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Tuesday November 1, 2005 9:46 pm

Will You Join The Revolution?


Nintendo RevolutionOf all the next generation game consoles coming out, the only one I’m really excited about is the Nintendo Revolution. With the recent rumors surrounding the Revolution’s release, it got me thinking back to when the controller was first announced.  Upon seeing the controller, I was taken aback.  My gut reaction was that it had to be a joke, or some kind of mistake. Then when I read what the thing is capable of, I hopped on board. The possibilities it represents are staggering. Sure, the Revolution might not get a lot of the games featured on the PS3 or 360, but then again, the Revolution is going to have some pretty awesome exclusives.




More than that, I have to applaud Nintendo for taking a risk and trying to carve out a niche for itself.  Lets face it, the video game business is a harsh mistress.  What, you don’t believe me?  Go talk to that Dreamcast weeping in the corner.  Oh sure, the Dreamcast was a nice system, but it just couldn’t compete on the same level as the others.  Some made the same argument of Nintendo’s Gamecube, saying that if Nintendo didn’t step up to the plate with the Revolution, Nintendo would share the same fate as Sega did in the console business. 

Well, I believe that Nintendo’s new controller is going to be what gives Nintendo a fighting chance in the upcoming battle.  Moreover, I believe it will even enable the Revolution to prosper.  Beyond being a traditional gaming system like the PS3 and 360 will be, the Revolution offers something different that many people are going to find attractive.  All three consoles will offer improved graphics, etc., etc.  The thing is, that has become par for the course for every new iteration system.  It is nothing extraordinary.  What the Revolution offers is something different.  Something that, if implemented properly, will offer a whole new dimension in game play.  If nothing else, the Revolution will be the “extra” system people purchase to complement their “main” console.  Its small form factor even helps out with that. 

As a bonus, the fact that I will be able to play old world Nintendo games is what made the Revolution attractive to begin with.  I can’t wait.

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That might be the ugliest/stupidest thing in the whole world.  I’m glad I won’t be buying the Revolution…

I have to agree. The only cool thing is that if you swign it plays on the tv. Otherwise this could be the death of Nintendo.

There’s more to it than just looks.. I think it’s a great idea….

There’s more to it than just looks.. I think it’s a great idea….

I read the whole article on Up1 and to be honest it just doesn’t attract me. It’s a cool concept but I don’t know if your everyday gamer is going to get this.

Well I didn’t really like the N64 one either in the beginning, but Nintendo has never done me wrong so I’ll still get a Revolution for the experience. And I always like the games.

Well I didn’t really like the N64 one either in the beginning, but Nintendo has never done me wrong so I’ll still get a Revolution for the experience. And I always like the games.

Never done you wrong? Gamecube anyone?
This idea is hit or miss.
It could mean the end of Nintendo as well as the reflourishing of it’s power.

Well I didn’t really like the N64 one either in the beginning, but Nintendo has never done me wrong so I’ll still get a Revolution for the experience. And I always like the games.

Never done you wrong? Gamecube anyone?
This idea is hit or miss.
It could mean the end of Nintendo as well as the reflourishing of it’s power.

Yeah Nintendo has been slumping since N64.  They make games for kids like Pokemon.  I love Zelda but its not worth me buying a system for 1 game.  I’ll stick with my 360 and PS2…

are you guys joking? did you read the entire 1Up article? The controller looks amazing it looks like a magic wand. The only thing i think it will be hard to play is first person shooters but i play those on a PC. The revolution will be truly amazing as long as nitendo offers a large variety of games it will be hands down the best. They are launching last because they want to watch the other consoles and see what microsoft and sony screw up then perfect it in their console. They haven’t given you the specs yet because there still working on the machine the graphics will easily destroy sony and definetly microsoft.

are you guys joking? did you read the entire 1Up article? The controller looks amazing it looks like a magic wand. The only thing i think it will be hard to play is first person shooters but i play those on a PC. The revolution will be truly amazing as long as nitendo offers a large variety of games it will be hands down the best. They are launching last because they want to watch the other consoles and see what microsoft and sony screw up then perfect it in their console. They haven’t given you the specs yet because there still working on the machine the graphics will easily destroy sony and definetly microsoft.

If you like Mario and Pokemon I’m sure it will be a fun system…

Imagine 4 people playing with those controllers, wouldn’t it look so retarded?

Imagine 4 people playing with those controllers, wouldn’t it look so retarded?

How the hell can you play Madden on those things?

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i think i’m going to wait until a clone of the controller shows up for computers… even though the main reason i hate consoles is the gamepad, the flexibility of playing games on computers (mods, etc) still makes it more worthwhile.

i’m thinking bak to playing shooting games with plastic pistols in arcades… if the aim was calibrated, those things p0wn3d

Sure it is, so the Dreamcast wasn’t as powerful as the other systems, did you see what happened to Sega?3

I agree Gameplay over Specs, but many others don’t Still the Revolution doesn’t catch my attention the least bit.


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