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GameCube almost had 3D functionality

#1 Fatality   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1866 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:32 PM


Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admits the last-generation console could have displayed 3D images when fitted with never-released LCD-screen peripheral.

#2 Altanis   Banned Banned   1738 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  


Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:45 AM

I had heard about this already- I want to say it was on Kotaku or somewhere similar a week or two ago.

Not surprised that they were thinking about 3D. It's like they said- LCD screens back then were expensive as hell, and would have made it extremely expensive and likely would have been a failure.

It's a bright idea really to just wait until the price of LCDs plummeted.

#3 The Green Giant   Supreme Overlord of the Multiverse CAGiversary!   7706 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:10 PM

It's a bright idea really to just wait until the price of LCDs plummeted.

Yeah and with the price of the the 3DS already at $250 just think how much the screen would have been, probably as much as the GC itself.

Plus who would play the GC on a screen? Doesn't make sense. Much better to have waited.

#4 UncleBob  

Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:05 PM

I would highly recommend checking out this article: http://www.electricp...nline.com/?p=38

In particular, page three. :D
"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy, instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it."

#5 200STM   Bro-Gamer CAGiversary!   794 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:42 PM

The gamecube was a great console, I have one with the gameboy player there is so much games I need to get.

#6 Mospeada_21   Zombie Hunter \\*// CAGiversary!   2421 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  


Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:29 PM

this thread is just too funny to pass up!

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