Perhaps you have noticed small groups of geeks huddled in the darkest corner of your local arcade holding whispered conversations amongst themselves. You may have tried to inch a little bit closer to hear what they are talking about in such excited whispers but you can only catch a few words here and there. But the word that you hear the most often is Revolution.
Well take a deep breath and calm down, the geeks aren't going to overthrow the governments of the world in glorious armed conflict...yet. They just happen to be talking about the Nintendo
For those of you who have been living in a dark cave somewhere in the coldest nether regions of Siberia I will save myself the time and trouble of trying to bring you up to speed on the whole project and simply refer you to this link
, which does a wonderful job of illustrating the whole Revolution project and the buzz that the console's controller has created.
While I can't speak for every one I personally am very excited about the release of the Revolution for two reasons, the first is that I am a huge Nintendo fan and the second reason is because the console looks like it is going to be revolutionary!
I have always owned a Nintendo, in fact I clearly remember moving to East Longmeadow and somehow convincing my parents that if they got me a Nintendo I would be able to make more friends. I am still a little hazy about how playing video games in my basement with my brother was supposed to make me have more friends but I got the NES and that is all that matters. Everyone has a great Nintendo story...hell a right of passage for men of my generation is learning the cheat code to Contra
. I know a bunch of you are rattling it off right now. Here is my two cents on the whole subject, I personally believe that Nintendo is, was and always shall be the best video game system out there because they are an extremely innovative company.
If you don't believe me take a look at this interview
, Nintendo is risking a lot by employing a controller design that scraps the last twenty years of game controller development mostly pioneered by Nintendo. Nintendo has always had the most imaginative and enjoyable games. Even more important every product is shipped with the Nintendo Seal of Quality
and that seal is worth its weight in gold. How many of you have a broken Playstation? Now how many of you have a fully functional 8-bit NES sitting right next to the dead Playstation?
Anyways I do not want to get off on a rant here but I for one can't wait for the Revolution.