Tuesday, July 05, 2005

EB Employee

This was a post by a user on the Gamefaq forums

Gamefaq Forum

Hey guys got some big info., sorry if you've already read it, but I just got the ability to post topics again. Anyway, my mom works at EB and recieve ceartain info. from Nintendo to tell ceartain customer's about the console if they want to know, because they just recieved a picture of the Revo. Here is what all it said... the Revo will be built to bring the console industry a little farther away from home. You guessed it, it will have a detachable screen. However, it stated they weren't 100# sure it would be packaged with the system, because they wanted to keep the console as cheap as possible. They also stated that the controller issue will be fixed with several new feature to hit the console industry, the major one being touch screen technology. It stated that playing your old console games won't be a problem at all, with the touch screens images of the buttons of all the past systems and several new games to be released will be as easy as clicking on the corresponding buttons in the choices of over 50 buttons. It also stated that there will initially be only one console color, black, but will later be several different colors.

Well, this is the most believable thing I've heard. It also supports Gameinformers story.

Skies of wonder knows something?

First off. Check out this link:
Gamefaq Forums

Now that you have read it some, or you hopefully have. What do you think? Supposedly he works for Square Enix, now, if you work at Square Enix why would you type encrypted messages and bother telling people? You probably wouldn't. That is why he is fake and not real.

Believe what you will

Mario Revolution Ad?

Check it out for yourself

Mario Wireframe

Do you believe it is real? There isn't anything saying it isn't, but it could have easily been made by anyone.

Source - Nintendo Forums

Interview with Insider

This is a transcript interview from Nintendorevo. Note, when it says "Me" it is not actually Me, it is the creator of Nintendorevo.

My interview with "NIREVOLUTION"
Here it is:
Me: Exactly why are you doing this?
Me: What are your motivations behind doing this?
Him: okay
Him: I did this because Nintendo is paying me $20 a week for me to raise the hype
Me: How did Nintendo find you and why you?
Him: most of what I have said it truth, but some isn't all it seems
Him: well I was on gamefaqs forums and some guy IMs me
Him: I guess he was on the forums as well
Him: and he asked me if I wanted to earn some money
Him: and I said sure
Him: and I said what's the catch?
Him: and he said that you have to raise the hype for the Nintendo Revolution
Me: Have you gotten any money yet? From Nintendo?
Him: not yet
Him: but I might just do it for free :D
Him: it's fun
Me: So it could not even be them?
Him: that's correct
Him: it's funny
Him: they gave me NIREVOLUTION because NI in Jap. means 2
Him: so if people got the hints right
Me: So when they contacted you, what kind of information did they hand to you?
Him: a ton of things
Him: like the diff. types of the Rev.
Him: the games
Him: etc.
Him: they also gave me this link:
Him: http://v3.espacenet.com/origdoc?DB=EPODOC&IDX=US2005130744&F=0&QPN=US2005130744
Him: it's a patent of their online service
Him: and the Rev.
Me: Anything specific about the controller any pictures?
Him: they didn't give me any pictures.
Him: just links
Him: like the one that I just gave you
Me: Can you display all of the links?
Him: everything I said about the controller is fake.
Him: sure
Him: that's all I can find right now
Me: Anything you could give us to prove your the real deal? Besides the patent
Him: okay
Him: what kind of proof do you have in mind?
Me: Anything that would connect you to Nintendo?
Him: I told you
Him: I don't really work permanently for Nintendo.
Him: let me find the proof
Me: ok
Him: I have another link to another patent
Me: What is the patent for?
Him: the controller
Me: Are you sure it is for it?
Him: it's the N64 controller but with a screen
Him: other than that I can't give you any other proof
Me: send me the link
Him: okay
Him: http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/news/06/24/rev_not_screen005.jpg
Him: that's the concept of the controller
Him: http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/news/06/24/rev_not_screen004.jpg
Him: the concept of cube mapping
Him: http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/news/06/24/rev_not_screen003.jpg
Him: and my guess is the prototype of the Rev. controller.
Me: the last one is for gamecube
Him: yes
Him: but notice the screen at the controller
Him: let's move on
Him: ask another question.
Me: Will “Revolution” be the final name?
Him: my guess is yes
Me: What about the hardware? Any specs you know or were given?
Him: there will be a 512 MB flash drive to save games
Him: 256 DDR SDRAM
Him: 128 MB ATI "Hollywood" graphics card
Him: 2 USB ports
Him: ethernet port
Him: that was everything I was given
Me: Any special about Hollywood?
Him: yes
Him: it allows cube mapping
Him: it's one of a kind
Him: if you notice at the movies
Him: you will see the best special effects
Him: the "Hollywood" graphics card is made to make those special effects a reality in gaming
Me: Isn't 256mb ram a bit too small?
Him: not really
Him: in gaming 256 MB = 512 MB for PCs
Me: still a lot of gaming today in PC is 512mb or higher
Him: yes
Him: but for the more important games
Me: but this console will last for another 5 years?
Him: yes, it will
Him: listen
Him: I have to go
Him: we will continue this tomorrow
Me: ok

Believe what you will

Source - Nintendorevo

Revolution Name Vote

I have created a list of names for my Revolution Site. Please post under comments simply which one you like best. The majority does not neccisarily mean that it will be chosen.

1. RevolutionNebula.com
2. NRN.com (Nintendo Revolution Nebula)
3. NintendoRevolutionNebula.com
4. Connect-Revolution.com
5. ConnectRevolution.com

I don't want anything like RevolutionNews it is too bland. I want something creative. I will add to the list later probably.

SeriousGamer007 reveals all

Hi Everyone I feel that it is time to reveal myself and who I am.

I always wanted to work for Nintendo when I was a kid. I grew up playing their games since I was 8. First Nintendo game I played Karate Champ. Loved it. Then I played Super Mario Bros. and couldnt stop until I beat Bowser. I have owned every Nintendo Console except the Virtual Boy.

I do not work for Nintendo. I am sorry. I used to be in the United States Military. I have served in both the United States Air Force as well as the US. Army as an Intelligence Analyst.

I am currently in Marketing. Internet Marketing. I have been researching the Revolution for the last couple of years. Following its every move. Using my skills I have learned in intel to do my research. Using my marketing skills to write these threads to generate hype. The information I have given all of you pictures, specs, etc. is what I have compiled based off this extensive research.

In intel you often have to distinguish between what is real or not. What is of value and what is bogus. The info I have given you was my best guess based on what we know, patents file, financial reports, etc.

Why did I do this you ask. Well I always wanted to work for Nintendo since I was a kid. Originally I wanted to be a game tester, then designer, and eventually I just wanted to run the Nintendo of America. It was a kids dream.

I started noticing how I felt Nintendo was being mismanaged. My first worries came when the N64 was overhyped and under delivered. It was supposed to be what I hope the Revolution will be. As powerful as a Silicon Graphics Workstation. Ultimately it did not deliver and I remember being disappointed with the console. Some games were fun but I really enjoyed my Playstation though I pumped money into my N64 just because I was loyal to Nintendo and still loved their first party games.
The Gamecube continued this trend. It lost more marketshare than the N64 did and I new Nintendo did not have the right people in the front office.

You see I am a Fanboy in the sense however I can look at things objectively and say wait a minute things are not so good in Nintendo land. I love Nintendo's First Party games but as I saw their marketshare dwindle I grew concerned.

They are constantly getting outmarketed by Sony and Microsoft. It is the Perception that Microsoft and Sony generate. When Microsoft claimed that Nintendo was a cute little purple system designed for kids Nintendo did not come back to slam them. Where was the marketing team there.

Nintendo's Kiddy image is owed to its competitors creating that illusion as much as Nintendo letting them do it. Nintendo could of easily struck back with the right people in place.

I started to notice the Fanboys of Nintendo shake and quiver in the forums. They loved the console but were getting owned and ragged on by Sony and Microsoft Fanboys. Nintendo once again created the wrong perception by stating our console will be 2-3 times more powerful than the Gamecube. Only to back track these statements.

These were not smokescreens but marketing mistakes. These were not designed to mislead Sony and Microsoft but were blunders.

I saw this and was not going to let Nintendo get its Arsse Kicked anymore. I would use my past expertise to drive up hype. I knew how to do it and I would.

Because every Nintendo Fan deserves it. I wont give you my real name because I dont want you to know it. This wasnt for my attention. I just want Nintendo to kick arsse again.

For once to deliver what it did in the 8bit and 16bit days.
In a recent Nintendo Forum post, SeriousGamer007 stated he actually knew nothing about the Revolution. Here is his post:

I thought if I could drive up hype maybe it would make a change. Maybe Nintendo will deliver the ultimate console again like they did with the NES and the Super Nes and what they promised with the N64.

Maybe I could get the Fanboys in Sony and Microsoft to be in shock and come back to Nintendo. This grew quicker than I anticipated with Interviews on Blogs and I think even IGN mentioned the Seriousgamer somewhere so I heard.

I just hope that Nintendo Finally delivers on the goods.

SeriousGamer007's Revolution is my Revolution. It is the Revolution that I hope for. Lets see what Nintendo's Revolution. I hope it matches up. If all my research pays off. It will.

Or I am wrong.

In the end I hope one thing happens. Nintendo delivers.

There you have it. Simply put. Everthing he has stated is in the past is in fact speculation.

Source - Nintendo Forums

Moz La Punk's 3 sources

Moz La Punk has somehow aquired 3 sources:

Source 1 - Ace/Anonyomous Sam

And, here it is folks, the thing you've been waiting for...
The new information (through e-mail):
I believe these specs were leaked some time ago but never confirmed
or denied. The most exciting part of the spec for me aside from the
ability the make custom game and overlay old code mechanic is the 3
PPU’s this is all new tech done in a new way. The way it works is,
is that each PPU has a different job on the physical side of
processing. One is for environmental physics, one for rigid body
(external) physics, and another for anatomical (internal) physics.
This gives IBM the power to a sacrifice a huge fraction of horsepower
that say PS3 has by doling out the instructions to the PPU’s and frees
up needed processing power at any given time. They also have patented
as you guys know a technique called “cube-mapping” which has been
being worked on and perfected ever since right after the launch of
the Gamecube. To my knowledge Nintendo wanted to aggressively pursue
the technique in hopes of being able to match and even theoretically
exceed PS3 Cell technology without having to build enormous
horsepower into the machine that would make the machine just as
expensive as PS3. My only worry with cube-mapping is since Nintendo
patented it if they will make it available to other developers that
are interested in Rev. rather than just using it on first-party
development. There are a lot of other techniques and that are
patented by Nintendo that allow unbelievable graphics on low
horsepower and low electrical consumption but the question still
stands are Nintendo going to make these available to other 3rd party
I didn’t work for IBM and I’m not an archi but I heard loose talk
that the components inside the Rev. are a giant form of
Nanotechnology. Instead of actually going for nano which would
skyrocket the price to $6,000 or more they have married all of the
hardware very close together and formed what is basically one huge
dedicated functioning unit. Doing this increases speed, lowers power
consumption, and reduces price.
To my knowledge a LOT of developers were jumping on the bandwagon to
develop for Rev. even before I was let go. There were Namco, Konami,
Zoonami, EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Epic, Criterion, Bioware, believe it
or not but a representative for Bungie was also there as well as even
Rockstar N. I also heard that Nintendo is demanding exclusitivity
for many of them. On the note of Bungie however there was a lot of
small talk at the office about how the exclusive right on Bungie with
Microsoft had just ended and they were looking to sign another
contract with possibly Nintendo because Microsoft is forcing the
development process on Halo 3 to coincide with the PS3 launch. And
of course my old stomping ground Retro Studios where I worked on the
texture-mapping and visor effects for both Metroid Prime games, those
guys are also working on another Metroid Prime game as we speak. I
still have a lot of friends there who still call me and ask advice
and make small talk. Next week I will join the Factor 5 team and get
assigned to whatever they assign me to.
Now I don’t think this has been made public just yet maybe in Japan
but wouldn’t hold my breath. But I know for a fact that the DVD
emulator for the Rev. you know the internal attachment, will not only
be able to platy standard DVD’s but will also allow you to play HD-DVD
and believe it or not BLU-RAY DVD’s also. This leads me to believe
that Nintendo feels they will strongly need to compete with Sony in
the HD market, and this in my opinion will be the ideal consumer
medium to do so. I don’t know how they will absorb the price maybe
$150 or so for the emulator. But that’s just my price thought, I
don’t think they would retail it for anymore than that if they hope
to sell it. But I do know that for an actual fact.
Don’t get me wrong I love Nintendo and in my opinion they are doing
something truly mind-blowing for they’re next console. By the way I
read the post about the Rev. stand being a recharger of sorts and
that’s absolutely right!!!!!!!! By the way to end all of the
CONSTANT flames and bs on your forum about the “Nintendo On”. IT IS
NOT FAKE, it’s the new Virtual Boy (of sorts, will be an add-on for
Nintendo’s “Project Reality”) and it WILL work hand-in-hand with the
Rev. although it will not be required to play games. It will just
add a whole new dynamic to the games coupled with the controller.
The guys who made it finished it in a month and a half on a Area 51
CPU. I thought it was funny people thought that it was made in a
week by one person, what a joke if one did all that it would’ve
probably taken 6 months or so.
The custom game-making and overlay coding mechanic is also a new
addition to the home console market. It is not easy to explain or
even understand on paper rather then actually seeing in action but
I’ll do my best. Nintendo is offering the dev. Tool to take full
advantage of the hardware’s power it is a combination of everything
the 64DD had to offer in a more simplistic user-friendly way. You
can take any game for example and say there is something you didn’t
like about it or some mechanic that you might want to use in that
game that the developers didn’t offer. It allows you to change that
or add or take away everything from mechanics, sound effects,
textures, incorporate different art styles as you see fit. It
simultaneously gives the consumer and developer large or small the
power to realize their own masterpiece. Whether it’s a game that
borrows mechanics or something that is completely new. At the start
it gives you a smorgasbord of choices from what genre, or you don’t
have to have a genre you could give each and every character in your
game his or her own art style, or portray different characters in
whatever resolution you want.
The system itself features a built-in mic with voice distortion
features so you can do your own voice-over work if you want or you
can also opt to let the AI chips do it for you. This is probably my
favorite feature on the Rev. simply because it has sooo many options.
My creative director told us at Retro that they might even get
permission from Epic and John Carmack to let Nintendo incorporate
their new engines into the dev. Tool however I don’t know if this is
actually going to happen but if so that would be great. With this
feature alone it could literally cripple Sony and Microsoft
next-generation. Because developers will see that Nintendo is
offering an enormously better package and flexible development
process, which over anything else is what publishers and producers
want. Low development cost and top-quality gameplay and cinematics.
Now it would be possible to work with the dev. Tool in your spare time
and theoretically create the best game of all time. Although it is
not plausible because masterpieces usually have hundreds of people
working on them and it takes years to fully realize a game like that,
but with enough time the consumer itself can begin to create their own
gaming universe.
I think it would be great if Nintendo somewhere along the line gave
people the option to show the own independent games off and possibly
win awards and maybe even start their own franchises. That in itself
for me would be a true revolution. What the dev. Tool has going for
it is, is that it is extremely easy to use and pick up but it can get
as in-depth and articulate as you want it to be. I also know for a
fact that Nintendo will be offering online free and unfree upgrades
to the dev. Tool through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection as the years go by
and games get more sophisticated. This will help the Rev. and its
biggest feature to grow with the times and generations. The actual
body assembly is of course not even close to being final but I can
assure you that the prototype shown at E3 press conference is what
the dev. Tool and virtual back-library will be housed in. That will
snap into place in the actual machine so you will be able to take it
with you, it is also the systems battery which is rechargeable of

Source 2

But, this is not all. Moz La Punk had contact with ANOTHER source. Another one? Yes. This person claims he's working on an exclusive game for the Revolution, and he says everything this Ace/Sam guy says, and Osoko and Aries too for that matter, is rubbish. Here's what he had to say:
"I can tell you one thing about the controller. There wont be just two parts, but actually three parts that you can put together. Two left-sides and one right-side. The right side will have the a, b, x, y buttons, while the two left parts will have either a d-pad och a stick. You play the NES and SNES games with the first version obviously, if you want to that is. I can also tell you that it will in fact NOT have any microphone, or any heatsensors.

What I can say about the console itself is that it will be if not as good as PS3 and XBOX360, better, because of better structure. Haven't you ever wondered how the Revolution can be out so soon? Can they really make games in that short amount of time? Well, to be honest, it's extremely easy to code for. While you might work for 10 hours coding something for PS3 or XBOX360, you don't even need half that time to code something for Revolution. It's awsome!

We are not allowed to bring cameras with us to our work, but if I could, I would show you a picture of what the dev-kit looks like (it's butt-ugly). But, ofcourse, it's just the beta version so far. The final dev-kit is coming sometime in august, and that will probarbly be even easier to code for than the beta and alpha versions."

Update: This new source has spoken again:
"I want to tell you about the game we are working on. It's a totally new game. It's a mix of RPG and FPS, and it will use the controller to the maximum (the controller does have some cool features, but I can't reveal any of them yet). It will set place in a future that has never been seen before. The graphics are just stunning, and so are the engine it's running on. Did you see Sony's pressconferanse at E3? Did you like what the PS3 was able to do? The Revolution will be able to do that, AND MORE! And this is something we are using alot. You will see some stuff that has never been seen before. We are aiming at releasing this game just a month or two after the Revolution! Oh, and about Nintendo ON, it IS indeed fake, but it's not not too far away from bullseye, if you know what I mean."

Source 3
And in comes a third source, e-mailing the crew about this speculation. Have you lost it yet? We know we have.
"I hope you or no one on reading the site takes anything completely
serious. Of course it is always possible that information leaks out but I can
assure you that 90% of the info posted by your "sources" is false.
I am currently staying In Japan. I am part of Nintendo's health & safety control and
therefor my job is to investigate wether new technology is safe enough to bring
into the homes of millions of people. Feel free to tell the people what my job
is because I work in a pretty big team of 30 people each doing pretty much the
same. Since we have to test various hardware prototypes and of course final
hardware, we are about the biggest team so far that has access to Nintendo's
latest developments. Including the Revolution and it's controller. I am willing
to give your site some exclusive new info before Nintendo themselves will do in

Well, this is all very confusing. the 2nd source claims source 1 and Aries and Osoko Tanka are fake while the 3rd source claims they are all fake.

Believe what you will

New Info

Moz La Punk has a bunch of emails ect. on their site. It is really confusing so you should check it out to figure out what you think of it.

1501 Visits

I would just like to inform you that I recieved 1501 visits yesterday, July 4th. I appreciate it. Thank You.

Another Revolution Controller

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Source - Cubed3