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Sunday, May the 15th, 2005

The revolution is near.

I don’t oft partake in memes or take pleasure in speading delightful rumours, but this is too much even for me to let slide. For the easily orgasmic in the audience, here’s your fix — a fan’s rendition of what the revolution ought to be.

On the one hand, you have the XBox 360 and PS3 with (a lot) more of the same old, and Revolution, strictly hush-hush, but also probably more of the same old, and on the other, we have these sorts of dreamers.

Proximity radar, 3D glasses, holograms, 4-speaker surround sound headset?

A geek can dream can’t he?

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4 Responses to “NitendoON”

  1. Adi says:

    Console wars really becoming big. Xbox 360 was unveiled amidst high fan fare and what did they show? 11 seconds of the real Xbox 360? No one even picked up the controller much less touched the system. All they showed was eye candy streamer of Perfect something. Hmm. I’ll wait and watch. For now, I’ll stick to GBA and Final Fantasy X which still rocks!

  2. wahgnube says:

    That’s the point, since they’re all overhyped fluff about what really is more of the same old, I found this person’s ideas quite refreshing.

    At the moment though, with what little I’ve gathered through all the noise, the XBox 360 is coming out first, the Playstation 3 is easily the most powerful, and the Revolution isn’t particularly revolutionary.

    Which is not to say I won’t own one when it’s out.

  3. Adi says:

    I really fancy the idea of Revolution offering classic(NES, SNES…etc.) games for downloads. Nintendo didn’t reveal much. They’re a seperate entity altogether. They’re focussing on content and changing how games are meant to be played. There are rumours about DS-Revolution integration and whole lotta other speculations about its innovation. Interesting. They aren’t even trying to boast high-funda specs and all as far as I know.

    It’s pretty much PS3 vs XboX360. Two biggies trying to show who the boss is. I was suprised that M$ didn’t mention whether 360 would be backward compatible. That’s a bummer. Hmm.

    Gameboy Micro is so damn cute.

  4. wahgnube says:

    The Nintendo classics download seems like a great idea. I can’t wait to play SMB (and SMB 3 in particular) and feel like a few-year-old again.

    I have a sinking feeling they aren’t boasting specs, because they’re not anywhere near the other two in comparison. It is just, after looking at the new Zelda, and the kind of shock-and-awe that Sony is pulling off, I’m almost certain the Revolution is clearly underpowered compared to the other two consoles, leaving it to again be decreed as some niche product, for kids and some die hard fans who won’t listen.

    Apparently, the XBox 360 is backward compatible, for “popular franchises”, or something like that. Meaning, I guess, it is powerful enough to run an x86 emulation layer that the older XBox games can happily run on, but they will only check and ensure this for their money making games.


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