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"GAMECUBE OWNERS, HEAR ME OUT!"

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Thu 30/10/03 at 17:49
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"Incomprehendible"
Posts: 2,938
I am an extremely loyal gamecube owner and am appalled at PS2 and X-Box owners for saying our console is rubbish. I really enjoy playing my Gamecube and I feel it is really underestimated. Most people who insult Gamecube's have never even played one, and I know that those who have have enjoyed doing so. The good people at Special Reserve will agree with me that the console is not to be overlooked, especially as the price is dropping dramatically. But, however loyal I am, I am worried that my beloved console is becoming a little bit pointless in the eyes of the public, and that it is not good enough to battle alongside PS2 and X-Box.
Many people believe that the Gamecube is only for little kids, and that all Nintendo consoles are. The company are often referred to as "Ninty" and this just seems ridiculous to me. Yes, there are a lot of children's games and yes, Nintendo have their own line of characters, most of which are aimed more at young people. But, are we forgetting the games for older people that are available to all the consoles? By this, I mean ALL THE CONSOLES, not all of them except the Gamecube. We have Resident Evil, Splinter Cell. In fact, we have Soul Calibur 2, do all of you PS2 and X-Box owners have that? NO!
Gamecube owners, post a message here telling the other console owners just what you think! Tell them why you love your Gamecube, and let us see how many people we can get onto our side. Do it for the Gamecube!
Sun 16/05/04 at 09:28
Regular
"bei-jing-jing-jing"
Posts: 7,403
Yes, but that could mean he just picked any random Xbox game with an 18 certificate slapped on the front.
Sun 16/05/04 at 09:24
Regular
Posts: 482
and he also likes Manhunt...
Sun 16/05/04 at 00:55
Regular
"bei-jing-jing-jing"
Posts: 7,403
Give him some credit, he knows the colour green, so at least he's been watching his Sesame Street closely.
Sat 15/05/04 at 11:18
Regular
Posts: 13,611
How old are you?

Four? I bet you want to sound all grown up and manly.

Closet case...
Wed 12/05/04 at 19:18
Regular
": ("
Posts: 5,614
I might be getting a Gamecube for my Birthday.
And i already have an Xbox so ner ner ner....
Tue 04/05/04 at 18:21
Regular
Posts: 13,611
She's just trying to boost her word count.

Sad that some people care, really.
Sun 02/05/04 at 18:58
Regular
"and PC user"
Posts: 350
Shadow Girl wrote:
> Same with this easyer broken down

????????
Sun 02/05/04 at 16:59
Regular
"Trouble (TRBL)"
Posts: 51
Macintosh wrote:
> Nintendo to return to dominate the market place? Brave words indeed. I
> think to be fair, they will be luck if they can just get on level
> terms with Sony, and maybe edge out XBox a bit.
>
> Why do we have to choose a "games" machine or a
> "multimedia" machine? It IS possible to have have a good
> games system which also has the ability to (for example, play mp3
> music, and/or take photo's). The mobile phone market has proven this
> already - I use the Sony T610 phone as the prime example. I would go
> on to say that, unless you are "multitasking" a battery
> powered console (ie, playing games with a video phone running along
> side or playing mp3 at the same time), I dont see how the battery
> life would be reduced by much. I expect things like mp3, calculator,
> notepad, etc will be done all in software with no specific extra
> hardware, so they will not impact on the battery.
>
> As for Nintendo learning from GameCube - they certainly are - I mean
> who would spend the money on introducing a console at that time which
> was using a custom disc format, and not DVD? Lets hope they do learn
> from the GameCube! I think that the lack of DVD-ROM and DVD-Video on
> GC is a significant reason why GC has not been more sucsesfull.
> DVD-ROM has more capacity, and its a standard so pressing discs,
> printing templates are all the same. GC discs require a different
> setup, and have less capcaity. I bet that many people are using their
> PS2's to play DVD movies in rooms that would otherwise not have a dvd
> player. Another plus for PS2 (and XBox), but not GC. Yes, the games
> might be the "main" issue when buying such hardware, but
> dvd video playback also plays a part, and for some people not sure on
> which console to buy, could be that "extra" feature that
> swings it for them.

Same with this easyer broken down
Sun 02/05/04 at 16:58
Regular
"Trouble (TRBL)"
Posts: 51
Shadow Girl wrote:
> Mav wrote:
> Macintosh wrote:
> With Nintendo GC being thrashed by Sony and with XBox offering an
> alternative
>
> To be fair, the GC is outselling the Xbox on a worldwide scale and
> Nintendo are making a tidy profit, with sales continuing to rise due
> to the pre-Christmas price cut and deals.
>
> I think Nintendo are already have a difficult time. When the PSP
> (Sony
> hand held) is launched, Nintendo will be under even more pressure -
> I
> think a lot of people are going to get PSP's. T think that will be a
> much much bigger sucsess than Nintendos new hand held.
>
> I doubt it somehow. The Game Boy is actually a more recognised brand
> name than the Playstation, and look how the N-Gage fared - offered
> all, bought by none. People evidently want a good, handheld games
> machine, not an overpriced multi-media portable entertainment
> system.
>
> And on the subject of the DS, that won't be the handheld Nintendo
> pit
> against the PSP. Nintendo have even said that they aren't expecting
> large sales with it - it will be considered a success if some people
> buy it and find it enjoyable to play. Currently, the GBA 2 is under
> development and that will be released as their next main handheld
> console.
>
> And PS3 will be around that time too. I think Nintendo will be
> looking to cut costs significantly in order to stay alive. Very
> possible the GC will be there last full size console.
>
> I doubt you've thought your logic through well enough. Nintendo have
> learnt a lot with the GameCube, and they've already confirmed that
> it's successor is well into development with innovative enhancements
> other than increasing its power. Their next console could very well
> be their return to dominance within the industry.

Its easy to read broken down
Sun 02/05/04 at 16:57
Regular
"Trouble (TRBL)"
Posts: 51
Mav wrote:
> Macintosh wrote:
> With Nintendo GC being thrashed by Sony and with XBox offering an
> alternative
>
> To be fair, the GC is outselling the Xbox on a worldwide scale and
> Nintendo are making a tidy profit, with sales continuing to rise due
> to the pre-Christmas price cut and deals.
>
> I think Nintendo are already have a difficult time. When the PSP
> (Sony
> hand held) is launched, Nintendo will be under even more pressure -
> I
> think a lot of people are going to get PSP's. T think that will be a
> much much bigger sucsess than Nintendos new hand held.
>
> I doubt it somehow. The Game Boy is actually a more recognised brand
> name than the Playstation, and look how the N-Gage fared - offered
> all, bought by none. People evidently want a good, handheld games
> machine, not an overpriced multi-media portable entertainment
> system.
>
> And on the subject of the DS, that won't be the handheld Nintendo pit
> against the PSP. Nintendo have even said that they aren't expecting
> large sales with it - it will be considered a success if some people
> buy it and find it enjoyable to play. Currently, the GBA 2 is under
> development and that will be released as their next main handheld
> console.
>
> And PS3 will be around that time too. I think Nintendo will be
> looking to cut costs significantly in order to stay alive. Very
> possible the GC will be there last full size console.
>
> I doubt you've thought your logic through well enough. Nintendo have
> learnt a lot with the GameCube, and they've already confirmed that
> it's successor is well into development with innovative enhancements
> other than increasing its power. Their next console could very well
> be their return to dominance within the industry.

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