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Nintendo GameCube turns 20 years old - Kyng - 09-14-2021

https://kotaku.com/the-nintendo-gamecube-is-now-twenty-years-old-1847670755

On September 14, 2001, the GameCube went on sale for the first time in Japan. Two months later, on November 18, the console was released in North America. Can you believe it’s been twenty years?

Facing off against the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox, the GameCube was the first Nintendo console to use optical discs—though, the console wasn’t designed to play DVDs or CDs like its rivals could. At the time, that feature was a selling point (I know it was one reason my then girlfriend, now wife, wanted a PS2). The Japan-only, very shiny Panasonic Q version of the GameCube did include a DVD player, but it was discontinued after only a few years.

While the console was no all-inclusive living room entertainment hub, the GameCube did the video gaming part extremely well. It boasted a solid library, including Super Smash Bros. Melee, Metroid Prime, Pikmin, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi’s Mansion, Chibi-Robo!, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, among many others. Those included third party exclusives like Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader as well as Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, which was a Metal Gear Solid remake co-developed by Silicon Knights that featured new cutscenes by filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura of Godzilla: Final Wars fame.



Wow, this is really making me feel old now :lol: . Still, happy birthday to this console - which may not have been Nintendo's most successful, but nevertheless earns its place in gaming history.

Do you have any nostalgic memories of it yourself?


RE: Nintendo GameCube turns 20 years old - JHG - 09-17-2021

I wish I hadn’t lost the one I owned since third or fourth grade.


RE: Nintendo GameCube turns 20 years old - Kyng - 09-17-2021

(09-17-2021, 01:37 AM)JHG Wrote: I wish I hadn’t lost the one I owned since third or fourth grade.

Awww, that's annoying :( .

But do you mean 'lost' as in you still have it, but don't know where it is? Or do you no longer have it?


RE: Nintendo GameCube turns 20 years old - JHG - 09-17-2021

(09-17-2021, 06:50 AM)Kyng Wrote:
(09-17-2021, 01:37 AM)JHG Wrote: I wish I hadn’t lost the one I owned since third or fourth grade.

Awww, that's annoying :( .

But do you mean 'lost' as in you still have it, but don't know where it is? Or do you no longer have it?
No longer have it.
But don't worry! I have walkthroughs to read and music to listen to!


RE: Nintendo GameCube turns 20 years old - Kyng - 09-17-2021

(09-17-2021, 07:29 AM)JHG Wrote:
(09-17-2021, 06:50 AM)Kyng Wrote:
(09-17-2021, 01:37 AM)JHG Wrote: I wish I hadn’t lost the one I owned since third or fourth grade.

Awww, that's annoying :( .

But do you mean 'lost' as in you still have it, but don't know where it is? Or do you no longer have it?
No longer have it.
But don't worry! I have walkthroughs to read and music to listen to!

Awww :(

Well, at least that's something. Hopefully, you'll get to play again one day (so those walkthroughs will be useful :P !)


RE: Nintendo GameCube turns 20 years old - Spook of the lost - 09-17-2021

I still have mine...

it was my third console after my sega genesis and sega saturn.

tbh I got the wii because it could play gamecube games XD

my first gamecube games were Mario party 7, Sonic mega collection (which disappointed me because it didn't have sonic CD, that was in the gems collection I got later), and I forget the other game I had...

I mostly played GC games on my wii later on once I became old enough to work and buy my own games for it.

still I've thought about picking up another one to make a modding tutorial because there's some pretty awesome mods if you have the skills for it, including a lagless HDMI mod that also allows wii component cables to work instead of needing special ones.