Well, a freak thunderstorm downed some powerlines
around my house so I haven't been able to do as much work on the e-Reader
article as I wanted but here's what I have so far: e-Reader press release;
High rez scans of the fronts and backs of the cards they handed out at E3;
Mini visual on how the e-Reader works - IRC Goliath
Well, a freak thunderstorm downed some powerlines around my house so I haven't been able to do as much work on the e-Reader article as I wanted but here's what I have so far: e-Reader press release; High rez scans of the fronts and backs of the cards they handed out at E3; Mini visual on how the e-Reader works - IRC Goliath
GAME BOY ADVANCE DEVELOPS
America Swipes Its Way Into a New Video Game Era
ANGELES, May 21, 2002 - Nintendo turns paper trading cards into
electronic fun, with the introduction of the innovative e-Reader.
When swiped through the e-Reader,
paper trading cards create new game play experiences in a number
of ways, depending on the card.
Applications for e-Reader
cards can create entire video games playable on Game Boy® Advance
from just a single paper card.
Other applications include enhancing game play or unlocking
features in existing Game Boy Advance and NINTENDO GAMECUBEä
video games. Available
Sept. 16, 2002, the e-Reader
will retail for a suggested $39.95.
Card packs will retail from $1.99 to $2.99.
creates a completely new experience for game players, fusing the
enjoyment of collecting trading cards and the wonder of
discovering video game secrets,” says Peter MacDougall,
executive vice president, sales and marketing, Nintendo of America
Inc. “Now players
of all ages can build and enhance their video game collection by
picking up a pack of cards.”
Developed by Nintendo, the e-Reader
connects to the Game Boy Advance via the cartridge slot and uses
“Dot Code Technology” to read optical data imprinted on
specially designed trading cards.
The library of cards begins with Pokémon®-e trading card
game cards, to be distributed by Wizards of the Coast under
license from Pokémon USA, Inc., which also can be used as a
stand-alone trading card game; Animal Crossing-e cards that unlock
features and heighten game play in the NINTENDO GAMECUBE game; and
Game & Watch™-e cards, which hold an entire game printed on
a single card.
Optical Co., Ltd. provides the “Dot Code Technology” used by