Anyone who owns a Wii and doubts Nintendo's utter contempt for North America should go watch the Mario Sluggers promo on Wii (currently on the "Nintendo channel"), overdubbed by whatever AP didn't go to lunch on time the day the Smacker-encoded video arrived from Japan.

Yeesh. The game itself might be fun, but fist-sized macro-blocks (not an exaggeration) and Buehler?-esque narration makes enthusiasm difficult. Which is peculiar, because even the Gamecube had better video codecs, and my assumption is that this video was built for Japan - where broadband is supposed to be faster than here.