Editorials

June 11, 2001

Nintendo Fires Its First Shot

by Rick Powers - 10:36 am PDT

Today, Nintendo’s first shot in the next-generation of video game wars was fired. Rick Powers attempts to illuminate why the battle may be over before it’s even started …

It’s tempting to say something clichéd, like “they never knew what hit them,” or “it was over before it began.” It’s tempting, but needs to be avoided because it just isn’t true. Sony and Microsoft have known this has been coming for a long time now. Nintendo’s plan to use Game... Read more...

June 4, 2001

The Click!

by David Trammell - 2:30 am PDT

After months of speculation on a possible secret function in the GameCube's controller, it was revealed that the L and R buttons have click-action built into them. What might this be used for?

I remember when I first looked at GameCube's controller; it looked odd. I'm not talking about the appearance though. I thought it was odd because, aside from the button layout, it didn't really bring anything new to the table. Nintendo practically invented the L and R button with the SNES, and... Read more...

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