Nintendo Wii Connect 24 to use downtime for downloads
byMarc Perton||May 9th 2006 at 1:06pmMay 9th 2006 1:06 pm
Nintendo may not have revealed the details we were hoping for in their Wii press conference earlier today -- like maybe the actual date the console will ship and how it will be priced -- but the company did manage to drop a few interesting nuggets, including an impressive list of titles that will be available at launch, along with some pretty nifty uses for the Wiimote (everything from conducting a virtual orchestra to fragging your foes). One tidbit that stood out was the announcement that the Wii will always be connected to the internet, using a service called Wii Connect 24. The service will allow the Wii to download game updates and other info while the box is in standby mode. We're not really sure we want our game console to be downloading directives while we sleep, but it can't be any worse than Windows AutoUpdate, right?