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Nintendo GameCube

“THE GAMECUBE IS JUST SO PRACTICAL”

Written on: 05/08/2012 by masseyferguson (1 review written)

The gamecube is hard to come across these days if you are looking for one in good condition and the games are really hard to get but xbox and ps2 didnt get the brilliant design of the handle so you can transport it and they are so small you can put them in a small space out the way as a playstation you would have to stand it up and it would get in a mess.There is one more bad point and it is im on my second gamecube now the first one i had was in 2003 to 2005 and the second one ive got now in… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“Good points on the gamecube(Although all of these are...”

Written on: 05/09/2009

Good points on the gamecube(Although all of these are debatable, but most are the majority of opinions)
. Great controller, comfortable grip, an easy access to all buttons.
. Connectivity.
. Quality control, although nintendo missed out a lot of third party support but because of this it also had the least of amount of shitty games which has got to be worth something.
. Great line-up.

bad points.
. nintendo could've had it's cake and eaten it too and provide more online capabilities and still… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“Compact, controller feels good in your hand, goes...”

Written on: 25/12/2008

Compact, controller feels good in your hand, goes online, good graphics, you can get a wireless controller.
If your gamecube is old some games act weird, fan collects lots of dust, if you dismantle it, it sometimes smells funny [not funny haha!, funny weird] but that doesn't matter!
Apart from the some what weird bad points it's an excellent console.
Therefore I do recommend the Nintendo GameCube… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“The great forgotten system! It has great graphics, it...”

Written on: 11/07/2008

The great forgotten system! It has great graphics, it is very portable (nowhere near the heftiness of the xbox or the ps2 before it was slimmed down.) No other system will allow you to play Mario or Zelda and those are two of the greatest VG franchises ever and continue to be. Super Mario Sunshine might just be the best Mario Game EVER! Resident Evil 4 is one of the greatest games I have ever seen or played. You will play it for 10 hours or more and not even get to the second disc! Lastly I… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“Cant play cd's, but isnt a games console built for...”

Written on: 21/01/2008 by drnorman94 (1 review written)

Cant play cd's, but isnt a games console built for games? Good buy, I recommend the Nintendo GameCube!… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“The Nintendo GameCube is a good buy, but get it before...”

Written on: 25/11/2007 by dcoltbolt11 (1 review written)

The Nintendo GameCube is a good buy, but get it before it is completely obsolete… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“I've seen complaints about backwards compatibility,...”

Written on: 21/07/2007 by addy771 (1 review written)

I've seen complaints about backwards compatibility, and that it doesn't play DVD's.
First off, how do you expect the Gamecube to be backwards compatible, when the last console used cartridges? When the Gamecube was made, CD's were a much better medium of storage, and took much less space. If you expected Nintendo to keep using cartridges just for backwards compatibility, you're nuts. If you really want to play the old games, buy an N64, they don't cost much at yard sales.

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Nintendo GameCube

“The Nintendo GameCube is absolutely not the best...”

Written on: 21/08/2006 by muchoman (7 reviews written)

The Nintendo GameCube is absolutely not the best console out of the XBOX and PS2. You cannot play DVD's, which is a huge disappointment, nor can you play CD's, which I don't care for as much because of MP3 players and iPod's etc. A good point is that it is inexpensive and comes bundled with games. Also, you can play classics like Mario and Yoshi. However, it WILL NOT PLAY N64, games unlike the PS2 which plays PSONE games. The graphics aren't the best, and for the size I guess it would be like… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“As a mother of a pre-adolescent son, my main concern...”

Written on: 02/08/2006 by concernedmother (1 review written)

As a mother of a pre-adolescent son, my main concern was to purchase a product that would allow my son to play video games that did not promote any of the forbidden topics listed in the review guidelines, would allow him to have fun on a rainy day when he couldn't get outside to play, was more interactive than watching TV and provided some eye-hand coordination activity. All the research my husband and I did indicated that the Nintendo GameCube was the best option and had the best choice of… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“I have always been into computer games as my brother...”

Written on: 02/05/2006 by Poodles (6 reviews written)

I have always been into computer games as my brother was a mad fan and ALWAYS brought the newest one you can get. I brought the Nitendo Game Cube last year and I am totally hooked. The controller is really comfortable (sometimes controllers just dont feel right) and the graphics are great. I like the wide variety of games available but I wish they were just a little bit cheaper sometimes. All in all though - WELL WORTH GETTING!!!!… Read Full Review

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“The Nintendo GameCube is one of the best gaming...”

Written on: 26/01/2006 by PSP fan (4 reviews written)

The Nintendo GameCube is one of the best gaming systems Nintendo has created. There are nice games available for it (a little expensive, but they're worth the money), but the Game Boy Advance SP has almost the exact same games at a cheaper price. You can't get Mario Party or any of the war games, but I would still recommend getting a Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance SP over a GameCube… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“Nintendo GameCube is the console of choice for...”

Written on: 13/11/2005 by Midgetheman (10 reviews written)

Nintendo GameCube is the console of choice for multiplayer fun. I bought it on relaese day saved up for 1 year plus. I only own a Gamecube and N64 before it. The best console form the best makers, PS2 and X box controllers are terrible to use (only 2 on PS2), graphics aren't anything special not as good as the GC's.

Why is this console not the market leader.

I am sticking with Nintendo they make reliable great multiplayer consoles.

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“Nintendo GameCube is the best ever. I love it. it tops...”

Written on: 13/11/2005 by McShi39 (10 reviews written)

Nintendo GameCube is the best ever. I love it. it tops the rest and the games are great. go Nintendo!beats all… Read Full Review

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 22/11/2005

Could this work of art possibly be more "sickly-sweet" ? I dont think so.. I feel the lump in my throat as you worship at the alter of materialistic crud.
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<br>".. Is it all really necessary in the hunter/gatherer scheme of things"...

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Nintendo GameCube

“The Gamecube has got to be one of the most perfect...”

Written on: 01/11/2005 by Rocksteady (56 reviews written)

The Gamecube has got to be one of the most perfect gaming consoles ever made - Before the Cube I had never owned a Nintendo - I started my gaming career on the ZX Spectrum, progressed to an Amiga 1400, then a Master System, then a Mega Drive, followed by a PS1 and then finally by a PS2 (throughout this list you can also add around 12 different PC's and a few handhelds so all in all I would say I'm pretty experienced when it comes to gaming).

About 2 months ago I found I had about £150 to… Read Full Review

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Giantelectric's Response to Rocksteady's Review

Written on: 09/11/2005

This is a well written review & you put your points across nicely, however- there is one thing that worries me: You obviously indulged in the 16 bit retro market from the beginning -
<br>(placing you approx) in your 30`s ! Supersmash Bros, Super Mario Kart, Mario party... ? Are you positive you have a girlfriend ... hopefully children. (Nice idea about the list btw - Did you actually physically sit somewhere & write it? )
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<br>Cheers.

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327056_Dcoltbolt11's Response to Rocksteady's Review

Written on: 25/11/2007

I agree with this review because I feel the same way.

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Sniper4Life's Response to Rocksteady's Review

Written on: 23/06/2006

Good for you Rocksteady - Mario isn't for kids, OK it isn't as action packed as other games but they are just FUN and whats your user name on IGN mines : harmfulcooldude

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Rocksteady's Response to Rocksteady's Review

Written on: 15/11/2005

Hi GiantElectric,
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<br>Thanks for the comment.
<br>You were a bit out about the age though - 21 not 30ish - I started playing at a very young age (it's what happens when you have two older brothers) but I do have to admit I'm still a fan of the retro scene - (A day in the life, Jet set Willy, Dizzy, Flashback and Derby Day - would be a few classics that I would recommend if you want to loose a few weeks of your life).
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<br>You are right about the wife and kids - no to both - give me a few more years maybe - girlfriend of 4 years though.
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<br>I don't get to play games anywhere as much as I would like nowadays - work and other commitments but give me 30 mins with the gamecube over an episode of Eastenders or Emmerdale any day.
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<br>ps I know it sounds like I've got a bit of a Mario thing going on but I promise you set aside an evening, buy in some beers, get your mates around and spend some time on the games you mentioned (maybe throw in super monkey ball as well) - multiplayer gaming doesn't get much better. And about the list - it didn't take long - a good site to check out is ign in the editors choice area.
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<br>Cheers.

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Nintendo GameCube

“The Nintendo GameCube has a better graphics card than...”

Written on: 03/06/2005 by jlofty (7 reviews written)

The Nintendo GameCube has a better graphics card than PS2 and a better processor but who needs graphics anyway? Cube has the best gameplay out of all the 3 consoles. I own an Xbox and a PS2 but none of them are as good. PS2 owners complain that Cube is for little children but look at games like all the Resident Evils', Eternal Darkness etc… Read Full Review

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Giantelectric's Response to jlofty's Review

Written on: 07/08/2006

My word, what a hollow BORING 4 sentaces.

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Jlofty's Response to jlofty's Review

Written on: 08/08/2006

yeh ill do another longer worth reading one

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Giantelectric's Response to jlofty's Review

Written on: 07/08/2006

Yeah, I mean far be it from me to criticise a review but c'mon put in some effort!

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Jlofty's Response to jlofty's Review

Written on: 07/08/2006

lol fair point

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Nintendo GameCube

“I will be honest, the graphics on the Nintendo...”

Written on: 11/05/2005 by 182meets2112 (8 reviews written)

I will be honest, the graphics on the Nintendo Gamecube are not the best on the market. The XBOX does have a general superiority, but not by much. In fact, when I bought Resisdent Evil 4, I saw the best graphics I have ever seen from a gaming console. The controller is the most user friendly. It is not the BEST choice for first person shooters, but the controller still performs very well. Nintendo also has a wireless controller avilable. Most importantly, the games available on the Gamecube… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“I love this Nintendo GameCube system. I haven't had...”

Written on: 30/04/2005 by McShi39 (10 reviews written)

I love this Nintendo GameCube system. I haven't had one for very long, but it's the best. So many great games along with an easy to use controller. There are so many exculsive games on it, inlcuding Super Smash Bros. Melee, all the Zelda games, F-Zero GX, Mario Kart Toadstool Tour, Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Power Tennis, and much, much more. The other systems like to share there games with other systems. That isn't very smart unless they share them with Nintendo, then it's ok. Overall, this… Read Full Review

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 03/05/2005

Its out of production, they stopped making them. Where can I get one like you? I tried a local Garage sale but they wouldn't give it away for fear of reprisals.

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Tomleecee's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 08/02/2006

Did someone mention Dreamcast?!?!?! check out http://the-dreamcast-junkyard.blogspot.com

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Doug Dirt's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 07/02/2006

Guys calm down a little please. Lets be a little more sensitive to other peoples feelings and opinions thankyou.
It would also be helpful if people would just stick to facts and not indulge us in fanciful half truths. XBox 360, PS3 and Revolution have been designed for the intellectually challenged, but for the real gamers with discerning tastes - the big news is once again Sega.
Yes the rumors are true: the Bandai, SNK & Sega consortium are set to release Dreamcast 2. Yep, out by Christmas - this is going to be the ticket to console heaven. End of story.

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 21/11/2005

Ps- With ref to Nintendos Revolutuion console release date - In case you haven't noticed, this company have lied to consumers for years- eg:- if you flip up the japanese screen titles on mario, you will actually get quotes from the necromanicas- thats an adaption on the satanic bible !!! Pure evil Kids, Say NO and resist...

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 17/11/2005

.. But I wanted to mention Gun culture, funding of terrorist organizations, the undermining of constitutional guarantees & the pyrimid eye thingy on the American dollar bill / One world secret goverments & weird reptile creatures were to follow.
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<br>S`just no fun anymore.

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Tomleecee's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 17/11/2005

Whoa! Everybody calm down! It's gone from sniping about which console's best to the brink of intercontinental war!! Who'd have thought the comments pages could get so tit for tat?!?! Now everyone count to 10. And as for the comments on who has the more prestigious position within the industry - I think the retail workers are every bit as important as the developers and marketing guys and journos.

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 16/11/2005

hmmm.. well with low blows aside, still dont understand the relevance of your preference. All the microsoft components are manufactured in china. Translation-
<br>" I just dont get you dude, are you for real? and... Have a nice day ".

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Jlofty's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 15/11/2005

nintendo themselves have said it will be out before christmas 2006 so as far as i'm concerned thats true

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Samusaran551's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 15/11/2005

That was a low blow, GiantE. Don't bring our countries into this, I am a proud American too. Anyway, we don't poke fun at the UK do we? So let's talk strickly video games and no more of that garbage.

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 14/11/2005

According to Nintendos resource centre, E3 conference execs & nameless area managers with sticks up themselves-
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<br>First, the Revolution console was due to be released end of 2005, then mid 2006..
<br>lately reported: 2007 ( later than 360 or ps3 ) and thats NOT in europe. Perhaps your offical game mag tells you differently- must be true because it says so in black and white!

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Jlofty's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 11/11/2005

Just like to comment that revolution will be out before the playstation 3. Listen to the current gaming news.

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 11/11/2005

There's no prejudice here 182... Generally Xbox sales are higher and the unit is more popular. It's a fact, I have to listen daily to these prepubescent, misinformed arguments from customers... I'm really just passing on a message from seniors - the movers & shakers, the decision makers. Fact 2- The Nintendo Game cube is no longer in production. Fact 3- The Nintendo revolution IS still in development.
Fact 4- Boo, Boo the Indian elephant travels the Newfoundland circus route with her gypo owner: " sablo, the amazing five armed man ".

I think its disgusting the way dumb yank.. (and a proud one)... I mean...Americans repeatedly bite the hand that feeds them. Furthermore, you obviously endorse forced slave labour at the Nizimitizumuniami corporation.

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182Meets2112's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 10/11/2005

Alright GiantE, stop now. Here's the biggest thing: XBOX IS AMERICAN MADE. It wasn't made by the UK or Japan. I AM AMERICAN (and a proud one at that). I favor a foreign system over what represents American design. You've recieved an import. Chances are, Microsoft has given you better treatment to boost oversea sales. Nintendo doesn't produce mediocre products because they know it won't sell, and they have a strong sense for the consumer.
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<br>In opposition to your earlier comment about XBOX integrity that included the use of an 800 pound elephant, if I recall correctly. You saw a fake. I could easily destroy an XBOX as well as destroy a Gamecube. The difference is, the XBOX will also break on its own, and much sooner than the Gamecube.
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<br>When we speak for our retail store, we're not trying to be experts on the products like a Microsoft official would. We ARE, however, experts on the consumer. We know consumers. For the most part, consumers only buy XBOX to play exclusive games. I will also add that this is the primary reason people buy Gamecube, but the list of exclusive titles for Gamecube - with strong respect to the better rated titles - is much longer and includes many more classic games that all gamers enjoy.
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<br>Seeing as you are employed for 17 years with a particular business, I thought you would have the sense to fully evaluate both systems without prjudice, and also take heed to the consumer aspect as well. I have learned this already, and I will continue using this valuable skill no matter where MY career leads me.

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 10/11/2005

lol ^ whats that ? A protest ? By the time the revolutions released, the other two companies will have already established a userbase along with securing titles. Its a done deal, doesn't stand A CHANCE. What was the first microsoft failure btw ? The op system you're using right now perhaps?
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<br>* At this point worldwide readers, above the age of consent, will be wondering just how significant some games franchise in the states is and.. why the hell they even matter...

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Jlofty's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 09/11/2005

ninty revo will rule an xbox 360 will still be another microsoft failure.

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 08/11/2005

Quote/: " We had about 8 used XBOX's at Gamestop (where i work) ".
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<br>Quote/: " P.S. I work at GameStop too, for over 2 years now ".
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<br>I'd like to commend you two teaboys for sorting out any misinformation here (and in your spare time too). When you've finished stocking the shelves & sweeping-up, maybe you should ask your supervisor to reconsider promotion ?
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<br>Ps- I cant tell you where I work right now or about my 16yr position- because I'm hocking promo freebies all over the place.

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Samusaran551's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 07/11/2005

Say whetever you want, GiantE. Nintendo Revolution WILL NOT fail. AND...do you know how many Nintendo DS units sold across the world? Oh yeah! Over 6.5 MILLION. How many has PSP sold? Wait? How could this be? Just over 2 million? Yup. As of October 1st, NDS more than TRIPLED the PSP in units sold. Anyway...the next-gen war is still too far away to really know the winner. But I can tell you one thing is for sure...Nintendo will still be and will always be in the game.
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<br>P.S. I work at GameStop too, for over 2 years now.

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 05/11/2005

Yes, I stand corrected 182meets2112- those 8 xboxes you speak of support your argument & clearly demonstate the blatant lack of quality components in Xbox, (throughout its entire production history). I would dispute the whole business with the cubes being better quality in comparison though- Sure, lines have been recalled through defective manufacturing but conclusive tests prove: Xbox can infact withstand the impact from sherman tanks, a large indian elephant called Boo Boo AND a big fat man called bob molisky from colechester (uk). Bob jumped furiously on one for a period of two hours whilst eating his lunch at a plant in milton keynes; he then took it home & successfully completed The chronicles of Riddick... (thats an xbox exclusive btw). Glad to hear you've finally switched back- you know it makes sense.. even if you only play overhyped rpg's.

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182Meets2112's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 03/11/2005

The XBOX is only in production because they have to replace all of the defective ones. We had about 8 used XBOX's at Gamestop (where i work), and now we have one because they all were defective and we had to replace them. I have had gamecubes come back defective, but only because someone ran a car over them. Both the 360 and PS3 are going to be uber-expensive (again, I WORK IN THE INDUSTRY, TOO). Gamecubes are of better quality and are sold at a reduced price to that of the PS2 AND XBOX. The Revolution will probably be a solid $300 USD or less, where the 360 is AT LEAST $400, and is not innovative. Software companies will come around soon. Face it. Bill Gates only made the XBOX because he was bored and wanted a little of Sony's business, AND IT STILL SUCKS.
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<br>P.S. I do have an XBOX now, and the games I've tried are mostly horrible for it. The only one I love is Fable.

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 02/11/2005

No look, please take this from someone who works in the industry : they are no longer in production ! Havent been for ages. Sure, they still selling the surplus stock pile at reduced cost in some stores but they no longer in production here. In addition, stockists are no longer buying them in. come on people, for godsake... it's time to let go... it failed, it's gone and the revolution wont be around till the year 2020 or whatever.. A lot of you will be proud owners of xbox 360 or ps3's...I know how harsh it must be but get over it !! I hear the new handhelds crashing too... Mwahhaa ha haaaaa !

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Jlofty's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 29/10/2005

They are still in production - I live in the uk and you can buy them in any computer games shop and they are easily the best console ever made... apart from maybe the snes.

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182Meets2112's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 11/05/2005

Okay, in all honestly, the GCN may be out of production, but you can still buy one. If there are none on sale in Europe, most likely they have already been sold.

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Giantelectric's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 06/05/2005

I`m in Europe Samus and they've been out of production for months here. The company gave me a black GC in August but I passed it onto my niece (she wasn't very happy, wanted a PS2 instead). Although I respect your opinions, lets be factual. It`s not awesome or the best console by far. With little competition, they`ve made the best hand-helds. That`s probably what they should stick with. I doubt they`re still being produced if Europe stopped. 6 months ahead of us over there? I could be wrong.

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Samusaran551's Response to McShi39's Review

Written on: 04/05/2005

Not trying to make fun, so please don't take it that way...but they are still making GameCubes. At least in USA, Japan, and Europe. Just try your local electronic/gaming store. If you don't have one of those, try K-Mart or Wal-Mart. Anyway, The GC is awesome, McShi. You're right.

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Nintendo GameCube

“The Nintindo Gamecube is a very good console. The...”

Written on: 06/04/2005 by Cordasum (3 reviews written)

The Nintindo Gamecube is a very good console. The controller is very easy to use and depending on the game is good for all ages. It has many games to choose from, good for little children and up to adults. This console is very good. The only thing is that the discs are tiny. This means you can't play DVDs or CDs. But because the discs are smaller believe it or not it hold a whole lot more memory and allows Nintindo to make even better games. This means better graphics more memory and more fun… Read Full Review

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Nintendo GameCube

“First off, online IS NOT everything, which is a good...”

Written on: 22/03/2005 by SamusAran551 (38 reviews written)

First off, online IS NOT everything, which is a good job for the Nintendo Gamecube. When it comes down to it, it is all about gameplay and fun factor. In my opinion, the Gamecube (GC) has both.

The graphics in this system are very polished and well done. Overall, much better than the PS2 and almost as good if not as good as the XBox. The controller was very comfortable for almost every game made for the system.

Even though there aren't many titles out for the GC, there are many exclusives… Read Full Review

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Tomleecee's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 05/04/2005

Allow me to retort, er, Samus. The Gamecube's visuals can not stand up to those seen in many Xbox games simply because it is has a clock speed that is a good 300Mhz slower and less than half of the graphics memory.
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<br>The Gamecube may have games such as Resident Evil (that is brilliant), but ultimatley, the Gamecube is aimed at young children! Anyone who thinks otherwise may need to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Look at it! It's a purple square with a handle! Look at the games! They are all cartoons! The only 'serious' games on the GC are ports of games from the PS2 or Xbox. There are very few 3rd party games being released for the GC because the public has spoken and nobody is buying it - even for £40. Personally, I'd rather spend forty quid on a Deamcast and a load of games than a GC. In fact, I'd rather have a Saturn, N64 or Jaguar! At least there are some games that don't feature furry animals and balloons on those systems!!

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 09/06/2005

So does that mean that the Killzone 2 movie I saw was not the true PS3? Are you sure...?

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Tomleecee's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 08/06/2005

There was no real time footage of PS3 games shown at E3 Samus. Most of the stuff was either video or prototype footage using modified PS2 technology. However, I think everyone agrees that the PS3 and Revolution are going to kick the 360 into touch.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 01/06/2005

I am 99% sure the PS3 will beat the Xbox 360. Did you guys see the graphics on Killzone 2? Amazing. And that can only be the beginning...

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 01/06/2005

The cool thing about the Revolution though, is that it can play NES, SNES, N64, and GC games. So even IF the Revolution does suck, you still have 4 great systems to play from in one. I am sure though, that the Revolution will be awesome. You can completely customize the controller to whatever you want. There will be more 3rd party support, and the Revolution will be an online based system. You guys can buy whatever you want, but I am getting a Revolution and a PS3. I think I will be quite happy without the Xbox 360. That's just me though.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 27/05/2005

Apparently, Sony are having trouble with stability running 4 processors. Their finished product might not be as powerful as stated. Specs don’t make a whole heap of difference. Could go either way. The Dreamcast was technically superior & had more potential than ps2. People opted for the latter because of market hype & trouble with Dc`s online support.. Nintendo was easier to develop for over the ps2(lower polygons, OpenGL coding)..again, look what happened. Now backward compatibilities been confirmed by “bill god himself”, having a back catalogue of software might influence decisions... Makes little difference to me though, I’ll have the choice out of the 2 anyway. (Don’t think I’ll be going for Nintendo somehow). I reckon History’s going to repeat. In a years time, perhaps this thread will still be here, we’ll see.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 27/05/2005

Also announced by Sony: The PS3 will have 350 times more processing power than the PS2 and double the power of an Xbox 360. So why get a 360 when you can get a more powerful PS3 by waiting 6 months?

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 25/05/2005

More snippets of news: Officially from microsoft.
"The company also announced Xbox 360 WILL be backward-compatible with top-selling Xbox games. In addition, more than 160 games are in development for Xbox 360, with 25 to 40 new games slated for release this calendar year".
If above refers to specific titles or the whole range, who knows? This may just change the running.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 25/05/2005

182mRush - where did you hear/read halo 3 and followups would be released exclusively for ps3 ? Surely Microsoft own Bungies rights ? Please provide a link for that info.

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Tomleecee's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 25/05/2005

Xbox 360 looks like a stinker, PS3 will rule the universe, Revolution looks cool (and is the machine I am most looking forward to), but will ultimatley be another niche console. As for the comments on the N64 pad - are you insane? That 3 pronged pad rocked! Especially with first person shooters.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 25/05/2005

Looking at the Xbox 2 promotions now - I’d be stupid to disagree. The focus has now drifted even further away from games. The 360`s probably doomed to failure as a games console. Especially if it costs around the same as pc with all its applications. All of the advertised features, apart from playing music or movies, are buggy` as hell on PC with broadband. Dread to think what they’re like on a console. No hd tv and Live subscribers don’t yet cover 50% of Xbox owners either. A bit too gimmicky for me.
<br>I think Sony will win the next one though. I`ll be wondering- if there’s so much emphasis on the Revolutions backwards compatibility & its retro emulator - just how good will current games be? Also, will the consoles technical performance somehow be compromised in comparison with rivals?

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 24/05/2005

Anyway...did you guys hear? The "Revolution" will be backwards compatible with the GC AND will be able to download NES, SNES, and N64 games! How cool is that? The "Revolution" will be 5 systems in one!! Anyway. It will be Wi-Fi and play DVD's. Also, Nintendo is getting their act together by getting more 3rd party support next generation. So, I think once again, that I will like the Nintendo best, PS3 second, and Xbox a dead last. I dunno, I will have to see everything play out first, but so far Sony and Nintendo are lookin' the best.

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182Meets2112's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 23/05/2005

What are you talking about? Have you ever taken time to use a nintendo controller? The worst one is the N64 controller (because of three appendeges), but the GCN controller should be used on all systems. The A button is used frequently, therefore it should be the largest, and you never need to think when needing to use the others, because they all have unique characteristics that dictate their use in games. yoiu neve have to fumble around with an atrocious XBOX controller to understand the controls of a Nintendo game because Nintendo is more practical. PS2 is okay, but the uniformity between all buttons makes can make button designation just as random as the XBOX's. The ONLY drawback to the GCN controller is the Z button, which is a bit difficult to use, but given a little time, one gets used to it. Other than that I don't know what you're talking about.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 21/05/2005

Let’s not get petty but that controller, omg. Looks like some pre-school thing you hammer plastic shapes into! How can you use that? This is something produced by a company, desperately trying to shake any juvenile image - look at it! Got to be the ugliest hardware ever produced. That thing’s supposed to be ergonomic? It’s got flippin` great angles all over it! Original Xbox controllers were pretty bad until reissued... but that thing easily fails in comparison, no contest. Just hope Logic 3 issues adapters for GC so you can use rival controllers & minimize any r.s.i fatigue. If Nintendo had their way, thousands of kids would be running around like grotesque claw handed freaks!

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 21/05/2005

Oh, man. I go away from my computer for a couple days, and there are already 10 more comments on my GC review...HA! It made me laugh. Anyway, I don't want to trade in my GC. I like it. Actually, I love it! But one thing I will miss is Star Wars Battlefront II. Besides that, I don't have a reason to re-purchase an Xbox.
I don't live in a cave and I am not an idiot. I am also not working for Nintendo. But wait. I still favor the GC. And you can't say I am a fanboy just yet. I joined the video game craze in the middle years of N64. I didn't own an SNES or a NES. I chose my favorite, and I gave the others a chance. The PS2 overwhelmed me with the selection, and the Xbox impressed me with graphics and Halo. The GC has good quality titles like Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Star Fox, and Kirby. Maybe most are "kiddy." I don't care. I can still enjoy them.
And by next year, the Xbox 360 will be outdated. PS3 and the "Revolution" are going to be so advanced. AND...the PS3 will be a PS One, PS2 and PS3 all in one package with better graphics than Xbox 360 and will most likely have at least Halo and Halo 2. The "Revolution" will also be graphically superior to the 360 and will have backwards compatiblity. When everything is said and done, I feel the Xbox will be 3rd out of 3. I know which systems I am investing in. If you guys wanna get a 360, go for it. I bet it will be cool. I just think that Nintendo and Sony will have Microsoft beat this next generation.

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182Meets2112's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 20/05/2005

I'm an idiot? At least I take the time to use proper grammar...

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182Meets2112's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 19/05/2005

Online play is the ONLY innovation on the XBOX. Nintendo has a more user friendly controller, smaller size with more power per gram, smaller discs, bongos for Donkey Konga...not innovative, right? You just want to call yourself a big boy by owning the system that has Halo, an M rated game. Nintendo will always be more innovative than the XBOX. Read the leaking articles, read an official zrticle on the 360. NOTHING IS NEW ON IT. Nintendo is already looking into pressure sensitivity buttons for it's next system. There's an innovation that is absent on the 360.

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Tomleecee's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 19/05/2005

GiantElectric - I totally agree with you comment, Microsoft had no history whatsoever in the games console market, yet they have managed to practically destroy any credibility Nintendo salvaged from the N64. Fair enough, the PS2 is the true winner this generation, but second place has well and truly gone to Microsoft and anyone who denies that must be a) an idiot; b) living in a cave or c) a Nintendo marketing manager. The Revolution looks pretty tasty, but Nintendo have been forced to get their act together or face yet another generation in the wilderness...

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 19/05/2005

You know you want it. See, you guys always prattle on about the fact it has the most exclusives over rival consoles .. Therefore; more choice dictates it must be the best .. nah.. If the public had bought more of the things, if Nintendo had included a hd & incorporated online gaming.. Then.. maybe (just maybe) it would have been a bit innovative. Buying one now`s like investing in dodo burgers - which is why, I totally disagree with this review. It is NOT a better console than xbox.

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182Meets2112's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 18/05/2005

Trading in my Nintendo hardware and software would give me a one-way ticket to Hell. Thanks, but I've made the right decision.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 18/05/2005

Tomleecee, I dont like the design of the new 360.Looks like an apple product (except cheaper & nastier). Cant really get an idea from the leaked pics yet though. Also, looks like it has ports for memory cards & that the drive will be sold seperately (expensive bit of kit). Remember just how much they hyped the Xbox 1 up- integrated custom sound in every game, fastest processor on the market.. etc.. One thing Xbox did manage to do: struggle through all the MS badmouthing & adversity. They never had the luxury of history, producing GB or snes but.. damn they really beat them to a pulp in the end. They really wiped that purple box of tricks on their asses!

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 18/05/2005

Look, I think it’s very important that you both get down to the store now and buy xbox crystals, okay ? You know it’s the right thing to do, its on your consciences, it has to be done. Trade in those Nintendo’s along with banjo kazooi & when you get home, you’ll both experience the feel good factor. People make mistakes samus- don’t carry on torturing yourself, we’re only human. A second trade-in`s one step away. 182- I apologise for getting blinks name wrong.. erm.. And likewise with the 1976 Rush album (if I did).

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182Meets2112's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 17/05/2005

First of all, it's 182, not 128. Please get your muicians right before you go on disrespecting something else. A game CAN sell very well and be an ok game, and another game CAN be ten times greater yet sell horribly. Bandwagon. That's all this is, and it can work effectively. We're trying to get to know that actual game, not what other people are saying. This whole site is based on "consumer reviews". I'm giving the XBOX a small review right here -> it sucks. I played it, and I'm not impressed. I read a couple articles from gamespot, too. 360 has nice specs, but nothing really innovative in the gaming world. Graphics are realistic enough as it is. The PS3 will be up to XBOX standards in the next-gen, but they'll also bring the legacy of all PS games with it. Nintendo will do the same, but they have the best approach - IMPROVING THE GAMING EXPERIENCE. 306 will be online...nice, but the new Nintendo will have built in wi-fi. This is the future, XBOX is going to stall their progress by trying to sell first. All new controllers will probably be wireless, all because Microsoft released this information 6 months before sales begin. Sony and Nintendo have time to make up the few things it might have, but read even more into the article. What is new about the 360? Besides a few ordinary upgrades, what? Nothing. Wireless controllers, new design, nicer color, but Nintendo has been taking steps to beat this out with the DS. Nintendo knows interactivity better. Even if the DS loses the longterm battle, they still released the touch screen, which will be another feature of all electronics fairly soon. "INTERACTIVITY. BETTER GAMING EXPERIENCE." For some reason, your friends at XBOX don't see this. XBOX is losing everything they had good for them. Better graphics - for a time, and glitchy at best - then Halo and Halo 2. in order to play these games, XBOX owners are going to have to keep their old system, and these games are pretty good, but is keeping this gigantic system around really worth the trouble? Even if they release a lighter XBOX, you won't get the whole cost covered by trading it in. With backwards compatibility, gamers can trade in their old systems for the new one, without losing any gaming experience. And before it comes up, this was also a Nintndo idea. Game Boy, to GBC, to GBA, to DS w/ Advance port. Invest money where it will actually give you a return.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 16/05/2005

And no, sales do not dictate how good games are. There have been many games that sold like crazy and were horrible or were just pretty decent. And IF sales did dictate quality, then GC can't be doing that bad. In 2003, GC jumped to #2 over XBOX in 2003. So does that mean in 2003 that PS2 was the best, GC was second and Xbox was the worst? If you are saying that sales dictate, than the Xbox can't be that good.
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<br>http://gamecube.gamezone.com/news/01_14_04_10_21PM.htm

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 16/05/2005

Oh, man! How many times do I have to spell it out for you?? GC has a bunch of good exclusives (of which I have already named numerous times) that make ME want to keep it. I traded my Xbox in...why? You ask? Because there were no games I liked and that would make me want to keep it. How's that? Every game I liked for Xbox was on PS2 and/or GC. I had no reason to keep it. And, I already have 2 CD players and a DVD player. Making the Xbox's add-ons pointless. READ: My point is this: Xbox has useless games (in my opinion). I see no reason in owning one. A lot of Xbox games that were hyped didn't live up to it. That is why I like my GC. Good games. And to answer your question G.E., there are a lot of games for the Xbox...and I want to know what you are trying to say. Just because there are thousands of Xbox games does not mean that they are good.

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Tomleecee's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 16/05/2005

Samus - thanks for the comments on my reviews! On the subject of the Xbox 360 though, I've seen some shots of Perfect Dark Zero and I'm not impressed...Anyone else slightly let down with what they've seen so far? I know it's early days for the 360, but the taster shots are meant to blow us prospective buyers away, right?!

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 14/05/2005

Ps. I dont get these opinions ? - " xbox has no games" ; "x box has no exclusives". It`s got a catalogue of OVER 3000 games & there`s several exclusives which arent any good/ havent sold. What point are you Nintendo fans trying to make?

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 14/05/2005

Samus- you’ve been a busy boy contradicting yourself. No... see, sales do dictate how good a game is (generally). If you’re rating something by success (all definition)- it’s not really up to just one person or a minority to decide. Best you can do is rely on the sales figures - most of the time "the audience" get it right. Check out any UNOFFICIAL Xbox forum, look at the user ratings above 7 , look at the amount of exclusives. How many Xbox games you stock exactly "in the store you work at" ? I know its one of the largest/busiest sections for the company I work for.
128- Y`know.. specs for the Xbox 2 haven’t really been properly established. There’s rumors flying all over the place. Doesn’t make much difference, for example; how many old titles do psx2 owners actually play? Feel free to be pedantic and take "the online is everything" comment as literal. I was merely pointing out that online multiplayer on consoles is becoming the standard. To brand it a luxury or whatever`s underestimating its potential.

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182Meets2112's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 13/05/2005

Okay, all three systems are about dead right now, but GCN has the only game I can think of that could be good - Zelda. Now all three companies are about to release new systems, but XBOX can't efficiently release new games until then. The new XBOX won't be able to play old XBOX games, so from a business standpoint, why buy anything XBOX at all? GCN games will paly on the revolution, so Nintendo has this up on XBOX.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 13/05/2005

Okay, first to clarify: I never said anything about falling through a level in Halo 2. And the only time ANY of us "fanboys" said that was when someone asked us about the glitches in Xbox. My answer was more straight forward: It breaks down a lot. As you know, I work at a game store, and I get the most of PS2's and Xbox's returned because of defect. I don't recall seeing a single GC that is defective.

Besides that, LEECEE what is your point? You did a great job writing your reviews. Congrats, seriously, good job. But what does that have to do with GC vs Xbox? And one more thing: The 360 is scheduled for the holiday season this year. What does the Xbox have coming out? What does the PS2 have coming out? GC? Almost nothing. Rainbow Six, some sports titles, GTA: SA, Zelda, and that is about it. All three systems are at the end of their life. It isn't just the GC.

And you say that the Xbox has "the most recent titles" you're right, but not many of them are good. And most of the "good" ones are also on the PS2...look. The Xbox has almost no good exclusives in comparison to GC. Exclusives to the GC include: Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda, Pikmin, Star Fox, Pokemon, and F-Zero. The Xbox only has a select FEW good exclusives. Halo, Chronicles of Riddick, Conker? Wait...wasn't that on N64? Yeah. Not even a new game. Anyway, the point is: there is no good reasons to own an Xbox. You can say "Look at all the extras and add-ons!" All you want. But as a gamer, I am not looking for "add-ons" I am looking for a huge variety of good quality games.

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Tomleecee's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 12/05/2005

Oh yeah, if you want to read some professional reviews by a genuine xbox owner, check these beauties out:
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<br>Thats how to write a review, Samus me old mate!

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Tomleecee's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 12/05/2005

You Nintendo fanboys are pretty pathetic. Your only consistent argument is that some non playable character fell through a floor in Halo!
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<br>The GC is pretty much dead in the water right now - go and have a look in your local game shop. One shelf of games with hardly any new releases. The Xbox on the other hand is going strong and has been the PS2's only real rival during this generation.
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<br>Face it: GC is on it's last legs, but the good old 'box will continue well into next year, even with the impending release of the 360.

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182Meets2112's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 11/05/2005

First of all, the XBOX has only sold well in the US, and that's only because it's American made. I think we pointed this out a long time ago, either here or in another review. Features on the 360 (XBOX2, or whatever name)? Last I heard, this new system would not be backwards compatible with XBOX games, and online features will be shadowed by the Revolution's wireless technology. Another important news break, XBOX won't have the monopoly on the Halo series. PS3 will also have the rights to the next game, and rights to make the other 2. This is the only game the XBOX really has. Back to multiplayer. I have a choice of spending time with my friends, or living in my mother's basement talking to the same type of people who never leave their home...what a choice. Have a video game party at someone's house who has a big screen (they're not that hard to come by), and you'll have a much better time. Plus you'll have more to do when everyone gets tired and just wants to crash and watch movies. One more thing...crashed ship in Halo 2 multiplayer, use a system link with two people. Player one stands next to the crashed ship. Player two gets a tanks and SLOWLY moves into player one, pushing him into the ship. Player one should fall through the bottom of the level. I have have friends who purposely tried these glitches the found online or something. I think we've also covered glitches earlier in this "discussion", but if not, Samus and I have plenty of stories.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 10/05/2005

What??...Sales DO NOT dictate how good a game is. Something can sell like crazy and still be just an ok game. And another game could sell horribly and still be a good game, in my opinion. Second. I do work at a game store. We have given you hard facts. Great games, graphics, etc. The Xbox has almost no good exclusives, therefore, is a worthless system. Add-ons can only go so far in a gaming system.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 10/05/2005

"How good was the game in the first place?” As good as the sales dictate. You`re arguing with online progress & the abiltiy to update. Look at the 360`s (supposed) features. Emphasis is either on the chip or online features. As for glitches? Can’t speak for others but I haven’t noticed any on xbox. The extra levels, vehicles, custom maps, weapons or whatever hardly strains the hd or cause conflicts. 8 gigs is more than adequate to keep several albums, 30 current saves & downloadable content with 5 gigs still available. Multiplayer experience `the old fashioned way`? That’s a bunch of intoxicated friends, staggering around, tripping over leads & desperately squinting at some little corner on a 28" plasma. At least 6 players are required for a game to be challenging or effective. Otherwise you’re playing solitaire in no time. Give me 16 players out of a choice of thousands, over 4. Online multiplayer is much quicker/ simpler in my experience. Sure, you can upgrade your pc but Xbox is generally cheaper. One investment & a subscription in Live is not like forking out for new hardware all the time. You don’t get the same problems with incompatibility or drivers on a console. They don’t freeze midgame all the time either.
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<br>•I haven’t played any of those titles mentioned cause after the n64, I never looked at Nintendo again. Yeah, Xbox misses out on some great games but for every missing, there’s decent alternatives.

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182Meets2112's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 09/05/2005

Previous comment:
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<br>"Online IS everything when you recieve updates, cheats, extra levels, game enhancements & play against other opponents. This stuff is just weak, its to easy. If you`re gonna troll, at least know what you`re talking about."
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<br>Updates...if you have to update a game, how good was it in the first place? Game enhancements - not original code. This could make more glitches for your game rather than enhance it, and unless you stored it in added memory, it would fill up space on your hard drive faster than it would the actual disc. Playing against other opponents was actually invented with the idea of multiplayer WAY back before the NES. You can play mutiplayer with your friends, online doesn't eliminate this necessity/pleasure. Now for replay value...ever played RE4? Metroid Prime? SSBM? Any Zelda game? All of these games have awesome replay value WITHOUT HAVING TO GO ONLINE! Each game imposes a CHALLENGE that makes online a luxury only needed by choice. Yes it's fun, but the idea of the gaming console goes back to Home Pong. Does playing at home ring a bell? If you have to add a charge or extra hardware to get the best out of a system, you might as well upgrade your PC and you'll have the power to do your "real world work" at the same time. Online is NOT everything.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 07/05/2005

Think this thread`s fairly conclusive for anyone reading. It supports tomleecees statement- Kindergarden console. Still haven't seen anything factual, just weak heresay.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 07/05/2005

128m 2112, what you spluttering on about, clown? Inserts likewise insult here: ** . Fill in the blanks & then reread my post. After you`re done, find out what extra content & replay value mean. I`m sure I mentioned a few other things besides cheats? Yeppers, I think so.
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<br>And Samus, when you work at the gamestore, you actually open your eyes or what?

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182Meets2112's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 04/05/2005

Thank you Mystery. You have addressed everything in a good way, and you have (or at least I hope you have) made everyone involved realize that a lot of what's going on here has been ridiculous.
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<br>As for the "online IS everything remark" - cheats? What kind of pathetic gamer are you? Do you have to cheat to get through a game? Video Games aren't that hard, and if they are really that hard for you, maybe you shouldn't be playing with the big boys.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 04/05/2005

Thank you, Mystery214. The GC does have good titles, and the Xbox has a few. He is right, Halo is awesome, but besides that, there is no originality in almost all other games for the Box. And GiantE., if you have almost no good games for the Xbox, what good is downloading content? None. The Box is cool, But the GC has the better games overall.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 04/05/2005

Online IS everything when you recieve updates, cheats, extra levels, game enhancements & play against other opponents. This stuff is just weak, its to easy. If you`re gonna troll, at least know what you`re talking about.

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Mystery214's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 03/05/2005

ok..I have something to say for both sides.. DO NOT say that Nintendo GC games are kiddy. A kid would be more likely to buy all of those "Mature" games because it makes them look "cool" or whatever. Adults however, don't care so much about what everyone else thinks and will be completely willing to buy what you call "kiddy". Maybe you should play the games before saying that a game is stupid just because it has more cartoony graphics. Be a man and admit that the Nintendo has a lot of good games. Now that I have spoken for the sake of Nintendo I will now say some things about the Xbox. It does not have too many "must haves". I have found, however, that it has a couple of extremely addicting games. Halo 2, I have found especially addicting. Even so, it gets boring on just campaign mode. The only reason I play it so much is because Xbox Live has made the game one of the best games I have ever played. Now, for some extra comments. DO NOT complain that the NGC does not have enough sports games. Sports games are not made for one system. Sports games go out on every system for the most part. Sports games are not worth your money in my opinion. PLAY THE REAL SPORT! Unless there is something special that you can do in the sports games that makes you feel so good inside, then, there is no reason to be saying that Nintendo has no "GREAT sports games." Halo2 is not a bad game, but neither is Mario Kart DD. That comment of mine reminds me of how you were saying that F-zero and Underground were no reason to say that the NGC has has some good racing games. I really think that you should not complain about racing games too much and I really hope that you are not saying that NASCAR games are good. That would sadden me. As for racing games, I noticed that one of the Xbox fans said that F-zero and Need for Speed were not good. What you failed to mention is that the NGC has Mario Kart DD which happens to be one of my favorite racing games. I have also found that Midnight club 2 and 3 for the PS2 is another good racing game. What ever you do, Xbox fans, do not say that the NGC has no good titles. The Nintendo titles are originals where the xbox has no originals. So, do not make fun of marion or star fox or any other of the great titles. In fact, how about you all start acting like real gamers and accept any video game and admire it. At least, admire the fact that someone made an attempt to make a great video game.. Now, after that being said, I close my statements.

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Cordasum's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 03/05/2005

Samus cut the BS, you know that Xbox is better so stop wasting your time.

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 03/05/2005

Nintendo`s last 3 year term is rubbish compared to other companies. Like Sega, they're out of the running - gradually building a dubious rep. They keep gambling & making the SAME stupid mistakes - developing cartridge based technology or having developers flagship outdated games. Nothing innovative or new appears with each premature console. Video gamers & parents are tired of it - all the sales stats reflect this. They also bite the consumers hand EG - Milking the advance for a further 12 months then abandoning their most sucessful unit in favour of the new DS.. All this with the PSP on the horizon?! Crazy business tactics, let alone customer support. All the time now, It`s like throwing good money after bad with them. Either way, doesn't take a genius to work out, more competition = better choice & higher standards. I`d be inclined to agree with fanboys just to shush them but.. some of the stuff they come out with is just bizarre. Why plug a console that`s already out of production everywhere? - Looking forward to the next review: Jaguar console, anyone ?

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Giantelectric's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 01/05/2005

UPDATE - SamusA has either upgraded or is continuing under the pretence he is an XBOX owner - (you decide which) his latest X game review is interesting :
<br>http://www.reviewcentre.com/review155229.html
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<br>The verdict is - he needs a life. Will someone please donate one? Too funny, I`m going to the Nintendo section & making up game reviews :-P

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182Meets2112's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 29/04/2005

Alright, this is ridiculous. Samus, I completely agree with your points. The games that seem "kiddy", are the only one's that will ever stand the test of time. Donkey Kong is one of the oldest video game characters around, and guess what? HE'S A FUZZY ANIMAL!! Master Chief is already fading after only a few years. Halo 2 was not nearly enough to keep him alive in the long run. He is no James Bond. Halo 2 was not GameCube quality. No one would ever "fall through the bottom of the level during multiplayer"!!! XBOX system quality is too much of a hassle to make it better than the GCN. Leave this guy alone, because he knows what he's talking about.

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191389_Coolkatie23's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 29/04/2005

THE GAME CUBE IS GREAT!!!! i can't really play any other game system because i am female and we just don't have the talent of playing video games. well my favorite games are Mario kart because i ROCK at that game, and sims bustin out because its hipalicious!! and i love resident evil 4 but i couldn't play it if my life depended on it but its a great game to watch. i completely agree with samus! xbox and ps2 are dumb, and you can say what ever you want about it because i don't care and ill never get on again!!!! buhbye

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 29/04/2005

TOMLEECEE answer me this question!!!! ONE YOU HAVE FAILED TO ANSWER. The good exclusive games for the Xbox...the Xbox has almost NONE. Explain why I or anyone should buy one. This is what seperates the 3 systems. The Xbox is good, but has failed miserabely when it comes to giving me good games.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 29/04/2005

"Animal crossing, doshin the giant, pikmin, star fox adventures - all have animals running around. Also, can you recommend a good rally or football game for the gamecube please?! Face it samus, the GC stinks...and you know it!" - That is what you said a few days ago, just scroll up. you asked me if there were any good rally or sports games. I was saying that I would rather play the real game outside than to play a video game of that sport. You asked me and I answered. And you have given no proof that the GC is bad. All you can say is that it has "kiddy" games. What else? And for your information, F-Zero is tight, and so is Mario Kart.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 28/04/2005

What is your point? Yes, I said I would rather play fun "kiddy" games over a boring "mature" game. So, what are you trying to say? Quit being an annoying and worthless 3rd party. GC is better than Xbox, it has many GOOD exclusives, unlike the Box.

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Tomleecee's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 28/04/2005

Need for Speed?! F-Zero?! Are you insane Samus?!?!? All of the examples you have mentioned stink! As for your comments about going outside and playing football - what?! We're not talking about that - we're talking about how bad the GC is! Anyhow, this argument is ridiculous and gone on for too long. It's like this - Xbox rules, PS2 is a good alternative, GC is for weird, cretinous punks who still cling to the pathetic notion that Nintendo are the only 'real' games maker. I have fond memories of my Nes, Snes and even N64 but those days are gone and Nintendo simply aren't the force they once were. I say they should bail before they 'do a Sega.'

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Cordasum's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 27/04/2005

Samus you can't say anything, just a while back you said yourself that you wouldn't mind playing the "kiddy" games and usually "kiddy" games has little animals in it, so shut it.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 27/04/2005

Why would I play a soccer or football or basketball video game when I could just go outside play the ever better real game and get exercise too?! The only good sports games are ones that are different and unique. And who cares if the GC has some games with furry little animals? I've said it before, gameplay is where it's at. Even though a lot of the Xbox games are "mature" and "manly" DOES NOT make them good games. In fact, a lot of the Xbox games didn't stand up to what they were supposed to be anyway. Halo 2...perfect example. It was a very nice game, but it wasn't near as good as it was made out to be. Fable, another good example; except it was horrible. Good GC games:
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<br>F-Zero GX, Legend of Zelda: WindWaker, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Zero, Mario Kart DD!!, Mario Power Tennis, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, Pikmin, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Star Wars Rogue Sqaudron II, Baiten Kaitos, Tales of Symphonia, and Donkey Konga - by the way, all of which are EXCLUSIVES! How many does Xbox have that are good?
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<br>Anyway, back to answering your question: Almost all sports games that are released are also on GC. Madden, Fifa, NBA Live, NBA Street, NFL Street to name a few. And also, if you want to argue racing games...F-Zero GX, Mario Kart, Need For Speed. So...no. The GameCube DOES NOT suck, it has all your precious sports games and plenty of really good exclusives.

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Tomleecee's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 26/04/2005

Animal crossing, doshin the giant, pikmin, star fox adventures - all have animals running around. Also, can you recommend a good rally or football game for the gamecube please?! Face it samus, the GC stinks...and you know it!

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 25/04/2005

Little animals running around? What are you talking about? I have owned over 30 games for the GameCube, and played at least 20-25 more. And there isn't a single game in which there are little animals running around all the time. There are times in certain games where little animals may run around during a cinema scene, but that happens in other games, even PS2 and Xbox games. Wow, you Xbox people are full of it.

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Cordasum's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 22/04/2005

At least the Xbox doesn't have little retarded animals running around the screen and an embarrassment to all gamers!

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 20/04/2005

laugh out loud: TOMLEECEE's point is horrible. You can't base a game system off the way it looks. And if you did, your precious Xbox is the worst one. Look at it! It is a heavy piece of junk.

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Cordasum's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 17/04/2005

laugh out loud, true. TOMLEECEE has a point.

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Samusaran551's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 06/04/2005

You are right, there aren't too many "adult" games for the GC. But, I would rather have an extra fun "kiddy" game (Metroid, Zelda, Mario, etc.) than an o.k. "adult" game (most xbox and ps2 games). And I think it is a compliment saying that Nintendo gets little 3rd party support...because guess what...Nintendo is making games for 3 game systems! Making that many games for that many systems with little 3rd party support is an accomplishment. And one more thing: There aren't many awesome 3rd party companies that make great games all the time.

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