[OLD] The Indrema Revolution [REVAMPED] - An Alternate History of Indrema, Pop Culture, and Gaming

2006: Super Bowl Update - L2, Aeri, and Apple Thinks Gaming Different with the GamePod
2006
(Super Bowl Update - L2, Aeri, and Apple Thinks Gaming Different with the GamePod)


In 2006, Indrema was gearing up for their next console, announcing that the LSeries Mini would still be sold alongside the L2, expected to be revealed at that year’s E3. Indrema came up with some names for the next system to potentially replace “L2”, including “Reverb” [1], “Indrema Neo”, “Indrema Nova”, or even sticking with L2 as the final name (you’ll wait and see once we get to E3).

The first trailer to Indrema’s The Book of Aeri was released after a teaser in October. For the film, Indrema Studios expanded their studio that had mostly made video game cutscenes by that point, expanding it to Indrema Animation [2]. Many Aeri fans were hyped about the movie, hoping it would break the stigma of video game movies sucking, although critics expected the film to be decent.

Apple released their GamePod that prior year on November 18th, to mixed reviews. It was praised for its design, its storage capabilities, its powerful specs, and innovative features, but it was criticized for its “awkward-to-hold” comfortability, its higher price (in the typical Apple fashion, the 60GB configuration was $399) and most of its capabilities could be done with its cheaper rivals - the Nintendo DS, the PSP, and the IndremaGO. Unlike its competitors, it would get overshadowed by its rivals (and later, the iPhone) and become a commercial failure despite its library of games and initial moderate success, most notably from Sega, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Ristar (to promote the concurrent Nick show). Despite its commercial failure, it still has a cult following to this day, as most. The concept may have been good on paper, but most people were buying their competitor’s handhelds. But the GamePod name didn’t die and rumors started spreading that it would be either retooled as a controller that clipped onto Apple’s phone that worked in tandem with an app that turned the phone into a handheld console or a new and improved version. [3]

CPUCustom 400 MHz ARM CPU by Samsung (somewhat akin to OTL's iPhone 2G)
RAM48 MB SDRAM
GPUPowerVR-based GPU
Storage30-60 GB Microdrive
MediaDigital distribution, SD cards
OSDarwin-based OS (think of OTL’s iOS)
Display4.2” TFT LCD display, 320*240
ConnectivityiTunes
Input4 bumpers (L, R, L2, R2)
7 face buttons (A, B, X, Y, Select, Start, Home)
Click wheel (serves as “d-pad”)
30-pin connector

After the L2’s announcement at E3 2005 (although the L2 name was technically revealed earlier at the Game Developers Conference), Indrema announced that more news would be coming at E3 2006, publicily revealing some launch titles, specs, price, release date and the console’s final design and name (probably). During that time, Indrema was in talks of buying Atari SA and Midway, making them divisions of Indrema Studios [4].

The corporate structure would be like this:

  • Indrema Corporation (main company)
    • Indrema Technologies (develops hardware and software, such as DV Linux)
    • Indrema Foundation (non-profit organization)
    • Indrema East (based in New York City)
    • Indrema West (based in Oakland, CA)
  • Indrema Games, LLC (main game studio)
    • Midway (merged, now held Midway IPs)
    • Atari SA (also merged with Indrema Studios)
    • Stargate (now Indrema’s division for games released on other platforms [XB, PS, Nintendo, PC, Mac and Linux])
  • Indrema Entertainment, LLC (handles IPs and non-gaming media)
    • Indrema Animation (animates cutscenes for Indrema’s games and animates non-gaming media)
    • Indrema Studios (owns films/shows based on Indrema IP)



[1] IOTL, “Reverb” was an attempt to revive the concept of the L600 in a more "hobbyist” scale, to the point that what was presumably its creator edited the Indrema Wikipedia page in 2007. There is no publicly accessible information about the Reverb besides the Wikipedia page, the Reverb website wasn’t archived, and it faded into obscurity.

[2] Mainframe will still do the TV show based on the movie alongside Agua.

[3] You’ll have to wait and see what the future of GamePod is…

[4] Suggested by @Otakuninja2006

Indrema goes to E3
 
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2006
(Super Bowl Update - L2, Aeri, and Apple Thinks Gaming Different with the GamePod)


In 2006, Indrema was gearing up for their next console, announcing that the LSeries Mini would still be sold alongside the L2, expected to be revealed at that year’s E3. Indrema came up with some names for the next system to potentially replace “L2”, including “Reverb” [1], “Indrema Neo”, “Indrema Nova”, or even sticking with L2 as the final name (you’ll wait and see once we get to E3).
Nova sounds like the best name!
The first trailer to Indrema’s The Book of Aeri was released after a teaser in October. For the film, Indrema Studios expanded their studio that had mostly made video game cutscenes by that point, expanding it to Indrema Animation [2]. It would be Universal’s first CGI-animated film. Many Aeri fans were hyped about the movie, hoping it would break the stigma of video game movies sucking, although critics expected the film to be decent.
Cool! Also, what would Indrema Animation make from this point forward? I could see this helping Cartoon Network out with some stuff.
Apple released their GamePod that prior year on November 18th, to mixed reviews. It was praised for its design, its storage capabilities, its powerful specs, and innovative features, but it was criticized for its “awkward-to-hold” comfortability, its higher price (in the typical Apple fashion, the 60GB configuration was $399) and most of its capabilities could be done with its cheaper rivals - the Nintendo DS, the PSP, and the IndremaGO. Unlike its competitors, it would get overshadowed by its rivals (and later, the iPhone and iPod touch) and become a commercial failure despite its library of games and initial moderate success, most notably from Sega, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Ristar (to promote the concurrent Nick show). Despite its commercial failure, it still has a cult following to this day, as most. The concept may have been good on paper, but most people were buying their competitor’s handhelds. But the GamePod name didn’t die and rumors started spreading that it would be retooled a controller that clipped onto Apple’s phone that worked in tandem with an app that turned the phone into a handheld console. [3]

CPUCustom 400 MHz ARM CPU by Samsung (somewhat akin to OTL's iPhone 2G)
RAM48 MB SDRAM
GPUPowerVR-based GPU
Storage30-60 GB Microdrive
MediaDigital distribution, SD cards
OSDarwin-based OS (think of OTL’s iOS)
Display4.2” TFT LCD display, 320*240
ConnectivityiTunes
Input4 bumpers (L, R, L2, R2)
7 face buttons (A, B, X, Y, Select, Start, Home)
Click wheel (serves as “d-pad”)
30-pin connector

After the L2’s announcement at E3 2005 (although the L2 name was technically revealed earlier at the Game Developers Conference), Indrema announced that more news would be coming at E3 2006, publicily revealing some launch titles, specs, price, release date and the console’s final design and name (probably). During that time,
That's all cool, but it sucks that the GamePod wasn't as successful as it should have been?
Indrema was in talks of buying Atari SA and Midway, making them divisions of Indrema Studios [4].
turns out, the earliest you can buy those are in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
The corporate structure would be like this:

  • Indrema Corporation (main company)
    • Indrema Technologies (develops hardware and software, such as DV Linux)
    • Indrema Foundation (non-profit organization)
    • Indrema East (based in New York City)
    • Indrema West (based in Oakland, CA)
  • Indrema Games, LLC (main game studio)
    • Midway (merged, now held Midway IPs)
    • Atari SA (also merged with Indrema Studios)
    • Stargate (now Indrema’s division for games released on other platforms [XB, PS, Nintendo, PC, Mac and Linux])
  • Indrema Entertainment, LLC (handles IPs and non-gaming media)
    • Indrema Animation (animates cutscenes for Indrema’s games and animates non-gaming media)
    • Indrema Studios (owns films/shows based on Indrema IP)
Cool, but what games does Indrema release for other platforms that couldn't be on the LES/Nova? Also, I'd name the gaming studios Atari while keeping Midway as a label. Maybe get some game licenses as well.....Maybe a deal with WB? I could see Cartoon Network's FusionFall being a banger on the Indrema.


[1] IOTL, “Reverb” was an attempt to revive the concept of the L600 in a more "hobbyist” scale, to the point that what was presumably its creator edited the Indrema Wikipedia page in 2007. There is no publicly accessible information about the Reverb besides the Wikipedia page, the Reverb website wasn’t archived, and it faded into obscurity.

[2] Mainframe will still do the TV show based on the movie alongside Agua.

[3] You’ll have to wait and see what the future of GamePod is…

[4] Suggested by @Otakuninja2006

Indrema goes to E3
Ok. Maybe Indrema eventually buys Mainframe? Also, maybe we could revive ReBoot as a game franchise?

 
Nova sounds like the best name!
I was thinking about keeping L2, but Nova is a good name.
Cool! Also, what would Indrema Animation make from this point forward? I could see this helping Cartoon Network out with some stuff.
Probably their first 2D animated cartoon, Astro the Armadillo? And maybe an Aurora series for Adult Swim if that becomes successful.
That's all cool, but it sucks that the GamePod wasn't as successful as it should have been?
Probably because Apple was trying to but their usual post-iMac business practices in the gaming industry.
turns out, the earliest you can buy those are in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
Ight.
Cool, but what games does Indrema release for other platforms that couldn't be on the LES/Nova? Also, I'd name the gaming studios Atari while keeping Midway as a label. Maybe get some game licenses as well.....Maybe a deal with WB? I could see Cartoon Network's FusionFall being a banger on the Indrema.
I have no idea right now. But WB sounds good.
Ok. Maybe Indrema eventually buys Mainframe? Also, maybe we could revive ReBoot as a game franchise?
Maybe.
 
I was thinking about keeping L2, but Nova is a good name.

Probably their first 2D animated cartoon, Astro the Armadillo? And maybe an Aurora series for Adult Swim if that becomes successful.
Both are great idea! I was also thinking of having the animation division sort of become somewhat of a major studio, or at least a mini-major. I was also thinking they also make original shows and films as well.

We should also do something about Toonami as well and saving WB from their downfall as well.
Probably because Apple was trying to but their usual post-iMac business practices in the gaming industry.
What did they do this time????
Ight.

I have no idea right now. But WB sounds good.

Maybe.
Cool.
 
Both are great idea! I was also thinking of having the animation division sort of become som.ewhat of a major studio, or at least a mini-major. I was also thinking they also make original shows and films as well.
It'd kinda be interesting when Indrema expands out of mostly gaming.
We should also do something about Toonami as well and saving WB from their downfall as well.
Probably. I'd assume that AOL stayed separate ITTL.
What did they do this time????
They'd make it overpriced and Jony Ive (the guy who's mainly known for designing Apple's products like the iMac and the iPhone) would probably just put the charging port on the left side of the system. (from the same guy who put a Lightning port on the BOTTOM of a mouse)
 
It'd kinda be interesting when Indrema expands out of mostly gaming.
Right. I think Indrema could do alright expanding somewhat.
Probably. I'd assume that AOL stayed separate ITTL.
Great!
They'd make it overpriced and Jony Ive (the guy who's mainly known for designing Apple's products like the iMac and the iPhone) would probably just put the charging port on the left side of the system. (from the same guy who put a Lightning port on the BOTTOM of a mouse)
The hell???
 
E3 2006
E3 2006

E3 was huge this year. Sony had their infamous E3 presentation that gave us the pricey PS3 (and yes, it’s the same infamous one from OTL), Microsoft gave us more Xbox 360 stuff, and Nintendo revealed something truly groundbreaking. The Revolution was now called the “Wii” with its innovative motion controlled games front and center, including Super Mario Galaxy, Viva Piñata, Banjo-Threeie, with the latter originally intended for the GameCube, which all showed what the Wii could do.

Apple would unveil GamePod Touch, a new and improved GamePod that would release in 2007 that had a touchscreen and the same specs as OTL’s first-generation iPod Touch with backwards compatibility with the original GamePod. Critics praised it as an improvement from the original, with a more ergonomic design and more conventional controls than the outgoing model. (imagine it as an elongated iPod touch with a Joy-Con-esque directional buttons and face buttons)

“Today, Apple introduces GamePod touch, our new handheld. You don’t need a stylus or two screens to experience what GamePod has to offer. GamePod touch can do what the previous model did and so much more, including playing your GamePod gCards [2]. GamePod touch launches on January 19th, 2007.” - GamePod touch ad, 2006

For Indrema, something big was about to happen. CEO John Gildred walked onto the stage with many people who worked on the L2. Indrema had a big announcement; they revealed the L2, now known as the Indrema Nova, revealing its sleek design.

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The Indrema Nova and its controller in their full glory. (If you’re wondering what’s with the Indrema logo, I’ve retconned the logo you’re seeing right now as the current one since 2005.)

Some launch titles were announced, including:
  • The Quest for Aeri: When Aeri mysteriously goes missing, it’s up to Joe, Anthony, Boltz and Reebo to solve the mystery of what happened to Aeri. (Indrema Studios, Nova/LSeries)
  • THE CONTR@3T (suggested by LiamTehMemer on Discord) A game featuring quantum physics and time management (Beenox, Indrema Studios/Activision, Nova)
  • Indrema VS: A Smash Bros-style fighting game with characters from Indrema’s franchises. (Midway, Indrema Studios, Nova Foreshadowing?)
  • Snark!: A reboot of a Stargate franchise. It would introduce Snark’s new nemesis, a goblin-like mad scientist named Dr. Frankentoots and his Bride of Frankenstein/Morticia Addams-like wife, Mary. (Indrema Studios, Nova)
  • Indremology Plus: A more “advanced” version of the previous Indremology - a game where you create games using a visual programming language.
Indrema put booths allowing visitors to play demos of Nova’s game library with near final hardware (using development kits, of course)

After some of the launch titles were revealed, Indrema announced some other features that the Nova could do, with most originally intended to be on the LSeries and its finalized specs.
  • GPU Slide Bay - Where the GPU can be upgraded, based on a customized version of the PCI Express bus (which is used on graphics cards on PC), and supports custom Nvidia and ATI cards. (originally planned for the LSeries)
  • TV - allows TV to be watched and recorded on the Nova
  • Spide - a Firefox-based internet browser, optimized for TVs with built in Flash support
  • New operating system (IndremaOS 3 Blue Quantum [1]) - Although the OS still uses the Fedora core of the LSeries, there is an all-new Launchpad with a modern design, with some new features such as multitasking and folders.
  • GOSync - An expanded version of the software originally on the LSeries that allows the IndremaGO to be connected to the Nova. Most games use the GO as a “second screen” of sorts.
  • Like the LSeries, it can play, burn, and rip CDs and DVDs, but it can also play audio and video files and can also view photos.
The Nova would be the device that Indrema had been planning to make since the LSeries days - a powerful console that could also double as an all-in-one media center that could replace multiple devices. For developing, Linux wasn’t required to use Indrema’s SDK anymore, allowing games to be developed on Windows and Mac computers alongside Linux, making it easier for developers to work on their games without having to install another OS, although Linux usually was (and still is) free. Unlike other consoles, which had switched to IBM's PowerPC, the Nova continued to have PC-like hardware. Consequently, it was the only x86-based console in its generation.

The system was announced to release on November 30, 2006 in North America, Europe, and Japan, with the Nova Entry being $399.99, while the Nova Pro was $499.99. After E3, Indrema started promoting Nova to hype up the console’s release, including various sweepstakes and promotions with companies such as Wendy’s and TimeWarner (featured on Toonami and Shallow End) and cryptic videos on YouTube. For the promotions, Indrema equally focused on the Nova’s capabilities in gaming and other media. The LSeries would still be supported and in production, now priced at $129.99 as a console for people who wanted an Indrema console for people who didn’t care or couldn’t afford the Nova. Critics praised it for its design, power and capacities, but criticized the Nova Pro’s price, which was the same as the base PlayStation 3 model.



[1] “Blue Quantum” IIRC comes from an April Fools video(?) claiming that SEGA stole Sonic from a company with the name “Blue Quantum”.
[2] gCards are the name of the GamePod's cartridges, which are essentially modified SD cards.

Here’s a cost breakdown, if you’re interested in that sorta thing.

Indrema goes to Hollywood with The Book of Aeri’s journey from the silver screen to the big screen.
 
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E3 2006

E3 was huge this year. Sony had their infamous E3 presentation that gave us the pricey PS3 (and yes, it’s the same infamous one from OTL), Microsoft gave us more Xbox 360 stuff, and Nintendo revealed something truly groundbreaking. The Revolution was now called the “Wii” with its innovative motion controlled games front and center, including Super Mario Galaxy, Viva Piñata, Banjo-Threeie, with the latter originally intended for the GameCube, which all showed what the Wii could do.

Apple would unveil GamePod Touch, a new and improved GamePod that would release in 2007 that had a touchscreen and the same specs as OTL’s first-generation iPod Touch with backwards compatibility with the original GamePod. Critics praised it as an improvement from the original, with a more ergonomic design and more conventional controls than the outgoing model. (imagine it as an elongated iPod touch with a Joy-Con-esque directional buttons and face buttons)

“Today, Apple introduces GamePod touch, our new handheld. You don’t need a stylus or two screens to experience what GamePod has to offer. GamePod touch can do what the previous model did and so much more, including playing your GamePod gCards [2]. GamePod touch launches on January 19th, 2007.” - GamePod touch ad, 2006
Ok. Will the PS3 launch still be a disaster? If so, this would be a great opportunity for Indrema to rise. They need more game franchises anyway. I'm also considering that Indrema should acquire AQ Interactive and Majesco Entertainment/Double Fine.


Think of the games they could get with those............
For Indrema, something big was about to happen. CEO John Gildred walked onto the stage with many people who worked on the L2. Indrema had a big announcement; they revealed the L2, now known as the Indrema Nova, revealing its sleek design.

pKat1ws.png

The Indrema Nova and its controller in their full glory. (If you’re wondering what’s with the Indrema logo, I’ve retconned the logo you’re seeing right now as the current one since 2005.)
Nice! Why does it say 64-bit tho? I really like the look of the console, even if it looks a bit too 360-ish to me.
Some launch titles were announced, including:
  • The Quest for Aeri: When Aeri mysteriously goes missing, it’s up to Joe, Anthony, Boltz and Reebo to solve the mystery of what happened to Aeri. (Indrema Studios, Nova/LSeries)
  • THE CONTR@3T (suggested by LiamTehMemer on Discord) A game featuring quantum physics and time management (Beenox, Indrema Studios/Activision, Nova)
  • Indrema VS: A Smash Bros-style fighting game with characters from Indrema’s franchises. (Midway, Indrema Studios, Nova Foreshadowing?)
  • Snark!: A reboot of a Stargate franchise. It would introduce Snark’s new nemesis, a goblin-like mad scientist named Dr. Frankentoots and his Bride of Frankenstein/Morticia Addams-like wife, Mary. (Indrema Studios, Nova)
  • Indremology Plus: A more “advanced” version of the previous Indremology - a game where you create games using a visual programming language.
Nice! What does third-party support look like? Also, any new Indrema franchises?
Indrema put booths allowing visitors to play demos of Nova’s game library with near final hardware (using development kits, of course)

After some of the launch titles were revealed, Indrema announced some other features that the Nova could do, with most originally intended to be on the LSeries and its finalized specs.
Ok.
  • GPU Slide Bay - Where the GPU can be upgraded, based on a customized version of the PCI Express bus (which is used on graphics cards on PC), and supports custom Nvidia and ATI cards. (originally planned for the LSeries)
Really? What can people do with these?
  • TV - allows TV to be watched and recorded on the Nova
How would this work?
  • Spide - a Firefox-based internet browser, optimized for TVs with built in Flash support
  • New operating system (IndremaOS 3 Blue Quantum [1]) - Although the OS still uses the Fedora core of the LSeries, there is an all-new Launchpad with a modern design, with some new features such as multitasking and folders.
  • GOSync - An expanded version of the software originally on the LSeries that allows the IndremaGO to be connected to the Nova. Most games use the GO as a “second screen” of sorts.
  • Like the LSeries, it can play, burn, and rip CDs and DVDs, but it can also play audio and video files and can also view photos.
Awesome! Can't wait to see this launch!
The Nova would be the device that Indrema had been planning to make since the LSeries days - a powerful console that could also double as an all-in-one media center that could replace multiple devices. For developing, Linux wasn’t required to use Indrema’s SDK anymore, allowing games to be developed on Windows and Mac computers alongside Linux, making it easier for developers to work on their games without having to install another OS, although Linux usually was (and still is) free. Unlike other consoles, which had switched to IBM's PowerPC, the Nova continued to have PC-like hardware. Consequently, it was the only x86-based console in its generation.

CPU3.0 GHz 2-core 64-bit AMD Athlon CPU, “Springfield”
RAM512 MB DDR2 + 512 MB GDDR3
GPUCustom ATI Ultra-Threaded SE-based GPU, “Wolfcastle” @ 580 MHz (similar to this IOTL, upgradable)
Storage40GB (Nova Entry - low-end option)/60GB (Nova Pro - high-end) 2.5 inch SATA hard drive, also supports external hard drives, flash drives, and other external media such as SD cards
MediaDVD-9 (default), CD, digital distribution
VideoComposite video, component, VGA, S-Video, HDMI
AudioAnalog stereo, optical audio (TOSLINK), supports 5.1 surround sound
ConnectivityAV:
  • 2x HDMI 1.2 (1 in, 1 out)
  • Optical audio
  • Indrema AV (composite, component, S-Video, VGA, D-Terminal, SCART)

Other:
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • x4 USB 2.0 (2 front, 2 back)
  • Infrared receiver (for remotes and the IndremaGO)
  • IR blaster port
InputFreePad II (pack-in), keyboard, mouse, remote control, IndremaGO
That is just......wow.
The system was announced to release on November 30, 2006 in North America, Europe, and Japan,
So a global launch on the same day? That's gotta be a new feat.
with the Nova Entry being $399.99, while the Nova Pro was $499.99.
Why those prices and what are the differences between the two versions?
After E3, Indrema started promoting Nova to hype up the console’s release, including various sweepstakes and promotions with companies such as Wendy’s and TimeWarner
Nice.
(featured on Toonami and Shallow End)
How would these promotions look like? What does Cartoon Network even look like at this point?
and cryptic videos on YouTube. For the promotions, Indrema equally focused on the Nova’s capabilities in gaming and other media. The LSeries would still be supported and in production, now priced at $129.99 as a console for people who wanted an Indrema console for people who didn’t care or couldn’t afford the Nova. Critics praised it for its design, power and capacities,
Cool.
but criticized the Nova Pro’s price, which was the same as the base PlayStation 3 model.
At least Indrema's not greedy like Sony.


[1] “Blue Quantum” IIRC comes from an April Fools video(?) claiming that SEGA stole Sonic from a company with the name “Blue Quantum”.
[2] gCards are the name of the GamePod's cartridges, which are essentially modified SD cards.

Here’s a cost breakdown, if you’re interested in that sorta thing.

Indrema goes to Hollywood with The Book of Aeri’s journey from the silver screen to the big screen.
Cool!

Sorry it took so long @KPyall.
 
Ok. Will the PS3 launch still be a disaster? If so, this would be a great opportunity for Indrema to rise. They need more game franchises anyway. I'm also considering that Indrema should acquire AQ Interactive and Majesco Entertainment/Double Fine.
Probably it'll be same as OTL, so Indrema might rise. Plus, their relationship with Warner would help them became a more well-known brand.

Think of the games they could get with those............
Hmm...
Nice! Why does it say 64-bit tho? I really like the look of the console, even if it looks a bit too 360-ish to me.
The Nova uses an x64 CPU (basically an 64-bit x86 (aka the same type of CPU as the LSeries)), and yeah, I took some cues from the Xbox 360 from this.
Nice! What does third-party support look like? Also, any new Indrema franchises?
I'd probably get Rayman 4 (which exists ITTL IDK) as a Nova launch title, don't know about any other third party games, but I'm sure Aurora (a new franchise) will be on Indrema
Really? What can people do with these?
They could give games enhancements when new graphics modules (which are the name of the custom Nova graphics cards) come out
How would this work?
It'd probably just be via an external TV tuner dongle that connects via USB.
So a global launch on the same day? That's gotta be a new feat.
Probably, but it's probably launching in NA, and slowly launching in other territories after its launch.
Why those prices and what are the differences between the two versions?
They'd probably get higher prices because it's kinda more expensive to build (They sell it at a loss, so...)
The Entry one has an composite cable, the system (white/black), a controller, a power cord, while the Pro replaces the composite cable with a component cable, adds an HDMI cable, has a remote control (for TV/DVD playback) and TV tuner, and has the system in silver.
How would these promotions look like? What does Cartoon Network even look like at this point?
I'd probably put Novas in stores (the usual, Target, Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Kmart) for people to play before it launches, and maybe a promotion with a fast food restaurant (probably some place like Wendy's or BK). Cartoon Network's got the same branding as OTL, but one change is that Camp Lazlo! airs on Nick, not CN ITTL. Kinda makes since because it has people from Rocko and SpongeBob working on it.
At least Indrema's not greedy like Sony.
But Indrema's acquisition-hungry like Microsoft, but hey, at least they aren't a monopoly.
 
2000 Pop Culture Recap (+ extras)

Similar to OTL, but here are a few differences:

Digimon and Pokémon switch places ITTL. Pokémon airs on Fox Kids, while Digimon airs on Kids’ WB! Due to the Pokémon anime’s success, Nintendo wanted to adapt their other franchises into shows.

It would begin as a pitch for a Mario anime. Although they were hesitant to have their mascot adapted, Nintendo agreed under the condition that they must be involved with the series’ production, in order to avoid the same mistakes of the live-action Mario movie. During development, it expanded to be an anthology of shorts based on Nintendo’s first-party and second-party franchises (mainly influenced by the then-new game Super Smash Bros.): Mario, Kirby, Pokémon, Zelda, Metroid, and Banjo-Kazooie, sandwiched by a framing device based on what Nintendo characters do after their game is over, with Mario acting as the cheerful Kermit the Frog-like host of the show (The Muppet Show was one of its biggest influences), trying to manage the chaos at Nintendo Studios with the cowardly Luigi, the cynical Link (although a bit less of a jerk than he was in the 80s DiC cartoon), and a variety of characters by Nintendo and its second party developers from Donkey Kong to Banjo and Kazooie. It would all be animated in CGI.


MISC. STUFF
Additional Note: Alongside Intel, venture capital firms (like this one, known as Sequoia Capital) would be interested in Indrema more than OTL.


Here’s the schedules for Fox Kids and Kids’ WB:

8:00: Action Man

8:30: Transformers: Beast Machines

9:00: Pokémon

9:30: Pokémon

10:00: X-Men: Evolution

10:30: Power Rangers

11:00: Spider-Man Unlimited (just imagine it lasts a bit longer)

11:30: Diabolik

The Vision of Escaflowne anime airs on Fox Family on a block competing with CN's Toonami ITTL.
8:00: The New Woody Woodpecker Show

8:30: Histeria!

9:00: Digimon: Digital Monsters

9:30: Dinozaurs

10:00: Static Shock

10:30: Batman Beyond

11:00: Men In Black: The Series

11:30: Max Steel
Uhh why are poke and digimon swapped? At his point in time Saban practically owns fox family worldwide.
 
Uhh why are poke and digimon swapped? At his point in time Saban practically owns fox family worldwide.
PKMN and Digimon swap production companies too, but I swapped it because Fox Family has some experience with Ninty's other IP (of all things, Donkey Kong Country), and the popularity of PKMN would have Nintendo sign a deal with Fox
 
PKMN and Digimon swap production companies too
Technically speaking, it aired on wb because 4kids picked up because people were reluctant and they were the ones got into the multimedia push Nintendo was doing for pokemon (and profited a lot,the loss lawsuit make them paid a lot of unpaid royalties to TPC) ..if you want Pokemon on fox kids, besides Otaku biases,you need Saban to pull an Avi Arad and beg to Nintendo for it
 
Technically speaking, it aired on wb because 4kids picked up because people were reluctant and they were the ones got into the multimedia push Nintendo was doing for pokemon (and profited a lot,the loss lawsuit make them paid a lot of unpaid royalties to TPC) ..if you want Pokemon on fox kids, besides Otaku biases,you need Saban to pull an Avi Arad and beg to Nintendo for it
I get it now
 
Probably it'll be same as OTL, so Indrema might rise. Plus, their relationship with Warner would help them became a more well-known brand.
That's good.
Hmm...

The Nova uses an x64 CPU (basically an 64-bit x86 (aka the same type of CPU as the LSeries)), and yeah, I took some cues from the Xbox 360 from this.

I'd probably get Rayman 4 (which exists ITTL IDK) as a Nova launch title, don't know about any other third party games, but I'm sure Aurora (a new franchise) will be on Indrema
Cool!
They could give games enhancements when new graphics modules (which are the name of the custom Nova graphics cards) come out
Ok.
It'd probably just be via an external TV tuner dongle that connects via USB.
So then would Indrema have their own TV service, or would this be some sort of deal or something between them and the cable/satellite providers?
Probably, but it's probably launching in NA, and slowly launching in other territories after its launch.

They'd probably get higher prices because it's kinda more expensive to build (They sell it at a loss, so...)
Ah.......
The Entry one has an composite cable, the system (white/black), a controller, a power cord,
So the typical console set from the time, even with the white/red/yellow cords.
while the Pro replaces the composite cable with a component cable, adds an HDMI cable, has a remote control (for TV/DVD playback) and TV tuner, and has the system in silver.
Nice! Would there be other editions of the console?
I'd probably put Novas in stores (the usual, Target, Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Kmart) for people to play before it launches, and maybe a promotion with a fast food restaurant (probably some place like Wendy's or BK).
Nice.
Cartoon Network's got the same branding as OTL, but one change is that Camp Lazlo! airs on Nick, not CN ITTL. Kinda makes since because it has people from Rocko and SpongeBob working on it.
Ok. What show takes Lazlo's place?
But Indrema's acquisition-hungry like Microsoft, but hey, at least they aren't a monopoly.
And Indrema could kinda use as much acquisitions as they could get.
Uhh why are poke and digimon swapped? At his point in time Saban practically owns fox family worldwide.
PKMN and Digimon swap production companies too, but I swapped it because Fox Family has some experience with Ninty's other IP (of all things, Donkey Kong Country), and the popularity of PKMN would have Nintendo sign a deal with Fox
Right.
Technically speaking, it aired on wb because 4kids picked up because people were reluctant and they were the ones got into the multimedia push Nintendo was doing for pokemon (and profited a lot,the loss lawsuit make them paid a lot of unpaid royalties to TPC) ..if you want Pokemon on fox kids, besides Otaku biases,you need Saban to pull an Avi Arad and beg to Nintendo for it
I get it now
What?
 
So then would Indrema have their own TV service, or would this be some sort of deal or something between them and the cable/satellite providers?
They'd probably team up with existing cable and satellite providers to allow people to turn the Nova into a cable box.
Nice! Would there be other editions of the console?
Probably some special editions, and they'd probably take some cues from the 360 like faceplates (unlike the 360's, the Nova has both front and back faceplates that are magnetic)
Ok. What show takes Lazlo's place?
I'm not sure yet.
And Indrema could kinda use as much acquisitions as they could get.
That's right.
Nivek explained that PKMN couldn't realistically air on Fox Kids, and if I had the time, I'd retcon to be on Kids WB! while MW would be on Cartoon Network (which was originally gonna air Mario's World before i decided to make it a Fox Family series)
 
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