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Post by AuroEdge » Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:03 pm

Bah! I'll still use my CD64!!! muawhahahaha

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Post by StriderXg2 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:14 am

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Post by |darc| » Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:26 am

Butters wrote:
|darc| wrote: Did I say they would allow it?
|darc| wrote: Maybe you could open up copying your own ROMs to memory cards some kinda way...
And then I said a magic word; encryption. If the roms have to match some private key it could be difficult to impossible to make anything else boot.
It's a good thing you weren't into the early Xbox scene. You'd always be saying "Come on guys, you can't copy games, Microsoft wouldn't let you!"
It's thinking...
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Post by Specially Cork » Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:14 am

Also, playing on a television enables a big thing -- multiplayer. Super Mario Kart 2 player on a computer screen is very hard to play... need a correct emu , the rom, 2 similar USB controllers, and a pretty large monitor... whereas multiplayer on the television and console is much, much easier
I don't really get what argument youre trying to make here. Are you trying to claim that emulation on a console is easier than on the PC? If so, why the hell are you saying "getting the correct emu and rom" is a negative point of PC emulation. Don't you have to do the exact same thing, plus more to get everything up and running on dreamcast or xbox?

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Post by |darc| » Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:26 am

MulletMan13 wrote:Also, playing on a television enables a big thing -- multiplayer. Super Mario Kart 2 player on a computer screen is very hard to play... need a correct emu , the rom, 2 similar USB controllers, and a pretty large monitor... whereas multiplayer on the television and console is much, much easier.
Why would you need two *similar* controllers?
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Post by HomerCIDAL » Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:08 am

I've been tracking the developments with the Revolution and after seeing what MS and Sony have to offer, which is basically nothing more than nicer graphics, I can say with confidence that I will be passing on those two systems and getting the Revolution. How can you go wrong in purchasing it when you are going to get 20 years of Nintendo gaming for free!??!
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Post by Strapping Scherzo » Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:15 am

Let's not forget that most likely the only games that will be available for free download will be Nintendo's own games. Nintendo will probably approach the old third party developers (if they still exist) and ask if they want to participate. But of course they won't if there's no incentive to make money. So don't expect to see the great classic games from companies like Capcom and Konami. At least not for free anyways.

Either way, sound like the Revolution is my next choice.
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Post by Specially Cork » Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:37 am

How can you go wrong in purchasing it when you are going to get 20 years of Nintendo gaming for free!??!
You'll be going wrong when you pay $200 for a top of the range console so you can play games from 20 years ago. I thought that was obvious.
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Post by Matisfaction » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:04 am

It's not a bad bonus though.
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Post by gamedudex2 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:18 am

scherzo wrote:Let's not forget that most likely the only games that will be available for free download will be Nintendo's own games. Nintendo will probably approach the old third party developers (if they still exist) and ask if they want to participate. But of course they won't if there's no incentive to make money. So don't expect to see the great classic games from companies like Capcom and Konami. At least not for free anyways.

Either way, sound like the Revolution is my next choice.
nintendo can probbaly get them easily from companies that dont exist with very little issues, from companies like acclaim and such, they would still have to pay for the rights but those would be cheap for them to get.

also companies like acclaim will probably charge a small fee or still chose to release them free atleast certain games, then maybe give you access to some free games when you make a purchase of one of their revolution games.


nintendo needs to work with snk 3d0(even though was bad to an extent., atari, activision matel SEGA

and get stuff for the atari systems emulated

all neo geo platforms emulated

sega systems every thing including saturn and dreamcast.(remeber segas original lan to offer downloadable dreamcast gaming after they killed off the dreamcast console? never happene d but it could with the revolution) also all sega arcade platforms. and nec for the turbo grafix systems stuff.
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Post by Matt » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:19 am

Well I just read that there not free, and theres 221 available on launch
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Post by gamedudex2 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:28 am

nintendo said they are free for the classic systems, the gc probbaly wont count as classic, but games like smash bors would be free maybe to owners who buy smash bros 3 on the revolution
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Post by butters » Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:07 am

|darc| wrote: It's a good thing you weren't into the early Xbox scene. You'd always be saying "Come on guys, you can't copy games, Microsoft wouldn't let you!"
That's all well and good, but we know how Microsoft is about security (*cough* Windows) and we know how Nintendo is about it. Last time I checked, Nintendo's consoles were the hardest to hack into and usually take expensive hardware once they do. I don't see them changing this time around. Maybe after the console has been out a year or two someone will exploit the system and run arbitrary code, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Post by Specially Cork » Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:41 am

Well I just read that there not free, and theres 221 available on launch
No there isnt, Famitsu just counted and listed games they expect to be available for Revolution because they are either 1st or 2nd party games. There hasnt been any official announcement from Nintendo regarding this, and Famitsu have no more information that anybody else.
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Post by Ominous 0nionfrog » Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:14 pm

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Post by butters » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:32 pm

I hope Square/Enix release the old Dragon Warrior games for it. I'd even buy them.
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Post by armada » Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:32 am

proposed list of games for download

NES
1. 10-Yard Fight
2. Anticipation
3. Balloon Fight
4. Barker Bill's Trick Shooting
5. Baseball
6. Clu Clu Land
7. Dance Aerobics
8. Devil World
9. Doki Doki Panic
10. Donkey Kong
11. Donkey Kong 3
12. Donkey Kong Classics
13. Donkey Kong Jr.
14. Donkey Kong Jr. Math
15. Dr. Mario
16. Dragon Warrior
17. Duck Hunt
18. Excitebike
19. Famicom Wars
20. Final Fantasy
21. Fire Emblem
22. Fire Emblem Gaiden
23. Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy
24. Golf
25. Gum Shoe
26. Gyromite
27. Hogan's Alley
28. Ice Climber
29. Ice Hockey
30. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
31. Kid Icarus
32. Kirby's Adventure
33. Kung Fu
34. Mach Rider
35. Mario Bros.
36. Mario Time Machine
37. Mario is Missing!
38. Mario:Fun with Letters
39. Mario:Fun with Numbers
40. Metroid
41. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
42. Mother
43. NES Open Golf
44. Nintendo World Cup
45. Nuts & Milk
46. Pin-Bot
47. Pinball
48. Play Action Football
49. Popeye
50. Pro Wrestling
51. Punch-Out!!
52. R.C. Pro-Am
53. Rad Racer
54. Rad Racer 2
55. Short Order/Eggsplode
56. Slalom
57. Snake Rattle & Roll
58. Soccer
59. Stack Up
60. Star Tropics
61. Super Mario Bros.
62. Super Mario Bros. 2
63. Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels
64. Super Mario Bros. 3
65. Super Spike V'Ball/World Cup Soccer
66. Super Team Games
67. Tennis
68. Tetris
69. Tetris 2
70. The Legend of Zelda
71. To The Earth
72. Track meet
73. Urban Champion
74. Volleyball
75. Wario's Woods
76. Wild Gunman
77. World Class Track Meet
78. World Cup Soccer
79. Wrecking Crew
80. Yoshi (Mario & Yoshi)
81. Yoshi's Cookie
82. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
83. Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II

SNES
84. Derby Stallion 98
85. Donkey Kong Country
86. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest
87. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
88. EarthBound
89. F-Zero
90. FX Fighter
91. Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo
92. Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu
93. Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
94. Hyper V-Ball
95. Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball
96. Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run
97. Killer Instinct
98. Kirby Super Star
99. Kirby's Avalanche
100. Kirby's Dream Course
101. Kirby's Dream Land 3
102. Kirby's Ghost Trap
103. Legend
104. Mario Paint
105. Mario and Wario
106. Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun
107. Mario's Super Picross
108. Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge
109. NCAA Basketball
110. NHL Stanley Cup
111. Panel de Pon
112. Picross NP Vol. 8
113. PilotWings
114. Shigesato Itoi's No. 1 Bass Fishing
115. Sound Fantasy
116. Star Fox
117. Stunt Race FX
118. Super Famicom Wars
119. Super Mario Kart
120. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
121. Super Mario World
122. Super Metroid
123. Super Punch-Out!!
124. Super Scope 6
125. Super Soccer
126. Super Soccer 2
127. Super Tennis
128. Tetris & Dr. Mario
129. Tetris Attack
130. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
131. Tinstar
132. Uniracers
133. Winter Gold
134. World League Baseball
135. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario World 2
136. Yoshi's Safari

N64
137. 1080 Snowboarding
138. Animal Crossing
139. Banjo-Kazooie
140. Banjo-Tooie
141. Blast Corps
142. Bomberman 64
143. Bomberman Hero
144. Buggie Boogie
145. Cabbage
146. Catroots
147. Climber
148. Command & Conquer
149. Creator
150. Cruis'n USA
151. Cruis'n World
152. Cu-On-Pa
153. Custom Robo
154. Custom Robo V2
155. DD Sequencer
156. Dezaemon DD
157. Diddy Kong Racing
158. Donkey Kong 64
159. Doubutsu Banchou
160. Dr. Mario 64
161. Echo-Delta
162. Emperor of the Jungle
163. Excitebike 64
164. F-Zero X
165. Gendai Dai-Senryaku: Ultimate War
166. GoldenEye 007
167. Hey You, Pikachu!
168. Jack and the Beanstalk
169. Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest
170. Killer Instinct Gold
171. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
172. Kirby's Air Ride
173. Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside
174. Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr
175. Mario Golf
176. Mario Kart 64
177. Mario Party
178. Mario Party 2
179. Mario Party 3
180. Mario Tennis 64
181. Mickey's Speedway USA
182. Mini Racers
183. Mischief Makers
184. Mysterious Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 2
185. NBA Courtside 2: Featuring Kobe Bryant
186. Paper Mario
187. Perfect Dark
188. Pilotwings 64
189. Pokemon Puzzle League
190. Pokemon Snap
191. Pokemon Stadium
192. Pokemon Stadium 2
193. Pokemon Stadium: Gold, Silver, Crystal
194. Ridge Racer 64
195. Riqa
196. Shigesato Itoi's No. 1 Bass Fishing
197. Sin and Punishment: Successor to the Earth
198. Star Fox 64
199. Star Wars Episode I: Racer
200. Star Wars: Battle for Naboo
201. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
202. StarCraft 64
203. Super Mario 64
204. Super Smash Bros.
205. Tetrisphere
206. The Legend of Zelda DD
207. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
208. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
209. The New Tetris
210. Waialae Country Club: True Golf Classics
211. Wall Street DD
212. Wave Race 64
213. Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey
214. Yoshi's Story

Satteleview
215. BS F-Zero 2 Grand Prix
216. BS Special Tee Shot
217. BS Zelda

64 DD
218. SimCity 64
219. F-Zero X Expansion Kit
220. Kyojin no Doshin 1 (Doshin the Giant)
221. Mario Artist: Communication Kit, Paint Studio, Polygon Studio, Sound Studio, Talent Studio
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Post by MulletMan13 » Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:52 am

|darc| wrote:
MulletMan13 wrote:Also, playing on a television enables a big thing -- multiplayer. Super Mario Kart 2 player on a computer screen is very hard to play... need a correct emu , the rom, 2 similar USB controllers, and a pretty large monitor... whereas multiplayer on the television and console is much, much easier.
Why would you need two *similar* controllers?
You wouldn't need similar controllers, it's just when there are two different controllers used (say a microsoft sidewinder and some cheapo five dollar controller that barely works), there will always be a favorite... and some people may even go as far as to cite that as a reason they lose.

Sortof like which would you rather have... a Microsoft Controller S controller or a 'Hip Gear' $10 controller from blockbuster...

Idk, maybe its just me...
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Post by Specially Cork » Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:23 am

The biggest problems with that list of proposed games are:

1) It contains games that Nintendo dont have the legal rights to distribute
2) It contains games that dont even exist, because the projects died before they even made it into development
3) Nintendo didnt announce it, meaning its all wrong.
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Post by butters » Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:39 am

Just at a quick glance I see an Enix game and a Square game in the NES list. I think we need to stop looking at what all of these rumor websites are telling us. From what I can tell Nintendo still hasn't decided their pricing scheme on game downloads. I'm sure it will be something; bandwidth and storage isn't free. I'm still thinking it's going to be buy Revolution game, download a classic version of said game, which would be technically free.
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