As long as the Revolution comes close to meeting the power demonstrated by its competitors, than it will be fine. It is a very sleek, appealing machine. So far, it has no glaring flaws. Hopefully the revolutionary aspect will narrow the image gap rather than widening it. That is the key in my opinion.
I can't wait to download old games. If it is affordable, I'll be downloading; Mario Brothers, Mario Brothers 3, Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, Mario 64, ALTTP, OoT, MM, Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2, among others. I'd like to try some old games I've missed as well, like Link's Awakening, Kirby, or Earth Bound. It would be great if gameboy and third party games were included in this deal, but I somehow doubt it.
Online play, easy development, affordibility, innovation. The only question is will it stand up visually, and will the games be there to back it up? It is crucial for Nintendo to release more and better games, as well as getting the third parties to back it up.
I'm currently convincing one of my friends to get Twilight Princess, but not a gamecube.
Because I'm telling her to get the game, but wait for Revolution to come out so she won't waste 70 some bucks on a system that's going to become obsolete within months after Twilight Princess launches.
Heck, i'm gonna sell my gamecube so i can buy Revolution. I'll just make sure to have extra money because the money from selling the GC won't be enough, obviously.
What are you talking about? You can't download Gamecube games from the Revolution, its the N64 all the way to the NES.
I imagine the games prices to be pretty cheap being as theirs not going to be any cartridge, cd, packaging, etc and you'll only be paying for the software just like iTunes. I see the games being no more than a couple of £/$ or whatever.
Lemming: I noticed that a lot of stuff that u put down is wrong so here4 is what we really know as of now, if I miss something then feel free to add it.
-slightly longer than 3 DVD cases stacked together
-Plays 12 cm Dual Layer DVDs
-Plays DVD movies with optional adapter
-Free first party Online game service
-512 MB flash drive
-1 or 2 Secure Digital Card slots
-2 USB slots
-Self loading optical media drive that plays GC discs and Rev discs
-can be placed vertically or horizontally
-side flap opens to reveal 4 GC controller ports and 2 GC mem card slots
-Able to download NES, SNES, and N64 games onto flash drive or SD card
-low power consumption (possibly means low heat as well)
-hinted to support HDTV
-dedicated online service (ala free Xbox Live)
-possible connection with DS
There is no conformation for: Gyroscopic or pressure sensitive controllers.
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There hasn't been any notable evidence toward there being a gyroscope in the Revolution's controller; it's kitchy and impractical for most games, and the little evidence available was made more shakey with the release Wario Ware: Twisted.
Pressure sensative buttons would seem to be a given. Both the PS2 and Xbox have already have them, and likely the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well. It'd make sense for the Revolution to have them as well.
the only problem with Nintendo's idea of downloading games is that there is this big problem called emulation. if they charge more than $1 for a game people will either continue with emulation or find ways to uplaod ROMs to the revolution and play them. and trust me they will find ways to upload ROMs to the revoltuion. its already been done with the gamecube, GBA, and several other systems.
yeah...i think this DLing thing is really just a way for them to tell people... look, we know we can't stop roms... so why don't we just give them to you.
And, gyroscopic controllers did seem like they were going to do it.. but with the release of WW: twisted, all evidence is gone, just like Dryth said.
yet, even still... gyroscopic controllers DOES sound like something nintendo would do. and i don't think that it would loose them alot of third party support.
and the pressure senstive... i was under the impression that we were talking about actual pressure sensitive controllers... like the grip pads... not the buttons. maybe i was just mistaken.
I'm a bit skeptical with respect to pressure pads. They'd mean controllers with far less tactile response, which is generally a negative thing in consumer electronics; it's why we still haven't made the move to movement-free keyboards, despite the score of potential benefits. One exception may be the likes of the DS, considering most users are probably accustomed to the response that writing results in, and there can be direct visual response on the screen itself.
Of course, all counter-speculation on my part. Nintendo could very well go ahead with gyroscopic controllers with pressure sensative pads. I simply question how practical both are, and plausible based on what we've already seen.
I know what you mean, Chuc. There's so much mainstream media devoted to PlayStation and XBox and hardly any coverage of Nintendo. There was a story about the Revolution in my local paper this morning - an entire week after it was unveiled. Yet, the Xbox 360 and PS3 stories were there the day after their unveiling.
The reason PS3 and X-Box360 are getting so much press isn't because the media favors it over the Revolution, but because there's nothing of interest to report. Sony and Microsoft obviously sent out a crapload of press releases to hype their products, but since Nintendo hasn't done that, then obviously they're not going to get many articles.
Rest assured, you'll see a tonne of Revo articles once Nintendo actually puts together a press release. But for the time being, media outlets are not waste their time on putting together a piece on a few pictures Nintendo released.
On the contrary, there's quite a few things that Nintendo announced that would make for a good story. First and foremost - free online gaming. Secondly, the downloading of classic games. These two things alone would have made good stories.
In the story in my local paper, there was no mention of these two things, the two biggest things (in my mind) that they announced. The story didn't even include pictures of the console.
It would be nice if Nintendo exploited the mainstream media a bit more. It seems that going into this generation just as in the last, they are relying on their fan base to spread the word.