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TM found this for you. Nintendo Revolution:
Didnt see anything on it's specs though.
**EDIT** except for this quote:
During the hour-long event Iwata revealed that the Revolution will come equipped with wireless Internet out of the box, and be backwards compatible with GameCube titles, suggesting a continuation of their proprietary media format. With regards to the Nintendo DS, Iwata announced that subscription-free wireless Internet play will begin this year with the release of Animal Crossing DS.
Reminds me of a Sony DVD player I bought a few years back. I'm assuming from these shots that the controllers are wireless like the Xbox 360 and PS3. I'm also assuming they're finally going to full-size DVDs, which for RPG fans like me is nice. I'm curious though, whether the mini DVDs of the GC will be compatible. Backwards compatibility will make or break this system for me.Registered Linux user #270181
05-17-2005 #14Originally Posted by jaboua
The Gamecube can't play DVDs other than the mini-DVDs that the games for the console come on, unless you bought a special DVD player with GC hardware in it that was put out by Panasonic? IIRC. The logic behind this, according to an interview I read with a Nintendo rep, was that at the time they wanted to focus on playing games, rather than trying to be an all-in-one media player like Sony and Microsoft. The folly of "doing everything ok but nothing well" is evident IMO with the release of the Sony PSP.
As for this next series of consoles, I haven't seen enough real-world specs yet or a list of the games available so I can't really say which would be a better deal, if any. Until then I'm happy with my portables and 2 current consoles.Registered Linux user #270181
I have just spent the last 2 hrs reading over everything I could find on XBOX 360, and personally I am quite impressed by it. And, I am really looking forward to owning one. I havent read much if anything on PS3 so I am not in a position to say which is better. My XBOX serves not only as my gaming device of choice atm, but also my dvd player. The one thing that would really piss me off and possibly delay my purchasing one in November when it comes out would be if XBOX games did not play on the 360. That would be infuriating. Although the reviews I read say they arent sure if its going ot happen or not, I honestly can't see any console not having that ability. You might as well cut your nose off to spite your face. Just seems to me like an obvious bad call. Anyone else feel the same at least in that respect and for all consoles?
05-17-2005 #16Originally Posted by techieMoe
even if they started selling candy, on a matter of principle i wouldn't buy it, i do everything i can to make sure that these people play no role in my life.
does it bother me that they're rich from selling an inferior proprietary product and that they piss on the parades on those who have no desire to become profiteering glutonists? you're damned right it does, and i'll be damned if i see the day there's a microsoft product in this house, apart from this xp disk, and my technical books about network infrastructure and directory services infrastructure don't count
05-17-2005 #17Originally Posted by JCaserta
Originally Posted by JCaserta
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05-17-2005 #20Originally Posted by JCasertaRegistered Linux user #270181