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Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« on: September 16, 2005, 02:16:08 PM »
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 TOKYO, Sept. 16, 2005 – Every gamer who plays. Every one who used to play. Even those who have yet to play, Nintendo is your bet.

As the cornerstone of his speech today at the Tokyo Game Show’s annual event, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata elaborated on the theme of the company’s aim and proven ability to broaden the population of video game players. Two shining examples highlighted in his keynote include the smash-hit sales of the highly innovative Nintendogs game for the portable DS system, and the new controller which will be central to the company’s upcoming console system code-named Revolution.

Nintendo breaks with more than 20 years of video game history by abandoning the traditional controller held with two hands and introducing an all-new freehand-style unit held with one hand.

The intuitive, pioneering interface, allows players to run, jump, spin, slide, shoot, steer, accelerate, bank, dive, kick, throw, and score in a way never experienced in the history of gaming.

“The feeling is so natural and real, as soon as players use the controller, their minds will spin with the possibilities of how this will change gaming as we know it today,” explains Satoru Iwata, Nintendo president. “This is an extremely exciting innovation - one that will thrill current players and entice new ones.”

When picked up and pointed at the screen the controller gives a lightning-quick element of interaction, sensing motion, depth, positioning and targeting dictated by movement of the controller itself.

The controller also allows for a variety of expansions, including a “nunchuk” style analogue unit offering the enhanced game play control hard-core gamers demand.

The response from all major publishers worldwide has been extremely positive. Beyond its other innovations, the new controller gives third-parties flexibility, allowing them the option to use as many or as few of the controller features as they desire. In addition, incorporated technology will easily allow games from the NES, SNES, N64 and Nintendo GameCube generations to be controlled in familiar fashion.

Nintendogs for the DS, a virtual and sophisticated dogfest, has taken the gaming world by storm already selling more than 1.5 million units in Japan and North America combined. The game, just as Iwata believes the Revolution controller will do, is exciting current game players and attracting hordes of new consumers into the playing world.

http://www.nintendo-europe.com/NOE/en/GB/news/article.do?elementId=GHvX4mZtsIhFJHkJI0Wf1j9D7O9HYZ7c
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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005, 02:26:28 PM »
Gawd bless Nintendo - still innovating and keep games pure, gotta love 'em! *goes and hugs Gamecube*
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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005, 02:29:19 PM »
how the hell do you run and press shot and sprint with one hand???
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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2005, 02:40:38 PM »
Sounds a bit too tough to me

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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2005, 02:54:31 PM »
http://hardware.gamespot.com/Story-ST-15143-2567-x-x-x&tag=gs_hp_flashtop_read

A 'hands-on' report of the new controller in action. Sounds very intriguing.
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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2005, 02:58:00 PM »
http://hardware.gamespot.com/Story-ST-15143-2567-x-x-x&tag=gs_hp_flashtop_read

A 'hands-on' report of the new controller in action. Sounds very intriguing.

sounds like for you'll be turning it sideways for "classic nintendo action"
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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2005, 03:13:11 PM »
Yep - big selling point of the Revolution will be the fact you can download any NES, SNES or N64 game, so the controller has to be versatile. Don't think it will convert many to Nintendo from the PS2 or X-Box, but it will entice new gamesplayers, which seems to be another factor in its creation.
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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2005, 03:38:56 PM »
Pass the remote,will yer? ;D
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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2005, 06:23:31 PM »
While I've grown up on nintendo (  8) thats right ladies) and love all the new stuff they do, I can only imagine they will give the sort of "new" gamers, who were "responsible" if you like for the Gamecube selling so low, even more excuse not to buy the new console due to the obscurity of this new device. I'll give it a try but i cant imagine that 2 part controller being easy to use from the start.
Also interesting how Nintendo seems to be pushing the analogue stick off to one side, bearing in mind they invented the thing.
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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2005, 06:31:14 PM »
The pad is more to be used in conjuction with interactive games...

One is even for a drill apparently when you are a dentist? :o

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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2005, 10:58:53 PM »
From the looks of the video you can point and shhot in a duck hunt/time crisis manner.
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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2005, 11:09:02 PM »
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Re: Nintendo reveals Revolution controller
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2005, 11:26:30 PM »
Fits like a?
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