Kotaku is reporting that a new Wii Channel is live today. Just like the Internet Channel, you need to "buy" the new channel. Also like the Internet Channel the new channel costs 0 points. The klunky download interface is not the only perplexing thing about the new channel. For one there is the title, Everyone Votes. Second, what does it do?
"The concept is that you can vote on Nintendo approved questions with your registered Miis. To what end? That's unclear right now."
My guess is that this is the beginnings of a Web 2.0esque social feature in a game console. I've already used the Wii Internet Channel to watch Top Gear on YouTube. Why not Wii meets MySpace? Will this catch on? Would you use it?
Good god man, the thought alone is disturbing...
If the Wii hooks up with Hi5, MySpace or the like, it's yet another reason I wouldn't buy one.