Heh, I'm getting to be the BLAZE spokesperson here at Gaming Nexus. The latest product they're touting is the Wii Media Manager
, a transfer kit that lets you store digital copies of movies, music and pictures on your Wii. It also acts kind of the like GameShark from way back when, allowing you to back up your save files on a PC and even download cheats for various games.
I'm not sure why anyone would use their Wii as a media driver, unless it's the only console they own. Nintendo probably isn't happy about this device either. Nintendo is like Apple in that they're very strict about their proprietary hardware and software--they don't want you using anything
with their console unless they made it. They're also fanatical about piracy and they try to lock out homebrew applications with every new firmware update. I think it's cool what BLAZE is doing, expanding the Wii's abilities beyond the bare bones that Nintendo provides, but I have to wonder how the Big N will respond.
BLAZE 1GB Media Solution with Cheats
Supplied with 1GB SD Card
The all in one media kit - transfer your movies, music, images and cheats between your PC and Wii® console using the supplied 1GB SD card, reader and media software.
Doncaster, UK – 19th August 2009 – Leading video games accessories developer BLAZE have revealed they have new stock of their Wii Media Manager and Transfer Kit complete with 1GB SD memory card and reader.
The Wii 1GB SD Media Solution gives you the power to use your Wii to its full potential transforming your console into a full home media centre.
The complete media solution comes supplied with intuitive, simple to use software to convert your library of PC movie files and DVDs* into Wii Friendly MJpeg format for playback on your TV for that big screen movie action!
Other essential media tools include the ability the transfer your music collection, photos and create back ups of your Wii files onto your PC, making this a truly complete all in one media solution.
Blow your games wide open!
Download the latest cheat saves for the best selling Wii games, N64, SNES and NES Virtual Console games from the constantly updated community database.
Transfer them from your PC to your Wii using the memory card provided and always be one step ahead of your games (and your friends!)
The BLAZE Wii 1GB SD Media Solution is the ultimate all in one media and cheats package, available now for £14.99 from www.blazeeurope.com and all leading video games stores.
For further information please visit the link below:
*Non copy protected DVDs only
MOVIES - PC and DVD movies*
Convert PC movie files to MJPEG format for Wii playback! Transfer the movie files onto your SD card, then watch them on your big-screen TV.
Formats include (VOB)*, MKV, Xvid, DivX, MPEG 1, M1P, MPEG 2, TS, M2P, WMV, ASF, MP4 and AVI formats.*Non copy protected DVDs ONLY.
MUSIC - CDs and digital music files
CD to MP3: Import music CDs and convert to MP3, with auto album, artist and track naming.
Play MP3s along with your slideshows!
IMAGES - Photos and digital images
Manage JPEG photo and image files to create the best slideshows on your Wii!
CHEAT SAVES - Includes Virtual Console Functions
Download cheat saves for the best selling Wii games, N64, SNES and NES Virtual Console games from www.xploder.net. Download, upload, backup, delete and edit game descriptions and save valuable space on your SD card! Upload your best Wii, N64, SNES and NES gamesaves to the Xploder online Community Database to share them with others! Backup Virtual Console games - Copy your Virtual Console games from the Wii to SD card; save space on your Wii and store a back-up safely on the PC.