Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The road to E3

Are you wondering when and where Nintendo might reveal new Revolution info leading up to the E3? Here´s a rundown of all important videogame related events until then.

25th - 27th of January 2006
Description: 4th International Conference on Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interaction in Africa

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Notes: Co-located with CHI-SA 2006, the 5th Conference on Human Computer Interaction in Southern Africa.

Likelihood of Nintendo related news very low.


WSCG 2006
30th of January - 3rd of February 2006
Description: 14th International Conference in Central Europe on
Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision

Venue: University of West Bohemia, Campus-Bory
Plzen, Czech Republic


Likelihood of Nintendo related news very low.


1st - 3rd of February 2006
Description: 24th European Digital Content Creation Festival

Venue: Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

Notes: IBM is scheduled for a special event presentation on first day of show.

Likelihood of Nintendo related news low.


D.I.C.E. Summit
8th - 10th of February 2006
Description: Summit held by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences

Venue: Green Valley Ranch Resort, Henderson, Nevada, USA

Notes: Reginald Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will hold a 45-minute keynote speech entitled ´Expanding the Market for Interactive Entertainment´, scheduled 9th of February, 9:30 am, Pacific Standard Time.

Nintendo is one of the main sponsors, alongside Microsoft Game Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment. Other speakers include Richard Garriott, Gabe Newell, Will Wright, Peter Molyneaux and Peter Moore. Co-located with Ninth Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

Likelihood of Nintendo related news very high.


GRAPP 2006
25th - 28th of February 2006
Description: International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications

Venue: Setúbal Polytechnic Institute, Setúbal, Portugal

Notes: Co-located with VISAPP 2006, the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications.

Likelihood of Nintendo related news very low.


i3D 2006
14th - 17th of March 2006
Description: Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games

Venue: Electronic Arts Campus, Redwood City, California, USA

Notes: Will Wright will hold the keynote speech.

Likelihood of Nintendo related news medium.


GDC 2006
20th - 24th of March 2006
Description: Game Developers Conference

Venue: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California, USA

Notes: Keynote speakers are not announced yet. The list will be published within the next two weeks. Session speakers and panelists include Dave Perry and Louis Castle. At the GDC Expo, Nintendo of America, has booked two large booths again, like last year. The floorplan lists their standard booth as measuring 40 by 30 feet and the ´Nintendo Interactive Lounge´ as measuring 40 by 50 feet. The latter will again feature wireless internet access, as the GDC FAQ specifies:
If you are unfamiliar with configuring wireless access or for any reason cannot connect using these settings, you can instead use the computers already configured to access the Internet in the Nintendo Interactive Lounge.
Likelihood of Nintendo related news very high.


VFX Asia 2006
22nd - 25th of March 2006
Description: International Visual Effects, Animatronics Animation Exhibition and Conference

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Notes: No program or exhibitor list are available yet. Expected are 240 exhibitors and 14.000 visitors from various backgrounds, including Special Effects Visual Effects and Animation, Animatronics Robotics, Motion Pictures Television, Video Production Post-Production, Games Theme Parks and Pyrotechnics.

Likelihood of Nintendo related news very low.

- No program available yet-

ETRA 2006
27th - 29th of March 2006
Description: Eye Tracking Research & Applications Symposium

Venue: San Diego, California, USA


Likelihood of Nintendo related news very low.


Laval Virtual 2006
26nd - 30th of April 2006
Description: 8th International Conference on Virtual Reality

Venue: Place de Hercé, Laval, France

Notes: No program or exhibitor list are available yet.

Likelihood of Nintendo related news low.

- No program available yet-

E3 2006
9th - 12th of May 2006
Description: Electronic Entertainment Expo

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Notes: No program or exhibitor list are available yet. The lists will be published within the next two weeks. Nintendo of America have booked two booths in West Hall. No floorplans are available yet. For their regular pre-show press conference, Nintendo have booked the Kodak Theate, where they will reveal the Revolution in full.

100% likelihood of Nintendo related news.

- No program available yet-

There should be announcements at both the D.I.C.E. Summit and the GDC regarding the Nintendo Revolution. But it may be worth to also keep an eye on the smaller shows. It will help pass the time, anyway.

Sources: Gamasutra, Siggraph
Image source: E3


Lar said...

Nice summary. ^_^

Btw, i really hope (I almost BELIEVE *laugh*) for a news Zelda trailer, screenshots or at least news to be released/announced at the DICE or GDC.
Perhaps the confirmation of the TP - Revo relationship. ;)

Anonymous said...

you better vote revolution!! (Reggie's watching)

Anonymous said...

Only two of the many conferences over the next twelve weeks will have Nintendo/Revolution information? Hopefully we'll be told a final name and shown the final look of the console at D.I.C.E.. I'd really like some more information on Nintendo WiFi Connection for the Revolution, too. Twelve weeks is sooo long. *sigh*

pi said...

9th of February 2006 D.I.C.E. Summit.
20 - 24th of March 2006 GDC.
9 - 12nd of May 2006 E3.

... *IF* it's kind of easy to copy ... thay not show it at D.I.C.E. Summit.

Maybe some part at GDC. (but maybe not directly or directly showing most important part). But only if thay plan to sale revolution soon after E3.

banKai said...

hey falafelkid,

do we know WHEN the conference of nintendo will be, i mean the specific european time for germany/austria

on the 9th of may, but when ? :)

Falafelkid said...

Hi Bankai. I haven´t been given a proper invitation yet. There are only provisional lists that have been passed on to NOA (and I´m on it) but no formal invitations have been sent out. Once they are, I´ll post it as soon as possible.

Hi Pi. I think you may be right. I have been tuning in to various sources since posting this and it seems that there will be little revealed until E3. I wouldn´t expect too much from D.I.C.E., since it´s so soon and there seem to be no NCL people present. There will be no substantial news without NCL reps there, I guess. GDC is our best hope, I guess.

Anonymous said...

DICE is a day before my birthday, hopefully it'll be a good present :)

^^^ I don't know if you've seen this, but Raid over the River is being developed for the DS and Revolution.

Someone posted something on a forum that was supposedly from IGN, but I can't find the article right now.

"The main character of the game is pilot David McBride, a 40-year-old veteran of Operation "Sand Storm". He discovers, by a total chance, the plans of the "Molayarius", a sect cultivating traditions of the Knights Templar of Grand Master Jacques de Molay crest. They aim to summon the demon Bafometonto the world. David aims to to destroy these plans, but he finds himself in a world and an epoch of danger as he is flung through time, is led and perhaps misled by the seductive but dangerous Anna, and is constantly under fire as he flies through 10 levels of shooting and flying action all around the world and across time."

Anonymous said...

The link was

Anonymous said...

But what is happpening on the JAN 16th?

Anonymous said...

But what is happpening on the JAN 16th?

nz guy said...

you saved me alot of time falafelkid

Anonymous said...

Thanks for saving me a lot of time also.

Would it be possible to also tell the possibility of Microsoft and Sony releasing news?

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Anonymous said...

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Thunder Emperor said...

hi Falefakid

revolution report just had a nice interview with an ati rep about hollywod. nothign new but very good read.

Revolution Report: Is Hollywood based off Flipper, a current or upcoming PC architecture, or built from the ground up?

Swinimer: Hollywood is a specific design and is in no way reflective of PC technology. Even when the Flipper chips came out, people were asking that question: "Is this a spin-off of something done on the PC?", and the answer is no. It is designed the same as the Flipper was -- from the ground up for a specific console. Totally different sort of architecture from what you might find on the PC. Certainly, there are some underlying values—you know, how you get graphics on the screen—that's there. It's not, for example, like we took a PC design and said 'oh, you know what? If we tweak this and test this, it will work in a console.' [That's] not the case.

Blizz419 said...

@ anonymous aboce talking about raid over the river. interesting info if true. a game that employs the Knights Templar (Free Masons) as the enemy very interesting especially since i despise the illuminati and think free masons really are a large evil organization. to employ them in a game i think is a first.

Anonymous said...

Why do you despice the illuminati? The illuminati are not completely evil. They are just fighting for world were religion doesn't disturb the evelution of science and society.
Even a world with no religion.
At least its a good aim.

PS: sorry for being so offtopic.

Blizz419 said...

how do you know this? they are very large and secretive, and if you look into there history you will find refrences of religious influence in a manner of speaking, ancient jeweish black magic, devil worship, beastiality. and anything that large and that secretive can not be good.

anonymous said...

Weren't the Illuminati in Deus Ex

Blizz419 said...

maybe i'm not sure, i never played it

Anonymous said...