It's hard to say that EA is giving GameCube owners a favor with Carbon, they are a business after all, but it probably doesn't hurt. Kids will play and enjoy this game, finish it and move on. Those really interested in the seedy world of illegal street racing aren't going to find any more substance than they would in 3 Fast 3 Furious, but it might be worth a rent. 2006 hasn't seen too many solid racers, so those looking for a fix might not have a choice, especially on the GC. It's pretty much $40 for this or $300 for a Wii and Excite Truck, as far as Nintendo consoles are concerned, and that's exactly what EA is banking on.