Pick your poison /v/
Had a Silver originally, but it got stolen so I replaced it with the Pokemon GoD bundle.
It's not different at all.
I always wanted Spice, but it never came to the US. So I settled with Indigo because it came with Mario Sunshine for a good deal. I later got bored as an autistic teen and took it apart and painted it silver (looked like the real Platinum) and got controllers to match.
No digital video out if you're one of the 3 people in the world that actually own the 480p GC component cables
I own the silver xD cube as well as my original black one.
>mfw I got this + Melee strategy guide as my welcome home present after summer vacation
>mfw the later half of 6th gen you could buy a gamecube with a free new game bundled for 100 bucks
Those were the days, back when you could buy a console that's a couple years old and have it not still be so expensive. And the pack-ins were full-fledged physical releases. Not digital preloaded bullshit
>The Wii was made in many fun colours.
Since when. It was a very long time before you could buy a non-white wii.
Which sucks because when they first unveiled the Revolution, they had a rainbow of different colors to choose from. Personally I remember wanting to get that baller-as-fuck lime green one.
>you will never be a kid/adolescent learning about all those cool japanese characters/games through trophy descriptions, while listening to that bgm, ever again
That was probably the coolest part of Melee for me.
Pearl cube, spice orange controllers.
Never could get my hands on a proper pearl system. I just painted mine white.
To use as a weapon
>mfw a kid at my middle school got jumped outside of school by other kids with a gamecube
>Didn't know the requirements to unlock Mewtwo
>Click 20 hours into the game while playing with a friend
>We chimp out when we see who challenges us
I want those days back. I still remember discussing Giga Bowser on the bus and whether that kid was making up bullshit again.
Because "mature colors for mature gamers such as myself" that's also why all consoles look like a VHS nowadays.
I did own a black and blue one, but both died for no good reason
now I own a silver one which works perfectly fine
orange would be nice too, especially with the orange gameboyplayer
My friend has a silver one, problem is the paint comes off it ery easily so you ended up with this horrible white platic showing through underneath.
The purple and black gamecubes weren't painted, the plastic itself was a different colour so they never faded.
Bashing a home invader in the face.
But yeah, made it easily to carry around. Why? Maybe you had that one friend who was poor but his parents were super awesome and let everyone hang out in the living room playing vidya when there wasn't school the next day.
nintendo assumed the following
>most children would have friends
>those children would visit each other's homes
>not all friends in a group would have a console
>the friends that did have a console would be allowed/willing to bring it with them to their friend's home
>putting a handle on the main unit somehow would make it easier to carry the other components at the same time
>that the console was going to be too big to fit in a bag with the other components
that or it's actually a bumper so if it's pushed up against a wall the cables don't get bent.
I've been thinking about just importing an orange gamecube. They're totally regionfree right? I'm wondering about what kind of difficulties I might encounter playing american games on a japanese Gamecube
>only consoles on my shelf that aren't piano black are my PS1 and green N64
I'd like to get some more color variety some day. I always really wanted one of those cherry red Wiis
Maybe I should just take to painting my consoles
Honestly, not by much. Processor in Xbox was the best among the 3, but side by side GC and Xbox were pretty similar in specs. Just that GC was hampered by manlet discs instead of using regular DVDs like Xbox and PS2.
Honestly because the other colors are dull and the purple is so iconic, I'd just stay with purple. It's fitting for such a goofy, adorable little console. The GC is the first console I bought myself and I suffered a lot to get it, but in the end it's one of my favorite consoles overall even if I know there are objectively better ones out there.
I forgot about the wii drought. I wanted one right away but ended up coming in to best buy really early on a shipment day in like february or march to get mine.
In hindsight, what a mistake that was. Wii didn't even get any decent games until the 2nd year onward. So for the first year, all I had to bother with were fucking red steel and wii sports and shit like that. There was also zelda TP, but I should've known that the gamecube version was superior and just bought that. I thought the wii version would actually have superior graphics and awesome motion controls.
At least it already meant I had TP ready so I could install softmods when the twilight hack came out
>that split second clip of Krillin at the beginning
And it ran at 60fps.
It was a tad more powerful, but took more work to utilize it. Something to do with how the Gecko handled shaders and Xbox had normal mapping. My memory is fuzzy though. RE4 and Metroid Prime looked amazing.
I don't think I've ever been more let down by a system then with the Wii. Bought into the hype and got it at launch, but it basically became a dedicated emulator box and smash machine for when friends came over. Waiting six month at a time between anything interesting was asinine.
I remember that packaging being the greatest thing I ever saw. Also debated getting one just for the MP2 demo and returning it.
>nintendo assumed that the console was going to be too big to fit in a bag with the other components
The GameCube fits rather perfectly in any old school backpack. I think it's just a neat thing to be able to pull it out of one by its handle with just one hand instead of reaching in with both hands to lift it.
It's the console that made me come to two revelations
1) never buy a system at launch, no exceptions. Always wait at least a year or two, preferably longer
2) the more successful the console maker is, the less effort they put into their first party support. Systems like the gamecube had an amazing first party lineup because it was nintendo's low point (until the Wii U) and they were busting their asses off trying to make stellar games to get people to buy the system. In contrast, when a system is doing well, the company doesn't need to worry about pumping out hit after hit because people are clamoring for the system anyway. Why would nintendo bother with extra development when wiis are selling like hotcakes? Just like how PS4 is selling a lot right now, so sony doesn't feel the need to bother too much with first party games.
I didnt get my Wii until Christmas the next year, and by then it had Prime 3 and Galaxy to play.
>he doesnt have the coin
>you can get a ps4 in any color you want, as long as it's black.
If your console is so good why do you spend more time shitposting about it than playing it?
You realize that those numbers come from Sony, right? That's millions of consoles that have been ordered, by stores. fuck off with your Nintendogaf shit, GC was a great console, don't get buttblasted when people talk about it.
>What's your favorite NGC color
>PS4 SOLD 40 MILLION WE DID IT #SONYDOMINATION PKEKS, NINTODDLERS AND XBROS ON SUICIDE WATCH!!!11 :^) :^) :^)
Gee i wonder why?
That's what I mean. I didn't get anything out of it until a year later when I was able to play Metroid and Mario. I should've just waited until then. Because I bought it early when there were no games, I ended up buying bullshit like red steel just because there was nothing else
>GC component cables
wew lad, did you buy those back in the day from nintendo or were you an absolute mad man and paid 300 bucks online?
I can't tell you how pissed I was when I wanted to buy some and found out their obscene price. REally sucks too because I knew they existed way back in the day when I read about them in an old nintendo power, but I didn't understand different inputs and signals so I ignored them. Really kicked myself in the ass for not ordering some.
Got this bad boy after my classic purple died on me one day.
my dad promised me a smoke controller and i never got one. my sister got the sick grape which is why i wanted smoke
All of those are pretty fuckin good
with green being the least cool
I had a silver one. My friend had an orange one. I'm pretty sure it's imported. I didn't know that it was Japan only until this thread.
ok sure if mario64 and zelda are the only games you ever want to play
>all those shit replies
truth is most people want something that fits in with the rest of the shit under their television
you dont put bright orange, red, purple, next to the other big black boxes (cable, uh, whatever else people have under their tv)
I wanted an orange one so much, fucking japs keeping all the good colors for themselves.
Picked up the black instead.
A while later I saw an orange gba at some shitty videogame store, but I already had a white one of those.
I'm trying very hard not to buy a gamecube, my current gen backlog is big enough as is, you guys are not making that easy
On some level I feel like see-through game consoles would inspire more kids to get into computers and hardware since its universally rad as fuck to look at
but I suppose the video games themselves already do that
>had my tonsils removed in 2nd grade
>was fucked up post surgery for 2 weeks
>parents bought me a gamecube during that time
>still have it
anyone else know this specific feel
I got this one. Don't have the game anymore though, since I traded it in because I was too stupid to understand what to do.
Or white, or tacky Taco Bell gold. I'm planning on getting a skin for mine.
Had a original grey growing up. I remember my brother's friend had two(translucent blue and orange) and gave us the blue one, it was the mid 2000's so he didn't care about them that much. We still joke about how that's the only good thing to come from that friendship. I wish it was more of this color then the cyan color it actually is.
Gamecubes can die? I've never even heard of one dying before.