New Revolution rumors!

kuyu

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God I hope this one is true...

http://brokensaints.com/blog/?p=48

According to the link above, the NR will feature stereoscopic 3d. I've done some research, and this technology is not that crappy "red and blue glasses" stuff. Also, considering the NR will use hi-def capable media, it may be the first 3d movie player to hit the market. Oh, and there is software which can turn any 2D movie into 3D.

Two years ago I went to Universal Studios Island of Adventure. They have a stereoscopic 3D ride called Spiderman. It's amazing. I recall seeing the Green goblin throw a bomb at us from what appeared to be 100 feet away. Spidey grabbed it with web about 6 inches from our faces. Everyone ducked. This tech is extremely cool, and will change the way games are played.

I just hope Sony doesn't pull a microsoft and steal the idea...
 

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kuyu said:
God I hope this one is true...

http://brokensaints.com/blog/?p=48

According to the link above, the NR will feature stereoscopic 3d. I've done some research, and this technology is not that crappy "red and blue glasses" stuff. Also, considering the NR will use hi-def capable media, it may be the first 3d movie player to hit the market. Oh, and there is software which can turn any 2D movie into 3D.

Two years ago I went to Universal Studios Island of Adventure. They have a stereoscopic 3D ride called Spiderman. It's amazing. I recall seeing the Green goblin throw a bomb at us from what appeared to be 100 feet away. Spidey grabbed it with web about 6 inches from our faces. Everyone ducked. This tech is extremely cool, and will change the way games are played.

I just hope Sony doesn't pull a microsoft and steal the idea...
you know how apple tries to keep rumors quiet? same principle here for nintendo. so that the ideas don't go into the hands of the competitor. I honestly cannot wait to see the next nintendo system because that's really all i am interested in. this xbox thing can die a long painful death, i can see the ps3 being useful for some types of games, but i am a big fan of the nintendo games, especially their in house development, like pikman for example. being 22 and still playing nintendo games, ah somethings never change :)
 

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I'm highly skeptical of the brokensaints guy- he seems to have taken some stuff out of context. Further, he doesn't seem to have any more authority than the other leaks.

Yes, Nintedno has patents and showed technology for 3d, but it has been used already in a game IIRC. Check the patent dates.


I'm more inclined to believe this "insider":

Aries Says:
April 26th, 2005 at 4:41 pm

Here you go:

Brooke got some things right, but much of it is flawed. I don’t know whether he just made up a lot of that stuff, because many of the points have been disproven before. For instance, Game Informer wrote an article on the next generation consoles in which it claims the Revolution’s controller will have one giant touch screen. I’m thinking this is where Brooke got that idea. The Revolution will not have a touch screen. Iwata has stated this before. The controller will be quite normal in the sense that it will have a d-pad and buttons. Like I said, I’m not going to tell you the revolutionary aspect of the system. Nintendo has some cool pre E3 plans for that.

First off, the 3D visuals he mentioned have nothing to do with the system. Nintendo isn’t crazy.

It will also have gyroscopic controls, but like Brooke said, not all the games will use it. For instance, earlier I mentioned Nintendo has a Halo killer in development for the Revolution. This game will use the gyroscopic controls for aiming as wel as other things. Our game isn’t using this function.

The controller will be wireless; he’s right about that. As you also know, the Xbox 360’s controllers will be wireless as well. Where do you think they got this idea? That’s why Nintendo is still trying to determine what to show at E3. From what I’ve heard, they will show the design of the system as well as games. I’ll tell you about the software later though.

The controller will also be pressure sensitive. The pressure you put into it will determine certain things, such as movement. This is another optional capibility. Someone on Nintendo’s board mentioned this months ago. They said that “touching is good, but feeling is better.” This may sound strange, but it provides great controls. Racing games will really be helped by this control setting.

The Nintendo Revolution will also include voice control more advanced than anything seen so far. Nintendogs is just the beginning. To achieve this, Nintendo sent us headsets (similar to ones you can use for Xbox Live) that are wirelessless communicating with the console. Imagine being able to merely call for an airstrike or reload your gun by giving out commands orally. So far, we have put this feature to the test the most; as you can see, I’m excited over this feature.

From a graphical perspective, the Nintendo Revolution is very powerful. Many people seem to think this won’t be the case, but rest assured. The games I saw while working at Nintendo were very beautiful. I’ll tell you about those later.

As Nintendo has stated before, the system will be online. In my eyes, the online system they have set up is the most revolutionary part of the system. While Sony and Microsoft are busy turning their systems into trojan horses for their other electronic devices, Nintendo is going to use the Revolution for direct communication with gamers. The only way I can describe it is as an internet service. Imagine turning it on and checking your mail on the system. You see previews and demos of DS and Revolution games that you can download. A magazine similar to Nintendo Power will be exclusive to the system, and you will be able to access it on the Revolution’s homepage. As you check you mail, you will also see various invitations from gamers on your buddy list who want to play you. There are so many other ways this is going to be used. Once the Revolution comes out, there will be no reason to hang out on message boards. Message boards as well as chat rooms will be available on the Revolution so that gamers can discuss and challenge each other all day. And the best thing is that the entire thing is totally free and easy to use. Why play Madden on Xbox Live when you’ll be able to play it for free on the Revolution with much better services?

That’s all I’m going to reveal for now. There are some very interesting games in the horizon for the Revolution; I’ll talk about them later.




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April 26th, 2005 at 5:04 pm

Like Brooke said, console ideas are nothing without good games. Once you see the games, you will understand. I would go as far to say that the Revolution isn’t as revolutionary as Nintendo is saying. It should be called the Nintendo Simplicity, because every aspect I mentioned greatly simplifies the gaming experience. For instance, the pressure sensitive grips on the controller make racing games much easier to control and play. Wave Race (yes, it will be at E3) is going to be very impressive because it will use this function. It will be sort of like controlling a game with one of those stress balls. You squeeze it and you go faster. It’s hard to explain though.

Don’t expect to see too much if any of the controller at E3 though. Nintendo is still trying to decide what to show and what not to show. The games will be revealed, as well as specs and the system design. But the controller is still being considered.

To Jesus: when you see the voice controls, you will be blown away. Go back and watch some sci fi movies with voice controlled vehicles (such as AI or I am Robot).




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April 26th, 2005 at 2:14 pm

You guys are still talking about the 3D angle of that article? Check the date of the patent in question. This has already been used in a game that’s out right now. I would suggest you pay attention to IGN or N-Sider more.

Like I said, I’m going to give out some details on the next gen hardware, especially the Nintendo Revolution. You guys already know a lot of information on the Xbox 360; you guys have already seen the specs of the system. Gamespy released them around GDC. I was at GDC, and I’ll fill you in on some stuff that IGN can’t talk about. Specs and details on the Nintendo Revolution were given out to developers during the conference. I can verify that my company as well as EA and Midway received them at GDC. I’m positive other publishers received them as well.

From what I’ve heard, Capcom and Namco are sold on the Revolution and are currently playing around with the development kits. I don’t know whether they are actually making games for it though. I was suprised to hear that Square Soft has a game in development for the Revolution. It will be at E3 as well as some other next gen titles for the PS3.

I’m currently working on a game for the Revolution as well. I can’t guarantee that it will be at E3 though. I think people are going to be very suprised. When I worked with Nintendo, I was able to see the earliest builds of the system. It has come a long way, to say the least. There are a lot of graphics whores out there who feel the Revolution will be a weak system. They will be very suprised come E3. Microsoft is banking on stealing the show, but I think they will be upstaged by Nintendo as well as Sony. It’s going to be very funny to see them trying to get people excited about Perfect Dark 0 when both Nintendo and Sony will be showing off Halo killers.






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April 26th, 2005 at 3:28 pm



I’m not going to share specs with you because they aren’t really that important. I think Iwata said something like that when asked the same question. All three consoles are going to be very powerful, trust me. I’ll give you some information though: it will be more powerful than the Xbox 360. Much more powerful. Many gamers seem to think it will be as powerful as the GBA or something. That isn’t the case at all. From what I saw during my time their as well as our game, it will be very capible.

But having the most powerful console doesn’t guarantee that gamers are going to buy it. Software sells the games. And if that statement holds true next generation, the Nintendo Revolution will be very popular.

In my next post I will “spill the beans” on everything I know about the Revolution. I’ll give you some hints though. All the rumors out there are not mere rumors. Some are planted by people who are working on the consoles. In fact, Nintendo is doing this right now with the information they’ve released on the Revolution. You are going to see why Nintendo hasn’t just come out and said confirmed that the Revolution is going to be very powerful. You’re going to be punk’d by them in a couple weeks. Pay attention to the boards, especially Nintendo’s board. It’s much better than OurColony.

Very interesting. And very cool, either way.

I'm hoping this guy is right (I added the bold BTW).

One way to see if he's telling the truth or not; we'll see if Wave Race appears at E3 for Revolution in a demo. If it does, he's telling the truth, and we know the truth about the Rev.
 

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They're just now adding pressure sensitivity... you mean beating the hell out of the A button on the NES didn't make Mario jump higher?

Well I'll be damned... ;)
 

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DavidLeblond said:
They're just now adding pressure sensitivity... you mean beating the hell out of the A button on the NES didn't make Mario jump higher?

Well I'll be damned... ;)
Heh, I don't think he means the buttons, the PS2 already has pressure sensitivity (pushing the X button down harder makes you accelerate faster in GT3, for example, to a point).


He means the grips of the controller I believe. So you could squeeze the controller to accelerate and relax to decelerate. Cool idea.
 

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kuyu said:
GFLPraxis, what forum are those posts from??? Cool insights, to say the least.
I'm not actually sure, someone else passed them to me. I'll ask and give you the answer when he responds.
 

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This could be true, as I did research into autostereoscopic displays last year for my masters disertation, and our lecturer said Sharps biggest customer for their displays was.....Nintendo. Saying that, i hope it's not true. The screen are terrible unless you are correct distance and angle, plus they hurt your eyes very quickly. This will be made worse with moving images in games where you are concentrating hard. Plus nintendos biggest market iskids, and with their eyes still developing, the 3d displays could possibly damage their eyes. Unless there has been a lot of progress in the last few months then nintendo could be in for a lot of lawsuits. Plus the costs are very expensive at the moment.
 

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I'm really starting to think the one I posted (the guy who said Nintendo is NOT using stereoscopic 3D because they are not stupid, reveals some info and claims to be working for a company developing a Rev game) is on the mark.

Something I forgot to mention! THE GUY WHOS POST I QUOTED ABOVE:
He claims to work for Sega.


Some of the things he claimed are that Nintendo are working on a Halo-killer FPS, and that he was at GDC with the devs and can confirm that EA and Midway and Sega (his company) received dev kits after that and that Capcom and Namco are sold on the Revolution, and even SquareSoft is making a game.

He also stated that a Wave Race game for Revolution is under production and should appear at E3 2005.

Shortly afterward, this French article appeared. Note the bold:

Techniquement, la Revo (et la PS3) se démarqueront nettement de la Xbox360.

Oubliez l'idée de reliëf.

Les pads seront sans fil.
Pas d'écran tactile, le pad sera "normal" dans le sens où il aura un(e) croix/stick directionell(e) et des boutons.
Il y aura bien des gyroscopes bien que tous les jeux ne les utiliseront pas.
Le pad reconnaitra aussi la pression exercée dessus (“touching is good, but feeling is better.”) Il compare ça aux balles anti-stress qu'on écrase.

Le pad ne sera sans doute pas dévoilé à l'E3. Nintendo présentera des jeux en vidéo, les spécificités de la console ainsi que son design, mais les pads ne sont pas finalisés.

La console sera online, et il considère cet aspect comme le plus impressionant. Imaginez des previews et démos de jeux Revo et DS, des invitations par d'autres joueurs, un magazine Nintendo en ligne, des services de chat, des forums... le tout entièrement gratuit.

La reconnaissance vocale sera de la partie, mais de façon bien plus remarquable que ce qu'on connait. (il parle d'un ensemble casque/micro sans fil)
Un autre posteur spécule sur un dictionnaire de reconnaissance vocale directement intégré à la console, et Aries répond qu'il brûle. Le service online pourra servir à des upgrades, notamment des patches pour ce dictionnaire.

Le mot "revolution" est sans doute trompeur, il pense qu'il faudrait insister sur "simplicité".

Il y a encore une grosse surprise en plus de tout ça. Nintendo lachera un indice innocent en début d'E3 et qui ne prendra tout son sens que plus tard. (il conseille d'attendre et de ne pas se sentir déçu le premier jour. Il laisse entendre que le format des disques est une pièce du puzzle)

EA, Capcom, Namco, Konami, Majesto, Square font partie des tiers qui développent sur revo.

SquareEnix montrera un jeu dès l'E3.

Sega bosse sur 3 jeux Revo,
assez différents de ce qu'ils font d'habitude (cf. Condemned sur Xbox360) à une exception près, plus typique de la marque mais qui utilisera toutes les fonctions de la console.

La boite pour laquelle bosse Aries développe un nouveau Vectorman sur Revo, pour le compte de Sega.

Un posteur mentionne Silicon Knights et il répond qu'ils auront un des jeux les plus mémorables de cet E3 (sans doute un jeu Xbox360)

La version Revo du nouveau Madden d'EA aura tellement d'ajouts propres à la console que la version Xbox360 sera toute naze à coté. ^^

Il glisse un petit mot sur Zoonami en disant qu'ils pourraient avoir de meilleurs personnages que Sam Fisher et Solid Snake...

Le jeu Namco n'est pas SoulCalibur3.

Activision travaille sur des portages de leurs jeux Xbox360, donc leurs futurs titres Revo seront visibles chez Microsoft.

Il a vu 7 titres Nintendo en cours de dévloppement dont certains seulement seront montrés à l'E3:

-Un Mario, distinct de Mario128 qui sortira bien sur GC, et qui selon lui est au niveau de Mario64 et utilisera toutes les fonctions de la Revo.

-Un Smash Bros, qui utilisera à fond le service en ligne, des persos customisables (Mario look 90s, look 80s etc. au choix) de nouveaux coups, des environnements destructibles, de nouveaux modes (un Paper Mode, comme Paper Mario, et un mode cell shaded comme WW, en plus des Metal, Giant et Small) et d'autres surprises.

-Un FPS
par Retro. Il ne s'agit pas de Metroid.
Le joueur pourra sélectionner son camp et les armes biologiques seront très présentes. Il donne l'exemple d'une usine de produits chimiques où l'on répandrait des substances toxiques qui brouilleraient la vue, inverseraient ou ralentiraient les commandes, voire feraient chauffer la manette (!) Incarner un alien permet de "féconder" un humain d'où sortira un NPC que vous contrôlerez par la voix...

-Un Wave Race qu'il qualifie de GT des jeux de course nautiques.

-Une nouvelle licence, adulte, et développée en partenariat avec Kojima. Il compare le jeu à un mix apocalyptique de Zelda et Ninja Gaiden.

-Camelot travaille sur un nouveau RPG (non, pas Golden Sun) censé concurrencer FF
So note the bolds.

EA, Midway, Namco, Capcom, Sega, and Square (ALL the companies he listed) are making Revolution games.

There is an FPS in works from Retro for Nintendo

There is a Wave Race game.

Practically confirms everything the guy said, eh?
 

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Okay, found it. Aries' posts are all on the comments part of the BrokenSaints blog!


HOWEVER, they are no longer reliable. On the blog you don't register your name. After making those posts and telling the BrokenSaints guy he was wrong like he did in the first one, he basicly got attacked by trolls and BrokenSaints fanboys who started writing replies like "I made everything up!" or "The Revolution is using such and such technology!" using the same name, Aries, and it is very difficult to tell which ones are actually posted by the original poster. :(

So only his first posts (the ones I quoted) are reliable, the other ones it is impossible to know who wrote them.
 

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Squeeze this!

So to go faster in a racing game I would have to squeeze the controller? That sounds perverse. Things like stress balls freak me out. I would rather use a GC-controller-style shoulder button instead of something like that.

As for the 3D, the original rumour was not about 3D displays like the LCDs available for computers; it was about R2D2 style projection.

For me the most exciting rumour here is the one about the next console going online for free. Nintendo specialises in multiplayer games like Mario Party, Mario Cart, Mario Tennis, etc. Playing those games online would make the next console something special.

Now what's this about a 'Halo killer'?
 

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Sol said:
So to go faster in a racing game I would have to squeeze the controller? That sounds perverse. Things like stress balls freak me out. I would rather use a GC-controller-style shoulder button instead of something like that.

As for the 3D, the original rumour was not about 3D displays like the LCDs available for computers; it was about R2D2 style projection.

For me the most exciting rumour here is the one about the next console going online for free. Nintendo specialises in multiplayer games like Mario Party, Mario Cart, Mario Tennis, etc. Playing those games online would make the next console something special.

Now what's this about a 'Halo killer'?
i doubt prejection netc. but the rest alone: "free online" (free without your internet fess of course),gyroscoptic conrollers and perhap even head set as stadnard simply sounds awesome
combine it with better hardware than the xbox 360 and perhaps a VGA conections and it slooks like a killer to me
 

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Sol said:
So to go faster in a racing game I would have to squeeze the controller? That sounds perverse. Things like stress balls freak me out. I would rather use a GC-controller-style shoulder button instead of something like that.
So we go from touching is good to squeezing is good. Nintendo is scaring me.

lol, actually it sounds kinda cool. Grip it tight to accelerate, release to decelerate. Theres probably an option to use a shoulder button though, like he said all features are optional for developers.
As for the 3D, the original rumour was not about 3D displays like the LCDs available for computers; it was about R2D2 style projection.

For me the most exciting rumour here is the one about the next console going online for free. Nintendo specialises in multiplayer games like Mario Party, Mario Cart, Mario Tennis, etc. Playing those games online would make the next console something special.
Thats no rumor. Well kinda sorta.
Nintendo officially announced that DS online is free, and that the work on the DS online will be going into the Revolution online, so its a reasonable assumption that Revolution online is free. Yay! :D


Now what's this about a 'Halo killer'?
The french article made mention to an FPS being developed by Rare, possibly Metroid :D

Online Metroid with gyroscopic control. WOW. Goodbye Halo.
 

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takao said:
i doubt prejection netc. but the rest alone: "free online" (free without your internet fess of course),gyroscoptic conrollers and perhap even head set as stadnard simply sounds awesome
combine it with better hardware than the xbox 360 and perhaps a VGA conections and it slooks like a killer to me

Actually it should be pointed out that VGA connection is official!

Quoting the Revolution IGN FAQ:

Q: Will Revolution hook up to a television?

A: Yes. It will also be able to interface with a computer monitor. In June 2004 Nintendo engineer Genyo Takeda said: "You'll be able to play [Revolution] not just by linking up to a television but to a computer monitor as well."
Well it might be DVI instead of VGA, we'll find out...
 

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Okay, I found some more of Aries' info before fifty people started posting from his name on the 28th.

Silicon Knights is not developing for the Nintendo Revolution right now. They will show off some Xbox 360 games at E3; I can confirm that. Matt saw the game, and he knows what they are up to. Once he is able to talk about it, he will reveal his information to you.

Like I said, I know as much about Resident Evil 5 as you do. I would guess it is going to be a current generation game. If Capcom could have it ready for the holidays (to combat the Xbox 360), it would come out then. But that’s just my own speculation (and hope; RE4 is amazing).

I can confirm that Nintendo is currently working on many Revolution titles. Most are just in the planning stages, but I have seen video of seven. I’m sure at least three or four of these games will be at E3 in video form. Perhaps more; we will see at E3. Outside of our game, there are six 3rd party games that I have heard of. As I mentioned earlier, Square Enix (happy now?) is developing a new game for the Revolution. EA, Sega, Zoonami, Namco, and Activision are currently working on games.

3rd party information:

EA is playing around with the Revolution’s capibilities, implementing them into another Madden game. This isn’t really news though. From what I’ve heard, they are really going out of their way to make this more than just a port. Voice controls are being used to the max in this title. Calling out audibles will be used this way. The wireless capibilities of the system are also going to be used. Like I said, there will be no reason to buy Madden for the Xbox 360 when the Revolution version comes out.

Sega is developing three games for the Revolution that should be at E3. I’m not going to reveal too much on what they are up to for obvious reasons. The three games I listed does not include the game we are developing for them. You will be very suprised at what they are doing. I’m sure you have heard of the Xbox 360 title Condemned that they are working on. This game is something that many wouldn’t expect Sega to make; you won’t expect what you will see at E3. The other game they have is a typical, quirky Sega game. It’s very interesting in the sense that it uses all the system’s capibilities.

Zoonami has already given out some hints on what they are working on. I have always felt that Sam Fisher is a much better character than Solid Snake. Zoonami just might have some characters that are better than both of them.

Namco is working on a Revolution game, but I don’t have details on it. I am sure that it is not a Soul Caliber III port. I don’t see why they just won’t add online play and Link and Ganon to the game and release it as a launch title. That would be a very smart move.

Activision is working on some ports for the Revolution. You will see what they have for the Xbox 360 at E3. At least one of these games will be ported to the Revolution for its launch.

On 1st party information:

Like I said, I have seen seven Nintendo titles, some of which will be at E3. When the DS was launced, it had one sub par 1st party game. This will not be the case with the Revolution’s launch. If they were to release all the games I’ve seen at launch, it would easily be the best launch ever for a console.

I can confirm that Nintendo is working on a new, orignal Mario game. In my opinion, the last few Miyamoto games havn’t been that interesting. This will change with this game. Like Mario 64 for the N64, this game will introduce all of the capibilities of the console. It will use the pressure sensitive controls mainly, but the voice controls as well as gyroscopic controls will be used as well. From what I saw, this game will use mini games to introduce many of these schemes. All of these mini games could be released as stand alone games.

A new Super Smash Bros. Melee is in the works as well. This game will demonstrate the online functions of the Revolution. Nintendo has added many new things into the game, included a deeper combat system. Many more special moves are included as well as some very cool suprises. The levels will include some destructible environments, and the characters will be fully customizable. Want to play as Mario in his 80’s outfit? Or would you prefer the 90’s look? It’s your choice. The most innovative part of the game is the different modes. In previous games, you were allowed to play in giant mode, metal mode, small mode, etc. That has changed. You will be able to choose to play in a “Paper” mode (a la Paper Mario), a cel shaded mode (Wind Waker), or Viewtiful Joe-esque mode.

As I said earlier, Retro is working on a Halo killer. This game is going to be one of the best games at E3. In my opinion, StarCraft was the best RTS ever. This game is going to use some similar ideas. In most FPS, you play as a hero trying to save the day. In Retro’s game, they allow you to choose which storyline you want to play, just like StarCraft allows you to play as Terran, Zerg, etc. Biological weapons will play a major part in the game. Imagine fighting in a chemical plant, where toxics are stored everywhere. By shooting them, you emit the toxic. If you get hit by this stuff, many different things may happen. For instance, you may lose sight on the screen, your controls might be inverted or slowed down, etc. Or, if your character gets the fever, the controller might get hot. Very hot. The alien races are very interesting also. You will be able to switch to 3rd person in order to move faster (similar to running in Odd World: Stranger’s Wrath). You will be able to “impregnate” human players by grabbing on to them for a certain amount of time. This will implant a NPC in them, which will burst out at your command, instantly killing the human player. You will then be able to use voice control to command the NPC.

I will reveal what I know about the other four games later.

Note the paragraph on Super Smash Bros most specificly :D
 

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GFLPraxis said:
Okay, I found some more of Aries' info before fifty people started posting from his name on the 28th.




Note the paragraph on Super Smash Bros most specificly :D
And the halo-killer - hot controls!?! That is unbelievably cool! :eek:
I've said it allready, but I'm starting to save up money for this. No doubt.
If these rumours are true, and they find out who this person is, do you think he will be in trouble? :eek:

Paper Mario Smash Bros - should be cool.

And it seems, after all, that Super Mario 128 will not be released for the GameCube then. Maybe it makes sense to wait for the Revolution, so that it will have a very powerful launch-title..
 

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Gameplay innovation not in better graphics

I do not think that it is realistic to expect The World's Greatest Game every time a new 1st party Nintendo game is released. Mario 64 was trully revolutionary because back then 3D graphics for console games was still something new. A lot of gameplay innovations were introduced with that game, including camera control, freeroaming environments, analogue controls, etc. Since then 3D graphics engines have become more powerful but this in itself could not introduce more gameplay innovations, just make the old ones look better.

Nintendo realised that a focus on better audio and visuals would just lead to more of the same. The next generation gameplay innovations will come from new networking and controller functionality. A free online community, like the one rumoured by this insider, could be something special in the hands of Nintendo. I have my doubts about the validity of this wireless controller that can change temperature, feel a squeeze and feature gyroscopes but I am sure that Nintendo will not dissapoint with the controller once again; has it ever?
 

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Sol said:
I have my doubts about the validity of this wireless controller that can change temperature, feel a squeeze and feature gyroscopes but I am sure that Nintendo will not dissapoint with the controller once again; has it ever?
Making such a controller wireless would drain battery, no? So I guess you might be right. On the other hand, gyroscopic without wireless isn't exactly the same.. I really hope it will be this way. I'd be more than happy to charge it more often to get such features.
 

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There's a few ways they could solve the battery life problem though.

A built in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, instead of using AA's. Or better yet,Lithium-Sulfer, Oxyride, or Altair's Li-Ion. Oxyride and Li-S both have longer battery life, while Altair's Li-Ion lasts 300% longer and recharges in two minutes. Any of these would extend battery life or at least make it so we don't have to worry about buying new batteries all the time.

I don't see where you guys are getting the "change temperature" part on the controller, I don't see that anywhere in Aries' post or the blog.


EDIT: I see, I was searching for temperature, should have looked for "hot".
Well heat isn't too hard to do, my PowerBook does it on its own :D