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  1. So recently I gave in and bought a console, specifically a gamecube. In the past I didnt want to get noe because I dont want to deal with hooking it up to a television. I'd looked into methods of connecting a GC to a VGA monitor but they were all expensive and not without flaws. Later on I was speaking to Gooberman on IRC when he mentioned that he has his GC hooked up to a TV capture card. After some quick searching I found a cheapo capture card for ~$30 and bought it, along with:

    • Platinum Gamecube
    • 16x Memory Card
    • S-Video Cable
    • RCA to 1/8" stereo converter (this was hard to find)
    • Zelda: The Wind Waker
    • Metroid Prime
    The TV card has a radio reciever but I dont think I'll bother with it. The S-Video cable has felt like a waste as I cannot tell the difference between the s-video quality and the standard composite cable. Zelda has been kinda weak so far but Metroid Prime is awesome and Im amazed at how comfortable the controls are. All in all, fun is being had. Total cost was under $200

    One weird thing did happen though. I bought the GC and zelda at a local Gamestop and upon returning home, I noticed that there was an extra item in the bag. It turned out to be a copy of Castlevania: Lament of Innocence for the PS2! I quickly pulled out and inspected my receipt but the game was not listed. As best as I can tell, the guy just accidently dropped it into my bag or something while handling my merchandise. Unfortunately I dont have a PS2 nor do I plan to ever buy one. So now I have to find someone who wants a free PS2 game and hasnt played this one.

    Also I went to a local H&R block and did my taxes today. I'll be recieving a return totaling $8,491. Not too shabby.

    Finally, here's a picture of what the back of my machine looks like with all this crazy crap plugged into it:

    14 cables total

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    2. Amaster

      Amaster

      Yeah it is actually :P Had it for about 3 years now. Still a decent machine though. Above average even.

    3. Amaster

      Amaster

      Alright, Job wins it. I'll try to send it out on monday.

    4. Job

      Job

      Sweet, thanks. :D

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