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GlenHaag

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Straight from Magic Box.

In addition, Nintendo reaffirmed that they do not have plans to focus on online gaming in the current state, instead they will emphasize on the GC/GBA connectivity and LAN support for GameCube.
Personally, I can't wait for someone to come up with GConnect software so that I'll be able to play whatever LAN titles they offer online. Best of all, it'll be free gaming. :)

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Morgan Jolley

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Nintendo just started a new branch to focus on making just first party games that utilize GBA/GCN connectivity, is ramping up their R&D, and rumor has it that Mario Kart has been completed and features 8-person racing (linking 2 consoles together).

You know, the GameCube is so tiny you could bring it just about anywhere, so LAN gaming doesn't seem that far fetched.
 

Mark Evans

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Can't say I'm surprised, but admittedly disappointed. I too look forward to somebody jury-rigging the GameCube to work via GameSpy so I can catch the on-line wave with a console.
 

DaveGTP

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This seems like a good time for console LAN gaming. With HDTV popularity going up, standard TVs are dirt cheap. Even my fiancee and I have a spare 19" TV in the bedroom (it may be 10+ years old, but it is a TV!) Plus, you could always get a VGA box and hook up another GC to your PC monitor (another dirt cheap item).
Bring on the 8-player Mario Kart!
 

Keith Frederick

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I have LAN parties at my condo, since I have a home network, three 27+ inch tvs, and a fourth ethernet jack for a wandering nomad gamer with a TV. So far we've been having Halo parties. And with Xblive, more and more games are being made with networked multiplayer in mind. I doubt Gamecube developers will get near the support that Xbox has in this area. But I certainly invite the idea of Mario Kart lan parties.
 

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