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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by NateTheGreat, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. NateTheGreat

    NateTheGreat Pondering Member

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    As I was gazing at my collection of Wii pictures, my eye was caught so many times by the "home" button on the Wiimote and Classic Contoller. (click on the pics below)

    Wii_remote5view_0501.jpg Wii_classic_0501.jpg


    This reminded me of the Xbox 360's center "X" button, which brings up the Dashboard that allows the user to pause the game, change system settings, and even pick their own music to listen to while playing.

    The PS3 will most likely have a knock-off of this feature, but will Wii have some kind of Dashboard feature, or is that "home" button just a pause incognito?

    I for one, think it will do more than stop the action; look how the Wiimote used to be labled below.

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    What are your opinions?
     
  2. Mr_Stoukaph

    Mr_Stoukaph WiiChat Member

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    yeah, ive seen that before and wondered what it was. i hope its not a dashboard button. the X button is way too close to the pause button and it gets frustrating when im trying to get to a game menu but i accedentally press that button -_-' (so annoying)
     
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    KraZy Future Wii Owner

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    well the two on the sides must be for the volume, but the home button is mysterious. I believe that it will do more than just pause the game. Only time will tell exactly what it does...
     
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    i think the two on the sides are pause and select. i dont know why theyre "+" and "-". maybe to make it seem less like a video game
     
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    KraZy Future Wii Owner

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    Oh ur right, I didn't look at the old model for the wii-mote so it must be start and select.
     
  6. Mr_Stoukaph

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    yeah, and the VC controller has it too
     
  7. NateTheGreat

    NateTheGreat Pondering Member

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    Here's a pic of the Classic Controller's button commands and the "home" button is used to just quit the game!?

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    (click to enlarge)

    I don't think that's a good idea if that's all you have to do to quit because you might just hit it accidentially and suddenly you're out of the game.
     
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    I know that this may seem a bit off topic, and it's funny that it's in my own thread, but I wanted to make a line-up of how the Wiimote's buttons have changed and yes, there was a seperate thread about this, but they only showed two pics and mine has three.

    13.jpg P1010315-2.jpg Wii_remote5view_0501.jpg
    (In order from oldest to most recent; click to enlarge)

    The one in the middle really confuses me because it was at E3, but so was the third one!

    Why Nintendo? Why must you taunt me so?:confused:
     
  9. Mr_Stoukaph

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    the 2nd and 3rd ones look the same. only the third has "Home" and "Wii" on it
     
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    ghghgh14702 Hero of Time

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    supposedly Nintendo ran out of controllers for all the machines so had to use the prototypes they had laying around :scared: (might be why some of the games got bad reviews, different innards:sick: ).
     
  11. Kalimar

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    Hmm. The Home button could be one of two things:

    1. It could connect you to the Internet. The default homesite (where you first go when you connect to the 'net) would be Opera's web page. But I bet you could change those settings.

    2. Home could just mean Wii's main menu where you can access everything from.
     
  12. ghghgh14702

    ghghgh14702 Hero of Time

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    Hopefully if home is to the wii main menu there is a paused game confirm before it takes you back, and hopefully it works better then the 360, I hear that think freezes if you look at it wrong.
     
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    No, actually, if you look closely, in the 2nd picture the button to the right of the "home" key is a "pause" button and to the left of the "home" key is sort of a "back" button.

    With regard to the differences between the 2nd and 3rd Wiimote's "home" key, you are right; the third has "home" and "wii" on it and the 2nd does not.

    I'm thinking Kalimar might be right, saying it's a way to bring up the Opera web browser, but not 100% convinced yet.
     
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    I dont understand something, if u look closely it says MADE IN CHINA, isnt it suposed to say made in japan?
     
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    Perhaps the home button is when u are browsing on opera and u want to get back to ur homepage like on a computer.
     
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    There are rumours that the Wii will include a dashboard feature, and with the PS3 and 360 having one it would be a strange for the Wii to leave it out. So my guess is that it's a dashboard button.

    Not necessarily. It was designed in Japan, but production can take place in another country.
     
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    the best thing to do is to wait (even though it is hard)
     

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