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10 Best Box Cover Art of 2009

NoBSGamers wrote: "Last year we did the best box cover art of 2008. Many people didn't agree with our selection, but we didn't really care either way. So, now we have the Best Box Cover Art of 2009!"

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SKUD5278d ago

April fools in January?. *cough* Too bold *cough*.

jhooty145278d ago

Happy New Year to all my fellow gamers!!!

headwing455277d ago

whats so great about the ODST box... looks like evry other halo box exept without the master chef

deadlyliquidxxx5278d ago

maybe infamous should be on it but nothing else

dgroundwater5277d ago

AC2 and Borderlands are great. The others don't really blow me away... :I

BaSeBaLlKiD7215278d ago (Edited 5278d ago )

My personal choice is Killzone 2. Just with the Helghast staring you down, threatening you to buy the game.

gersh5278d ago

DJ Hero cover is too much for me. And the doll face on the Saw cover takes up way too much space and makes me want to look somewhere else. And Assasins Creed 2 cover is boring.

ndibu5278d ago

Gees give it a rest will ya? Thats such a bubble approval seeking comment. Why not finish it up with i love ps3 letterhead and the box it comes in? Its a great game, best of the generation but the box art is not mind blowing

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Most Offensive Video Games That Would Never Cut It Today

Times are changing, and these games would have never been made in today's climate.

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thorstein87d ago (Edited 87d ago )

Every single time someone uses this phrase whether it's music, movies, books, comics, video games, etc it's always the same claim.

The ubiquitous "they" won't allow it to be made. And every decade these claims are made the claimant completely ignores all the "offensive" material that is published when the claim is made.

In ten years, you can write a new article about how you can't make games like Helldivers 2, Resident Evil VIII, Mortal Kombat I, Dragon's Dogma 2, Alan Wake 2 etc etc etc any more.

MrBaskerville86d ago

Yeah, people wouldn't be constantly outraged if there weren't games that people found enraging. The whole SBI discourse shit wouldn't be a thing if all games were inoffensive. A game like Starfield can make a guy froth at his mouth, so there will always be room for a list like this.

0hMyGandhi86d ago

Normally, I'd be inclined to agree with you, but there are massive caveats.
TV shows like Venture Bros, Ren and Stimpy, and Aqua Team wouldn't/couldn't be made today. Hell, Ren and Stimpy was a *children's* show, same thing with Rocko's Modern Life.

It's not for some arbitrary reason, either. It's branding and IP alignment. Companies are far more risk-averse than they were when I was kid in the 90's. Of course, you have companies coming out of the woodwork to hell spur on similar content, but remember: Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon and some incredibly provocative material.

And for movies? it's pretty obvious. American Pie/Wedding Crashers/Eurotrip among many other "raunch coms" have fallen out of style, and are absolutely outside what the modern day film industry is willing to stand by.
Ace Ventura 1 and 2, Dumb and Dumber, Freddy Got Fingered, Rat Race, Harold and Kumar, and Van Wilder follow suit.

Remember: I am not explicitly talking about films put onto streamers. I am talking wide-releases in actual theaters. Same thing goes for games: Carmageddon, Duke Nukem, Manhunt, Six Days In Fallujah (with their original concept), Hatred, and so on and so forth. Of course, I'd be inclined to mention most tactical shooters like Rainbow Six and Joint Ops as well, due to cultural sensitivity regarding *who* you are shooting and why.

And not all of it is bad (obviously). Tastes change, and perspectives change to fit the demographic.
I should add that I'm a lefty, living in L.A. Working in film.