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Hosts Mike Laine & Neil Gilbert memorialize and remember the Nintendo GameCube and the early 2000s while attempting to read the back of 555 cases. Tune in every Thursday to hear us talk with some of our favourite people and learn new things.

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Episode 52: Puzzle Games

June 3, 2021

Match tiles! Pop bubbles! Help Dr Mario pop pills! Puzzle Games are among the best selling video games of all time, from GameBoy classics like Tetris to mobile crazes like Candy Crush. Everyone has a connection to a puzzle video game they had on their phones or handheld consoles to keep their mind off of whatever commute you were trapped in. Mike and Neil sit down this week to talk about the 8 puzzle games that found their way on to the GameCube. For better or worse, there were variations of Tetris, Super Bubble Pop and Bust-a-Move on the purple lunch box. None of them went down as GameCube classics but The GameCube Was Cool are here to talk about them anyways!

Episode 51: Hunting & Fishing Games

May 27, 2021

Pack up your fishing rod and put on your camo pants, Mike and Neil are here to cover the great outdoor experiences on the GameCube! From Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge to Cabela's Big Adventure, there are a total of give of these games for the CUbe and although we don't know a lot about hunting or fishing games, someone who does, friend of the show Marty joins us at 35:12 to give his thoughts and some fun facts. Marty and the boys also talk about the future of this genre by bringing up games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Long Dark which have become big hits in the community. Sit back, grab a Bass Pro Shop hat and enjoy the episode!

Episode 50: Launch Day 2.0

May 20, 2021

It's been exactly one year since Mike & Neil began the podcast and are celebrating this with their 50th mainline episode! The boys are revisiting the games from their very first episode (Launch Day 1.0) and taking you back in time to November 18th 2001 to discuss five of the Cube's launch games. That includes Batman Vengeance, Crazy Taxi, Wave Race, Super Monkey Ball, and of course Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader. The show starts off with some Q & A from listeners to celebrate a year of the pod with questions like "what games would you play with Keanu Reeves?" and "who beats who in Nightfire?". Here's to another 50 episodes!

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Darkened Skye: The Best Place to Hide Candy From Younger Siblings

Darkened Skye: The Best Place to Hide Candy From Younger Siblings

Do you know that feeling you get when you find an onion ring in your french fries? Or how about when you wake up thinking it’s Monday but it is actually Saturday? How about popping in the latest RPG only to find out it is a very long advertisement for candy? Just a bit of an awkward turn that we may only have ever experienced in video games once in the history of the medium.    

Darkened Skye is an action RPG released on the Nintendo Gamecube on November 16th 2002. The box art would be enticing to any fan of Dungeons and Dragons board games or the Lord of the Rings novels. But shortly after starting the game and getting through the opening cut-scene,  players expecting a quest of orcs and dragons- will still get that experience, along with a plot centered around the Skittles’  ‘Taste the Rainbow’ campaign of the mid to late 1990s.    

Never before has such a game been released where the licensed product is not in the title, the game description on the case, or on the cover art in ANY way. Show me 12 M+M games and I will give you $10 for every game I guess is a farming simulator.    

I would dare ANY game developer in 2020 to release a 100 hour RPG on the PS5 for $89.99 only to one hour in have the women from Progressive Insurance tell me  to go on a side quest to save her village from being decimated by an army of skeletons with the help of the Hamburger Helper glove.    

Darkened Skye is not a stellar game to play. There are games that control better on the GameCube, and are nicer to look at too. But when a video game can slap us in the face with a surprise like this, I have to tip my hat to the developer and publisher. I say we Kickstart a ‘Sour Skittle’ sequel!

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