1. Terminator02

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    The towering pile of rumors regarding Nintendo's next generation console, supposedly to be announced at E3, continues to grow today with a report from French news site 01net (which divined the hardware specs of the NGP before its official unveiling). Citing unnamed sources, the site claims the system is currently codenamed "Project Café," and adds that it does feature hardware resembling that of the Xbox 360, such as a three-core IBM PowerPC CPU.

    The real meat of the report isn't in the specs of the console, but rather, its controller. According to 01net, the peripheral will feature a six-inch single-input touchscreen -- which corroborates a similar report published by CVG yesterday. The French site also says the controller features a standard set of buttons, a front-mounted camera (what?) and can even function as a Wii sensor bar, should the player choose to indulge in the console's built-in backwards compatibility. That's actually pretty believable -- after all, the same effect can be achieved using a pair of candles.

    We'll keep an ear to the ground for any additional reports of a touchscreen-infused remote for the heavily rumored console. At the very least, we can be certain that over the course of the next few nights, visions of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles and Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures will be dancing through our heads.[/p]
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  2. machomuu

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    Um...Project Cafe? Built-in Touch Screens?
    ...Cool.
     
  3. Yuan

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    Café.

    Café means Coffee in portuguese.
     
  4. Blaze163

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    I don't really care about the controllers right now, I'll consider things like that closer to the release of whatever the next console ends up being. Frankly the only way Nintendo can get me to care is to announce this new console at E3 with trailers for all new Starfox, Zelda, Mario, Metroid and F-Zero games, along with a proper Pokemon RPG which breaks the traditional formula and goes for something all new.
     
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    I guess the first hack is going to be a hot Café mod.
     
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    I think either someone is having a laugh, or Nintendo has gone a little wibbly wobbly in the head. Unless these controllers can function independently like an ipod touch or something, I can't think of any good reason for them to have a touch screen or camera.
     
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    Reason for having a touch screen and camera? Because people these days are afraid of anything new or original, therefore Nintendo has to make their new console as close to an Iphone as they can so they don't scare off the moron crowd.
     
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    Man, I'm definitely looking forward to the E3.
     
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    Cafébrew Channel [​IMG]
     
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    I can't really envision a 6 inch touch screen on a controller. The DSi XL only had a 4.2 inch screen!!!
    If that is true, the controller would have to be huge. Honestly this sounds totally outlandish, and I don't believe one bit of this is true.
     
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    Think of games like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles or Zelda Four Swords Adventure.
    We could see more games like that if the controller had a built in screen.
    Each player could manage their own inventory without hogging up the TV.
     
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    if it had a touch screen and camera imagine the controller prices...
     
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    o crap.... u just made this a lot less appealing
     
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    The same could be done with 3ds connectivity. That would make a lot more sense, as it would encourage people to buy the handheld system as well.
     
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    As long as it comes with some kind of Wii-3DS connection and comes with a traditional controller I dont give a crap if its got some type of 360 processor and a touch screen.
     
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    I wonder if the era of $100 controllers will soon be upon us? >.
     
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    Soo if u didnt get the 3ds then a wii 2 controller will do...

    And get ready for Café emulator
    now this is what i wanted from nintendo, truly innovative *and puzzling*
     
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    I know what Cafe means, I just found it odd that they were using that name (codename rather) for a Nintendo system.
     
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    Touch screens for controllers? Sounds a little stupid.
     
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    that whole ideia makes no sense....

    a controller that is a touchscreen? Sorry i just can't believe that nonesense, i'll wait for e3.

    There is gonna be tons of rumors, saying this and that... and honestly? Nintendo was always pretty good at keeping a secret (except the 3DS.... but even so they came out and talked about it before it was announced by the source that had the info on it)
     
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