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You Got Served By Netflix, Son!!

We all know the Wii is not an HD console, or HDC as I like to refer to them as. We know this because we should all be Wii owners. Another thing that we should all be aware of is that Netflix is hitting the little white box sometime in the near future. If you don’t know this, don’t blame me as I’ve written about it before. You really should learn to pay attention better. So, now that we’re all caught up on that bit, people are making a big deal about Netflix’s HD content that is available, and how it won’t be available for the Wii. The Spin’s newest friends over at The Wiire got an interview with Netflix bigwig Steve Swassey, in which he pretty says “Meh, no biggie.” His exact words include “underwhelming” when referring to their own HD service, which I’m sure his higher-ups loved hearing. Seriously, I’m pretty sure my boss would not like it if I called The Spin an underwhelming site, or if I told Roxy the Dog that her food is a bit underwhelming, but what can you do? Anyway, to listen to the interview click here.

I have to say I tend to agree with Swassey, it’s not that big of a deal to me. Mainly because the Wii won’t be my main source for streaming as that honor lies with my PS3. But, I also don’t feel that people who will use the Wii for it will care that much. I know for one that my in-laws won’t care, they’ll just be happy they can stop having to connect their laptop to their television. I also agree that Netflix’s HD content for Watch Instantly is a bit underwhelming. Why can’t everything be in HD? Also, why is the available content not what I want?? I would gladly pay an extra $10 and forego receiving the disks altogether if I could watch any of their available movies by streaming them in HD. Not sure why that hasn’t happened yet… Anyway, not much of a video I can play concerning this topic, so let’s take a look at “Monsteca Corral” by indie developer Onteca. The game has an uber-relaxing feel to the game, and I for one can get into it. Think Lost Winds only with weird little monsters. Well, maybe not Lost Winds, more like Flower for the PS3…kinda. Anyway, they were kind enough to send me the latest video for the game, which plays almost like a tech demo of sorts. Here at The Spin I’ve got a lot of love for these little indie studios trying to get the word out. I can definitely relate to the feeling of being the little guy and doing all you can to get the word out on your product. So, check the video for “Monsteca Corral” below, and keep an eye out for the product to hit Wiiware sometime soon. Enjoy, and stay thirsty my friends.

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