Basically, Nintendo got worshipped like Gods when they led the way back in the days of the N64, and this sent them on an ego trip, from which they've still not recovered.
They ARE trying to re-live the days of the N64.
The thing is, revolution for the sake of revolution just doesn't work.
So there's a chance they're onto a genuinely good idea, otherwise they'd be better of just milking the Gamecube to it's entire potential.
We didn't dismiss the N64 until Perfect Dark and Conker showed signs of slowdown. It was the N64 hardware holding people back, stopping them from going further and doing new things (like online gaming, which the Gamecube never went on to do ANYWAY!).
What has the Gamecube hardware struggled with? Nothing.
Have ANY complaints been about the technicality of games. No.
The only problem has been the actual content of games.
At the beggining it was because devellopers were still concentrating on the technical side, as you would with new hardware.
Now we are finally at the stage where the technical side is all set out already and devellopers can finally put all their efforts into a game.
Game production costs are ready to plummet.
I remember back in the days of the Amiga when I could pick up a game for £5-7. The game might not be amazing, but for that price it didn't matter. A game was a game.
Then when hardware got more advanced and games became more complex, game devellopment costs rocketed. With advanced devellopment tools, games can become relatively easy to make again, meaning that not all devellopers need blow a fortune on coding and can concentrate on interesting game design.
Then these new games will be able to retail for a cheaper price and will sell to people who'd never have paid £40 for such a game, but were happy to pay £10-£20.
There's still a market for full priced games, but that's being dominated by the big name publishers.
Either that or Nintendo will just make the whole lot obselete with some "revolution"! :-D
> The whole idea of gyro-controllers (if it turns out to be more than
> idle speculation) seems just like "revolution" for
> revolution's sake.
That was the big downfall of Windwaker.
But we might be wrong. Nintendo MIGHT have something really amazing up their sleeve, but "might" isn't enough to get someone excited. :-)
> Well I imagine analogue control is still used.
So analogue control to move Mario, and then shake the pad up and down to activate the Gyro to make him jump! :-D
The fact is I haven't a clue what Nintendo plan and how it'll work.
But I bet it'll be good.
> But there's no point in speculating here.
Cheeky beggar! You post a list of rumours AND THEN expect people not to speculate about things!
You're mad you are! Completely mad! woogooootyotoo5o5oo5y!
But there's no point in speculating here.
It stemmed from this "No A and B buttons" rumour.
So they're going to name their buttons different.
But in another thread when I asked what the Gamecube can't do, you said something along the lines of the Revolution being something amazingly new and different, that wouldn't even use buttons anymore! :-P
> And control it without buttons...
> Mario Sunshine... Gyro style... :-D
Who said there wouldn't be any buttons?