Wii Warm Up: Seriously, news and weather?

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Here at the Fanboy, we're not quite sure what to think about these silly new channels. Both the news and the forecast channels perform admirably, giving an easily accessible wealth of happenstance and Celsius. Still, how often will they really be used, especially by the standard gaming crowd? All the news you really need can actually be found on one website, and no matter how convenient Nintendo's weather service is, it's tough to beat Firefox plug-ins or, you know, just walking outside.

What do you think: can you see yourselves using these that's-kinda-neat features over extended amounts of time, or would you rather just stick to that glorious land of freedom that is yon internet? Do old people really care about these things? Do squirrels really eat pizza? Hmmm.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.