Nintendo of America’s spokeswoman, Perrin Kaplan, says that Nintendo will stop producing and supporting GameCube. But Nintendo of Europe (UK) says that it still will make GameCubes, games and support the platform globaly (Eurogamer.net).
When you participate in a poll, you first select what you like and then you select what you think the final result will be. When the polls are over, you get points according to your votes/predictions. And you can see how tuned you are with the rest of population.
You can have up to 6 Wii voters and there are both national and worldwide polls. You can even write in to Nintendo and sugest and idea for a poll.
So is this usefull? At the moment, no. But it’s fun and free.
I just copied and pasted a couple of section from their faqs:
“Joost™ is a new way of watching TV on the internet, which uses new and established technologies to provide the best of both the internet and TV worlds. We’re in the process of making it as TV-like as we can, with programmes, channels and adverts. You can also see some things that we think will enhance the TV experience: searching for programmes and channels, for example, as well as social features like chat. There are many more new features to come!
Currently, channels are like playlists of videos. You can flip between channels, or use the programme guide to choose a channel or a video to watch. The channels start when you play them and not at any particular day or time. If you let them continue they will loop round to the beginning again. If you change channel and then switch back again, you’ll start at the beginning of the programme again. In later versions we will have different kinds of channels, including ones that behave more like ordinary TV channels. Occasionally, you may see an advert.“
There is one free 3D program you may consider. It’s DAZStudio.
Here’s the introduction on their website:
“DAZStudio is a free software application that allows you to easily create beautiful digital art. You can use this software to load in people, animals, vehicles, buildings, props, and accessories to create digital scenes. DAZStudio includes two pre-configured scenes ready for you to Load & Render within DAZStudio. Just double-click on the scene thumbnails inside of DAZStudio, and everything will come on screen posed, lit, and ready for you to create a stunning digital image. Click here to view a sample scene render from DAZStudio using the included content.“
To get you started, they have a lot of free stuff and add new items every week. Go to the front page, selecet 3D models – Free products. You load the objects into the program and place them in your scene. Simple as that. Work with the camera angle, and you can greate great pictures.
Daz released a very realistic female character, Victoria 4. This character cost money, but is real good.