Nintendo Revolution details

Just read how small it's going to be! Backwards compatibility is somewhat of a waste, but it seems like they're going in head first this generation. E3 can't come soon enough.

Comments (11)

What an amazing feature, it will play a DVD!

LKM:

downloading old games is going to be awesome. I wonder how the controller looks, though.

Why not just go to Romnation and download the Roms you want now free? No reason to spend $300 to do so on a new system.

LKM:

> Why not just go to Romnation and download the Roms you want now free?
cuz it's illegal and, either way, not as convenient as having them right inside your console? playing (s)nes/n64 games using your keyboard sucks, and most usb controllers suck even more (most don't even have working analog sticks!). I could play them on my n-gage, but then, those buttons suck even more than a keyboard, and it's too slow to even emulate a NES in a usable fashion. and what about multiplayer? I don't want to play games like super smash bros on my mac. I want to play them on my beamer against my friends. real consoles is where these games belong. I think this is going to be awsome.

Illegal, yes. That I'll give you.

However, I don't use my keyboard. I never have. I bought a $10 PS2 controller USB adapter. You can get these to support up to four players which is perfect for MAME and suitable for home consoles. They're also available for the other consoles controllers too.

You can still play them from the couch. Most video cards have video out. Just plug an AV cable into your TV.

Sure, having them on one console would be nice. Unfortunately, there's no way in hell they're going to get the license for all the 3rd party games, and if by some smlim chance they do, they're going to have to charge a massive fee to play them to cover that cost.

Now, I don't enjoy emulation. I only use it when I have to, i.e., game is too expensive or an import. Most of those rare games will never be featured on the Revolution (Bubble Bath Babes just ain't gonna happen), rendering the entire system useless.

LKM:

Okay, you can get a decent controller on your Mac, but after you've bought a controller, an adapter, the cables you need and (I guess) USB Overdrive, you're up to about 70 bucks, I guess, which is about a third of what the Revolution is going to cost. And it's not as reliable, easy and quick as simply getting the game from Nintendo, and you've still only got one player - for more, you need more adapters, more controller and a USB hub.

Also, I haven't yet found a N64 emulator which actually works reliably.

The main problem will be what games you can get. I would guess that other big developers like Konami will license their games. Doesn't cost them a whole lot and will make them some money. I wonder what games are available for the iQue. However, it's clear that many games won't be available. Either way, I will buy some from Nintendo through the Revolution. I'm sure many others will, too. OTOH, I'm one of the suckers who buys these Sonic compilations (despite the fact that I have the ROMs, too) :-D

Seriously, no need to be offensive, but do you have any idea what you're talking about? Excluding the price of the computer, which we obviosuly both have, my entire MAME set up cost me $10. You have a controller for a console, right? If need be, find a decent third party controller (or 2) at EB for $3. You'll spend $20 max for multi-player gameplay. Oh, and you don't have any idea what the Rev will cost.

"Also, I haven't yet found a N64 emulator which actually works reliably."

Can't argue that, which why I'll stick with my 64 itself.

So, with that, why are you buying a Rev? You're going to buy a brand new console to play old games? You know nothing about the system, and honestly, anyone who buys a next gen console based on any of those press conferences, is an idiot.

LKM:

You have a controller for a console, right? If need be, find a decent third party controller (or 2) at EB for $3.

3 bucks? well, that may be the problem. I've never seen a decent third-party-controller for under 10 bucks, but then again, I'm not living in the US, so I figure you pay less for those than I do.

Oh, and you don't have any idea what the Rev will cost.

That, of course, is false. I don't *know* it, but I do have an idea based on what consoles historically cost, based on recent Nintendo history and based on what they said. It will cost less than the Xbox and the PS2 will cost initially, because that's what Nintendo has done with the Cube and the DS, and because Nintendo has hinted that it will be less powerful. Its price will most likely be between 200 and 250 bucks (possibly even less) initially.

Can't argue that, which why I'll stick with my 64 itself.

GIven how good the N64 games look on the Gamecube bonus disks, I would guess that using the Revolution to play them will be a lot nicer than using the N64. However, I wonder how the Revolution's controller will look, since the weird (but cleverly usable) controller of the N64 will be kinda hard to emulate.

So, with that, why are you buying a Rev?

That's easy: Because I know what games Nintendo will make, and I know that I love those games. I'd buy the Revolution for a Revolution version of Mario Kart alone. The fact that I can play 20 years of video game history on the Revolution is an awesome bonus, but certainly not the deciding factor.

Sanh:

The Nintendo Revolution will supposively have a hand -free controller (motion censors in remote watch you and put movements on t.v.). Its a possibility.

Wow... that's just... old. I'm thinking we're past the possibility stage. Maybe.

Link_of_Hyrule:

Can't find a good n64 emulator are you kidding me?

Project 64 not only emulates almost every game near perfectly but also has netplay you can't beat that heres a good site to go to http://ssb.emulation64.com

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