We celebrated the ten year anniversary of the Nintendo GameCube last year, including a rather fond retrospective on the console with the coolest handle. That was the North American anniversary, but today the console turns ten in Europe.

Although the GameCube wasn't Nintendo's greatest success in the home console market, easily eclipsed by its successor, it still had a loyal and passionate fan-base along with some stand-out game titles. For those of you who patiently waited for the European release back in 2002, we'd love to hear all about it in the comments below. You can also check out our picks for the top ten GameCube games and see how many you agree with.

Now, where's that cake.