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  • Paper slips vs. double-wide DVD Cases

    Ok Everyone:

    What the hell is going on with software packaging? Why don't they ship games (CD or DVD) in jewel cases anymore? For the longest time, software came in easy to categorize jewel cases with readable spines and pretty pictures on them. Then, mainly once games started being sold in the new smaller, dvd-sized boxes (as opposed to the old gi-normous boxes), they stop putting the discs in jewel cases.

    Now, they come in either the double-wide DVD cases, which take up a lot of room, but otherwise aren't bad (because you can fit lots in there: 5-6 game CDs, big thick manuals, etc) or they ship the game in paper slips which are hard to categorize and you have to elastic them all together and they just don't look nearly as good as either of the other two options (DVD or jewel cases). On top of that, I'm always paranoid of someone burning a music CD and tossing it into a paper slip for transport which just happens to have my HL2 key on it...

    Personally, I am voting for the double-wide DVDs. While I would prefer the old jewel cases, for acheiving a good balance between ease of categorization and compactness of form, the DVD cases will do in a pinch. Those paper slips are just awful.

    Boo! No Paper Slips! No Paper Slips!

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    Re: Paper slips vs. double-wide DVD Cases

    Well, I don't know if anyone here can start a boycott, but I like the DVD cases myself. All the CDs I get in paper sleeves are scratched now. I like to put them in an empty CD tower. It works for me, but whatever, all the new games play without the CD in the comp anyway.

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    • #3
      Re: Paper slips vs. double-wide DVD Cases

      I got a Sam's Club out here and they have the thin DVD size cases but they are thin. Works great for the loose cd's.


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      • #4
        Re: Paper slips vs. double-wide DVD Cases

        Caselogic ftw!

        BTW, you can NOT fit a "big thick manual" in a jewel case or DVD case... I'm so glad to see that Sid Meier still believes in a real game manual. I'd rather have that then some CD case any day!
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        • #5
          Re: Paper slips vs. double-wide DVD Cases

          Screw second-hand cases, it's all about DVD cases.

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          • #6
            Re: Paper slips vs. double-wide DVD Cases

            Originally posted by CingularDuality
            BTW, you can NOT fit a "big thick manual" in a jewel case or DVD case... I'm so glad to see that Sid Meier still believes in a real game manual. I'd rather have that then some CD case any day!
            Well, when I say "big, thick manual", I'm thinking about an Age of Empires III size manual.

            The Civ IV manual? Which volume? Sid Meier games (at least the ones I have) tend to have huge volumes of information...far more than your average game.

            I use caselogic to organize a lot of my CDs...but it doesn't neatly handle the CD Key being stuck to a paper slip.

            Yeah, I understand I can always just chop up the paperslip and stick the CD key somewhere secure, but this was never intended to be a super serious thread to begin with.

            No Paper Slips! No Paper Slips! No Paper Slips! Everybody now!

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            • #7
              Re: Paper slips vs. double-wide DVD Cases

              I hate paper slips!!! I think all games should come in double-wide DVD cases and that's final.
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              • #8
                Re: Paper slips vs. double-wide DVD Cases

                Originally posted by Diceman
                but it doesn't neatly handle the CD Key being stuck to a paper slip.
                I have a text file with all my CD keys in it. I also have a secure backup, because I tend to get regularly screwed by windows to the point of having to reinstall. It's pretty easy to alt+tab between the cd key screen and the text file. Some games / apps even let you copy & paste.

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