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Nintendo Embedding Classic Games on Trading Cards 336

bacontaco writes "Here's a quick article over at Adrenaline Vault about Nintendo's plan to put out old-school Nintendo games with the use of a e-Reader that plugs into the Game Boy Advance and trading cards that can be swiped with the device. The article flips back and forth on which console's games will be supported, saying either NES or SNES games will be used with the cards. It's kind of eye-opening when you think about how games that seemed so great so long ago can now be fit on something so small as a card."
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Nintendo Embedding Classic Games on Trading Cards

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  • by Nakago4 ( 576970 ) on Tuesday September 17, 2002 @05:25PM (#4276595)
    A little something called licensing.
  • by lightspawn ( 155347 ) on Tuesday September 17, 2002 @05:33PM (#4276673) Homepage
    What is preventing someone from putting out a console capable of running games from all the classic system? Let's say I want to do NES, Sega, SNES, and maybe one or two of the 'lesser console'

    You mean the Dreamcast []?
  • by cje ( 33931 ) on Tuesday September 17, 2002 @05:37PM (#4276721) Homepage
    Hey, I've got news for you, buddy .. a lot of those games were great!

    Sure, they didn't feature a lot of the CD-quality music and breathtaking FMV and first-person, three-dimensional, high-polygon-count graphics that you'll find in modern games, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're any less fun. I don't know about anybody else, but I probably had more fun playing the original Legend of Zelda than I did playing Zelda: Ocarina of Time or Majora's Mask. Good graphics and music + glitzy presentation does not necessarily = better games. A lot of today's games are very nicely packaged, but all too many of them are nicely-packaged garbage.
  • by mattdm ( 1931 ) on Tuesday September 17, 2002 @05:39PM (#4276742) Homepage
    In this case, abandonware just makes an intermediate step. If there's some old software that I like that suddenly comes out in a new and useful format, of course I'll buy the new version.
  • Re:a swipe? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by RegenesisX ( 593111 ) <> on Tuesday September 17, 2002 @05:47PM (#4276813)
    My understanding is that each game comes on 5 trading cards. I assume this means different levels will be on different cards and you'll be prompted to swipe a different card as the need arises.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 17, 2002 @09:36PM (#4278478)
    Buy 'Excitebike' on this cumbersome goofy media? No thanks. And unless I can use that "eReader" on the PC, I'll keep my nice archive of 1,500+ NES games.

    Save your bullshit about the poor innocent corporations being eaten alive by the thieving vultures.

    Despite all the alleged 'theft' that ever took place of Nintendo's intellectual property during the 80's and 90's, they're still around, it's 2002, and doing quite well, ready to suck onto your wallet like a leech from hell because there's a nostalgia wave going on.

    We'll have to start up a Save the Executives fund for Nintendo because they're FIVE MINUTES FROM BANKRUPTCY because someone in Shitcakes, Alabama is playing Super Mario Bros. 2 on his PC.

    Let's also not forget how they basically lied to everyone about the legal status of emulation, and a users right to make backups.

    Pity the poor suits, indeed.

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