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Come the Revolution 165

GamesIndustry.biz has a piece looking at what game developers think will be required to ensure that Nintendo's Revolution doesn't go the way of the GameCube. From the article: "While this mutual exploitation between indies and Nintendo may grant the GameCube some stay of execution, the Kyoto giant's next home console will require a very different approach to marketing. Solid details about the Revolution remain sparse, yet Nintendo has stated it hopes to attract a different audience to the one being aggressively chased by Microsoft and Sony. This is the console that will support a back catalogue of twenty years' worth of Nintendo games, as well as new titles utilising the intriguing new controller."
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Come the Revolution

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  • by Thad Boyd ( 880932 ) on Monday March 06, 2006 @03:58PM (#14860857) Homepage
    Titles such as Black, TOCA Race Driver 3 and FIFA Street 2 should ensure the Xbox and PlayStation 2 remain comfortable under consumers' TV sets for the rest of the year. At least, that's the case for the two leaders of the pack - but a browse around retail outlets will reveal little in the way of software or hardware support for Nintendo's GameCube.
    Seems like Nintendo had some kind of game coming in the fall though...jeez, what was it called? The Legend of something or other.
  • by WillAffleckUW ( 858324 ) on Monday March 06, 2006 @05:18PM (#14861729) Homepage Journal
    Because, as we all know, having really cool games that are fun to play is less important than having 200 versions of football games which simulate raindrops spattering off the helmets of the football players and audio surround-sound of their breathing.

    After all, it's always true that following the true path:

    1. make FPS or Sport Game with little or no story line
    2. put it on a console that you lose money on
    3. expect people to buy lots of games, like say Final Fantasy I to XII.
    4. Profit! ... now if I could only find the sarcasm key on my keyboard ...

Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies, Statistics, Benchmarks, and Delivery dates.