Nintendrew, the YouTube Nintendo enthusiast/all-star, whipped up a “Nintendo 64 Classic Edition” last June. Naturally, the reply was: “Now do a GameCube.” Well, now he has. Drew isn’t just going for a chassis at the same scale as the two Classic Editions that Nintendo has made to date. He tried to make mini-GameCube that could be reasonably functional and affordable. Given the size of GameCube files relative to NES or SNES ROMs, and the hardware needed to run them, this presents a steeper challenge, especially if we’re talking about a device to be sold for less than $100. The GameCube, he notes, needs something heftier than the Raspberry Pi, which he used in his N64 Classic. He found the Up Squared Board instead — a little bigger, and with a fan, but viable. It wasn’t a complete success — a third of the games he tested suffered noticeable slowdowns and other issues. But, Nintendrew reasons, if Nintendo were to do this they could … [Read more...] about GameCube Classic Edition? It can be done! But not cheaply …
Recently, a future-proof Switch hack was made public which can’t be patched due to inherent vulnerabilities in Nvidia Tegra chip and shortly after the hack emerged, Hackers have managed to run GameCube Emulator on Nintendo Switch. This future-proof Switch hack was revealed by hacker Katherine Temkin and is called Fusée Gelée coldboot vulnerability. Now, shortly after the hack went public, a hacker uploaded a video showcasing a GameCube Emulator running The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker on Nintendo Switch. While the video is only 35 seconds long but, it showcases enough to give us an idea that the Nintendo Switch is having no problem running the GameCube Emulator. The aforementioned exploit is basically related to Nvidia Tegra X1 chip which unfortunately also powers the Nintendo Switch. The exploit uses the Tegra X1’s USB recovery mode vulnerability that circumvents the lock-out functionality whose job is to protect the bootROM. Since this future-proof Nintendo Switch … [Read more...] about GameCube Emulator Running Legend of Zelda Wind Waker On Nintendo Switch, Is Switch Completely Compromised?
The numbers don’t lie. After a stellar opening year, the Nintendo Switch has skyrocketed past some of the biggest consoles of the 21st Century to land a top-5 spot for first-year sales among its console rivals both past and present in Japan. According to data collected by Game Data Library, the first 56 weeks of the Switch saw it edge over 4 million in total sales in Japan. This not only surpassing the GameCube's lifetime sales of 4.04m, but also the PlayStation 2’s first 56-week total of 3.6 million. As well as being able to sell lots, the Switch is able to sell quickly, too. Only the Nintendo 3DS and GBA were able to sell more than 4 million units in under a year, with the Wii and original Nintendo DS reaching the 4 mil mark at 54 weeks compared to the Switch’s 56 weeks. Either way, it’s fine company that the Switch is keeping; every console in that sales bracket can be considered elite. The Nintendo Switch has sold over 4 million units in Japan. As is … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Outsells PS2’s First Year and Surpasses Total GameCube Sales in Japan
An amazing idea for a Nintendo Switch dock has been given by a modder over at Youtube. The dock is made using an old GameCube, which has all the mandatory features such as HDMI and power supply as well as fully functional GameCube controllers. Who wouldn’t want to use those controllers again? Modding channel Rated-e Mods has a full tutorial on how to create this GameCube Dock for Nintendo Switch, however, if you want to try it for yourself you need to know that a bit of 3D printing and electronics installment is required. This is the full tutorial: If you don’t want to check the whole thing, let us give you a quick heads up as to what is happening through the video. The modder first creates a 3D model of the base where the Nintendo Switch will be sat on and then prints it. Afterward comes the case cutting to fit the 3D printed dock and the installment of it onto the GameCube shell. What you basically have to do at this point is grab you classic Nintendo … [Read more...] about Take A Look At This Nintendo Switch Docked In A GameCube, Controllers Working As Well
Another cool feature for the Nintendo Switch has apparently been revealed. Citing three separate sources, Eurogamer reports today that the console can play GameCube games through its Virtual Console program. Eurogamer has accurately reported on unannounced Switch features in the past.Three Nintendo-published GameCube games are reportedly in the pipeline. Unsurprisingly, they are some of the console's best games: Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Eurogamer reports that the GameCube's Animal Crossing is being tested, too.That the Switch will play GameCube games through the VC is something of a big move, as the Wii U does not play games from that console. Additionally, it's claimed that there will be an upgrade program where people who bought games via the VC on an older console can "upgrade" them to the new hardware for a small price.Eurogamer also reports that Nintendo is looking to add support for the Wii U's GameCube controller adapter, though the … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Will Play GameCube Games