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So Nintendo announced their new controller this evening. In one hand one holds a space-and-direction aware remote control type device. Motion is detected by the console, so you can point at things on the screen or swing it to swing a sword for example. Additional attachments can also be used, like a traditional analog stick. In that setup, imagine using the analog stick to move your character and the "remote" to look around and shoot... at the same time!

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The basics
Info at IGN

I'm excited and see this as actually something revolutionary -- a new way to interact with video games. I know Nintendo will do well with their games and I'm excited to see what 3rd part developers create!

Your thoughts?
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I already had one foot through Nintendo's door after E3, and now I'm ready to dive in head first. I haven't been this excited for a new console since the original PlayStation in '96. I am so glad Nintendo is distancing itself from the 800 pound gorillas. Viva la revolution!

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post #3 of 10
My thoughts are thus:

1 - Nintendo is insane.
2 - When can I pre-order?
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post #4 of 10
I like the idea, but not the implementation. Controller A looks too much like a TV remote; the remote-remote-joystick control add-on looks stupid.
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Also, the Revolution should be compatible with existing Game Cube games and accessories. Meaning, if you want a traditional controller, just plug one in.
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post #6 of 10
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Also, the Revolution should be compatible with existing Game Cube games and accessories. Meaning, if you want a traditional controller, just plug one in.

It is. There are four gamecube controller ports and two gamecube meory cards located under a flap on the top on the console.

Its one of the photos in this gallery

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post #8 of 10
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Originally posted by Placebo
I like the idea, but not the implementation. Controller A looks too much like a TV remote; the remote-remote-joystick control add-on looks stupid.

It will be amazing despite what you think of it.
post #9 of 10
I love that mock-up, it looks like the most perfect video game controller ever made. Except one thing. It doubles the GC controller's greatest flaw... the Z button!

Put the two Z buttons on the back of the handles where they belong, then you have perfection!
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post #10 of 10
It is only IGN's mockup, and it should be noted they usually do a hatchet job of mockups. I trust the actual controller will be much more well crafted.
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