Nintendo DS Demos downloadable off Revolution?! + other Revo and DS news.

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  1. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    http://www.dsrevolution.com/article.php?articleid=660
    http://revo-europe.com/news.php?nid=8252
    http://ds-x2.com/index.php?id=4180


    According to these articles, DS Demos will be downloadable to the Revolution and sent to it wirelessly.

    WOOT!

    Double w00t!




    On the subject of the Revolution's release:
    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=60917
    Whoohoo.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=60953
    Great info, WHOO- wait, Animal Crossing in 2006? I thought it was scheduled for November?


    About the controller:
    Great news.





    On the WiFi Access Point:
    http://revo-europe.com/news.php?nid=8262


    And finally, developer comments.

     
  2. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    weren't you temporarly banned? :confused: ... why..... (sorry just curious, glad to see you back)

    on topic: nintendo continues to roll out surprises... interested to see what happens near launch. :cool:
     
  3. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    the whole online thing is utterly amazing. its like "hey we didn't have online with the cube, but guess what!..."

    downloadable DS demo's is going to be a HUGE HUGE thing. the games are fairly small compared to CD/(mini)DVD/Blu-ray/HD-DVD discs, with sizes so small it was bound to happen.

    funny, i remember hearing a while back that this was going to happen. but now its official its just plain brilliant :)

    the Rev and DS are going to make an outstanding couple. maybe most people felt the Cube to GBA connectivity was a little lacking but this. wow. Nintendo Wifi Connection is going to be godlike. and FREE. this news makes my delayed orders of Advance wars and Nintendogs look so small now.

    i told my sister about all this online stuff. she's really getting into Nintendo, from only playing lame little PC games. she loves the Rev's controller, and her library of DS games. Nintendo are turning the non-gamers :)
     
  5. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    As I understand it the demos have to be under 4 MB, because the DS only has 4 MB of RAM and with the demos it can't load off the cartridge.

    Since the Revo has 512 MB of built in storage... DS-demos-oh-rama! :D
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    seems like nintendo are really hitting back at what the critics get at. no online? ok, we'll do it free and make it kick ass. no demos? ok we'll have them as free downloads, whenever you want. no mass storage (going back to the cart days)? we'll use next gen storage solutions (the almost uncrackable mini DVD's and the 45gb -if you believe the rumours- 12cm discs) with almost non-existant loading times. kiddy games? they're still there along with Resident Evils, Metal Gears, Killer 7's and the rest. oh NOES i cant play the next gen multi-port games? we'll release a shell for the Rev controller with the same number of buttons and features as its rivals, but with gyroscopics!

    ya woo :)
     
  7. MrSugar macrumors 6502a

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    This is a great post. Thanks so much for putting the information in the topics, really made it easy to get the good points out.

    I can only hope that more developers agree with the quote above. This new system of play really has potential to change gaming forever.
     
  8. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    Wow, I was expecting people to complain about all the w00ts (what does that mean, anyway :confused: ). Thanks! :)
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    i have no idea, i started doing it because it annoyed the 'l33t' folk on another forum im on. that and 'ZOMG'... whatever that means! although it could mean "zut-alors! oh my god!" come to think of it.
     
  10. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    And,
    Interesting...
     
  11. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't the GameCube have online capabilities , just not built in? Not many games I know used it, though.
     
  12. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    They did, but Nintendo never came out with an online service. That I know of, only the MMO's (Phantasy Star Online 1 and 2) and Kirby's Air Ride were actually online, and Mario Kart Double Dash used the LAN function (which you can tunnel over the internet via XLink Kai), and that was about it.
     
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    Thanks for an informative post. Good to have you back! :D
     

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