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Submitted by JimmyJames70 522d ago | opinion piece

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. (Culture)

jc48573  +   522d 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.
MrBeatdown  +   522d 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.
jc48573  +   522d 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.
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JimmyJames70  +   522d ago
I only have one steel case and I love it. It is for MW3.
Donnieboi  +   522d ago
MW3? Your excited about getting the steal case for THAT? Your exclusively an xbox gamer, huh?
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Jek_Porkins  +   522d 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.
BuffMordecai  +   521d 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.
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parkerpeters  +   522d ago
As a collector, and a gamer in general, I have avoided Xbox like the plague. Buy quality. Buy Japanese.
RE_L_MAYER  +   522d ago
idk I always kept cases and disk in perfect condition-they stay newer if you keep them in closed space and not on shelf,i try but still have to deal with online shopping for games or movies and that's where most of my cases/steelbook/hardcover guides get destroyed
MadMen  +   522d ago
Thank the lord someone else notices this other than me, I have always said I understand they are trying to be more green about their approach to producing games.

However; they do not need to do it to the point of it its being pointless to even make a case.

I have always admired the short, thickness of PS3 cases they are much better built, lets hope SONY doesnt follow the Xbox lead and get to "green" on us.
GreenRanger  +   522d ago
A lot of game boxes are way too big.
PS3, 360, and WiiU boxes should be about 75% of their current size and handheld game boxes could go down to as low as 50% of their size.
The PS1 had the perfect size box, although the box wasn't too sturdy. It was basically just the same size as the disc.
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SilentNegotiator  +   522d ago
I wouldn't mind a return to the CD case style. While I like the extra real estate for cool looking cover art, I would love the storage space saved.
kingPoS  +   522d ago
I remember the the first ps1 cases... those were leviathans compared to what in use today.
lol

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