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Old 11-29-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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This trip down memory lane probably won't be as nostalgic as the N64, but who here had either of these consoles?

I had both and the Gamecube was probably the beginning of the end for me with Nintendo. The N64 library sucked just as bad, but my friends and I still logged endless hours on a few select titles like Mario Kart and GoldenEye. Didn't really find that must-play game on the Gamecube. Mario Kart was a step backward and one of my friends liked to call the Zelda game Zelda Sunshine. Mario Party got some decent play, but that was still few and far between.

Xbox was okay for what it was. Mainly my friends and I would play system link Halo for hours until it got super boring and a late game of capture the flag would feature no flag-capturing. Around this time was also my sports game phase but I could never get a feel for sports games on the Xbox controller and thus got them for the PS2.

Was able to sell my Gamecube a few years ago for a surprising amount of money but there were no takers for my Xbox, which is probably worthless now despite the quality titles I have.
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we used to rock the xbox since day 1!!!

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I bought my first Gamecube when I was in college. I was given grants to pay for my classes and textbooks, so I had about $600 left afterwards, and I'd just been placed on Supplemental Security too, so it all added up to just over $1,000. I gave about $400 to my mother, and then went to my local Gamestop. I bought a platinum Gamecube with "Metroid Prime", and a Game Boy Advance with "Metroid Fusion". I sold my Cube in 2006, when the "Superman" DVD boxset came out, but I got another one earlier this year, for $25 or so, and it works wonderfully. I don't remember what happened to my Game Boy Advance, though.
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I still have our original N64, Xbox and Game Cube. My wife likes to play Diddy Kong Racing on the N64 every now and then, and my kids still enjoy Mario Party, Harvest Moon and other Game Cube Games. The Xbox has been a big paperweight ever since the 360 came out, but it still works!
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I never owned one but I have a very soft spot for the Game Cube. brilliant concept reducing the size of discs used. Super Smash Brothers Melee was a favourite (it could be played without severe eye strain). But Super Monkey Ball was just a little gem, I loved the whole concept, but appreciated the large ramp stage the most.

and then METROID PRIME, well that to me was one of the finest FPS's, my preference over Halo. awesome music and bosses, but loved the graphics most of all. Sadly never was able to play Prime3. Ethereal is a nice description (suits Halo as well I guess). Mario Tennis was a grabber too!.
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I had both. I played the hell out of Halo, MVP Baseball 05, Timesplitters: Future Perfect and Madden 05 on my Xbox. The Gamecube was used for endless hours of Super Smash Bros. Melee and Timesplitters 2. Good times!
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I remember "pre-ordering" the GameCube and going on an exciting $500 game-shopping binge that day. The quotes are because I didn't pre-order a launch console. Rather, when a platinum color version of the system was announced, I pre-ordered that specific unit, and treated the day I got the call to come get it as my own personal launch day.

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I remember "pre-ordering" the GameCube and going on an exciting $500 game-shopping binge that day. The quotes are because I didn't pre-order a launch console. Rather, when a platinum color version of the system was announced, I pre-ordered that specific unit, and treated the day I got the call to come get it as my own personal launch day.

List of games in my signature; Played tons of Smash Bros. Was a fan of the Zelda and Resident Evil titles it had too.
I was stunned like a mullet with Resident Evil 4. Graphics and Gameplay really resurrected that franchise. Incredible effort!.
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Metroid Prime was the best game on the Gamecube, and I enjoyed all the sequence breaking/speed runs that people experimented with afterward (e.g., remember triple-bomb jumping?).

MP2 was a great follow-up on its own right and had some seriously impressive boss fights.
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never had an xbox. back then we had playstations and gamecubes. the games i always think about for the gamecube are resident evil 4 and i cannot forget eternal darkness.
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I 1st bought a gamecube the day Resident Evil was released in 2002. I then traded my PS2 towards a brand new xbox in Jan 2003.
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I enjoyed the GameCube far more than the Xbox back in the day. Xbox was basically Ninja Gaiden Black, Halo LAN parties and some sports games for me, not much. But it was a good console nonetheless. Microsoft didn't quite win me until the '360.

Even when the 'Cube didn't have too many good games, it had a bunch of classics in my book:
-Super Smash Bros. Melee (BY FAR the game that took most of my time the past decade)
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-Super Monkey Ball
-Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
-The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
-Metroid Prime / Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
-Resident Evil remake / Resident Evil 4 (best game of the generation, methinks)
-Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO

It was Nintendo's last decent console. I always considered the N64 better than PlayStation's, and to me, even when PS2's library was overall better than the 'Cube (and was also my favorite past-gen system), the latter had THE best games. But other than the Marios and the Zeldas, the Wii was/has been/will be remembered as pretty much a toy.
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I got a GameCube for Christmas with Metriod Prime and Super Monkey Ball. Shortly after I bought an X-Box. I still have both of them and play them from time to time.

My preference would have to be the GameCube.
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The Gamecube is such a criminally underrated console. The controller is amazing, it had many awesome games and the graphics were very fine too. Like the cube design a lot.
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The Gamecube is such a criminally underrated console. The controller is amazing, it had many awesome games and the graphics were very fine too. Like the cube design a lot.
No doubt the console's great, but like the N64 prior, the Gamecube suffered from a lack of "top-tier" support outside Nintendo. Instead of going from cartridges to full-on CDs like Sony and Microsoft did, Nintendo chose a "mini-disc" format, which greatly limited how much data could be stored for a single game. That decision only furthered people's assumptions that Nintendo was "behind the times". They followed it up later with the Wii, by refusing to adopt HD support...but it looks like the Wii-U may finally reverse the negativity trend.
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Execept that the Wii U is only a little bit better than the PS3.

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Execept that the Wii U is only a little bit better than the PS3.

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Well, Nintendo's often prized themselves on creativity more than technology alone, but that hasn't been working for them very well in recent years. I loved the "Super Mario Galaxy" games, but "Twilight Princess" was hard as hell, and I still haven't tried "Skyward Sword" yet. By comparison, the NES and SNES had tons of third-party support, which is what helped tide gamers over while Nintendo was perfecting their in-house titles.
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I don't have a proper GameCube console but I use the Dolphin emulator on my self-built Windows 7 Ultimate x64 based computer. Course my only problem with it is I keep forgetting to grab the most current revision. I play console and arcade emulators with a wired XBOX 360 controller, of course with the controls mapped out properly for the layout of it.
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Probably the last best generation of gaming before the online wave came along.
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Still love my platinum Gamecube. Occasionally fire it up and play Mario Golf and 1080.
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