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    Then versus now, some GameCube games are much more pricey today! And speaking of cost, those networking options for dial-up and broadband sure are expensive now!

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    I still have my launch GameCube from 2001, somehow it managed to survive multiple moves and garage sales for 20 years. My laser's going out on it though. had to adjust the strength on it. makes me wonder how long it will be before you can't play GameCube games just because the laser eventually will weaken too much to read games and cant be adjusted anymore.

    no other system's launch blew me away like the GameCube did. Seeing Nintendo characters in realistic looking 3D games was amazing. Luigi's Mansion was the first game I played it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    makes me wonder how long it will be before you can't play GameCube games just because the laser eventually will weaken too much to read games and cant be adjusted anymore.
    Thankfully the early model Wii is backwards compatible, and there are millions upon millions of those things lying around!


    I had no plans to get a Gamecube anywhere near launch. Then I saw Rogue Squadron II on a display kiosk at Toys r Us. I marveled at how realistic that looked and immediately made it my mission to obtain the system as soon as possible. I believe I finally landed one in November, naturally with the aforementioned Star Wars classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceHarrier View Post
    Thankfully the early model Wii is backwards compatible, and there are millions upon millions of those things lying around!
    With a Wii you don't even need original discs to play the games, you just need the images. At least there will be options if disc drives no longer read discs anymore. The worst thing about bad disc drives is needing a boot disc for the Gameboy Advance Player on an actual Gamecube, that's really the main reason in using one over a Wii these days.

    I still have my Gamecube but haven't used it much. Eventually I'll hook it up again and start playing those games more regularly. It's the last generation console I have actual interest in, while I have newer consoles I'm not really too interested in them.

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    Can also install the GC Loader without having to solder. Plays all the game ISO's.

    Gamecube was a nice little system. Never super fond of the controller, and I largely ignored it for awhile while getting into Xbox. However, began collecting for it not long after they axed it for the Wii, and it's very enjoyable.
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    All Wiis, even the stripped down Wii Mini, can play GC games. It has to do with the fact that the Wii is really just an evolved GameCube. Even the Wii U can play GC games (through Nintendont , of course) because the Wii U is an evolved Wii and still has the ability to play GC games.
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