Several new Xbox 360 games are using the "old" style game cases. Could this mean that Microsoft is phasing out the recently redesigned packaging known as the Eco-Box?
One: The eco-box makes should stick around, after all no one can deny the fact that we are entering a part in human history with its population size that we can't continue to just waste resources. Two: The end of the article brought up a good point that you can easily cut out plastic from above and below the disk, to cut it out around the disk, the most important thing needing protection, is a little loony.
I work at EBgames and we've been getting tons of games back with cracks around the inner rim of the disc, and that case is the culprit. The flimsy design means that extra special care has to be taken when removing the disc, or else as you're removing it, the pressure will be distributed along that inner rim, causing cracks.
I'd rather see them put games in cardboard cases, like you see with TV shows on DVD.
The Heavy Rain collector's edition did that here. (EU) Also Shadow of the Colossus on PS2. (EU again)
Nice. If you're gonna be environmentally friendly, you might as well go all the way. I'm sure it's a lot more solid than these eco-boxes, too.
you could do the hard like cardboard netflix box things like you get in the mail?
Why not have boxes of the size of the disk instead; I mean, just like CDs. I don´t get why the boxes have to be cut off the back, when they could just make a smaller, nicer case.
Never had those before, US only?
Thank god, i fucking hate that eco-box shit. It's a waste because they end up breaking and i have to get another to replace it. How the hell is that environmentally friendly.
if companies were so concerned they would use cardboard that is hard enough to wistand time and just have the disc in plasitc sleve with cloth type backing.wots 20% gonna do except say ur doing something for the cause of the enviroment
They should make cases out of corn. I've seen plastic cups that decompose and are compostable because they're made from corn. Apparently after being saturated for months or something they being to deteriorate. I think it would be a good idea because it's not as though your game cases, cd cases, and movie cases stay submerged.
Haha I never heard of that.Sounds like a good idea.
That's a good idea. You would be surprised at the amount of things we can use corn for and help make the environment better just from corn. If we could get the technology, we might start seeing corn energy and resources in the future.
AND U PAY MORE FOR FOOD
And then we can eat it...4 Min. in the micro...Yummi lol
As long as they don't have a problem with humidity or sunlight like decomposable bags do sure. Although i have games that are 2 decades old in my collection so i'm not sure i'd want to worry about that.
Bought 2 360 games recently, Platinum Hits, regular cases. Those "eco" cases look pretty weak.
They are weak and cheap. They break easy too which defeats the purpose of protecting the disc in the first place.
Yea, nowadays you get nothing for your money. Just the game. I know that the game is what matters, but who doesn't enjoy having a nice case? Eco boxes have to go.
should file this news report as "who gives a sh!t". Although I have to admit, the last couple games I've gotten for my 360, which had the "eco-box", were really stuck in the case, and i basically had to rip them off, which probably caused some damage to the inner rim of the games. Great thinkin Robbie Bach...lol
I just go on Ebay and buy a bunch of Old-style 360 cases, and replace them whenever I buy a new game. Cannot stand the Eco-style cases... I applaud them for attempting to do something environmentally friendly, I just don't think they went about it in the right way.
Bring back paper sleeves with the cellophane window /sarcasm
I'm so glad the PS3(to my knowledge) didn't go that route with those cases. Why sacrifice the purpose of a good case, just to have good standings with Captain Planet?
this is why the cult of ecology makes me laugh. they do piddly shit like change the game cases meanwhile chinese manufacturing companies are pumping out toxins like they're going out of style and nobody says a word. these cultists just want to punish the success and standard of living of the civilized world. feel good about doing your part and recycling or using an eco case while on the other side of the world lead and coal is utterly poisoning everyone and everything.
about damn time supid mother earth trying to save its self buy making me suffer with cheap cases damn you mother earth! hopefuly normal cases will teach you and when it come time to leave you cuz we trashed you it will have teached you a good lesson and we wont have to worry cuz the enclave will have saved us at taken us to new earth so we can trash it with our non eco cases
They could just reduce the size of the box, to a standard cd size case. Sony did that when the PS1 came out they had tall cardboard cases, then opted for the a standard plastic cd size case. I don't think having a row of neon green cd size cases would be hard to find in a stack of music cd's. Most people don't even buy cd's any more from what I see.
They can shrink the size of the cases. Just like PlayStation 3 games. Look at them they're smaller then 360, PC or Wii games and they don't have any disadvantages.
good riddance. those 'eco boxes' were all POS. They felt so flimsy it felt like I'd break the cases in half every time I took a game out. Good thing they had a short run.
Good! I hate that dumb box! Looks bad and it is a pain sometimes to get the game out of one of those boxes. I want to save the environment but not this way. They will come out with another box down the way that will try to save plastic also. Let's just hope it does a better job than these.
Where they ever used? Not here in the UK anyway, I've never seen one of those cases before.
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