Nintendo has built a reputation of showing great enthusiasm
when it comes to controller designs. The reason for this is
that it's the only interface to form a bond between the player
and the characters. It has a direct link to how one interacts
with the game along with the character. The controller has an
analog stick and a digital pad on the left side. On the right
side one large A button is positioned in the center to make
the role of each button more intuitive. Around the A button
are the B, Y, and X buttons. Below this set of buttons is the
C stick, primarily used for in-game camera control. On top of
the controller analog triggers are positioned on both the right
and left. Also, a Z button is positioned on the right side.
A rumble motor is implemented so the inconvenience of removing/inserting
the rumble pack is eliminated.
The Gamecube Disc has a capacity
of 1.5 GB and a diameter of 8 cm. The disc can fit in a pocket
and is designed to be an advanced media that can be easily
inserted/removed from the main drive and is user-friendly
for all levels. Matsushita's technology for protecting copyrights
has been incorporated, which will prevent illegal copies from
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Car 59 and SD Card Adapter
Memory Card 59 is the memory
card designed especially for the Gamecube. It includes 4 Mbits
of flash memory. Also, the SD Card Adapter is compatible with
the stamp-sized, large capacity recording media, SD Memory
Cards. Those cards have a capacity of 64 MB and are made by
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
Wireless Controller Wavebird
The Wireless Controller,
named the Wavebird, and the Wireless Reciever allows the gamers
to play without having to deal with a cumbersome cord, allowing
them a more creative style of play. An RF system is being
used and the transmission distance is about 10 m -- farther
away makes it hard to see the TV screen.
Modem and Broadband Adapters
The Modem Adapter is compatible with 56 Kbps, V.90 while the
network connection device is compatible with the broadband
network generation. The adapters can be put in the larger
of the two serial ports on the main unit's underside. The
Modem Adapter will be available at launch and the Broadband
Adapter shortly after.
Digital Video Cable
The Digital Video Cable
supports the uniform standardized D Terminal which is compatible
with the advanced digital broadcasting environment. Nintendo
plans to sell a component with three inputs (color coded).