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Blatch



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:55 pm Reply with quote
From the "uh... better late than never?" department.

At least they're catering this to people who are a generation behind, with a retro feel in the advert.
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JDude042



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:02 pm Reply with quote
With a premium Crunchyroll account, you can enjoy the latest anime from Japan in 1080p HD on your Nintendo Wii!

......

Oh wait... it's a console that only supports 480p! Rolling Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

A WINNER IS YOU!
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SpacemanHardy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:02 pm Reply with quote
Oh boy! I sure can't wait for the dial-up ports for the Dreamcast and Xbox! Very Happy
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anddo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:14 pm Reply with quote
You ever wake up in the morning and think "let's do some absurdly nonsensical shit"? That's what a Netflix executive went through with this announcement.
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theNightster



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:50 pm Reply with quote
whats the point when the Wii is pretty much done for now?
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Somer-_-



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:03 pm Reply with quote
That's...umm...Neat. Seems like a waste of effort honestly.
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Gintoki3



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:08 pm Reply with quote
Instead of putting the app on the Wii... Maybe they should have focused on improving the apps already on other consoles. They have so many problems it's ridiculous. lol
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falcon.punch



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:13 pm Reply with quote
Wii is pretty much almost only Just Dance and Brawl mods for now.

Hey? Not that Ninty just cut the Online in the Wii?! I am confused.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:55 pm Reply with quote
Why launch an app for a console whose support has already been discontinued ages ago? Confused Perhaps Crunchyroll is betting that the many people that still have theirs Wiis would be interested in using their app on it?

FalconPunch wrote:
Hey? Not that Ninty just cut the Online in the Wii?! I am confused.

It was actually GameSpy that decided to unexpectedly end online support for the Wii [and the original DS].
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sailorsweeper



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:06 pm Reply with quote
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Seems like a waste of effort honestly


This especially since unless they are hardcore nintendo only person they probably have a PS3 which had it for so long
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Tomibiki



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:21 pm Reply with quote
Is it the same crappy app they use on Smart devices?
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Sam Murai



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:49 pm Reply with quote
Mr. Oshawott wrote:
Why launch an app for a console whose support has already been discontinued ages ago? Confused Perhaps Crunchyroll is betting that the many people that still have theirs Wiis would be interested in using their app on it?

FalconPunch wrote:
Hey? Not that Ninty just cut the Online in the Wii?! I am confused.

It was actually GameSpy that decided to unexpectedly end online support for the Wii [and the original DS].


Yes, there are still people who still use a Wii (such as in my household), and at least COD: MW3 seems to still be online. The GameSpy change was the primary thing that brought down the console's multiplayer functionality, but it had no bearing on its streaming video apps, Shop Channel, or internet browser, which all still work. If you can get it to a console or device, why not? Especially one with an install base like the Wii.

Now, hopefully after this, CR will turn its attentions to addressing their desktop streaming service, patch up their Wii U app, and unlock the stereo channels in the PS3 app so you can hear audio from all of the speakers, like you can in the Wii U app… Smile
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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:50 pm Reply with quote
theNightster wrote:
whats the point when the Wii is pretty much done for now?


Well the Wii is the 2nd best selling console of all time, but hell I'm grasping at straws now. Why not create a 3ds/2ds streaming app instead?
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falcon.punch



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:05 pm Reply with quote
Cecilthedarkknight_234 wrote:
theNightster wrote:
whats the point when the Wii is pretty much done for now?


Well the Wii is the 2nd best selling console of all time, but hell I'm grasping at straws now. Why not create a 3ds/2ds streaming app instead?


This, but the biggest problem is that It will be either available for just the NEW 3DS or 240p, But I can't complain about these things...
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mangamuscle



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:13 pm Reply with quote
Sam Murai wrote:
Now, hopefully after this, CR will turn its attentions to addressing their desktop streaming service


Hear! Hear! Adobe Flash is in its death throes, they should update so people can watch CR without using that malware attracting legacy api.
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