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How Much Do Game Covers Really Matter?

Quote: "Pretty boxes are created to attract people to them, and most gamers would be quite content to purchase a blank piece of paper as the cover of a box if it included their favourite game inside. And so, the idea here is that those people who would be attracted by the pretty boxes are either inherently not gamers, or prone to falling prey to pretty boxes.

These are the types of people who will pay serious money for a game that has an alien from James Cameron’s Aliens on the cover, because Aliens… and we all know the folly of that action. "

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Neixus1302d ago

Means alot for the average joe, like a guy i know said ''dude, look at that guy, he's so badass!''

was the cod cover, he instant buyed it not even knowing anything except what the cover offered about it.
/sigh

KiLLeRCLaM1302d ago

Don't matter that much for hardcore gamers but maybe for them nerds.. screw the box.. it's what's inside that counts..and when you have them on your selves you can just see the back of it..

Hufandpuf1302d ago

They make a big first impression to uninformed gamers. So it is important to have a striking cover when selling retail.

Aaron Colas1302d ago

I think it was Kevin Levine who explained the points stated above when Bioshock Infinite was getting all that crap for its cover.

jc485731302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

didn't Naughty Dog say Ellie was the focus of the story? even the trailers seem to direct that. Just because she's an AI doesn't mean she shouldn't be on the cover. Just because you're controlling the character doesn't mean it needs to be on the cover. It really depends what the game is about.

DigitalRaptor1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Exactly. Great point.

Ellie, we've been told, is the focal point of the story, even though Joel is the protagonist you play as. In fact it's their overall relationship that comes with Joel's task. I'm glad Naughty Dog and Sony have the good sense and trust the audience whilst representing their game well.

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