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DVD on Wii 3.4 - - Confirmed

It has now been confirmed that DVD playback is available through Homebrew for any Nintendo Wii with the October 23rd system update.

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FantasyStar3641d ago

You get bubbles because we need more opinions like this in the Open Zone.

OSIRUSSS3641d ago

Welcome to last Gen, Wii!!! Glad you made it.

OSIRUSSS3641d ago (Edited 3641d ago )

"Wii doesn't need to play DVD movies, It can, but why should it?
People play games on it. Anyone without a DVD player is just from a nother planet. "

The past proves people want their game systems to have disk based movie playback. I think this is the first Ninty system that has DVD playback capability.

ChickeyCantor3641d ago

If you are talking gamers? yes, but don't they have like a Ps3 or 360 next to it...with DVD support?

Am I missing something or are DVD players "rare" in every household?
No right?

The fact that it CAN play DVD movies, but not enabled software wise, kinda makes these comments stupid.

Mini Mario3641d ago (Edited 3641d ago )

"The past proves people want their game systems to have disk based movie playback"

Hmm thats funny, my nes never played VHS....and my snes never made waffles!

Sidar is right, if u dont have a dvd player by now its pretty sad on your own behalf. Its kinda like the div x mvies on demand for your ps3, its there but it has to be unlocked...well my aussie ps3 did at least (dont know bout the rest of the world)

Not that i enabled mine (because i was neevr use it), but i looked into it and this is what ya have to do just to enable it (at the link there is a video):-

http://vod.divx.com/ps3.php

Yeh the ps3 is real user friendly. My point is by the way, the wii uses DVDs so obviously it wouldnt be hard to enable dvd playback. Who cares anyway really...i still wouldnt use it.

Maddens Raiders3641d ago

if this weren't so sad it would be downright comical. wow just wow...

ChickeyCantor3641d ago

Wow? because we all own a DVD player already...
Damn it, my Gaming console can't play DVD's, but at the same time i have like 8 dvd players in my home, so therefor I'm gonna troll the comment section.

Wii doesn't need to play DVD movies, It can, but why should it?
People play games on it. Anyone without a DVD player is just from a nother planet.

Maddens Raiders3641d ago

should've known you'd come crashing in here like a wild Ninty ape.

Jeez, I think the fact that the wii doesn't play DVD's is more of an existential statement from the console that says, "f*ck it, I don't care," more than anything else.

Of course, you've ruined that thought now, so back to pop in some Wii ShovelWare (like Barbie Horse Racing Adventures or Wii Party Vol 19) and have yourself a childish good time. You can grunt and groan and shriek with joy and glee at all the pretty colors the Wii throws at you. You’ll have fun waving the Wii controller all around and feel like you just went Prestige mode in COD5, even though you really only earned the Unicorn upgrade for Barbie’s horse. But it’s all good. It takes all kind of gamers to make this industry what it is.

You just need to be honest with yourself and admit what type of gamer you are. A casual gamer.

ChickeyCantor3641d ago (Edited 3641d ago )

" like Barbie Horse Racing Adventures or Wii Party Vol 19"

at least thats more hardcore than the crap you play ;).

Lol, just because i'm more open to other things i'm a casual gamer...
Right i guess that's why i wanna work in that industry.

Meh, you know what, call me a casual gamer, i would be more of a gamer then you ever will be.
Go ahead and be cool with your "core"/"next-ge n" nonsense.
At least i can play GAMES no matter how they look because i can reach the fun of something, i can look passed the "visuals" something you can't apparently.

O yeah I have a Ps3, for all the HD glory...i guess I'm Casual, not sure WTF this makes you though.

I rather be a "casual" gamer than a sheep.

Nowww, if you excuuse(me princess) me i'm gonna boot a DVD into my microwave, hope it gives me HD resolution.

moja3641d ago

I think the point he's trying to make is wondering why Nintendo wouldn't have enabled this functionality out of the box. I am curious also, if perhaps they consider it a security flaw for homebrew and/or piracy. I don't see it so much as the Wii being directly more comparable feature-wise to the more hardware-intensive consoles, but with so much being hooked up to our TVs nowadays, why not? The PS2 was my DVD player back in the day.

Xenetic3641d ago

I don't really know for sure, but I assume that Nintendo doesn't enable DVD playback because of the licensing fees. More profit for them, at least they're breaking more than even on the Wii unlike other consoles

Mini Mario3641d ago (Edited 3641d ago )

"Of course, you've ruined that thought now, so back to pop in some Wii ShovelWare (like Barbie Horse Racing Adventures or Wii Party Vol 19"

Oh yeh coz sonys machines never had those games on their machines...:-S

If thats the case then the two links below shouldnt have any shovelware...right guys:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Just to name a few (since u like dolls...)-

Barbie Horse Adventures: Wild Horse Rescue
Bratz: Forever Diamondz
Bratz: Rock Angelz
Barbie Race and Ride
Barbie Explorer
Barbie Super Sports
Barbie Explorer

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-GametimeUK-3641d ago

good news I guess... nothing else to say really

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