August 13, 2002
Nintendo has released information on a new peripheral for it's Game Boy Advance system. The so-called "e-Reader" will read old NES games and other information off of collectable trading cards.
The cards will contain many classic NES games, and will also be included in a new Pokemon-e trading card game. The reader works much like a credit card reader in a grocery store.
Each long card strip will be capable of holding up to 2.2 kb of information in a possible total of 2 strips per card. The "e-Reader" uses "Dot Code Technology," courtesy of Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. http://gamestore.ign.com/product.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1&product%5Fid=801431&Section=#PROD