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If you're a gamer, you know you can't even go near a gaming forum without seeing a thread dedicated to the Nintendo Revolution with a "bajillion" replies...

Nintendo has finally unveiled the controller for their next gen console, the Revolution!

Most people, even me, we're shocked at first, because it looks like a remote control, but it's much, much more!

Imagine it as a laser pointer if you must, the teaser video shows you just the tip od the iceberg of what you can do with it, it's a vistual fishing rod, sword, baseball bat, tennis racket, gun, and even a cooking utensil!

And it's MODULAR! You can already plug a mini jostick for FPS games for example...

And for those who have innovation, you can plug in your Gamecube controller if you want...

The conference (nearly and hour long, but worth a lot), pointed out two very important things:

-Nintendo invented the gamepad, and most of their controller are initially mocked but later imitated...

-Only Nintendo is interested in attracting non gamers, to the game industry, while the others just make sequels and more power consoles with more buttons...

-Their latest games have brought several thousands to the gaming arena, their innovative and simple games attract the old gamers that gave up on gaming and people who wouldn't normally game. Nintendogs is living proof, outselling PSP in a record time!

All the forums are full of people saying "Nintendo is insane! Their doomed", to "What the? Who's going to make games for this system?" and finally "OMG! This rocks! Nintendo has done it again!", I must admit I went though all those phases until I saw the teaser and conference...

Hideo Kojima and the President of Square Enix are quite excited about this new controller and are already planning on games for it...

Frankly, I was getting fed up of having so many buttons on a controller, so this is quite intriguing!
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From:carsond
Date:September 17th, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
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Just remember that Nintendo's history with "revolotionary" gaming pariferals is not the greatest in the world...
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From:tanukitsune
Date:September 17th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
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-Atari gamers thought the original NES controller was a retarded idea, they were wrong...

-They thought "shoulder buttons" were a stupid idea, there were wrong..

-They thought the anolog stick was gimmick and it wasn't really useful, they were wrong again...

-They thought the DS was another doomed gimmick, becuase of the touch screen and dual screen, and they were wrong yet again!

-People thought nobody would buy the GBA Micro, since it's just a smaller GBA (The same goes for the Game Boy Pocket), and it's sold out already in Japan...
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From:carsond
Date:September 18th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
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I have three things to say:

1. The R.O.B.

2. The PowerGlove.

3. The VirtualBoy.

I mean come on...Time will tell, but I don't think it will catch on.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:September 18th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
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I gotta give you those, but Nintendo was young and learning back then when they made R.O.B. and the Power Glove...

The Virtual Boy was simply.... rushed....

If these had only been tested a little more they might have been improved or simply abandoned, I'm sure the Revolution controller will be properly tested, besides, it's still a prototype...
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From:carsond
Date:September 19th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Like I said, I'm not sure if this will catch on. We'll have to wait and see.
From:myssk
Date:September 18th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
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I think this new controller has potential. The only glitch is that people sometimes don't take well to new styles of gameplay. I hope it catches on though. I think it is a good idea!
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