F-Zero GX is a futuristic racing video game for the Nintendo GameCube
console. The first video game collaboration between Nintendo and Sega,
it was released in Japan, North America and Europe in 2003. F-Zero AX
(pictured), the arcade counterpart of GX, uses hardware conceived from a
business alliance between Nintendo, Namco and Sega. F-Zero GX runs on an
enhanced version of the engine used in Super Monkey Ball. The game
continues the difficult, high-speed racing style of the F-Zero series,
retaining the basic gameplay and control system from the Nintendo 64
game. A heavy emphasis is placed on track memorization and reflexes,
which aids in completing the game. GX introduces a "story mode" element,
where the player assumes the role of F-Zero pilot Captain Falcon through
nine chapters while completing various missions. The game received
critical acclaim as one of the best racers of its time and the greatest
racer on the GameCube platform. Overall, the game was well received by
critics for its visuals, intense action, high sense of speed and track
design. Complaints centered on its sharp increase in difficulty that may
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Constantine the Great was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops
after the death of Constantius Chlorus.
The Corinth Canal was formally opened, connecting the Gulf of
Corinth with the Saronic Gulf through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth in
the Aegean Sea.
The Grand Council of Fascism voted a motion of no confidence
against Benito Mussolini (pictured), who was arrested the same day by
King Victor Emmanuel III and replaced by Pietro Badoglio.
Two Puerto Rican pro-independence activists were killed by
police at Cerro Maravilla in Villalba.
Israeli forces launched a week-long attack against Lebanon to
make it difficult for Hezbollah to use southern Lebanon as a base for
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive) To disembowel, to remove the viscera.
2. (transitive) To destroy or make ineffectual or meaningless.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain
relatively harmless. One would rather see the world run by men who set
their hearts on toys but are accessible to pity, than by men animated by
lofty ideals whose dedication makes them ruthless. In the chemistry of
man's soul, almost all noble attributes — courage, honor, hope, faith,
duty, loyalty, etc. — can be transmuted into ruthlessness. Compassion
alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil
proceeding within us.