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Who else thinks that the gamecube is underated in its capabilities. It has the best controller though abit weid. Can produce better graphics and colours than the PS2. And most importantly is backed by a great games developer such as say NITENDO!!! Shigeru Miyamoto is a genius and all the games by nintendo all ooze class.

What do you all think of the box of wonder?
 

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I love mt little purple box! It has some great games, but the main problem with it, is that it doesn't have enough great games. (Its also seen as childish by many, but those are clearly blind to the facts)

PS2 has more games than any other console. Most are crap, but even blind squirrels sometimes find nuts, and many of the games are excellent.

XBOX is backed by Micro$oft, and thus buys all the great games (such as Halo) away from other consoles and the PC.

Nintendo has a few great games, but developer support is not enough for it to have loads of great games.Sadly, this leaves it as the least recognised console of the big three. A shame really, when in my opinion, it bests the XBOX, which is just a PC in a black plastic box.
 

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I like the Game Cube, though I dont have one. I've always been a follower of Nintendo at heart, but over the last few years I've become an all systems gamer. (Except for the Xbox *Kills Xbox* >=D )

Its games do tend to be more child/kid based, which is a problem as alot of gamers, in fact most dont tend to go for those games.

Thast not to say I dont enjoy a good game of Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros =^.^=
 

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i hate the gamecube controler. the button settup is bad and it dosent fost my hands( they've been olded in the shap of a ps2 controler)
 

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The Game Cube is the best system out there atm!!! It has all the games that I wont and if doesn't I can get the on PC (so why buy an x-box, Halo is coming on PC and that would be the only reason for me to buy to one) but i will buy a PS2 (I gotta have the RPG's that are on it). I just hope the next Luigi game will be better then Luigi's Manshion, great game waaaaaaaaaaaaay to short. I finished in a weekend.

that is my 2 cents worth

btw I love the GC controller, but I want an arcade stick to play the fighting games.
 

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WOOOOOO!!!! I found some other Gamecube fans.

Any game genre you metion can be matched and outclassed by Gamecubes outstanding games. Even Halo (which i do agree is a great game) has top bow down to the great graphics and sheer exhiliration you can get from Metroid Prime. And what fighting game is beter then Super Smash Bros

The only problem I can see atm is the fact that It still has the image of a kiddies toy.

Also now it retails at 79.99!!!!
 

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I have been a big fan of Nintendo's since the good old days of the NES. First ever computer game i played was Super Mario Bros (talk about starting on a high) quickly followed by Duck Hunt and Streets of Rage. I still have my SNES at home and now and again i pull it out for a few games of Doom, Streetfighter II and best of all the first MarioKart. (The new one looks amazing though, its out here next Friday). Anyone who says that the gamecube cant produce the goods is not looking at the facts, Those facts are 1) Metroid Prime 2) Legend of Zelda 3) Super Mario Sunshine 4) Ikuraga 5) Mario Kart 6) FzeroX. I will pick quality over quantity everytime, and while the PS2 has the quantity and quailty in some games (Vice City and Final Fantasy(appearing also on a gamecube near you)), nintendo are the only company which can virtually guarrantee good games, name the last bad mario game of the top of your head? Ditto with Nintendo's other characters, Donkey Kong, Zelda etc.
Now while i cannot dispute the fact that the big N has a kiddie image, due to the brightness of their graphics, Mario and Zelda take a bow, it is nice to see that they are at least trying to change it. The buying of the Resident Evil lience and the production of one of the darkest games i have seen in a long time (Killer 7) are steps in the right direction.Not to mention the downright scary Eternal Darkness
I am only sad to see a whole generation of gamers who have grown up with PS2's have now an impression that the GC is the lesser of the three home consoles. The only way nintendo can stop this decline is to release their new console before Sony with some killer launch titles. Their is rumours that this fabled game Mario 128 is going to be a launch titles.
Right rant over. I like the gamecube :D
 

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I like the gamecube alot and also PS2. But for me, notihng beats a good old computer games. But, I finally know where oone of America's Nintedo company. It is located at the edge of Seattle in the US. Also, Nintedo has a college there called DigiPen. I might work for them since I want to be a game designer, but I am not sure. But the Gamecube is niice, Evberytime I go to see my cousin, I will play a few games on it.
 

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GameCube is a kids console. who are you kidding? Xbox is way better! Halo is one of the best games ever and when halo 2 comes out its gonna blow any chance of gamecube keeping up out of the water. common guys. my 12 year old cousin even thinks that gamecube is for kids. and hes outgrown it. hes into xbox now like a big kid

but you little kids have fun with your mario wash the world and your luigis mansion! Ill play Halo and have more fun killing people in 16 player battles then you will cleaning the world and looking for ghosts.

thats my shinny 2 cents, why dont you get mario to clean em!
 

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I take it you never played Metroid Prime on Gamecube then, Blood God? Or Resident Evil?

I already have two PCs in the household, I don't need another, even if it has been repackaged into a little plastic box. Halo does kick ass, but it kicks more ass on the PC. The XBOX's only reason for success is that Bill threw lots of cash at it, in the hope that money will make good games. Halo was origionally going to be for the PC, before Microsoft bought it and made it an XBOX exclusive. Microsoft also bought Rare, in the hope that they might produce a new Goldeneye for the console. Shame that all the people who made Goldeneye now work for Free Radical, and are quite happy making Timesplitters for PS2.
 

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The fact is that all three of the consoles are more or less equal due to the fact that all the major games are released on all three formats. Each console though has its outstanding console only titles, PS2 has GTA, (a great PC title first though), Jak and Dexter, Tekken etc, Xbox has Halo, Panzer Dragoon, etc while the GC has Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid.
Now i am not disputing that the Gc has a kiddie image, but saying that i am not convinced that kids buy it. Most kids these days will buy the PS2 because their neighbour has it, or their uncle or because they don't want to be seen buying a "kidde" console.
In my opinion most people who buy the GC are people who have grown up with Nintendo consoles and love the games on them. I myself am nearly 22 and i fully intend on buying the next Nintendo console when it arrives on the shelves. Do i give a damn about this kiddie image? Yes i do, i think it is hurting Nintendo's business. Will this kidde image stop me buying the next Nintendo console? No because Mario has always looked that way, Link has not always but IMO was changed for the better.
I do not hate the PS2 or Xbox, i would think that i could see the good things in both consoles and they do have good games i wouldnt mind playing. But as i pointed out more and more games are being released multiplatform, so when you are picking a console you are basically picking on the quality of first party games, and IMO no one does first party games better than Nintendo
 

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the two things keeping me from buying a gc is the lack of online play. shure gc dose have a modem but only one online game at the moment (phansy star online wich is pure crap) and they are not plaing to make any more.secon is the lack of good games and non kiiddie games shure theres metriod prime and resitend evil(wich ps2 already has) but thats about it.i would rather play socom 2 online (bestonline counsl game EVER) with my freinds than play a game cube
 

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Blood god are you totally insane?

Ever played Super Smash Bros? It may look brightly coloured and childish but it is one hard game to master and unbeatable on the multiplayer godlyness.

Halo may be a hard mans game but Samus Aran is going it alone without all those wussy marines helping out.

I also agree that the GBA conectivity thing is crshing over Nintys heads. Online gaming is th way to go and Phantasy Star Online is a good example (A gr8 game). And number 3 is coming out and looks even better.
 
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