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Cracking Up Over Cracked Cases

Cases. Those incredibly thin, green plastic cases. It’s what protects your game from dust and scratches. When you ship your game, it’s the case that’s supposed to save the disc from cracking in two. Cases are there to protect your game. Cases are a secondary, some might say, tertiary part of the gaming experience. Cases are something you rip open to get to the game itself. After all, you play the disc, not the case. And yet some people treat their game cases as if they were the game itself.

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jc485731259d ago

I buy new and used games and I do not believe in true collector. I do not like steel cases, but I also do not believe that makes me any less of a collector. If there's a word that best describes me that would be a custom collector. I hate thin cases, so I replace them. I hate steel cases, so I sell them and replace them with original cases. I hate BW manuals, so I replace them with the color manuals that are only present in LE. As a collector, I prefer the much organize and space efficient approach. I like to see a specific order in my collection. In all honesty, a lot of the LE items are not that well packaged or designed.

MrBeatdown1258d ago

I'm the same way. I don't see why you need to fork out ridiculous amounts for games that come with giant plastic statues and art books to be considered a collector. Some are pretty cool, but they are also getting way too expensive for my taste.

I buy new and I buy used, as long as the case, disc, and manual don't show any signs of damage beyond a little expected wear and tear. And I'm not a fan of all those big, elaborate special editions. I just want a copy in a plastic case I can stick on my shelf along with all my other games.

The way I see it, as long as you're collecting something, you're a collector.

jc485731258d ago (Edited 1258d ago )

I like being selective. If I find a CE or LE that is worth the money I pay for, then I will order it. If it isn't, then why waste 150 dollars for a lamp (metal gear rising) to prove I'm a true collector. it takes up space and I don't need it. If you don't like the flimsy case, then change the damn case simple as that (rent games at ebgames, switch the eco cases with original cases).

Edit: I also don't get why people even like steel cases as I never really considered them to be anything special, so I always ended up selling them at ebay for big bucks. Once you get a scratch on the steel case, it's pretty much gone for good.

JimmyJames701258d ago

I only have one steel case and I love it. It is for MW3.

Donnieboi1258d ago (Edited 1258d ago )

MW3? Your excited about getting the steal case for THAT? Your exclusively an xbox gamer, huh?

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Jek_Porkins1258d ago

I have a pretty nice collection, closing in on 250 Xbox 360 games alone. I don't like the eco friendly cases that they've come out with, the games can crack because there is no support on the back. I've had to rebuy games because of that.

I have about 20 steel book cased games as well, all the Halo's and Gears games of course.

BuffMordecai1258d ago (Edited 1258d ago )

Yeah, the eco box is most retarded case design I've ever seen. If they are trying to use less plastic it would make sense to chop off the top and bottom of the case, but no, we'll cut out sections of plastic out where you place the disk, leaving it vulnerable. It is beyond moronic.

parkerpeters1258d ago

As a collector, and a gamer in general, I have avoided Xbox like the plague. Buy quality. Buy Japanese.

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