Nintendo has officially pulled the plug on GameCube. Say bye bye to the big purple box. Why was it discontinued? Well, Nintendo’s other babies are just simply doing better than GameCube and games are better too in the other consoles – not to say that GameCube has bad games, in fact some of their games are real good to play. So it’s not suprising that GameCube’s sales have been dwindling for a while now.
Well, it turns out there’s a perfectly good explanation for the GameCube’s spiraling numbers. GameDaily’s interview was with none other than Perrin Kaplan, Nintendo of America’s doyenne of publicity. With surprising frankness, she told the AOL-owned publication straight-out that Nintendo has officially pulled the plug on its perky purple box.
“Are we producing any more GameCubes? No,” Kaplan said bluntly. “But do we have the inventory there for people to still purchase? Yes.” She went on to also say that Nintendo is no longer developing any GameCube titles, which is tantamount to a deathblow for the first-party-game-dependent console.
“You’re a core gamer; you wouldn’t buy a GameCube. It’s not aimed at you anymore,” she continued. “But it’s still a great starter system because of all the great games.”
Bye bye GameCube!
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A week ago Muken and I went to the Tokyo Game Show 2006. Games are sometimes somewhat interesting but don’t usually look too nice in photos, and the only interesting stuff in my humble non-hardcore-gamer-otaku opinion was the Sony pavillion, but they put signs everywhere to forbid pictures to be shot.
So, I went with the crowd, and shot the booth girls instead…
See all 70 girls in this photoset.
(More after the jump…)
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Sock Master has published a game console controller family tree (in other words, a visual history of console joysticks and gamepads) with family relations, pictures, and comments.
If you remember your first Atari or if your first console was a PS2, anyway you should go get inspired…
If you have seen too much of Star Wars episode III and you wish there was a new trailer with beautiful space fighting around, start smiling now. The new Metroid is being released today, and Nintendo is of course advertising it (although not so heavily, in my opinion). They made an official site
, and two trailers:
Metroid Prime2 Dark Echoes Official Trailer 1
This one is longer and heavier (10MB). But it also has the voice over in Japanese that makes it half cool and half corny…
Metroid Prime2 Dark Echoes Trailer 2
This is the TV commercial. Shorter and lighter (2MB).
Retail price is 6,800 Yen (approx. 68$)
Capcom has announced they will release a PlayStation 2 version of Resident Evil 4 in 2005. It was originally planned to be available only on the GameCube, but to Sony’s PlayStation2 owners will also be able to play it.
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