Nintendo shows new patent for a Program like Wii-Flow

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    Not sure if this will be released for customers or just for the retail sector, but it works with an HDD.

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    What's new about this, didn't they have this already? One of the wiiflow themes is based on it.
     
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    Downloadable games straight to console would be awesome.... but over wifi kinda sucks.
     
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    well, at least this patent is new
     
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    This is the system they use for the Nintendo Store GUI (as well as other outlets like hospitals). This is nothing new.
     
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    Interesting. But you would still need to buy the games.
    lol I like the way Mario is drawn on the smash bros brawl box
     
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    its a new patent for a Wii Hard Disc and this Wii Flow stuff. its from 1 July 2010..so it is new, hu?
     
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    The Wii, currently, does not have a hard drive. However, Nintendo appears to be considering one since they filed a patent for a process that transfers Wii games to a hard drive.

    Nintendo’s plan is to make a separate hard drive partition for each DVD game. Once games are saved on a hard drive, the Wii reads a directory and shows all available games with box art. This is done by accessing a virtual DVD partition on the hard drive. The interface also displays ESRB ratings and the patent mentions possible parental controls.

    Here’s a flowchart of the system.

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    Seems like Nintendo has a plan in place for streaming Wii games from a hard drive. The question is will they release it for the public.

    Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/02/ninte...d-drive-system/
     
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    I doubt this'll be released.
     
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    I was surprised at how this wasn't posted, but I was too lazy to make it myself.
    Looks cool, I wonder if it'll come in a new System menu, or is this for their next console... ?
     
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    Funny my wii already does most of this stuff. [​IMG]
     
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    I hope one day somebody gets one of those Starlight Wii systems, dumps the NAND and releases it to the scene.

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    Best patent image ever.
     
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    Wow like this? is this even possible?
     
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    I think there's a couple hackers in the scene with one of those.

    I think this hard-drive will be for the Wii2/Wii HD/Wii Slim.
     
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    An officially supported method of USB loading Wii games I bought? I'd buy it.
     
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    Then again, I doubt it's anything special, it probably only works with hard drives made especially for Wiis.
     
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    how the hell can you get it any smaller? [​IMG]
     
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    Interesting. I don't think a lot of people are waiting for this, but it would be a nice feature.
     

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