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Post by atf487 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:15 pm

wait...where will the games go? will the revolution have a hd?

sounds great, though.
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Post by LyingWake » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:20 pm

Sounds like on the internet flash storage that's 512MB big.
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Post by pixel » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:22 pm

I'd imagine that they could also have you download the game per session. The flash storage can be used for memory saves.
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Post by greay » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:23 pm

So, Microsoft's making you pay extra for a TShirt for your avatar on XBox Live.. And Nintendo's giving away games?
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Post by butters » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:29 pm

pixel wrote:I'd imagine that they could also have you download the game per session. The flash storage can be used for memory saves.
N64 games would likely have to be stored in the flash memory, at least temporarilly.
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Post by greay » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:34 pm

oh, and here's the actual quote:
GS: Do you plan on having like a per-download pricing model along the lines of the microtransactions that will be used in the next-gen Xbox marketplace?

GH: Well, we can use it in a variety of ways. We've used some of the older games already as little bonuses, either as bonus gifts or hidden in levels of games. Certainly for the first-party titles we'll be making some of those available. We haven't really talked about whether we would sell them. The third parties can make their own decision whether they want to sell them, or maybe they will add it on as sort of a free benefit when you buy a current version of the game.
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Post by gamedudex2 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:52 pm

DaMadFiddler wrote:I know this is definitely getting into the realm of wishful thinking here...but since Nintendo is making all its first-party NES, SNES, and '64 games available as free downloads for Revolution, wouldn't it be great if they did the same thing for DS?

I mean, think about it. You buy a "DS Passport" cartridge or something like that, which is essentially a network interface program. Then, you're given a library of all Nintendo's Gameboy and Gameboy Color games that you can download to RAM and play until you shut your system down. (This would be especially useful since the DS doesn't have classic-GB compatibility).

well its possible, nintendo did say the ds is compatible with the revolution and you will eb able to download demos and stuff to it. so maybe nes games for on the go. possibly snes who knows, but if they would add that it would own even more
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Post by |darc| » Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:58 pm

DetunedRadio wrote:wait...where will the games go? will the revolution have a hd?

sounds great, though.
If the Revolution does use memory cards (I believe it was SD cards? not sure) then you could save them on there. Maybe you could open up copying your own ROMs to memory cards some kinda way...
It's thinking...
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Post by Matt » Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:27 am

Im definately getting this now

DaMadFiddler is right, a similar service for the DS would be sweet. Lets face it, eventually they'll be emulators on the DS and PSP anyway
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Post by Skynet » Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:27 am

Higher Power Hasney wrote:
pavelbure wrote:how about a revamped online version of the cube's mario kart ? maybe something to really launch this thing. either way im most likely getting this anyways.
Well, they got Smash Brothers Onine as a launch title :D
Smash bros online as a launch AAAAAAAAND free classics?

If nintendo doesn't gain a good chunk of gamers this time around there's something wrong with people.

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Post by butters » Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:04 am

|darc| wrote:
DetunedRadio wrote:wait...where will the games go? will the revolution have a hd?

sounds great, though.
If the Revolution does use memory cards (I believe it was SD cards? not sure) then you could save them on there. Maybe you could open up copying your own ROMs to memory cards some kinda way...
Nintendo won't allow you to use your own ROMs. I can almost gurantee the only games they'll allow you to run will be in a proprietory format with some simple encryption to keep people from running them on their computers.
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Post by Covar » Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:56 am

greay wrote:So, Microsoft's making you pay extra for a TShirt for your avatar on XBox Live.. And Nintendo's giving away games?
five bucks says the 360 will still be considered "TeH Gr3ATEsT C0NSoLe EvAR!!!!11!"
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Post by Disheveled DrFreeze » Sat Jun 04, 2005 10:32 am

greay wrote:So, Microsoft's making you pay extra for a TShirt for your avatar on XBox Live.. And Nintendo's giving away games?
OMFG i can get a T shirt with a pic on it i made myself choosing from a limited amount of colors/shapes? :|

unless they really fuck up the controller nintendo has me on board, the gamecube proved to be a very nice machine, good hardware and solid first and second party games, but this time around they will also cover the online gaming and hopefully some good 3rd party support, so i think the rev is gonna be great
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Post by Nick » Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:27 pm

That's pretty neat, but I have to wonder how they would offset the cost of doing this. While not extremely expensive, the bandwith ain't free.
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Post by BlueCrab » Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:32 pm

I was already getting a Revolution, but this guarantees it. Even if I don't have the money :)
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Post by MKE » Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:26 pm

yeah, im definatly getting a revolution, but i always was. nintendos consoles are always cheaper, and now i can play the mario golf and stuff for the n64 that i could never find to buy...


but, with nintendo doing this, what will there controller look like? didnt they say tehre ditching the a/b button layout and going with something new? do you think since there giving the games away there will be one controller for current gen games and one for previous gen ones?
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Post by |darc| » Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:01 pm

Butters wrote:
|darc| wrote:
DetunedRadio wrote:wait...where will the games go? will the revolution have a hd?

sounds great, though.
If the Revolution does use memory cards (I believe it was SD cards? not sure) then you could save them on there. Maybe you could open up copying your own ROMs to memory cards some kinda way...
Nintendo won't allow you to use your own ROMs. I can almost gurantee the only games they'll allow you to run will be in a proprietory format with some simple encryption to keep people from running them on their computers.
Did I say they would allow it?
It's thinking...
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Post by impetus » Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:08 pm

|darc| wrote:I'm there... even though I already was anyway.
yeah, |darc| pretty much sums it up

I've never bought a console on launch day, or even launch year (unless you count the DS). This may be the first.

The idea of Rev>DS compatibility makes me wonder if perhaps the emulation will be portable...
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:51 pm

That's awesome! :mrgreen: Gotta love and support Nintendo for that :kiss)
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Post by lackofsense » Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:26 pm

then their is no way of proving your old games to them
well.... just as long as square is on board I am happy
..... because wouldn't they need to be a part of this in order for super mario rpg to be a part of the deal
.....oh yeah and one more thing
GC games are also downloadable
go to gamespot and watch the conferance yourself
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