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Netflix for Wii

Nintendo to get into the streaming movie biz?

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The other day, I blogged about the end of TV broadcast, and the rise of gamers viewing flicks via vidgame platforms.  Here's an addendum - Nintendo Wii looks to be joining in on the party.  

And here's my added two cents.  How about indie films made for vidgame platforms?  You may have heard about a film called Paranormal Behavior, made for $15,000 in a week - and now topping the box office with about $30 million in ticket sales.  It's a classic, minimalistic horror movie, perfect for the game crowd.  As more people get accustomed to watching films on their Xboxes/PS3s/Wiis, it's only a matter of time before filmmakers plug in too.

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