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Briefly: Nintendo Wii multiplayer closure, Virgin Media boosts speeds

updated 07:12 am EST, Fri February 28, 2014

Nintendo prepares to shutter Wii, DS multiplayer services on May 20th

Nintendo has revealed it will be shutting down its online multiplayer servers for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii on May 20th. The global closure will stop multiplayer games from working online through the Wi-Fi Connection service, but it will still allow other online aspects, such as the Wii Shop and video-on-demand services, to continue working. Online play for games made for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will remain unaffected by the closure.

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Nintendo Wii

Virgin Media boosts Internet connection speeds, adds adult content filtering

British Internet provider Virgin Media is increasing the speed of its broadband services in the country. Its highest tier has been upgraded from a maximum connection speed of 120Mbps to 152Mbps, while the lowest 30Mbps cable connection has been boosted to 50Mbps. The company also revealed it will be increasing the speeds of existing subscribers over the next 12 months, and in a move in line with other providers following a request by the government, is now offering Web Safe content filtering free on all accounts.

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