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    Shiver me timbers!! anthony_irl's Avatar
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    Gamecube........should I get one?

    Hi all,

    I've been looking into buying a Nintendo Gamecube. I've been a stallwart Nintendo fan for years now since the NES but have been tempted by the XBox. I'm specifically interested in getting it with International Superstar Soccer 2 which I believe has just been released here in Europe. So basically I'm asking for opinions on the Gamecube. Especially if you've played IIS 2. Thanks.
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    I haven't, but for the price, why not? There will be a price drop on the GC in the coming months though, so you may want to wait.

    All 3 systems are decent, have decent games, etc. Personally I'd buy an XBox (I want the DVD player, I want Halo, I like the controllers, I love the harddisk) or a GameCube (has 4 player, is cheap, has some good games for 4 people).
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    I would recommend a PS2, GTA3, GT3, MGS2 Medal Of Honour! It can play DVDs as well, and it just looks soooooo much cooler than the xbox. I've played halo, and I'm not that impressed by it really. And the PS2 is getting a HDD (its also available in different colors now)

    But I also want a GC. I've had every nintendo console (except for the virtual boy and GBA). I played Luigis Mansion and its cool!

    So for £130, go for it!


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    I agree with everything D said that didn't relate to ps2 vs XBox. I'm not even going there.

    Btw, expected price drop is in the next couple of months down to 110 pounds. Dunno if the 20 pound difference is a biggie to you, just letting you know
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    Hmmm. No offense meant to any PS lovers but I don't like it. Always seemed too dark and gloomy for me.

    I've had a lend of an XBox from the magazine I work for, for the past 2 months with 7 games. Halo kicked *** but I'm just not sure about the quality of games to come on it. I can trust Nintendo 100% when it comes to quality games and I their always great for multiplayer titles.
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    PS2 + Final Fantasy X is just a wonderful, magical combination.

    I like the Xbox, but I was not terribly impressed with Halo - I still think it would have been better on my 19" and GeForce3.
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    Medal of Honour on PS2 (the new one) looks schweeeeeet!!!

    I'm currently addicted to Tony Hawks 3 on PSx ...
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    Hehe

    Originally posted by anthony_irl
    I can trust Nintendo 100% when it comes to quality games and I their always great for multiplayer titles.
    Yup, you can trust me that 7 out of 10 games will be:

    Mario Kart, Marion World, Luigi´s Mansion, Yoshi´s Island, Bowsers Castle, Mario Tennis, Mario Party, ....

    that´s why i´m gonna go with the PS2. Game Cube rocks graphic wise and is a real bargain, but the games released yet and to come...nope, i won´t play mario this mario that all the time....(remember snes and especially N64)...
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    Most of the great titles for PS2 are being released on GC as well... Or are you forgetting that? *L*
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    I have an X-box and think it's great, but it's true Game-Cube has more games for it. But is that really important? I can only buy about 3 games a year anyway.

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    I own a GameCube and love it! Especially the Starwars game. Makes you feel like you're controlling a movie: it's graphics are *that* good.

    And for all those PS2 Final Fantasy Addicts - the series is coming to GC too

    Has anyone seen the preview trailer for StarFox? *drool*

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    Yeah, get one! I got mine on the big day (day it was released in the US) and I love it. I have Madden 2002, Liugi's Mansion, Super Smash Brothers Melee and Spider-man. Like them all. The Spider-man game, although short, is really cool.

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    You must buy a game cube! i played an Xbox the other day and it's nothing like i thought it would be. The graphics and quality games are on game cube this time. Nintendo is number 1!

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    Hmmm. Seriously being tempted to invest in one now. Think I'll buy it on Tuesday when my brother finishes his exams.
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    Think Mr Chocolate got a bit carried away with the reply button
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    Really like my GC, Starwars is brilliant. However, we're having to wait forever for Resident Evil, Metroid, StarFox etc.

    Hurry up Nintendo!!
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    I bought a GCN just for Mario and Zelda, and haven't been sorry since

    I'd wait a bit, see what games come out on each... Buy the console for the games, not the other way around
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    I won't buy a Game Cube simply because it doesn't play DVD's. If it had that feature then they possibly would have had a new customer since I have never owned Nintendo systems except each of my kids have GameBoy Color machines for long road trips.

    In my opinion, the worst decision they ever made was going to yet another proprietary delivery system.

    With the price drop on the PS2 recently, I am going to purchase one of them.. Heck I already have 100 games for it.
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    I'll buy a Game Cube for sure I love Nintendo, they always produce such great quality products.

    I need to buy a car first though
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    Hehe...

    Originally posted by W. Luke
    With the price drop on the PS2 recently, I am going to purchase one of them.. Heck I already have 100 games for it.
    Hehe,

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    And you're still ALIVE?!
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    You mean they only dropped prices in the US?

    The PS2 and XBOX are now only $199.00 where they were $299.00 last month. Think the GameCube is going down to $149.00 to try and help boost sales here in the U.S.

    The portable PS1 is only $199.00 now here as well. Just don't like the tiny 3.5" screen.
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    All the other systems have done price drops, but Sony hasn't dropped the price of the PS2 yet, have they? I may have missed it, but Japan just got theirs and I was under the impression Europe and America were next
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    Price dropped here in California last week on the PS2.
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    Originally posted by anthony_irl
    I can trust Nintendo 100% when it comes to quality games and I their always great for multiplayer titles.
    You've got to be kidding me. I was a huge fan of Nintendo...then they farted out the N64. What a piece of junk.

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