Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Glorious Purple Lunchbox

Welcome to my new blog, devoted entirely to Nintendo's little box that could. I will be periodically posting articles that make you feel really bad about selling your Gamecube a few years back, by showing you some of the system's greatest games, coolest accessories, and features you probably have never heard of before. You will soon see that the Gamecube is a much better console than most people give it credit for. So, I would like to start by taking some of your questions.

Q: Why are you talking about the Gamecube? Isn't it that awful kiddie console Nintendo used to make?

A: First of all, fuck you. Second, you just don't know the system well enough. The Nintendo Gamecube was a console that ultimately lost the console wars to the Playstation 2 and Xbox, but that doesn't mean it is a bad system. It had some of the most original and creative titles of the generation as exclusives, and often had superior versions of games that were also released on the Playstation 2. It also had an efficient and comfortable controller, made it a formidable contender, at the very least. I will elaborate on all of these topics in later blog posts, but I just want to summarize them now. Anyway, all these things and more make the Gamecube one of my favorite consoles.

Q: Well, if you admit that the PS2 and Xbox won the console wars, then why don't you write about them?

A: You're missing the point. I am trying to argue that the Gamecube can be just as good, if not better than those consoles, depending on how you look at it. Every console has its advantages and disadvantages, and the Gamecube is no exception. For example, look at a game like the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Here, the Gamecube was able to keep up with graphics meant for the Wii, a next-gen console. The game looked better than most Xbox games, and is a clear example of the largely-unused power that the 'Cube had under its hood.

Q: When will you write about [insert game name here]?

A: That depends. Is it a good game? If so, I will probably write about it eventually.

So, that just about wraps up the introduction. I will be posting some real articles here soon, so keep on the lookout for them. I will also probably fix up the appearance of the blog, too. It is looking kind of bland right now, so I think I will add some stuff to make it more relevant to the topic at hand. Until next time, this is lisalover1, signing off.

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