Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Game' Over

Well, it finally happened this past weekend: I retired my Gamecube to the gaming closet and now the Wii has officially taken its place full-time.

Although contrary to popular opinion, I loved my 'cube. I bought more games for it than I did my XBOX (though not quite as many as my PS2). Super Mario Sunshine, Resident Evil IV, Pikmin, Eternal Darkness, Pokemon Colosseum, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Metroid Prime, Tales of Symphonia and Viewtiful Joe are just a few of the great games I enjoyed on the system. In fact, I wouldn't even be retiring it if the Wii weren't backwards compatible with Gamecube titles, including all the hardware and accessories. Because of this, I fully intend to finish some of the GC titles I never got around to, like Metroid Prime 2 : Echoes and Paper Mario 2, via the Wii. And those little discs it used might not have been practical from a memory standpoint, but they sure were cute (and back to being practical if they ever make a handheld Gamecube, although impractical again after seeing how optical media has hampered the PSP).

Goodbye, faithful Gamecube. You served me well, and will live on in the Wii.

Now it's time to start thinking about retiring that huge, space-consuming, original XBOX...


At 10:48 AM, fig said...

i want your og xbox!

At 9:53 PM, jefbot said...

you know me - should it be retired, the xbox will be absorbed into the collective with the other game machines, toys, comics and collectibles. if i find the xbox absolutely needs a new home however, you have dibs.


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