Well, I finally got a GameCube. Granted, the only reason I got it was because of the $100 Gift Certificate to Best Buy I received from my credit card company. So, I bought the broadband adapater, memory card, and Phantasy Star Online for it. I got it all hooked up and I was able to stream some of the games to the gamecube. Most of the games worked fine, but granted, it’s a wee bit more of a hack than on the xbox.
Now, this morning, I’m questioning my decision. The system was free for me (minus tax), however, the other 3 things added over $100. I think I’m going to return everything and just use the $100 Best Buy gift card to buy cd’s instead. The nice thing about the xbox, is that I can use it for other things (i.e. streaming music to my reciever and speakers from my server upstairs), but the GameCube can only be used for games and I don’t game that much. Once the initial fun wears off, it will just sit around collecting dust. Heck, the xbox does that enough on it’s own. Thankfully the xbox is easy to repackage, and I’ll just return it to Best Buy. The other stuff (minus the game) might be a little harder, since it’s some great packaging that you have to destroy to actually get the product out.
Hopefully EBGames will take them back, otherwise ebay here we come!
I guess this marks the end for the gamecube category.