For me it was when I first got my gamecube. It didn't have Zelda OOT or Mario 64 (the greatest games ever) on it. It wasn't the Dreamcast (the best console ever). And it certainly didn't take up as much as my time as the PS2 (the most successful console ever). But for some reason, every big new game that came out for it on that first, brilliant year, made a huge impact on me and my friends. Smash Bros. and Rogue Leader kept us up all night, just doing stupid stuff like bombing all of Mos Eisley or pausing on Ganondorf and slowly panning the camera round him (such a cool touch) and acting out some internal monologue about how sexual he thought he looked. Then there was Pikmin, Mario Sunshine, even fucking Star Fox Adventures. None of them were perfect, but for some reason they just stick out. They all made such an impact on me in such a short space of time that, well, even though better things had happened, and were happening, elsewhere, some of the happiest times I spent playing games were on the little cube that could.
What about yous?
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