Nintendo Revolution video

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Nintendo Revolution video

Post by oqvist » Sun May 15, 2005 4:36 am

Hi!

Now this is most certainly fake but it�s still interesting. It�s not at all impossible to create a game console like this but it would take tons of guts to produce it.

http://rapidshare.de/files/1741533/Nint ... n.wmv.html

Seeing the video it feels like it has some form of "TrackIR" technology inbuilt. And come to think of it. Getting the idea of head tracking into consoles is maybe the best way to make it widespread. That would allow games to be ground up optimized for allt the possibilities TrackIR offers and all the potential gamers will have the hardware already.

But watch the video it�s very entertaining and mind gobbling

May not be related to TrackIR but I just found it interesting

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Re: Nintendo Revolution video

Post by Jim » Sun May 15, 2005 9:53 am

Hello:

Thanks for the link, it took me a bit to figure out that I had to wait to download it, but all good now!

Hmm, I think that must be a fake, but it is REALLY good!

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Re: Nintendo Revolution video

Post by oqvist » Sun May 15, 2005 10:32 am

Well here is what they say about it

It is not about it being a "fake", its about a complaint, It (the
video) is an attempt to not simply stay with my arms crossed before the
sickening ocean of commerciality that is affecting the industry of
videogames, especially my loving Nintendo (the only company that
preoccupies itself with contributing new things). Commerciality forces
companies to put out new consoles every 2 or 3 years with the only
intent being to erase the limits (set by current consoles) for game
developers, This does not allow game developers to let their
imagination run wild and delight us (the gamers) with transcendent new
games. [The function of commerciality] is to make "good,"
"pretty"-(thanks to better consoles) and cheap (not precisely for the
users) games in less time in order to sell faster. It is not my style
to vindicate my principles by chaining myself in front of some office
or setting myself on fire at E3, I do it the best way I can,
demonstrating my disagreement by sacrificing a week to make a video
that demonstrates some of the most attractive qualities of a "real"
console, that is, to imagine and project [these qualities] using
today's technology, that despite its high cost, it allows; being inside
the games, handling any kind of command made in a virtual manner via
hands, using your own body like a joystick, using (for example) one
hand to elevate in it Mario and taking him to the top of a palm tree
and onto a platform to continue playing the game, allowing those who
use glasses to use a visor that adjusts to our own vision, allowing
players to create our own games, modeling characters with our hand,
creating decorations using elements and "connect-a-dots" as if they
were a Lego creation, Offering the possibility of playing a game on a
television using the "eyes" of the console to "read" your hands by your
commands, Multiplayer compatibility from only one console that shares a
signal to other visors, and makes use of an "alpha" function in the
visors that, joined with the �On� console, will allow you to play
freely with friends in a first person shooter while the console
projects a virtual world with explosions, enemies, and items. Today,
there exists technology for just that system I have described. In a few
days Nintendo will present its "revolution" and I hope that it will not
be another one of these deceptions that I have experienced over the
last few years; hopefully Nintendo will not base the revolution on the
idea of making new systems so simple as to not result in too much
complications in fabrication and development, but enough innovation to
attract the attention of the grand majority of conformist people (the
casual gamers; the ones who don�t care about the true meaning of
playing video games). If this happens, by misfortune, it will buy over
�true gamers� (that are not conformist) because we love video games and
there is nothing better to play. This philosophy is great from a
business standpoint, but not right and lacks worth because it puts
innovation aside along with betraying its followers (for this, there
are other companies). I only hope that this 2005 E3, Nintendo
demonstrates once again to everyone that they are the best, and that
like the best company in the world that they are, present ideas that
are ahead of its time that a simple fan cant think of.

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Re: Nintendo Revolution video

Post by Jim » Sun May 15, 2005 7:00 pm

Thanks for posting this, good read.

I will be at E3 this year and probably just like last year there will be nothing that good to see.

I honestly think that TrackIR is a huge step for current gaming, and look at how hard it is for us to convince developers to support us. The most common comment we get back, especially from FPS games is that a keyboard and mouse are good enough.

I would LOVE to make or be part of a console that is described in the video. Give me a few bucks and I will make it happen!

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Re: Nintendo Revolution video

Post by oqvist » Sun May 15, 2005 10:04 pm

Sony and Microsoft will never ever do it our only hope is Nintendo I am afraid. Nintendo only deal with game and gamers and are the only one who try to innovate instead of just going for the safe old more power as Sony and Microsoft do.

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