Archive for May, 2012

Ten Cubed is…

In some ways it’s hard to believe this day has come. Today is May 17th and that means it is exactly ten years since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube in Australia.

On May 17th, 2002, ten years ago to the day, my school had a Staff Development Day, so we didn’t have to go to class. It was clearly put on so the teachers could all go grab themselves a shiny new Nintendo Gamecube.

Featuring one of the most comfortable controllers ever designed.

That day represented the first time I had ever purchased a video game console with my own hard-saved pocket money. That little black box was also the first console I had ever taken home on launch day. Its graphical power, quite impressive at the time, blew me away after years playing Nintendo 64 games, but more importantly the Gamecube provided just as many wonderful gaming memories as its predecessor. Its handle and small size meant it never stayed in one place for too long, making temporary homes at friends’ places, where the good times rolled on.

What follows is a list of my top ten favourite Nintendo Gamecube games of all time. Continue reading

Capture Testin’, Phase Three

Though it was a hassle to set up in standard definition (I had to have it on my normal HDMI connection and then set the AV settings and switch over), I was glad to discover that I was able to take some decent PS3 screenshots using the Kaiser Baas Series 8 Game Recorder. See my Xbox 360 test shots here.


The icons are so massive!


The PSN home screen

Continue reading

Capture Testin’, Phase Two

Continuing to test my new Kaiser Baas Series 8 Game Recorder (see Phase One here). Moving on to some standard definition shots from a high definition console. These Xbox 360 screen captures came out surpringly well, all things considered.


Standard definition, stadard sight.


Xbox Home – topical centrepiece there.

Continue reading

Capture Testin’, Phase One

I recently acquired some basic game capture hardware, namely a Kaiser Baas Series 8 Game Recorder. It runs in standard definition through AV cables and I have misplaced said cables for my Xbox 360 and my PS3 (who knew I would ever need them?). Luckily I have a Wii with which to test the screenshot features. Here I do just that.

I’m running The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. You can read my review of the game here.

SS Map

Faron Woods Map, sick auto-border.


Dang them ‘shrooms.

Continue reading