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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2005, 11:11:15 AM »

I'd rather have a wired controller as well. That way I don't have to deal with maintaining the power source and possibly losing/reducing the rumble feature.
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2005, 01:03:58 PM »

You know I was actually thinking of wireless networking not the controllers, but now that you mentioned it James, the same thing applies.  I also see your point on the battery consumption/rumble.  I have two wavebirds that really only get used when company is over or if a multiplayer game is being played.  I played through RE4 using a regular controller because I like the rumble, especially in a game like RE4.  I also have a Logitech wireless controller for my Xbox that I rarely use because of Live and the wonky analog sticks.
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2005, 01:12:37 PM »

I was going to pick up that new Xbox/Live bluetooth headset, but lost interest when I found out it can only go 15 feet.   I'd like to be able to walk at least 25 feet away with the headset when chatting like a schoolgirl.
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2005, 02:22:08 PM »

I'd like to be able to walk at least 25 feet away with the headset when chatting like a schoolgirl.

Is that how far the bathroom is?
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2005, 02:25:59 PM »

Actually, it's where the PC is.

Once I've got the HTPC built, it'll be a moot point.

Wireless keyboard, HTPC....hey, kinda like WebTV!  :D
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2005, 04:52:23 PM »

Gamecube controller rumble is teh suck.  Very weak on the standard controller, which makes it easy to lose when going to the wavebird.

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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2005, 06:51:40 AM »

I'd prefer wireless controllers.

Xbox corded controllers don't bother me, since they have the breakaway cords (I have a three year old). Come to think of it,  I've never really thought a vibrating controller added much to gameplay and I don't miss it at all when using the Wavebird.
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2005, 11:00:47 AM »

I don't mind the rumble being "weak", to me it still gets the point across.  I don't think the rumble feature is integral to gaming, but I've rather gotten used to it.  I use my wavebirds from time to time and for and GBP game or for games like Super Monkey Ball they're just fine. 

Basically I think there's no reason not to include rumble in first party wireless controllers now days seeing as how companies like Logitech can pull it off so well.
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2005, 11:49:38 AM »

Nintendo may show the Revolution at E3 afterall.

http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000633041095/
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2005, 07:29:03 PM »

Some Revolution details

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The system, which is reportedly tiny, will stand horizontally. Its height will reportedly be no more than three DVD cases stacked flatly on each other, or slightly more than an inch. That makes the console theoretically smaller than Apple's recently released Mac Mini computer.

Although Nintendo has historically selected proprietary media formats, such as the GameCube Optical Disc, for its platforms, the publisher is with Revolution opting for a more standardized medium. The new console will play standard DVD media, according to the company. Nintendo has not yet revealed if Revolution will as a result be able to play Hollywood movies on DVD, but that seems very likely at this point.

According to recent information, Revolution will also be able to play high-definition games and regularly go online.

Mid-2006 release date
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2005, 01:44:10 AM »

From Nintendo

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In its final form, Revolution will be about the thickness of three standard DVD cases and only slightly longer. The versatile Revolution will play either horizontally or vertically, allowing the user total flexibility in setting up a gaming session wherever they have a television.

Thanks to Nintendo's hardware development partners IBM and ATI, the small system will be packed with power that will enable it to wow players with its graphics. Nintendo's legions of loyal fans will be happy to learn that Revolution will be backward compatible, playing both Nintendo GameCube 8cm disks along with its own 12cm optical disks in the same self-loading media drive.

In the next generation, the addition of the Internet will be important to all consoles and particularly important to Nintendo. Revolution will be wireless Internet ready out of the box.
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2005, 01:57:01 AM »

Holy shit, watch this!
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2005, 10:23:01 AM »

Hehe....neat stuff.  The beginning was pretty cool.  As soon as they showed the design of the console I said, "Whaa???".  I must admit the pull back shot of all the castles was great, though.  Very talented artists indeed.

Alas, it is fake.
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2005, 01:08:07 PM »

Well, I hope those guys finagled themselves a job with Nintendo. I'd heard IGN was calling it fake, but I assumed they meant "not Revolution."
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Re: Nintendo Revolution discussion
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2005, 09:52:06 AM »

First details on the revolution:  http://cube.ign.com/articles/615/615019p1.html

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Revolution will be "two-to-three times more powerful than GameCube," according to Nintendo, which also acknowledges that the next-generation race isn't solely about new technologies. By contrast, Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is 13-15 times more powerful than the first, according to the publisher. And Sony says it's PlayStation 3 is roughly 35 times more powerful than PlayStation 2.

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http://media.cube.ign.com/articles/615/615008/img_2788923.html
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