Broadband gaming with your Gamecube
Broadband gaming with your Gamecube Gamecube broadband network

Nintendo's online service for the Gamecube comes in two versions - one for narrowband 56k dialup, and the other their fully fledged Broadband system.

Gamecube broadband adapter

Both involve buying an adapter which fits in to an expansion slot on the console, and simply require connecting to your telephone line.

The first game to be online enabled for the Gamecube is Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II, and requires a "hunters licence" which gives you 30 days play for 5.99 - luckily the first 30 days online are included free of charge.

Official website: www.nintendo.co.uk/online
UK online launch date: March 7th 2003
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