Help me, electrical engineers: What kind of connector does the Gamecube use for its Digital A/V port? How do I find out who made the connector for Nintendo? [more inside]
posted by LightStruk
on Jun 23, 2010 -
I grow weary of hard games and/or games that require massive investment of time and energy for any payoff. Please recommend easy, casual video games for me. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus
on Mar 29, 2010 -
I have an old GameCube that, until recently, has been chilling with my best friend halfway across the country. Having moved into a new apartment, I thought longingly about the fun I had farming in Harvest Moon, trotting about as Mario, commandeering Link through various worlds, winning the heart of Zel... the point is, that I'm getting it back. [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette
on Jan 26, 2010 -
My son and I love playing in the cars on Lego Batman: The Video Game (Wii). What other "vehicle toy" games are there? [more inside]
posted by BaxterG4
on Mar 17, 2009 -
I have a gamecube but the only game I have enjoyed immensely is Resident Evil 4. Didn't like the other Resident Evil games' controls and such. Any other games for the 'cube that you can recommend that are first person shooter, whether it be horror/sci-fi like Resiident Evil 4 or maybe a crime game? (Kinda over the WW2 games)...Man, I am a cynical gamecuber, ay...thanks for you thoughts and suggestions. I really appreciate it as I try to get as much use out of this cube as I can.
posted by snap_dragon
on Dec 27, 2008 -
I'm 40ish. I know nothing about modern gaming. I used to love adventure games back in the 80s like Zak McKraken, KGB and Thermonuclear Wargames. I have some time on my hands and want to take the plunge into the modern world of gaming. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by vizsla
on Sep 22, 2008 -
Are GameCubes becoming obsolete? Everytime a new game comes out that I think my son would like, I find that it's not being made for the GC platform. Should I purchase a different system?
posted by Tim McDonough
on Jul 22, 2008 -
Do you like the original Super Smash Brothers
, for Nintendo 64, more than the sequel, Super Smash Brothers Melee
? If so, why? [more inside]
posted by phaded
on Mar 5, 2008 -
Can anyone recommend a good mail-in service that will repair/resurface DVDs or Game Cube disks? [more inside]
posted by cgk
on Dec 21, 2007 -
Have you ever seen the blue spiny shell that locks on to the leader in Mario Kart referred to as a 'Master Shell'? [more inside]
posted by ulotrichous
on Dec 7, 2006 -
My wife and I like hanging out and playing console adventure games together for fun, but we've run out of things to play. [more inside]
posted by BorgLove
on Sep 4, 2006 -
eBay Supply & Demand question: I'm trying to get hold of some Gamecube Component video cables, which have recently gone out of production and are going for outlandish auction prices. If I wait it out, will demand decrease and the prices go down, or will this item just become even harder to find and therefore even more expensive? [more inside]
posted by Monster_Zero
on Jun 6, 2006 -
I absolutely loved playing Pikmin 1 & 2 on Gamecube. What other games would I like? [more inside]
posted by azuma
on May 26, 2006 -
We have a family GameCube
and the kids want a dance game. Apparently Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix will be unavailable in North America for several months, and when I go to Best Buy and look at all of the stuff I feel old and confused. Could you suggest a good GC compatible dance pad (that I could pick up retail) as well as DDR-type titles for the GC so my kids can get happy? Thanks --chris
posted by cgk
on Jan 26, 2006 -
Calling all Nintendo Gamecube owners! Should I buy Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
for the GCN? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Nov 17, 2005 -
My Gamecube will no longer recognize any disc put in it, I just get the configuration screen as if there was no disc inserted. Is it (for practical purposes) toast?
posted by spartacusroosevelt
on Jun 26, 2005 -
Just bought a used Gamecube and basically every time I try to play it, the device freezes. If I leave it off for a long period of time, I can play for longer before it freezes. I suppose that means it's an overheating issue. I can see some dust inside, but can't get in to clean and check it out because I don't have a Nintendo security bit. Also, right around the time it freezes, the graphics corrupt. Any ideas on how to remedy the problem?
posted by JPowers
on Jun 4, 2005 -
I am addicted to the GameCube game, Animal Crossing. I want to make a copy of my town, and send it to my sister, who is also addicted. It won't let me copy the memory card - is there a way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Futurehouse
on Mar 21, 2005 -
Zeldafilter - Can anyone tell me where Makar goes if you die in the wind temple and then save? [more inside]
posted by quibx
on Mar 21, 2005 -
Got a GameCube and would like some players' feedback regarding building a library. [+]
posted by blueshammer
on Jan 12, 2005 -
Online Consumer Fraud:
Some time ago I purchased an imported Japanese GameCube game for someone on Buyritegames. However, I was stupid enough to be lured by its pricing on Froogle and did not check its reputation before hand. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by christin
on Jan 9, 2005 -
For starters, thanks to everyone who responded to my question
about taking the gaming system plunge. It was exceptionally helpful to my wife and I: now have the GameCube and accessories hidden safely for next week.
I was wondering if you have suggestions for titles that would be suitable for a first grade girl. The boys are easy, but our daughter likes painting/drawing and character/puzzle games like Spirit (about the animated horse movie) that are based more on helping. Harvest Moon was suggested, but I can't tell if that is too old for her and I can't get a good fix on the plot line. Any suggestions from the community would be much appreciated, thanks!
posted by cgk
on Dec 17, 2004 -
Well, the time appears to have finally come. With my kids starting to cross over the 10 threshold I am on the verge of caving in on the gaming console issue. As a kid who wanted an Atari 2600 but got a TI-99/4a it took me a while to realize that gaming consoles are now pretty much part of the background recreation matrix/social experience of kids and not an extravagant extra. Anyway, they get good grades and I wound up working for a while as a game programmer and it did not kill me.
So parenting aside, I was wondering if anyone could suggest some good sources of information on the three major platforms (XBox, GameCube, PS2). The kids told me that their friends mostly have PS2s and that they like the GameCube, but I just want to make sure that, say, in February the next generation of platform hardware won't come out and they stop production of titles for what we get. FWIW their tastes are Backyard sports games, Civilization 3, and Hobbit/Harry Potter type games -- but they remind me that playing those and Zaxxon on the family PC do not a gaming system make. Oh, and there any must-have accessories that we should take care of up front? Cheers.
posted by cgk
on Dec 6, 2004 -
VideoGameRecommendationFilter: I thought Goldeneye
was a great multiplayer game. What first-person-shooter for the Gamecube would y'all recommend as being the most like it and/or the most fun in terms of multiplayer?
posted by evinrude
on Aug 25, 2004 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a good Gamecube game for my mother - definitely a non-gamer. She's still working on using a controller, so I'm figuring something simple and fun may be best. Any thoughts?
posted by tirade
on May 13, 2004 -
My nephew's beloved Nintendo GameCube has started malfunctioning. It will play normally for "some period of time" and then stop, unable to read the disc. This happens regardless of the game. How do I get it fixed? Do
I get it fixed - or is this a case of just replacing-is-cheaper-than-reparing? Does it go back to Nintendo, or do I have to try and remember where the damned thing came from?
posted by JollyWanker
on Feb 28, 2004 -
The Super Bowl
is coming, I got an NFL game for my GameCube for Christmas, and I'm ready for some football! But while I know very well the rules of the game, I've never really understood the strategy and tactics, so I've never really felt like an armchair quarterback, much less a general of the field. What do all the X's and O's mean? How does
the QB read the defense correctly? I'm ready to go beyond watching the game and getting down into the nitty gritty of it all. Where do I start, short of going back in time to high school junior varsity?
posted by WolfDaddy
on Jan 15, 2004 -