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This topic contains 34 replies, has 16 voices, and was last updated by  gizmo 12 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #4133

    omen
    Participant

    In its final form, Revolution will be about the thickness of three standard DVD cases and only slightly longer. The versatile Revolution will play either horizontally or vertically, allowing the user total flexibility in setting up a gaming session wherever they have a television[/quote:59283afa4c]
    Excellent

  • #21216

    Nifty
    Participant

    where did you get that?

  • #21217

    omen
    Participant
  • #21218

    Paddy O
    Participant

    The versatile Revolution will play either horizontally or vertically[/quote:dee6e815c7]

    Microsoft and Sony will be pretty jealous when they hear about that.

  • #21219

    Nifty
    Participant

    I hope they’re not using small as a gimic. Silent and the size of 3 and a bit dvd cases is good, but have they sacrificed anything for that?

    But where are the controllers? I can’t believe they’re making us wait until tomorrow morning for that :)

  • #21220

    omen
    Participant

    But where are the controllers? I can’t believe they’re making us wait until tomorrow morning for that[/quote:33531f93a7]
    They’re not….they’re going to make you wait even longer. Revolution isn’t on show at E3. It’s all about their networkibility. Why announce it when all the press is going to be all over XBox 360 and PS3. Wait a month or 2 and they can hog all of the press when they announce it.

  • #21221

    Paul_Conway
    Participant

    Yes exactly.

    As much as i would love to hear all about the Revolution as soon as this week, i believe it would be better for them to unveil it properly when all the focus and hype has died down from the other two.

    However it would be nice if they dropped a little taster as to whats so revolutionary about it, as they have gone on record to say that it will have a paradigm shift in the way we play and percieve games. It would get peoples mouths wathering to say the least..

    But i do stand frimly beside Nintendo with this as they are the only one to try something different, as per usual, and are not just releasing a new console with a faster processor and graphics chip. *Sigh*

  • #21263

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/games/2005-05-17-revolution_x.htm?POE=TECISVA

    Is this it? Looks 3X size DVD Case – Very slick….better than the other two

  • #21268

    Sofox
    Participant

    Hmmm, I know focusing more on gaming is a good thing but if the Revolution turns out to lag behind it’s competitors in terms of processing power, it will make ports alot harder and casual gamers may yet be deterred. Still, early days yet, we’ll see how it shapes up and somehow I doubt I’m not the only person wishing they would just finish up all the press releases, spec sheets and teasers and just release the damn consoles already.

    Anyway, personally I think the future of consoles will involve anyone with the basic resources to develop and release a game. It’s sort of like this already with computers and the internet, but integrated with a console with good programming resources and systems for reasonably managing the multitude of “Marvin’s First Buggy Tetris Game” while allowing real jems to shine; indie gaming could take off going mainstream in a big way while the potential for innovation would improve drastically.

  • #21269

    omen
    Participant

    Reckon Ninty could be in trouble if they don’t make it powerful enough to allow simple ports from x360 and ps3. Its hard enough in the current model for developers to make money with nintendo games. If they’re going to be restricted to a single console, its going to be even harder.

  • #21270

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I think it’ll have enough umph.

    It’ll be closer to Xbox than PS3.

    Im only going to say thei once – ignore all PS3 specs, wait til the games arrive. Its way more power as a machine, wether that can be tapped is a diff story. I doubt the PS2 has being fully utilized.

    Also, Sony…..lie.

  • #21276

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    SEX!!!!

  • #21277

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Finally they’ve got their Industrial Design right!!!!

    Now where does the Nintentoast go again? ;) ???

    Ah only winding you up kyotokid ;)

  • #21280

    Pete
    Participant

    Apparently that bundled plastic hand facilitates the vertical standing position :wink:

  • #21281

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    How “HANDY” !!!!!! ;)

    Ah hand models is there anything they can’t do???

  • #21282

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Is that real?

    If it is then Nintendo have got the best design out of all the next gen consoles. Very nice!

  • #21285

    RonanHayes
    Participant

    Its a zip drive :D

    but better than the bread bin/health grill

  • #21286

    maniacrobot
    Participant

    Ladies and Gentlemen the world’s largest sim card!! :)

  • #21287

    omen
    Participant

    Is that real?

    If it is then Nintendo have got the best design out of all the next gen consoles. Very nice![/quote:ea45c8cf5f]

    yup, seems to be

  • #21288

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Ladies and Gentlemen the world’s largest sim card!! :)[/quote:c5514c82ce]

    It’s probably for the N-Gage QD3 ;)

  • #21302

    Paul_Conway
    Participant

    Yes that is the console.

    Sex indeed. Pure sex.

    And you can play EVERY NINTENDO game EVER made on it??! Now were talking. Nintendo just owns. Sony and Microsoft with their new processers… Hmph to that. Just have a read for yourself.

    http://eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=59157

    Believe the hype.

  • #21306

    GizmoDX
    Participant

    Yes that is the console.

    Sex indeed. Pure sex.

    And you can play EVERY NINTENDO game EVER made on it??! Now were talking. Nintendo just owns. Sony and Microsoft with their new processers… Hmph to that. Just have a read for yourself.

    http://eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=59157

    Believe the hype.[/quote:fa9cef26b4]

    just saw that!

    amazing, can’t wait for it now.

    mini gameboy aswell, whats that all about eh.

  • #21307

    peter_b
    Participant

    jez been away from the email and computer for a couple of days and got alot of e3 reading to get threw… i did see the ps3 and i must say i dont think it looks that bad. it remains to be seen how well the controller works, but no doubt sony have sank alot of money into it so its probably safe to say it fits nicely in your hands.

  • #21311

    omen
    Participant

    jez been away from the email and computer for a couple of days and got alot of e3 reading to get threw… i did see the ps3 and i must say i dont think it looks that bad. it remains to be seen how well the controller works, but no doubt sony have sank alot of money into it so its probably safe to say it fits nicely in your hands.[/quote:d23ac36ebd]
    Bah…get away to the ps3 thread with this talk!

    Measuring 4 inches wide, 2 inches tall and 0.7 inches deep; and weighing just 2.8 ounces, the silver-clad Micro is probably the slickest — or at the very least, most portable — Game Boy hardware yet. Better yet, it will play all the GBA and Game Boy games currently handled by the GBA SP.[/quote:d23ac36ebd]
    http://gameboy.ign.com/articles/615/615160p1.html

  • #21318

    omen
    Participant

    There’s a viewer’s responce to the three consoles on the bbc website. Strangely all of the talk about Nintendo, but I think this is probably the best comment there.

    Nintendo should be a little worried if nothing else. While they’ve always slammed the competition on hardware, with amazing design, cool features, and great ideas they need to catch up with what the public wants. Sony and Microsoft have opened themselves up to different ideas in terms of games plots and content while Nintendo holds on to it’s image as a family company. There’s nothing wrong with making kid friendly non-violent games but why not allow some new stuff to come out? [/quote:964c1ef228]

  • #21540

    gizmo
    Participant

    Little update…
    http://eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=59341

    Looks like they’ll be charging per game but also having promotions like with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It was to be expected I suppose, now lets just hope they’re not charging too much!

  • #21738

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    NOA vice president George Harrison talks ’bout a Revolution….Harrison then confirmed that past-gen, Nintendo-created titles will indeed be downloadable for free.[/quote:61892bb268]

    i wonder what ones will be free: NES?…nice, SNES…cool,N64?… brill, GameCube?…. no way!

  • #21740

    gizmo
    Participant

    Well although I doubted that Game Cube games would be made available, supposedly Harrison was talking about how Mario Sunshine would be on the downloadable list…hrm I wonder what the filesize of the GC games is like…

  • #21743

    peter_b
    Participant

    most likely snes\nes i’d say. Its unlikely nintendo are going to give away newer games which actually look good(graphics etc). Gamecube games i dont think would be classified as retro also.

  • #21744

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    Nintendo has finished collating and formatting all 221 of its first-party NES, SNES and N64 titles, which will be offered to Revolution users via free download when new the hardware launches in 2006.

    According to an article in the latest issue of Japanese games magazine Famitsu, Nintendo will definitely offer every first-party title it’s ever published for its three pre-Cube consoles for free download from day one.

    Famitsu also reconfirmed that Nintendo will allow third-parties to make any number of their games available, though points out that the pricing of such titles is at the discretion of the publisher in question and as such won’t necessarily be free.

    While it’s clear Nintendo’s motive for offering its back-catalogue to customers for free is to shift its new console, third-party publishers have no self-serving motive for giving their games to Nintendo for free, so are expected to use their titles to add purchasing incentive to their own Revolution game releases.

    Famitsu has also published new results for its ongoing reader survey, where readers vote for which next-gen console they’re most interested in.

    Revolution is once again on top, slightly extending its lead with 43% of the vote, while PS3 has suffered a big drop on previous results to 35%, and Xbox 360 has climbed to 22%.[/quote:5141861327]

    mario 64 anyone?

  • #21747

    lk_
    Participant

    That’s probably the best looking of the next gen consoles. I can’t get over the size of the thing. It looks the size of a hard back book!!

    Forget Mario 64, think Mario 128. God only knows what Miyamoto has planned.

  • #21896

    Pete
    Participant

    Forget Mario 64, think Mario 128. God only knows what Miyamoto has planned.[/quote:cb8e52d133]

    He plans for it to be literally TWICE the size of Mario 64… :lol:

  • #21898

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    btw it looks like they are not going to be directly free, you can don’t load say all the mario games when you buy the new mario or say when the new metriod is going be be released in Dec you can download the old ones the months before as par of the hype

  • #21899

    omen
    Participant

    Nintendo has finished collating and formatting all 221 of its first-party NES, SNES and N64 titles, which will be offered to Revolution users via free download when new the hardware launches in 2006. [/quote:0a9138268f]

    Wrong….

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has denied rumours that the company plans to distribute its first-party back catalogue for free on the forthcoming Revolution console, but said that some old games may be used as bonus or trial content[/quote:0a9138268f]

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=9389

  • #21948

    gizmo
    Participant

    Bad move out of Nintendo there, the profits they make from downloadable content will pale in significance to the revenues that would have been generated from the extra sales of the consoles on the basis of free classic games in my opinion… :?

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