Saturday, July 02, 2005

Ign to post this tomorrow

I was e-mailed the following link by someone who wishes to remain anonyomous.

Here is the transcript:

Revolution Update
Revolution to be able to output to multiple televisions.
by Matt Casamassina

July 3, 2005 - At a share holders meeting today, Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s president, Saturo Iwata, revealed that the company's next generation game console, code-named Revolution, would be able to wirelessly output to multiples televisions. He went on to explain that this would, "add an exciting, new element to multiplayer games," and would, "give developers a tool to deliver creative and fun gaming expierences."

Iwata revealed that Nintendo co-developed this technology with wireless solutions expert Broadcom. Iwata said, "By utilizing Broadcom's wireless technology, Nintendo can provide the high performance connectivity capabilities that will truly make users of Revolution say, 'Wow!'" Earlier this year, Broadcom announced a strategic partnership with Nintendo to provide its next generation consoles with wireless broadband technologies.

While Iwata did not go into any specifics about implementation of this technology, it seems that the Revolution will be able to output different images to different devices. Theoretically, then, the Revolution could allow players to play games in rooms other than that which the Revolution is in, or have multiplayer games with each person at a different TV, but playing the game on the same Revolution. However, all of this is currently nothing more than speculation. Nintendo's cryptic comments could easily mean something entirely different.

At May's E3 event, Saturo Iwata commented that the Revolution will fundamentally change the way in which controller, console, television and wifi interact. Could this new innovation from Nintendo be the change Iwata had in mind? Maybe. We will have to wait and see until more information is released.


Notice the July 3rd date. This could very well be true and probably is. Imagine, your friend/s are over and you want to play a multiplayer game but you hate looking at 4 inchs of space. Just hook up a couple more tvs and BAM! Magic. Beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stfu.

7/02/2005 11:16 AM  
Blogger salman said...

Please stfu.

The next IGN update isn't until tuesday; they're off Monday.

And, I really doubt someone got inside IGN's internal servers and stole a future update; I doubt they even write this stuff that far in advance.

7/02/2005 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its possible, I guess IGN could have known that it was going to be revealed and wrote the article in advance because its a holiday weekend, and it accidentally got posted.

7/02/2005 11:19 AM  
Anonymous 128marios said...

if this is a revolution, i am from mars.
it's a stupid thing because you would need a wi-fi receiver device with batteries or power supply for each television set you use.
if this is the only special feature of the revo about graphics capabilities, it will be a commercial suicide.

7/02/2005 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont think this is a revolution its just is one of the little thing thats cool about the rev. if this is real... it would be awsome!

7/02/2005 2:12 PM  
Blogger Nomadx469 said...

hey 128marios i guess you prefer to have split screens when playing with a bud. and duh this is not the revolutionary aspect of the revo, but possible plus for in home muti pling

7/02/2005 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't they just had a shareholder's conference the other day about the release date... Besides...this isn't mind blowing...or even realistic

7/02/2005 4:00 PM  
Blogger tujomi said...

This could easily be realistic. All you'd need is a small low power transmitter and reciever.

If this concept isn't realistic then I guess the thought of me being connected wirelessly to the internet isn't realistic either.

7/02/2005 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Keither said...

Didn't anyone else notice that every time that "Matt" mentions Iwata, the first name is spelt wrong? Sure he has a few typos in his articles, but for the Nintendo channel writer to CONSTANTLY spell Iwata's name wrong is a bit suspect.

7/02/2005 4:39 PM  
Blogger HereticPB said...

I don't believe fletcher. I received some emails from him as well.

7/02/2005 4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

y r u telling him to "stfu" when he's just posting what he got sent to him?

and couldn't the receiver just be plugged into the av thing on ur tv or vcr and get power from that? and couldn't the revo be the transmitter?

7/02/2005 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That better not be what's so damn revolutionary. Granted it's hard to live up to all the hype that's been circulating, but still, how is this revolutionary. Even though I hate having to have split screens during multiplayer games, I'd rather have that then have my friends all in other rooms.

7/02/2005 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is the revolutionary aspect, then nintendo21 should have something on it. Hopefully this isn't the big surprise...

7/02/2005 10:08 PM  
Blogger tujomi said...

You know, I was playing my DS earlier when I realized how easy it would really be to wirelessly hook up the Rev to the TV. I mean, I have an old tv and I could see the top screen of my DS was being displayed on my tv screen. If the Rev was programmed to specifically be displayed on the tv, then it should be able to easily if the DS can do it through a glitch.

7/03/2005 1:58 AM  
Blogger Samusa said...

This is not the revolutionary aspect. Don't worry. No one can deny it is a good idea though.

7/03/2005 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your credibility has been shattered...

7/04/2005 4:42 AM  

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