Nintendo has publicly stated that the Wii News Channel would go live on January 27, 2007. I was a bit surprised this morning when I found it had gone live a day early!
The Wii news channel has a very interesting and new approach to reading news.
1) Category View - Just as most news web sites give you the ability to look up news by category (sports, politics, technology) so does the Wii News Channel.
2) Slideshow View - So, you just want to sit back and easily scan the news headlines? Then the slideshow feature is for you! when you use this feature the news headlines, and a small image, will pop onto the screen for a few seconds at a time. If you want to read the whole story just click on it!
3) Globe View - Too busy to dig through all the categories or wait for the slideshow to show you the news? By using the globe feature (just like on the Wii Weather Channel) you can look at a map of the world and pick stories based on where they are happening! You will see the image from the story and a short headline on the globe.