WiiWare to launch in March

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  1. nickp8

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    Wii download service to launch in March
    Thursday, January 10 2008, 12:38 GMT

    By David Gibbon, Gaming Reporter

    The much publicised Nintendo Wii download service WiiWare will launch this March, according to games developer Engine Software.

    Project Bang, a casual game by Engine, will be one of the first titles released onto the service and, according to its creators, will take full advantage of the Wii Remote.

    "Nintendo's WiiWare service is a new downloadable game content service that is scheduled to be launched in March 2008," stated Engine Software.

    "We are very excited about our first game for the WiiWare service," commented Ruud van de Moosdyk, VP of development at Engine.

    "When we acquired our official Wii licence last year we already had several concepts written up that would be ideal for WiiWare, and Project Bang is the first to actually go into production."

    Nintendo has created WiiWare to offer developers a low cost way of producing original Wii games for digital download, promising to work in a similar way to the PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade.
     
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    Minus the hard drive.
     
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    Where are we meant to save this content to? I dont have enough room left for a NES game.
     
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    Perhaps they'll release firmware that allows an external HDD to plug into USB?
     
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    Bigger SD cards. Does the Wii support SDHC?
     
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    Have you tried reading and writing to an SD card on the Wii. It takes any age.
     
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    Agreed. Maybe I'm just getting old, but the sluggishness of moving what is probably a few kB of data is excruciatingly frustrating :suicide:.
     
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    I'll be honest...no, I haven't. Didn't realise it would be sluggish at all. Is there any reason for this?
     
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    Not sure if there's an official reason but I'd hazard guesses at : -

    - cheaper SD cards having slower transfer speeds
    - the wii having a slower (thus cheaper) card reader
    - data being encrypted before being written
     
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    Could be one of the above or all three to be honest.

    Im not really prepared to move or delete VC games from my system in order to download titles or content to the Wii. However, there are two USB ports on the back of the system which could be of great use in this situation. They either use them to expand the memory and give decent transfer speeds or ill be ignoring the Wiiware stuff completely.
     

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