Saturday, October 28, 2006

Alex's Top 50 GameCube Games

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Do you hear that? It's the sound of yet another console generation passing us by. And what a beautiful one it was. Cel-shaded Zelda, first-person Metroid, Hot Coffee, and stupid bongo drums. With Xbox Live, we could finally experience the joys of Chuck E. Cheese in our very own home.

Fuck it, I miss the '80s.

For the past few weeks, I've been looking back on the GameCube and its rather small library. Sure, GameCube owners got the short end of the stick this gen, but would you really rather play 900 random first-person shooters and GTA knockoffs over Pikmin? The answer is, according to sales and statistics, yes. But anyway, I decided to rank my top 100 GameCube games... then it hit me. I don't have 100 favorite GameCube games. I hardly own 30 GameCube games. So we'll have to settle for 50.

I didn't include direct ports, unless it was an enhanced version of a game from this or a previous generation.

50. Starfox Adventures
49. Sonic Heroes
48. Space Raiders
47. Chibi-Robo
46. 1080° Avalanche
45. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
44. Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
43. Bomberman Generation
42. Odama
41. Geist
40. Mario Superstar Baseball
39. Luigi's Mansion
38. Wario World
37. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
36. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
35. Battalion Wars
34. Ikaruga
33. Wave Race: Blue Storm
32. Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
31. Resident Evil Remake
30. Pac-Man Vs.
29. Baten Kaitos
28. Skies of Arcadia Legends
27. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
26. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
25. Super Monkey Ball 2
24. Mario Power Tennis
23. Super Mario Strikers
22. Killer 7
21. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
20. Pikmin 2
19. Starfox: Assault
18. Viewtiful Joe 2
17. Soul Calibur II
16. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
15. F-Zero GX
14. Mario Kart: Double Dash
13. Animal Crossing
12. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
11. Super Monkey Ball
10. Pikmin
9. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
8. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
7. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
6. Viewtiful Joe
5. Super Mario Sunshine
4. Metroid Prime
3. Resident Evil 4
2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
1. Super Smash Bros. Melee



P.S. I'm still mad at you, Nintendo, for not releasing the spice GameCube over here in North America. I shall get my revenge by buying a Wii on launch day, along with additional colors and special editions afterwards. Take that!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Wii Countdown begins. In less than a month, the console hits stores, so what does Target do? They taunt me. Without mercy they taunt me with several random Wii related products, some of which are useless until November 19th, like controller skins. Other stuff, like giftcards, cases, CD wallets, and what appears to be backpacks are also on shelves. Of course I'm far too weak to pass up on an opportunity to purchase something with the Nintendo seal of approval on it, so here is what I got:

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Holy crap. Wii pins and Dog tags. Is $24.99 too much for a novelty? Not at all when you're as obsessed with stuff like this as I am, which I think has been proven by the following picture:

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---Double J

Friday, October 20, 2006

Welcome To Video Armageddon!

Welcome, I'm one half of the official Video Armageddon crew, Double J. If you've found this page before Oct. 31st, you're awesome. If you are reading this AFTER Oct. 31st, welcome. This is the official outlet for any and all Video Armageddon features. Reviews, articles, rants and ramblings, this is where it goes. This site was created as an outlet for myself and Alex. Also, we like videogames, and wanted our own forums, so score there too. We also wanted to get into E3, but now, that plan is fucking blown to bits. Oh well.

---Double J