DigiPen Institute of Technology is often referred to
as a "feeder" school for Nintendo, with many of its graduates being directly employed by Nintendo. Go Nintendo has rumored
that the games created by students at DigiPen will be
available from the Revolution's downoad service. The list of games that will be provided (if the rumor proves true) is
huge. Too big, in my opinion, to be feasible, but if Nintendo only picks the top 10-15 of each graduating class, it
will be a big event. I could see the release of the best games being just as highly anticipated as those by
professional developers, especially if they are reasonably priced.
This rumor is similar to the game
download service available over Xbox Live, with one primary exception. There is currently no good way for a brilliant
young developer to get recognition until he or she has spent years working for a major developer. This mechanic will
provide an easy way for new, good games to gain instant access to a wide audience.