GDC 06: New Nintendo Revolution Name?, Cheap Microsoft Xbox 360 SDK?

Posted: Mar 22 2006, 3:07am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 5:21pm CDT, in News | Gaming

GDC 06: New Nintendo Revolution Name?, Cheap Microsoft Xbox 360 SDK?
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The Game Developers Conference 2006 is underway in San Jose California.

On Thursday Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will hold a keynote. CVG reports about a 'whisper' that the final Nintendo Revolution name will be confirmed in the keynote. This could of course just mean that it will be Revolution. I guess some revolution domain holders are a bit nervous right now.

Another rumor raised by CNET is about Microsoft releasing a cheap Xbox 360 developer kit later today. This kit would only cost $100. Opening up the Xbox 360 to individual developers could be huge. Having great developer support was already one of the key reasons for the success of Windows. Just imagine freeware and shareware games flooding Xbox Live - this could be huge. Sony probably would never open up their consoles for individual developers as it has not the culture of supporting individual developers. As the Sony PSP homebrew community shows there is would be tremendous demand for it.

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