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The GameCube Was Cool

Memorializing the Nintendo GameCube, remembering the early 2000s, and attempting to read the back of 555 GameCube cases while talking with some of our favourite people. Hosted by Mike Laine & Neil Gilbert. Look for us every Thursday!
Memorializing the Nintendo GameCube, remembering the early 2000s, and attempting to read the back of 555 GameCube cases while talking with some of our favourite people. Hosted by Mike Laine & Neil Gilbert. Look for us every Thursday! << Show Less
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Easter Eggs in Video Games It's almost easter which means the boys are taking a break and going on their own easter egg hunt, but never fear, Side Mission 9 is here! Mike and Neil discuss the history of easter eggs, what the differences are between easter eggs and references, and talk about some of their earliest memories of discovering some of these secrets in games and other media. Of course there are plenty of fun secrets from GameCube games in here so spoiler alert if you want to go in completely blind to some of these games!
And of course a big shout out to Manscaped!
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Easter Eggs in Video Games It's almost easter which means the boys are taking a break and going on their own easter egg hunt, but never fear, Side Mission 9 is here! Mike and Neil discuss the history of easter eggs, what the differences are between easter eggs and references, and talk about some of their earliest memories of discovering some of these secrets in games and other media. Of course there are plenty of fun secrets from GameCube games in here so spoiler alert if you want to go in completely blind to some of these games!
And of course a big shout out to Manscaped!
Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code GAMECUBE at MANSCAPED.com!
Sonic Heroes & Shadow The Hedgehog Sonic Heroooooes!! A great theme song for a polarizing game. This week to celebrate the release of Shadow The Hedgehog 2, Mike & Neil look back on Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and even Big the Cat in this fun edition of the GameCube Was Cool. The boys are joined by enemy of the pod Ramon who briefly fills in for Neil after a meltdown, and Marcelo of GameCube Galaxy, an amazing YouTube channel that basically does what this podcast does but in video form! Mike and Neil give some serious consideration to the ramifications of Shadow with a gun and wonder if there really is a 3D Sonic game out there for Neil.
And of course a big shout out to Manscaped!
Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code GAMECUBE at MANSCAPED.com!
Prince of Persia & Tomb Raider It's a strange time out there folks. The sands of time seem to have taken hold on this week's episode of the GameCube Was Cool. Listen to Mike & Neil chat about Pitfall, Tomb Raider Legend, and the Prince of Persia trilogy on the GameCube. Ranging from the dark Warrior Within (which you could play on Blackberry?!?) to Two Thrones, to the classic and soon to be remade Sands of Time, the boys look back on the adventure game genre with three series who have all had similar starts but very different continuations. Enjoy this "interesting" episode of the PS2 Was...I mean, The GameCube Was Cool.
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Part 2 Part 2 of The GameCube Was Cool's Paper Mario celebration has Mike & Neil discussing the game and the franchise with friend of the show Jason as well as Kate Gray, an amazing video game journalist who's written for Nintendo Life, Kotaku, and even did a review of Paper Mario Color Splash for Rolling Stone! There's so much to cover about this wonderful game, the characters, the history, the dialogue, it almost feels like there needs to be a part 3! Maybe one day but for now enjoy Episode 90 Part 2 and tell Nintendo to make this game available digitally please.
And a big shout out to Manscaped!
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Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Part 1 One of the greatest GameCube games, RPGs, or any game for that matter gets the two-parter treatment here on the GameCube Was Cool. Neil & Mike dive into the world of Paper Mario, from the series' beginnings in Super Mario RPG to the latest entry on Switch. However, none can compare to the beautiful, quirky, original, dark, charming edition that is Thousand Year Door. With brilliant dialogue and astounding visuals, Thousand Year Door did what no one expected, improved on the already near-perfect Paper Mario 64. For Part 1 Neil and Mike bring on friend of the show Kira (@toonietwirls) to hear about how her dad would read the game's dialogue to her when she was a kid, and newcomer Geoff who remembers all the reasons why Nintendo will probably never remake this game again (never forget that noose in Rogueport). Stay tuned for more Paper Mario and more guests on the next episode!
And a big shout out to Manscaped!
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Tiger Woods PGA Tour & Golf Games Hit the links with The GameCube Was Cool in today's episode all about golf games to celebrate the spring and St. Patrick's day of course! Join Mike, Neil and friends of the show Marty and Harrison to talk about the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series from 2003 to 2006 and how these games have stood the test of time and provided inspiration to the newest 2K additions to the sport. The boys also dive into two "arcade-y" golf game, Swingerz Golf and Outlaw golf, two very much relics of their time but fun to play nonetheless (and a certain famous actor provides the commentator's voice in Outlaw Golf!!). All this is more on episode 89.

And a big shout out to Manscaped!

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Need For Speed & Racing Games Start your engines!!! It's the Need For Speed episode here at The GameCube Was Cool podcast and Mike & Neil are diving into five NFS games on the cube. Friends of the show Marty, Victor, and Brian are here to celebrate the franchise's long run with Hot Pursuit 2, Most Wanted, Underground 1 and 2, and Carbon. Victor even lets the boys know that they've officially covered 400 GameCube games, only 150 more to go! Other than the Need for Speed games on the docket, Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions and Lotus Challenge are also discussed although listeners probably don't need to pick those up any time soon. See you at the finish line!

And a big shout out once again to Manscaped!

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Batman Games While Batman makes his long awaited return to the big screen, Neil and Mike cover the Dark Knight's games for the GameCube as well as reminiscing about their memories of the caped crusader throughout the years. The early 2000s were an interesting time for Batman and we got two very serviceable games based on the animated series in Batman: Vengeance, and Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, while we also got the Kemco published and developed disaster of Batman Dark Tomorrow, and the spiritual predecessor to the Arkham series with Batman Begins, one of the better movie tie-in games out there. Join the boys and the world's greatest detective on this week's episode.

And a big shout out to Manscaped!

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Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, & Tom Clancy Games A name synonymous with tactical and stealth shooters on the sixth generation of consoles, there were nine Tom Clancy Games released on the GameCube between 2002 and 2006. Three Rainbow Six games including Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield, four Splinter Cell games including Mike's personal favourite, Splinter Cell: Chaos theory, which he believes may be the greatest stealth game ever made, and of course the Ghost Recon series, two not as critically acclaimed games but still an enjoyable experience overall. One experience that wasn't enjoyable was playing The Sum Of All Fears, a badly created movie tie-in that is basically just a Rainbow Six lite. There's no doubting that Tom Clancy knew the importance of video games in portraying these stories and today the boys of The GameCube Was Cool podcast enjoy the worlds he created through those really cool trifocal goggles.
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