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Here’s How the Xbox One Game Cases Look, Not “Naked” Anymore

A few days ago you saw the fist picture of an actual Xbox One game case "in the flesh". That one was "naked", with no actual cover. Some even wondered if it was fake. Today you can finally see how the same cases look with their covers, nicely on display at at two different stores. (Xbox One)

JokesOnYou  +   176d ago
Nice. Thats 1 thing I'll miss about buying physical discs the game cases artwork, crackin it open the first time its too bad I won't have any this gen....well maybe if there a super sweet collectors edition of Halo5 or whatever. Anyway still with all the conveniences of digital, every game in 1 place and a couple clicks or a voice command away from up and running plus the lack of clutter in a few years will more than make up for it.
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TRD4L1fe  +   176d ago
But wouldnt your harddrive fill up pretty fast if you download every game?
Dusdg  +   176d ago
You can hook up external hard drives to fix that issue. However you will always end up filling it up and needing more space.
DomceM  +   176d ago
you dont need to have every game installed. some SP games you never play again, so you can remove them. if the urge ever hits you can redownload. also use a huge HDD.
SecondSon  +   175d ago
DomceM but some days I just feel like jumping into an old game to play for an hour. With DD I would have to spend an hour just downloading it.
Eonjay  +   175d ago
I prefer the physical case. But I am upgrading the HDD when I get the PS4 to help me deal with all the free games PS+ gives away.
mwjw696  +   175d ago
Most game will let you download/ or install from disk while you are playing the game. I think PS4 has that solution also.

Its a great time to be a gamer!
nukeitall  +   175d ago
You can download part of the game or get an external hard drive.

There is bound to be some snazzy looking external hard drives on the cheap with USB3 connection.
JokesOnYou  +   175d ago
Nah you can delete them and redownload them whenever you like....they are tied to your account. Im not too nostalgic even now I probably only have a 4-5 games rotation between releases then after awhile I get burned out. Really the older I get the less time I have so that rotation is shrinking. Halo3 was one of my favorite games but after 2+ yrs and now with Halo4 I haven't played it in ages so why do I need to keep it on my HDD? I'll have maybe purchased 10 games max by the end of next year always on my X1 HDD just in case but really I dont see the need to keep anymore than 5-6 of the main one I play frequently on my HDD so I'll delete anything I havent played in 6 months...its really easy to manage it that way. Then if I ever get that itch for any old game I'll redownload it....which means even deep into this next gen life cycle before I ever think about buying a external HDD I'll still always likely have at least 50gb free space.
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Anarki  +   175d ago
Just incase you cannot read it once, it's wrote at the top twice just to make sure you know what platform it is. Looks retarded.
donman1  +   175d ago
Plus how would you trade in a downloaded game for store or online credit towards a future purchase? Indie inexpensive games I can see me downloading but not a AAA 2nd or 3rd party game.
ohiostatesman  +   175d ago
The Xbox One cases look absolutely fantastic.
aCasualGamer  +   175d ago
"Xbox one" "Xbox one"

Is it just me or does it seem they made an error when designing the cases?
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   175d ago

I was wondering the exact same thing. It's like a department worked on the plastic cases, another worked on the cover papers. The two didn't talk to each other and thought it was their job to put the "Xbox One" logo on top.

I don't like it.
knockknockannefrank  +   175d ago
and just in case anyone is confused they had to put "xbox one" on the case twice
RJMproductions  +   175d ago
You cannot use a external hard drive with the new consoles this has been confirmed by both companies.
UnHoly_One  +   175d ago
Reading the article is your friend.

"It’s worth mentioning that the final covers won’t have the redundant logo at the top"
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pedrof93  +   176d ago
Just a question, if your accounted gets banned don't you lose all of you games,dlcs,etc ?
zero_gamer  +   176d ago
Your system activation might still work, but you wouldn't re-download any of your content from the Marketplace. Anything left behind will be lost. However if your console fails, there goes all.
Blachek  +   175d ago
If you get banned I hope you lose everything.
pedrof93  +   175d ago

Why ?

I don't play on xbox by the way.
SilentNegotiator  +   175d ago
People have been threatened a ban for having their town listed as "Fort Gay" (an actual town), even if they proved that they were actually from said town.

Why would you wish for people to lose their hard earned games due to any and all bans, blachek? Do you seriously trust Microsoft's staff to make perfect decisions with bans, 100% of the time?
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nukeitall  +   175d ago

So it was threatened, but didn't happen, right?

Besides, how many people are from Fort Gay, which is a pretty gay name.

I don't trust MS staff to make the correct decisions 100% of the time, but I expect them to correct it most of the time after they were alerted to their mistake.

Besides, game discs has it's problems. It wears out the optical drive, which is far more likely to happen than me getting banned. Haven't had a problem all these years.
sincitysir1  +   175d ago
"Pretty gay name" what is this elementary school? Grow up please. Stop using the word gay in a negative way. Thank u.
rainslacker  +   175d ago
Wow...ok to all the immature people.

"The Fort Gay community traces back to 1789, when 11 people established a settlement at the junction of the Tug and Big Sandy rivers, across from what is now Louisa.[1] In 1875, it was chartered as Cassville; though it was simultaneously known as Fort Gay. In 1932, the town's name was officially changed to Fort Gay. There is no evidence as to why the name was changed, there are several prevalent theories: that either the railroad company or post office did not want two Cassvilles on the same route/state (there is another Cassville, West Virginia), or that a Civil War nurse named Gay became synonymous with the town."

Way back then, "gay" meant happy, still does actually, and had nothing to do with homosexuality. Or you could be insulting a Civil War nurse who was respected enough to have a town named after her. Good job guys.

MS part in all this(from the easily found Wikipedia page)

"In 2010, Fort Gay was in the news when a resident of the town had his Xbox Live account suspended for writing "fort gay WV" as his location, as Microsoft has language policies that prohibit references to homosexuality. Microsoft customer service representatives refused to believe that Fort Gay existed, and it took an appeal from Mayor David Thompson and media coverage for the issue to be corrected"

Guess MS couldn't use Bing to look up if there really was a Fort Gay, and required a mayor's intervention and media attention to fix their mistakes. Seems like a lot of work for someone to get MS to fix their mistake. Think of how many people that have issues that will never get noticed.

Purchased content should remain regardless of ban. If they want to prevent you from playing online, so be it. Even if they ban a console for modding, they can ban the console, and future purchases, but anything already purchased should remain. Valve tried to strip people of their games if they didn't agree to an updated TOS. Can any of you tell me that you'd be OK with that if you didn't agree?

DD still isn't perfect, and it's a risk every time you make a purchase because you own nothing.

And nuke, a laser assembly can be easily replaced with a screw driver.

Edit: I will give the benefit of the doubt for now, because it's quite possible purchase content will still be playable with a ban on the live account for online use. I'd imagine MS would still want people purchasing content, and in their defense, it doesn't make good business sense to go on major banning sprees when it comes to software sales.
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DOMination-  +   175d ago
So you'd rather MS didn't care about people being homophobic on xbl then?
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   175d ago
I've had a PS3 since late 2007 and I never got banned once so I wouldn't know.
seedaripper1973  +   175d ago
How can you possibly store games on an external HDD?? the realms for piracy would be enormous..I'm afraid Xbone users are lumbered with 500 GB for life!
cellur111  +   175d ago
The problem with that is that physical copes are always (most of the time) cheaper than the digital ones, unless of course your steam.
itBourne  +   175d ago
Or have PS+
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   175d ago
PS+ indeed. Even if we put the instant game collection aside, the discounts are sometimes cheaper than physical copies. For example, Metro Last Light was 49.99$ with PS+ at launch.

I hope we get more deals like that in the future.
whothedog  +   175d ago
I'm a collector, I collect things.
spunkee311  +   175d ago
Fuck that. I'd rather have physical disc all the way. Won't fill up the Hard Drive. Won't need an external to clutter up my shelf. And most importantly I'll have the game in physical form so i can take to my friends houses if I choose.

The only time I buy digital is for smaller arcade games or if I am forced to because there is no physical option (like Crysis 1 for xbox).

I love artwork, and I display my games like Trophies :). Physical games all the way.
zippycup  +   175d ago
i agree
rainslacker  +   175d ago
Aren't the X1 games still going to install on the HD like before? They just require the disc to be inserted now for verification.
timotim  +   175d ago
You clearly don't understand how things work now...ALL games on both X1 and PS4 REQUIRE you to install them to the HDD. Yes, some games will allow you to play while the rest installs but install it must. This means weather its physical or digital, you're going to be installing them. This is due to the slow read speeds of Blu-Ray and the fact most games will be really high in content. Installing them allows you to run the games faster...better load times etc. If you buy physical copies of next Gen games, it will require the actual disc to be in the tray to validate that you actually have said game and is not simply passing out your copy of Halo to all your friends for them to install and play it too. However, the digital copy bypasses this need. Also, it makes fast switching from game to game possible with voice. If you're playing Halo and want to instantly hop right into Forza, you can do so by just saying "Xbox play Forza 5" and it will instantly switch.
CoLD FiRE  +   175d ago
"Won't need an external to clutter up my shelf." Yet you would rather have physical game discs cluttering up your shelf? SMH!
buynit  +   175d ago
Did i miss some Info? Im not sure about the 360orxb1 but i can't dd a Game into a external hdd on my ds3 i know cause i bought a 1tb for it and after converting it to fat32 i couldn't, i can save games to it but that's it..

Did ms announce you can dl full games into a external hdd? That would be great news since i have been wondering how i will upgrade the hdd once i fill that 500gig...
seedaripper1973  +   175d ago
It won't be done, otherwise you could just buy cheap ex HDDS full of games...i thought you people were smart??
buynit  +   175d ago
Seedairipper... I dont think you have to be a rocket scientist to lock that hdd and games to one console... the exhdd has to be formated and recognised by the console.
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CoLD FiRE  +   174d ago
You can download full games to external drives on the 360 and MS already confirmed it's also the case with the One except there's not going to be a size limit on external HDDs and it will be added through an update after launch.
xtremeimport  +   175d ago
So it says "XBOX ONE" twice?

Who gave the okay for this? the coverart "xboxone" is completely pointless if theyre gonna have it etched right above.

*sorry I jumped to conclusions. I see they say the final versions wont have the double logo. heres hoping!*
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vakarian75  +   175d ago
Didn't they say that the xbox one and ps4 cant use external hard drives.
XboxFun  +   176d ago
Much better, the fact they showed an empty green case was laughable and shouldn't have made it on this site in the first place.
TRD4L1fe  +   176d ago
it was a way to feed the trollolols
MysticStrummer  +   175d ago
Much better indeed. I thought the empty cases looked a little odd but these look cool.
rainslacker  +   175d ago
I saw some display cases and the X1 system/peripheral display at GameStop yesterday. Have to admit....they are really green. The internet pictures do not do justice to how really green everything is for the X1. It really is a spectacle to behold. Take that as a good or bad thing based on your own opinions.
Niv  +   176d ago
Xbox one
Xbox one

Wtf? Xbox 2
sobotz  +   176d ago
I think it means it's exclusive. The COD Ghost's case doesn't have double Xbox One logo. It's weird though
Abriael  +   176d ago
Nope. it's just the store that's lazy. They didn't cut out the top band. The final version of the jacket won't have that, like the COD Ghosts one in the second pic.
andrewsqual  +   176d ago
Those cases in the top pic are DVD aspect ratio boxes meaning they ARE NOT Xbox One cases. Just a place holder in some stores for now. The double Xbox One label at the top is a dead giveaway. This is what they look like http://www.gamestop.ie/Xbox...
Kran  +   176d ago
If they're gonna say it's exclusive, just put "Exclusive" or something on the box.

No need to put the name twice :/
vakarian75  +   175d ago
I would figure the ones with the double xbox one are the real ones because the only one without it is the call of duty ghost box which says promotional display only right in the corner.
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CryofSilence  +   176d ago
Yeah. I hope they don't have the redundant Xbox One logos in the final release.
OldGirl  +   176d ago

Seriously though what is with that? Looks messed up. PS4 cases are not like that.

I would hope those are not final. I really wonder who they pay to make this stuff and how that just slipped by them.

Was the first thing I noticed. It just looks odd.

@Abriael - Could they not have put exclusive or something like that, the PS4 just has Only on Playstation? Also if they cut it won't it show the inside of the case a little like the first images that were shown without the paper in the case?

Don't know why anyone would disagree, if you look at the COD case, you notice it doesn't have that fancier Xbox One emblem at the top of the box like the exclusives. It still looks weird to me, I don't see how cutting the paper would make it look different then, it seems like the sleeve would be too small.

No biggie, wouldn't stop me from buying them just saying it looks weird is all.
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Abriael  +   176d ago
Nah, they'll just be printed in the right size. The second pic with COD Ghosts is more accurate to the final look.
OldGirl  +   176d ago
@Abriael - True. Figured they weren't final.
UbiquitousClam  +   176d ago
Does it really mater. the xbox one cases are green and the ps4 cases are blue, they both look to be the same size.

I wonder what people will find to fight about, should be interesting.
Abriael  +   176d ago
Is it bad that I wish that the PS4 cases had a separate logo at the top as well? I know it's a small detail, but it looks nice lol.

Not "fighting" mind you. What matter most is the game. I just think it's a nice touch.
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Naga  +   176d ago
It's weird how those little details can have such a surprising subconscious effect on the impression. I really like it, too.
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MaverickStar7  +   176d ago
I expected the PS4 cases to be like that until I looked and my shelf and realized they probably wanted to make them look different from the millions of blu-ray movie cases out there.
itBourne  +   175d ago
I love the Blue-ray cases tho lol, I think it may be a way for Sony to separate their games from blu-ray, while also sort of aligning themselves with blu-ray at the same time lol. If that makes sense.
rainslacker  +   175d ago

From what I've seen they're not as transparent as the regular blu-ray cases. They're more akin to a large Vita case with the way it's trimmed and stuff. The actual case is slightly transparent, but still not completely see-through. I haven't compared them side by side, but I'd say the PS4 blue cases are the same blue as the Vita.
Naga  +   176d ago
I know a lot of people don't dig the green cases, but if they're going to go with green, I think they did a pretty nice job with it.

I'm trusting that those covers are placeholders, though, and the final retail versions won't have the redundant "Xbox One" logo beneath the one on the case itself...
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OldGirl  +   176d ago
"I'm trusting that those covers are placeholders, though, and the final retail versions won't have the redundant "Xbox One" logo beneath the one on the case itself..."

Yea I am thinking the same.
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RiPPn  +   176d ago
There's no way they will do the double logo thing. These are either display cases where the jacket didn't take into account the Xbox One logo was already printed on the case, or they plan on removing the Xbox One logo from the case and only have it on first run title which I think is very unlikely at least for a couple years like Sony did with the PS3.
Transporter47  +   176d ago
So regular Blu Ray case but its green and says xbox one instead.
Abriael  +   176d ago
Pretty much. The employee of the store that got the first picture told me that they "feel" slightly thinner.
SKYVVLKR  +   176d ago
They look nice. Kinda bothers me that there are two Xbox One logos. Just looks awkward.
WeAreLegion  +   176d ago
I'm glad they found a use for all those unsold Blu-ray copies of The Incredible Hulk.
NukaCola  +   175d ago

Will we get a booklet this gen. I see many games come with digital manuals now, I wonder if we will lose those paper goodies.
SliceOfTruth888  +   175d ago
O my lord these are clearly mock boxes....i just dont understand people anymore
looks so sexy. I wanna rub all over my..... ooops sorry
Shakengandulf  +   175d ago
Go on......
Veneno  +   175d ago
Xbone game tapes be lookin good.
rammstein91  +   175d ago
why there's twice xbone logo on cover anyway?
Shakengandulf  +   175d ago
Although my pile of games will be nothing but blue, i really like the green cases and green is far from my favourite colour.
rainslacker  +   175d ago
I had nothing against the green, and really the color of the case is pretty silly to decide on a games worth. I just let it slide and said whatever, much like I did for 360's neon green. Then I saw the display at GameStop, was standing next to the manager, and all I could think of was, "Wow...that's really green".(console/periphera l display, cases were just placeholders). Mind you, this was only half the display set up so far. It does grab your attention, I gotta admit that.
S2Killinit  +   175d ago
as much as i like the color green, they look a little awkward. maybe these are fake?
Drainage  +   175d ago
lol green is fucking gross but whatever
ColinZeal  +   175d ago
Agree, that green color destroys a lot of beautiful covers... Christ already MS.
Kyur4ThePain  +   175d ago
Oh, do tell. How do they look? With their eyes?
English out the bloody window.
AKR  +   175d ago
While I do like the creative-flare that the 360-cases had with with the streaks ~ I guess I'm starting to warm up to the rather minimalistic green.

While I still prefer the blue of the PS4 and Wii U cases (biased: I love blue) ~ the XBOX One cases don't look half bad.

Now if only they could at least attempt to give the hardware boxes more eye-candy....
DoggyBiscuit  +   175d ago
Even though I'm not getting a X1 the case look sweet
Nocando  +   175d ago
Ok, now game cases hit over 800 degrees?
Tzunoy  +   175d ago
Looks sharp and clean better than the competition.
Lacarious  +   175d ago
I like how the color is puke green
a_adji  +   175d ago
This is all very sad. I care about how the games look and the machine, I couldn't give 2 sh1ts about the box with or without a sleeve.
fitfox  +   175d ago
does it really need to say xbox one twice at the top? lol, twice goes against the NAME.
DOOMZ  +   175d ago
Very cool!!!
Foxgod  +   175d ago
Look at that, whole rows of exclusives to choose from, its beautiful!
Chrisgamerguy  +   175d ago
Def getting physical games
chinlu  +   175d ago
All these peeps complaining about the double xbox logo confirmed for not reading articles

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