"gcn"

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  1. Camp

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    Am I the only one that cringes every time he sees this stupid abbreviation for the Gamecube?
     
  2. James D S

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    Nope. Where does it come from? I can't seem to make "GameCube" fit "GCN." Is it supposed to be "GameCube Nintendo?"
     
  3. Ugo Scarlata

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    You're not alone. A much cooler acronym would be G³.
    Please note that the 3 is a superscript. Any similarity to model names of inferior computer systems is purely coincidental. [​IMG]
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  4. Dean Cooper

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    GCN! GCN! GCN! GCN! GCN! GCN! GCN! GCN!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]...sorry had too
    I wonder why its not NGC or [G]? Tell the truth I didn't really care about it before, why does it make you cringe? [​IMG]
    Dean
    [Edited last by Dean Cooper on October 17, 2001 at 12:20 AM]
     
  5. Graeme Clark

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    It stinks!
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  6. Dan B

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    I think NGC may have been trademarked by somebody already. I'm not sure of that, but I'd like to think that they had a good reason for GCN instead of NGC or GC.
    -Dan
     
  7. David Lawson

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    Ugo -
    That's why they released the G4. [​IMG]
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    He obviously misinterpreted what it means to "be bullish."
     
  8. Adam Nixon

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    It isn't that much worse than "PSX"...
     
  9. Pete_S

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    If I'm not mistaken, the "official" abbreviation for the Gameboy Advance was AGB, although most people who posted about it around here, at least, referred to it as the GBA (with good reason). Maybe Nintendo just wants to be different, though I can't help but think that they'd have been much better off leaving the "GCN" for their online service - GameCube Network, anyone?
     
  10. Morgan Jolley

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    NGC sounds like NGPC, which means Neo-Geo Pocket Color. Its too similar.
    I like GCN. It sounds better than NGC.
    PSX actually has a story about why its PSX and not PS or PSOne (PSOne is different from PSX or PS1):
    The Play Station was originally being developed by Sony and used SNES parts and would also play SNES games. Nintendo pulled out of the deal, Sony got mad, and decided to continue with the Play Station. Later, they announced it as a 32-bit console and called it PlayStation X. It eventually became PlayStation, but PSX stuck with it.
     
  11. Kelley_B

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    And the PlayStation 2 was called PSY
     
  12. Calvin Watts III

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    GC,PC,PSX,N64,DC...
    At least we get to practice our ABC's & 123's !!!
    [​IMG]
    Calvin
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