I Revisited One Of My Childhood Video Game Consoles And Here's What Happened
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I Revisited One Of My Childhood Video Game Consoles And Here's What Happened

Yes, it was the GameCube.

I Revisited One Of My Childhood Video Game Consoles And Here's What Happened

Rivaled only by the SEGA Dreamcast, the Nintendo GameCube has to be the most underrated console yet. Funnily enough the Gamecube only really started building up popularity after the Wii came out, sending the console into obscurity. There are some hidden gems that were released on this console: Legend of Zelda: Windwaker, Super Mario Sunshine, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Chibi-Robo, Animal Crossing, the list goes on and on. With that being said, I sold my GameCube a year or two ago because I thought I wouldn't use it ever again, how foolish. I ironically wanted to revisit the console after I realized how much there was to the Gamecube like everyone treated the GameCube when it was released.

With the quarantine still going on, the stupid government doesn't count game stores as "essential stores" and I also "don't know" how to use "quotation marks" correctly. That being said my only options for having the slightest chance to revisit the GameCube were to shop on eBay and Facebook Marketplace. Side note I love the Facebook marketplace because it's filled with people who just want whatever they're selling out of their hands and they don't take into account the worth of what they're selling. For instance, I actually got my indigo GameCube bundled with two games and a controller for $50 which probably doesn't sound like much, but that's a steal in my book.

The longer I own a GameCube (again), the more I want to experience the games that were originated and in most cases are stranded on that console. There is a slight slight problem with that, and it's that everyone who owned a Gamecube at one point is in the exact same boat. It's damn near impossible to find a game you want to play on the GameCube that is under $60. Why is that? Because people recognize the worth of some games and ramp the price up because they know people are still going to pay for it. "Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door" is quite possibly my favorite game of all time, but every single copy I see is asking for $70+ and I'm just not sure if that's worth it to drop more than I paid for for the console itself just to replay it. This happens to be the case for almost every game I see on eBay, and I can't help but wonder how much money I would make if I sold my games that I didn't play anymore. In the case that you do somehow find a game you like in a good price range, it's probably broken. I purchased a copy of Pokemon Colosseum and when the copy arrived it not only wasn't in its original box, but it didn't work. I emailed the guy I bought it from and we were able to arrange a refund but what if he decided he didn't want to do that? That would've been $35 down the drain and there would be nothing I could do about it.

eBay bickering aside the GameCube is a genuinely great console and I can't wait to eventually play the amazing library of games it has to offer. But until that point, I'll be waiting, patiently, every waking moment for that sweet sweet copy of Pokemon Colosseum to be spun in my console.

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