Game Cube & Xbox

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  1. zcaps57

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    Hi. :)

    I'm thinking of importing one of these.

    Which one should I go for ?

    Any opinions, comments would be appreciated.
    :D
     
  2. ashearer

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    Now there's a question......

    Personally, I have gone for the Gamecube. I am a big console fan and already have an N64, DC and PS2. I am a big fan of Nintendo. They have games that will never be on other systems. GoldenEye, Zelda, Mario etc.

    The XBox will have a lot of PC ports as it is based on the same architecture and a lot of games that will be on the PS2. It is also the size of a video recorder compared to GC as it has the hard drive etc. You should also be able to get the GC a lot cheaper than the XBox. Try www.goblindirect.com or www.lik-sang.com. Games I can recommend for the GC are Smash Bros Melee, Super Monkey Ball and Wave Race.

    Hope this helps.
    Andy
     
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    Hi Eric
    It's too close to call without some further information.
    Have you had consoles before? If so which games did you enjoy?

    If not, then it becomes even more difficult. I personally, if I could only have one would go for the GC but I know perfectly well that if a killer app comes out for xbox that I'll end up with both (all three!).

    At the end of the day I know that I couldn't be a gamer and miss out on the classics like Mario/Zelda.

    Of no help at all
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    I went for the Gamecube

    Great machine.

    Star Wars
    Super \Monkey Ball
    Virtua Striker 2
    resident evil 0,1,2,3 and 4 coming
    mario
    zelda
     
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    thanks for the advice folks. :)

    I used to be a big console fan.
    I used to have Sega Mega Drive, Saturn, Dreamcast, Nintendo SuperFamicom, NEC PC Engine, SONY PS1 and PS2. (missed out n64)

    I haven't been into console game area for about 2 yrs, and I'm about to catch up. :D

    I think I'm leaning towards Nintendo Game Cube. I miss their games like Mario, Zelda, Donkey kong etc... :D

    When I get my cube, I'll let you know, how I like it. :D

    Thanks again folks. :D
     
  6. tryingtimes

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    Eric
    While you're waiting you might want to pick up a cheap N64 with Mario and Zelda, ocarina of time.
    They are still better than anything on the PS2!
    You could probaably get it all for less than £60 and sell it for as much afterwards.

    Just a thought
    Enjoy your cube
    Alex
     
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    nice, nice idea!:D
    BTW, I'll need a stepdown converter for imported cube, won't I ?

    Thanks Alex!
    :D :) ;)
     
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    If you're in the UK you will, yes.
    Some importers supply them with it eg Lik-sang.
    So it might be worth a double-check
    Also try and get one that has the US-Jap switch on it so that you can play imports from both those terratories.

    Good luck
    Alex
     
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    Thanks, Alex.

    I'm gonna order from www.lik-sang.com.
    Can't wait till I get my hands on the cube. :D
     
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    What games are you going for?
     
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    Lik-sang are excellent. A couple of things to note:

    1. You will be charged for tax when it arrives. Mine was about £60.

    2. The switch for going between US and Jap isn't obvious. It is in the grill on the back of the GC.

    3. Games I would recommend are Super Monkey Ball (addictive), Smash Bros Melee (great fun) and Wave Race. Rogue Squadron looks the dogs but I didn't rate the game. In fact, if you want it at a cheap price ;)

    4. Best connection you can get is S-Video. Might be worth ordering the lead at the same time.

    One other option is to go to www.goblindirect.com. They are based in the UK and do a build a bundle kit which looks superb. I have always received great service from them.

    Hope this helps.
    Andy
     
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    Thanks for the advice, Andy.

    I've decided to order Super Monkey Ball, Smash Bros Melee, and Luigie's Mension. :)

    I'm ordering component video cable as well. Since this connection is the best for my projector.

    60 quid for tax. :(
    It looks like still ordering from lik-sang is cheaper than from gobindirect.
     
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    Apparently http://www.ncsx.com will take steps to avoid duty (if you ask them via email).
    They are only a little more expensive that Lik-sang and I've heard lots of good reports especially when it was first released.

    I found this out on the Edge forums http://www.futureforums.co.uk/edge/ do a search for lik-sang and ncsx and I'm sure you'll find out lots

    Hope that helps
    Alex
     
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    Thanks, Alex. :)

    I owe you one. :D
     
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    Just curious why would you want to import a GC rather than buy a Pal version. You would not need step down convertors ect. I suspect there are good reasons.
     
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    For me it's the timing issue - I want the best games (Mario, Zelda, etc) as soon as they are released in my language.
    PAL releases will always be a few months behind the US. Until this changes I will continue to import.

    There are other reasons such as poor PAL conversions and higher prices (not true with the GC by the sounds of it) but fo me it's just impatience:D
     
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    Same reason for me. Nintendo have been historically bad at supporting Europe. Excitebike 64 had a year gap between US and UK releases!

    Over the years, PAL conversions seem to have got better but there will always be a gap between Japanese/US and European release dates.
     
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    URGENT!!!

    Have you order from lik-sang. If so then good but write to them via email. If you ask them they will reduce the INVOICE amount by half. (as if goods were second hand or old stock)

    This will reduce the customs duty £60 to about £35. They did it for me


    (ii) also make sure you order the US versions of the game, quite easy to order wrong version from lik-sang. Persoonally I would buy the games from cduniverse.com. Cheap and good delivery. (use $14 delivery option)
     
  19. ashearer

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    I agree about ordering games from Lik-Sang. They don't have such a good US range. I order mine from www.goblindirect.com. £46.99 and I have always had excellent service.
     
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    THANKS !!
    I'm going to order it sometime next week. :)

    As you've advised, I'll indeed e-mail them.
    :D

    Thanks again.
     

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