Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Forum Guy Spreads "Revolution-Secrects"

If you go to the following link

http://forums.nintendo.com/nintendo/board/message?board.id=revolution&message.id=151087

you will see what he has to say. On page 3 he post the following

Specs of Nintendo Revolution are as follows

A quad core IBM 2.7 G5 processor. IBM and NEC worked on the system LSI
512 megabits of Mosys Ram developed in conjunction with NEC
System Performance of 2 teraflops.
Graphics Chip: Developed by ATI. The team working on the Graphics chip use to work at ARTX who use to be employed by Silicon Graphics.

Lauch Date is March 2006
System Price is 249.00
System with Visor and Metroid 3: 349.00
Games at Launch Metroid, Zelda
Mario 128 will follow in the Summer

What is Revolutionary about console:

Nintendo has been working on a program called Project Reality for some time. It started back in development for the N64. The project has never stopped though Nintendo has failed to implement the project for some time. First with the N64 and then with the Gamecube. The Gamecube was the first time the company has released a home console that had inferior specs to the competition. The Gamecube was supposed to be significantly more powerful than the Xbox. However do to pricing the had to downscale the system. Nintendo originally partnered with Silicon Graphics(the guys who did Jurassic Park Dinosaurs) to develop a home console that could produce those level of graphics real time. They have been unable to achieve that until now. They have a new console that will in fact provide this level of performance. Though the system can produce 2 teraflops of information that is still not enough to produce that level of graphics realtime. The secret is a new form of bump mapping that will enable many textures on one polygon. The Jurassic Park Dinosaur T-Rex was composed of only 40000 polygons yet had many hundreds of textures on it. Until now there was no way of providing that level of realism in a game realtime. Nintendo has finally found a way.

Project Reality will come into fruition in March of 06. If you are wondering about HD for the Revolution Nintendo is just trying to keep costs down because the technology is expensive. You are getting a real time Silicon Graphics level of performance in a console. Nintendo's Dream is becoming a reality.

If you are wondering about a visor. Well it is true. However it is an Accessory that will be in the same category as the U-Force, PowerGlove, Superscope etc. It is designed for just First Person Shooters and is not necessary/required to play any game on the Console. It is designed just for a more immersive feel and has been developed by Emagin. It will be available as a Bundle for the Console to include the game Metroid 3. This will be available for Launch.

END POST

This may very well be true, although the Nintendo Forum users are doubting it, not surprisingly.

He has another post also

http://forums.nintendo.com/nintendo/board/message?board.id=revolution&message.id=134161&jump=true

I don't know what to say about his one. We'll see probably in a day or two what can be made of him. I might have a big post about this guy soon.

6 Comments:

Anonymous DlphnMod said...

Those links both go to the same post......did they remove the one with specs?

and why would they launch in march? they wouldn't even get to display anything at E3.

6/21/2005 3:47 PM  
Anonymous DlphnMod said...

I also refuse to believe that either Metroid or Zelda would be ready for launch.........and it would be a HUGE mistake to launch your two biggest trademark characters side by side.

6/21/2005 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Gamephoria said...

Good points. And even looking aside from the fact that those two shouldn't launch together, how in the world would Nintendo have time to put together a new Zelda? They'll be spending the rest of this year just finishing the GCN version. They would never release two zelda's so close to each other. I mean Reggie kept talking about how Zelda was a big reason for the GCN backwards compatibility, so people could stay excited about Zelda even with REV. on the horizon. Although...his comments seems to point towards Rev. releasing not too long after Zelda..so a spring or early summer release might not be out of the question. I actually expect a Metroid at launch, or close to launch. But I'm more worried about them getting some good third party stuff at launch.

6/21/2005 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

here you go folks:

http://forums.nintendo.com/nintendo/board/message?board.id=revolution&message.id=151087&view=by_date_ascending&page=3

6/21/2005 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. It is I SeriousGamer007.

Dont forget POWER5.

Good day.

6/24/2005 11:24 AM  
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