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Vtuber plays WarioWare holding an entire GameCube console as controller

Who ever said the GameCube wasn’t a handheld?

Korone, the Vtuber playing WarioWare: Twisted. The mini game is a dancing mini game and we see little cartoon characters on the dance floor. Under Korone a little GameCube is drawn in. Image: YouTube via Korone
Ana Diaz (she/her) is a culture writer at Polygon, covering internet culture, fandom, and video games. Her work has previously appeared at NPR, Wired, and The Verge.

Inugami Korone, a popular Vtuber with Hololive, streamed a WarioWare game on Tuesday. The streamer appeared with her virtual model as usual, but there was just one twist: Korone used an entire GameCube console as a controller to play the game. This is because WarioWare: Twisted! has a built-in gyro sensor in its cartridge that’s needed to play some of the mini-games.

Korone streamed the game using a Game Boy Player, a peripheral you can attach to your GameCube that allows you to play Game Boy Advance games on the television. She used that to stream the game. However, the cartridge, which had the gyro sensor in it, was still attached to the larger console. So, to use the built-in sensor, she picked up the entire console and started using it as a controller.

Korone streams while speaking in Japanese, but YouTube account JShay Translations subtitled clips of the stream in English, including when she first sets it up. You can view that video below.

Vtubers don’t show live feeds of real people playing; it’s an animated model, so we didn’t actually get to see Korone handling the bulky console herself. However, she did layer a little doodle of a GameCube being held under her Vtuber model to show that she was using it. Throughout the stream, you can see her screaming and laughing when trying to do simple tasks, like navigating the menu, because even that used the gyro sensor to select options.

A GameCube is a pretty heavy console, but at least it has a handle on the back. If you’re interested in seeing just how things worked out, you can view the full stream on her official YouTube channel.

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