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Submitted by hellosnoooopy 1044d ago | opinion piece

Getting the disc out of the box without snapping it voted scariest gaming moment this gen

As the current generation of consoles draws to a close, gamers have voted getting the disc out the box without snapping it the single most terrifying moment of the last 7 years.

Despite tough competition from well-known horror franchises including Resident Evil, Dead Space and Silent Hill, the act of actually removing a modern video game from the clutches of its plastic case has nevertheless been deemed infinitely more scary than anything likely to be contained on the disc itself. (Culture, Industry)

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Snookies12  +   1044d ago
Hahaha, yeah... I've had moments like that on some games. Especially movies this generation though. I was trying to get my friend's Back to the Future Blu-ray out of his box, and it just would NOT come out. I kept bending it and bending it every time I tried. He's all, "Oh just pull it on out". I was scared as hell it would snap... -_-
iGAM3R-VIII  +   1044d ago
lol I had one of those moments as well. I think the pic is a little exageratting though because I push that clip down so hard that the disc wouldn't be stuck still, I make sure none of my discs will break
crxss  +   1043d ago
much easier on ps3 cases than 360. 360 cases don't seem to have any sort of standard either. there are some easy 360 cases, and some unnecessarily difficult ones.
Dee_91  +   1043d ago
did that push down thing to my gt5 and it broke.Luckily they are only $15 now :)
and the crack is so tiny and not even completely cracked and it still doesnt work.
but ps2/ og xbox
i broke atleast 5 of my friends games lol
Bathyj  +   1044d ago
Ha, so its not just me.

Seriously, I've just stared at these covers sometimes and thought, how did this thing go through a design process, and product testing, its probably been through a couple dozen hands, and no one just said out loud, hey, this thing sucks, cant we just make it easier to remove?
BlmThug  +   1044d ago
Mine would have to be when I used to remove/insert a game from my 360 in it's upright position. Used to s*** myself on whether it would fall from the disc tray and get scratched. Now my fear is with the PS3. It's a phat model so touch button for the eject icon
fr0sty  +   1044d ago
Blu-Ray discs are far more rigid than a DVD, and also are scratch resistant, so I haven't had that many of these scares this generation.
onyoursistersback  +   1044d ago
regardless, the day i got Metal Gear Solid 4 I almost broke it!!!
i was just soooo eager to get the game out! lol...
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1043d ago
Well, they may be more resistant but it sure as hell wouldn't save me the fear of breaking a disc in half when the box just won't let it go of my game!

For my KZ3 copy I ended up switching boxes with Super Street Fighter IV which I barely ever play anymore. The original box simply wouldn't let the game out easily, don't matter how many times or how hard I pressed, after a month of constantly using it (and I hardly ever let games inside my console after I'm done playing so the box itself was actually being used) I gave up "softening" it and just switched the covers... And the worst part is I don't even know what the problem is, I have other boxes with the exact same design and their discs come out easily.
joab777  +   1044d ago
My worst moment was turning on xbox to hear the worst sound gta4 disc being scratched to hell. I turned it off as fast as possible but it was too late...gamestop actually just gav me a new one...yeah!
nukeitall  +   1043d ago
Yeah, totally! Taking the game out of the case is nerve wracking sometimes. Usually it then goes into a sleeve, and never back into the case.
Blaze929  +   1043d ago
this was a problem very early on for 360 games. You took that bad boy out the wrong way and got that small crack in the inner circle - game over....before it even started
Chuk5  +   1044d ago
Yeah, truly a feat of fear. When I was taking Infinite out of its case, I was sure it was gonna snap. Who designs cases like this?
Hellsvacancy  +   1043d ago
I cant believe im reading comments on how gamers have been defeating......taking a game out of a box, no wonder most struggle with Demon Souls

Ive never once had trouble removing a disk from a box, you just push the little button thing, tip the case upside down, out the disk drops down onto your hand
digitalscrutiny  +   1044d ago
The fact taking a game out a case is scarier than actually playing a game says something about the fate of survival horror this gen.
Snookies12  +   1044d ago
Very true, though we do have some promising ones on the horizon. Darkwood, Daylight, and Outlast all look very interesting. I sure miss the days when Resident Evil was scary...
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SlapHappyJesus  +   1044d ago
Real survival horror as almost entirely moved to PC at this point.
nukeitall  +   1043d ago
I don't know, but Bioshock was scary as heck!

However, I don't play too many survival horror games, so I'm ont desensitized to it. You do that enough and nothing will scare you.

If you don't play games, a guy popping out could scare you. Just sayin! :D
WolfLeBlack  +   1044d ago
What's scarier is that we can send people to the moon, create devastating weapons, see far into the reaches of space and communicate vast amounts of information across the planet in a mere second, yet we still can't make decent DVD cases.

Seriously, why don't all companies use the nice and easy push-button?

As for Steelbooks. God damn they're so pretty, but I'm always scared to put my discs back in them in case I never get them out intact again. That's what happened to my Gears of War 2 disc - the steelbook system destroyed it. R.I.P.
SilentNegotiator  +   1044d ago
" Seriously, why don't all companies use the nice and easy push-button? "

I have to guess patents, assuming that there's any half-sensible explanation.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1044d ago
The new eco-friendly Xbox 360 cases are the worst, I've broken around 3-4 games by putting games back and taking them out, mostly COD games.
Swiggins  +   1044d ago
Yikes man, that's gotta suck.

I miss the old cartridge days, those little things were damn near invincible....unless they were your friends or the video stores...then they broke like clockwork T.T
Bathyj  +   1044d ago
Someone threw my Lylat Wars (Starfox64) cartridge in the pool and it sat there overnight. Got it out the next day and let it dry out for about a week and it was still good. :)

Of course, I had to blow the connection a bit to get it to go, but that was normal.
aLucidMind  +   1044d ago
That's something to live by; want it to do what it's supposed to? Just blow it =p
DarthBigE  +   1044d ago
One time couldnt get sonic to work on my cousins sega...dropped it on floor...tried again worked! day couldnt get it to work...drop on floor on purpose..worked...ever since then we dropped it on the floor before even trying to play it. lol...good times good times.
Hicken  +   1043d ago
Keep that in mind the next time someone's asking why the 360 has such a high software sales rate, if there are so many RROD systems out there.(There's also the issue of the systems scratching discs quite easily and often frequently, but that's not quite relevant.)

Yeah, I know, I didn't have to go there.

But I did, and I'm not taking it back.

Working at Gamestop, I ran into PLENTY of 360 cases that had no desire to relinquish the game they held. The Wii and PS3 cases were much more amicable. It wasn't ALL cases, though; might not even have been MOST. But there WERE a lot of them: many times, people would try to trade in a game that had been cracked in the center just trying to get it out of the case.

Never could figure out why some cases were like that, while others weren't.

Edit: I think you have trouble reading. Not once did I say the 360 broke a disc. But they DO scratch them with a nice ring that makes them unplayable. Seen it literally thousands of times. The broken disc, thing, however, is something few with a Wii or PS3 have had to deal with, especially relative to their 360 counterparts.

So what if you never had RROD? Does that negate all the other people who HAVE? All the people who'd had it happen multiple times? All the folks who bought another system WITH THEIR OWN MONEY when their consoles died? Hell, I never had RROD either, and know people whose systems have never failed. I'm basing what I said on the experiences of others: if you like, call up any Gamestop, ask any employee how many scratched 360 discs they defect out a week, how many that are cracked from the cases. Ask em if the other consoles' games are damaged on nearly as frequently a basis.

Last but not least, WHERE did I defend or pump up Sony? I didn't even put down Microsoft, let alone defend or praise anybody else. You're just so quick to defend Microsoft that you have no desire to even accept what I've said is true, and it IS true.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1043d ago
I think your gunning for Strongman's title of worst troll.

I own 256 Xbox 360 games, owned a 360 since launch, never had RROD, bought a new 360 when the 360s was introduced and still haven't had any issues. I had a few disks break, sent them in and were replaced, they broke because of the cases, not my Xbox 360. Not sure if people were kicking over their consoles or something, but my games are all in new condition and very well taken care of.

Any type of case can present issues if you aren't careful, I get that your first instinct is to defend and pump up your Sony saviors, but they aren't without flaws and issues.
KwietStorm  +   1044d ago
lol why are these things so stingy anyway? I've had moments where I've actually contemplated leaving the disc in there and sneaking up on it later.
KillrateOmega  +   1044d ago
Lol, catch it by surprise when it's not paying attention XD
Y_5150  +   1044d ago
Scary indeed! My GTA: San Andreas got taken in and out so many times from the case that it was cracking up from the hole of the disc. I was scared ever since...
ApolloTheBoss  +   1044d ago
What about moving your console while it's still playing the disc? Then comes that part when you freeze for a few seconds looking at the console, eye wide, praying and hoping in your mind that the disc didn't burn.
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The Great Melon  +   1044d ago
That and hoping you never hear the dreaded click of the disc laser. Happened to both my Xbox 360 and my Gamecube. Although, the Gamecube was more like a crack with a piece of plastic rattling around with my newly purchased Windwaker. o_O
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HeavenlySnipes  +   1044d ago
My first time playing on my new 360 that happened to my Gears of War. Was so excited to play, I had the game in but the picture was messed up because I put the wires in wrong on my TV (the blue, green and red ones).

While I was bending over to fix the wires the console moved and I heard that horrible grinding sound. Turned off the console quick, turned it back on to take out the disc and see a ring carved into the disc.
f789790  +   1044d ago
The disc scratching thing bothers me more than the RRoD did.

If every laptop manufacturer and the ps3 can move while a disc is spinning, why the hell can't the 360?
Bathyj  +   1044d ago
Man, I hate when you get a disc home and they havent removed the security magnate. You have to damn near destroy the cover to get it out.
trenso1  +   1044d ago
idk how this is a fear with the push thing in ps3 cases i just push and lift the disc no tension or anything
Y_5150  +   1044d ago
PS3 cases are brilliant. It's steel cases. My Uncharted 3 steel case scared me a couple of times taking out Uncharted 3.
trenso1  +   1044d ago
yea steel cases are a scare im going to cry if the last of us game breaks cause im getting the special edition. but the only steel case games i have are COD games and i dont care for them that much anymore
InTheLab  +   1044d ago
I figured this is an Xbox deal because blu rays pop right out no problems.
Skate-AK  +   1044d ago
My GT: XL Edtion broke like a week after I had it from this. First disc I've ever had it happen to. Pretty bummed I just started playing a lot.
ps3_pwns  +   1044d ago
you guys must be talking about x360 games because ps3 blueray disc and game cases are like adamantium. i was scared they would brake me lol. not the other way around.
kingPoS  +   1043d ago
I like that the cases are short but hardy.
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oof46  +   1044d ago
I have a 360. Breaking a disc is my second worst fear. My worst fear is when my system freezes or the green lights take a moment longer to load. I always hold my breath that I don't see the 3 red lights.
NiteX  +   1044d ago
I've never had this problem with any case ever. Simply pushing in the middle has always worked as intended for me.
saint_seya  +   1044d ago
Well i had two broken discs on my ps3, my first god of war 3 and my copy of sport champions that came with move bundle.
Both had the same thing, they had a small fracture from the midle #i never has scratched discs but this two had the same, and my copy of virtual tennis 3 has the same thing, but still works #the fracture still didnt got the part where the game is it seeems, the other two games wont even start.. so it sucks.. besides that i didnt had scratched discs or something #it seems to be a problem with the case of the disc doing to much presion on them.
Pieman523  +   1044d ago
How about having all you credit card info stolen when PSN was Hacked. Scared the crap out of me. BTW no problems with games breaking when taking them out of their cases. Sounds like a ridiculous problem to me.
WeAreLegion  +   1044d ago
Oh, you had your credit card information stolen when the PSN was hacked?

There are no confirmed cases of identity being stolen in that incident. If you have information that can state otherwise, please...feel free to go back in time and bring that up in one of the court cases.
theWB27  +   1044d ago
The 360 case is the case a little..push the middle..boom the disc is free. Takes a few seconds. Stop it..
rezzah  +   1044d ago
It hasn't happened lately, but when it did damn I disliked it.

Paid too much just to have the damn disk snap on me.
That is why I keep them on the instructions manual. I only have this problem with my 360 games.
RE_L_MAYER  +   1044d ago
Most of games or blurays are easy-its those damn damn
aLucidMind  +   1044d ago
Gotta agree there. Every steelbook I've had, I've had to clip parts of the center to make it easier to remove the disc. If I didn't, I would feel like I had to take five minutes just to take the damned thing out.
-Gespenst-  +   1044d ago
Er, you just press the middle and lift the disc out, there's no pulling involved. At least not for Ps3 games...
cerpintaxt44  +   1044d ago
um this is dumb you guys realize if you press the middle it pops right out??? ps3 at least realized as i was typing dude above me said the exact same thing
VR-4nic  +   1044d ago
Not to sound like a fanboy but honestly my biggest fear was after my 1st XBox360 got the RROD that my new 360 would do the same and that fear came true about 6 months into the life of my 2nd 360. At least they were both in warranty and I happy to say my Slim360 is alive and well still after 2 years. I did also have a 4USb bac PS3 that over heated but I bought that used from GameStop and it did not work out of the box and was with the warranty too.
ZeroWil  +   1044d ago
Oh man, taking out a Mass Effect 3 disc from the Collector's Edition case was so damn frightening. Sheesh, there was another game as well but I can't remember (BLOPS2 maybe?).
RE_L_MAYER  +   1044d ago
True true-nevermind damaging the disk I bent the steelbook because of what I had to go through to get the disk out-now with all the steelbook games if I play them for longer periods of time I just get a shitty music cd case and put disk there
KillrateOmega  +   1044d ago
Lol, this is so true XD

What really gets me are those steelbooks, man. Tackling one of those is like trying to defuse a bomb...
No FanS Land  +   1044d ago
dat moment when I died a level5 death cast with my lvl80 team in FFVII. After 2 hours of ap grinding, in the north Cave.

I shut the PSX off directly and opened the door, took the game as it was still spinning (since the console was off there was no current to stop the magnetic bearing).

BAM! I F*king snapped my FFVII disc3....
KwietStorm  +   1044d ago
That sucks materia balls.

Why is materia in my phone dictionary...
No FanS Land  +   1043d ago
I don't know but your reply made me laugh! But good to know, I got my FFVII fix with the PSN version.
WeAreLegion  +   1044d ago
The only cases I've ever had this problem with are certain 360 cases. I have a fear that the middle will just straight up shatter. I haven't seen it happen, however. I work at a used game store, so I'm used to seeing broken discs. Most discs are cracked before someone screws it up even worse. Taking it out of the case is rarely involved.
RE_L_MAYER  +   1044d ago
Lol when I try to destroy cds by bending them to snap it defines laws of physics-its like you are bending rubber circle that will never snap
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   1044d ago
Press firmly in center and lift... I've never had a problem getting a game out.
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