GameCube dev kits for UK universities – the story isn’t that interesting in itself, but the spin is great. Nintendo have just given four ‘leading UK universities’ GameCube development kits. Who are these universities, you might wonder? Are they Oxford or Cambridge, or Imperial or UMIST or Warwick or some red-brick institution? No.
They are the Universitives of Hull, Abertay, Northumbria and Liverpool John Moores. I don’t want to pass judgement on these four institutions, but there is absolutely no way that anyone in the UK would call them ‘leading universities’. Typical spin. For shame, Nintendo!