Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Jeux-France: "Iwata to speak for one hour at GDC"


Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will be holding a one-hour keynote speech at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, Jeux-France reports. The Babelfish translation of the article is only partly discernable. This is what I can make out: The speech is to take place on the 23rd of March, from 10:30 - 11:30. It will focus on the Nintendo DS, but Revolution news is also expected.

There is also mention of a link on the GDC´s keynote page having been removed. The current page still has no complete list of keynote speakers. I have been keeping an eye on that page daily, though. I never saw any relevant information disappear. Perhaps a proper translation of the article can bring a little light into this.

EDIT No need of any translations anymore. It´s official: Satoru Iwata will headline the list of keynote speakers. The Game Developers Conference page confirms:
Platform Keynote: Disrupting Development

Satoru Iwata
President, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Thursday, March 23
10:30 – 11:30am

This year will see the arrival of more new portable and home game systems, and outside attention remains predictably focused on technical specifications and processing muscle. This is not trivial; but also not newsworthy. After all, every new system is more powerful than its predecessor.

Developers know what drives the video game business. It is our work. We are the creators, the innovators, the entertainers. We understand that people who imagine things, even more than the people who engineer them, are the key to reaching players.

Unfortunately, the application of imagination is getting more and more difficult. Larger games require more hours, more manpower, and a lot more money. And as budgets rise, the appetite for risk falls.

As Nintendo has demonstrated with Nintendo DS, our goal is to expand the industry to new players—and to surprise existing players.

In a speech entitled, ”Disrupting Development,” Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will reveal the backstory of how a string of recent disruptive products from Nintendo—the Nintendo DS, the ‘brain-training’ games, and Nintendo WiFi Connection—surprised the market. He will share his thoughts on the role Nintendo’s video game systems will play in expanding the market and widening the possibilities for developers.
What Iwata may reveal is another thing, though. The UK´s premier industry magazine MCV has been told that Iwata will unveil key details. While I trust MCV´s judgement, they wouldn´t tell me anything about their source. It need not even have been a Nintendo employee. So their information could be wrong. I myself think that the name of the system will be revealed. I do not expect to see any screenshots or footage, though.

Source: Jeux-France
Image source: SPOnG
Thanks to: Vaati´s Legacy, HereticPB, Colin

35 comments:

Shoxware Games said...

I hope they will at least finally unveil the final name of the console! I don't care if it's cheap or not, i will buy it even for 500 bucks.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for my english but this is the translation of the texte.

Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata will officaly be present at the game developers conference that will be held from mars 20 to mars 24 in San Jose in USA. He will make a speech on mars 24 from 10:30 to 11:30.(local time) The speech will be abouth the succes of teh Nintendo DS and its Games, and also avouth the role of the Nintendo Revolution in the video Game industrie(from a gamer and devloppeur perspective). This date should be note, because Satoru Iata will annonce somes sweet details abouth the next Nintendo home console. For the rest, we will have to wait until E3 2006.Takao Ohara of Nintendo ,will also be there to talk abouth the Nintendo Wi-Fi service and the futur of online gaming.

Voila c'est tout :)


Dolphin Z From Quebec (canada)

HereticPB said...

Aussie-Nintendo has something talking about Iwata from the GDC website.

Quote
"Platform Keynote: Disrupting Development

San Jose (U.S.A. - California)
Thursday, March 23 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Satoru Iwata
President, Nintendo Co., Ltd.

This year will see the arrival of more new portable and home game systems, and outside attention remains predictably focused on technical specifications and processing muscle. This is not trivial; but also not newsworthy. After all, every new system is more powerful than its predecessor.

Developers know what drives the video game business. It is our work. We are the creators, the innovators, the entertainers. We understand that people who imagine things, even more than the people who engineer them, are the key to reaching players.

Unfortunately, the application of imagination is getting more and more difficult. Larger games require more hours, more manpower, and a lot more money. And as budgets rise, the appetite for risk falls.

As Nintendo has demonstrated with Nintendo DS, our goal is to expand the industry to new players—and to surprise existing players.

In Disrupting Development, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will reveal the backstory of how a string of recent disruptive products from Nintendo—the Nintendo DS, the “brain-training” games, and Nintendo WiFi Connection—surprised the market. He will share his thoughts on the role the forthcoming Nintendo Revolution will play in the console world, and how he believes that, in the process, the possibilities for every game developer will be dramatically increased."

Aussie-Nintendo

As for if it is truthful I trust Aussie Nintendo.

HereticPB

Anonymous said...

No, no, no.
Dude.
Seriously.
That's not right.
You don't want to use this pic. Iwata looks like an ass on it.

THIS ONE IS T3H BETTER !

http://www.donk.se/wp-images/september-2005/profile-satoru-iwata-20040716011846399.jpg

In all seriousness, this is good news.

Colin said...

The keynote speakers are now on the official GDC site:

www.gdconf.com/conference/keynotes.htm

nick piccard said...

i definitely predict a commercial with some kubrick overtones in the future. it would be a perfect commercial... picture the caveman(360fanboy) touching the revolution (which looks just like the monolith in 2001) and suddenly becoming inspired, where he proceeds to use his clunky xbox controller to kill the other xbox/ps3 fanboys. cut to the future.... all white, nintendo apple-esque future enviroment with the controller floating in space to classical music from 2001.

if you have seen the movie then you would know just how awesome this would be, if not then you probably think i'm retarded.

that commercial would be frickin awesome

Anonymous said...

hey! here is an interview with perrin kaplan:
http://www.forbes.com/technology/2006/02/07/xbox-ps3-revolution-cx_rr_0207nintendo.html

Blizz419 said...

oh piccard its you again, you were just claiming your brother was developing this commercial in the nintendo forums lol

Anonymous said...

Iwata at GDC....Can you say Thursdayton!!

While I don't think he's going to reveal a lot but even the least amount of info can stir things up. I hope they do get more developers developing for the DS though at GDC.

Brian said...

At this point, revealing anything will be something to look forward to.

Anonymous said...

On the 9th we find out if Inc and Rebus are for real or not. They have made a very bold claim about the 9th that no one else has, which would pretty much confirm them one way or the other. Fal's credibility is on the line ;)

HereticPB said...

Quote:
"i definitely predict a commercial with some kubrick overtones in the future. it would be a perfect commercial... picture the caveman(360fanboy) touching the revolution (which looks just like the monolith in 2001) and suddenly becoming inspired, where he proceeds to use his clunky xbox controller to kill the other xbox/ps3 fanboys. cut to the future.... all white, nintendo apple-esque future enviroment with the controller floating in space to classical music from 2001."

Nintendo Monolith!

Grandmaster B said...

"On the 9th we find out if Inc and Rebus are for real or not. They have made a very bold claim about the 9th that no one else has, which would pretty much confirm them one way or the other. Fal's credibility is on the line ;)"

Umm get real, his credibility is not on the line over this. See this is the problem with the internet.

He has said nothing to lose credibility over these guys at all. Whatever they say if comes to light or not is irellevant.

For crying out aloud, everyone is our to point the finger at everyone all the time and it makes me sick. No one is entitled to an opinion these days........

Anonymous said...

"prepare to let your right brain go wild"

The last secret is an upgradable 3D Mario Paint.Its included with the system from the get go.Its compatible with the wi-fi connection among other things.It allows you to create 3D sequences and even 2D gameplay with set AI routines for objects.
Exciting times indeed..

Blizz419 said...

Anonymouse i dont see how Falafel's credibility is on the line, he is just trying to look out for his readers, and commen sense sais ther fake, if they prove they are legit that just shows falafel is human, nobody is perfect ya know i dont see this happening at all though, it is extremely unlikely that they are real and if the slim chance they are real i'm sure Falafel would be respectful enough to apalogize. though i'm sure it wont even come to that anyway.

Blizz419 said...

hmm that mario paint would be sweet, i dont think you actually know this for a fact as i doubt your some "real insider". and i dont think it will come with the system though that would be cool, ive been waiting for a revision of mario paint heres to hoping your actually right as unlikely as it may be.

Anonymous said...

"Bin Laden is still CIA"

Non Phixion

Blizz419 said...

of course he is anonymous lol, i never knew so many heads on this blog would even recognize anything from my account picture lol

THEINFAMOUSANONYMOUSLIGHTSHEDDER said...

If you got love for your mom - that's Non Phixion
If you got love for your dogs - that's Non Phixion
If you got love for the Gods - that's Non Phixion
What? That's Non Phixion - What? That's Non Phixion
If you got love for your peeps - that's Non Phixion
If you got love for your seeds - that's Non Phixion
If you got love for the streets - that's Non Phixion
What? That's Non Phixion - What? That's Non Phixion

Stabby said...

"On the 9th we find out if Inc and Rebus are for real or not. They have made a very bold claim about the 9th that no one else has, which would pretty much confirm them one way or the other. Fal's credibility is on the line ;)"

http://revolutiondevelopment.blogspot.com/

"February 9: Blog becomes active again"

wow, if the blog becomes active again, mister inc and rebus are definitaly legit!!

There is nothing else listed for Februari 9. What were you referring to? (please quote from the blog)

Thunder Emperor said...

some rev pics for you all to enjoy

http://www.ga-forum.com/showthread.php?t=85076

show th eevolution of the revmote and console design

Thunder Emperor said...

Stabby said...

"On the 9th we find out if Inc and Rebus are for real or not. They have made a very bold claim about the 9th that no one else has, which would pretty much confirm them one way or the other. Fal's credibility is on the line ;)"

http://revolutiondevelopment.blogspot.com/

"February 9: Blog becomes active again"

wow, if the blog becomes active again, mister inc and rebus are definitaly legit!!

There is nothing else listed for Februari 9. What were you referring to? (please quote from the blog)

8:50 AM


reggie is speaking tomorrow at dice. feb 9

Blizz419 said...

ya those pics thunder emperor are pretty cool, i just posted that stuff on my blogg a lil while ago, i'm sure we'll see some of it on here soon too.

THEINFAMOUSANONYMOUSLIGHTSHEDDER said...

Fal,Blizz,Luca
Is it just me oris Zeldas visual presentation a little underwhelming compared to Resi ?

Blizz419 said...

i disagree light shedder , first off the game is still in development and ive still been impressed so far and when the its actually completed i think it will look even better.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Grandmaster B. Reggie speaking at DICE doesn't mean shit that Inc is credible if Reggie does say something about the DS and Revolution. I'm tired of seeing fake bloggers just echoing back and reconfirming what a Nintendo rep has said and then everybody says that blogger is credible because of that. Most of the time when a Nintendo rep is speaking at a major event, they'll end up revealing something big. So why is everyone so surprise for?

Another thing about Inc, when was the last time you hear about an audio guy involved in the game developing process?? Sure they responsible for all the audio stuff, but I never hear anything about they have this much involvement in the development process. I hear of audio guys gettin to see level designs, seeing artwork, or been given a very detailed descriptions of the game but never this much access. Usually they would have very limited access to the game or even gonna come close to touching a revolution controller.

Blizz419 said...

i agree anonymous

Anonymous said...

no need for hype and no need for insiders and fake nintendo excecutives leaking information...

if you read very carefully last comments of the Reginator at IGN... we will all have a special surprise regarding Metroid Prime hunters and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Matt asked if DS will get VoiP and if Metroid will have a voice chat... I think that Iwata-san will anounce this later next month, that metroid will feature a voice chat, at least if they are as smart as i think, they have to take advantage of the microphone on this FPS game, it cries for Online multiplayer deathmatch and simultaneusly voice chat.

Blizz419 said...

would be nice to see VOIP on the DS

Blizz419 said...

would be nice to see VOIP on the DS

Obinna said...

I'm baaaacccck, I don't trust fal or whatever is name is because without real concrete evidence that Mr.Inc and Mr.Rebus are fake you can't really saw thier fake.

Look, what your saying is if one Library has certain rules that means a another library across the street has the same rules because there just across the street form each other.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter Obinna if their company policy is different from others. In an industry that is filled with strict nda's, no dumb publishers is gonna allow some audio guy to make a blog and reveal info and accept game ideas from gamers.

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