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Post by Pentagram.J2 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:00 pm

So, officially consider this the worst kept secret of the year. There's a pre-announcement supposedly slated for this month, but massive details are already coming in about what this system will offer:

-Significantly more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3
-Backwards compatible with all Wii software
-Blu-Ray player
-Said to come with two controllers, motion sensing one and classic one
-classic controller will be somewhat like an iPad with "6" single touch screen, d-pad, "L and R," two triggers, and "others." The functionality of the Wii's sensor bar has now been integrated into the controller, which would mean that you'd just use your controller as a sensor bar for Wiimote gameplay. It would a sport a front facing camera. (basically an iPad with buttons as they're calling it)
-Somewhat similar architecture to the 360, allowing third parties easier development
-Will likely be priced at around $350-$400
-Could very possibly launch this October or November
- Tech details (gonna quote hear as I really dont have too much of an idea about what this means)
Additionally, IGN has learned that the system will be based on a revamped version of AMD's R700 GPU architecture, not AMD's Fusion technology as previously believed, which will, as previously reported, out perform the PlayStation 3's NVIDIA 7800GTX-based processor. Like the Xbox 360, the system's CPU will be a custom-built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset, but the clocking speeds will be faster. The system will support 1080p output with the potential for stereoscopic 3D as well, though it has not been determined whether that will be a staple feature.
-size will be comparable to original 360, design will resemble a modernized SNES
-Touchscreen and streaming essentially confirmed
-Possible name of "Stream" along with others being considered
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-Controller to have front facing camera



This is all but confirmed, but this is the first time that significant details have accompanied rumors of the new console. So get ready to empty your wallets again (as I will be)

expect full reveal at E3 and a release in 2012

http://www.destructoid.com/rumors-aboun ... 8903.phtml
http://www.destructoid.com/more-nintend ... 8922.phtml
http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/116/1161875p1.html
http://www.destructoid.com/rumor-new-hd ... 8845.phtml
http://gear.ign.com/articles/116/1163325p1.html

**New Details Source** http://www.destructoid.com/rumor-projec ... 1648.phtml
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by MrBlip » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:10 pm

I really really really really really hate touch screens. Why the fuck can't they just have normal buttons?
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by Grndslmhttr3 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:16 pm

MrBlip wrote:I really really really really really hate touch screens. Why the fuck can't they just have normal buttons?
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by Pentagram.J2 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:28 pm

blip, read that part again
"an iPad with buttons..."
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by SixtyWattMan » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:29 pm

An iPad with buttons? The iPad has buttons...
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by a1dan » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:50 pm

Fuck touchscreen, fuck motion control and fuck 3d.
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by MrBlip » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:54 pm

Pentagram.J2 wrote:blip, read that part again
"an iPad with buttons..."
Pentagram.J2 wrote:an iPad with "6" single touch screen, d-pad, "L and R," two triggers, and "others."
"6" confused me. Sounded like were were implying there were "6" single touch screen buttons (as in 6 buttons on a touch screen), not a (what I assume you mean) 6-inch single touch screen.

So what the fuck is the touch screen for?
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by Pentagram.J2 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:57 pm

probably to add functionality to the controller. My guess is there will be additional areas on the touchscreen to complement the traditional 11 button controller that they'll have.

have faith, nintendo never really wastes a functionality on their systems
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by MrBlip » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:01 pm

No, but game developers like to make frustrating as hell controls with them.
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by Pentagram.J2 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:09 pm

im sure now that the DS has been around for about 7 years devs have gotten a handle on how to implement touch screens well in a game

also yes, the six was meant to read 6" as in 6 inches, but i was quoting that list of stuff so it turned to "6"
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by japanimater » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:01 pm

a1dan wrote:Fuck touchscreen, fuck motion control and fuck 3d.
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by Rat-morningstar » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:08 pm

wasn't nintendo going to focus more on handheld?

seems silly to divert a lot of resources to the console market considering it's pretty saturated already
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by a1dan » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:09 pm

japanimater wrote:
a1dan wrote:Fuck touchscreen, fuck motion control and fuck 3d.
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Definitely more fun than I ever had with the Wii (And the most fun I've had with any console), and if they're still going down this retarded path they've decided to take (motion, touch, 3d, blah fucking blah), it will probably remain that way for a long time.
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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by MrBlip » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:31 pm

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Re: New Nintendo Home Console

Post by SixtyWattMan » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:02 pm

japanimater wrote:
a1dan wrote:Fuck touchscreen, fuck motion control and fuck 3d.
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3D is stupid. Motion controls are gimmicky crap. Touchscreens on great on some things (phones) but they are being pushing into markets where they have no place. I personally think tablet "computing" is a fucking joke.
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