Wii's Opera browser – the second act

Six months ago if someone told us their Wii was glowing bright blue we'd have dispatched them to the doctor right away. Now it's just a sign that Nint

Six months ago if someone told us their Wii was glowing bright blue we'd have dispatched them to the doctor right away. Now it's just a sign that Nintendo's little white box of fun has something new for us: a freshly laid Opera web browser to be precise.It may be a few weeks late in arriving but we can confirm that the fully charged Internet Channel does have the feature we've all been waiting for, yes, you can now hide the annoying navigation bar.Replacing the trial version, it gets a whole new bag of tricks besides. Ever the family man, Ninty's touting its ability to be operated by multiple remotes at the same time so 'parents and kids' can point out 'interesting facts' together. Translation: multiplayer Flash gaming (we hope).Search gets a boost with Yahoo and Google built-in, while scrolling and zooming is now as smooth as a baby's bum – without the ensuing unpleasantness.Eerily, Wii has also learnt to read minds. Hover the pointer over anything for too long and it'll anticipate your move and zoom in on the object automatically. Spooky.All is free to download ‘til June at which point it'll cost you 500 of your hard earned Wii Points. Go on then, what are you waiting for?

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Wii Internet ChannelPrice: £free (500 Wii Points from June)On sale: NowContact: Opera for NintendoRelated stories:Wii's late for the Opera