NB. This news post may contain some latent rage.
Don't you just love how console streamlining appears to be removing features these days, rather than adding them in? Dontcha just love it? Nintendo have just announced that there's a new console bundle coming this Christmas. In fact, it's almost identical to the old Mario Kart Wii console bundle, except it's all in black and features the new Wii console.
What's different about the new Wii console, I hear you ask. Well, it's primarily designed to stand horizontally rather than vertically. And you can't use any of your Gamecube equipment or Gamecube games any more. Which is, of course, just what we all wanted for Christmas. I mean, it's not like backwards compatibility is something of an attractive prospect. Of course extra functionality should be excised like a rogue boil.
If the Gamecube was a human being, it would be the little Victorian beggar child, disowned by its family, nose pressed up against the window, looking in on happy parents and their children playing Just Dance 2.