey Kong voice.
    “Haargh gar Harrgh gar..”

    When I’m browsing WiiNintendo or news sites, I probably wouldn’t have to zoom in to read the text. I’ll just turn on the Wii Speak and listen. Boy this is gonna be sWiito~ \:D/

    // Roth

  • http://www.YouTube.com/MASTERLINKX MASTERLINKX

    cool, I can’t wait!

  • http://www.YouTube.com/MASTERLINKX MASTERLINKX

    cool, I can’t wait!

  • http://www.YouTube.com/MASTERLINKX MASTERLINKX

    cool, I can’t wait!

  • Playwithmywii

    Nintendo has to keep true to it’s main focus which is little boys. Little boys like the Wii, little boys like the news and weather channels and since they can’t read, Nintendo will do it for them.

    Next month there is a Wii masturbation channel coming out. How will it work? Nintendo will show revealing pictures of that zipper headed gook that runs Nintendo. On special occasions they will show the gook and Mario using the Wiimote in ways never thought possible. Link and Princess Zelda will make special appearances as well and rumor has it the Princess finally gets down on her knees and “properly thanks” Link for saving her 20 million times it seems. The great part is that Wii fanboys can switch over to the Everyone votes channel and you can vote on whether you think she spits or swallows.

  • Playwithmywii

    Nintendo has to keep true to it’s main focus which is little boys. Little boys like the Wii, little boys like the news and weather channels and since they can’t read, Nintendo will do it for them.

    Next month there is a Wii masturbation channel coming out. How will it work? Nintendo will show revealing pictures of that zipper headed gook that runs Nintendo. On special occasions they will show the gook and Mario using the Wiimote in ways never thought possible. Link and Princess Zelda will make special appearances as well and rumor has it the Princess finally gets down on her knees and “properly thanks” Link for saving her 20 million times it seems. The great part is that Wii fanboys can switch over to the Everyone votes channel and you can vote on whether you think she spits or swallows.

  • Wiiare8yearolds

    that is awesome news Playwithmywii, thanks for keeping me upated. Do you think there is any way we could get Link to Donkey Punch Princess Zelda? Or at least a dirty sanchez. We all know that slut bag Zelda has been blowing Gannon since 1985, and rumor has it she is no stranger to a little colon trollin if you know what I mean

  • Wiiare8yearolds

    that is awesome news Playwithmywii, thanks for keeping me upated. Do you think there is any way we could get Link to Donkey Punch Princess Zelda? Or at least a dirty sanchez. We all know that slut bag Zelda has been blowing Gannon since 1985, and rumor has it she is no stranger to a little colon trollin if you know what I mean

  • gamestop employee

    where’s a mod when you need one?

  • gamestop employee

    where’s a mod when you need one?

  • Will

    I love trolls, seems there’s nothing to talk about on the PS3 boards.

  • Will

    I love trolls, seems there’s nothing to talk about on the PS3 boards.

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