Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Another controller mock-up


Spooky. I got this pic from this Nintendo forum thread called ´Nee advertisement (56K)´ and while I´m reading page two, the thread gets deleted. Now that could just be related to something someone posted on page five. But it may also be related to the mock-up itself. I´m not going to shout *woo woo* here, but the mock-up looks a likely contender. The ad´s style is what could be expected for a teaser campaign, while you can see enough of the controller to see this wasn´t knocked up in five minutes by some teenager on PhotoShop. So, I´ll give this one a hesitant ´perhaps´.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know! Nintendo said they didn't want an A and B button, plus that looks a bit too much like the GameCube controller. Also, the perspective appears to be a bit off on the controller logo. Also, I doubt Nintendo would copy MS and Sony's route in the four button layout, although the SNES did it first. Still, if it's real, the blue thingie leaves a good mystery!

dreamcloud said...

It definitely is a good piece of art, almost professional. But im still not sure, the controller button looks eerily similar to xbox ones. Also maybe the revolutionary part is on the left side (the hidden part)

Nomadx469 said...

I think it's ok. look's sexy

Mexican Rocker said...

it could be viral marketing

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of the Nintendo 64 controller. The Blue thing looks like a trackball or something, and it appears to have 3 handles perhaps.

Either that or the controller does perhaps seperate and that could explain the look of the controller.

As for the 4 buttons. That is Nintendo's original concept. Look at it from this point of view...four is the perfect number to rest your thumb and still have access to everything.

aepex said...

Hey, here's that same picture, but I took it into Photoshop, overexposed the image, and outlined the controller's shape to the best of my ability based on what I'm able to tell from the image. In my opinion, it looks vastly out of proportion, and isn't something that Nintendo would put in an advertisement. The idea is consistent with many of the rumors we've heard recently (expecially the trackball), but I strongly think this is a fake mockup.

http://www.devertex.com/aepex/rev_controller_proportions.jpg

Lectoid said...

At first I thought why would they put "Nintendo Revolution" on the controller... duh... But after doing a search, the N64 controller was the only one that didn't specify the system it controlled. NES, SNES, and the GC all had their logos on the controller..... just thought I would share that.

Anonymous said...

N64 conroller? It's the same exact shape as the GameCube controller.

MR.?? said...

Well it is definetely a piece of Work and if this is a fake mock up, Kudos to them for spending the time and effort doing this. Still however...To me it looks kinda wierd.

@Anonymous 1, Technically Nintendo never said that the Revolution wouldnt support A and B buttons, that was mere speculation stated by a Magazine thats printed in Japan

This is a first for me but I am going to stay undecided on this MockUp, time will tell.

MR.?? said...

Is it just me or is that Revolution logo going off in an extreme angle when compared to the controller itself. Assuming that this is a One_Piece design and we are looking at it straight ahead wouldnt this debunk this as nothing more then a fan made Mock Up? Of course there is a possibility that the Logo itself was put at an angle....

Nomadx469 said...

hello ppl, do these controllers match.

http://www.connectrevolution.com/mambo/images/stories//cr_controller_leak.jpg

Gamephoria said...

Actually, that controller in that picture next to the supposed Revolution prototype looks a lot like the virtual boy controller, only black..maybe that's just me.

dustin said...

another topic was started at nintendo.com and I believe it was deleted too.

dreamcloud said...

Hey nomadx649, the pic you posted is actually a fake. Heres proof:

http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/article/615/615030/e3-2005-high-res-revolution-images-20050521094046768.jpg

Look at how the corner is cut off, but in your picture that revolution is just a plain box shape

Falafelkid said...

Hi everyone. Thanks for your comments. @Aepex: Thanks for the cool pic. Good idea overexposing the image. Let´s you see the dimensions better.

@Dreamcloud: I agree with you, that image with the blurry controller is fake. There is a more simple reason than analyzing the dimensions, though. There simply are no consoles like that. The prototypes don´t actually contain any hardware yet. So far, there are only Dev Kits capable of running games. So it makes no sense at all to create those mock-ups. That´s the reason I have stopped commenting on pics showing the Rev console connected to a TV.

Anonymous said...

Oh come one people...This is totally fake.

Stop being such lemmings.

Falafelkid said...

I´m sorry anonymous. I don´t speak gerbil.

sssd said...

it's not "totally fake" and no one here is being a lemming. I don't think it's real, but it is a pretty good photoshop job.

The only reason you can say it's "totally fake" is because you are of the mind that nintendo won't release any information in that way. Either way, I don't see anyone here being a lemming. I see people constructively, and intelligently reacting to and debunking rumours...

Anonymous said...

Lemmings.

Falafelkid said...

Hi sssd. Exactly, I agree entirely. Anonymous, please give your reasons why you think it´s fake. Don´t just post an attribute and leave - anyone can do that. Just join the discussion. That´s why we´re here.

Anonymous said...

OK.

I believe it's 'totally fake' because

a)its hosted on a free image server
b)it looks like a modded GC controller
c)the buttons look cheap
d)the layout is poorly done
e)it's too dark

In general, it's just another kid who decided to jump on the 'leaked ad' bandwagon.

dreamcloud said...

er...anonomyous, you do that the server the image is hosted on has nothing to do with anything? :|

Falafelkid said...

I agree, Dreamcloud. A leaked picture spreads rapidly through the net. It could be hosted on Photobucket and still be real.

Anonymous: You have got a point about the similarilty with the GCN controller and how the buttons look cheap.

The fact that it´s too dark proves nothing - if it´s real it woulkd be a teaser campaign.

But yeah, remember the "too many buttons" quote. That sort of rules out this one.

Anonymous said...

I can not say how I am but I'm french so excuse me for my english...
Anyway, just a clue: have you ever think about that you have maybe use something similar to this "thing" which is supposed to be new in video-game?
I'm talking about the revolutionary part of the controler, let me tell you that it will surpise you but you will probably say "OMG, why haven't think about it?"
Idon't want to tell you more but it's a way to control that is already implemented in computers and IP**...
So don't put your imagination in a place where it will leave you desapointed, it's simple, fresh and easy to use (I can just tell you that you will always see you good old A B X Y L and R buttons so think about what is re-inveted...)
Bye

Anonymous said...

based on that comment, I think it seems likely or possible that the new element will have to do with the d-pad.

If a gyro was put in the left side, could it be used well enough to be the sole control of movement in games?(i.e. by slight tilting, etc.)

Anonymous said...

The B and the A are backwards. 2 obvious

Blizz419 said...

its obvious as to what our frenchman is trying to say, its already used in computers and IP** which is obviously IPOD, so he means touchPad which i think he is wrong, possible but unlikely, i think a trackball would make more sense than a touchpad.

BPM said...

The B and the A are backwards. 2 obvious
Nintendo has always done their face buttons in reverse alphabetical order. Best example is Super NES and DS. It looks like this:
_X
Y_A
_B

So the problem with this image is that X and Y aren't reversed.

[bpmΩ]

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