Dave O’s tale of wanting a GameCube for Christmas is sure to stoke some familiar nostalgia in any gamer. First off, reading about upcoming games/systems in print magazines months before the holidays. Identifying exactly which game or system you REALLY want and communicating that (and perhaps a few alternate ideas) to your parents . November system launches that make it nigh impossible for them to find that thing you wanted before the holidays hit. Familiar stuff, but told very well here by Dave O.