#1 Posted by m1k3 (1338 posts) -

Well i just got SC4 today, and i found myself trying to remove the shrink wrap without ripping it. I seem to do it for every new game i get... So how do you guys remove the shrink wrap?

#2 Posted by EndlessMike (518 posts) -

I quit being OCD and use a knife.

#3 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3063 posts) -

I just get in there any way I can.

#4 Posted by Strife88 (225 posts) -

I just open it and if it sticker looks like it's goin to stick, I just use a knife.

#5 Posted by Shocker (2339 posts) -
Oriental_Jams said:
"I just get in there any way I can.
"
That's what i do. Why do you care about not ripping the shrink wrap if you are just going to throw it away? That is if you throw it away.
#6 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -
Oriental_Jams said:
"I just get in there any way I can.
"
Exactly.
#7 Posted by LiquidPrince (16156 posts) -

Carefully...

#8 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

I always carry this special needle like pocket knife. Helps on sooo many occasions. Need a toothpick? got it. Need to carve something into a tree or wall? done. Want to make a whole in a bag/couch? easy. Want to open games without damaging em? like pie. Oh and its great in those occasions where you want to poke someone... or kill them. You know.

#9 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -
Sentry said:
"I always carry this special needle like pocket knife. Helps on sooo many occasions. Need a toothpick? got it. Need to carve something into a tree or wall? done. Want to make a whole in a bag/couch? easy. Want to open games without damaging em? like pie. Oh and its great in those occasions where you want to poke someone... or kill them. You know.
"
S-s-shank!
#10 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

I just tear it right off.

#11 Posted by MikeSTER (20 posts) -

I stab that Microsoft seal with a key and laugh manically

#12 Posted by DarkArmada (132 posts) -

The shrink-wrap comes off like a band-aid - one quick pull and it's off... ;)

#13 Posted by Jonathan (659 posts) -

With my teeth usually. I'm serious.

#14 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -
Jonathan said:
"With my teeth usually. I'm serious.
"
Doesn't that hurt? At all?
#15 Posted by FalseDeity (229 posts) -

I use a knife and cut around the edges of the lid on the box.

Don't normally do this for games, but I do it for hardware in case I need to return it.

#16 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
twenty0ne said:
"Jonathan said:
"With my teeth usually. I'm serious.
"
Doesn't that hurt? At all?
"

Well it's just paper plastic. :S
#17 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -
Sentry said:
"twenty0ne said:
"Jonathan said:
"With my teeth usually. I'm serious.
"
Doesn't that hurt? At all?
"

Well it's just paper plastic. :S
"
But, I'd probably accidentally chomp down on the game too...
#18 Edited by I_smell (3925 posts) -

I chomp off a third of the entire box, it usually fucks up the manual but whatever.

#19 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -
I_smell said:
"I chomp off a third of the entire box.
"
LOL
I just pick open a corner and then tear the plastic off.
#20 Posted by elbow (368 posts) -

With a hammer of course...

#21 Posted by Psynapse (1064 posts) -
Sentry said:
"I always carry this special needle like pocket knife. Helps on sooo many occasions. Need a toothpick? got it. Need to carve something into a tree or wall? done. Want to make a whole in a bag/couch? easy. Want to open games without damaging em? like pie. Oh and its great in those occasions where you want to poke someone... or kill them. You know.
"

Hahaha, that is full of win right there people ;)
#22 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

AHAHA- How the hell do you open anything with a hammer?

#23 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

Stick a knife into the Microsoft seal on the side and then peel the plastic and the sticker off.

#24 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

I can't believe the number of people that need a knife for this, what's wrong with you guys?

#25 Posted by RJ (124 posts) -

There's that kind of cross section on the top of the game that I usually can dig underneath with a fingernail. Once I open up that flap a little bit I can usually just rip off the plastic easily from there. Worst things to open are stuff inside those rock solid plastic covers that are perma sealed.

#26 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2542 posts) -

Just peel the plastic off starting at the top where it crisscrossing.

#27 Edited by VibratingDonkey (887 posts) -

I gently rip and tear the top of it wide open and ferociously pull the game out from its enclosed suffering in one single triumphant movement whilst roaring like a wild man.

#28 Posted by TurboMan (7724 posts) -

PS3 games don't have the sticker over the case :)

#29 Posted by Iszdope (48 posts) -

I just rip right into it.  Do make sure I get a good whiff once I've opened her though.  Love that new game smell.

#30 Posted by Cynical_M (383 posts) -

I use my nail on the top of the box...and proceed to rip...

#31 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -
I_smell said:
"I can't believe the number of people that need a knife for this, what's wrong with you guys?
"
When I have a new game, I dont wanna mess around, I wanna play the game.
#32 Posted by Vyse_Legends (417 posts) -

Very strategically and carefully.

#33 Posted by Colonel_Cool (808 posts) -

I use an industrial grade metal cutting laser.

#34 Posted by Bennyishere (1685 posts) -

On the top and bottom you can grab some plastic and rip it off. It's easy from there on.

#35 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

I attack it like a deranged animal.

#36 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -
Oriental_Jams said:
"I just get in there any way I can.
"
Same.
#37 Posted by Trickster (60 posts) -

I use a scalpel to easily cut of the thin layer of plastic wrapping. Easy and quick.

#38 Posted by Darth_Tater (72 posts) -

Fingernail cleaner, usually one attached to some fingernail clippers.

Keep the smooth side down, angle the clippers up and create a gap big enough to rip the whole thing off with my hands.

#39 Posted by Sworddragonbane (5 posts) -

Xacto knife ftw.

#40 Posted by PaperPlain (243 posts) -

I use a key to tear the shrink wrap. Or my teeth if I'm really eager(Resident Evil 4).

#41 Posted by MagusMaleficus (1048 posts) -

Answer: carefully.