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Lalo
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Revolution

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_Revolution_games

I'll admit it, one of the highlights of my childhood was hearing the ping of the Nintendo logo every time I turned on a Gameboy. I didn't get one until many years after everyone else upgraded to a Gameboy Pocket (or whatever they were called), but the Zelda game I had for that clunky beast is still my favorite to date. I brought it among the few possessions I have in college.

And now... wow. Zelda, Metroid, MarioKart, Smash Bros., fully backwards-compatible (hello, Zelda!), all now capable of moving beyond the push-a-button model that's ruled the video game world for as long as it's existed... I don't game much, and if I do, I use my computer. It's more powerful, upgradeable, and has a wider array of games (to say nothing of the ability to play RTS games). But the Revolution may be the first console I've ever bought. This thing looks like a ridiculous amount of fun for parties. I mean, swordfighting?!

Man, it's good to see Nintendo kicking again.

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pH
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I totally had a dream about video game systems last night.

Except it was a system that played old-school Atari, and they made me take a psych/physical health test before they'd let me buy it, and I failed.

You see, this means I'm psychic.

I want to know what the price tag is gonna be so I can start saving my invisible college student money.

-pH

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opiejudy
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quote:
Originally posted by Lalo:

I'll admit it, one of the highlights of my childhood was hearing the ping of the Nintendo logo every time I turned on a Gameboy.

When I read this sentence all I can think of is how old I must be, I didnt know what a GameBoy even was til last year when my child asked for one, I had to have my brother in law buy it because I just had no clue. Thank you for my daily dose of reality.
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The revolution will be the cheapest of the current crop. Where the 360 and PS3 look tbe $300+, the revolution may well be 199 (maybe 225).

-Bok

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Well, the first GameBoy (the one Lalo is referring to) came out in 1989, which at 17 years, is a fair while ago. There have been quite a few successors though.

-Bok

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Did I miss something? I see, in that article, that the Revolution will be backwards-compatible with the Gamecube, but I see nothing about it playing old Gameboy games.
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quote:
Originally posted by opiejudy:
quote:
Originally posted by Lalo:

I'll admit it, one of the highlights of my childhood was hearing the ping of the Nintendo logo every time I turned on a Gameboy.

When I read this sentence all I can think of is how old I must be, I didnt know what a GameBoy even was til last year when my child asked for one, I had to have my brother in law buy it because I just had no clue. Thank you for my daily dose of reality.
That's exactly how I felt. I remember the novelty of Asteroids and Space Invaders when I was in high school. I actually remember when we bought Pong. They sold it in the supermarkets, and it was about $100, for a game you hooked up to your TV and could play once simple table tennis game on, which I could program now from scratch in about an hour on my PC.

The other night, Havah and I were telling Tova about all the things that didn't exist when we were younger. Made me remember when my parents talked to us about people having party lines and the like when they were kids.

But things change so fast nowadays. My little sister doesn't remember a time without VCRs, and I'd be surprised if she remembers dial phones.

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At least I'm not the only one.
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See, I remember all them old timey video games because one of my uncles had an Atari, complete with that game where the object is to find your suitcase at the airport.

And then when I was 13, I volunteered at the museum working in the video game exhibit. [Razz]

-pH

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Oh, did I mention? The Revolution's launching with 20 titles -- and there are two Zelda games in the works, one designed for Gamecube with Revolution enhancements called Twilight Princess, and the other designed solely for the Revolution's controls.

I think Miyamoto said Twilight Princess would be the last Zelda game modelled after its predecessors to date -- whatever Zelda Revolution will be, it'll be something entirely new.

I'm turning into such a fanboy.

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The old Nintendo powerhouses will keep me loyal.

Mario.
Samus.
Link.

I'll be buying a Revolution just so I can play my favorite games all in one place.

My gosh, I may have a heart attack at playing Super Metroid or A Link to the Past on a TV again. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

I just hope we can permanently buy the legacy titles, and not 'rent' them like I've heard.

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My PS2 recently went kaput. I am still not over it. It was like loosing a dog or a cat..
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The sequel to Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (which certainly hasn't been announced, but it's obvious there is going to be one after the ending of PoR) and Metroid Prime 3 is all I want.

Er, not that I'm not looking forward to all the other great stuff the Revolution is coming out with as well, and not to mention the Virtual Console. But those to games just make my heart flutter. [Wink]

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MARIOKARTS!

-pH

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quote:
Originally posted by Primal Curve:
Did I miss something? I see, in that article, that the Revolution will be backwards-compatible with the Gamecube, but I see nothing about it playing old Gameboy games.

Nintendo has stated that, while you will only be able to use the disks backwards to gamecube that they will have a download system in place which will allow people to download old games all the way back to the old NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). More recently they have announced that they have partnered with SEGA to offer many of their old games via download as well.
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I for one am absolutely fed up with the whole thing. I understand the need for competition and all that, but I don't want any more people looking at my stupid PS2 and saying, "HA! you can't play this and this and that game, HA!"

I don't care. I hate your games. I hate you for thinking its important. I also hate spending a month's pay on 1/3 of what video games can offer me.

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It's true though. You CAN'T play Halo or Halo 2. HA!
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quote:
Originally posted by Swampjedi:
The old Nintendo powerhouses will keep me loyal.

Mario.
Samus.
Link.

I'll be buying a Revolution just so I can play my favorite games all in one place.

My gosh, I may have a heart attack at playing Super Metroid or A Link to the Past on a TV again. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

I just hope we can permanently buy the legacy titles, and not 'rent' them like I've heard.

My thoughts exactly. Those are even the two games I'm thinking most of.

And no, apparently we can keep the games we download. Plus, some of them might be enhanced, both graphically and in terms of gameplay -- and so long as it's not overdone (I WANT classic gameplay), I really can't wait.

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I really hope that the classic market pays off for Nintendo. There seems to be a large number of mid-20s guys with money who want to pay to play their favorite games.

For me, so much of the 'next gen' stuff is about graphics and not gameplay.

Honor your roots.

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Long live the Mother Brain!
Long live Hyrule!
Long live Princess Toadstool!

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I am really interested in what they're doing to the control scheme for the new Super Smash Bros: Revolution (working title).

I'm imagining everybody motioning out their fight moves with remote sticks, nearly breaking a lamp nearby. [Wink]

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quote:
My gosh, I may have a heart attack at playing Super Metroid or A Link to the Past on a TV again.
So, you don't just have your old SNES hooked up to an HDTV? [Cool]

--Enigmatic

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quote:
Originally posted by pH:
I totally had a dream about video game systems last night.

Except it was a system that played old-school Atari, and they made me take a psych/physical health test before they'd let me buy it, and I failed.

You see, this means I'm psychic.

I want to know what the price tag is gonna be so I can start saving my invisible college student money.

-pH

According to GamePro, they expect around $200.00. [Smile]
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It's important to note that Nintendo has said nothing to indicate the revolution will have a $200 price tag. Many game sites have been saying $200 based solely on a trend that Nintendo always launches consoles at $199.99. Which is actually kind of silly, since the $200 NES was the bundle with all the extras, the $200 SNES was with 2 controllers and a game, the $200 N64 was with no extras, and I'm actually not positive if the GC launched at $200 or $250.

In most of those cases, there were multiple bundles available and one of them happened to be about $200. This doesn't sound like a very reliable predictor of the Rev price to me, but you could possibly see it for $200 with nothing but the box, and the fancy motion-sensor controllers costing quite a bit.

--Enigmatic
(Trying not to get his hopes up. Kinda ticked Rev probably won't support HD.)

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So, you don't just have your old SNES hooked up to an HDTV? [Cool]

I will, I will. [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by akhockey:
It's true though. You CAN'T play Halo or Halo 2. HA!

My jealousy for your ability to be yelled at by 11 year old phycopaths not-withstanding.

This is who your playing against

Warning: Profanity and Hilarity.

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That is horrible but most people on Halo 2 aren't like that, true you get them now and then but all in all most of them are not that bad. And if you do get one, you mute them and never have to hear them again.
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quote:
Originally posted by Vasslia Cora:
That is horrible but most people on Halo 2 aren't like that, true you get them now and then but all in all most of them are not that bad. And if you do get one, you mute them and never have to hear them again.

My first experience with Halo 2 involved, within the first 5 minutes, a very young sounding gentleman explaining to me that he would like to perform a bodily function involving my face. I was amused, but also saddened at his attitude.
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My brother played CounterStrike or something, and used to talk to all the people on there with his headset...I happened to walk into the room to ask him something, and his teammates ended up making him put me on the microphone. Fish in a barrel. [Razz]

-pH

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Well, remind me to avoid the voicechat on Xbox Live.

Last thing I need to do is be insulted by kids.

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Gee...

You know, it would be nice if there were some sort of personality test you had to take so that you can get a liscense to play certain games.

Keep our streets safe from sore losers of Halo. [Smile]

(Though in reality I know that'd never work, it's a fun thought.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Vadon:
Gee...
You know, it would be nice if there were some sort of personality test you had to take so that you can get a liscense to play certain games.

There goes 90 percent of XBox live subscriptions.
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Ye whippersnappers and your Gameboys. I remember when Pitfall II was state of the art.

Now get off my lawn! And turn down that so-called music!

...

The system looks interesting, but I have my doubts about that controller. I'll grant modern eight-to-twelve button controllers seem like nightmares of bad engineering to me (and poor substitutes for a KEYBOARD, the functionality of which they're arguably attempting to emulate), but this one seems designed to get mis-calibrated, broken, or just plain lost. Nintendo's done some interesting things in trying to use new control schemes, as witnessed by the DS, but whether they have the clout to radically change how people control games remains to be seen.

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It's true though. You CAN'T play Halo or Halo 2. HA!
I love how MS made this big announcement about supporting the PC games industry, and then decided Halo 2 would be a Windows Vista launch title, and then pushed Vista's launch out to the point where PC gamers will play the thing around two years after its Xbox release. Way to spit in the face of the faithful, you @$#%s.

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You know, it would be nice if there were some sort of personality test you had to take so that you can get a liscense to play certain games.
How about a li'l voice recognition- such that anyone who curses gets hit by a lightning bolt in game? [Smile]
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