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Old 11-15-2004, 01:44 AM   #1
Aelia Jusa
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I bought a new pc game today for the first time in ages, I think the last game I bought was Morrowind, way back last year sometime. And I was surprised to see all these weeny game boxes, like half the size of the old boxes! And not all that impressed really - how is that going to look on the game shelf? There was maybe two games that were in normal sized boxes, the rest all mini. I was actually a bit concerned because I was afraid I was accidently buying an XBox game instead of a pc game - you know like at the video renting place they have VHS and DVD and the DVDs are smaller and if you're quite vague and simple like me you pick up a DVD when you don't actually have a DVD player... [img]graemlins/uhoh1.gif[/img] But it was a pc game, just a tenny box. Is this a new thing now, or just an Australian thing or what?
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Old 11-15-2004, 03:00 AM   #2
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It's the new trend... I say that's good because it saves up material. Better for recycling also. [img]smile.gif[/img] It's more environment friendly IMHO [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-15-2004, 03:39 AM   #3
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yeah all that plastic? its just cheaper to fabricate, so more profit for the developers and distributors!
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Old 11-15-2004, 03:47 AM   #4
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Those boxes have been around for a while...KOTOR came in one for me, as did GTA III, NWN, BGII, TOB, the three disc version of BG1 ToTSC...

I don't mind the trend too much, as I really did just throw those old boxes away after a little while...heck, I barely even use the cd cases anymore, now that I have my good ole 200 cd case...
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:07 AM   #5
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Actually, you can thank Wal-Mart for that! They said that was the size they wanted in order to fit more on the shelves and who's going to argue with them?
It's better overall anyway I think.

BTW, cool Unicorn avatar; I've never seen it before!
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Old 11-15-2004, 07:33 AM   #6
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There should be a PC or Xbox word in the corner of the boxes. That should differentiate it. Anyway, you can always ask which game it is ( pc or xbox ).
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Old 11-15-2004, 07:38 AM   #7
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Yeah, nearly all the boxes are small now Aelia - more and more manuals are coming out on the CD's rather than in paper form.

So what game did you buy?
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Old 11-15-2004, 12:55 PM   #8
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I hate the manuals on CD, they are much harder to read in Adobe, tis annoying.

But yeh, they have been that way for a while. Sim City 3000 even has that type of box.
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Old 11-15-2004, 01:01 PM   #9
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I really like these new game boxes, it's much better than those bigass carton boxes they used to put games in. I hardly ever throw stuff away, so i still have those old game boxes, and they're just not very practical to put on a shelf, let alone on your desk.
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Old 11-15-2004, 01:12 PM   #10
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I feel ya on that one, johnny! I used to keep boxes until I started playing PC games...and those boxes broke me of it quickly...though I think I still have the big honking one for Unreal Tournament GOTY...
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