Nintendo's talkin' bout its Revolution

Despite speculation to the contrary, the Nintendo Revolution isn't going to involve an insane new control system, HD-DVD discs or wireless hookup to t

Despite speculation to the contrary, the Nintendo Revolution isn't going to involve an insane new control system, HD-DVD discs or wireless hookup to the DS. What we do know from yesterday's Nintendo console annoucement is that: - it's by far the smallest of the three next gen consoles - it'll play NES, SNES and N64 games via internet downloads - it'll spin GameCube discs and normal DVDs via a classy slot-loading drive. Like the Xbox 360 and the PS3, it's designed to be stacked veritcally or horizontally. Unlike its rivals, it relies on 512MB internal memory and SD cards instead of a hard drive for storage. Spec-wise, it's got Wi-Fi, 2 USB slots, wireless controllers, a processor codeveloped with IBM and a graphics card made by ATI. There's no news on games yet, though Nintendo's promising the usual Zeldas, Marios and Metroids alongside new titles. There's also no info on its launch date - next summer seems to be the educated guess - and no indication of whether the final console will actually be called Revolution.More details as we get them.