""The Turning Point in the Console War""4.5 starson by abrightwell
Pros: Virtual Console, Backwards Compatible, "Next Gen" Controlers
Cons: Not Enough Tech Specs
Summary: I am writing this review for the fact of the totally one-sided reviews from the Nintendo Fan-boys, and the Anti-Nintendo Club.
The Nintendo Revlution will be a console that will change gaming. From the most innovative company, Nintendo, not only will the Revolution change gaming, but the way we connect to gaming; from the connection to the TV to the controlers we use.
Here is the Current Innformation on the Nintendo Revolution:
The cool look:
The new console boasts high-quality materials and a smart, compact design, approximately the size of three standard DVD cases stacked together. A variety of prototype colors are being showcased during E3. It will come with a silver stand that makes the system a welcome, artistic component of any multimedia setup, whether it’s displayed vertically or horizontally.
The new console plays all games from the current Nintendo GameCube generation. But there's more…
The secret weapon:
The console also will have downloadable access to 20 years of fan-favorite titles originally released for Nintendo 64, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and even the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
A bay for an SD memory card will let players expand the internal flash memory.
Two disc formats, one slot:
Instead of a tray, a single, innovative, self-loading media bay will play both 12-centimeter optical discs used for the new system as well as Nintendo GameCube discs. Owners will have the option of equipping a small, self-contained attachment to play movies and other DVD content.
The system boasts 512 megabytes of internal flash memory, wireless controllers, two USB 2.0 ports and built-in Wi-Fi access. A worldwide network of Nintendo players can gather to compete in a comfortable, inviting environment. Revolution’s technological heart, a processing chip developed with IBM and code-named "Broadway," and a graphics chip set from ATI code-named "Hollywood," will deliver game experiences not previously possible.
Introduction of a number of new franchise properties will add to the world’s richest stable of stars, including Mario, Zelda, Super Smash Bros., Donkey Kong and Metroid.
A number of Wi-Fi-enabled launch titles are in development that will employ Nintendo’s newly announced wireless gaming service, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. A worldwide network of Nintendo players can gather to compete in a comfortable, inviting environment.
Freedom of design:
A dynamic development architecture equally accommodates both big-budget, high-profile game “masterpieces” as well as indie games conceived by individual developers equipped with only a big idea.
Though Nintendo of Japan has not announced it yet, look for information on HD support and Surrond Sound support in November of 2005.
(ALL INFORMATION OF HD SUPPORT IS IMPLIED SO FAR, NOTHING HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED)