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The GameCube was the first Nintendo system to use optical media for its games, and, in typical Nintendo fashion, the system did things a little differently to the competition.

While rivals such as Sega, Sony and Microsoft used standard-sized discs, Nintendo opted for a proprietary miniDVD optical disc format. These cute little discs naturally held less data, but they looked unique – and Nintendo also included a cool means of removing them from the console's disc drive.

There's a little button on the top of the disc drive spindle that 'pops' the disc off – it even says 'push' on it – but it would appear that there are more than a few people who simply weren't aware that it existed until now:

Are you one of the individuals who is only now learning this feature exists? Let us know with a comment below, and be sure to take part in the poll, too.

Be honest, did you know about the GameCube's disc eject button?