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Wildbill3
09-16-2005, 02:58 AM
http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/15/commentary/game_over/revolution/index.htm?cnn=yes


"This is an extremely exciting innovation -- one that will thrill current players and entice new ones," said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in a statement.



"For the fist time, a controller will allow you movement in every direction," Reggie Fils-Aime, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo of America, explained to me. "Obviously left and right, but you can also move in and out, pitch and yaw."

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/09/nintendo_control-1.jpg

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/09/nintendo_colors-1.jpg

TheAnswer385
09-16-2005, 03:27 AM
wow i am not feeling those controlers

Wildbill3
09-16-2005, 03:38 AM
I'm not either, but I have got to imagine those won't be the only type of controllers, but I do think they would be fun in a third person shooter...

mor911
09-16-2005, 08:00 AM
Wow.... That is probly the dumbest move nintendo has made yet...They have officially alienated themselves from the rest of the gaming industry.


Goodbye Nintendo.

Motion
09-16-2005, 09:08 AM
Speechless, definitely different. I kinda like it.

TrueDolFan
09-16-2005, 09:17 AM
How can you call this innovation a "dumb" move? I remember when fools around the country lambasted the Nintendo 64's controller. They all said the analog stick was "a dumb idea". The fact is, that without this "dumb idea", 3-D gaming as we know it wouldn't exist. Mario 64 (like Super Mario Bros. before it) became THE template on which all other 3-D games were built. All the other companies soon copied Nintendo's idea.
The fact of the matter is, Nintendo has ALWAYS been THE innovator in the home console video game industry, period. I have seen it time and again, the haters badmouthing the innovations Nintendo makes - only to praise and worship the other companies when they put out a similar product. I know you people will probably label me as a "Nintendo Fanboy", but I don't care. I am NOT biased, I am a video game lover. I have been playing video games since the days of the Atari 2600, and I have seen much change in the video game industry. Nintendo has always been the leader in facilitating that change, through their innovations. Don't hate. Respect.

Motion
09-16-2005, 09:21 AM
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UltraDol-Fan
09-16-2005, 10:34 AM
I'll give it a shot before I knock it, but it will take some getting used to.

Motion
09-16-2005, 10:37 AM
Sounds pretty cool from what I read it has motion sensors inside that allow you to swing it for baseball games, cast it for fishing games, etc..... You move the whole thing to do stuff. i like it, can't wait to try it.

mor911
09-16-2005, 11:25 AM
So basically, when you want to play Mario <blank> (fill in the blank with any sport of your choosing -- Golf, Baseball, Bowling, or any other cheesy Mario spin-off) this thing will be great. When you want to play real next gen sports, you'll have to get a PS3 or 360. No thanks Nintendo. IMO of course.

Predaphin
09-16-2005, 12:07 PM
It's bad enough having the home remote control up trying to change the damn channels on my TV, now Nintetendo has made a bad move in my opinion....I don't even think I want to give it a shot....

They;re moving backwards.

Motion
09-16-2005, 01:12 PM
They;re moving backwards.

Actually they're ahead of their time.

Jt0323
09-16-2005, 02:38 PM
So basically, when you want to play Mario <blank> (fill in the blank with any sport of your choosing -- Golf, Baseball, Bowling, or any other cheesy Mario spin-off) this thing will be great. When you want to play real next gen sports, you'll have to get a PS3 or 360. No thanks Nintendo. IMO of course.

i agree, im sticking to Ps3 or the 360. The controller is horrible imho...

Despacio
09-16-2005, 05:23 PM
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Nintendo says in their keynote speech again and again that they are not trying to compete with Xbox and PS3, but instead are taking the next step in gaming and how we play the game.


It's no longer will you get a XBOX 360, a PS3, or a Revolution, but just will you get an Xbox or PS3 (as they are both targeting the same market). And then, oh, hey, have you also gotten a Nintendo Revoultion?


As a 22yr old gamer, the Devil May Cry or Metal Gear Solid's 4, 5, or 6's dont excite me like they used to. The prospect of how much bigger will the next city in Grand Theft Auto whatever is not as exciting anymore. But the idea of changing the way we play games does excite me. I will still buy a XBOX 360 for the Burnout 5's and the umpteenth war game, but I feel this "need" to try out the Revolution as a gamer interested in enhancing the experience of playing in a virtual world. If it works as well as advertised I'm sold.


Personally I cannot wait to try out this innovation in gaming. Here's a video to get a better understanding of what this controller does:


http://media.cube.ign.com/articles/651/651334/vids_1.html

Here's a quote from an EA executive looking forward to applying this to their sports games:


"Game control (http://cube.ign.com/articles/651/) is essential - it's the area where perhaps the most game-play improvement can be made," said John Schappert, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Electronic Arts (http://cube.ign.com/articles/651/) Canada. "While our portfolio represents a full array of titles across all genres, I think our sports titles might be the first to immediately take advantage of what this novel 'freehand' type of control has to offer."



And here are some possibilities of every type of game/genre played in new ways as thought up by IGN:

http://cube.ign.com/articles/651/651224p1.html (http://cube.ign.com/articles/651/651224p1.html)



All info courtesy of IGN.

PhinsPhan
09-17-2005, 05:39 PM
How can you call this innovation a "dumb" move? I remember when fools around the country lambasted the Nintendo 64's controller. They all said the analog stick was "a dumb idea". The fact is, that without this "dumb idea", 3-D gaming as we know it wouldn't exist. Mario 64 (like Super Mario Bros. before it) became THE template on which all other 3-D games were built. All the other companies soon copied Nintendo's idea.
The fact of the matter is, Nintendo has ALWAYS been THE innovator in the home console video game industry, period. I have seen it time and again, the haters badmouthing the innovations Nintendo makes - only to praise and worship the other companies when they put out a similar product. I know you people will probably label me as a "Nintendo Fanboy", but I don't care. I am NOT biased, I am a video game lover. I have been playing video games since the days of the Atari 2600, and I have seen much change in the video game industry. Nintendo has always been the leader in facilitating that change, through their innovations. Don't hate. Respect.

exactly.

I get tirred of people bashing nintendos moves all the time (I used to be one of them). For example they came out with Bongos. They had these set up for demos all over my city and I always thought man that is lame. One day I finally tried them. The next day me, my girlfriend and my other friend who was with me went and purchased the two bongo games, and a set of four bongos. Ever since then anyone who tries them out loves the game and always asks about it. Everyone is always hesitant to try it out but after they do they are hooked.

You have to give it a chance before you say they are moving backwards. When you are trying something different that is not moving backwards.

It's just like the Nintendo DS. So many hardcore console gamers say it is kiddy and a gimmicky idea. But fact is relying on the same idea for the past 8 years is not original.

I don't know if I will buy a Revolution but I would never say that it is a stupid idea. Video games have been the same too long. They just get bigger, brighter but I am not sure they have gotten better in a long time.

Blitz
09-17-2005, 07:54 PM
I have a couple of friends in the gaming industry who think that the Nintendo Revolution may end up being as wildly popular with the mainstream public as the iPod currently is. I'm quite skeptical (I'll probably buy a PS3 for my yearly Madden fix even though I have little time for Madden, let alone a bunch of different games, nowadays), but they're adamant that this thing is going to be a success. It'll be interesting to see how the public reacts to it.

Slappy8800
09-19-2005, 06:21 PM
as soon as i can preorder one i will....this thing is going to be badass..and cheaper than 360/ps3 as well...cannot wait