The Nintendo GameCube was released shortly after the PS2 and the XBox. It features the smallest and finest design of the three. Although it's small in size it has comparable specs. With the introduction of the GameCube Nintendo finally broke up with the cartridges and used the cheaper optical disc technology. Nintendo used a proprietary disc which measures only 8cm. Therefore it didn't have DVD playback capabilities like PS2 and XBox. With the proper linkcable you could connect a Gameboy Advance to the GameCube. You could use it as an extra controller, screen or more. This idea was somewhat stolen from the visual memory module for the Dreamcast and the possibility to connect your NeoGeo Pocket to the Dreamcast. At the time of writing it's not sure if the GameCube will survive all the competition and if it will become a true classic. Hopefully it will beat the XBox.
What really makes the GameCube special for me is the fact that Nintendo paid me back the console. How did that happen? After I purchased the GameCube there was a possibility to get your money back by attending some kind of competition. One month later I received a letter(in dutch) explaining that I was one of the lucky bastards.
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