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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by struss789, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. struss789

    struss789 WiiChat Member

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    A new law may force Nintendo to remove a huge part of the upcoming system. WiiConnect 24 takes advantage of a standby feature to allow the Wii system to be 'always-on'. Whilst it remains on, Nintendo and your friends may be able to send messages or 'phone' your system, visit and interact with your town in Animal Crossing, and send downloads to your system, amongst other features. The new law means that Nintendo may have to rule out this feature for the UK, which may also mean that the UK becomes treated as it's own entity, rather than part of the European region.

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    this is actually wrong because if you new anything about wiiconnect 24

    you would know that it will connect to the net when it is turned off
     
  3. struss789

    struss789 WiiChat Member

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    ok dont get all mad. and if you knew anything its not off, its in stand by mode which consumes little electricity, about as much as a little light bulb.
     
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    less than a lightbulb and the system isn't actually doing anything it's just the network stuff and your memory if you think on it
     
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    i know just read the whole article get mad at the uk not me
     
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    I'm glad I live in the U.S.
     
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    Me too lol
     
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    i do blame the uk, i'm not that mad

    and anyway how will they stop almost a million people from playing with a games console?
     
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    I really dont care :D anyway I dont live in the U.K
     
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    all its saying is wiiconnect24 wont be "always on" but only on while the system is on, like the xbox360 and xbox LIVE. you can only be connected to Xbox LIVE while the xbox is on so i would imagine it be the same way with the Wii. if there is something you want to download, just start the download and then watch some TV while it downloads
     
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    then why is it called WiiConnect 24 then?

    i would imagine if it is 24 they mean 24/7
     
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    If this law does go ahead, it'll take years to implement, so it's unlikely we'll have to worry about it for the foreseeable future. Also, it could be argued that it is more eco-friendly for the Wii to download in standby mode rather than while using full power.
     
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    why don't we keep the goverment happy and turn the light's off at night that we would normally have on, d'you think that would shut them up

    because then we would be using the same power as we normally use
     
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    That is ridiculus pcs stay on low power mode so why can't wii?:(
     
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    Just read it again and I know this is a stupid rumour because they can't turn fridges off at night it would spoil al the food. Don't worry Uk gamers this is a big fat lie!
     
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    Well all the examples they gave were of items in which the standby mode was a non-essential feature, who gives a toss whether you can leave your tv on standby? Just get up and turn it on ¬_¬ However with the Wii one of its primary features involves a standby mode and to remove this would be to lessen the product and as such I don't believe that the law will affect it, it's more for products that don't need it.

    Anyway I'm pretty well keyed up on the news reports and general laws in parliament and I've never heard of this specific movement, when was it put forward?

    Oh and it doesn't really matter, if it were true it would take a good few years to ratify and put through by which time the consoles would have been on mass sale so no worriers. As someone in the article said it simply can't be though as everything we import would have to be devoid of a standby feature. No company is going to alter their designs simply for our country, everything we get is imported from Taiwan or somewhere, it will cost us more for the removal of the feature.

    Heck look at it this way, I'll just leave my Wii on to download instead thus using about a quazillion times more power rather than the "less than a lightbulb" amount it would on standby so up yours government officials.
     
  17. Fierce Deity

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    no motherbrain it is true it is a new law in the uk fobidding companys to put in standby features in there products to conserve energy.
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    http://www.engadget.com/2006/07/14/tv-standby-buttons-to-be-outlawed/
     
  18. _-Darkfear-_

    _-Darkfear-_ Wiifan

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    Ouch...man I thought it was bad that I can't even go online at my Mom's house with my DS but this is far worse.
     
  19. Oxywolf

    Oxywolf Future Wii Owner

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    One thing I REALLY hope wont happen Is what happend to my DS when trying to connect to my wirless router.. I cant EVER play Mario Kart DS Wifi it is so annoying... It does work and my friends house though. But if that problem comes up I will just get a computer Techy to help me out :)
     
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    Sorry, it's real. The proposers of this new law are targetting TV and DVD player standby modes (they didn't mention games consoles, but presumably they mean them as well). A fridge is not in "standby" because it still performs an essential task. Also, it should be pointed out that this law might not pass.
     

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