VIDEO It Prints Money! In 3D! The Nintendo DS/2DS/3DS Discussion

Discussion in 'Games' started by The2ndQuest, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Seems there was an offhand mention of this in an interview on IGN back in November, and now they've followed up with these very small tidbits from Nintendo head Satoru Iwata that were published by a Japanese newspaper.

    -The product will "enable fun and movement not seen before." He added: "I expect it to become a third pillar, next to GameCube and Game Boy."

    -The product would be unveiled at the Electronics Entertainment Expo 2004 in LA this May.

    -Company representatives have previously confirmed that it would not be a full-blown successor to any existing hardware.

    -They'd like to have a world-wide release for it, if production capabilities allow.


    Any thoughts of what they could be up to?
  2. jedi_john_33 Jedi Grand Master

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    i hope theres a massive mario game that goes with whatever they're up to.

    anything other than that, i dont care
  3. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Is this gonna end-up like Virtual Boy?

    //shudders
  4. Darth_Kevin Force Ghost

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    I have a hard time with "fun and movement". Maybe some for of clothing with a game built in?? :)
  5. Da_Joker Jedi Knight

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    It's got to be a Game Boy where the games our on CD's.
  6. Vader Fett Jedi Master

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    omg! Virtual Boy Advance! omg!
  7. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    A Nintendo version of Sony's eye-toy?
  8. Vader Fett Jedi Master

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  9. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  10. Da_Joker Jedi Knight

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    Maybe it will be a van that Scooby-Doo drives.
  11. Vader Fett Jedi Master

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    well it can't be any worse than the Power Glove.
  12. son_of_the_tear Force Ghost

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    Don't be dissin' on the Power Glove!

    To quote from the seminal film of 1989, "The Wizard":

    "I love the power glove. It's so bad!"


    "Yeah, well, uh, just keep your Power Gloves off her, pal, huh? "
  13. WormieSaber Force Ghost

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    The Power Glove was cool.

    The Virtual Boy gave me a headache.

  14. Jedi-Anakin-Solo Force Ghost

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    I only played the Virtual Boy once @ Blockbuster.

    Nothing really special.

    This I am excited about though. :)
  15. tim500 Jedi Knight

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    Virtual Boy!


    *Runs and hides under a rock*
  16. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    I see only one possible answer: Nintendo has created a system completely dedicated to DDR. Doesn't explain the "fun" comment, though.
  17. Darth_Kevin Force Ghost

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  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Even more fun than a game based on RAM, "Dance Dance Revolution"...

  19. Janz_Walker Jedi Master

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    It will probably be like Sony's webcam thingy they have for PS2, but a type that actually has a use. They had that thing on display in Best Buy a month ago or so, with that game where you swat ninjas out of the air like flies. It was hilarious seeing people try it out. :p

    It would be nice if was actual support for online play, though.
  20. Vader Fett Jedi Master

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  21. Jedi-Anakin-Solo Force Ghost

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    Maybe online support for GBA's? [face_shocked]
  22. Jans_Walker Jedi Knight

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    crazy little buggers, yeah. Ninjas.

    Of course it probably wont' have a use. I haven't seen any game that actually needs the GBA's functionality. Nintendo tries so hard to make that thing an integral accessory, but it's just not so.

    Take Four Swords Plus for example. The only thing the GBA does is make you play the levels on the GBA screen while the overworld map is on the TV screen. No reason at all to do so.

    First, yes, it's a GameCube game. And secondly, all it does is to seemingly ruin a great gameplay experience with four players by requiring all four players to own a GBA to be able to play it.

    Whatever happened to just using GameCube controllers?

    You can tell I've become a cynic. :p
  23. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    '...Regarding the new product, Iwata says "We'll announce the new product in America in May. We use the phrase 'A product of a different nature' to describe the product, but the idea that anyone who plays it will find it interesting remains unchanged." He finishes off with, "It should be a hint to the next generation of hardware. This will be the year that we put up a serious fight with this new product." '
  24. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    They probably said the same thing about Virtual Boy.
  25. tyderium1111 Jedi Master

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    I'm guessing something involving portable minidisc playing, simply because of the PSP.