I'm not sure what people expect of how their cosole looks, I care more about how it performs.
XBox - clunky yet the games I have for it make up for it, I don't care that its a clunker compared to the compact GameCube and slim (not the new one but in relation to) PS2 next to it.
I rate the consoles "looks" in order
Revolution is simple - no flair because none is need, its a gaming box and that is all it needs to be. Its small and sleek.
360, much better than the first XBox, should be easier for storing in a cramped media cabinet.
PS3, looks like a BOSE unit. While it is the most "unique" of the 3, it has the obvious weakness of not being stackable, definately not with the cuved top if lying flat.
However I think that Revolution's compactness might hinder its performance, I simply don't see how they can pack the power of the PS3 or 360 into such a tiny frame without heating issues - that is unless they've got something very secret going down with IBM and ATI. I wouldn't be totally suprised if they did, considering they've been working with the two companies since GameCube, giving them the head start on MS and Sony, but the simply don't have the money that the other two companies do. They can't do a quick job and slam a bunch of powerful parts together quickly and be first to market like M$ and still have a powerful system when the others are done, and they can't spend the money to co-develop something like Cell with IBM - or maybe the can, I'm assuming too much maybe. However, the fact we haven't really heard much of anything about it is wierd.
Man, the Revolution is so small but has so many capabilities. It's like some kind of alien technology. j/k
The whole NES, SNES, N64 download thing is what really excites me. Also, hooking it up to my gorgeous computer display... the Revolution is gonna pwn guaranteed. Micro$ shouldn't even bother. Anything the 360 has, the Revolution and PS3 will have, and more.
I suggest playing the GC version first... if you can handle the wait. Why do you want your first experience with TP to be a mirrored one? The GC version is superior overall - admit it.
So it looks like the Revolution took a page from the PSP's book and decided to use SD Cards for memory cards. And of course, I too, am excited about the old games option. Hopefully those classic few greats that Nintendo refused to rerelease in the US will finally get some lovin'. (IE: Earthbound, Super Mario RPG, Super Metroid, (maybe Metroid II even) etc.
Ah the revolution.. Now we are back to an era where if you smash/kick/massacre your nintendo product it will indeed die. That was deffanatly one of the strong points about the game cube.
"Your sig... flashes... too much O_o..." "Sometimes, girls need to be told to be to keep in place. So whenever your arm candy starts to speak without being spoken to, I'd suggest you smack her, and/or verbally abuse her. It's the way Jesus would do things. And I follow Jesus. So, don't be sacreligious, and be sure to hit them whenever you see necessary."
I'm not trying to start an argument. But do you honestly prefer the PS3 console and controller design? I've yet to talk to anyone, even Sony fans, that like the look of the thing.
Yes, I like the look of the PS3 better, especially in black. The controller looks weird, but it's only changed a little from the Dual Shock, which I love. The Revolution looks pretty cool as well, but it certainly doesn't look like a Nintendo product, either.
N64 games arent that big. The collectors edition Zelda Disk had LoZ, AoL, OoT, MM and a 20 minute WW demo. So if all that could fit an a Gamecube Disk. I dont think the Revolution is gonna have any problems with space.
So it looks like the Revolution took a page from the PSP's book and decided to use SD Cards for memory cards.
I'm upset that Nintendo never really went through with the SD support for the GameCube via an official adapter. It only works on very few games (well only one that I know of). PS2 could brag about their 8MB mermory cards (bytes not bits) which held so much more than the junk Nintendo put out. Having SD cards would have been awesome, easily allowing for 64MB+ capacity. Granted neither would have been as good as XBox's hard drive.
The "mere" 512MB of flash ram is good for plent of saves and even a few NES/SNES games, but it still is no hard drive. I'd hope we could at least get the option of purchasing one as an add on...
Originally Posted by YoMaNaTiOn
Nintendo on E3 had a very crap appearance...
They didn't show anything about Revolution...
Wake up ninty!
That was pre-E3 conference stuff, we might see more, we might not. After rumors that Nintendo might have stayed away from revealing anything during E3 I'm glad we have as much info as we do.
That does indeed look nice. i like how the cover flips to play GCN games.
i hope Nintendo does better. i hate having to argue with people about how nintendo isn't dead.
-a hard drive
-will be the size of three DVD cases stacked, and only slightly longer
-doesn't look like anyother Nintendo system
-wifi ready (out of box)
-Free online service
-headset to talk to friends online
-be able to hook up with a computer monitor
-can play DVD's with external unit
-can DL old Nintendo games (free?)
They havent really showed us THAT much about revolution... Yet.. The big thing they are obviously hiding for now is the controller. They would not keep the controller out and just show Revolution without purpose. They will more than likely show it as late as possible if it is that big of a difference. Nintendo wants to end E3 on a good note.
I really hope we get to see some more information on Revolution before the end of E3. Even if it's just some video footage of games running on it. Obviously, I'd love to see the controller but I don't think Nintendo is going to reveal that for a long time.
PS3 comes out in March next year, right? Correct me if I'm wrong. Nintendo said they aim to have their console out at the same time as Sony, so they can't possibly wait until next year's E3 to reveal what's so revolutionary about the darn thing. They'll have to spill the beans soon.
Are you guys sure the Revolution will have free online gaming, bacause that sounds to good to be true. So does the downloading the classic Nintendo games thing it seems like something like that would have a fee of some sort.
For first party games at least, Revolution will be free online gaming. Third parties may choose to put a fee for their games. As for downloadable games from eras gone by, I'm not sure if that costs or not. I'd be willing to say there'd be a fee involved there.
watch the press conference...correct me if im wrong (hey im only 99.9% sure on this) but they said that it would be FREE to have the wi-fi wireless and download the nintendo library of games from nes, snes, and n64 games it does sound like something too good to be true, but nintendo realizes that people are downloading hacked roms off the net anyway for those systems...make it official and they have a new enticing feature that noone else has: classics...one thing i still wonder about, ds has wireless and the revolution will have wireless, can you possibly wirelessly hook em together? ds is much better than GBA so its possible it could be fairly well used (when done right...tingle STANK)