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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 67: Gamecube’s 15 Year Anniversary plus ‘Metroid Prime: Federation Force’

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Released fifteen years ago in Japan, the indigo colored sixth generation Nintendo console (formerly known as the Dolphin) was expected to become the champion of a three-way console war. When it launched, the Nintendo GameCube was one of the oddest looking video game consoles ever released. It was the first Nintendo home console to not launch with a traditional Mario game and it was the first Nintendo console to use optical discs as its primary storage medium. The console was praised for its controller, high-quality first-party games, and comparatively low price but was criticized for its exterior design and lack of features. This week in celebration of the anniversary we invite guest Zack Rezak to help us discuss why it was such a commercial flop. In addition, we take some time to discuss Super Mario Run, Metroid Prime: Federation Force and the most recent Nintendo Direct. All this and more!

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Playlist
00:00: Nintendo Direct Sound Clip
01:00: Intro
01:00: Nintendosage: Nintendo Direct and Super Mario Run
29:00: Super Smash Melee Theme Song
30:00: Main Event: Celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the Gamecube
58:00: Metroid Prime: Federation Force review
70:00: DJ Shadow – “Nobody Speak:

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The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at NXpresspodcast.com in which we discuss all things Nintendo. We stay clear from in-depth game strategies and keep things light. There’s plenty of nostalgia and feedback that will resonate with vintage game collectors; meanwhile modern games are sprinkled in and each week our show revolves around a central theme.

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