Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Nintendo E3 Conference

Just finished watching the Nintendo conference and it was great. It started with Miyamoto conducting an orchestra with the Wii remote and ended with a four player Wii tennis game.
Wii really looks like it has a fun and intuitive controller. Nintendo will have 27 games on the show floor for people to play so expect plenty of write-ups about it.

An interesting thing that was mentioned was that the console is never turned off. There is 'on' and 'standby' which doesn't use much power, but will allow background downloading and interaction of content like with an Animal Crossing village. So while you are away friends can visit your village and leave messages and stuff.