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The Courts

Submission + - Jack Thompson: "I'm out to shut down Rockstar.

SyncNine writes: "Jack Thompson was recently interviewed on Nightline by Bill Weir, in which he can be heard stating that "I want to shut down Rockstar because they're run by a bunch of sociopaths and they're a one-company crime wave." Something of value to note is that Bill Weir does a solid job of not agreeing with or really responding to Thompson's comments regarding this.

It seems that Thompson's vigilante quest to destroy all violence and disrespect in video games is actually a one-man assault on Rockstar Games, specifically. As his intentions at this point are crystal clear, at some point you've got to wonder how long Rockstar will put up with this before finding a way to counter-sue for lost revenue, etc. Does anyone think he'll succeed? Is he trying to wear Rockstar down?"
Nintendo

Submission + - Wii web browser trial out on Friday

jtorry writes: "Nintendo has announced that the anticipated Wii web browser will be available to try from Friday, December 22. The fully featured Opera web browser for the Wii was intended to be available for the launch of the console. Sadly it wasn't, but the good news is that you'll only have to wait until Friday to get a taster of what it can do.

A trial version of the Wii Opera web browser will be available for free from December 22. The final version of the Opera browser will be released at the end of March 2007 and will be free for all Wii owners until the end of June 2007. After this date, anyone who hasn't already downloaded the browser will have to pay 500 Wii Points.

http://www.pro-g.co.uk/news/19-12-2006-4336.html"
Nintendo

Submission + - Wii Weather Channel Goes Live

An anonymous reader writes: I have not seen it announced anywhere on the Internets, but the Wii forecast channel is now active (in the US at least). Once you do a system update and enter your location, it sports some nice features like current weather, 5-day forecast, and the Globe. Globe is pretty impressive. It is a 3-d rendering of the earth (think Google earth with less detail) that you can use to check weather all over the world.
Wii

Submission + - Wiimote cracked open

An anonymous reader writes: The guys at Sparkfun just did what everybody secretly wants to do with their new electronic gadgets: voiding the warranty to take a sneek peek at their internals! Here is the link to a very explicit naked wiimote along with many usefull remarks on it's electronics

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=Wii -Internals

"It features an 8051 core and RAM/ROM memory featuring the HID bluetooth profile and stack. Any chance they used a flash part that we can hack instead of the masked ROM (un-changeable) version? Highly unlikely. But lemme know if someone figures out how to get into the core. The small crystal is 24MHz. They make it look so easy don't they?"

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