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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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    Gah...twenty years. I'm trying to remember what "killer app" drove me to get the GC, I can't remember. My friends and I chipped in to get one and then I got one for the first wife and I. I picked up Animal Crossing after a conversation or two (maybe even here, I can't recall) and soon after we got it, my ex got laid up with kidney stones that wiped her out. So for a week she was loaded on Vicodin and played AC and was hooked. I soon got hooked into it and then we set up another memory card so we could travel. That game definitely became the "killer app", giving the system the affectionate name of "Animal Crossing Cube".

    I still have that game, complete and with the memory card containing our town. Months back I modded one of my Wii systems to accept an external hard drive (my original Wii couldn't drive the system but the one I bought used could-go figure). I transferred the data from the card to the system as a back up and saved it to my PC to run off Dolphin. I got some chills when I saw the four houses, with my ex's fish weather vane spinning on top. It felt like I was visiting a tomb when I walked in, seeing the tissue box she earned for getting a million bells in the bank, the furniture all tightly packed in the main room and the basement full of seasonal stuff she'd pull out on the holidays.

    Even though the end was a loveless marriage along with a relationship full of mistakes on both sides, I don't destroy the house or the town. I can't. It's a place I'll bring our daughter to when I can peel her away from Roblox when she comes over. I'll have to fire this up this weekend when she's over.

    Beyond that, I sunk a lot of time with Prince of Persia, which is IMO the best playing version out of the three systems. I also got baptized into the Resident Evil series by playing Number 4 but never played another again. I felt that Metroid Prime was an abomination until I actually sat down and made myself PLAY it and found it a helluva good time. Echoes didn't fare as well for me, maybe because I played it too soon after finishing the first MP. Super Mario Sunshine was a slap in the face to me after entering the 3D world with Super Mario 64.

    Reading all the above, I should really get my second Wii U hackerized to see if I can get some good stable GC play on it.

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