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Sega Nintendo RevolutionAlthough Nintendo Revolution owners may not get to play the next Resident Evil on their systems, they will be able to play SEGA games.  SEGA announced this week that they will be showing strong support for Nintendo’s next console.  Details about what types of old games or new entries will be available are scarce, but so are any details on the Revolution itself.  Therefore, instead of citing any tech specs, SEGA’s Simon Jeffrey is pointing to the two companies’ “similar software philosophies” as the reason for the enthusiastic endorsement.

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The forums over at nwizard are abuzz with the possibility of a Nintendo wireless router for the Revolution, which would allow it - and the Nintendo DS - to connect to the Internet. The specs are rumored to have the router connect via USB 2.0 to a users computer and rebroadcast their internet connection. I’m not sure how this differs from standard routers - I’ll be interested to see how it’s priced compared to non-Nintendo branded gear.


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Revolution Think Outside The Box

I don’t know why I am still hearing people say that Nintendo’s new home console, the Revolution, will be launching at the end of 2006. Nintendo has continuously stated that they will not be the last out of the gate this time, and the above image proves that.  They really need to stick to their guns this time, as a lot of their fans are done with the myriad of broken promises given by the Big N. I must say, the poster is sleek, and the whole “Think Outside The Box” thing works for me in a big way. Here’s to hoping they can pull it off.


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Nintendo GamecubeRemember the problems that plagued the N64? Lack of a disc based format and difficult console to develop for. Nintendo tried to fix this with the Gamecube and tried to be cool. “We can match anything our friends over at Sony can do” I was skeptical when I heard that line from Nintendo, but they were right. The Gamecube proved to be a far more capable machine than the PS2. What was achieved? Not much. Nintendo went with a cheaper more efficient disc based format, and even then people looked down on them. While they fixed the problems with the N64, and believe me they fixed quite a bit, they also created many mistakes with the GCN.

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Nintendo Revolution Colors

Even more Revolution news - we can’t get away from this thing. We know Nintendo is big on the buffet of colors they like to showcase their consoles in, but that green-yellow Revolution looks like vomit. Nonetheless, these are the colors they are currently showing off. No word yet on if they will all be available at launch in the US or Japan, but history says no.


Revolution Ports

Check this out - the Nintendo Revolution has controller ports for Nintendo Gamecube controllers. Right next to them lie two Gamecube memory card ports as well. Very cool to see the level of backwards compatibility they are taking with this one, although the location of the ports being on top of the console is a bit suspect. Where does this leave us in terms of the Revolution’s controller? Will it be designed for Revolution, N64, SNES, and NES games while foregoing Gamecube design? Nintendo, can we hurry up with the announcement already? Thanks.

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Nintendo Revolution Retro

Nintendo President Iwata has officially destroyed the rumor that the retro games for the Revolution will be free.  Some of the games will have free trials and bonuses, but the games themselves will not be.  Interestingly enough though, you will be able to download demos of games for your DS through the Revolution. Iwata did not announce any pricing quite yet, but he has stated that some games will be used in promotions like buy one get one free type of deal. This goes directly against what George Harrison said - but Iwata-san is the big Nintendog in the company.

Referring specifically to online rumours that the company would give away its back catalogue for free on the service, Iwata said that “we have no plans to distribute [our back catalogue] without a fee.”

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Nintendo Revolution

In a stunning move leaving me speechless, Nintendo of America VP, George Harrison, has announced that the Revolution will likely sport free emulated retro gaming.  This is a far cry from what they have done in the past with GBA retro titles and what was expected from the system for such a unique service.  The games will be downloadable through an online system, however third parties developers of the past will likely charge some sort of service fee for downloading their games while Nintendo titles will be free and playable online - where applicable.  This is fine, because I’d rather play Mario Kart over Street Fighter online anyway.

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Gears of War

This week I had a discussion about the impending PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Revolution where I emphasized over and over again “We play the games not the specs sheet”. Having gotten that mantra out of the way there are some fascinating possibilities that this massive shift in computing and graphical power would bring to the video game world.

Click to continue reading Future Eye Candy and Game Play Goodies of the PS3, Xbox 360 and Revolution


E3Just because you couldn’t attend the all exclusive press events from the top three names in the industry doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them from the comfort of your own home. Big thanks go to E3Insider and Spike TV for providing the unfortunate public a look at the events. The videos are of the highlights instead of boring you with every single second of the event. These videos are great, because they focus on the most interesting parts of the events and provide a nice look on the inside to the general public. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could provide some goodies to really show the E3 experience? Check out the videos and tell us what you think. We will have our initial impressions of the big three soon.

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