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Mix: iNES, Apple event, Quanta, Chili Peppers

iNES is a Nintendo emulator for the iPod based on the iPodLinux software. Games such as Super Mario Bros. 2, Megaman, and Skate or Die all currently work on fifth-generation iPods.

While he expects new products soon, UBS analyst Benjamin A. Reitzes believes Apple will not be holding a special event around April 1 to mark its 30th anniversary.

The Economic Daily News reports that Quanta Computer has secured a contract from Apple to manufacture “video iPod devices.” It’s not clear whether its referring to current fifth-generation iPods or an unannounced model.

TUAW notes that long-time iTunes Music Store holdouts the Red Hot Chili Peppers are now offering nine of their albums, along with videos and extras, from Apple’s store.

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Comments

1

Nintendo games on a 5G iPod: I know they’re playable, but do they lose a lot being played on an iPod clickwheel?  The buttons seem really ill-fit for gaming.

Posted by MiloBloom on March 22, 2006 at 12:44 PM (PDT)

2

Nintendo on my ipod sounds pretty cool. Especially durning those long 8 hours at work.

Posted by jokr on March 22, 2006 at 1:51 PM (PDT)

3

Also, the wiki page for iNes says: “It actually runs, but really slow.”  Maybe not headline material yet, not many folks want to play extremely-slow-motion NES games.

Posted by Snoper on March 22, 2006 at 8:41 PM (PDT)

4

Those Linux guys…

Somehow though, I’m getting the feeling that this still won’t beat the gaming experience of even an old Gameboy. Fun for tech geeks, however…I guess...

Posted by flatline response on March 23, 2006 at 3:02 AM (PDT)

5

well if the iNes stuff eventually gets solid… it would be cool if there was some nintendo controller peripheal (sp?) that was released

Posted by Brandon on March 23, 2006 at 6:05 AM (PDT)

6

Nintendo and Apple should really just come together, make the world’s most elegent portable gaming/music device.  It would really open up a new market for Nintendo: people who might be reluctant to go buy an actual gaming system, but if the capabilities came with their DAP, they’d certainly pick up a few games for it here and there. & it would allow both companies to pretty well squash the PSP, which would be dealt a death-blow.

Posted by MichaelBinkley on March 23, 2006 at 8:05 AM (PDT)

7

wow what would be kool if apple and nitendo combined that would be tight as hell this would help nintendos beusinees out alot.

Posted by chaz32621 on March 23, 2006 at 5:12 PM (PDT)

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