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Discussion in 'Retro Consoles' started by iOwnage, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. iOwnage

    iOwnage Confiscation of the Mind

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    Why was it called the Nintendo 64? Was there a certain purpose? I googled it but couldn't find an answer.
     
  2. Clarke

    Clarke The "Real" Tech Support

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    64bit. noob.
     
  3. mushroomedmario

    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    64-bit processor
    snes was 16 bit....
    nes was 8 bit
     
  4. arogeek

    arogeek Got Wii???

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    duh. can't belive you didn't know that.......................
     
  5. Clarke

    Clarke The "Real" Tech Support

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    Well he's probably a kid. And kids are noobs by default, no matter how much they read wikipedia.
     
  6. mushroomedmario

    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    wikipedia(article on n64) would give the answer in the first couple of sentences
     
  7. iOwnage

    iOwnage Confiscation of the Mind

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    WOW I feel like a noob. I always thought N64 was 32-bit...
     
  8. 261311

    261311 The Man on Ice

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    I didn't know that, I didn't really care to. I just thought it was awesome.
     
  9. mushroomedmario

    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    it is....
    but it's 64 bit

    it's both!
     
  10. iOwnage

    iOwnage Confiscation of the Mind

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    uhm... Ok, I get it.
     
  11. delta38

    delta38 Your such a wii-tard

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    haha, i didnt know that 64 ment 64 bit and i agree with 26311 i thought it sounded cool,
     
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    Napalmbrain WiiChat Member

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    They made such a big deal about it being 64-bit, but it's not really that important (and the Atari Jaguar beat them to it!). :lol:
     
  13. DBloke

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    *Looks at his Jaguar*
    Must not play tempest 2000

    I preferd the name Ultra 64
    It sounded like some kind of evil orginazition
     
  14. Bigjake52

    Bigjake52 Wii fan Boy till the end

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    it is stupid they called it Nintendo 64 then they had games eg Mario 64 and mario kart 64 i hate the number 64 and it was a bad name i dont care if it was 64 bit everyone should know that but there was never a 32 bit systerm from nintendo
     
  15. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    I dont even know how I found out. I first got N64 when I was 11 and I knew it meant 64-bit, I forgot where I found out though.
     
  16. massi4h

    massi4h Pok├ęGod.

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    I wonder where the 2 came from in PS2? The 360 in XBox 360 must mean 360 Bit? Sorry but you kinda asked for it :D
     
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    Ew I hate Atari so much. Pac-Man and Pong are the only games where I know what I`m doing. N64 pwns Jaguar(tried it and meh). Playin' N64 with 3d graphics Zelda will probably go down as the best technological moment in the 1900s! :lol:
     
  19. stumac1985

    stumac1985 You lost the game!

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    Wasnt Ultra64 the N64 emulator? I remember there was an N64 emulator which used High Level Emulation and the better quality it got the less compatible and it got, was still damned good!

    I miss bleem :(
     
  20. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    Look its a Ultra 64
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_64
    [​IMG]
    A lot of consoles (bar sonys but then again there not that smart) have prototype names (Game cube was dolphin, Dreamcast had Kitanna, Wii had revolution)
    *Remembers when conker was gonna be a kids game*

    I wonder was the Atari 2600 bit or was in 2600 bits before it was made ?
     
    #20 DBloke, Jan 13, 2008
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