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Thursday March 10, 2005 7:43 pm

Nintendo At GDC: Revolution Backwards Compatible

Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Corporate News, Video Games

Nintendo RevolutionIn news that makes me smile with glee, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced that the companies next-generation console - codenamed “Revolution” - will be backwards compatible with Nintendo Gamecube games. This move adds a lot of power to Nintendo as the next generation race begins to heat up. Microsoft has been trying to tie this feature into the Xbox 2/360 feature set, and has been having difficulty doing so. Having a system be backwards compatible immediately makes it more appealing, as it has hundreds of titles available to play right out of the gate. Iwata also confirmed that the Revolution will come with integrated WiFi capabilities. From the way he was talking at the Game Developers Conference, it seems that Nintendo is finally going to get on board with the online gaming world.

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and i was gonna get a gc! not just yet!

backward compatibility is a very very good thing, it means you can trade in your own console (making the rev cheaper) and still be able to play all the games you have. that said, right now i dont care about the revolutin… i just want the new zelda. the trailer they played looks incredible.

that’s a great idea—I wish more companies would follow suit

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