If it makes sense for gamespy or some other external company why not for Valve? They already provide steamworks integration for free to PC developers, the titles don't even have to be available through the steam store.1-D_FTW said:I still don't get what the incentive would be for Valve. Unless they're running the store and getting 30 percent (which would never happen), I don't see what their incentive would be. It would have to be because Nintendo is paying them a large contract to run it. Is that enough to divert resources from Steam when Valve would have no ownership in its growth? It would have to be an eye-popping number.
And I can't see Nintendo giving too much control of their DD system either.
I agree Nintendo should poney up a truckload of cash and just hire Valve to implement/run Steamworks as the default online system. It would be a brilliant coup and would overnight allow Nintendo to have the best online infrastructure. Just don't see Nintendo being humble enough to pay Valve what it would require.
I have no doubt Valve games on Stream would use Steamworks, I just can't see Nintendo doing what's necessary for all games to use it.
Majine said:Exclusive leakage on Loading.se
[Partly in English. I'll translate the rest.]
Exclusively for Loading.se, A source close to Nintendo has all the information regarding the company's next home console.
June 7th is the date that everyone has been waiting for. Nintendo unveils their next home console at E3 in Los Angeles. But Loading can already now reveal some of the hottest (and most trustworthy) rumors about the machine. This is all we got to know about Nintendo Feel.
Our source, who has a close connection to the company, speaks about the console in a conversation with us. We choose to deliver the information unedited and untranslated [from Eng to Swe]:
Nintendo wants to change the way we play again. The success of Wii was essentially proof that the controller is every bit as important as graphical technology. When Nintendo unveils its next piece of hardware on June 7th, the presentation will be as much about the feel, as the look, of its new games. The revolutionary aspect will once again be found in the controller itself.
After Touch comes Feel
We already know Nintendo is developing a controller with a built-in screen. Since that info got leaked there have been paralels between Apple's iPad and how Nintendo used the GBA as a controller for a few Gamecube-games. But this new "Screen-controller" brings another dimension - Feel. Our source uses the name "Nintendo Feel"
Haptic technology is a form of tactile feedback used to simulate the experience of touching different objects shown on screen. The player can move their fingertips across a surface and clearly feel the difference between soft, smooth or rugged textures. Electronic companies across the world have been conducting research in this field for years. Its been rumored that Apple is close to patenting a similar technology, and weve seen the Toshiba demonstration of New Sensation UI Solution, that applies a thin film over a screen in order to achieve a haptic effect. In Nintendos case, this is a natural progression of both the Nintendo DS touch screen and the Wii technology.
poppabk said:If it makes sense for gamespy or some other external company why not for Valve? They already provide steamworks integration for free to PC developers, the titles don't even have to be available through the steam store.
richisawesome said:Wait, what the fuck is this?
ehh. 'FEEL' sounds pretty fucking lame.
EvilMario said:It would be interesting technology, but I can't see how it would aid gameplay in too many traditional titles.
Foliorum Viridum said:Feel is no more ridiculous than Wii. Better, I'd say. Definitely better than Cafe.
Who really gives a shit anyway. People only care about the name before the console is released, after that it could be called Shitbox and nobody would care.
Disorientator said:"Wii" didn't piss you off?
For Valve it means name recognition with a huge game playing audience who also register for accounts on their service and can now cross chat and in some cases play games online with people on PC. Its free advertising in the hundreds of million dollars worth. The more likely reason for it not to happen is Nintendo being afraid of Valve not vice versa.1-D_FTW said:It makes more sense for Gamespy because a contract means more. For Valve it would mean bolstering a competitor and talking away focus/resources from something they own and are growing (Steam). I'm sure there's a dollar figure that would make sense, but it wouldn't be cheap.
Log4Girlz said:And a strong indicator that they're making it up IMO. But hey if it turns out true that's cool too, I just don't believe it