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« on: April 21, 2011, 10:31:14 AM »
It's time we talked about this.

Most of the rumors come from this French website, though IGN claims they have anonymous sources of their own. But IGN is also IGN, so yeah.

What they agree on:

  • More powerful than the 360 (either "significantly more" or "just a notch higher")
  • Standard PS-style controller with motion controls, also a 6-inch touchscreen (the French website calls it a "Super VMU on steroids")
  • Games can be streamed from the Café to the controller, but probably only when the Café is on and within a certain distance.
  • Backwards compatible with Wii games, controllers, and peripherals
  • The Café and probably some Café games will be shown at E3, but probably not playably
  • No one's announced a Hot Café mod for it yet

If this is true, and Nintendo does it for a reasonable price, it could end up being a lot like the 16-bit generation, neh? The Wii is the NES, the 360 is the Genesis, the PS3 is whatever maybe a TurboGrafx, and the Café is the SNES.

Sony and Microsoft won't be putting out new consoles any time soon -- Move and Kinect are their next-gen consoles. So we'll end up with three consoles, all with HD graphics and motion controls, with Nintendo having the best motion controls and quite possibly the best graphics, with their competitors in no position to release new consoles (they just invested way too much in getting up to speed with motion controls, and development costs are too high as it is).

This would be pretty sweet if true and not expensive.
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CrossEyed7

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 10:45:54 AM »
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Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 10:50:38 AM »
Do not want.

I have enough gaming stuff to buy already without a new console adding about 50% to the collective price tag on my wish list.
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but death is life and so we move on"

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 11:13:34 AM »
0000

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 03:00:34 PM »
I'm kinda surprised that rumors about a Wii successor are sprouting up, especially if they're true. I think the Wii could probably survive another couple years at least. Correct me if I'm wrong, I mean, I'm no analyst... it just still doesn't feel the same as when the Nintendo 64 and GameCube were almost over.

But then, that could be because there's no new PlayStation or Xbox yet, like you said, because they just added the Move and Kinect. And it could be that I only don't think of those as signs that it's Nintendo's move because I don't care to get a Kinect.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 12:52:03 AM »
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/04/25/wii-successor-2012/

Not that surprised. I haven't felt like the Wii was going to buck the 5-year console cycle. I am pleasently surprised at a playable version so soon. Also, I wonder how much backwards compatability this one'll have.
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Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 07:19:45 AM »
Thanks CMN, but joystiq has some errors on that page so in case anyone else couldn't read the annoucement here it is again:


“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 11:51:34 AM »
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 11:51:58 AM »
I'm extremely glad to see Nintendo realizes that the Pac-Man Vs. / Crystal Chronicles / Four Swords Adventure era provided some of the most unique and enjoyable multiplayer experiences ever and is devoting an entire console to the concept.

Good times they's a comin'.

« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 12:05:59 PM »
If this system has forced multiplayer games like Pac-Man Vs. or Four Swords Adventures, I'll release a colony of dickants into Bozeman, Montana's water supply.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2011, 03:30:49 PM by Weegee »
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Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 02:54:11 PM »
Bring on Four Swords Adventure!  (and the ants)
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2011, 03:31:15 PM »
Luigison, you're grounded.
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ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2011, 04:54:43 PM »
FSA was great.



(I couldn't find one with Link)
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2011, 05:16:43 PM »
Brian, you're doomed to eternal failure.
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Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2011, 09:45:02 PM »
Hey, I loved FSA.  It's arguably my favorite 2D Zelda.
Regards, Uncle Dolan

« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2011, 10:12:12 PM »
Must we do this ridiculous song and dance every time, WeeGee?

Nintendo's development of awesome things should not be constrained by how much your life sucks.

Black Mage

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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2011, 10:51:39 PM »
Throwing my support in for FSA.

Playing in a group was constantly both infuriating and enjoyable at the same time.

« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2011, 11:03:36 PM »
Oh man, I didn't even think of the possibility of more of those games. While I never played FSA, Pac-Man Vs. was so much fun. Man, Nintendo, still killin it with their multiplayer...if your in the same room. But still. Awesome.
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BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2011, 11:51:44 PM »
if your in the same room

You say, as if that's something gaming SHOULD be shoving away
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2011, 01:53:59 AM »
Not at all, merely stating, unnecessarily at this point I'm sure, that Nintendo has a poor multiplayer set up. I still prefer having people be in the room while I play, but since that's not always possible, don't make it a whole song-and-dance to play over the Internet.
"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special." Stephen Hawking

« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2011, 12:25:01 PM »
Hey, I loved FSA.  It's arguably my favorite 2D Zelda.

Kojinka, you're a girl.

Must we do this ridiculous song and dance every time, WeeGee?

Nintendo's development of awesome things should not be constrained by how much your life sucks.

LD, put on your tuxedo and tap shoes.
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Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2011, 01:21:23 PM »
Nintendo's development of awesome things should not be constrained by how much your life sucks.
On the other hand, my life's suckage should not have any effect on my ability to enjoy awesome things.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2011, 01:26:59 PM »
Kojinka, you're a girl.

Your point is?
Regards, Uncle Dolan

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2011, 02:36:03 PM »
On the other hand, my life's suckage should not have any effect on my ability to enjoy awesome things.

I think this is the most liberal thing you've ever written
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2011, 04:57:33 PM »
Your point is?
Wow, I either didn't know that or had forgotten it.  I don't generally think of sex in any definition of the word about anyone here.  It doesn't matter nor pertain to any discussion here that's not related to kissing or abortion that I've ever read.  Oh, and baseball, but that was a bad joke that wasn't taken correctly. 
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2011, 05:10:03 PM »
Your point is?

It was the first invalidating point that came to mind.
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Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2011, 05:16:15 PM »
It was the first invalidating point that came to mind.
Invalidation?  Please explain.  (I'm beginning to think you are a very good troll or pathetic bigot.)
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2011, 05:22:23 PM »
It was meant to be taken about as seriously as
Luigison, you're grounded.
or
Brian, you're doomed to eternal failure.
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Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2011, 05:25:13 PM »
Ah, my sarcasm filter is a little thick today.  I don't generally get sophomoric humor anyway. 
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2011, 07:53:43 PM »
*cough*

ANYWAY

Pac-Man Vs. / Crystal Chronicles / Four Swords Adventure era provided some of the most unique and enjoyable multiplayer experiences

No joke, I friggin' loved Crystal Chronicles. Nothing beats getting a group together and playing that game.
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« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2011, 06:06:51 PM »
On the other hand, my life's suckage should not have any effect on my ability to enjoy awesome things.
Oh reeeally? Boy is this quote going to be useful in future threads.

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2011, 07:30:43 PM »
It is?

Or did you mean that it would be useful taken completely out of context?
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2011, 09:03:25 PM »
Greasing up the hypocrisy machine already?

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2011, 09:03:53 PM »
I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2011, 09:04:27 PM »
Ignorance turbines to full-power.

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2011, 09:06:26 PM »
Atomic batteries to speed.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2011, 09:10:22 PM by Turtlekid1 »
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2011, 09:07:56 PM »
Trollinium cell in position.
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BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2011, 09:34:58 PM »
Shotgun
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2011, 12:02:47 AM »
All aboard the Derailed Express!
Regards, Uncle Dolan

« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2011, 12:17:54 PM »
You couldn't pay me to get on a train called the Derailed Express.
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ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2011, 12:35:10 PM »
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2011, 12:42:02 PM »
"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

Holy [dukar] I hate YouTube so much right now.
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Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2011, 12:52:12 PM »
Back on topic, people.  More rumors!
http://purenintendo.com/2011/04/26/more-project-cafe-rumors-games-to-be-shown-off-at-e3/

I really hope they're right about most of these.  Especially Pikmin 3.

Well my expectations are somewhere in the middle.
Regards, Uncle Dolan

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2011, 04:38:35 PM »
A new IP? I wanna see that
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2011, 07:01:32 PM »
Now this looks more like it. I haven't had a desire to spend money on a Nintendo console since the DS, hopefully this changes things.

(and yes I bought a DSi that was because I didn't want to)

Wait, it uses regular lithium batteries? Come on, Nintendo, the amount of people screwing their Wiimotes with third-party battery packs makes it pretty bloody obvious that this is something people want...
« Last Edit: April 29, 2011, 07:04:12 PM by Ultima Shadow »
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Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2011, 07:57:41 AM »
I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about.
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2011, 08:39:12 AM »
...?
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2011, 01:16:52 PM »
Quote from: Coolio McAwesome
I decided to look at every single registered domain that started with "nintendo". After five minutes of extensive research, I can say with almost 100% certainty that Nintendo's console will be called the Beem.

Just look at the evidence:

NINTENDOBEEM.COM
- Registered on May 24, 2011 through the same company that registered NINTENDOWII.COM and NINTENDO3DS.COM. This was registered nearly a year before any of the next-gen speculation began.

NINTENDOBEEEM.COM
NINTENDOBEAM.COM
- Registered on May 28, 2011 through two differed registrars. This obviously isn't just a coincidence.

NINTENDOBEEMSTORE.COM
NINTENDOBEEMSHOP.COM
NINTENDOBEEMGAMES.COM
- All registered on June 1, 2011.

Also, the domain BEEM.COM was apparently purchased on January 31 for $136,000. Nobody's going to drop that kind of money on a domain name unless they have a vested interest in the name.
http://wii2blog.com/could-beem-be-project-cafes-real-name/

When you look at the evidence, Beem is the only name tha really seems to make sense.





∃EEM <- anyone know a unicode or font to make the "M" look like a rotated "E"?

Edit:  Oh well, that was fun.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2011, 01:28:41 PM by Luigison »
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2011, 01:57:49 PM »

Eh, I don't know. It doesn't really look enough like text at a quick glance. An average person who looks at it will see some squareish threes before they see a word, even if it's only for a split second, and I have a hard time seeing Nintendo doing something like that. Maybe it just needs more revision, but you'd think they'd have a pretty finalized logo by now. And the story on wii2blog for how that guy found the logo is rather dubious anyway. But it's possible that he just made that part up to co-opt the broader "Beem" speculation that other people had already done.

I do like it better than "Stream", though.

Also,
Quote from: Coolio McAwesome
NINTENDOBEEM.COM
- Registered on May 24, 2011 through the same company that registered NINTENDOWII.COM and NINTENDO3DS.COM. This was registered nearly a year before any of the next-gen speculation began.
Huh?
« Last Edit: June 05, 2011, 02:01:20 PM by CrossEyed7 »
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