View Full Version : E3 Will Not Be Revolutionary
23rd April 2005, 12:54 AM
According to EuroGamer.net, the Nintendo Revolution will most likely NOT be shown at E3. We will be seeing the PS3 and the Xbox360 shown even before E3, but Satoru Iwata most likely doesn't want his competitors stealing their ideas. We might see a few videos of games in development, but we won't be able to see the system or this "revolutionary new controller" we're being promised.
The article notes that Nintendo is used to making this type of excuse, as that's the same reason they haven't shown Mario 128 at E3 in the past.
However, while we won't see the Revolution, we'll be seeing Nintendo finally go online, something Sony and Microsoft have been doing for the entire 21st century. From the article:
So what exactly can we expect to see on the Nintendo stand? Well, most of the space will be devoted to promoting the new Nintendo Online service. It'll be demonstrated using the DS, and it's thought that the Revolution could have a wireless router capability for hooking up the handheld to the internet. All this will be explained at the publisher's May 17 conference.
Other stuff on show will include the new Zelda game - we're promised that a playable demo will be available. Plus Pokémon XD for GameCube, Emerald for GBA and Diamond and Pearl for DS - the latter two featuring online functionality.
As much as I love Nintendo and as many times as people point their fingers at me and call me a Nintendo "Fanboy", I have to say that this is long overdue. Hopefully the excuses I, and all my other "fanboy" cohorts made, about Nintendo waiting until they could do online right and fun, were correct. Hopefully we'll be blown away by the online service they'll provide.
E3 is May 18-20 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, and no you can't get in. It's not open to the public.
Read The Story Here! (http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=58675)
23rd April 2005, 01:28 AM
I heard about that. Then I read this. (http://www.fragland.net/news.php?id=10431) This story was posted on MFGG to confirm that the article about Revolution not showing is fake.
23rd April 2005, 01:30 AM
Satoru Iwata most likely doesn't want his competitors stealing their ideas.
Nintendo has been playing that tune for years, and not just concerning their consoles. Games like Wind Waker and Mario Sunshine were rediculously kept secret for fear someone would steal their innovations.
For one thing, it's a little too late for Microsoft and Sony to steal any worthwhile ideas Nintendo might have, especially since both companies plan to unveil their consoles next month. It would cost too much money. Nintendo needs to lay off the paranoia.
Of course, this could be seen as a good thing in that Nintendo might actually have something amazing that might even set a standard for game consoles. It's a bit of a stretch, since Nintendo has had a habit of over-hyping lame ideas, and at the same time, not investing enough into their really cool ideas (*cough*e-Reader*cough*).
I recently watched an interview with Ken Lobb over at GameSpot, and he said Nintendo's a little too stick-in-the-mud, and he's definitely right. I guess we'll have to see what happens.
Incidentally, and I hate to say it -- I think Microsoft is going to kick ass. They have done a lot of things right with the XBox, and if things continue to shape up, their presentation of the next generation XBox might blow Sony out of the water. 'Cause really, when it comes down to it, I rather it be Microsoft than Sony. At the same time, I rather it be Nintendo than Microsoft, but I hate Sony more than I like Nintendo.
23rd April 2005, 02:52 AM
So, Gold, it's Nintendo > Microsoft> Sony? :D
Fragland got pwned by PR-speak, apparently. They did not ask the correct questions.
This topic states that they would show Revolution TITLES in video form, they just would not show the hardware or the controller. Nintendo has told Fragland the EXACT SAME THING, they just worded it differently so you guys take it as rumor-buster, when in fact Nintendo hasn't said anything different.
Fragland should have asked "will the hardware be shown?" and then they would have gotten the answer they wanted.
Revolution games will be shown on a video screen or in a presentation, that's never been doubted. The hardware and controller will not.
23rd April 2005, 03:21 PM
We really won't know for sure until E3 begins, we'll just have to wait and see.
Also I hope Microsoft destroy Sony next gen. :cool:
23rd April 2005, 05:21 PM
Agreed Hakey, but the news that no hardware will be shown makes me a little sad. Meh as long as they continue to work on it until it's realease that'll be ok with me. Getting off topic though who here wants the new Zelda? I know I do, i'm saving for it now!
23rd April 2005, 07:10 PM
Maybe it would be a good thing to show it at E3 but realisticly, what, 1% of gamers know what E3 is?
If it doesn't make an appearance, they could always revive Spaceworld and show it then. :eek:
24th April 2005, 06:58 AM
What are they scared of if they've created something new with the next Nintendo - how can someone copy it if Nintendo gets/owns the patent to the idea??
Sony and Microsoft aren't 'scared' to show what they got. Nintendo shouldn't be either.
2nd May 2005, 01:56 AM
Well, while nintendo might not be "scared", you have to admit being the underdog in america would make anyone a little wary. I want to see the revolution at E3 as much as anyone else, but I say give em time, and see what they can show us. And while I may not be a "fanboy", I do have a larga affinity in my heart for Nintendo.
4th May 2005, 11:36 PM
Whoa... E3 so soon? Didn't they just have it a few months ago or something?
5th May 2005, 12:11 AM
Whoa... E3 so soon? Didn't they just have it a few months ago or something?
No...they had it almost a year ago, when they announced that Zelda was "Coming soon". ¬_¬
5th May 2005, 01:24 AM
Yeah but no matter what you talk about 'Coming soon' means 'Plan the next 8 months around this game which isn't even going to be out in the next 8 months so haha!'
If it really is coming soon they say something like 'Coming this summer/spring/fall/winter/January/February/March/April/May/June/July/August/September/October
/November/December/Halloween/Christmas/4th of July etc...'
E3 coming this May.....
11th May 2005, 11:16 AM
Doesn't add an awful lot, but still:
11th May 2005, 07:49 PM
E3 isn't something I've been following.
13th May 2005, 01:23 PM
Yay! Revolution will play DVD's! And is going to be very, very thin.
"Nintendo, struggling to shed an image that its technologies mostly appeal to children, is preparing to deliver a game console that is radically different from the cute and cuddly GameCube.
Perrin Kaplan, Nintendo's vice president for corporate affairs, said GameCube's successor would be "very, very sleek." She described it as horizontal and no taller than a stack of three DVD cases.
Unlike GameCube, the new system will play DVD's, Ms. Kaplin said, and will feature a wireless controller. It will play GameCube games as well as a new class of high-definition games, with new emphasis on online play ."
-New York Times
Edit: Well i'll be, dual-layered DVD's.
URL GET! (http://www.nintendo.com)
13th May 2005, 07:39 PM
Well well that makes things much more interesting.
EDIT: For the DS (http://www.nintendo.com/newsarticle?articleid=5bd75b1d-25f5-40f5-9a30-ef3ec7291401&page=currentNews) owners in da house.
13th May 2005, 09:41 PM
I'm glad the revolution will play DVD's and GCN games. Wireless Controllers are great. Now I don't have to go out and buy a wireless one, it comes with one :)
I can't wait to see the design of it. 3 DVD's high is not much at all. I also can't wait to see how the online feature of the Revolution and DS goes.
I forget did they say anything about price for online gaming? I have a feeling I've heard free but I'm not sure. I do know that I could benefit from free online gaming as long as they don't require a credit card like Xbox Live.
13th May 2005, 10:17 PM
I have a feeling I've heard free but I'm not sure. I do know that I could benefit from free online gaming as long as they don't require a credit card like Xbox Live.
It will be free. I can't recall where I read it, but it was recently. Besides, Nintendo had always maintained that they would never offer an online service unless they could do it 100% free -- not that most gamers ever remembered that fact :rolleyes:
13th May 2005, 11:30 PM
Yes the Revolution will be online for free and right out of the box.
(As far as i'm aware)
16th May 2005, 11:03 PM
I'm tingling with excitement...two more days until pics start overflowing the net!
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