Submitted by ChaosKnight 649d ago | opinion piece

Mass Hysteria Erupts As Xbox One Game Cases Are Revealed To Be Backwards

Hardcore Gamer: Why would they do this? An insane gambit to frighten us away from physical copies? Someone put the instructions for the box making machine in backwards and then just ran with it? A sinister cabal of left handed people looking to confuse us pure, well intentioned righties? Whatever the cause, I'm sure Microsoft is about a week away from being entirely buried by customer complaints. (Xbox One)

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Snookies12  +   649d ago
That messes with my brain... D:
Abash  +   649d ago | Funny
Do I insert the paper with the code or the disc into the console?! Which one is it now?!
gaffyh  +   649d ago
Why??! It's not a problem, just extremely weird.
abzdine  +   649d ago
it's like reading in arabic, needs time to get used to it.
Pogmathoin  +   649d ago
Going to be crashing that right hand alot...
Freedomland  +   649d ago | Funny

Welcome to the next gen.
itBourne  +   649d ago
They could of at least flopped what side the cover is on too, and went total Japanese style.
shoddy  +   648d ago
That's shoddy
Shadow Flare  +   648d ago | Funny
Looks like Microsoft are doing a 180 on everything
starchild  +   648d ago
Lol what the hell has gaming "journalism" come to?
Gozer  +   648d ago
This is the very definition of a "Lame" article.
MRMagoo123  +   648d ago
This may be a waste of time article or what not but i would really like to know what the reason is for the to do this lol I just cant think of anything to explain why they would change it.
ChiaPet  +   648d ago
This is honestly ridiculous. Has it occurred to anyone that all you have to do is take out the paper sleeve and flip it!

It's almost as bad as the diamond shreddies campaaign...
pacosanchez88  +   648d ago
@chiapet that would make the "xbox one" and "microsoft" logos printed on the box upside down on the outside.
SilentNegotiator  +   648d ago
Now there's fixing something that isn't broken.
NAG  +   648d ago
OK, I'm right handed. If you're right handed, go grab a disk and see what you do to open the sleeve and grab the game out. You move your hand under the right side a bit (more center of both sides then anything). Now flip it as MS has and you no longer have to slide your hand over. I guess people that are left handed will not like the added slide of hand that they aren't used to... Haha! Right handlers rejoice!!!
pixelsword  +   648d ago
I think it's so you can pull out your game while you fap at the same time.
UnHoly_One  +   648d ago
NAG beat me to it. He called it for sure.

If you pop the case normally, this leaves the game side of the case already fully supported in your left hand, with your right hand free to grab the disc out.

Agreed that it is sort of "Fixing what isn't broken", but at the same time, I see that they are thinking outside the box (or 'inside' the box in this case, lol) in order to optimize every little thing that they can.

The OCD part of me is going to have a hard time with this, though. lol
dboyc310  +   649d ago
I'm amazed how my brain functions at a psychological level just by starring at it. Lol its weird but nothing drastic. It'll just take some time to get use to just like any "new" that breaks tradition.
FlunkinMonkey  +   649d ago
This is a nightmare for someone with OCD, ha. Not a game breaker for me personally but i guess it's a little strange.
duli14  +   649d ago
Xbox 180 living up to its name I guess lol
aiBreeze  +   649d ago
Yup, it seems fitting for a console that started off backwards. Seems like a really stupid thing to do tbh but not really a big deal.
FITgamer  +   649d ago
At least it matches their logic.
malokevi  +   649d ago | Funny
Preorder cancelled.
starchild  +   648d ago
Black_McGrath  +   649d ago
I think they're really trying to cater to the Japanese market.
MS CEO"If we make the cases look like a manga they'll be sure to buy it!"
MS rep "but, we're in America"
MS CEO " you're fired"
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onyoursistersback  +   649d ago
seriously, i was thinking that it was made this way.

(this is just me) I always open my game cases with my left hand. And will keep holding it with my left, only to reach in and pull out the game with my right hand.

but that's just me....i would never think of MS spending time just to do something so small....???
Mosiac77  +   648d ago
@ the article. Do you have a problem with windows or Mac then? If you see PS4 UI the playstation store is in the opposite side too. That also freak me out. I'm used to seen it at the end of the UI.
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steven83r  +   648d ago
Damn this would suck. But couldn't u just take the insert out and flip the case and put it back in?
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   648d ago
The logo outside on top front is molded into the case, if you did that it would stand upside down on the bottom back... Which I guess is even weirder for those who care enough about the disc being on the "wrong" side inside the case (I personally couldn't care less).
Bzone24  +   648d ago
This may be a little better than it being on the right-hand side.

If you are right handed and open a case, you are holding the left side of the case and take out the disc with your right hand. With these new cases you are supporting the disc side of the case with your left hand now instead of taking the disc out of the unsupported side. That may be what they are going for. Or they are just being different.
ChiaPet  +   648d ago
I'm Sorry but this is just ridiculous. Has it occurred to anyone that all you have to do is take out the sleeve and flip it....

It's like the diamond shreddies joke lol
lex-1020  +   648d ago
Than the Xbox one and Microsoft logos would be upside down which would probably me even more problematic for someone having problems with this.
bessy67  +   648d ago
Don't worry, there's a rather simple fix for this egregious packaging mistake. It can be fixed in 5 easy steps:
1) Take out the slip cover
2) Turn the slip cover over
3) Put the slip cover back
4) ???
5) Profit
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Agent1  +   648d ago
I'll take backward cases over hardware failure any day of the week. Thank you!
admiralvic  +   649d ago
While I want to say this is stupid... I have to say I like my games being on the right side.
ChaosKnight  +   649d ago
The OCD part of my brain is confused and scared.
PoSTedUP  +   649d ago
ughh, yeah i totally had to go open up a regular game case and look at it for a few seconds to cure the fustration.
Blackdeath_663  +   649d ago
OCD part of my brain is also confused and scared at the common misuse of the term OCD
PoSTedUP  +   649d ago
@blackdeath. how did he misuse the psychological disorder OCD?
Visiblemarc  +   649d ago
Yep, I totally get it. Logic tells me: "meh." Yet, part of me doesn't like this for some reason.

I guess it's just a matter of what we're used to.
kneon  +   649d ago
I think this can be solved without a recall or firmware update, just flip it over.
admiralvic  +   649d ago
It can, but then that stuff starts to screw with your head.

Like, you would need to open the case with the box art facing upside down. This will also make the Xbox logo appear wrong when you open it too. Obviously all this stuff can be fixed, but a change like this is just "why?". It's almost as if M$ did so many 180's that they got confused and pulled one on the case too.
kneon  +   649d ago
Is the cover not removable as in most DVD and bluray cases? If so then slip it out and flip it over so you won't be opening it backwards. The only part you can't fix is the logo since it's molded in to the case.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   649d ago
One of the greatest travesties of our time.
Hellsvacancy  +   648d ago
No, it's not as bad as World War Z (movie)
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Enemy  +   649d ago
Even the game cases were rushed. This is the final nail.
DigitalRaptor  +   649d ago
Deal breaker right there. /s

But seriously, the slime green colour already disgusts me. this would really annoy me.
starchild  +   648d ago
Knowing you, DigitalRaptor, you probably have nightmares about the color green.
DigitalRaptor  +   648d ago
Haha, if you say so starchild. I guess when i find myself sitting on my garden lawn I'm sure to wear sunglasses and ensure that I don't come into contact with the ground.

Green is fine. I don't like slime green. Slimer from Ghostbusters freaks me out. #dealwithit.
lex-1020  +   648d ago
This is a bit of military humor but you're slime green comment reminded me of it.

Just skip to 3 minutes and watch/
Majin-vegeta  +   649d ago
tdogchristy90  +   649d ago
Is it possible he just flipped the case and it's upside down?
ChaosKnight  +   649d ago
That's what I thought, but if you check the "Xbox One" font printed on the case, you can see it corresponds to the disc being on the left side.
Dragonborn312  +   649d ago
Please do not be true lol. This is messing with my brain.
MIDNIGHT 21  +   649d ago
till you actually use it ,then it will make sense ,open one of your LAST GEN cases !! lol
ABeastNamedTariq  +   649d ago
My head hurts. Is this The Twilight Zone?
Deividas  +   649d ago
Its not a huge deal or anything...but why....why?
JackB99  +   649d ago
Studies showed that .4% of the discs were damaged when removed from the right side, so they moved them to the left.
Angerfist  +   648d ago
Lmao this must be it
RiPPn  +   649d ago
I like the xbox logo being cut out of the right side, looks real good. And who cares what side the disk is on?
Tiechie  +   649d ago
iceman1346  +   649d ago
i am confused...!
spawn_of_stumpy  +   649d ago
seriously, and this made it in the news... who cares ! so the disc is on the other side. OMFGWTFBBQ the world is gonna end
Hicken  +   648d ago
Cuz it's one of those insignificant things... that had no reason to be changed.

Think about it: going back at least as far as PS1 days(and before, really), games have ALWAYS been on the right side of the case. Movies, music, discs are always on the right side.

And now they just pull a 180 on us?

Really, it's not so much that it's a big deal, but it's still bothersome because of the literal years we've all spent doing things in a different way.

... if you think of it that way, it kinda IS a big deal.
n4gamingm  +   649d ago
ummm is this really a concern
lastofgen  +   649d ago
no, it isn't, but it'll make the news here anyway...
Crazay  +   648d ago
my head hurts...are people really complaining about this?
TotalSynthesisX  +   648d ago
No. Far from it. But then again, this place wouldn't be N4G without the copious amounts of people bitching about a non-issue.
Concertoine  +   649d ago
probably did it to be individual. like how the gamecube cases have the gamecube logo on the bottom of the spine and not the top.
Animal Mutha 76  +   649d ago
Seriously does anyone really give a f*uck about this?

It's a disc. You put it in the console. Job done.
DigitalRaptor  +   649d ago
It does look a bit annoying having the disc on the lightest part of the case that you open. And you can sure as hell expect OCD sufferers to be impacted by this.

It's just a pretty bewildering design choice. How did this get past quality control?
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Nujabes_  +   649d ago
I'm laughing here. I can't believe people are making such a big deal out of nothing. Congratulations.
KillrateOmega  +   649d ago
It's a complete debacle!
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Master-H  +   649d ago
Mind = blown.
Pogue1906  +   649d ago
I would be more concerned about my console melting right in front of me than what side of the case the disk is on. I'm going all digital anyway. i'll file this in the non issue category.
cyclindk  +   649d ago
Quality control... you effed up.
lastofgen  +   649d ago
or maybe they just wanted to change it to this way??
who knows..
cyclindk  +   648d ago
Or maybe... quality control... EFFED... UP!!!


maybe not...

but maybe...
parentoftheyear  +   649d ago
They will change it back.
Enemy  +   649d ago
This is definitely a big concern. If Microsoft doesn't straighten these issues out immediately they're going to lose big time.
lastofgen  +   649d ago
You've said two similar statements in this same comments section. It begs the question, are you being serious??
tokugawa  +   649d ago
it is hard to tell. enemy is one of the webs biggest droids.. so it is possible in his warped version of reality, this will help sony lol
Playstationologist  +   649d ago
This is a better design than having the disc on the right side, for most people. I grab my case and open the front with my left hand and now the disc will be on that side and I can remove or place it better.

What gets me is that they obviously thought of this but still put a weak gpu and ddr3 RAM into the XBone...
nikoado  +   649d ago
Is the "front" cover of the case now on the "top" surface?

Because otherwise the disk would be hanging upside down when the game case is placed flat with the front cover facing up O.o
MIDNIGHT 21  +   649d ago
once you open a case with your left hand ,you can still hold the same side and use your right hand to eject the disk from the case without switching hands ,maybe ? lol
or its just mass hysteria like all things that are apparently not part of the greatness campaign lol wow if sony would have done this it would have been like a total stroke of genius right guys !!!
SilentGuard  +   649d ago
This is telling of MS's stratagy with the Xbone and how they got everything else backwards. Why would they do this? I've been asking that question with most every other aspect of the Xbone.
amnalehu  +   649d ago
All you do is slide the paper cover out and turn it over. problem solved...
christocolus  +   648d ago
Can i still play the games? does this damage the cds?If i can then why are fanboys here again making comments? Oh i forgot how they love to make little ant hills into active volcanoes..
truewittness  +   649d ago
This is old news. IGN's Ryan McCaffrey did an opening of an X1 game case last week and he revealed it then.
Jamiex66  +   648d ago
Yeah, I was shocked when I saw this in the top news stories.
fattyuk  +   649d ago
Microsoft once again pushing the boundaries of innovation!
jgrigs09  +   649d ago
What... People are really upset about this? I'm going to lay down now, from how serious people are taking this..
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