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Nintendo's new upgrade restricts gamers from using the Freeloader disc to play import GameCube games on Wii

Those of you who already downloaded the Wii's latest firmware upgrade, released yesterday, may be in for a surprise.  What many are unaware of is the little hidden secret of the upgrade.  The firmware upgrade restricts the use of Datel's Freeloader disc that allows gamers to play import GameCube games on the Wii.

Datel spoke with CVG, claiming they are unsure about the situation.  A fix to the problem is underway, yet there are no guarantees as to when the workaround will arrive, a Datel spokesperson said.

The question remains as to whether Nintendo purposely made the firmware update to have this consequence or if it is just an accidental compatibility issue.  Nintendo refused to comment on the matter.

If the update does in fact have accidental side effects, then a fix for the problem may arrive with the next Wii firmware upgrade.  However, if the aforementioned problem was intentionally done, then Datel will have to release a new Freeloader disc for import GameCube games, according to CVG.

The rest of the upgrade is quite crowd pleasing though.  There have been several changes from the 2nd to the 3rd upgrade, ranging from the Wii menu display to the flexibility of the Wii Message Board interface.

We expect an official statement from Datel soon.

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By Alpha4 on 8/8/2007 6:33:30 PM , Rating: 4
As tech savvy as I consider myself to be, there is no way I can possibly memorize every URL short form on the internet, tech related or not. '' falls under that category, I'm afraid, and I think I'm not alone in this. For future reference please clarify all URLs fully and then follow-up with acronyms, thanks.

RE: Acronyms
By themadmilkman on 8/8/2007 6:57:24 PM , Rating: 5
By normal journalism standards, they are supposed to do that.

RE: Acronyms
By v1001 on 8/9/2007 1:33:57 AM , Rating: 2
He has a link to the website in one of those sentences with the clickable words. Even if you dont click on it you can roll over it and see the URL. Or was it not there before and he put that in after?

RE: Acronyms
By GDstew4 on 8/9/2007 11:28:47 AM , Rating: 2
The link may be better placed at the first instance where the acronym is used.

RE: Acronyms
By Dactyl on 8/11/2007 10:01:27 PM , Rating: 2
that's not part of normal journalism standards, it's part of normal journalistic style.

Whether DT is following journalistic standards, and whether they it is keeping up with the style guides, are two very different questions.

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