The Brazilian Gradiente GCCs

Back in 2002, Nintendo tried to enter the Brazilian market with the GameCube. However, due to some laws that restrict imports into the country, Nintendo had to find a loophole to officially sell their merchandise in this market. A deal with Gradiente, a local electronics company, allowed us to see two special variants of theContinue reading “The Brazilian Gradiente GCCs”

Panasonic’s Walking Simulator

After releasing the Q console, Panasonic decided to delve a little bit more into the world of video games. And so two years later, PIN Change (Panasonic Innovative Navigator), a subsidiary of the parent company, released a simulation game for the GameCube, along with some of the most obscure hardware for the console. Ohenro-San: HosshinContinue reading “Panasonic’s Walking Simulator”

Platinum GCC Hybrids, Quick Update

That’s a funky one; a few days after posting the previous blog about those weird Platinum hybrid shells, a friend found a standard platinum controller, but with a darker logo. The controller is a standard T3, regular grey shell with the pretty silver paint sprayed on top of it. However, the logo stamped on theContinue reading “Platinum GCC Hybrids, Quick Update”

Platinum GameCube Controller Hybrids

There’s a mention on Wikipedia that Nintendo of America kept selling Platinum GCCs on their online website up until 2012. Only one out of the five standard US colors, weird. Luckily, there’s a source that links directly to the Nintendo Online Store’s listing that is surprisingly still up on the Wayback Machine – see itContinue reading “Platinum GameCube Controller Hybrids”

Comparing the T3 GameCube Controllers

For those who don’t know what those “T3” controllers are, they’re the revised versions of the GameCube controller with the more durable stick mechanisms. A big deal. Check the “Guides” section of this website for more information. This will be a pretty quick overview, straight to the point. I will be using four T3 variantsContinue reading “Comparing the T3 GameCube Controllers”