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They are these huge bulky things that look like they are housing a set of disks when it's really just 1 DVD, why couldn't the cases be more like 360 or PS3 cases?
I notice there's a "nexpak" logo in all of these cases, a google search reveals they are a company that makes cases. I bet they have some sort of monopoly-like contract that let's them sell these cases to game publishers, either that or the publishers are stupid and they all keep ordering this ugly design.
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post #2 of 23
They design them that way to upset you.
Seriously I don't know. It's usually a giant cardboard box and the actual cd/dvd is in a paper sleeve. Go figure...
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post #3 of 23
Hey give them a break, they're half the size they were 5 years ago. You should see my Baldurs Gate box, it's a foot wide, 6" deep and a foot tall.
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Because once you have the game on your system no one really gives 2 craps about the box. And another reason probably to conserve cash.
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post #5 of 23
all the ones I have bought recently (crysis, need for speeds, battlefields, etc...) are all by EA or games for windows (microsoft) and they all looks very nice. Nice hard DVD cases that are small, sturdy, look good, and are more durable than a big box of the old days.
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Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
all the ones I have bought recently (crysis, need for speeds, battlefields, etc...) are all by EA or games for windows (microsoft) and they all looks very nice. Nice hard DVD cases that are small, sturdy, look good, and are more durable than a big box of the old days.
My Crysis came in a giant cardboard box.
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post #7 of 23
Honestly I'm so concerned with the contents of the box that I never notice. It just joins the others on the shelf.
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I wish all my games came in just a paper sleeve with no manual. I put all the disks in a plastic bin usually while the boxes just collect dust in various places.
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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Hey give them a break, they're half the size they were 5 years ago. You should see my Baldurs Gate box, it's a foot wide, 6" deep and a foot tall.
i miss those big ones.
i still have all my C&C big boxes
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post #10 of 23
mann some of the newer games like assassin's creed and like Rainbow six vegas 2 came out with the slim DVD cases but i can careless how big the box is as long as i get for what i paid for.
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