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Pirkiee's Console: The Gamecube

Written by Pirkid on March 26, 2009
Since my youth I have taken part in video games of the console variety.
You name it, I've played it. Genesis, SNES, I even had a Fairchild locked up in my closet somewhere. As humans moved onto rounded controllers and shapely graphics, I began to appreciate the legacy of consoles more and more. My N64 was my best friend, and almost every night would be a Super Smash Tournament and Star Fox rounds at my house.

But what I'm here to talk about is the Gamecube, released in 2001. It featured 12 launch games and was Nintendo's third-party whore.

First, the graphics. While I admit that both the Xbox and the PS2 had superior graphics during this generation, the Gamecube made up for it by being itself. Whe nI say that, I mean that the games is displayed showed such a defining change that for Nintendo fans like me, it was Christmas early.

The controller, a wing-shaped gold-send that could easily fit into one or two hands. This has to be the best controller on the market by far. Xbox controllers were made for giants and PS2 controllers had wonky triggers. The GC controller fit beautifully into your hand and was incredibly easy to use.

The games. Oh, my love. SSB Melee, Mario Kart, Dragonball, Need for Speed, Pikmin, Star Fox, Mario Sunshine, Sonic, Animal Crossing, Metroid Prime, NFS, I can go on and on. The GC boasts over 600 games and they were some of the finest on the market.

Simply put, the Gamecube was the love of my life for a number of years. When teh Wii was released with backwards-compatibility, and GC controller slots, I was in lovve all over again.

~Pir <3

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Thu Mar 26, 2009 03:21 AM +

I can't edit the proper category. Help me Vusys pl0x. :)

Thu Mar 26, 2009 03:23 AM +

Vu's probably sleeping. Wait a few more hours.

Thu Mar 26, 2009 03:24 AM +

Alright, thanks for that update.

Thu Mar 26, 2009 03:39 AM +

I never really liked the GC controller, because it felt really big and bulky, IMO. Or maybe it's just because I have small-ish hands? :x

Thu Mar 26, 2009 05:17 AM +

Smallish hand, most likely. Never did found it big and bulky.

Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:14 AM +

I'm digging this because GC is indeed awesome.


Thu Mar 26, 2009 07:48 PM +

I like the Nintendo WIIIII =D
But yeah, I also like the Gamecube! :)

Thu Mar 26, 2009 09:38 PM +

The Gamecube is emulatale on PC, thus rendering it useless.

Sat Mar 28, 2009 02:22 AM +

David said: The Gamecube is emulatale on PC, thus rendering it useless.

Gameboy games are emulatable(lol) on the PC but are they useless?

Sat Mar 28, 2009 02:24 AM +

Nope. But, it's just not as effective.


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