Nintendo is on a roll with these Wii updates. Hot on the heels of the Weather Channel release, the Big N has seen it fit to give their fans another reason to patiently wait while Mario collects coins on the bottom of the screen. Yes, that means the Internet Channel has been set free.
Although it’s only a trial version, it gets the job done in an admirable fashion. You’ll be surfing the net in no time, all in the confines of your dark, dank dungeon of sinful pleasure. But (there’s always a “but” with Nintendo nowadays) it’s definitely far from perfect.
Also, viewing pages on a screen not formatted for small text is a pain. When you first arrive at a page, the text is very blurry. Thankfully, Opera gives us the option to zoom in on specific parts of the page to get a better view. It zooms in a little too much for my liking, but it still helps. Hopefully component cables can clear up some of the blurriness, otherwise people may think twice about the Wii Browser in the future.
Text input is streamlined somewhat with a predictive text function, which definitely helps when commenting on gaming sites. So all you trolls out there that ruin the fun for everyone else, the Wii can be your new home.
Of course, this is just a trial version. We should be thankful for getting it at all, but what happens when Old Man Jenkins can’t visit his porn sites because of a lack of quicktime compatibility? I don’t want to be there when he busts a totally different nut.