Tuesday 2 May 2006
A new racing game for Wii will be unveiled during Nintendo's E3 press conference, so says the company's executive vice president of sales and marketing, Reggie Fils-Aime.
While speaking at the Nintendo World Store last week, Reggie let slip that this new game would be used to demonstrate just how the Wii controller would work with racing games, stating that it would require it being used in a "very different way".
Unfortunately there is no clue as to what the game will
Tuesday 2 May 2006
It is becoming more and more likely that the nunchaku part of the Wii controller will have a built in accelerometer, allowing it to detect motion, as now an EA chief has let slip that this capability will play a major part in the Wii version of American Football game Madden.
Last week there was growing speculation that the nunchaku not only had an analogue stick and trigger switches but also had motion sensor capabilities, similar to the main wand part of the controller, but
Friday 28 April 2006
Whatever Nintendo decided to call its next-gen console, it was always going to be a talking point, but its choice of Wii has been met with a /huge/ response.
No more so than on our GamesRadar forums where Wii has been on the lips of nearly every poster since Nintendo revealed the curious moniker.
So, to give you an idea of what people think about the new name, here's a collection of some of the comments posted on the GR forums:
"Revolution was great. This is like the
Thursday 27 April 2006
Speculation is mounting that Nintendo has been economic with the details of its Revolution controller and that the nunchaku part contains a sensor that can detect speed of motion and tilt.
It was previously believed that the unit - which will connect to the main controller via a cord - would only feature an analogue stick and two trigger buttons. But rumours are circulating that the unit will also have a built in accelerometer that can sense when the unit is being tilted
Tuesday 11 April 2006
Nintendo's Revolution console will launch with around 20 games and will be cheaper than Xbox 360, that's the latest news from around the Nintendo camp fire according to company bigwig, George Harrison.
Harrison, who is Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications, has indicated that Revolution will probably have around 20 games available when the console launches and that "maybe a third" of those will be in-house Nintendo
Thursday 30 March 2006
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has voiced his concerns over the high prices that publishers are charging for the first wave of next-gen games, and claims he doesn't envision the same steep price tag being carried by Nintendo's titles for its GameCube successor, Revolution.
Speaking specifically about the US market, Iwata offered his belief that next-gen games would "cost an awful lot" - US gamers generally pay around $60 for an Xbox 360 game, which translates to
Thursday 30 March 2006
The finalised tech specs of Revolution have been confirmed and fall in line with the console's mooted low-tech nature, according to development sources. Indeed, if reports are to be believed, very little has changed about the details Nintendo released at last year's E3 event.
Revolution's silicon guts really aren't that far removed from that of GameCube, revolving around a pair of processors known as 'Broadway' (CPU) and 'Hollywood' (GPU).
The processing speed of the
Tuesday 28 March 2006
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has stated that Revolution, Nintendo's incoming next-gen console, won't be receiving a global launch. "We don't think it's necessary to do the simultaneous worldwide launch simply because others are doing this," said Iwata in an interview with Bloomberg.
It's hardly a surprise, and not just because Nintendo has a history of taking its time with regards to western releases of both hardware and software. Global launches are a massively
Nintendo has revealed that its next-generation machine, still codenamed Revolution, will offer gamers a back catalogue of classic titles from Sega Mega Drive and Hudson/NEC TurboGrafx consoles as part of Revolution's Virtual Console download network.
This news, announced today by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata at the Game Developers Conference, means that even more downloadable retro games will be available for Revolution; Nintendo revealed at last year's E3 that NES and Super NES titles
Sorry, no groundbreaking news on Revolution. That's what you wanted to know, right? Other than the Virtual Console announcement, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's keynote speech at the Game Developers Conference offered no screens, no movies and no further revelations concerning the one piece of hardware that's boggling minds on a daily