Also check out the impromptu photo gallery. Several were included in the Gamebits print coverage of this event.
Everyone's been lathering over Elder Scrolls for the Xbox, and I wouldn't mind giving myself a reason for owning the system, but haven't been able to devote myself extensively to an RPG as of late. I'd love to get back into the GameCube stuff I've reviewed – Resident Evil and Lost Kingdoms are some Cuberifically-exclusive offerings worth playing more than I have. At least the Nintendo box is finally disowning its layers of dust: throw in a Memory Card 251, WaveBird wireless controller, and Eternal Darkness, and I'm hooked on it this week as well.
The return of Nintendo's popular franchises – Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Star Fox – will continue to make 2002 a good year for the GameCube. I hope consumers in general realize it as well. The Dreamcast's fate was hard enough to accept.