Archive for May, 2005

Nintendo Revolution Details and Pics

Nintendo RevolutionNintendo has released some pictures of the Nintendo revolution. Not only will the Nintendo Revolution will be backwards compatible with the GameCube, but it will play DVDs, and have downloadable access to 20 years worth of Nintendo 64, SNES, and even NES games. It will have a bay for an SD memory card to expand the system’s 512MB of flash memory. Wireless controllers, two USB 2.0 ports, and Wi-Fi access are also features.

Unfortunately, no mention is made of HDTV. I hope a console released in 2006 has HDTV support? Does anyone have any more info on this?

Link: engadgetNintendo Revolution pic
Link: bytesectorNintendo Revolution First Look

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Ultimate Irony? Xbox 360 / Mac

Xbox 360Tee hee. Ah, good one.

You know all those clips Microsoft was showing of Xbox 360 video games? They were coming off a Mac.

“We purchased a number of Apple G5’s because very specific hardware components of the G5 allow developers to emulate some of the technology behind future Xbox products and services,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. “This is an interim development tool that will be replaced with a more powerful and comprehensive solution later.”

Harr harr. Tee hee.

No big deal, really, but I still like it.

Link: News.ComXbox 360 Demos Running on Macs

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Halo 3 vs PS3

Xbox 360Bill Gates says that he will pit Halo 3 up against the PS3 when the PS3 is released.

“It’s perfect,” Gates says, radiant with bloodlust. “The day Sony launches [PS3], and they walk right into Halo 3.”

I just have one thing to say to that: puhleeze!

Link: gameindustry.bizGates bills Halo 3 as PS3 killer

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HDTV Gaming

PS3The PS3 and Xbox 360 will definitely support HDTV, exactly what I was hoping for. This HDTV support will be pushed by Sony and Microsoft as features of the new systems, and will probably cause an increase in HDTV sales as well, which is a good thing. But at a cost:

But the higher capabilities of the new consoles will increase development costs, putting added pressure on midsize game publishers to create hit titles that will allow them to remain financially viable.

And that has proved difficult for many. While the E3 show attracts hundreds of companies looking to stake a claim in the business, 35 percent of last year’s exhibitors will be no-shows this year–replaced by a comparable number of newcomers.

Link: News.ComHDTV Creates New Reality for Game Developers

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