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What are Nintendo and Microsoft bringing?

Dark ForteDark Forte Registered User regular
edited August 2006 in PAX Archive
Being new to PAX, I have no idea what either of these companies is going to offer at the con. Will there be any hands on for unreleased products such as the Wii or Xbox Live Vision? Will they just show these things without handson, or will the Wii be absent from the con all together? So what exactly can I expect from Microsoft and Nintendo?

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Ill bet anybody $5 that the Wii wont be there.

    Most people odnt know whats being brought except for 2 people :P

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  • john_zoidbergjohn_zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    I'm sure Microsoft will show off Vision and a whole load of new games. As far as the Wii goes, I'm not counting on it, but I reallllly want it to be there.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited August 2006
    BigRed wrote:
    Ill bet anybody $5 that the Wii wont be there.

    Most people odnt know whats being brought except for 2 people :P

    I'd say its 50/50. But why Wouldn't they bring it is my question to you. The rumor mill said that the WII-remote was running on gamecube hardware at E3. Ya know, If thats all thats there is the WII-remote and a usable demo thats fine too.

    I've heard plenty of people talk about how good the remote is and I want to touch it for myself. If there's enough samples available and nintendo has a strong presence again this year, It would be foolish for them NOT to bring it.

    my 2cents though.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    I can't imagine why Nintendo wouldn't bring the Wii.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2006
    I almost hope they don't.

    Ten hour lines to play ten minutes of video games?

    No thank you, ma'am.

    I'll wait until November.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2006
    The Geek wrote:
    I can't imagine why Nintendo wouldn't bring the Wii.

    #1 reason:

    Security. They were able to do it at E3 becuase the demos were in closed booths. Pax is an open expo floor where its substantially more difficult for people to keep track of the remotes flying around.

    If you people are so sure the wii is going to be there, take me up on that bet ;)

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2006
    Plus, isn't the Leipzig Conference the same time as PAX?

    Expect the Nintendo big-wigs to be much more focused on that then they are about PAX.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    BigRed wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    I can't imagine why Nintendo wouldn't bring the Wii.

    #1 reason:

    Security. They were able to do it at E3 becuase the demos were in closed booths. Pax is an open expo floor where its substantially more difficult for people to keep track of the remotes flying around.

    If you people are so sure the wii is going to be there, take me up on that bet ;)

    What do you mean by remotes flying around? Wouldn't they be tethered to demo booths in some fashion? It's not as if someone could walk off with one, right?

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  • DJBreslinDJBreslin Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    The Geek wrote:
    BigRed wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    I can't imagine why Nintendo wouldn't bring the Wii.

    #1 reason:

    Security. They were able to do it at E3 becuase the demos were in closed booths. Pax is an open expo floor where its substantially more difficult for people to keep track of the remotes flying around.

    If you people are so sure the wii is going to be there, take me up on that bet ;)

    What do you mean by remotes flying around? Wouldn't they be tethered to demo booths in some fashion? It's not as if someone could walk off with one, right?

    What if they're really, really strong? And want the booth too?

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2006
    You ever see a geek with remarkable upper body strength in both arms?

    Me neither.

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  • DJBreslinDJBreslin Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    You ever see a geek with remarkable upper body strength in both arms?

    Me neither.

    What kind of one handed games are you playing?

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2006
    The Geek wrote:
    BigRed wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    I can't imagine why Nintendo wouldn't bring the Wii.

    #1 reason:

    Security. They were able to do it at E3 becuase the demos were in closed booths. Pax is an open expo floor where its substantially more difficult for people to keep track of the remotes flying around.

    If you people are so sure the wii is going to be there, take me up on that bet ;)

    What do you mean by remotes flying around? Wouldn't they be tethered to demo booths in some fashion? It's not as if someone could walk off with one, right?

    They wernt tethered at E3, but you were in a confined demo booth anyway.

    I dont even know if nintendo has any retail wii demo stations or not..

    Still waiting for someone to accept that bet...

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    What are Nintendo and Microsoft bringing?

    Their A-game, I should imagine.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    I'm not the betting kind.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    It's be badass if Nintendo gave out wiimote mockups.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    DJBreslin wrote:
    You ever see a geek with remarkable upper body strength in both arms?

    Me neither.

    What kind of one handed games are you playing?
    1- He said BOTH arms.

    2- Durandal Infinity.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2006
    DJBreslin wrote:
    You ever see a geek with remarkable upper body strength in both arms?

    Me neither.

    What kind of one handed games are you playing?

    :winky:

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    I play Final Fantasy Tactics with one hand:

    onehander.jpg

    onehander2.jpg

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2006
    As far as Microsoft is concerned, they might even show off DirectX 10. It's a long shot, but it'd be pretty sweet to get to see different stuff in a simulated DX10 environment.

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  • john_zoidbergjohn_zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Ooh, I hope Microsoft has Flight Simulater X. Look at the setup they have at Leipzeig:

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    In the infamous words of Sarge from 3DO's Sarge's Heroes:
    "Ho, ho, ho, yeah"

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  • DJBreslinDJBreslin Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    PikaPuff wrote:
    DJBreslin wrote:
    You ever see a geek with remarkable upper body strength in both arms?

    Me neither.

    What kind of one handed games are you playing?
    1- He said BOTH arms.

    2- Durandal Infinity.

    I thought Rankenphile's implication was that geeks might have upper body strength in just one arm. Like maybe the joystick arm. But most games require you to mash buttons too... or mouse+keyboard... either way, using both arms. So I was just wondering why, if geeks could have one arm be strong, why they might not be strong in both?

    Plus, it let me make a masturbation joke. That's worth some assumptions and potential mangling of intent.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2006
    DJBreslin wrote:
    PikaPuff wrote:
    DJBreslin wrote:
    You ever see a geek with remarkable upper body strength in both arms?

    Me neither.

    What kind of one handed games are you playing?
    1- He said BOTH arms.

    2- Durandal Infinity.

    I thought Rankenphile's implication was that geeks might have upper body strength in just one arm. Like maybe the joystick arm. But most games require you to mash buttons too... or mouse+keyboard... either way, using both arms. So I was just wondering why, if geeks could have one arm be strong, why they might not be strong in both?

    Plus, it let me make a masturbation joke. That's worth some assumptions and potential mangling of intent.

    I thought it was a masturbation joke in the first place.

    Oh well. Back to the drawing board.

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  • DJBreslinDJBreslin Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    DJBreslin wrote:
    PikaPuff wrote:
    DJBreslin wrote:
    You ever see a geek with remarkable upper body strength in both arms?

    Me neither.

    What kind of one handed games are you playing?
    1- He said BOTH arms.

    2- Durandal Infinity.

    I thought Rankenphile's implication was that geeks might have upper body strength in just one arm. Like maybe the joystick arm. But most games require you to mash buttons too... or mouse+keyboard... either way, using both arms. So I was just wondering why, if geeks could have one arm be strong, why they might not be strong in both?

    Plus, it let me make a masturbation joke. That's worth some assumptions and potential mangling of intent.

    I thought it was a masturbation joke in the first place.

    Oh well. Back to the drawing board.

    Absolutely. I should have said "extend the masturbation joke".

    Anyway, it was funny `till we had to hash it out. Thanks Pika! ;)

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  • Dark ForteDark Forte Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    If they dont allow people to use the Wii, I would still be pleased if they themselves demonstrated it in person.

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  • cold wolfcold wolf Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Plus, isn't the Leipzig Conference the same time as PAX?

    Expect the Nintendo big-wigs to be much more focused on that then they are about PAX.
    I wanted a showing of Supreme Commander, but Chris Taylor is going to be at that conference too :(

    I doubt it'd be at PAX without ol' CT :(:(

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited August 2006
    DJBreslin wrote:

    Absolutely. I should have said "extend the masturbation joke".

    Anyway, it was funny `till we had to hash it out. Thanks Pika! ;)

    I'll extend your....

    :P

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    I almost hope they don't.

    Ten hour lines to play ten minutes of video games?

    No thank you, ma'am.

    I'll wait until November.
    That was my thought last year when they had Zelda playable. Goddamn, I wanted to put my hands on that game, but I just wasn't willing to wait in the massive, massive line for it.

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  • DOLPHYNNDOLPHYNN Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Hey BigRed, I'll Bet $5 that the Wii shall be there. We can pay up via PayPal after the event if we can't locate each other on-site.

    DOLPHYNN

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2006
    DOLPHYNN wrote:
    Hey BigRed, I'll Bet $5 that the Wii shall be there. We can pay up via PayPal after the event if we can't locate each other on-site.

    DOLPHYNN

    lawl, k

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  • LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    Nintendo? A bunch of new DS games, hopefully with updated demos from E3, but I doubt it. And very hopefully the Wii.

    Microsoft? Gears of War.

    Legacy on
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  • Mo1sonMo1son Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    I want Supreme Commander as well. As far as Nintendo, I'll settle for a Wii-Mote Keychain.

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  • Dark ForteDark Forte Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    They going to hand out any promo stuff? Like maybe special DS downloads?

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  • RedmondKCRedmondKC Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    I suppose it won't hurt to say this since the expo is so close, so here goes:

    A few months a go, I was at work (Gamestop) and a gentleman by the name of Robert Khoo walked in. I, having attended PAX 04 and 05, recognized him immediately and freaked a little on the inside (I stayed cool outwardly though.... maybe...). Anyway, I asked him if I could help him find anything and he wondered if we had any Xbox 360's. I asked him if they were for PAX, and he looked at me, somewhat taken aback, and asked me if I knew who he was. I responded affirmative, as did he. Long story short, I set him up with a 360. While the transaction was occuring, I casually asked him if there was anything he could tell me about PAX like, "if the Wii will be there, heh." To my surprise and joy, he actually responded with a "Yes" to my half-joking question/suggestion/thing. He also mentioned that it was not going to be announced or anything. I... about... died with glee. True story. I have his business card to prove to myself it wasn't a hallucination.

    So. That's my tale. According to Robert a few months ago, the Wii will indeed be available at PAX in some capacity. I'm not sure if it will be playable, but I'm willing to bet that Nintendo will certainly be bringing a good deal of its E3 presence this year, as the Nintendo booth was easily the largest one there last year.


    Heh. I registered a forum account just to tell you guys that. That's all I got. PM me for a picof Robert's Business card if you need proof. If not, I'll see you at the Meydenbauer!

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  • etoychestetoychest Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Dark Forte wrote:
    They going to hand out any promo stuff? Like maybe special DS downloads?

    There will be DS downloads there, yes.

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, ClubPA staff
    edited August 2006
    RedmondKC wrote:
    I suppose it won't hurt to say this since the expo is so close, so here goes:

    A few months a go, I was at work (Gamestop) and a gentleman by the name of Robert Khoo walked in. I, having attended PAX 04 and 05, recognized him immediately and freaked a little on the inside (I stayed cool outwardly though.... maybe...). Anyway, I asked him if I could help him find anything and he wondered if we had any Xbox 360's. I asked him if they were for PAX, and he looked at me, somewhat taken aback, and asked me if I knew who he was. I responded affirmative, as did he. Long story short, I set him up with a 360. While the transaction was occuring, I casually asked him if there was anything he could tell me about PAX like, "if the Wii will be there, heh." To my surprise and joy, he actually responded with a "Yes" to my half-joking question/suggestion/thing. He also mentioned that it was not going to be announced or anything. I... about... died with glee. True story. I have his business card to prove to myself it wasn't a hallucination.

    So. That's my tale. According to Robert a few months ago, the Wii will indeed be available at PAX in some capacity. I'm not sure if it will be playable, but I'm willing to bet that Nintendo will certainly be bringing a good deal of its E3 presence this year, as the Nintendo booth was easily the largest one there last year.


    Heh. I registered a forum account just to tell you guys that. That's all I got. PM me for a picof Robert's Business card if you need proof. If not, I'll see you at the Meydenbauer!

    Hah! I know exactly who you are!

    You know, I will say that the information i had back then was a bit different from the information i have now, which is that Nintendo's been backpedaling a little on what they are and aren't bringing. The fact is i just don't know WHAT they're bringing. Sorry to burst your bubble man- they had told me otherwise back then. :)

    -Robert

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  • LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    Well, thank you both for confirming that the Wii may or may not be there. D:

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited August 2006
    RedmondKC wrote:
    I suppose it won't hurt to say this since the expo is so close, so here goes:

    A few months a go, I was at work (Gamestop) and a gentleman by the name of Robert Khoo walked in. I, having attended PAX 04 and 05, recognized him immediately and freaked a little on the inside (I stayed cool outwardly though.... maybe...). Anyway, I asked him if I could help him find anything and he wondered if we had any Xbox 360's. I asked him if they were for PAX, and he looked at me, somewhat taken aback, and asked me if I knew who he was. I responded affirmative, as did he. Long story short, I set him up with a 360. While the transaction was occuring, I casually asked him if there was anything he could tell me about PAX like, "if the Wii will be there, heh." To my surprise and joy, he actually responded with a "Yes" to my half-joking question/suggestion/thing. He also mentioned that it was not going to be announced or anything. I... about... died with glee. True story. I have his business card to prove to myself it wasn't a hallucination.

    So. That's my tale. According to Robert a few months ago, the Wii will indeed be available at PAX in some capacity. I'm not sure if it will be playable, but I'm willing to bet that Nintendo will certainly be bringing a good deal of its E3 presence this year, as the Nintendo booth was easily the largest one there last year.


    Heh. I registered a forum account just to tell you guys that. That's all I got. PM me for a picof Robert's Business card if you need proof. If not, I'll see you at the Meydenbauer!

    Hah! I know exactly who you are!

    You know, I will say that the information i had back then was a bit different from the information i have now, which is that Nintendo's been backpedaling a little on what they are and aren't bringing. The fact is i just don't know WHAT they're bringing. Sorry to burst your bubble man- they had told me otherwise back then. :)

    -Robert

    This is all an elaborate ruse to make us think the wii might not be there :P

    I would put the odds at 75/25 now in favor of it being there. Bigred's concern is valid though. Security for the nintendo booth will be challenging. I would make the point that its close enough to launch and they are doing that tour to demo the WII.

    A question, What is the showcase speedrun? Does that have anything to do with the exhibition area?

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  • LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    A question, What is the showcase speedrun? Does that have anything to do with the exhibition area?

    It's the Speedrun Showcase.

    Seems to be in the smaller theater and is probably just a showcase of speedruns through games. :P

    Legacy on
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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited August 2006
    Speedrun showcase.

    It's videos of games being completed in the fasted time possible. Crazy stuff. Absolutely nothing to do with the expo hall.

    Knob on
  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited August 2006
    GODDAMNED LEGACY I'LL SEE YOU HANG FOR THAT

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