GameCube User Blog

Nintendo is rushing full-speed towards a Gamecube disaster

695d ago ... History will soon forget the reality behind the Wii's purpose and its market success. To some, it was just a casual machine, aimed at casual grandmas. To others, it was a decent Nintendo console that was held back by its outdated hardware. To others like myself, the Wii was a great system ultimately held back by Nintendo's own unwillingness to go the extra step with the hardware's capabilities....

And Now for a Word on Backwards Compatibility (Part 2)

760d ago ... Continued from http://n4g.com/blogs/details/520849 And now to end my two-part blog post on the importance of backwards compatibility in gaming by addressing the most common argument against it: that it's unnecessary because those older games we love so much can still be played, all we have to do is purchase the proper console. Sure, the Wii U can't play Gamecube games like the Wii, but that'...

Final Fantasy 7 is NOT overrated

875d ago ... Seems these days there's always an user in a Final Fantasy 7 related article commenting how the game is overrated and whatnot. In my opinion these are probably people whose first console was a sixth generation console (ps2/xbox/gamecube) or maybe old n64 fan boys that were unable to play Final Fantasy 7 way back when. First of all lets do the visuals, Final Fantasy 7 came out in 1997, 15 yea...

Reggie's Right: Nintendo Didn't Lose the Hardcore

917d ago ... I don't necessarily agree with the direction Nintendo is taking their company in terms of their console, but I understand it; it's a sound marketing strategy they've basically learned from their n64/gamecube transition while merging it with another target audience, but I still don't agree with it. Maybe my overall feelings will change some day, and I hope it does. What I do agree with is the fa...

Does Fanboyism Carry Over?

1112d ago ... The gaming industry moves at a lightening pace. In my time as a gamer I’ve witnessed many different technologies come and go as well as the rise and fall of various hardware manufacturers and software developers. Each of these devices/companies has or has had a legion of fans at their back but, if the loyalty of the fans was as strong as some would have you believe, how come Sega stopped prod...

8 Game Case Mistakes

1194d ago ... Whenever people go to buy a new game one of the first things they look at is the back of the game case. Why do we look at it? The pictures and the description can tell us if its going to be a game we'd like or not. But sometimes these descriptions and pictures are wrong. Here's my list of the top 8 mistakes on video game cases. Why 8? Because 5 is to few and 10 is to overused. 8. Description...

A Tribute to "Shadow of the Colossus"

1197d ago ... It wasn't Mario or Sonic or any of the classics that got me serious about gaming. No, it was particularly two titles in the past decade for PlayStation 2 that made me realize that video games are as legit and weighty as any other medium of expression. Sure, the percentage of games that hold up as "art" or have the ability to change someone, their outlook on things or how they question or...

Why is Sony so shady?

1332d ago ... This is something that has bothered me periodically over the last couple of years. I admit I liked the PS2 but I kind of thought Sony lost the mission plan when the PS3 launched. They seemed to go the opposite direction of the PS2 and it left me perplexed. I mean the PS1 and PS2 literally dominated the market, the consoles were inexpensive, offered fun games, even if the graphics weren't the be...

Last Gen Consoles

1408d ago ... If you have an Xbox 360 or a Ps3 you probably turn it on with your controller. You probably even Listen to music while browsing XBLA or PSN and download map packs and demos. Your probably watch videos and view pictures too? You never worry about needing to deleting old game data to obtain room for more. Well, none of that was the case with the gamecube, PS2, and Xbox.I found a old gamecube from...

3DS The good, and the unknown

1417d ago ... If you haven't read my blog on the NGP then make sure you do that as well, but let's talk about the 3DS. The 3DS is Nintendo's new Portable, and it's a DS with Gamecube graphics (maybe Wii) and 3D. With the announcement of the NGP and iPhone/tablet games getting 3rd party developer support like Epic and id Tech, the 3DS graphics don't seem as impressive as they were during their E3 announceme...

3DS and PSP2 spec. guess

1437d ago ... Well the 3DS specs. are rumored to have been released, and until an official word from Nintendo we'll have to take it with a grain of salt, but I'm pretty sure the specs are spot on. In case you haven't seen them here's the link. http://www.bestnintendo3dsgames.com/?p=39 Now I personally had already formed my opinion on what I felt each handheld was going to be pushing spec wise, and her...

Best of the generation

1447d ago ... Each Generation has a game that defines that generation, and after a discussion, I decided to ask gamers what was the best game for each generation of consoles. PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, Dreacast generation? PS1, N64, Sega Saturn generation? SNES, Sega Genesis generation? NES? PC 2000 - 2009 PC 1990 - 1999 PC 1980 - 1989 Before that (I'm not ancient)? No PS3, 360, Wii since the generati...

Nintendo abandoned the Hardcore Gamer? Thats BS and other Rantings - Perspective of an Old Schooler

1489d ago ... I'm old school. Played the NES, Sega Genesis, SNES, etc. Now over the years Ive seen things come and go... Atari lynx, Sega Gamegear, the Dreamcast. Nintendo losing the title of King to Sony during the n64 to gamecube years and the emergence of Microsoft with the Xbox. If there is one thing that hasn't changed... It is that Nintendo is an extraordinary company. Unlike Sony and Microsoft, Ni...

What to expect from the next generation of consoles (Nintendo)

1513d ago ... Nintendo is sitting on top of the world right now. The Nintendo Wii was a huge success with the casual market, the Nintendo DS was a huge success with the casual market, and now their sitting high on mountains of money. Enter today. The Wii sales have dropped hard, and Nintendo is not going to let their momentum drop. It's almost time for a successor to the Wii. But will it be aimed for...

Console Colours

1570d ago ... (Excuse the aforementioned "typo" in the word colour, this is how we Canadians - and Brits - write color) When's the last time you saw a coloured console before? And I don't mean white or black, those aren't colours of the rainbow. I mean back in the last-gen days and before when you had access to a purple GameCube (forget the black) or a red Virtual Boy. Um... All we had to choose from t...

Where is Gun 2?

1612d ago ... Back in November 2005, the Western title "Gun" was released for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 2, GameCube and Windows to quite favourable reviews, with the game scoring 79% on MetaCritic. The game tells the story of Colton "Colt" White, after a hunting-based tutorial, gamers where swiftly thrown in to the bleak world of Western stories, Shoot outs on boats, preventing arsonists from sending...

My top five memorable boss battles of all time

1620d ago ... We all have our memorable boss battles in video games. It could be the very first boss you went against in your very first video game or you finally defeated that one really tough boss that hounded you for months. In this blog, I want to share with you my top five bosses I've encountered,(note: this is all in my opinion so don't get worked up if a boss that you liked wasn't on there) These are...

So, when will the 3DS finally drop into stores?

1647d ago ... For this year's E3, arguably the biggest showing was of Nintendo's new handheld console, the 3DS. Yeah, we knew it was coming, but I don't think anyone expected it to be so impressive. Motion and gyro sensors, able to play 3D movies, Gamecube-quality graphics, and "passive" online? Sign me up. Yet the biggest question in everyone's mind is this: when can I buy this crazy little piece of tech...

Nintendo's History: Episode One: Super Mario Land

1659d ago ... Good afternoon. I am a younger gamer who, unfortunately, missed out on all gaming up until this generation. Up until a week ago, I only owned a DS and a Xbox 360. In the last week, however, I have taken it upon myself to educate myself on the history of Nintendo. I bought a Gamecube and a GBA, with a reasonable amount of games for each system. Having only played each game for a short time, I...

Now Launching The Nintendo Gamecube

2047d ago ... The Nintendo Gamecube is back in style...