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Post by pixel » Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:29 pm

lackofsense wrote:GC games are also downloadable
How does that statement make any sense?
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Post by APE » Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:33 pm

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Post by melancholy » Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:15 pm

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lackofsense wrote:GC games are also downloadable
How does that statement make any sense?
They said that Gamecube games would be offered online as well, so you could stream Gamecube games to the Revolution. However, I highly doubt that Gamecube would be considered 'classic gaming' so I wouldn't expect them to be free. I'm curious about N64 games, though, since that's what I'm really in it for.
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Post by Cid Highwind » Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:14 pm

I hope that 3rd party games will also be available and not only Nintendo's own franchises.
I'd love to play the Final Fantasy games on the Revolution. But seeing they have also been released on PSX there might be some trouble.
Just like the PS3 and Xbox 360 info I now have, I will wait till I have seen things with my own eyes before I decide to buy a new console.

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Post by JuddWack » Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:54 pm

Smiley wrote:Kinda blows for me, cause I imagine that you'd need broadband to dl these games, and I am stuck with dial-up....

Regardless, I'd say that this is a smart move on Nintendo's part, and I'd like to see other third party publishers, like Konami and Capcom, follow suite......Hey, maybe Sega will offer some of their classic games for dl. That would be awesome!!!

I cannot wait for this console. For the first time since the N64, I can't wait til its released....
You probably won't need broadband to dl anything pre Gamecube, but I doubt the Revolution will support Dialup out of the box. You will probably have to buy a attachment like the Dreamcast Broad band thing.
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Post by Specially Cork » Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:26 pm

Meh, I already have a device that plays classic Nintendo games for free, its called my PC. I can't see the point in spending hundreds on a new console just for the privelege. Sorry, I know we're meant to pretend were all legit emultion peeps on here and have never downloaded an illegal rom in our lives. But back in the real world, I dont see what there is to get that excited about.
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Post by Vlad Tepes » Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:29 pm

Yay! And today I just pulled out the ol' N64 for some F-Zero X action. Looks like I'm gonna be purchasing a Revolution :D
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Post by melancholy » Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:33 pm

BoneyCork wrote:Meh, I already have a device that plays classic Nintendo games for free, its called my PC. I can't see the point in spending hundreds on a new console just for the privelege. Sorry, I know we're meant to pretend were all legit emultion peeps on here and have never downloaded an illegal rom in our lives. But back in the real world, I dont see what there is to get that excited about.
The thought of perfect N64 emulation is what has me excited, because let's face it, PC's N64 emulation certainly isn't perfect. Good, but not perfect.
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Post by DuffMan » Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:33 pm

BoneyCork wrote:Meh, I already have a device that plays classic Nintendo games for free, its called my PC. I can't see the point in spending hundreds on a new console just for the privelege. Sorry, I know we're meant to pretend were all legit emultion peeps on here and have never downloaded an illegal rom in our lives. But back in the real world, I dont see what there is to get that excited about.
Its the fact that Nintendo can make a perfect emulator, that can play all games without error. So there will be no compatibility issues like most of the emulators for computer. Plus the fact that you can play it on your TV is a big bonus, most people do not have TV next to the comp and a TV out card, so thats no excuse.
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Post by Wagh » Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:50 pm

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BoneyCork wrote:Meh, I already have a device that plays classic Nintendo games for free, its called my PC. I can't see the point in spending hundreds on a new console just for the privelege. Sorry, I know we're meant to pretend were all legit emultion peeps on here and have never downloaded an illegal rom in our lives. But back in the real world, I dont see what there is to get that excited about.
Its the fact that Nintendo can make a perfect emulator, that can play all games without error. So there will be no compatibility issues like most of the emulators for computer. Plus the fact that you can play it on your TV is a big bonus, most people do not have TV next to the comp and a TV out card, so thats no excuse.
so because most people dont own a vid card with tv out its no excuse for him not to buy a revolution? Get over yourself.
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Post by gamedudex2 » Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:59 pm

most gamers dont even know of rumulators for consoles.

nintendo has already got many sites shut down them and sony sega ms are pusing to get others down. and with this offerent them as downloadable is another way form them to fight them off easily.

now only if they would update these emulaors eventually to play online that would own fr nintendo.
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Post by LyingWake » Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:08 pm

They aren't even emulators, right? They're supported by the acutal hardware...
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Post by Veggita2099 » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:32 am

Well I know what system I am buying now.
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Post by Pablo » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:41 am

gamedudex2 wrote:most gamers dont even know of rumulators for consoles.

nintendo has already got many sites shut down them and sony sega ms are pusing to get others down. and with this offerent them as downloadable is another way form them to fight them off easily.

now only if they would update these emulaors eventually to play online that would own fr nintendo.
Nintendo is always suing someone, aren't they?

And how can these games be considered free f you will prolly have to buy the sd cards to download them. Wouldn't it make more sense to dl them to the revolution harddrive, like music with the the x-box?

Bottom Line: Knowing Nintendo, nothing will be free. How else are they planning on making up the cost if they offer the classics for free?
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Post by BlackAura » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:50 am

Wouldn't it make more sense to dl them to the revolution harddrive, like music with the the x-box?
What hard drive?
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Post by Pablo » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:56 am

Oh, that's right!
My bad.

Well, they should add one so that people aren't spending a lot buying those sd cards to dl these games. Then again, I imagine they left a hd out to cut back on costs, so it works out in the end, I guess.

I would imagine that by the revolution's release the sd cards will be cheaper, but I think in the big picture an added hd will be more cost-efficient to the consumer. Worked for the box, didn't it?
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Post by navi » Sun Jun 05, 2005 1:05 am

Covar wrote:i <3 nintendo :kiss)

happy day, they just confirmed my purchase.

and so far every nintendo console retailed for $199USD so i'd imagine the next one will be the same.
Ditto I'll definately be getting one now.
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Post by Smiley » Sun Jun 05, 2005 1:09 am

I just hope that Nintendo can reconcile ties with some third party publishers, and live up to the hype surrounding the revolution....


Regardless, as I said, I cannot wait til next year!
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Post by DuffMan » Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:01 am

Random_Troll wrote:
DuffMan wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:Meh, I already have a device that plays classic Nintendo games for free, its called my PC. I can't see the point in spending hundreds on a new console just for the privelege. Sorry, I know we're meant to pretend were all legit emultion peeps on here and have never downloaded an illegal rom in our lives. But back in the real world, I dont see what there is to get that excited about.
Its the fact that Nintendo can make a perfect emulator, that can play all games without error. So there will be no compatibility issues like most of the emulators for computer. Plus the fact that you can play it on your TV is a big bonus, most people do not have TV next to the comp and a TV out card, so thats no excuse.
so because most people dont own a vid card with tv out its no excuse for him not to buy a revolution? Get over yourself.
Get over myself? I was simply stateing a common saying as to why console emulation should not exist. A lot of people say screw playing it on DC because its not full speed and sound, I can just play it on my comp with a TV out card, its just like the playing it on a DC, only full speed. But most people do not have a TV next to their computer, or have a TV out card. So the Revolution can provide there classic gaming experience by giving them the convience of playing on their TV, with out the extra hassle. Nintendo can also provide the emulators that are perfect because they have all the documentation, and people who created those consoles creating the emulator.
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Post by Wagh » Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:20 am

DuffMan wrote:
Random_Troll wrote:
DuffMan wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:Meh, I already have a device that plays classic Nintendo games for free, its called my PC. I can't see the point in spending hundreds on a new console just for the privelege. Sorry, I know we're meant to pretend were all legit emultion peeps on here and have never downloaded an illegal rom in our lives. But back in the real world, I dont see what there is to get that excited about.
Its the fact that Nintendo can make a perfect emulator, that can play all games without error. So there will be no compatibility issues like most of the emulators for computer. Plus the fact that you can play it on your TV is a big bonus, most people do not have TV next to the comp and a TV out card, so thats no excuse.
so because most people dont own a vid card with tv out its no excuse for him not to buy a revolution? Get over yourself.
Get over myself? I was simply stateing a common saying as to why console emulation should not exist. A lot of people say screw playing it on DC because its not full speed and sound, I can just play it on my comp with a TV out card, its just like the playing it on a DC, only full speed. But most people do not have a TV next to their computer, or have a TV out card. So the Revolution can provide there classic gaming experience by giving them the convience of playing on their TV, with out the extra hassle. Nintendo can also provide the emulators that are perfect because they have all the documentation, and people who created those consoles creating the emulator.
Yes Get over yourself. Boney never said his solution for HIMSELF was the be all and end all solution for every fing human being. DEAL WITH IT.
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