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    Couldn't Wii have been a $60 GameCube peripheral???

    After trying out Zelda twilight princess and the included Wii sport games, I feel a little bit cheated by Nintendo.

    Graphics are no better than that of GameCube games. I am very impressed with the control of the Wii Remote + Nunchuck combination, but it just makes me wonder why Wii couldn't have been a $60 GameCube peripheral instead of a $250 next generation console.

    I think a peripheral with a sensor bar + wireless remote + nunchuck controller that gets plugged into a GameCube controller port could have achieved the exact same gaming experience as Wii for a whole lot less money than $250.

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    I'm no genius, but I think that in order for the Wii Remote to work with the gamecube, something would have to be installed into the GC which would cost more money and would take forever because you'd have to send in your GC or something like that. Unless I'm wrong and the Wii Remote could be easily added to the Gamecube somehow.
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    who really cares about graphics anyways. if you care so much get a xbox 360

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    Impossible, GC would have to have bluetooth added along with the processing power to handle tracking up to four wii motes and their associated gyro/accelometer data. That's a lot of calulating power that has to be dedicated to motion sensing that is translated to on screen motions. Now go and add built in WiFi, a fullsize DVD-Rom drive (can't have all the new game data on the next gen games be packed on a GC disc of 1.5gb when most are using 4gb+), an extra co-processor or two to bump up the GC's proccessing power to handle all the new games, and some sort of storage to handle Virtual Console downloads. You'd end up with a very gaudy looking gamecube with a crapload of extension modules hanging out of it.

    On top of that the first batch of launch games aren't really taking full advantage of the system. In some cases the Wii matches the Xbox 360 in its capabilities. The most major being the shader pipeline and max poly's that the system can handle that nearly match the 360. Sure it can't do HD, but 480P can look surprisingly sharp.

    Just kick back and wait to see what first and third party games are going to be coming down the line before you chastise what could possibly be Nintendo's greatest console in over 10 years.
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    Couldn't the Gamecube just have been a N64 with an extra hardware attachment? [/sarcam]


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    Feel free to sell me your Wii if you no longer want it! I will give you your 60 bucks for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scream
    Feel free to sell me your Wii if you no longer want it! I will give you your 60 bucks for it.
    I will be returning my Wii for a full refund. I'll take $250 over your $60. Thanks for the offer

    Here is the reason for the return.

    http://www.wiichat.com/nintendo-wii-...switching.html

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    are you gonna get a new 1?

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    i dunno, I feel good with the work out and all, not to mention the xbox par details.... playability is really more fun to me
    If the Xbox 360 console falls and hits someone, especially a small child, it could cause serious injury.

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    ^^ what are you talking about??

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