Wii: WiiWare – Europe – Friday August 29th, 2008

Friday August 29, 2008, Europe got two new Virtual Console games and two WiiWare games.

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
NES – 1988 – Konami – platformer – 1 player – 600 points – age 3+

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa is a platform game released in 1988 and available now for the first time outside Japan! Players take on the role of baby Upa, a prince of the Ruakuyo kingdom, and embark on an adventure spanning seve different worlds in order to rescue the realm from the dagnerous demon Zai.

Dig Dug
NES – 1985 – Namco Bandai Games – action – 1-2 players – 600 points – age 3+

Critter Round-Up
WiiWare – 29/08/2008 – Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH – puzzle action – 1-4 players – 1000 points – age 3+

MaBoShi – The Three Shape Arcade
WiiWare – 29/08/2008 – Nintendo – arcade/action – 1-3 players – 800 points – age 3+

Movie download on Norwegian digital terrestrial television (DTT)

The first PVR for the the Norwegian DTT (Digital terrestrial television), Grundig DTR 8860 VOD will be avaible in stores this or next week. It will have 500 GB of storage, enough for around 370 hours of content.

RiksTV, the Norwegian DTT provider, announced this week that they will get a virtual TV channel in the first half next year. RiksTV will take advantage of unused transmission capacity in the night (not all channels transmit then) to download movies and programs to the PVR. There will be a subscrition fee to this service, but the amount is unknown at the moment. They will provide 250 movies during the year. In addition to movies, the content will be nature, children’s and entertainment programs. Some of this will be in HD. New content will replace old content on the PVR from time to time.

This looks like a great feature, it’s not directly video on demand, since you don’t get to choose the content, but will be great to always have something on the PVR to watch. There is a similar service in Belgium and Poland. More info on the Norwegian service will probably come by the end of this year.

Soruce: teknofil.no (in Norwegian), Google-translated to English. Be aware that Google translate kroner (which is the Norwegian currency) to million. So when the translated text says 300 million, it means 300 Krones (NOK).