Post by Andronicus on Apr 25, 2005 22:35:43 GMT -5
Just like I started the Zelda '05 thread, I'm starting a Revolution thread. Please, feel free to discuss the Revolution/N5/Happy Game Device Plus here - if there is another thread like this, then I have forsaken this forum...
It's on IGN. Apparently the Broken Saints website has leaked info regarding real-time 3D projection (me not know what is that...), and gyroscopes, and controllers with new input measures, that are wireless, etc.
Very interesting - apparently this technology will be making it to cinemas in the near future (the 3D projection thingy), and one os the consoles has been the first to utilise this technology for gaming... the Nintendo perhaps?
Still only speculation. Still only a rumour. Best rumour I've heard as of yet. Only 3 weeks until we find out.
Discuss. Please. ;D
(No word on the highly anticipated "The Legend of Super Dr. Mario Kong Prime 4: Melee +"... we'll have to wait for that one though... ;D)
It depends on how the touch screen controller works, of course. Think about it... the Gamecube has suffered poor press for its bizarre controller and weird kidney-shaped buttons. Despite being a Gamecube addict, I still struggle to hit the X button when it's required... and the Z button is a bit of a pain as well.
A touch screen interface will give every game a unique controller format, suited perfectly for the game required. My only concern is that we would finally lose the satisfying clunk of a button press... that little raised area that means you KNOW you're pressing the right button or not.
Tilt technology (or at least the Gyro technology used in WarioWare Twisted... as opposed to the mercury-based technology used in Kirby Tilt N Tumble and Yoshi's Universal Gravitation) could well be put to good use, I'd imagine.
The 3D projection thing, on the other hand, doesn't sound like an affordable idea, or a good one. It won't be able to hook up to TVs, for a start, requiring a projection unit at, no doubt, extra cost.
However, that piece looks to me like someone's sat down with all of the rumours and written them up into a whole, claiming them as fact. I remain sceptical on such things...
But, while touch screen technology isn't desirable for a console (it works on the DS because you are actually looking at what you're touching, but when you play a console you don't stare at the controller) some kind of custom control system could well be a revolution in itself. I never quite got used to the PSX/PS2 pads (plain or dualshock) or indeed the X-Box pads. Maybe you get used to them, maybe not.
In my head I'm seeing holograms, but I'm sure that's completely wrong, right? That'd have to cost a bucket-load. How does it work, and what is it?
I agree on the controllers - the button "clunk" is all part of it - if you were pressing a flat touch-screen...
Man I hope Nintendo pulls this off well - if it's too gimmicky or way too inconvenient than I'd be downright bummed... But I'm sure they know what they're doing - they have been around for over 100 years or something after all. ;D
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 26, 2005 11:56:15 GMT -5
(Because of the bad design of my desk, the Esc key was accidentally pressed and all things that I typed are gone!! I HATE ESC AND LOVE CTRL+Z (undo)!!!)
A few comments:
3D projection: I don't want it. I want an ordinary console - and I hope the new console will support monitor at common resolutions (I don't want to see my screen always displaying a 640*480 screen whenever I launch a game. This is happening when I use a cable to link the monitor to the GC digital AV out to the monitor. The cable does not function properly now - I cannot receive any BLUE colour!)
Gyro controller: Great idea, but will the sensor become something like the analog stick? You know, the analog sticks on the GC may "move" themselves (The C stick / Analog stick are considered moving even if you don't tough them due to error in the controller - 2 of my controllers behave like this and I need to press X+Y+START EVERYTIME I start the GC!) and the gyro sensor may do the same.
Touch screen: Okay, I don't like the idea for using it for controlling, but it can be used in other ways: (1) Whenever you get a high score, sign on it (See Polarium)! (2) Make things like WarioWare for Revolution - use the touch screen to control another screen. (3) Typing - whenever you need name entry, use it! (4) Ststem menu - display things like "Adjust controller" (see above) or "backup game data".
Other things that may not be mentioned: Removable hard disk / SD card saving: If I can access save data using a computer, then I may backup, distribute, or do anything else to it! Yeah, I love the idea of Polarium for us to send puzzles to other people, so I am now thinking of sending game data without taking the memory card itself to your friend's house.
Video output: AV output, S-Video, monitor (with adjustable resolution), USB monitor (Oooh I've started to be crazy) and even more interfaces in order to let more people be able to play them! I think the idea of buying a TV just for playing games is stupid. (Yeah, I seldomly watch TV and the only channel that I use frequently is the AV input channel...) Another idea, since Nintendo is partnered with Panasonic, why not let it release a small TV screen that is adaptable to GC/Revolution to that it can be played anywhere whenever a plug is found?
Post by Hiker of Games on Apr 27, 2005 8:17:39 GMT -5
Actually, if you had a touch screen, this is what would be a neat idea. You could BUY custom controller molds. Just a bit of plastic you put over the touch screen that'll have buttons to press down on the touch pad for you.
Granted, it's a rididulous idea. I prefer the regular controller-type myself.