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Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Nintendo GameCube...
Straight from the airport I rushed to my brother's place out in deepest Hertfordshire. Why? Well he'd just got back from New York and bought me a little present. A little 5" cube aka a Nintendo GameCube! Whoopee! He also got me an extra controller, a memory pack and two games: Luigi's Mansion and Wave Race. So Marky and I were up to the small hours playing with my new diminuative toy. The graphics are fantastic - better than I'd seen before. Still maintaining the cutesy Nintendo game style that I love and yet somehow everything was even more gorgeous and hyperreal than the N64. Interestingly the games seemed to play faster than I'd seen before too. This I think is because the US versions of game consols run at the US's 60Hz AC rather than the UK's 50Hz AC. I used a power stepper to transform the frequency and also to down the voltage from 240v to 110v. Crashing through Wave Race was quite an experience I can tell you. The new controllers have rumble packs built in which all adds to the fun. I can see me spending some late nights on this little baby.

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