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Old 05-21-06, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default DVD style game boxes

According to ign to IGN they are changing the style of game boxes:

http://pc.ign.com/articles/709/709462p1.html

This confused me as I've been getting my games in DVD cases for 4 years or more? Is this a USA thing only?
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Old 05-21-06, 01:48 PM   #2
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In the US many PC titles still are shipped in DVD Sized Cardboard Boxes, not actual DVD Cases.
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Old 05-21-06, 01:55 PM   #3
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Yeah all of my games are in small cardboard boxes or double wide dvd style cases (they are roughly the size of the cardboard ones) but the two I ordered from the UK are both in normal DVD cases. Flatout and Crashday.
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Old 05-21-06, 02:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: DVD style game boxes

Yeah, it's been like that since 2000ish I think. Real space savers if you ask me.
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Old 05-21-06, 03:45 PM   #5
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Maybe it's the grey horizontal lines at the top of the box that is new?
I mean: plastic DVD-boxes for games has been around for years now. I've not seen carboard boxes for a long, long time.
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Old 05-21-06, 04:25 PM   #6
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Just had a quick rumage and found 5 games from 2001 and they all are in plastic DVD boxes so I guess I've been used to this for the last 5 years.

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This is probably only related to the US. There are very few (if any) PC games that come in slim DVD boxes here.
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Old 05-21-06, 05:16 PM   #8
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All mine are Dvd cases, but when I went to New York and bought Ghost Recon, I was suprised they were still using boxes! You do feel like your getting more for your money though,
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Yeah I like the boxes. DVD cases take up a little less room but I just really like boxes for games. Probably just remembering that old feeling of opening up a PC game box way back in the day. It doesnt feel the same with a plastic case.

Its a shame they are doing away with them. Im glad I kept most of mine
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havent seen an box for ages here in Sweden
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My first paper box in years was FEAR (5 CD version) that a friend from the US has sent me.
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havent seen an box for ages here in Sweden
The only ones I have are Dungeon keeper 2, simon the sorcerer 2 and stuff like that.
In a way I´ve been missing the old cardbord boxes, nicer to look at, manuals and stuff in them, not that Im much for reading manuals tho..
On the other hand the DVD cases are alot easier to store and take alot less space so they are prolly better in the end anyway..
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